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February 4th, 2015

Johnsonburg wrestling falls to Youngsville

February 5, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg wrestling lost 32-9 to Youngsville Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Only four matches were wrestled on the mat and each team picked up two victories. Youngsville was aided by three forfeit victories, including at the opening weight of 195 pounds as Austin Spear picked up the forfeit win for Youngsville. After there was no match at 220 pounds, William Peluso tied the team score with a first-period pin over Mason Benjamin in 1:55.

February 3rd

Ridgway girls basketball wins in Paper City over Ramettes

February 4, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The third time was the charm for Ridgway girls basketball against the Johnsonburg Ramettes.
Ridgway used a strong second half to win 41-28 over Johnsonburg Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School. Johnsonburg had defeated Ridgway twice before this season.

February 1st

Ridgway boys basketball edged by Meadville, 50-47

February 2, 2015

Victory eluded Ridgway Saturday night, but it wasn't for lack of effort.
Ridgway boys basketball lost 50-47 to Meadville at Ridgway Area High School in a closely contested game throughout.
"I told the team I'm proud of them. They really competed," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "It is what it is. It's a loss. We're disappointed. We're happy that we really competed with a really, really good team."

Ridgway gymnastics defeats DuBois

February 2, 2015

It was a Senior Night to remember for Ridgway gymnastics Saturday afternoon as the team defeated DuBois 119.4-112.725 at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School for its second win of the season.
"This is our second win. This is our highest score since I've been coaching which is seven years," Ridgway coach Edna Maddalena said. "The girls don't always see the improvement but I'm glad it can show in their scores and get 100 percent better."
Paige Grazioli, Alanna Schiafone and Amanda Shilk were honored for Ridgway before the meet.

January 30th

Lady Elkers down Sheffield on Senior Night

January 31, 2015

It was only fitting on Senior Night that Tonya Harlan would be the player putting an exclamation point on a Ridgway win with four points of her own.
Harlan closed out the game with two straight hoops and the Lady Elkers won 51-22 over Sheffield over Friday night.
Harlan was recognized before the game as the team's only senior on this year's team.
With the game out of reach, Harlan was able to hit a short bank shot with about 30 seconds left and then added a buzzer-beating layup to end the game and punctuate the victory.

Rams show vast improvement in win

January 31, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Rams (10-9) may be peaking at the right time after a 60-43 win Friday night over visiting Curwensville (5-12).
The Rams were led by Kevin Benson's 23 points, and teammate Zane Hodgdon followed with 12 in the win.
"I thought we played team basketball," said Johnsonburg head boys varsity basketball coach Bill Shuey. "We hit the open guy, fed the guy that gave us the best chance on the floor to score and we weren't rushing our shots.
"We rebounded well and played well on defense. We had some lapses but it was still pretty good."

January 28th

Ridgway wins on Senior Night over Kane

January 29, 2015

A senior-laden starting lineup for Ridgway boys basketball helped the Elkers to a 16-2 lead en route to a 48-29 win over Kane Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway honored seniors Cody Delhunty, Josh Lineberger, Ben MacDonald, Josh Roselli, Mike Sorge, Nate Steis, Jack Toncich, Phil Waddell and J.J. Klase before the game for Senior Night.

Big third quarter keys Lady Wolves over Lady Elkers

January 29, 2015

It was a tale of two halves on Wednesday night in the Wolves’ Den. The Kane Lady Wolves’ basketball team hosted the Ridgway Lady Elkers and saw the visitors jump out to a 14-10 halftime lead. Coach Dave Kiehl’s Lady Wolves have struggled in the third quarter several times this season but came out of the locker room and put 16 points up on the scoreboard while holding Ridgway to two after the break. The hosts went on to post a 43-25 victory.

Ramettes struggle in 35-21 loss to DCC

January 29, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes (5-13) struggled mightily Wednesday night in a 35-21 loss to visiting DuBois Central Catholic (10-6).
The Ramettes managed just two points in the first quarter and were nearly shut out in the fourth, scoring their first points of the frame with just 93 seconds left in the game.
"We're not playing as a team," said Johnsonburg head girls varsity basketball coach Ellie Kocjancic after the game. "We were one out of seven in the first half and down by nine points. It's the little things that are falling apart.

January 27th

Johnsonburg wrestling wins on criteria over Owls

January 28, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – An aggressive nature to Johnsonburg's matches led to a team victory in a way not often used.
Johnsonburg used Criteria H, most first takedowns, to earn the winning team points in a 19-18 victory over Bradford Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
After the matches were concluded and the score was tied at 18-18, the two coaches and official stood at the scorer's table to determine tiebreaking criteria. It was determined Johnsonburg had scored takedowns first in four of the five matches to give them the team win.

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