November 4th, 2011
STRATTANVILLE â€“ The Ridgway football team will go out on a winning note after a 35-0 victory over Clarion-Limestone Friday night at Clarion-Limestone High School.
The Elkers (6-4) built a 28-0 lead at halftime as the defense forced six turnovers from the Clarion-Limestone offense.
"The kids knew what was at stake here," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "They wanted that winning record going in at 6-4 to end the year. These seniors went out in their final games and not only did they go 6-4 but they went out on a win and paved the way for the younger guys coming up through."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams (0-10) were locked in a heated battle late in the second quarter Friday night against visiting Keystone (3-7) before a string of miscues sent the Rams reeling in a 35-6 loss.
Down 7-0, Johnsonburg came up with a huge fumble recovery after a turnover on downs to set up shop at the Keystone 3-yard line late in the first half.
Due to favorable weather, the Christmas decorations will go up along Main Street this weekend.
According to Main Street manager Michelle Bogacki, the Elco Electric Company located along Montmorenci Road had planned to do the installation of the Christmas wreaths and lights on the weekend of Nov. 18.
Elizabeth (Betty) Schwarzbach, 68, of Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
She was born September 2, 1943, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Walter and Mary "Mookie" Mahaney.
She married Franz Schwarzbach in June 1963 in St. Boniface Church in Kersey. He survives.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Franz and Thomas of Ohio; a daughter, Maria See and a granddaughter, Shyanne See, also of Ohio; two sisters, Jane Rigard of Kersey and Patti Eckl of Daguscahonda; and one brother, Tom Mahaney of St. Marys.
Margaret F. Johnson, 82, of 64 Clarion St., Wilcox, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1929 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Richard L. and Mildred H. (Bauer) Francen. She married Carl Mitchell Johnson on Aug. 18, 1948, he preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2004.
COUDERSPORT â€“ After a nervous start, Ridgway volleyball had an exhilarating finish to earn a trip to the District Final Four.
Ridgway won 3-1 (14-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-23) over Coudersport in the District 9 Class A volleyball quarterfinals Thursday night at Coudersport High School to become one of the last four teams remaining in the district.
The Lady Elkers now will play Saturday in the Final Four at St. Marys Area High School in pool play. Port Allegany, Clarion and A-C Valley are the other three teams to join the Lady Elkers.
PORT ALLEGANY â€“ Johnsonburg made things interesting with a close first set but were never able to fully regroup in a 3-0 (26-24, 25-13, 25-20) loss Thursday night at No. 1 seed Port Allegany.
â€śWe didnâ€™t really pass well but I thought we were really one hit away from winning that first game but then the second game, our composure went away a little bit,â€ť said Johnsonburg head varsity volleyball coach Bill Shuey. â€śYou canâ€™t win this game if you canâ€™t pass the ball.
â€śI donâ€™t think Port Allegany did anything differently to us, I just think we made a few mistakes.â€ť
CLARION â€“ The Clarion Area Lady Bobcat volleyball team eliminated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from the District 9-A volleyball tournament Thursday night in a match played at the Clarion Area High School.
Clarion won the first set 25-21, took the second set 25-13 and the third set 25-19.
â€śWe played well at times in the first and third sets,â€ť said ECCHS coach Diane Gies. â€śWeâ€™re an inexperienced team playing well at this time of the year against a ranked opponent.
In an effort to expand their outdoor offerings to women, TomBob Outdoors LLC of Ridgway has recently introduced scented earrings constructed from their patented metal fishing lures.
The TomBob Fishing Lure Earring Collection features a controlled-release Scent Fusion Metal, the trademarked creation from Continuous Metal Technology (CMT) of Ridgway, the parent company of TomBob. Available scents include pina colada, mandarin cranberry, baker's vanilla and cotton blossom.
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority approved the township's fiscal year audit during Thursday night's regular meeting.
Treasurer Jeff Schutz reported a clean audit.