Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
A year ago, Ridgway Area High School junior Angela DeAngelo took part in the school's powder puff game.
It piqued her interest for kicking with the varsity team and DeAngelo just completed her first season as the extra point kicker for the Ridgway Elkers.
Ridgway football was honored with a banquet Friday night at The Royal Inn.
Assistant coach Rick Viglione awarded the scholar-athlete award to Ridgway senior Joe Jaques.
Chet Gardner also honored the four seniors that have been with the Ridgway football program since they were nine years old and playing with the Rockets. Those four are Cortland Smith, Zac McKnight, Brett Himes and Logan Wickett.
BRADFORD â€“Â Port Allegany quarterback Matt Bodamer put on an impressive show Friday night as he rushed for 122 yards and threw for 309, leading the top-seeded and undefeated Gators to a 48-7 rout of the Elk County Catholic Crusaders in a District 9 semi-final contest at Parkway Field in Bradford.
The Gators led all the way, racking up a 21-0 lead before the Crusaders were able to score their lone touchdown midway through the second quarter. Port responded with 27 unanswered points in the second half to come away with the victory.
According to Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Director Aaron Straub, 237 students at the high school and middle school levels participated in the fall 2012 season for ECCHS athletics. He added that about 57 coaches worked with those athletes for to prepare them for around 200 athletic contests held from August through November. Two of the school's fall sports teams-- varsity football and cheerleading-- are still competing and have not yet wrapped up their seasons.
Ridgway boys golf head coach Dave Zawatski recently recapped the team's season at Ridgway's annual banquet.
Ridgway had a number of accomplishments this season. The team was 13-1, won the AML [Allegheny Mountain League] championship and won the Elk County Golf Tournament for the first time.
Ridgway girls soccer lost 2-1 to Curwensville in the D-9 semifinal Thursday night at DuBois High School.
Johnsonburg volleyball honored six seniors before a 3-0 loss to Elk County Catholic Thursday night.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders lost 6-0 to Brockway in the District 9 soccer quarterfinal Wednesday night.
Ridgway girls soccer won their playoff opener by a 6-1 score over Clarion Tuesday.
Ellie Woodford, left and Katie Oknefski were honored before Ridgway's volleyball match against Kane.