Archive - Sports Article
May 27th, 2011
Ridgway's D.J. Skraba was named to the Big 30 team after his senior season.
Ridgway High School
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BROCKWAY â€“ Despite only registering two hits Monday evening, the Brockway Lady Rovers took an 8-1 win over visiting Ridgway in the first round of the Class A District 9 playoffs.
Ridgway starting pitcher Taylor Roseto allowed only two hits, both in the bottom of the third inning: an infield single on a bunt by Ann Moyer and a single to score two runs by mound opponent Alex Wright.
But the walks and errors hurt the Lady Elkers as 15 runners reached on either an error, walk or hit batsman.
PORT ALLEGANY â€“ Powerful hitting in the latter innings propelled Port Allegany softball to a 9-4 win over Johnsonburg in the first round of the District 9 Class A playoffs Monday afternoon at Port Allegany High School.
Johnsonburg coach Melissa Myers said the team had a good effort and played a good game.
"This was a nice playoff game," coach Myers said. "The kids played well."
Ridgway baseball was honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Aiello Cafe in Ridgway.
Ridgway senior Ben Jaques was honored with the scholar-athlete award, finishing with a 4.1 GPA.
Varsity head coach Mark Morelli spoke to the team about the close calls the Elkers had this season, noting the team had a chance to win in many games this season and with four more wins, Ridgway could have been preparing for the playoffs with an 8-11 record.
Ridgway Little League held its Little League Day Saturday at the little league fields.
On the major league fields, Flickerwood took on Rotary, Johnsonburg then faced Lions. Northwest played Alpha Sintered and Zook went up against Metaldyne.
On the junior league field, Advantage Powders took on Cliffeâ€™s and Texas Hot went up against Northwest Savings. In teeball action, Clean Step took on Rees Dentistry and ION went up against Northstar Aggregates. Anderson & Kime rounded out the teeball slate on the junior league field, taking on Athena Laser Clinic.
KANE â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders and Lady Crusaders both claimed District 9-AA Track and Field titles on Friday afternoon at the Kane Area High School Track and Field complex.
The Ridgway Lady Elkers lost 7-1 to Brockway on Senior Day.
Breezy Mazur and Bri Stenta were the two seniors on the Ridgway softball team this season.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders downed the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals 17-1 in four innings on Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park, winning the game on a walk-off double by Ben Daghir.
Pat Brennen went the distance for the Crusaders, working all four innings and giving up one hit, walking four, and striking out five.
"I thought Pat pitched a pretty reasonable game. He pitched pretty well for four innings. We just got some breaks and took advantage of them. We got some runs across the board," said ECCHS coach Fr. Eric Vogt.
ST. MARYS â€“ The annual Spring Athletic Awards program for the Elk County Catholic High School spring sports athletes was held on Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium.
The evening opened with invocation by Father Ross Miceli, followed by the welcome by Athletic Club President Chris Schneider. Principal Sandy Florig gave an overview of the eveningâ€™s program, followed by the acknowledgements by Athletic Director Aaron Straub.
ST. MARYS â€“ Taylor Schlimm recorded her 11th shutout of the season on Monday afternoon at Benzinger Park as she pitched the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Johnsonburg Area High Ramettes.
Schlimm gave up only three hits in the game, while striking out seven and walking no one.
Kiana Myers was the losing pitcher for the Johnsonburg girls as she gave up just six hits, walked six and struck out one.