September 19th, 2011
SHEFFIELD â€“ 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?"
ST. MARYS â€“ 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 Ridgwayâ€™s first Bucktail Tournament crown.
â€śWe finally won the Bucktail Tournament,â€ť said Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena. â€śThis is our season. We have a solid core and the girls just wanted it.â€ť
After four months of waiting, Bingo at the St. Leo Catholic Church will resume on Saturday, Oct., 1 after the 5:15 p.m. mass in the newly renovated Social Hall.
The Social Hall has been closed since June 1 due to the renovations.
"We wanted to hold a grand reopening because there are a lot of faithful customers who come every week," said principal Mary Detwiler. "We want to welcome everyone back and thank them for their patience."
Participants will be given a $5 off coupon to welcome them back. Giveaways and Bingo dollars will also be distributed.
Ridgway boys soccer won 2-1 over Johnsonburg Saturday morning at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The two teams competed to a scoreless first 40 minutes of play and continued in a 0-0 tie for much of the second half.
Lois A. Wester Crandall, 92, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
She was born November 7, 1918 on the Lyons Road, Sherman, N.Y., the daughter of the late Henry and Ella Lyon Wester.
On Nov. 1, 1941, in Sherman, N.Y., she married Clyde R. Crandall, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1994.
She was a 1935 graduate of Sherman Central School and a 1939 graduate of the New York State College for Teachers at Albany, N.Y. She subsequently did graduate work under Syracuse University and the New York State College at Fredonia. She taught for 20 years at Sherman Central School.
Richard â€śDickâ€ť C. Johnson, 99, of 929 Burning Well Rd., Wilcox, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys.
Born Nov. 15, 1911, in Wilcox, he was a son of Peter and Freda Carlson Johnson.
He married Lillian Swanson on March 27, 1946. She preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 1993.
Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Army with the 4th Division during World War II.
He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church and belonged to the Wilcox Masonic Lodge. He also was a member of the Wilcox American Legion and the Wilcox Senior Center.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Otto-Eldred sophomore quarterback Dakota Vaughn set the tone early for the Terror (1-2) and scored all four touchdowns in a 26-13 win Friday night over the Johnsonburg Rams (0-3).
Vaughn surprised the Rams right from the get-go with a 63-yard pass play to sophomore halfback/cornerback Coy Hoffman to highlight a four-play, 76-yard drive. Vaughn broke the plane from a yard out to give the Terror an early 6-0 lead.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad was handed their first loss of the season on Friday evening, falling to the Coudersport Falcons 12-7 in a match played at Dutch Country Stadium.
"We never really got the offense going," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "I thought we had a nice drive in the third and again in the fourth. We had to punch in at the end of the game and we didn't get the job done."
ST. MARYS â€“ It was sunny but cool on Friday afternoon for the opening round match-up between St. Marys and Ridgway at St. Marys Area High School's soccer field in this year's Bucktail Tournament. St. Marys put up a good fight, but the Lady Elkers eventually emerged with the 4-0 victory to advance to the finals.
"We played more younger players today because of injuries. We want to do well tomorrow. Our younger players are showing improvement. Ridgway is a better team right now, and I wish them luck in the final," said St. Marys coach Dr. Bob Schmidt.
New York Times bestseller Immaculee Ilibagiza gave a powerful presentation in the Ridgway Area High School auditorium Thursday night recounting her personal experience of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Deacon Larry Caggeso opened the program introducing Immaculee.