March 14th, 2011
ALTOONA â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders' season came to on end on Saturday afternoon at the Altoona Area High School gym, as they were defeated in the opening round of the girls' PIAA Class A State Championship tournament by two-time defending state champion Bishop Guilfoyle. The Lady Marauders handed the Lady Crusaders a 36-19 loss in that opening-round game.
HERSHEY â€“ Ridgway wrestler Corey Bush has guaranteed himself a state medal after action Friday at the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships while Johnsonburgâ€™s Jesse Wolfe goes home with a 1-2 finish.
Bush faces off against Nate Giorgio of Schulykill Valley in the seventh-place bout Saturday as that round begins at 12:30 p.m.
Maude Helen Wilson, 73, of 78 Spring Brook Dr., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, March 9, 2011 at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 19, 1937 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Theodore R. and Hazel A. (Sherman) Salberg.
She married Marshall E. Wilson on March 17, 1956, who survives.
Robert J. "Bobby" Rupprecht, 79, of Ridgway, died peacefully Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at St. Vincentâ€™s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn.
He was born in St. Marys, the son of the late Aloysius (Alois) and Mary Rupprecht. He married Sheila Rupprecht, who survives.
He lived many years in the greater Fairfield, Conn. area prior to moving back to Pennsylvania. He was a retired employee of Norwalk Powdered Metals.
Florence L. Steis, 88, of Miamisburg, Ohio, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at her residence under the care of Hospice of Dayton.
She was born Sept. 12, 1922 in Brandy Camp, the daughter of Gelindo and Julia Castina Benigni.
She was a former resident of Brandy Camp and Coraopolis.
Thomas Alvin Terwilliger, 82, of 19 Hiram St., Brookville, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Veterans Hospital in Oakland.
He was born December 5, 1928 in Cadogan Township, son of the late Homer and Mildred Bortz Terwilliger.
He had made his home with Judith Baumgratz for many years. She preceded him in death in 1997.
He was Methodist by faith and enjoyed hunting, camping and especially fishing as well as spending time with his family.
He had been employed at Stackpole Carbon as a die setter. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War.
SHARON â€“ Corey Bush of Ridgway and Jesse Wolfe of Johnsonburg both finished third in their respective weight classes to advance to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships in Hershey after the Northwest Regional Championships Saturday at Sharon High School.
Bush (119) finished it off with a 2-0 win the third-place match against Karl Lightner of Smethport. Bush scored with two back points in the third period en route to the 2-1 win.
SHARON â€“ Ridgway senior D.J. Skraba reached the 100-win mark at the Northwest Regional Championships last weekend at Sharon High School.
Skraba came into the tournament at 99 wins but lost in the quarterfinals. He then took his 100th win in the first round of consolations with a 4-0 decision over Josh Lewis of Youngsville.
â€śI would have rather gotten it in the first match, then I came back and won the next two,â€ť Skraba said.
SHARON â€“ Ridgway junior Corey Bush captured both his 100th win and a second trip to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships with his third-place finish at 119 pounds.
Bush won 18-2 in a technical fall over Nick Hart of Cambridge Springs to reach his 100th win, then he capped off the weekend with a win in the third-place bout to move on to states.
Bush hoped he would have had the win in the semifinals but is happy to move on. Bush won a regional championship at 103 pounds last year.
SHARON â€“ Johnsonburg senior Jesse Wolfe has gotten over the hump again.
After winning his first district title, Wolfe finished third at 125 pounds to advance to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships.
He won 1-0 over Nate Stidham of Hickory in the third-place match to qualify.
â€śItâ€™s an awesome feeling,â€ť Wolfe said. â€śJust like last week, it was either be a 3-time runner-up or be a champion. This week, be a 3-time fourth-place finisher for states. I just stepped it up both weeks. Now Iâ€™m going on to states, it feels real good.â€ť