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June 11th

Rams advance to PIAA final

June 12, 2013

HOMER CITY – Johnsonburg's school year may have ended over a week ago but the Rams' success in the PIAA playoffs this season sure hasn't.
Johnsonburg advanced to the PIAA Class A championship game with an 8-1 win over WPIAL champion California in the PIAA semifinals Tuesday night at First Commonwealth Bank Field in Homer City.

June 7th

Johnsonburg baseball on to state's final four

June 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY – It was an extra special winning moment for Quinn Luhr in the PIAA quarterfinal.
After keeping Johnsonburg baseball even with Bishop McCort, Luhr's RBI single in the bottom of the 11th helped the Rams to a 7-6, 11-inning victory over the Crushers Thursday at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field in Punxsutawney.
The win means there will be a new state champion in Class A baseball as Bishop McCort took the title for the 2012 season.

June 3rd

Rams advance to PIAA quarterfinals

June 3, 2013

BUTLER – Johnsonburg is making quite a habit of winning in the PIAA playoffs.
After a run to the state title game in basketball earlier this year, Johnsonburg baseball is no exception as the Rams won their PIAA playoff opener 5-0 over Western Beaver Monday afternoon at Pullman Park in Butler.
Johnsonburg will now play District 6 champion Bishop McCort Thursday in the PIAA quarterfinals with a game site and time yet to be announced.
Johnsonburg starting pitcher Cole Peterson was dominant as he struck out 14 Western Beaver hitters in the complete game shutout.

May 30th

Crusaders win district baseball title

May 30, 2013

ST. MARYS – Timely hitting from Elk County Catholic's bottom of the order helped put the Crusaders back at the top in District 9 baseball.
Elk County Catholic used six combined hits from the No. 8 and No. 9 hitters in the batting order to hold off Johnsonburg 10-7 in the District 9 Class A baseball championship game Thursday afternoon at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
"Johnsonburg never quits," Elk County Catholic coach Father Eric Vogt said. "That's why they were the No. 1 seed. They played good baseball. They gave everything they had."

May 29th

Rams advance to D-9 title game

May 29, 2013

ST. MARYS – Johnsonburg baseball had another comeback in them to give the Rams at least two more games in their season.
The Rams rallied from a 3-0 deficit to force extra innings and then won it in the bottom of the eighth with a run for a 4-3 victory over Cranberry Wednesday afternoon at Berwind Park of St. Marys.

May 27th

Benninger wins silver medal in triple jump

May 27, 2013

SHIPPENSBURG – Johnsonburg triple jumper Gabbi Benninger finished a co-silver medalist for Johnsonburg track and field after completion of the second day of the PIAA Track and Field Championships Saturday at Shippensburg University.
Benninger tied for second with her jump of 36-9.5. Kayla Caruso of Montoursville also jumped 36-9.5. Lanae Newsome of Brookville won the state championship in triple jump with her mark of 39-6.75. Newsome is the state record-holder in triple jump with her mark of 40-3.5 set last year at the state meet. Newsome will be graduating this year.

May 24th

Herbstritt places fifth in javelin.

May 24, 2013

SHIPPENSBURG – Johnsonburg track and field opened competition at the first day of the PIAA Track and Field championships held at Seth Grove Stadium on the campus of Shippensburg University.

May 23rd

Rams advance to D-9 baseball semifinals

May 23, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg baseball is back in the district semifinals.
The Rams had timely hitting and a strong starting pitching effort to win 3-0 over Coudersport in the District 9 Class A baseball quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
Cole Peterson struck out 10 for the Rams in a complete game effort. Coudersport had three hits against the junior pitcher.

Rams advance to D-9 baseball semifinals

May 23, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg baseball is back in the district semifinals.
The Rams had timely hitting and a strong starting pitching effort to win 3-0 over Coudersport in the District 9 Class A baseball quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
Cole Peterson struck out 10 for the Rams in a complete game effort. Coudersport had three hits against the junior pitcher.

May 21st

Elkers down A-C Valley in playoffs

May 22, 2013

EMLENTON – It was a pitching tour de force by Ridgway starting pitcher Josh Mitchell against A-C Valley.
Mitchell struck out 17 A-C Valley hitters and allowed just one hit as Ridgway won 3-0 in the first round of the District 9 Class A baseball playoffs Tuesday afternoon.
"I just want to thank my teammates," Mitchell said. "Ben (MacDonald) called a great game. It also helped for us scoring runs too in the fifth inning. I probably wouldn't have momentum and adrenaline to finish up."

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