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April 11th, 2011

Ridgway baseball competes in Altoona Curve Classic to open season

April 11, 2011

ALTOONA – Ridgway baseball opened its season over the weekend at the Altoona Curve Classic, finishing with an 0-2 record.
The Elkers lost in the opener, 8-2, to Bishop Guilfoyle and followed with an 11-1 loss to Bishop Carroll.

April 9th

Ridgway baseball delayed at Curve Classic

April 9, 2011

Ridgway baseball was scheduled to play in the Altoona Curve Classic but that has been postponed until the weekend.
Ridgway opens against Bishop Guilfoyle at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Bishop Carroll faces Hollidaysburg at 11:15 a.m. and Tyrone takes on Central at 1:30 p.m.
Bishop Walsh plays Altoona at 3:45 p.m. The losers of the first two games play at 6 p.m. while the losers of the second two games play at 8:15 p.m.

April 8th

Bush fares well in early spring action for Seton Hill

April 8, 2011

Ridgway Area High School graduate Brianna Bush competed recently in a pair of events.
Bush was third overall at the conclusion of the the Johnny D. Barbour Invitational. For the two-day event, she compiled a score of 178 (94-84). Her 84 shot on the second day was the best of all competitors in the top 20. Seton Hill was third as a team with a score of 757 (388-369).
Bush opened the season at the OVU Invitational at Marietta Country Club in Marietta, Ohio. She finished 14 overall with a two-day score of 180 (92-88) and had the best score for Seton Hill.

April 7th

Deacon Sylvester F. "Cy" Simchick

April 7, 2011

Deacon Sylvester F. "Cy" Simchick, 77, passed on to the Lord peacefully on April 6, 2011 in the arms of his loving wife of 57 years, Roselyn C. (Servidea) Simchick, in his Kenhorst residence. Born in Johnsonburg, he was the eldest son of the late Frank and Eleanor (Przybylski) Simchick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph; his sister, Lucy Myers; his son-in-law, Brian Grabus; daughter-in-law, Roberta (Lehmann) Simchick; and niece, Suzie Simchick.

April 6th

DuBois Area track teams sweep ECC squads

April 6, 2011

DuBOIS – The Elk County Catholic track and field teams were swept by the DuBois Area teams in a meet held at the DuBois Area High School complex.
The Lady Crusaders lost by a 105-45 score, while the Crusaders lost to the Beavers by a 97-53 score.
“Today’s meet was a test of our spirit and determination and overall we came through things well,” said ECCHS coach John Schneider.

John D. "Jack" Carlson

April 6, 2011

John D. "Jack" Carlson, 88, of Sandersville, Ga. died Dec. 15, 2010. John was the son of the late John A. Carlson and the late Harriet M. Carlson of Ridgway. He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Carlson, and a sister, Jill Fish. He was a decorated Navy Lieutenant during WWII. A graduate of the Newark College of Engineering, he was an engineer for New Jersey Bell Telephone Company. Upon retirement, Jack and his wife Alice moved from North Caldwell, N.J. to Sandersville, Ga., where they bought a farm.

April 4th

Thomas C. Launer

April 5, 2011

Thomas C. Launer, 57, of 5236 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Sunday evening, April 3, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 2, 1953, in Ridgway, son of Kenneth E. and the late Naomi Huckabone Launer.
On Aug. 16, 1975 in Holy Rosary Church, he married Gail F. Franco, who survives.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1971 and Penn State University in 1977.

Coaches tip hats to Johnsonburg wrestling team

April 4, 2011

GLEN HAZEL – Departing Johnsonburg seniors Jesse Wolfe and Max Zimmerman were honored Sunday afternoon as co-recipients of the prestigious Aaron Muroski Memorial Award presented each year to the most outstanding wrestler in the high school program.

Johnsonburg seniors Wolfe, Zimmerman, walk off with hardware

April 4, 2011

GLEN HAZEL – Departing Johnsonburg seniors Jesse Wolfe and Max Zimmerman were honored Sunday afternoon as co-recipients of the prestigious Aaron Muroski Memorial Award presented each year to the most outstanding wrestler in the high school program.

Imbrogno has seven rebounds in boys' Kozel game

April 4, 2011

ST. MARYS – Game MVP Maxx Rynd of Venango Catholic scored 26 points to go with five rebounds and three steals to lead White to a 100-66 win over Blue in the 12th annual Alice R. Kozel Foundation District 9 Boys All-Star Basketball Game played Saturday night at Elk County Catholic High School.
Rynd became the first All American Awards & Engraving D9Sports.com District 9 Player of the Year to also earn Kozel Game MVP honors with his performance.

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