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Elkers advance with 48-40 win over Sewickley Academy

March 10, 2012

CLARION - The Ridgway Elkers defeated the Sewickley Academy Panthers by a 48-40 score to advance to the second round of the PIAA Class A boys’ tournament.
The Elkers will meet the Kennedy Catholic squad next Tuesday at a site and time to be announced. Kennedy Catholic defeated Cornell by a 64-53 score.
The Elkers were able to use a pressing defense in the first half of last night’s contest to build a 10-4 lead after the first eight minutes and take a 21-12 halftime lead.
In the second half, Sewickley outscored the Elkers by a 28-27 margin to cut Ridgway’s final margin of victory to 48-40.

Zelcs ready for D-II National Wrestling Championships

March 6, 2012

Gannon University redshirt freshman and 2010 Ridgway High School graduate Zack Zelcs is ready for the Division II National Wrestling Championships which will take place this Friday and Saturday in Pueblo, Colo. at the campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Zelcs said the goal of making it to nationals was something he has always had.
“It’s pretty much the same as it’s always been,” Zelcs said. “I’ve always had my mind focused on being at nationals so that shouldn’t be a surprise. I’ve been training for the same thing the entire season.”

Elkers win fifth chapter over Rams, take district crown

March 4, 2012

CLARION – The Ridgway Elkers don't mind winning championships at the Johnsonburg Rams' expense.
After taking the county and league titles over Johnsonburg earlier this season, the Elkers defeated the Rams 40-37 Saturday night-- the fourth time in five tries this season-- and won the District 9 Class A championship in the process.

Elkers send three to Hershey; Bush, Caggiano win regional titles

March 4, 2012

SHARON – Last year, Ridgway wrestling had only one state qualifier and that was a third-place finish.
What a difference a year makes.
Ridgway advanced three to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship and garnered two regional championships at the conclusion of the PIAA Class AA Regional Championships Saturday at Sharon High School.
Corey Bush (126 pounds) won his second regional championship after finishing third last season. Kyle Caggiano won his first regional gold medal at 160 pounds and Jake Himes became a first-time state qualifier at 170 pounds with a third-place finish.

Crusaders fight off Lions 77-66 in D9 consolation contest

March 4, 2012

CLARION – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders put in a strong performance on Saturday afternoon in the District 9 boys’ Class A consolation game at Clarion University’s Tippin Gymnasium, going up by 17 at one point early in the fourth quarter before fending off a late rally by Clarion-Limestone to come away with a 77-66 victory.

Lady Crusaders win 9-A consolation over Kane

March 4, 2012

CLARION – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders won the District 9-A consolation game Saturday by defeating the Kane Lady Wolves by a 47-25 score.
The Lady Crusaders will now take on Southern Fulton, the District 5 champion, on Saturday at a time and site to be announced. Kane will take on Vincentian, the District 7 champion, also on Saturday at a site and time to be announced.

Elkers advance three to semis at regionals

March 3, 2012

SHARON – Ridgway wrestling has three wrestlers in the semifinals after the first day at the PIAA Northwest Regional Class AA championships which opened up Friday at Sharon High School.
Corey Bush (126), Kyle Caggiano (160) and Jake Himes are the three who will advance to the regional semifinals. One more win qualifies each of those three for the state tournament next weekend.

Lady Elker basketball teams honored with banquet

March 1, 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.

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