May 27th, 2011
Ridgway's D.J. Skraba was named to the Big 30 team after his senior season.
Ridgway High School
Height: 6â€™0â€ť Weight: 160 lbs.
Dennis Michael Carlini, 68, of 148 Spruce St., Brockway, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 9, 1943 in Ridgway, son of the late Michael and Virginia Eukon Carlini.
On June 8, 1983, he married Denise "Dee Dee" Esposito of Brockway, who survives.
He was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway, where he also served as an usher for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during
Mary Jane Urbancic, 69, of 202 Badeau Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at the Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Jan. 31, 1942, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Gust and Gertrude Pontzer Johnson.
On June 16, 1966 in Kersey, she married James L. Urbancic, who survives.
BROCKWAY â€“ Despite only registering two hits Monday evening, the Brockway Lady Rovers took an 8-1 win over visiting Ridgway in the first round of the Class A District 9 playoffs.
Ridgway starting pitcher Taylor Roseto allowed only two hits, both in the bottom of the third inning: an infield single on a bunt by Ann Moyer and a single to score two runs by mound opponent Alex Wright.
But the walks and errors hurt the Lady Elkers as 15 runners reached on either an error, walk or hit batsman.
PORT ALLEGANY â€“ Powerful hitting in the latter innings propelled Port Allegany softball to a 9-4 win over Johnsonburg in the first round of the District 9 Class A playoffs Monday afternoon at Port Allegany High School.
Johnsonburg coach Melissa Myers said the team had a good effort and played a good game.
"This was a nice playoff game," coach Myers said. "The kids played well."
Gerald Edward "Red" Bressler, 65, of Ridgway, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
He was born Aug. 12, 1945, son of the late Charles H. Bressler Sr. and Estella Marie Carr of Johnsonburg.
He had worked for the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for a number of years. He was an avid outdoorsman and spent his free time throughout his life hunting, fishing and trapping in the wilds of Pennsylvania.
Annunciata M. "Nancy" McGill, 98, of 441 W. Mill Street, St. Marys, died at the home of her daughter on Sunday, May 22, 2011 after a brief illness.Â
She was born Aug. 25, 1912 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Frank and Antoinette Pultava Piccolo.Â
On January 17, 1942 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late Paul McGill.Â
Ridgway baseball was honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Aiello Cafe in Ridgway.
Ridgway senior Ben Jaques was honored with the scholar-athlete award, finishing with a 4.1 GPA.
Varsity head coach Mark Morelli spoke to the team about the close calls the Elkers had this season, noting the team had a chance to win in many games this season and with four more wins, Ridgway could have been preparing for the playoffs with an 8-11 record.
Ridgway Little League held its Little League Day Saturday at the little league fields.
On the major league fields, Flickerwood took on Rotary, Johnsonburg then faced Lions. Northwest played Alpha Sintered and Zook went up against Metaldyne.
On the junior league field, Advantage Powders took on Cliffeâ€™s and Texas Hot went up against Northwest Savings. In teeball action, Clean Step took on Rees Dentistry and ION went up against Northstar Aggregates. Anderson & Kime rounded out the teeball slate on the junior league field, taking on Athena Laser Clinic.
Marie A. Dagustine, age 91, formerly of 266 West Main St., Ridgway, died Friday at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness. She was born April 1, 1920 in McKean County, daughter of the late Chester and Lena (Piccirillo) Christoff. She was married to Vito L. Dagustine, he preceded her in death. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.