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September 25th, 2014
The interest is up, the competition level is up and the intensity was up at Wednesday's practice.
AML South divisional play is here.
Ridgway opens play in the AML South at home this year as the 4-0 Elkers host the also undefeated Kane Wolves at 7 p.m. tonight at Memorial Field in Ridgway.
"There's a lot of excitement," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "Both teams are 4-0 and opening up South play. What a better opponent than a Kane team that has a 17-game AML (regular-season) winning streak and an 18-game overall regular-season winning streak. We'll be excited."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramette girls tennis team came away with a close 5-4 victory Tuesday afternoon against visiting Bradford.
ay penalty area to open up overtime left the Elkers boys soccer team with a foul taste leaving the field.
A Charlie Kysor penalty kick in the first minute of overtime gave the Gators a 2-1 victory over the Elkers Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team defeated county rival Johnsonburg in straight sets on Tuesday night in a match played at the ECCHS gymnasium. Elk won the first set 25-6, the second set 25-17, and the third set 25-11.
â€śI thought we controlled the match pretty well,â€ť said ECC head coach Diane Gies. â€śWe didnâ€™t have too many unforced errors, which was a good thing. Those are things that we need to continue to improve on keeping under control.â€ť
Ridgway girls golf hosted an AML match Tuesday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Club.
Katie Thompson finished with a 54 for Ridgway while teammate Shania Reitz had a 71.
Ridgway volleyball lost 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-13) to Sheffield Tuesday evening at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway opened the match by scoring three of the first four points in the opening set. A Sheffield mishit had Ridgway up 2-1, that was followed by an ace from Alanna Schiafone. Sheffield then scored seven of the next eight points to take an 8-4 lead.
The Ridgway Lady Elkers soccer team scored three second half goals to defeat the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch by a 3-0 score Monday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
The first 40 minutes of the game saw both teams have opportunities but neither could connect on them.
"Ridgway outplayed us today. They wanted it more," said St. Marys coach Eric Bridges.
"We were a little complacent but all the credit goes to Ridgway, they deserved it today," added Bridges.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders came away with a tough 3-2 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders on Monday afternoon in a match played at Benzinger Park.
"In general I'm happy with the win. It was a good, gutsy win to push through," said ECC head coach Kelli Brannock. "Brookville didn't give up. Obviously they came to play today. It took our defense a little bit to get going, but once they really settled in in the second half, I think that really helped the momentum."
KERSEY â€“Â In their past two games the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team relied on their defense to fend off attempted rallies by their opponents late in the game. On Monday night it was the Crusaders who were trying to rally late, and their offense came through as they overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Brookville Raiders 3-2 in a match played at Angela Huey Memorial Field.
"I am very proud of the kids and their never-quit effort tonight," said ECC head coach TJ Weaver. There were many obstacles they had to overcome to get the outcome they desired."
SHEFFIELD â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders improved to 4-0 on the season with a 50-23 victory over the Sheffield Wolverines on Saturday afternoon in a game played in Sheffield.
"I warned the kids. I said, 'This is a tough place to come up and win a football game.' It is," said ECC head coach Tony Gerg. "They (Sheffield) have a lot of athletes."
"They're a good team, they really are," Gerg added. "We had a couple good plays and were able to break a couple holes open and we capitalized on that."