April 15th, 2011
Ridgway baseball won its second game this week with a 4-3 victory over DuBois Central Catholic Thursday at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Ridgway (2-2) scored once in the second inning on a double from D.J. Skraba and an RBI single by Alex Dickant. In the third, Ridgway added two more to take a 3-0 lead on three straight singles from Jesse Reynolds, Josh Mitchell and Kevin Kilhoffer.
The Cardinals came back to make it 3-2 with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Ridgway scored its fourth run on a single by Reynolds and a double by Skraba.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Both the Johnsonburg and Curwensville coaches agreed the pitching is ahead of the hitting at this early juncture of the season.
The Rams had timely hitting in the fourth for the lone run of the game to propel Johnsonburg to a 1-0 win over the Golden Tide Thursday at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg boys tennis lost 6-3 to Brockway in action Thursday at Johnsonburg Area High School.
At No. 1 singles, Jon Carnovale of Johnsonburg lost 6-2, 6-1 to Fabio Fortunato. Mason Martonik won at No. 2 singles for the Rams with a 5-7, 6-2, 10-6 win over Joey Britton.
Jesse Powers of Brockway took the No. 3 singles match 6-1, 6-0 over J.P. Allegretto of Johnsonburg. At No. 4 singles, Shane Bickford of Johnsonburg lost 6-2, 6-1 to Noah Serifini. Jake Parrin of Brockway won 6-0, 6-1 over Nate Fields in the No. 5 singles match.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Punxsutawney Chucks tennis team edged the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 5-4 score Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
â€śIt was a tough day today, losing a close match to a talented, well-coached Punxsy team,â€ť said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team earned their first win of the season with an 11-2 victory over the Brookville Blue Raiders. Originally scheduled to be an away game for the Crusaders, the game was moved to Berwind Park after Brookville's field was determined to be unplayable.
"They played well," said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt of the Crusaders' effort. "They got the lead and they kept it and I think Jack (Herzing) set the tone. I think he had like seven out of nine strikeouts. He set the tone for the game. We just had some big hits."
Alex J. Skraba, 78, of 355 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, died peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
He was born Dec. 19, 1932, in DuBois, the son of the late Samuel and Anna Radzek Skraba.
On June 9, 1956, he married Helen C. Bienkowski, who survives.
Johnsonburg and Ridgway played three and a half innings of softball Tuesday afternoon before rain drenched the field and forced umpires to suspend play until a later date.
The Ramettes had an 11-7 lead but the Lady Elkers were unable to bat in the home half of the fourth inning.
Taylor Schlimm pitched a one-hitter to open the softball season for the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic on Tuesday afternoon at the Benzinger Township softball field. The Lady Crusaders handed the visiting Sheffield Lady Wolverines a 13-0 setback in a game that was ended after four-and-a-half innings due to the 10-run rule.
Schlimm was the winning pitcher for the Lady Crusaders on Tuesday as she held the Lady Wolverines to just one hit, a second-inning single to right field. Schlimm recorded 10 strikeouts on her way to the victory, while giving up four walks.
Rickey Anthony Antonuccio, 55, of Beach Grove Rd., Ridgway, passed away, April 4, 2011, at the Hershey Medical Center. He was born Oct. 23, 1955, in Ridgway, the son of Nicholas P. Antonuccio, who survives and the late Edna L. Dilley Antonuccio. He is survived by his wife, Regina Singleton. He resided in Ridgway for most of his life. He attended Ridgway Area High School. He enjoyed billiards, construction, 4-wheeling, cards, story telling, being around kids, repairing and painting cars. He was an automotive mechanic for 40 years.
Charles J. Marconi, 79, of 120 Hemlock Rd., St. Marys, died Monday morning, April 11, 2011, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 24, 1932, in St. Marys, son of the late Zolferino and Mary Nart Marconi.
On Nov. 5, 1955, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Norma Salter, who survives.