The Ridgway football team was honored with a banquet Sunday night at The Royal Inn in Ridgway to celebrate the season, a season which the Elkers claimed their first AML championship since 1993.
"This is a special night not only to reward our season but this is kind of the last night we'll be together as a team for the 2014 season," Ridgway varsity head coach Mark Heindl said.
Thursday Night Football 11/13
Miami (6-4) 22 vs
Buffalo (5-5) 9
Miami QB Ryan Tannehill threw 2 second half touchdowns to rally a comeback victory over Buffalo. Buffalo was moving the ball up and down the field early, but could not seem to find the end zone to cap drivers. They clung to a 9-3 lead as they kept Miami in check. Tannehill was able to rally his teamâ€™s offense to score 19 unanswered points to seal the game and second place in the AFC East.
DuBOIS â€“ In a game that few people outside of the borough of Kane expected, the Wolves scored 18 unanswered points against the Clarion Bobcats to defeat the stateâ€™s fifth-ranked Class A team 18-8 in DuBois on Saturday night. The Wolvesâ€™ defense held the high-powered Bobcat offense to single digits as Kaneâ€™s offense dominated the time of possession.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg varsity volleyball team was honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Bill Shuey presented awards based on statistics. Ashton Watts won the award for highest hitting percentage and was second in blocks with 29.
"Ashton played middle for us, served, played some back row," Shuey said. "Ashton did a great job blocking and hitting. She didn't take it easy on an overpass. She had a great year."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg junior varsity team celebrated their season with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg junior varsity head coach Brenda Bevacqua expressed appreciation to assistant coach Sara Vallone and Kelly Bliss for their help this season. Johnsonburg won two matches this season and made it to the semifinals in two of the three tournaments the Ramettes entered.
CLARION â€” The Karns City Gremlins captured the District 9 Class AA football championship Friday night with a 49-12 victory over the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen in a game played at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium.
The Gremlins held a 21-6 halftime lead then erupted for 20 third quarter points to open a 41-6 lead. Karns City outscored the Dutch 8-6 in the fourth quarter.
"I am proud of the kids, they played hard and they competed," said Dutch coach Tony Defilippi.
Elk County Catholic High School held its 2014 Athletic Awards Program sponsored by the ECCSS Athletic Association on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium.
ECCHS Athletic Director Aaron Straub served as the master of ceremonies for the program, and started off by providing attendees with some background on the number of students that were members of one of the school's fall sports teams.
Ridgway senior cross country runner Rachel Guyer signed a National Letter of Intent with St. Bonaventure University Wednesday afternoon at Ridgway Area High School during the first day of the early signing period.
When the Kane Wolves dominated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 39-0 in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal match on Saturday night at Dutch Country Stadium, Kane head coach Todd Silfies explained that the strong showing by his squad was about more than just avenging a close 13-12 senior night loss earlier in the season and staying alive in the playoffs.
"It's actually deeper than that," Silfies said. "That (ECC) is a very good football team with a great class of seniors, and they've haunted these guys."