Archive - Sports Article
July 28th, 2015
The NRA National Silhouette Championships return to the Ridgway Rifle Club next week. The smallbore competition begins next Sunday, Aug. 2 and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 4. The high power championships will then run from Thursday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 8. Ridgway last hosted this event in 2013. Pictured is Kenneth M. Haupricht, left, the 2013 NRA National High Power Champion, shooting at the high power course alongside his father and spotter, Ken Haupricht.
BRADFORD â€“Â The St. Marys Minor League all-star softball team opened play in the Minor League State Tournament with an 11-1 five-inning walk-off win over Caln Township on Tuesday night in a game played under the lights at the Kessel Athletic Complex at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
St. Marys led all the way, taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and adding to it in every inning but the third. They scored three runs in the second, four in the fourth, and three in the fifth.
Same game, new country.
For Ridgway Area High School graduate and current University of Pittsburgh baseball player Josh Mitchell, his summer was spent playing baseball with the Victoria HarbourCats of the West Coast League, a summer league for collegiate players.
Daunte Allegretto jumps and attempts a shot from beyond halfcourt at the recently rededicated Frank Clark Memorial Basketball Courts on July 16.
DuBOIS â€“Â The St. Marys Senior League All-Star baseball team suffered a forgettable 15-0 five-inning defeat to Upper Moreland in the semifinals of the winners' bracket on Friday evening, and the loss put them in a tough position as they then had to immediately turn around and face Montoursville in an elimination game. They made sure the second game was more memorable as they recorded a 9-8 walk-off win in eight innings to stay alive in the tournament.
Neil MacDonald of the Ridgway American Legion Baseball team strides into a pitch as Ridgway won its first playoff game 5-4 over Fox Township. Ridgway went from a winless season to winning 10 games in the 2015 season.
The Elk County Senior League softball All-Stars are scheduled to open play in the Pennsylvania State Tournament this afternoon in Berwick.
The All-Stars are scheduled to play against Greater Pittston at noon. Elk County manager Rich Quiggle said the Greater Pittston team is a bit more experienced due to their experience last year.
Brandon Schlimm was recently selected to compete in the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) 2015 All-Star Game, which will be played at Damaschke Field in Oneonta, N.Y. on Thursday, July 16.
SMETHPORT â€“ The Ridgway American Legion baseball team opened the playoffs with the game ending in victorious walkoff fashion.
Unfortunately for Ridgway, the team ended the playoffs on the other end of the spectrum.
A two-run seventh inning allowed Smethport to rally and walk off with a 3-2 victory over Ridgway in an Elk County Legion League elimination game held Saturday afternoon in Smethport.
A single by Hobie Milliron in the seventh gave Smethport a 3-2 win.
ST. MARYS â€” The St. Marys Little League Softball Minor League All-Star squad advanced to the finals of the District 10 Tournament on Saturday afternoon by defeating the Elk County squad by a 14-3 score in four innings at Benzinger Park.
St. Marys will return to action Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Benzinger Park when they will play the winner of the loser's bracket. The Elk County and DuBois squads will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at DuBois to determine who the St. Marys opponent will be.