May 23rd, 2011
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.
Margaret A. "Peggy" Beavers, 61, of 337 Pine St., Kane, died Friday afternoon, May 20, 2011 at Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center in Smethport.
Born Jan. 7, 1950 in Kane, she was the daughter of Virgil L. and Marjorie A. Golden Buhl. On Oct. 19, 1968 in Kane, she married Harvie D. Beavers, who survives.
Mrs. Beavers was a registered nurse at the Kane Community Hospital and the Ridgway Community Nurse Service & Hospice.Â Earlier she was a cook for the Colonial Inn near Kane and a bookkeeper for Shaeffer's Disposal.
KANE â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders and Lady Crusaders both claimed District 9-AA Track and Field titles on Friday afternoon at the Kane Area High School Track and Field complex.
Teresa A. Valigorsky, age 87, of River Road in Weedville, died Friday, May 20, 2011 at her residence.
She was born on April 9, 1924 in Trenton, N.J. She was the daughter of the late Anthony & Angelina (Viola) Maddalena.
She was a graduate of Ridgway High School and a graduate of St. Vincent School of Nursing in Erie where she became a registered nurse.
On January 31, 1948 at St. Leoâ€™s Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway, she married Dr. Paul J. Valigorsky. He preceded her in death on February 20, 2008.
She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Force.