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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.

Johnsonburg volleyball rallies over Lady Elkers for 3-2 victory

September 6, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg volleyball rallied by winning the final two sets in a 3-2 (25-17, 20-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-9) victory over Ridgway Thursday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.

Elkers golf turns in unprecedented showing against St. Marys Dutch

September 6, 2012

A quintet of Ridgway Elker golfers turned in a combined total of 189 strokes, believed to be a new school record as they toppled visiting St. Marys, who finished with 233 shots on Thursday at Laurel Mill Golf Course in Ridgway.
The Elkers were led by Josh Roselli, whose 2-under 34 earned him medalist honors on the day. He was closely contested by teammate Josh Mitchell who turned in an under-par performance with 35 strokes. Mitchell Gilmore followed with a 39, Jake Klawuhn with 40 strokes, and T.J. Schlimm got up and down for a 41 to round out the scoring.

Johnsonburg girls tennis falls to Punxsutawney Lady Chucks, 7-2

September 6, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls tennis lost 7-2 to Punxsutawney Thursday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
"A little disappointed. I thought the girls could have played better than they did, should have played better," Johnsonburg coach Gregg Dauber said. "We worked on everything we did wrong in practice. Some are picking it up, some are struggling."
At No. 1 singles, Riley Fannin of Johnsonburg lost 6-1, 6-3 to Sierra Wasicki. Josie Del Rio lost 6-1, 6-0 to Amber Wood in No. 2 singles. Andrea Allegretto lost 6-3, 6-1 to Lauren Wolfe of Punxsutawney at No. 3 singles.

Ridgway volleyball wins opener over Lady Chucks

September 4, 2012

Four close sets, one Lady Elker victory.
Ridgway volleyball rebounded after a first-set loss for a hard-fought 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 28-26) victory over Punxsutawney Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School in the Lady Elkers’ season opener.

Ramettes come away with 3-1 win over Sheffield in home opener

September 4, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Looking to build momentum throughout the 2012 season, the Ramettes got off to a good start on the volleyball court with a 3-1 (25-9, 25-22, 15-25, 25-13) win Tuesday night in their home opener against visiting Sheffield.
“I think all our hitters did well and [senior] Sam Bevacqua served quite well,” said Johnsonburg head varsity volleyball coach Bill Shuey following the win. “We were also able to make some good sets out of bad passes. I guess it’s a good start.”

Crusaders open season with 33-6 win over Smethport

September 3, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad opened their season with a 33-6 victory over the Smethport Hubbers at Dutch Country Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
ECC jumped out to an early 12-0 lead with a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter. Smethport scored their only points in the second quarter while the Crusaders added another touchdown, making the score at halftime 18-6. Elk Catholic finished with another pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the 33-6 win.

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