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Ridgway football falters against Brockway, 38-14

September 29, 2012

After a strong first half by Ridgway football, Brockway would pull away in the second half for a 38-14 victory over the Elkers.
It took just over a minute and four plays for Brockway to receive the opening kickoff and drive right down the field. Quarterback Alec Shaffer-Doan would culminate the drive with an 8-yard touchdown run on a quarterback bootleg play to put the Rovers up 7-0.

Crusaders hold off Johnsonburg Rams

September 29, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders improved to 5-0 on Friday night as they took a 25-0 lead through three quarters and then held off an attempted fourth quarter rally by the Rams to come away with a 25-12 win on Friday night at Memorial Field.
The Crusaders racked up a total of 250 yards in the game, with team members rushing for 135 yards and 115 coming from the squad's passing game. Johnsonburg, on the other hand, relied heavily on passing, with 192 of their 214 yards coming on pass plays.

Ridgway boys golf downs Johnsonburg

September 27, 2012

Ridgway boys golf won 205-222 over Johnsonburg on a rainy Thursday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Individual medalist honors were split among four different golfers. Josh Roselli and T.J. Schlimm shot 39 for Ridgway while Cameron Grumley and Nate Burgeson did the same for Johnsonburg.
“Some nice playing under tough conditions for the first group,” Ridgway coach Dave Zawatski said. “Our depth once again was the difference.”
Jesse Reynolds had a 40 for Ridgway and Josh Mitchell followed with a 43. Morgan Eckenroth carded a 44.

Lady Elkers shut out ECC

September 27, 2012

ST. MARYS — The Ridgway Lady Elkers got a goal early in both halves of Thursday's girls' varsity soccer game at Benzinger Park in shutting out the home-standing Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders 2-0.
The Lady Crusaders have now failed to score in any five of their home games this season-- a total of 400 minutes of soccer.
In yesterday's contest, the Lady Crusaders managed just four shots at goal against Ridgway. The Lady Elkers finished with 13 shots and a four-to-none advantage in corners.

Dutchmen dominate Ridgway soccer, 5-1

September 27, 2012

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys Area Dutch soccer team avenged an early-season loss to Ridgway in a big way on Thursday afternoon, tallying up the most goals they have scored in a single contest all year en route to a 5-1 trouncing of the Elkers.
"I'm just real proud of the guys today," said St. Marys Area coach Russ Micale. "We came back and avenged a previous loss of the season."
"We talked about beating those teams that beat us previously, and this was one of them," he added.

Lady Elkers dominate Sheffield

September 25, 2012

After a sluggish start, Ridgway volleyball dispatched of Sheffield easily in the final two sets to complete a 3-0 (25-21, 25-9, 25-12) victory over the Lady Wolverines Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The two teams were tied at 9-all in the first before Ridgway was able to create some distance with a 5-0 run. Sierra Kos had all five service points during this flurry while Katie Oknefski and Maria Buhler had kills.
“Maria Buhler did a good job,” Ridgway coach Janet Redmond said. “She’s one you can depend on.”

Feronti shoots low round for Ridgway

September 25, 2012

Ridgway girls golf hosted an area match Tuesday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Ridgway was led by senior Logan Feronti as she shot a 59. Sam Carobine finished with a 73 and Shania Reitz carded a 74. Sarah Szczotka finished with a 78 as Ridgway finished with a team total of 285.
“Logan Feronti played her best round of the year with a 59 on her last home match as our only senior,” Ridgway coach Gary Gerber II said. “She has continued to improve and work hard the entire season.  She will also compete at districts on Monday along with Sam Carobine.”

Johnsonburg loses close tennis match to St. Marys

September 25, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes lost a close 5-4 decision Tuesday afternoon on the tennis courts against visiting St. Marys.
The Ramettes went down 3-2 in singles competition and couldn't make up the deficit in doubles action.
"Even though we lost I still think we're the better team," said Johnsonburg head varsity girls tennis coach Gregg Dauber. "We didn't make matchups in doubles, we played our best from top to bottom, and I thought those were the rules in District 9 tennis.

Ridgway boys soccer loses 3-1 to Gators

September 25, 2012

Ridgway boys soccer lost 3-1 to Port Allegany Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The Elkers played well with the Gators during the first 30-plus minutes, keeping the game scoreless while generating some chances of their own. Ridgway striker Peter Pontzer had a pair of chances in the first half including a blazing run through the middle of the field which led to a shot that went just over the top of the goal. Bryce Dias also had a good chance with 9:15 left but the shot was saved.

Ramettes fall to Lady Crusaders, 3-0

September 25, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team raised their dual-match record to 7-0 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes last night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders won the first set by a 25-23 score. They took the second set 25-18 and won the third set by a 25-8 margin.
“We were slow to make adjustments but once we did we played well,” said ECCHS coach Diane Gies.
“The last game tonight was the best we played both offensively and defensively. Now we have to keep working to get better,” added Gies.

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