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ECC Crusaders edge Ridgway boys golf on tiebreaker

September 12, 2012

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic edged Ridgway boys golf, defeating the Elkers via the first tiebreaker in a match held Wednesday afternoon at Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
The two teams tied at 201 strokes with their top five scorers so the match went to the first tiebreaker which would have been the sixth-best team score. Kristy Hanes shot a 44 while Matt Aiello had a 47 which turned out to be the difference between a win and a loss.

Lady Elkers lose 3-1 to Bradford, Lady Owls lose first set of season

September 11, 2012

Ridgway volleyball lost 3-1 (19-25, 19-25, 25-23, 12-25) to Bradford Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway was able to push the match to a fourth set with a 25-23 third set victory, the first set the Lady Owls had lost this season in four matches.

Lady Elkers defeat Kane, 6-2

September 10, 2012

Ridgway girls soccer earned its first win of the season in its home opener with a 6-2 victory over Kane Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway opened the season with a 2-1 loss at Curwensville, a team Lady Elker head coach Greg Maddalena thinks is a top team in the district.

Johnsonburg Ramettes down Bradford, 7-2

September 10, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg girls varsity tennis team continued their winning ways Monday with a 7-2 win over visiting Bradford.
"This is how these girls can play, from top to bottom they all played well and I'm very proud of them," said Johnsonburg head varsity girls tennis coach Gregg Dauber following the win. "It was a big turnaround from last week's loss to Punxsutawney."
At No. 1 singles, Johnsonburg's Riley Fannin won 6-1, 6-1 over Bradford's Montgomery Burgoon.

Elk County Catholic Crusaders shut out Wolverines, 18-0

September 9, 2012

SHEFFIELD — After a flat start on Saturday afternoon at Sheffield Area High School, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders used a strong second half to record an 18-0 win over the Wolverines and improve to 2-0 on the season.
While it rained periodically throughout the contest, the weather did not seem to have much of an impact on the game. ECC coach Travis Skrzypek blamed his squad’s first-half struggles on a lack of motivation throughout the week.
“When you practice flat all week and you’re flat before the game, you normally play flat,” Skrzypek said.

Lady Crusader volleyball wins Elk County Tournament

September 9, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team captured the 16th annual Elk County Volleyball Tournament championship on Saturday by defeating St. Marys Area in the championship match.
Elk Catholic defeated St. Marys in two games, 25-13 and 25-15.
The Ridgway Lady Elkers took third place by defeating the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a 30-18 score in the consolation match.

Crusaders win Elk County Soccer Tournament

September 9, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders won the Elk County Soccer Tournament with a 4-0 victory over Redbank Valley Saturday at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
"I think the kids are happy to carry on a tradition," Elk County Catholic coach Adam Bailey said.
The first 25 minutes of the match were fairly evenly played. Redbank Valley had a pair of corner kicks in the first five minutes but were unable to get any good scoring chances out of them. ECC would take a 1-0 lead with 14:54 left in the first half as Ian Herzing would get the first goal.

Elkers win consolation game over St. Marys, 3-2

September 9, 2012

Ridgway boys soccer won 3-2 over St. Marys in the consolation game of the Elk County Soccer Tournament held Saturday morning at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Chris Persinger scored the game-winning goal as he was able to get enough of a crossing pass to roll it into the net on a wet field after a second half downpour.

Strong second half pushes Coudersport past Ridgway, 36-13

September 8, 2012

Strong line play from Coudersport and bullish running from Coudersport running back Mitch Freeman led to a 36-13 victory over Ridgway Friday night at Memorial Field.
Freeman finished with 140 yards on 21 carries for the Falcons. Coudersport as a team ran up 305 yards on the ground. Counterpart Caden Whitman was held to 60 yards on 12 carries after rushing for over 200 yards in Week 1.

Rams overpowered by Hubber rushing onslaught

September 8, 2012

SMETHPORT – The Smethport Hubbers (1-1) got off to a fast start despite a weather delay and finished with a punishing running game to topple winless Johnsonburg, 36-20.
Smethport was fueled by senior quarterback Clay Schuler, who ran for 144 yards and scored two touchdowns on the ground and one in the air. When Schuler wasn't busy racking up rushing yards, he teamed up with senior running back Karl Lightner on a cunning quarterback option play that routinely caught the Rams off guard.
Lightner eclipsed the 100-yard mark himself and scored a touchdown.

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