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Lady Crusaders down Ridgway

March 29, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders remained undefeated with a 16-0, 4-inning victory over Ridgway softball Thursday afternoon at Ridgway.
On the mound, Elk County Catholic pitcher Taylor Schlimm threw a 4-inning perfect game as she retired all 12 Ridgway hitters she faced. At the plate, Sadie Viglione had a 6-RBI day, including a second-inning grand slam.

Johnsonburg tennis loses opener to ECC, 7-2

March 27, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Rams started their 2012 season Tuesday on the tennis courts but came away with a disappointing 7-2 loss against visiting Elk County Catholic.
"It's not the start we hoped for but ECC is a good team," Johnsonburg head boys varsity tennis coach Gregg Dauber said following the loss. "We found out what we need to work on and improve."

Ramettes softball loses 22-12 to Sheffield

March 27, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes jumped out of the gate Tuesday with 12 runs to open up the 2012 softball season. Unfortunately for the home team, visiting Sheffield nearly doubled the Ramettes' offensive output in a 22-12 win at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
"We went over what strengths that we had [in the dugout after the game]," Johnsonburg head girls varsity softball coach Jenny Lewis said following the loss. "It is their first game but I wanted them to know that even though the scoreboard says we lost, we did do a lot of good things."

Johnsonburg baseball wins season opener over Brookville

March 26, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg baseball won 5-1 over Brookville on a crisp Monday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park to open up the season.
The Rams got strong pitching from the tandem of Cole Peterson and Mitchell Holmberg as the two held the Raiders to a single run in the fourth inning.
Peterson went 4 1-3 innings and allowed a run on two hits with a walk and eight strikeouts. Holmberg closed the deal as he pitched 2 2-3 scoreless innings.

Ginther throws perfect game in Lady Dutch win over Ridgway

March 23, 2012

St. Marys softball pitcher Rachel Ginther had a perfect start to her season.
Ginther threw a perfect game against the Lady Elkers in an 18-0, 5-inning win over Ridgway Friday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ginther struck out 11 of the 15 batters she faced and had a stretch of five strikeouts in a row from the second until the fourth innings.
"With Rachel throwing a perfect game, you can't ask for much more," St. Marys coach Manny Gerarge said. "It's a good way to start the season."

Weitzel named PSAC West Player of the Week

March 21, 2012

LOCK HAVEN – Clarion senior shortstop Jerico Weitzel is the PSAC West Player of the Week after helping the Golden Eagles to four straight conference wins over Lock Haven over the weekend in Due West, S.C.
Weitzel hit .607 (17 of 28) in seven games during the week with three doubles, seven RBI, four runs scored and four stolen bases. He also walked five times out of the leadoff spot and had an on-base percentage of .667, a slugging percentage of .714 and an OPS of 1.381.

Elkers fall in Western Final

March 21, 2012

CLARION – Ridgway boys basketball had its best season in school history end Tuesday night.
But for the Elkers and the area, what a ride it was.
Ridgway lost 65-46 to Lincoln Park Charter in the PIAA Class A State Semifinal Tuesday night at Tippin Gym on the campus of Clarion University.
Ridgway finishes with a 29-2 record and the team will have the distinction of its farthest advancement in the state playoffs. It's a long way from a 3-18 record in the 2008-2009 season when Eric Matheson and Jordan Lundin were freshmen on the team.

Ramettes honored with banquet to celebrate season

March 20, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes were honored with a banquet to celebrate the season Monday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Senior Danie Jo Dwyer was named as the Defensive MVP. She had 72 points and 17 3-pointers this season.
“She has great court awareness,” Johnsonburg varsity head coach Mike Zilkofski said. “For seven years, she listened to everything we said and everything we taught here. She’ll be missed next year.”
Ramette senior Kiana Myers has been coached by Zilkofski for seven years. She had 141 points, 90 rebounds and 14 3-pointers.

Junior varsity Johnsonburg Ramette basketball celebrates season with banquet

March 20, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ramettes junior varsity team was honored with a banquet Monday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
The team finished the season with a 17-5 record with three of those losses coming to Elk County Catholic. The other two losses were to St. Marys and Cameron County.
“I’m proud of them, 17-5 is pretty good,” Johnsonburg junior varsity coach Melissa Myers said. “We beat Brockway and going into it, they had no idea Brockway was undefeated.”

Ridgway advances to Western Final

March 17, 2012

CLARION – With a fourth-quarter rally, Ridgway now plays to be called best in the West.
Ridgway (29-1) rallied from seven points down for a 58-51 victory over VisionQuest in the PIAA Class A boys basketball quarterfinal at Clarion University Friday night.
Ridgway now plays in the Western Final and state semifinal against Lincoln Park Charter on Tuesday night. Lincoln Park downed West Middlesex, 47-45, Friday night. The time and site have yet to be announced.

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