Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
The Ridgway soccer teams were honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway girls soccer finished with a 15-2-1 record this season and entered the District 9 playoffs as the No. 2 seed. Ridgway faced Brookville in the first round of the playoffs, a team Lady Elker head coach Greg Maddalena said he had never beaten before. Ridgway won 1-0 in overtime as Caitlin Viglione scored the game-winning goal.
NEW BETHLEHEM â€“ There weren't many defensive stands Friday night but a Redbank Valley stand has the Bulldogs moving on.
A Nick Shoemaker interception in the final minute preserved a 31-26 win over Ridgway Friday night at Redbank Valley High School.
The Ridgway boys golf team was honored with a banquet Monday evening at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
The Elkers finished the season with a 13-0 record and finished the season with multiple championships. Ridgway finished as the AML champions, Elk County champions and District 9 team champions.
Runners from both Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Area High School traveled to Hershey on Saturday to take part in the 2013 PIAA State Cross Country Championships at the Parkview Cross Country Course.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team advanced to the PIAA Class A Tournament by taking second place in Saturday's District 9-A Final Four held at the St. Marys Area High School.
Elk Catholic reached the finals of Saturday's tournament by defeating Oswayo Valley in the semifinals 3-0 (25-18, 25-1 and 25-13). In the finals Elk met top seeded Clarion. The Lady Bobcats defeated ECC in three 25-22, 25-16 and 25-20.
Ridgway football has had the motto of "One Team" since the start of this season with the new co-op between Ridgway and Johnsonburg.
Now that one team has clinched one of eight Class A playoff berths.
The Elkers defeated St. Joseph's Catholic Academy 13-0 Friday night at Memorial Field in Ridgway to seal Ridgway's first playoff berth since the 2006 season.
The Lady Elkers had the advantage in shots, scoring chances and kept the ball in DCC's end for much of Tuesday's playoff game against the Lady Cardinals.
DuBois Central Catholic had the advantage in the most important stat at the end of the night, most goals scored.
A Maddie Meyers goal with three minutes left in the second half gave DuBois Central Catholic the lead and ultimately the win as the Lady Cardinals advanced past Ridgway with a 2-1 victory Tuesday night at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway in the District 9 Class A girls soccer semifinals.
An impressive run by members of the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader cross country team gave the squad the edge over North Clarion on Saturday in Ridgway as ECC used a 1-point advantage to claim the girls' District 9 Class A team title.
Ridgway football still has a shot at the District 9 playoffs.
Ridgway kept their playoff hopes alive with an 8-0 win over Smethport Friday night to move to 4-5 on the season on Senior Night.
"We have another shot next week and again, we control our own destiny," Heindl said. "This week, the kids came to practice hard, focused. We fixed a lot of things. It wasn't pretty in the first half offensively but the second half, to take nine minutes off the clock on that first drive and seal the deal, what a great job by our team."
The Lady Elkers avenged an earlier loss and won in the seniorsâ€™ final home game.
Not a bad way to end the 2013 volleyball season.
Ridgway volleyball won 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-14) over Sheffield Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School on Senior Night.