May 20th, 2011
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.
The Ridgway Lady Elkers lost 7-1 to Brockway on Senior Day.
Breezy Mazur and Bri Stenta were the two seniors on the Ridgway softball team this season.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders downed the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals 17-1 in four innings on Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park, winning the game on a walk-off double by Ben Daghir.
Pat Brennen went the distance for the Crusaders, working all four innings and giving up one hit, walking four, and striking out five.
"I thought Pat pitched a pretty reasonable game. He pitched pretty well for four innings. We just got some breaks and took advantage of them. We got some runs across the board," said ECCHS coach Fr. Eric Vogt.
ST. MARYS â€“ The annual Spring Athletic Awards program for the Elk County Catholic High School spring sports athletes was held on Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium.
The evening opened with invocation by Father Ross Miceli, followed by the welcome by Athletic Club President Chris Schneider. Principal Sandy Florig gave an overview of the eveningâ€™s program, followed by the acknowledgements by Athletic Director Aaron Straub.
ST. MARYS â€“ Taylor Schlimm recorded her 11th shutout of the season on Monday afternoon at Benzinger Park as she pitched the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Johnsonburg Area High Ramettes.
Schlimm gave up only three hits in the game, while striking out seven and walking no one.
Kiana Myers was the losing pitcher for the Johnsonburg girls as she gave up just six hits, walked six and struck out one.
Martha Neubert Rees, 94, of Winchester, Va., died Friday, May 13, 2011 at Westminster Canterbury.
She was born in 1917 in Renova, the daughter of the late Edward and Barbara Neubert.Â
She married the Reverend Paul Joseph Rees on May 15, 1937 in Olean, N.Y., who preceded her in death on March 7, 2005.
Ridgway native Brianna Bush took home all-conference honors again for Seton Hill (Greensburg) University at the WVIAC (West Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Conference) Southern Regional.
Bush was named as first-team all-conference after the regional tournament, one of seven in the conference to round out the first team.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg track and field fared well at the Elk County Track Meet held Thursday at Johnsonburg Area High School with many event wins and some meet and school records falling.
In girls' long jump, Rhianon Fowler finished second with a mark of 16-4, it improves her own record from last year and set a new Johnsonburg High School record. Gabbi Benninger was fourth at 14-5 and Bryton Dybowski was fifth at 14-4. Taylor Elias had a mark of 12-0 for ninth and Bailey Smith was 10th at 11-10. Chelsea Phillips was 11th at 11-4.
Janice S. Wilson, 74, of West Center Street, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born October 2, 1936 in Ridgway, son of the late Leo â€śPatâ€ť and Carolyn (Harriger) Divany.