Archive - Sports Article
April 1st, 2012
The Ridgway wrestling banquet usually occurs to celebrate the accomplishments of the team from the recently completed season.
This year's banquet also honored the career of retiring Ridgway wrestling head coach Gary Gerber as it was a time to reflect on his many career highlights Friday night at Aiello Cafe.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to coach this team for all these years," Gerber said. "There are some people in Ridgway that have more money than I do but I am the richest man in Ridgway. I have memories that go back for years."
The Ridgway wrestling program was honored with a banquet held Friday night at Aiello Cafe in Ridgway.
Corey Bush was given a plaque commemorating his induction into the Ridgway Wrestling Hall of Fame as he was a 3-time state placewinner. He also won the Bruno Iorfido Memorial Outstanding Wrestler Award.
"He's a coach's dream," Gerber said. "A pleasure to coach, a hard worker. He kept himself under control and worked hard. He is a tremendous kid to coach, he listens. He knew he wanted to be successful from the first time he stepped on the mat in ninth grade and he made it happen."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ With two sophomores combining for nearly 750 points and a host of skilled contributors shutting down the opposition during the 2011-2012 basketball season, the Johnsonburg Rams have a lot to be excited about.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team picked up a 7-2 victory over the Ridgway Elkers in their home opener at Berwind Park on Thursday afternoon.
Ridgway put a run on the board in the top of the first inning to take an early lead, but the Crusaders immediately answered back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a lead that they would never relinquish.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â A trio of Johnsonburg pitchers combined for a 1-hit shutout Thursday at Knothole Area Recreational Park at the Rams won a 10-0 5-inning game against visiting Kane.
Johnsonburg exploded for a 7-run third inning to secure the win while Kane's lone hit was a clean leadoff single to right field from Andrew Peterson.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams boys tennis team evened their record to 1-1 on the season with a 5-4 win Thursday afternoon over visiting Bradford.
"It was a good win for the kids," Johnsonburg head boys varsity tennis coach Gregg Dauber said following the victory. "They work hard and it paid off."
In the first singles match, J.P. Allegretto pulled off a 6-0, 6-2 win over Cody Bly.
"[Allegretto] dominated his opponent, he took control from the start and dictated play, and when he does that he will win most of the time," Dauber said.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders remained undefeated with a 16-0, 4-inning victory over Ridgway softball Thursday afternoon at Ridgway.
On the mound, Elk County Catholic pitcher Taylor Schlimm threw a 4-inning perfect game as she retired all 12 Ridgway hitters she faced. At the plate, Sadie Viglione had a 6-RBI day, including a second-inning grand slam.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams started their 2012 season Tuesday on the tennis courts but came away with a disappointing 7-2 loss against visiting Elk County Catholic.
"It's not the start we hoped for but ECC is a good team," Johnsonburg head boys varsity tennis coach Gregg Dauber said following the loss. "We found out what we need to work on and improve."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramettes jumped out of the gate Tuesday with 12 runs to open up the 2012 softball season. Unfortunately for the home team, visiting Sheffield nearly doubled the Ramettes' offensive output in a 22-12 win at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
"We went over what strengths that we had [in the dugout after the game]," Johnsonburg head girls varsity softball coach Jenny Lewis said following the loss. "It is their first game but I wanted them to know that even though the scoreboard says we lost, we did do a lot of good things."
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Johnsonburg baseball won 5-1 over Brookville on a crisp Monday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park to open up the season.
The Rams got strong pitching from the tandem of Cole Peterson and Mitchell Holmberg as the two held the Raiders to a single run in the fourth inning.
Peterson went 4 1-3 innings and allowed a run on two hits with a walk and eight strikeouts. Holmberg closed the deal as he pitched 2 2-3 scoreless innings.