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September 27th, 2011

Johnsonburg finishes second as a team at districts

September 27, 2011

BRADFORD – The Johnsonburg Rams Golf Team placed second in the District 9 Championships at Pine Acres Country Club.
The team of Calvin Christoff, Cameron Grumley, Luke Shreffler, and J.P. Allegretto carded a team total of 336 to claim runner-up honors; defeating the Bradford Owls by two strokes, but falling short of team champion Punxsutawney, who shot a 332. Only nine of the 24 schools competing in the District Championships qualified for the team portion of the competition, including Ridgway and Elk County Catholic. 

Lady Elkers edge Lady Dutch, 3-2

September 27, 2011

Ridgway girls soccer used a second-half goal for the difference in a 3-2 win over St. Marys Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
“I knew coming in this was going to be a hard game,” Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena said. “It’s the third time we’ve seen them. I told the girls it’s going to be an 80-minute game. They (St. Marys) made some adjustments, they’re not a bad team at all, they’re a very good team. They played well. We just have to step up to that challenge and raise our level, play as a team and we’ll come out winners.”

September 26th

Crusaders down Gators on the road

September 26, 2011

PORT ALLEGANY – With under one minute remaining in regulation and the seconds quickly ticking away in the fourth quarter of Saturday afternoon’s football game, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders faced fourth-and-goal at Port Allegany’s one-yard-line with the score tied at 19-all. Two possessions earlier the team had been in a similar scenario, driving all the way to the Gator’s three-yard-line before being shut down by Port’s defense and turning the ball over on downs.

Rams soccer edges Clearfield

September 26, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg soccer won 3-2 over Clearfield Saturday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
It was the Rams' first win of the season and a one-goal win for Johnsonburg after losing four straight one-goal decisions.

September 24th

Elkers down Red Raiders

September 24, 2011

Ridgway football will enter AML South play on a 3-game winning streak after a 19-0 victory over Cameron County Friday night at Memorial Field.
"It's a great feeling, I'm so proud of my kids right now," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "What a heck of a defensive game our guys played. Offensively, we moved the ball, we showed some things that we can do. We got to capitalize more in the red zone. We're happy, we're 3-1 going into AML South divisional play, tied for first place. Our kids are excited right now and they have every right to be."

September 23rd

Ridgway boys golf holds Senior Night

September 23, 2011

Ridgway boys golf won 208-209 on Senior Night over Johnsonburg Thursday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
The five seniors for the Elkers are Kyle Caggiano, Aaron Sorge, Eric Matheson, Alex Oknefski and Jordan Lundin.
“The coaching staff is going to miss our five seniors,” Ridgway coach Dave Zawatski said. “It will be different not having them to rely on next year but the program is in much better shape because of them. Hopefully, we can continue the 12-match home winning streak that they have established.”

September 21st

Ramettes fall to Lady Dutch

September 21, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – St. Marys volleyball overcame a 2-set deficit with wins in the last three in a 3-2 (17-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-12) victory over Johnsonburg Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
St. Marys coach Erica Vogt said it was a nice comeback win for the Lady Dutch.
“We have two starters injured right now so we had to bring up a couple girls,” Vogt said. “The way they played and the way the team came together was really nice to see.”
Vogt said she was aided by the play of freshman Taylor Schutz who saw some time in the lineup due to the injuries.

September 20th

Kos shoots career-best score

September 20, 2011

Ridgway girls golf lost 241-245 in action Monday afternoon.
Ridgway coach Gary Gerber II said he was impressed with the play of freshman Sierra Kos. Kos shot a career-best score of 62.
“The girls played well [Monday] especially Sierra with a career low of 62,” Gerber II said. “She continues to lower her scores each match. She has lowered her score over 15 strokes in such a short time. She works hard and improves daily.”
Selana Scarnati had the low score for Ridgway with a 56 and Brittanei Neubert finished with a 59.

September 19th

Ridgway football wins second straight

September 19, 2011

SHEFFIELD – Twice Sheffield fumbled and twice Ridgway turned those recoveries into touchdowns.
Ridgway scored 13 of its 16 points off of turnovers in a 16-0 victory at Sheffield High School Saturday in a battle of two Allegheny Mountain League teams.
"It was a dogfight," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "At any given time, either team was capable of breaking the big one there. It's a credit to our kids, they really toughened up when they needed to and played one heck of a defensive game. What more could you say?"

Lady Elkers win Bucktail Tournament

September 19, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team captured the 2011 Bucktail Tournament title on Saturday by defeating the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders by a 5-0 score.
The tournament was played at the St. Marys Area soccer field.
This was Ridgway’s first Bucktail Tournament crown.
“We finally won the Bucktail Tournament,” said Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena. “This is our season. We have a solid core and the girls just wanted it.”

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