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After pulling off a big win Wednesday to knock off an undefeated Johnsonburg squad and advance to the D9 Class A baseball final, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders came out flat on Thursday evening at Berwind Park. The ECC squad got behind early, struggled with their offense, and were shut out 7-0 by a very good Coudersport team, which entered the tournament as the sixth seed.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Michael Shuey and the Johnsonburg track and field coaching staff ran the gamut of emotions last Friday during the javelin event at the PIAA Track and Field Championship Meet at Shippensburg University.
In the end, the wonder with the anticipation to victory became joy with the realization of a gold medal for the Johnsonburg senior.
Shuey took the PIAA gold medal in the javelin with a throw of 200-1, a mark he established with his first throw of the competition.
One is the loneliest number.
Elk County Catholic (16-6) dealt previously undefeated Johnsonburg (20-1) a stunning 5-2 defeat Wednesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park, ousting the No. 1 seed from the District 9 Class A baseball playoffs in the process. Throughout the season, one run was often times the difference in a game for the Rams; on Wednesday, just one loss spoiled their season and kept them out of both the district title game and the state playoffs.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg track and field was honored with a banquet Tuesday night at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall.
Varsity head coach Rene Timm expressed appreciation to the athletes for their hard work this season.
"We want to honor all the wonderful athletes we have here," Timm said. "I just want to thank all of my athletes and all of my junior high athletes for being such wonderful, dedicated young men and women. We truly have such a great team and I also give thanks to all the parents that have raised these wonderful athletes. They deserve all the credit in the world."
SHIPPENSBURG â€“ Johnsonburg's Michael Shuey wasn't able to get a gold medal last weekend at the District 9 Track and Field meet.
He made sure to add one on Friday.
Shuey won the PIAA gold medal in the javelin event with a mark of 200-1 during the first day of competition at the PIAA Track and Field Championships held at Shippensburg University.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A 2-run shot to right field from sophomore starting shortstop Cole Peterson topped off a 6-run fourth inning as the Rams toppled Smethport 10-1 in the quarterfinals of the District 9 Class A baseball playoffs.
The win elevates the Rams' pristine record to 20-0 as No.1 seed Johnsonburg prepares for a semifinal matchup Tuesday at a site and time to be determined against Elk County Catholic, seeded No. 5 with a 15-5 mark. Two of those losses came against the Rams.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball squad fended off a rally by the Port Allegany Gators on Thursday afternoon to record an 18-8 victory in six innings during a quarterfinal contest at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
"We were up 6-1 and they (Port) kept fighting to come back. They had a big inning, and we let them back in the game, and at least our kids stayed focused enough to keep fighting back and keep battling on," said ECC coach Tom Zampogna.
Senior Taylor Schlimm returned from the injury list to throw a no-hitter as the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team advanced to the District 9-A semifinals with an 8-0 victory over the Port Allegany Lady Gators Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
Schlimm struck out 11 and issued one free pass for ECCHS. Becky Andrus started on the mound for Port Allegany and worked four innings, giving up four hits and walking one. Brooke Roys worked two innings of relief, giving up two hits, walking three and striking out three.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Barely two weeks removed from a walk-off home run to stun Ridgway, Cameron Grumley struck gold again.
The sophomore starting catcher crushed a Josh Mitchell offering over the center field fence Tuesday in the fifth inning of a first round District 9 Class A playoff game to put the Rams in the quarterfinals.
Johnsonburg is scheduled to host Smethport at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
The 3-run home run turned out to be the game-winner in Johnsonburg's eventual 3-0 win over the visiting Elkers, a victory that raised the Rams' record to 19-0.
Ridgway softball was honored with a banquet to celebrate the season at The Royal Inn Monday night.
Ridgway varsity head coach Gary Gerber II expressed appreciation to athletic director Manny Barbazzeni as well as the players.
â€śWeâ€™re here to honor all the hard work these young ladies put into the softball season,â€ť Gerber II said.
Senior catcher Sydney Kovalyak expressed her appreciation to coaches, parents and the booster club for the banquet along with The Royal Inn. She spoke about the excitement the team had for the upcoming season.