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February 26th, 2011
CLARION â€“ Area wrestlers competed in the opening day of the District 9 Individual Wrestling Championships Friday at Clarion University.
For Ridgway, Corey Bush is in the semifinals at 119 pounds along with teammate Slade Horner at 135, Kyle Caggiano at 140, Jake Himes at 152, D.J. Skraba at 160, Seth Stahl at 171 and Jesse Sheasley at 285-- for Johnsonburg, Jesse Wolfe at 125 and Max Zimmerman at 135 are in the semifinals.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders won the Allegheny Mountain League boys basketball championship with a 65-55 victory over Ridgway Saturday night in the "Dutch Oven" at St. Marys Area High School.
It is Elk County Catholic's second consecutive league championship and capped a week in which the Crusaders defeated Brookville, Bradford, DuBois Central Catholic and Ridgway.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Max Zimmerman would never again have the same opportunity that he was presented with Thursday night; Senior Recognition Night, the last dual match of the season and the opportunity to come away with his 100th high school victory on his home mat.
The star senior grappler from Paper City didn't disappoint, grappling his way to a victory by fall over Clarion's Rick Elliot at the 1:23 mark of the second period.
HERSHEY â€“ Ridgway wrestling may not have come away with any dual victories Friday.
The Elkers still leave with the satisfaction of being among the last 10 teams left in the state tournament this year.
Ridgway finished 0-2 in the second day of the PIAA Team Wrestling Championship, falling in the consolation round 41-18 to Pen Argyl.
Ridgway opened up action in the state quarterfinal with a 39-27 loss to Towanda Friday afternoon.
HERSHEY â€“ It wasnâ€™t about how Ridgway wrestling started Thursday, it was how the Elkers finished.
After a slow start, Ridgway closed with nine straight wins in a 54-21 dual victory over Lower Moreland in the second round of the PIAA Team Wrestling Championship.
Ridgway now faces Towanda in the state quarterfinals at noon Friday. Towanda won over Ridgway 40-23 at the Towanda Duals on Jan. 8.
Of the nine wins to close out the dual, five of them were pin. Ridgway had six pins overall along with two technical falls and two major decisions.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ With a pinfall victory just 47 seconds into his match, Johnsonburg senior Max Zimmerman strutted off the mat Thursday night with 99 career wins to his credit. While the Rams lost 58-11 to visiting Kane, Johnsonburg head wrestling coach Tom Launer had nothing but praise for his senior standout.
DuBOIS â€“ Hollywood couldn't have written a script with as much symmetry as what Ridgway wrestling experienced Saturday.
A fifth consecutive district championship, toppling the top-seeded team in the district. The program's 600th win. And an Elker freshman clinching it all with a pinfall.
Cody Stahl's pin at 103 pounds sealed a 32-29 win over top-seeded Brookville in the championship of the District Team Duals Saturday at DuBois High School.
Despite being traditionally heralded as a run-first, pass-later offensive football team, two Steeler wide receivers in particular, rookies Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders, are making an immediate impact on the field.
While Brown had 16 receptions in the regular season for 167 yards, good enough for a 10.4 average, his 58-yard reception versus Baltimore set up a game-winning touchdown. The following week, Brown had a 14-yard reception at the end of the game that enabled the Steelers to kneel the ball and earn their third Super Bowl trip in six seasons.
Itâ€™s finally Super Bowl week and at some point, after all the hype whether Green Bay Packer linebacker Clay Matthews or Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has better hair, the hoopla of Media Day and the â€śimportanceâ€ť of learning about which player thinks Lady Gaga is better than Justin Bieber, there will actually be a football game played at around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night. Itâ€™s Pittsburghâ€™s eighth Super Bowl appearance, the Steelers have the most wins with six and are tied with the most appearances with the Dallas Cowboys. Green Bay has won 12 NFL championships, the most in the league.
Safe to say, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's life and certainly his career hit rock-bottom last spring with the aftermath of his night in Georgia at a Milledgeville bar.
He was never charged legally but that means he wasn't punished for his lapse in judgment.