Archive - Sports Article
October 30th, 2011
The snowy weather and muddy conditions on Saturday in Ridgway did little to slow down the Elk County Catholic High School girlsâ€™ and boysâ€™ cross country squads in the District 9 Cross Country Championships held at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway. The girlsâ€™ team won their 11th consecutive AA team title by four points over Northern Potter, while the boysâ€™ team finished second after being edged by Oswayo Valley by one point. Both squads will advance to compete in the state meet next weekend in Hershey.
Ridgway boys golf celebrated the season with a banquet Sunday night at Laurel Mill Golf Club.
"As we get together to close out the season, as the head coach I can only hope that it was an enjoyable experience for everybody involved," Ridgway boys golf head coach Dave Zawatski said. "Records, scores and streaks which will soon be forgotten aside, I learned long ago that it is the memories of the 'journey' that will always be cherished. When I look back on the season down the road, I will most definitely have a ton of good memories."
ST. MARYS â€“ In a game filled primarily with defense, one touchdown made the difference as to which of these county rivals goes to the district playoffs.
Cole Gerber's 1-yard touchdown run with 2:56 left in the fourth quarter was enough to give Elk County Catholic a 7-0 win over Ridgway Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium and push Elk County Catholic to a District 9 Class A playoff berth.
The Crusaders moved to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in the AML South while Ridgway drops to 5-4 overall and 2-3 in the AML South.
BROCKWAY â€“ The Brockway Lady Rover soccer team eliminated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from the District 9-A tournament by a 2-1 score in a quarterfinal game played at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
This was the third time that these two teams had met this season.
â€śThey beat us three times by one goal each time,â€ť said ECCHS coach Don Fabiano. â€śI congratulate them. To beat a team three times in one season is quite an accomplishment.â€ť
â€śTheir keeper (Julie Vokes) played an outstanding game. She really was the difference. She literally robbed us,â€ť said Fabiano.
KERSEY â€“Â The Elk County Catholic High School boysâ€™ soccer squad came up short to the Brookville Raiders on Wednesday evening, losing a close quarterfinal match 1-0 at Angela Huey Memorial Field.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg hosted its annual powder puff game at Memorial Field as the senior students took on the junior students.
The Seniors went on to a 28-6 win over the Juniors this year. There was no score until the middle of the second quarter when the Seniors went on to score 16 points in the final four minutes of the first half. The Senior team scored first and then converted the 2-point conversion.
Ridgway girls soccer lost 1-0 to Brookville in the first round of the District 9 Class A girls soccer playoffs at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway Tuesday afternoon.
Brookvilleâ€™s lone goal came around 10 minutes into the first half. Michelle Crissman made a long run through midfield as she got by the Ridgway defense with a deft first touch to her left which gave her space to operate. Crissman could not get much on her shot and it hit the post as a result. Brookville got the rebound and the Lady Raiders looped a shot in for what would be the gameâ€™s lone goal.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders fought back from a 2-1 match deficit and a match point in the final set for a 3-2 (25-11, 23-25, 24-26, 25-14, 16-14) victory over Ridgway Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
ECC won the first set but lost the next two to Ridgway, putting the Lady Elkers ahead entering the fourth set. The Lady Crusaders won the fourth set at 25-14 which set up the winner-take-all set.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ After squandering a two-set lead, the playoff-bound Johnsonburg Ramettes (14-9-1) earned a five-set win (25-23, 25-18, 20-25, 20-25, 15-9) Tuesday night over visiting Kane.
Taking the home court for the final time in the regular season, Johnsonburg's senior quintet needed five sets for the win after a furious rally from Kane to tie the match at two sets apiece.
After a tip at the net by Kane junior Audrey Perry to give the Lady Wolves a 5-2 lead in the third set, the home team came to life.
COUDERSPORT â€“ A late comeback fell short for Ridgway boys soccer as the Elkers lost 3-2 to the Coudersport Falcons in the first round of the District 9 Class A boys soccer playoffs Monday night at CARP Park.
â€śI donâ€™t know why they have to wake up in the second half but they made it interesting,â€ť Ridgway coach John Ogden said. â€śI told them beforehand that they had nothing to lose, so play hard. A sloppy first half and an exciting second half, theyâ€™re the cardiac kids. They just came up short.â€ť