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Ridgway dominates Sheffield

January 9, 2013

A strong second quarter by Ridgway boys basketball wouldn't allow Sheffield a second chance to regroup in the second half.
Ridgway outscored the Wolverines 28-7 in the second quarter en route to a 30-point halftime lead and a 74-28 victory over Sheffield Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.

Ramettes overcome slow start to stop Lady Tide

January 8, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The Ramettes were shorthanded in the second quarter Tuesday night after a skirmish under the net left senior Brittany Watts with a bloody nose but the team proved their resilience as they held on for a 48-33 victory against a much improved Curwensville team.

Elkers show improvement against Cameron County

January 8, 2013

Ridgway wrestling won the majority of the matches wrestled on the mat but three forfeits helped propel Cameron County to a 38-30 win over the Elkers Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway won six of the 10 matches wrestled on the mat.
"They wrestled really well with a lot of emotion," Ridgway coach David Fordoski said. "The kids are really coming along. They're believing in what we're doing in the practice room and they're starting to bring it out to the mat."

Elkers down ECC in front of overflow crowd

January 6, 2013

Ridgway boys basketball used a strong third quarter to overtake the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 48-41 Saturday night in front of an overflow crowd at Ridgway Area High School.
Although the Crusaders kept within striking distance of Ridgway throughout the game, ECC was unable to pull even with Ridgway after the first quarter.
"Ridgway has an excellent team," Elk County Catholic coach Aaron Straub said. "They're extremely well-coached. They're extremely talented. They are awfully difficult to beat. We look forward to the next opportunity to play them."

Elkers down AML South foe Brockway

January 5, 2013

Ridgway boys basketball used an early second-half run to take control of Friday night's AML South game against Brockway en route to a 65-42 victory over the Rovers at Ridgway Area High School.
Brockway was able to stick with the Elkers for much of the 1st half and was within four at 28-24 after a free throw from Dausen Crawford. Ridgway ran a set play after a timeout on the last possession of the first half and it paid off as senior Sam Roselli was able to score inside with six seconds left to give the Elkers a 30-24 lead at halftime.

Rams dominate Kane with punishing offensive onslaught

January 5, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Talk about scoring points in bunches.
On a night where everything seemed to be going in, the Johnsonburg Rams (8-1) stretched their winning streak to four games with an 80-54 win Friday over the visiting Kane Wolves (3-6).
Kane's Kevin Cleer led all scorers with 20 points, thanks largely to a nine-point fourth quarter, but the night belonged to a quartet of Rams who crossed over into double figures.

Dutch wrestlers down Ridgway Elkers, 58-13

January 4, 2013

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team raised their dual-match record to 2-1 on the season with a 58-13 victory over the Ridgway Elkers Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutchmen recorded two pins, six forfeits, a major decision and two decisions to account for their points last night.
"I thought we wrestled pretty good tonight," said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra."I thought we wrestled to our abilities. I thought Bill Gabor did a nice job at 160 against Sheesley." .
"We're going to move on. We wrestle DuBois on Tuesday in a big District 9 match," added Surra.

Rams use defense to defeat Bradford

January 2, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The old cliche says "defense wins championships."
For Johnsonburg boys basketball, defense also won Wednesday's game against Bradford.
The Rams held Bradford to four points in the last quarter and a half en route to a 46-30 victory over the Owls Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.

Johnsonburg wins boys county tournament title

December 30, 2012

ST. MARYS – Ridgway ended 2011 with a win in the Elk County Holiday Tournament over Johnsonburg.
Johnsonburg returned the favor to end 2012.
The Rams scored the final 13 points in the fourth quarter to take a 36-23 win over Ridgway in the championship game of the tournament Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School.
It's Johnsonburg's second tournament title in four years, the Rams also won the county title in 2009.
"It feels good for the kids I'm sure," Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. "I feel very proud that I was able to be a part of this."

Lady Crusaders win county tournament

December 30, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team successfully defended their Elk County Girls' Holiday Basketball Tournament crown by defeating the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a 44-27 score in the 2012 championship game played Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School.
The Lady Crusaders' defense was the key to the game as they limited the Ramettes to seven points in the second half of play.
"Holding Johnsonburg to seven points in the second half was definitely the key," said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.

Ridgway girls basketball defeated the Lady Owls but balanced scoring had the Lady Elkers' offense...
Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 45-23 to Bradford Wednesday night at Johnsonburg...