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September 17th, 2012
To say Ridgway girls soccer is scoring goals in bunches would be an understatement.
The Lady Elkers put up a season-high in goals as Ridgway overwhelmed Port Allegany with a 9-3 victory Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
â€śOur offense took control,â€ť Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena said. â€śThey (Port Allegany) did score first. We answered back right away. The girls are just up, theyâ€™re playing. Everything right now is all positive, very positive. I just got so many offensive threats, I just want to run with it.â€ť
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team lost a tough 5-4 match to the Johnsonburg Ramettes Monday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
"I never had a group that worked harder than these girls, they are a very good group and their parents should be as proudÂ of them as I am, win or lose," Johnsonburg coach Gregg Dauber said.
At first singles, SMAâ€™s Amy Orr defeated Riley Fannin 6-1, 6-2.
At second singles, SMAâ€™s Aubrey Wiesner defeated Josie Del Rio 6-0, 6-0.
Danielle McCoy of the Lady Dutch defeated Andrea Allegretto 6-2, 6-4 at third singles.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team captured the 14th annual Bucktail Tournament championship by defeating the Bradford Area Lady Owls by a 5-1 score Saturday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
Ridgway's T.J. Schlimm took medalist honors at the 18-hole Bradford Invitational held Saturday afternoon at Penn Hills Country Club.
Schlimm shot a 74, including a 35 on the front nine.
"It was a great tournament for us in preparationÂ of next Monday's District 9 Tournament," Ridgway coach Dave Zawatski said. "None of the kids had ever played the course, and theyÂ did a nice jobÂ under windy conditions.Â What a performance for T.J. Schlimm to fire a 74 and win medalist honors in such a talented field."Â
COUDERSPORT â€“ Whoever says Johnsonburg's varsity football program is dead may be very wrong indeed.
The Rams (1-2) used a series of defensive stops in the fourth quarter Friday night to knock off Coudersport (1-2) in a 22-14 upset in a steady rainfall, the program's first victory since a 41-0 win at home on Oct. 8, 2010 against Ridgway, the last win of former head coach Tom Launer before his untimely death six months later.
Port Allegany's run through the AML South continues as the Gators won 55-14 over Ridgway Friday night at Memorial Field.
"They are a good football team," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "You cannot take anything away from our kids, they did not quit. They left everything out on the field. Port Allegany came in, they got that big lead in the first quarter, 21-0 but our kids did not fold their tents. Our goal in the second half was to win that, we came out and won the second half. We'll take that momentum into next week."
Ridgway girls golf hosted the first of two scheduled home matches Thursday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Ridgway, DuBois, Brookville, Punxsutawney, Brockway and Curwensville all competed at Laurel Mill.
For Ridgway, senior Logan Feronti led the team with a score of 60. Sam Carobine and Sarah Szczotka each carded scores of 68 and Shania Reitz finished with a score of 80 to round out the top four scores that counted as Ridgway finished with a team score of 276. Beth Renaud carded a score of 82 and Emily Spiers had a mark of 88.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Ridgway Lady Elker volleyball team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch a 3-0 setback last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Elkers won the first set by a 28-26 score. They took the second set 25-15 and won the third set 25-13 to win the match.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Ramettes turned in a worthwhile performance Thursday but fell short against a powerful DuBois tennis team in a 9-0 defeat.
"DuBois is an outstanding team," said Johnsonburg head girls varsity tennis coach Gregg Dauber. "We played well but when we made some shots, [DuBois] made better shots. You can tolerate losing and playing well, and we never like losing, but playing as well as we did and still losing makes it easier to deal with."
Ridgway girls soccer used four second-half goals to pull away from St. Marys in a 6-1 win over St. Marys Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway had some good chances in the first 20 minutes but were unable to bury any of them in the back of the net. One of them included a crossing pass from Ridgway right winger Angela DeAngelo to striker Kayli Methaney in the 16th minute. Methaney was able to get a head to the ball and knocked it off the crossbar and out.