Archive - Dec 2013 - Sports Article
ST. MARYS â€“ One tournament championship wasn't enough for the Johnsonburg Rams this weekend.
After claiming the Elk County Tournament championship Friday night, Johnsonburg won the EQT Energy Classic Saturday night with a 74-54 victory over Bridgeport out of West Virginia in the boys championship game at St. Marys Area High School.
ST. MARYS â€“ The accolades keep coming for Johnsonburg boys basketball.
The Rams claimed the Elk County Holiday Tournament for the second straight year with a 64-43 win over Elk County Catholic Friday night at St. Marys Area High School.
"It is very special," Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. "I know the seniors, they end the career here in the holiday tournament as a winner. It's always special."
Johnsonburg advances to play Bridgeport (WV) tonight at 8 p.m. for the EQT Energy Classic championship at St. Marys Area High School.
Ridgway boys basketball extended their winning streak to four with a 58-49 victory over Central Mountain Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto looked at this game with the Wildcats with some concern as Central Mountain is a Quad-A school in boys basketball.
"They're so physical and I knew they were going to be physical coming in and they always have shooters," Allegretto said.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Johnsonburg wrestling lost 54-24 to Coudersport in dual meet action Thursday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Just four matches were wrestled on the mat between the two teams. Johnsonburg won two matches by forfeit while Coudersport took seven bouts via forfeit.
Coudersport won by forfeit at 113 pounds as Trever Olney had his hand raises. There was no match at 120 pounds. Chris Kennedy of Johnsonburg won by forfeit at 126 pounds and Andrew Fry did the same for the Falcons at 132 pounds. Nick Ragosta took a forfeit victory for Coudersport at 138 pounds.
Ridgway boys basketball won their third straight game as the Elkers downed Brookville 51-26 Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway (4-1) set the tone early with a 9-0 run to start the game. Josh Roselli opened the game with a field goal 40 seconds in and Jeremy Breier followed with a short shot at the 5:57 mark for a 4-0 lead. After Roselli split a pair of free throws, he made consecutive field goals to up the Ridgway lead to 9-0 with 4:15 left in the opening quarter and prompting a Brookville timeout.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The much-anticipated rematch between two of the top five ranked teams in Pennsylvania Class A basketball didn't disappoint.
Lincoln Park would win the rematch with Johnsonburg 77-59 Tuesday night in front of an overflow crowd at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Lincoln Park came into the game ranked No. 2 in the state while Johnsonburg was ranked fifth.
The third quarter proved decisive for Clarion-Limestone in a 58-26 victory over Ridgway Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Things looked promising for Ridgway at halftime as the two teams were tied at 14-all. The Lady Lions then turned the game in their favor quickly, scoring eight quick points in the first two minutes. Megan Kelley and Abby Mellottz opened with quick field goals for Clarion-Limestone. After another Lady Lion hoops, Alissa Burns would score on a layup for a 22-14 lead.
A strong second quarter spurred Ridgway boys basketball on to a 46-25 victory Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Curwensville led 10-6 over Ridgway at the end of the first quarter. Neither team did much on offense in the first four minutes of the second quarter as Ridgway mustered four points and Curwensville was shut out to leave the score tied at 10-all with 3:52 left. A MacDonald field goal with 5:04 left broke a 7:26 scoring drought for Ridgway and two free throws from Jeremy Breier tied the game at 10.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 62-31 victory over the visiting Johnsonburg Ramettes on Wednesday evening at ECCHS.
"We played a pretty good game tonight after playing pretty poorly against Kane (on Monday)," said ECCHS head coach Ken Pistner. "We started off a little slow again, but I thought our defensive pressure was really good and our rebounding was good tonight."
ECC led 15-7 after the first quarter, 31-18 at the half, and 43-24 after three.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 55-4 to Port Allegany Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway opened the game with the lead as Kiersten Hinton would score on a layup just 11 seconds in to give Ridgway a 2-0 lead.
Port Allegany would take the lead for good a minute later. After a free throw, Becca Lathrop would nail two free throws of her own to give the Lady Gators a 3-2 lead. Port Allegany would score 15 unanswered points in the first quarter before Ridgway's Elizabeth Kemick added a bucket in the pain with 1:04 left in the first quarter.