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April 13th, 2014
The Johnsonburg boys track and field team took part in the Kane Invitational held Saturday.
Johnsonburg finished 12th in the team standings with 18 points. Kane was the overall boys team champion with 108 points. Punxsutawney was second with 72 points and Elk County Catholic took third with 48 points. Brookville finished fourth at 44 points and Oswayo Valley placed fifth with 42 points.
CJ Herbstritt was the javelin winner for Johnsonburg with a throw of 159-6. Teammate Eric Bevacqua was fifth with a mark of 145-1.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Single runs in the fifth and sixth inning broke a 2-2 deadlock as Redbank Valley defeated Johnsonburg 4-2 in softball action Thursday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
Redbank Valley (2-2) was the Class AA runner-up last season.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg baseball is the defending state champion in Class A baseball as recognized by the PIAA, at least on paper.
That's the only comparison, Johnsonburg head coach Jeff Peterson wants to make about last year's team and this year's team, comprised of only four starters back.
Ridgway baseball will feature a majority of younger players as the team enters the 2014 season.
Ridgway lost its season opener to ECC 5-3.
The Elkers finished last season 10-8 and advanced past A-C Valley in the first round of the District 9 playoffs with a 3-0 victory. It was the first playoff win for Ridgway since the 2009 season. Ridgway then lost to ECC in the second round of the playoffs by a 6-3 score.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The first year of a cooperative sports agreement between Johnsonburg and Ridgway for softball has thus far proven fruitful with a handful of wins to start the season.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The numbers keep growing for Johnsonburg track and field and so does the success.
Johnsonburg heads into the 2014 season off a season which saw the teams improve.
Johnsonburg varsity head coach Rene Wenner said around 50 are out for the varsity squads with near 40 on the junior high teams. Wenner said she has been pleased with the consistently growing numbers.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg boys tennis features a mix of new and returning players entering the 2014 season.
The Rams have just six players on the team as of the preseason. Nate Field, Tyler Martonik and Mason Walters are the returning players on the team while Brenden Dauber, Pranay Medapally and Zane Hodgdon are newcomers.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg track and field hosted Oswayo Valley and Port Allegany in a tri-meet Wednesday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
The Johnsonburg girls swept the meets. Johnsonburg won 113-29 over Oswayo Valley and 113-35 over Port Allegany.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg rebounded from an opening loss to Smethport with a 10-3 win over Kane Wednesday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
"A little more life [yesterday]," Johnsonburg coach Jeff Peterson said. "I think the younger kids, I think they were really nervous [Tuesday], not that they weren't [yesterday]. It's a work in progress. Cole threw real well. We had a couple errors, I don't think they had an earned run again."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramettes overmatched a young Kane Lady Wolves squad Wednesday afternoon in a 12-2 five-inning game at Knothole in Johnsonburg.
The Ramettes, comprised of student athletes from both Ridgway and Johnsonburg in the first year of a cooperative sports agreement, tallied 12 runs on 10 hits in the game.