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Wilcox Legion downs Ridgway, 8-0

June 20, 2014

WILCOX – It was a night for young stars to shine at Jones Township Community Park.
Led by a complete-game shutout by Neil MacDonald, Wilcox defeated Ridgway 8-0 in American Legion baseball action Friday night.
MacDonald allowed four hits, all singles, walked three and struck out five for Wilcox.

Crusaders come up short in state title bid

June 14, 2014

STATE COLLEGE – One step made all the difference in the Elk County Catholic Crusaders winning the PIAA Class A Baseball Championship 2-1 in regulation and losing it 2-1 to Devon Prep in extra innings.
Senior Vincent Jacob led off the first inning with a double, went to third on a wild pitch, and came home as Ivan Wortman flied out for the second out of the inning. Jacob's run appeared to give the Crusaders an early lead, but Devon Prep checked to see if he had left early, and the umpires ruled that he had, negating the run and resulting in the third out for Elk Catholic.

Wilcox Legion falls to Smethport

June 12, 2014

WILCOX – The Wilcox American Legion team hopes there isn't another night like Wednesday this season.
Smethport blew open an early lead with an eight-run fifth inning as Smethport won 14-0 over Wilcox in five innings at Jones Township Community Park in American Legion baseball action.

Crusaders advance to state title game

June 10, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY – With two outs in the top of the seventh of the PIAA Class A Western Final at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field in Punxsutawney, the Bishop McCort Crushers had a runner on third and their own pitcher, Brad Coleman, at the plate. All Coleman, who had spent the game in a pitchers' duel with Schlimm, needed was to reach base safely and the game would be tied. ECC had held a 1-0 advantage since the fourth inning, but the Crushers had left men stranded in all but the sixth.

Vogt gets 100th win as Crusaders walk off 10-0 over Carmichaels

June 6, 2014

SLIPPERY ROCK – ECC head coach Fr. Eric Vogt notched his 100th win on Thursday evening as the Crusaders kept their undefeated season alive, walking off 10-0 in five innings against the Carmichaels Mighty Mikes in a PIAA Class A quarterfinal contest played at Jack Critchfield Park at Slippery Rock University.
According to Vogt, for the most part the game went according to plan for the Crusaders.

Johnsonburg track and field honored with banquet

June 3, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg track and field team had their many successes celebrated at a banquet Monday night at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall.
Varsity head coach Rene Wenner expressed appreciation to her assistant coaches which are Brian Hinton, Chad Yurchick and Brent Barraclough along with junior high head coach Dan Carnovale and junior high assistant coach Mike Haight.

Crusaders beat Cranberry 13-3 to win D9-A crown

May 30, 2014

BROCKWAY — The Elk County Catholic Crusaders came up with eight runs on seven hits and four walks in the home half of the fifth inning to capture the District 9 Class A baseball championship over the Cranberry Berries by a 13-3 score.

Crusaders edge DCC 4-3 in eight innings to advance to title game

May 28, 2014

BROCKWAY — The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team waited until the last moment Tuesday afternoon to tie the game with DuBois Central at 3-all in the bottom of the seventh inning, then got a single from Dan Singer to score Dan Stauffer in the eighth inning to send the Crusaders to the District 9-A championship game with a 4-3 victory.
Elk Catholic trailed 3-1 going into the home half of the seventh inning. With one out, Singer singled and moved to second on a single by Jeff Wehler. With two outs, Brandon Schlimm doubled scoring both Singer and Wehler to knot the game at three.

Weisner ends high school career on top

May 27, 2014

ST. MARYS – It was a busy weekend for Kennedy Weisner.
Not only did Weisner graduate from Elk County Catholic High School on Sunday afternoon, but she did so as the salutatorian of her class. The day before, she added to her already impressive resume by adding two more PIAA state titles to her collection with victories in the girls' Class AA 1600-meter and 800-meter runs, repeating as state champion in both events.

Pair of Johnsonburg track and field athletes finish with state medals

May 26, 2014

Two Johnsonburg girls track and field athletes finished with state medals on the second day of the PIAA track and field championships held Saturday at Shippensburg University.
Ashley Imbrogno finished third in the girls javelin with a throw of 133-2, setting a new school record in the process. Imbrogno bettered her seed of 130-8 by over two feet to win the third-place medal.

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