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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 19, 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 19, 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 16, 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.

Lady Crusaders fall to Vincentian

March 14, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team was eliminated from the PIAA Class A girls’ tournament by the Vincentian Academy Lady Royals last night in a second-round game played at Punxsutawney Area High School by a 57-38 score.
The Lady Crusaders got off to a rough start offensively, as the Lady Royals outscored them 17-6 in the first period and 11-10 in the second quarter to take a 28-16 halftime lead. In the second half, Vincentian outscored Elk Catholic 29-22.

Elkers advance to state quarterfinals over Kennedy Catholic

March 14, 2012

CLARION – With March Madness just around the corner, Ridgway boys basketball is in an Elite Eight of its own.
Ridgway advanced to the state quarterfinals with a 73-50 victory over Kennedy Catholic Tuesday night in the PIAA Class A boys basketball second round held at Tippin Gym on the campus of Clarion University.
"Survive and advance, that's the old NCAA motto," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "We just take it one game at a time and hopefully we can extend this season."

Rams fall short in 2OT thriller versus West Middlesex

March 14, 2012

CLARION – The Johnsonburg Rams had plenty of opportunities to make an improbable comeback after facing a deficit for most of the game as West Middlesex needed two overtime periods to fend off the Rams in a 50-45 double-overtime win.
West Middlesex outscored the Rams 9-4 in the second overtime session to secure the win in the second round of the Class A state playoffs.

Ridgway Rifle Club hosts Combat Pistol Match

March 12, 2012

The Ridgway Rifle Club hosted the “Saint Patrick’s Day Combat Pistol Match” on Saturday, March 10. 
Competitors from four counties attended the International Defensive Pistol Association match. Chief Range Officer Bob Gnan gave everyone instructions about safety practices adhered to during the matches. Safety procedures are the hallmark of any of the handgun competitions.   

Bush to wrestle for fifth place at 126 pounds

March 10, 2012

HERSHEY - Corey Bush has himself another state medal but the end to Friday was tough for the Ridgway senior.  
After a quarterfinal win, Bush faced the two top wrestlers in the state in consecutive bouts and lost both which puts him in position to wrestle for fifth place at 126 pounds after action concluded at the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships for Friday.

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