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February 4th, 2011
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.
On the night of Brookville's 50th anniversary celebration, fans got a dual worthy of the occasion.
Highlighted by a 119-pound bout between two state-ranked wrestlers, Ridgway lost 42-24 at Brookville Saturday night at Brookville Area High School.
"I'm really pleased, the kids gave us everything they had," Ridgway coach Gary Gerber said.
Brookville coach Dave Klepfer said the Raiders wrestled well.
"It's definitely nice to get the win," he said. "The guys wrestled hard, it's nice to perform like that."
After seemingly never finding a way to get out of the minor leagues, Garrett Jones has established himself with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jones appeared in 158 games with 21 home runs, 86 RBIs, 34 doubles and a .247 average for the middle-of-the-lineup presence. That also included home runs in his first two at-bats on Opening Day last season.
Jones was a featured part of the Pirates Caravan at Ridgway Area Middle School to promote the new season
Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan knows a new year means new excitement for baseball.
Hanrahan was part of the Pirates Caravan which visited Ridgway Area Middle School Tuesday to promote the upcoming season.
Ridgway wrestling coach Gary Gerber earned his 400th career coaching win at the Towanda Duals Saturday.
Gerber's 400th win came as the Elkers opened the Duals with a 41-24 victory over Milton.
"It felt great," Gerber said. "It's been great to be a part of Ridgway wrestling."
Ridgway finished with a 4-1 record in Towanda.
"The kids wrestled well all weekend," Gerber said. "We beat Port Allegany, another good team in the district and Towanda was a tough team."
Johnsonburg wrestler Jesse Wolfe recorded his 100th win at the Coudersport Duals over the weekend.
Wolfe secured his 100th win with a pinfall victory in the 135-pound bout against Lackawanna Trail. Wolfe is currently 13-0 this season.
Max Zimmerman was 4-1 at the Coudersport Duals and according to Johnsonburg wrestling coach Tom Launer, Zimmerman is currently at 92 career wins.
Johnsonburg is at Sheffield tonight.
December 21st, 2010
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Despite another dual meet loss Tuesday night at home against visiting Brockway, the Rams saw several bright spots in their short lineup.
"We don't expect to win any dual matches but we're looking for individual improvement every week, and the kids haven't disappointed us," said Johnsonburg head varsity wrestling coach Tom Launer following the home team's 55-18 loss. "They come to practice and work hard, and we're happy with the way the season is going."
The All-District volleyball all-star teams were announced for District 9.
The teams were selected by the PAVB Coaches Association.
Johnsonburg had two players make the teams. Cody Anderson was named as first-team All-District and Justis Myers made third-team All-District.
The first-team all-stars consist of Anderson, Brooke Bailey of Clarion, Lexie Meholic of Elk County Catholic, Taylor Frank of Elk County Catholic, Brittany Hanlon of Clarion and Dani Fleeger of Clarion. The MVP was Tiffany Smathers of Clarion.