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January 15th, 2014
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Port Allegany wrestling doubled up Johnsonburg 48-24 in a dual meet held Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Although both teams won three matches on the mat, the Gators used five forfeits to take the edge in Wednesday's dual.
After DuBois Central Catholic downed Johnsonburg last Friday, the Cardinals (7-4) couldn't make it two big wins in a row as Ridgway won 49-41 over DCC Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"DCC coming off that big win against Johnsonburg, they had the setback against Curwensville but we knew they were playing well," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "We know how much they hustle, how much they work. We knew how well-coached they are. They shut down our offense by packing in the middle, and we have to hit some shots. In the early going, we had some trouble."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams (13-2) had four players in double-digits Tuesday as they scored a runaway 79-48 win against visiting Brockway (3-9).
The Rams were led by seniors Cameron Grumley and Cole Peterson, scoring 27 and 21 points, respectively, followed by junior Zane Hodgdon with 11 points and sophomore Kevin Benson with 10 points.
Games and games of frustration were replaced by celebration Monday night as Ridgway girls basketball finished victorious, defeating Oswayo Valley 32-27 at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway boys basketball used a late run in the second half to overtake Kane 44-29 in action Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Wolves would not go away for the first three quarters, trailing just 28-21 starting the fourth quarter.
"Kane came in here, they're well-coached, they're ready to go," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "Coach Gasbarre is doing a great job with them. They have a new attitude, they really hustled, they played hard the whole way. We couldn't shake them. That's a pretty good ball club there."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg girls basketball won 41-26 over Ridgway Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Defense ruled the first quarter as the Ramettes held just a 4-2 lead after four minutes of play.
"Our defense, I was really proud of how the girls were playing defense," Ridgway coach Stacy Kifer said. "They're really stepping it up. What we need to do is we need to try to get the offense tweaked now. We got to work on our rebounding, we still have to get position and get these girls to recognize weak-side rebounding."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Rams picked up the victory Monday night over St. Marys but the Dutch made it anything but easy for Johnsonburg.
The Rams outscored St. Marys 22-10 in the fourth quarter to blow open what had been a close game for three quarters to pick up a 69-52 win Monday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch had little trouble dispatching the Ridgway Elkers Saturday evening in a 57-17 win.
"Overall I thought our guys were really fired up for this match," said Dutch head coach Dominic Surra. "It's always a rivalry and it really doesn't matter how the records are, both teams just show up for this match. I thought our guys really wrestled hard, we were aggressive, went for quick takedowns, and I thought even in the matches that we lost, Ridgway had to earn those matches.
"It was a good night for us, a good team effort."
Last yearâ€™s PIAA runner-up Johnsonburg showed Friday nightâ€™s crowd in the Wolves Den that the 2014 version is a darn good team. The Rams ran out to a big lead early and rolled to a 69-30 win.
December 29th, 2013
ST. MARYS â€“ One tournament championship wasn't enough for the Johnsonburg Rams this weekend.
After claiming the Elk County Tournament championship Friday night, Johnsonburg won the EQT Energy Classic Saturday night with a 74-54 victory over Bridgeport out of West Virginia in the boys championship game at St. Marys Area High School.