Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
BROCKWAY â€“Â The 11th annual UAVSL Senior Girls and Senior Boys soccer games were held at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway on Saturday.
The games give area senior soccer players a final chance to play alongside some of their teammates as well as to play both with and against some of the familiar foes they faced throughout their high school careers. Several players from both St. Marys Area High School and Elk County Catholic High School competed in both games.
Unionâ€™s second win over Ridgway this season equaled the first playoff win in Golden Knights football history.
A late defensive stand by the Golden Knights helped Union preserve an 18-14 win over Ridgway in the quarterfinals of the District 9 Class A football playoffs Friday night at Memorial Field in Ridgway.
â€śItâ€™s a relief,â€ť Union coach Dave Louder said. â€śWe may have had better teams but weâ€™ve never had this family-style team. These guys are behind each other 100 percent. Itâ€™s just great to get that monkey off our back and we got to prepare for Brockway.â€ť
The Ridgway boys golf team was honored with a banquet Thursday night at Laurel Mill Golf Club.
Head coach Eric Herzing expressed appreciation to the parents and the booster club along with assistant coaches Denny McMahon, Dave Zawatski and Jerry Stenta.
The Ridgway varsity volleyball team was honored with a banquet Tuesday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway varsity head coach Janet Redmond handed out awards and named Bridgette Woodford as the teamâ€™s MVP.
The Ridgway junior varsity volleyball team was honored with a banquet Tuesday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
JV head coach Robin Barclay expressed appreciation to her family and spoke about the life lessons to be taught with sports.
"We started out the season with five sophomores, five freshman and two juniors," Barclay said. "I believe sports can teach some real life lessons. As coaches, Janet and I try to highlight those as they come up."
COCHRANTON â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders saw their season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to the Maplewood Lady Tigers in the opening round of the PIAA Class A volleyball playoffs. A number of parents and fans also made the trek to Cochranton High School to cheer on the Lady Crusaders.
The Ridgway soccer programs were honored with a banquet Monday night at the Ridgway Area High School cafeteria.
The boys soccer, girls soccer and junior high soccer programs were all honored. Each team had a scholar-athlete award recipient. The boys soccer scholar-athlete was Bryce Dias and the girls soccer scholar-athlete award winner was Rachel Smith. The junior high soccer scholar-athlete award winner was Anna Cristini.
Rachel Guyer of Ridgway finished as a state medalist after an eighth-place finish at the 2014 PIAA Cross Country Championships held on Saturday at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey.
It drew runners from across the state, including both the Elk County Catholic High School girls' and boys' squads and four runners from St. Marys Area High School.
Guyer finished eighth in a time of 19:40.
EMPORIUM â€“ One team, one mission, one AML championship.
Ridgway football captured its first Allegheny Mountain League championship since 1993 with a 28-21 win over Cameron County in the AML Championship Game Friday night at Cameron County High School.
Elk County Catholic is wasting little time in advancing through the District 9 volleyball playoffs.
ECC made it two sweeps in a row in the playoffs with a 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-13) victory over Curwensville Thursday night in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal match held at Elk County Catholic High School.