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April 2nd, 2014
Facing a three-run deficit early in Wednesday afternoon's game, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders rallied to defeat the Ridgway Elkers 5-3 in a contest that was the season opener for both teams.
It may have been overcast and a bit chilly, but both teams were happy to finally be on the field playing baseball.
"It's good to be outside," said ECC head coach Fr. Eric Vogt. "The third day of the year we're outside and we play a game. We got the win though."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg baseball lost 7-3 to Smethport to open the 2014 season Tuesday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park in Johnsonburg.
Miscues hurt the Rams in the season opener as Johnsonburg made four key errors which led to Smethport's runs. Three of those errors came in the outfield on relatively routine flyballs. Johnsonburg coach Jeff Peterson said he thought the outfield would be something that needs improved but expected better quality than what was displayed Tuesday.
The Ridgway varsity wrestling team was honored with a banquet Saturday night at Aiello Cafe in Ridgway.
Sam Delhunty was presented with the Bruno Iorfido Memorial Most Valuable Wrestler Award. Delhunty was 21-10 this season and finished with a 37-32 career mark.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg boys tennis opened the 2014 season at home against Bradford with the Owls taking a 9-0 victory over the Rams Thursday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
At No. 1 singles, Nate Field of Johnsonburg lost 2-6, 6-4, 5-10 to Cody Bly of Bradford. In the No. 2 singles match, Mason Walters lost 6-0, 6-7, 9-11 to R.J. Jordan of Bradford.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg varsity wrestling was honored with a banquet Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Mike Votano expressed appreciation to assistant coaches Eric Iorfido, Bart Nelson, Beau Iorfido and Dylan Nelson.
Votano recognized the wrestlers. Alex Zimmerman won the Aaron Muroski Memorial Award and the Most Outstanding Wrestler award, the latter award won for the third time by the Johnsonburg seniors. Votano estimated Zimmermanâ€™s 4-year record at 85-17.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg junior high wrestling program was honored with a banquet Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg junior high wrestling head coach Tim Raubenstrauch spoke about the optimism in the program. He expressed appreciation to assistant coach John Norlin and Dan Carnovale along with the varsity coaching staff for all of their help.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg varsity girls basketball team was honored with a banquet recently at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Crystal Galsick said the team learned and improved as the season went on.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg junior varsity girls basketball team was honored with a banquet recently at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Junior varsity head coach Ellie Kocjancic spoke about the teamwork displayed by the players this season.
â€śWe had a small team but they all played very well together,â€ť Kocjancic said. â€śNobody ever gave up. We had a lot of injuries. Everybody stepped up when they needed to. I think we had a great season.â€ť
CLARION â€“ Turnovers and missed opportunities would hurt Ridgway boys basketball as the Elkers lost 58-43 to North Catholic in the second round of the boys PIAA Class A playoffs Tuesday night at Tippin Gym on the campus of Clarion University.
Ridgway trailed 28-22 at halftime after an 11-2 deficit to open the game. Ridgway took their first and only lead of the game at 31-30 after Ben MacDonald finished up a 3-point play near the five-minute mark of the third quarter. Ridgway outscored North Catholic 9-2 in the opening three minutes after halftime.
HERSHEY â€“ The Kane Wolves wrestling team only sent two wrestlers to the PIAA Class AA Championship Tournament last week, but those two wrestlers put on a clinic on how to perform under pressure by going 9-1 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Evan DeLong won the state title one year after finishing as runner-up. DeLong rolled through the 170-pound weight class. On Thursday, the Wolvesâ€™ senior opened up his tournament with a technical fall over Chartiers-Houstonâ€™s Derek Hull. DeLong ended the match in 3:32 with a takedown and two back points to get him the 17-2 win.