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September 7th, 2012
SMETHPORT â€“Â The Smethport Hubbers (1-1) got off to a fast start despite a weather delay and finished with a punishing running game to topple winless Johnsonburg, 36-20.
Smethport was fueled by senior quarterback Clay Schuler, who ran for 144 yards and scored two touchdowns on the ground and one in the air. When Schuler wasn't busy racking up rushing yards, he teamed up with senior running back Karl Lightner on a cunning quarterback option play that routinely caught the Rams off guard.
Lightner eclipsed the 100-yard mark himself and scored a touchdown.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg volleyball rallied by winning the final two sets in a 3-2 (25-17, 20-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-9) victory over Ridgway Thursday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
A quintet of Ridgway Elker golfers turned in a combined total of 189 strokes, believed to be a new school record as they toppled visiting St. Marys, who finished with 233 shots on Thursday at Laurel Mill Golf Course in Ridgway.
The Elkers were led by Josh Roselli, whose 2-under 34 earned him medalist honors on the day. He was closely contested by teammate Josh Mitchell who turned in an under-par performance with 35 strokes. Mitchell Gilmore followed with a 39, Jake Klawuhn with 40 strokes, and T.J. Schlimm got up and down for a 41 to round out the scoring.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg girls tennis lost 7-2 to Punxsutawney Thursday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
"A little disappointed. I thought the girls could have played better than they did, should have played better," Johnsonburg coach Gregg Dauber said. "We worked on everything we did wrong in practice. Some are picking it up, some are struggling."
At No. 1 singles, Riley Fannin of Johnsonburg lost 6-1, 6-3 to Sierra Wasicki. Josie Del Rio lost 6-1, 6-0 to Amber Wood in No. 2 singles. Andrea Allegretto lost 6-3, 6-1 to Lauren Wolfe of Punxsutawney at No. 3 singles.
Four close sets, one Lady Elker victory.
Ridgway volleyball rebounded after a first-set loss for a hard-fought 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 28-26) victory over Punxsutawney Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School in the Lady Elkersâ€™ season opener.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Looking to build momentum throughout the 2012 season, the Ramettes got off to a good start on the volleyball court with a 3-1 (25-9, 25-22, 15-25, 25-13) win Tuesday night in their home opener against visiting Sheffield.
â€śI think all our hitters did well and [senior] Sam Bevacqua served quite well,â€ť said Johnsonburg head varsity volleyball coach Bill Shuey following the win. â€śWe were also able to make some good sets out of bad passes. I guess itâ€™s a good start.â€ť
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad opened their season with a 33-6 victory over the Smethport Hubbers at Dutch Country Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
ECC jumped out to an early 12-0 lead with a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter. Smethport scored their only points in the second quarter while the Crusaders added another touchdown, making the score at halftime 18-6. Elk Catholic finished with another pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the 33-6 win.
DUKE CENTER â€“ Friday night was anything but a defensive struggle between Ridgway and Otto-Eldred.
For the Elkers, it turned out to be nothing but a victory over the Terror.
Ridgway was able to withstand a second-half surge from Otto-Eldred to take a 41-32 victory at Otto-Eldred High School in the season opener for both teams.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Port Allegany senior starting quarterback Matt Bodamer showed Friday night that he hasn't lost a step since last season as he threw for five touchdowns and ran for three more in a dominating 54-0 victory over host Johnsonburg.
Bodamer completed 17 passes on the night for 342 yards, including seven tosses to Tyce Miller, a senior standout wide receiver who finished with 190 yards through the air and three scores. Bodamer had 312 passing yards at halftime against the Rams' 18 yards of total offense at the break.
Kathryn Polaski will return to the Johnsonburg cross country team this season as its lone member at seasonâ€™s start.
Johnsonburg coach Eric Lowry is happy to be able to see Polaski run with Johnsonburg cross country.
â€śJust to be able to see her finish her career out will be good enough,â€ť Lowry said. â€śSheâ€™s doing fine, Iâ€™m just hoping to give her a chance to qualify and go to states these next two years, thatâ€™s really the big thing.â€ť
Lowry said Polaski has a chance to be a state qualifier this season if she can have a strong season.