JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg volleyball brings a senior-laden group into the 2011 season, a group which experienced reaching the District 9 Final Four last season.
â€śThings are going well, theyâ€™re a coachable bunch,â€ť Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. â€śTheyâ€™re eager to learn and get better at their skills. I think weâ€™re going to surprise some people this year.â€ť
After a 2010 derailed by injuries, Ridgway boys soccer looks to make a comeback this fall.
One positive that head coach John Ogden took out of the injuries was seeing younger players get a chance to play at the varsity level.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg boys soccer will field an experienced and still relatively young team entering the 2011 season.
â€śWe return quite a few lettermen,â€ť Johnsonburg coach Lance Rezmerski said. â€śWe have three seniors this year and probably around nine or 10 juniors. A lot of experience coming back. Weâ€™re working on the basics right now. Things are going smoothly.â€ť
Coming off of a district semifinal appearance in Class AA last season, the Ridgway Lady Elker girls soccer team comes back with optimism for the 2011 season.
â€śWe have a total of 22 girls this year which is about the same as last year,â€ť Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena said. â€śGood numbers, very good numbers for the co-op. This year, I got five girls from Johnsonburg. Itâ€™s really working out, Iâ€™m really loving the co-op, both schools are great to work with. I really think weâ€™re going to make it back to where we were last year.â€ť
With 26 golfers on the roster, the Ridgway golf team is already having a banner year in terms of participation.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Looking to improve on a 6-7 mark from last season, the Johnsonburg girls varsity tennis team will have "new faces in new places" this year but also a picture of consistency in lone senior Taylor Scida.
"She is, in my opinion, the best single player in Class A, the No. 1 player on our roster, and she has to go out and prove that she's the best, not just to everyone else but to herself as well," said fifth-year head coach Gregg Dauber. "I know she can do it, she just has to be mentally strong-- she really has every part of the game except for the mental part.
The Borough of Ridgway held a special council meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the option of contracting CSG Consulting, LLC out of Clarion to market the borough's water supply to drilling operators.
CSG Consulting officials propose to market and sell the borough's water on a commission basis at 12.5 percent of gross sales for a period of no less than five years.
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner announced during Tuesday afternoon's Solid Waste Authority meeting that she was successful in obtaining a grant from the Stackpole Hall Foundation to aid in the purchase of a new baler for the Community Recycling Center, which is located at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys.
The county's recycling program stands to lose a significant amount of state funding during the upcoming grant cycle, according to Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner.
"They are going to be cutting the amount of 904 funding that we can expect to get by about 40 percent and we're looking at losing at least $5,000," Titchner informed members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority on Tuesday afternoon.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ As a former Johnsonburg Elementary School student, Kayla Nelson, the new Title I math teacher is inspired to be a part of the Johnsonburg School District as a teacher.
â€śI am so excited andÂ honoredÂ to be part of such a fantastic school district,â€ť Nelson said. â€śAs a former Johnsonburg graduate, it is truly a privilege for me to return to the school district to follow in the footsteps of my elementary school teachers.â€ť