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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 advances to tourney title game

December 29, 2012

ST. MARYS – Ridgway boys basketball advanced to defend their Holiday Tournament title with a 64-48 victory over St. Marys in the nightcap of the first day of the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday night at St. Marys Area High School.
A strong start in the first quarter ultimately proved to be the difference in the game as Ridgway burst out to a 25-8 lead at the end of the opening eight minutes.

Rams advance to tournament finals with 60-33 win over Crusaders

December 29, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Johnsonburg Rams advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Boys' Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 60-33 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders Friday night at St. Marys Area.
The Rams will meet the Ridgway Elkers tonight at 8 p.m. for the county tournament crown. Elk Catholic will meet St. Marys Area this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the consolation game. Ridgway defeated St. Marys 64-48 in the other contest.

Ramettes make quick work of Ridgway

December 29, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Johnsonburg Ramettes coasted to an easy 59-13 victory over winless Ridgway in the first round of the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament.
With the win, Johnsonburg will play today in the title game against Elk County Catholic. The starting time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The Ramettes own a 47-44 victory Dec. 12 over ECC, the first win over their county rival in Johnsonburg head girls varsity basketball coach Mike Zilkofski's eight-year career.

Elkers down Gators

December 21, 2012

Ridgway boys basketball won 56-19 over Port Allegany in action Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.

Lady Hubbers no match for Johnsonburg in 55-27 loss

December 19, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Ramettes (5-1) got off to a slow start Wednesday but regrouped quickly to topple visiting Smethport, 55-27
Johnsonburg was paced by junior Kassa Kocjancic, who finished with 14 points; she was complemented by fellow junior Chelsea Benson, who scored 10 points, along with seniors Rhianon Fowler and Brittany Watts, who finished with nine points apiece.

Lady Dutch down Ridgway Lady Elkers, 58-15

December 19, 2012

St. Marys girls' basketball won 58-15 over Ridgway Wednesday night in action at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Dutch took control from the start of the game and led 25-4 after the first quarter. Becky Krieg opened the game with two free throws before going to work on their full-court press.
"There's a lot of things that we're working at working on every game, every time we're in practice," St. Marys coach Leona Ho'ohuli said. "It is our defense, we are looking hard on our defense this year and the girls came out and did well."

Ridgway wrestling falls to Port Allegany in home opener

December 18, 2012

Ridgway wrestling lost 60-3 to Port Allegany in the Elkers' home opener Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"Port Allegany's a great team," Ridgway coach David Fordoski said. "They have a lot of upperclassmen and they wrestled like that. They have a lot of mat experience. A lot of our kids are just starting to get their experience. They were able in a lot of the matches to get that extra takedown or the extra thing right at the end in the win. It's disheartening sitting on this side, seeing it happen but it's part of the learning process."

Young Rovers, forfeits doom Johnsonburg wrestling, 58-16

December 18, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A slew of Brockway underclassmen came up big Tuesday night as the visiting Rovers earned a 58-16 win over the Rams on the wrestling mat in Johnsonburg.
The Rovers got six wins by underclassmen, three by freshmen and another three by sophomores, and took advantage of four wins by forfeit for the runaway victory.

Elkers win over Cameron County

December 17, 2012

After a defensive struggle in the first half, Ridgway was able to wear down Cameron County's defense in the second half and pull away for a 52-20 win over the Red Raiders Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway led 15-8 after a low-scoring first half of play.
"Coach (Cameron County coach Jon) Songer had a great game plan there," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "They got those big kids standing in the zone, controlling the boards and they made us hit shots."

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