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Lady Elker basketball teams honored with banquet

March 2, 2012

The varsity Ridgway girls basketball team was honored with a banquet Thursday night at The Royal Inn.
Ridgway’s lone senior, Nicole Breier, was named as the team’s MVP, scholar-athlete and Offensive Player of the Year.

Johnsonburg Rams down Elk County Catholic Crusaders 42-36 to reach 9-A championship game

March 1, 2012

CLARION – Ridgway is one win from a district championship.
The Elkers' most familiar foe awaits them on Saturday.
Ridgway advanced to the District 9 Class A boys basketball championship game against Johnsonburg with a 57-40 victory over Clarion-Limestone Wednesday night at Tippin Gym on the campus of Clarion University.
The championship game is scheduled for around 8 p.m. Saturday night at Tippin Gym. Ridgway holds a 3-1 series advantage over the Rams this season.

Ridgway advances to district title game with 57-40 win over Lions

March 1, 2012

CLARION – Ridgway is one win from a district championship.
The Elkers' most familiar foe awaits them on Saturday.
Ridgway advanced to the District 9 Class A boys basketball championship game against Johnsonburg with a 57-40 victory over Clarion-Limestone Wednesday night at Tippin Gym on the campus of Clarion University.
The championship game is scheduled for around 8 p.m. Saturday night at Tippin Gym. Ridgway holds a 3-1 series advantage over the Rams this season.

Clarion Lady Bobcats hand Lady Crusaders 47-41 loss

February 29, 2012

CLARION – The Clarion Area Lady Bobcats defeated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders by a 47-41 score last night in the District 9-A semifinal game played at Clarion University.
The Lady Bobcats will now meet the Keystone Lady Panthers for the District 9 championship on Saturday at Clarion University. Keystone defeated Kane 58-51 in the other semifinal. The Lady Crusaders will take on the Kane Lady Wolves in the District 9-A consolation game. The date, site and time of that game will be announced.

Area wrestlers, contributors inducted into Hall of Fame

February 27, 2012

CLARION – Area wrestlers, coaches and contributors were inducted into the District 9 Wrestling Hall of Fame Saturday night at Clarion University during the District 9 Individual Wrestling Championships.
The area inductees were Terry Dietrick and Curt Olson from Ridgway along with Francis Iorfido of Johnsonburg and Ben Keebler of St. Marys.

Elkers qualify eight for regionals, Bush wins third district championship

February 27, 2012

CLARION – Ridgway wrestling will send eight competitors to the Northwest Regional Championships next weekend along with a district champion after the District 9 Individual Championships held at Tippin Gym at Clarion University Saturday.
Ridgway finished with eight regional qualifiers and a 4-0 record in the third-place matches. The Elkers finished with a championship and three runner-up finishes.

Elkers move on to district semifinals after 65-48 win

February 25, 2012

After two years of losing in the district quarterfinal, Ridgway boys basketball can say it's over the hump and among District 9's final four.
Ridgway used a strong last 2:40 of the third quarter to create some distance from Sheffield en route to a 65-48 victory over the Wolverines Friday night in the District 9 Class boys basketball quarterfinal held at Ridgway Area High School.

Rams take care of feisty Coudy, eye Elk County Catholic in semifinals

February 25, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The visiting Coudersport Falcons stuck around late in the third quarter Friday night before the Johnsonburg Rams whipped the visitors late in the game for a 54-37 win in the quarterfinal round of the District 9 Class A playoffs.
The Rams will now play Elk County Catholic on Tuesday; it will be the fourth meeting of the teams this season.
Johnsonburg, paced by a 17-point performance by sophomore Cameron Grumley, got off to a lackadaisical start and had difficulty shaking the Falcons until late in the game.

Crusaders knock off Knights 59-38 to advance to semifinals

February 25, 2012

RIMERSBURG – A poster board hanging on the wall in the gymnasium at Union High School reads "We love the game because every dribble, shot, or pass is an opportunity for disaster or glory." The former was true for the #2 seeded Union Knights on Friday evening as they struggled to get any momentum going and saw their season come to an end, while the latter was true for the #7 seeded Elk County Catholic Crusaders as they led all the way to take a 59-38 win and advance to the semifinals of the District 9 Class A playoffs.

Lady Crusaders roll to semifinals with 50-24 win over Port

February 24, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders jumped out to an early lead against the Port Allegany Lady Gators on Thursday evening in a District 9 quarter final game at ECCHS, and continued to pull away to take a 50-24 victory.
Elk Catholic coach Ken Pistner credited the team's good start with being very important to their overall success on the evening.

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