Archive - Sports Article
May 11th, 2012
With the score knotted up at 5-all in the bottom of the seventh inning and two runners on for the Crusaders and no outs, Brookville intentionally walked ECC's Ivan Wortman to load the bases during a contest played at Berwind Park on Friday afternoon. After striking out the next batter, Brookville pitcher Brock Beitz threw four straight balls to Jack Herzing, giving the Crusaders the 6-5 win on a walk-off walk that scored Brock McCullough.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Call it sweet redemption for Johnsonburg right fielder Kyle Sheldon.
After three hard hit balls right at the Port Allegany defense, including one with the bases loaded to end the inning, Sheldon went from goat to hero with one swing of the bat, a timely 2-run walk-off single to center field in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat the visiting Gators, 7-6.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen and Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders took home titles on Thursday afternoon at the 2012 Elk County Varsity Track and Field Meet hosted by the Johnsonburg Area High School.
In the boys' meet, St. Marys finished with 90 points, followed by ECC with 61 and Johnsonburg with 38. In the girls' meet, Elk Catholic ended the day with 100 points, while Johnsonburg had 62 and St. Marys 27.
A Sydney Kovalyak 2-out single drove home the game's winning run for Ridgway softball in a 3-2 victory against Kane Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Jenni Thomas scored from second as Kovalyak singled into left field for the walk-off victory. Thomas reached as she hit a ball up the middle which could not be fielded cleanly. Thomas had enough speed to reach first base and then went to second on a wild pitch.
DuBOIS - Elk County Catholicâ€™s Ben Wortman captured the District 9-AA Singles Tennis Championship Thursday. Wortman defeated Johnsonburgâ€™s John Paul Allegretto 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match.
The tournament was held at the DuBois Area High School courts.
Wortman reached the finals by defeating Brockwayâ€™s Fabio Fortunato in the semifinals by a 6-2, 6-1 score. In the quarterfinals, Wortman defeated Johnsonburgâ€™s Mason Martonik, 10-0.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A steady drizzle throughout the early innings did not put a damper on the Rams' undefeated trek as Johnsonburg earned an 11-0 5-inning win Wednesday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park against Curwensville.
Johnsonburg sophomore Cole Peterson was on the hill early and combined with junior CJ Herbstritt for a 2-hit shutout against the struggling Golden Tide as the Rams stretched their undefeated mark to 15-0.
The home team's bats went to work early on as Curwensville starting pitcher Boone McGary was ousted after recording only one out in the game.
Mother Nature threw DuBois Central Catholic and Ridgway a curveball and altered some team strategies.
The Cardinals were the team that best adjusted.
DuBois Central Catholic took advantage after a 53-minute rain delay with a 5-run fourth inning in a 5-0, 5-inning rain-shortened game at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
DuBOIS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis squad defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 4-1 at the DuBois Area High School tennis courts to claim the 2012 District 9 AA Boys' Tennis Team Championship on Wednesday afternoon in a match played under threatening skies that ultimately transitioned to a light drizzle just as the final match was finishing up.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ With one swing of the bat, the marathon came to an end.
Tied 11-11 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Johnsonburg sophomore Cameron Grumley licked his chops at a 1-1 offering and sent the ball over the left center field fence for a walk-off 2-run home run to beat rival Ridgway, 13-11.
"On a 1-1 count, it looked like a fastball and I got it, hit it, but I didn't think it was gone," Grumley said. "I saw the outfielder running back and thought it was just over his head but it went over the fence too."
Johnsonburg and Ridgway softball lit up the scoreboard during Monday's early evening hours.
Turns out Ridgway's win was sealed by the night's dark skies.
Ridgway won 17-14 in a 6-inning game which was called because of darkness.
The game was called at approximately 8:15 p.m. after starting at 6 p.m. It was the second game of a doubleheader between the two teams. Johnsonburg won the first game, 9-7.