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Crusaders win big over Elkers

October 14, 2011

The Elk County Catholic boys soccer team took control early and were dominant in a 9-0 victory over Ridgway Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The game was delayed for a hour because only one referee showed up for the game and the delay was done until a second referee could get to the site. The game started at 5 p.m. and a full 40-minute first half was played but there was only a 3-minute halftime and a 30-minute second half before the game was called due to darkness.

Lady Elkers fall to Brockway

October 13, 2011

Ridgway girls soccer lost 6-2 to Brockway in action Wednesday afternoon on a cold, windy and rainy day at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The game got off to an inauspicious start for the Lady Elkers as Julianna Esposito scored as she broke through the right side of Ridgway’s defense to give the Lady Rovers a 1-0 lead.

Ridgway holds off Johnsonburg volleyball

October 12, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Ridgway volleyball was pushed to the brink by Johnsonburg but pushed through for a 3-2 (25-12, 25-23, 18-25, 13-25, 15-9) victory over the Ramettes Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.

ECC duo wins district doubles

October 12, 2011

DuBOIS – Elk County Catholic’s Abby Meyer and Loreal Housler captured the District 9 tennis doubles championship on Tuesday by defeating their teammates, Laira Reuscher and Maria Gismondi, in the finals. The tournament was played at the DuBois Area High School courts.
Housler and Meyer reached the finals by defeating St. Marys Area’s Chelsea Agosti and Aubrey Wiesner 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals they beat Brockway’s Abigail Larson and Cassandra Foradori 6-1, 6-3.

Elkers fall to Smethport

October 12, 2011

Ridgway boys soccer lost 3-2 to Smethport Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The Elkers couldn’t have started any better as Tad Pierce exploited a hole in the left side of the Smethport defense and scored just 20 seconds into the game to put Ridgway in the lead.
In the 11th minute, Pierce looped a pass from the right wing to the head of Josh Braley and he buried it perfectly into the left corner of the net as Ridgway took a 2-0 lead early in the game.

Johnsonburg soccer falls to Coudy

October 10, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg soccer lost 3-0 to Coudersport Monday night at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
The loss comes after a 1-0 loss at Clearfield Saturday.
“Coudersport’s a good team,” Johnsonburg coach Lance Rezmerski said. “Last time, we lost 2-1 in double overtime to them. That’s the story of our life, we’ve lost seven 1-goal games this year.”
Rezmerski said the Rams are getting different players some playing time.

Ridgway downs rival Johnsonburg

October 8, 2011

After a strong opening kickoff, Ridgway football never looked back.
The Elkers scored on its first possession and never trailed in a 39-0 victory over Johnsonburg Friday night at Memorial Field in Ridgway.
"It's a great feeling. I couldn't be any more happier for our players," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "All 24 that dressed earned this award. It's because of them that we brought that trophy back. What a great effort in all three phases of the game, offensively, defensively and special teams. Our kids played their hearts out and you saw it."

Crusaders down Kane

October 8, 2011

KANE – With 36 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Kane was down 13-6 and was facing fourth and long from about the 26-yard-line. With a chance to tie the game, quarterback Sean Jordan put nice pass into the endzone; however, Elk Catholic's Pat Brennen was the player on the receiving end of that pass, sealing the Crusader victor with the interception.

Lady Elkers double up Lady Tide

October 5, 2011

At the end of the game, Ridgway had the win but the Lady Elkers faced some adversity on the way there.
Ridgway defeated Port Allegany 4-2 Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in a matchup after playing without two defensive starters for over 20 minutes in the first half.
Ridgway defenders Amanda Maddalena and Megan MacDonald had to leave the game within seconds of each other in the first half. Ridgway head coach Greg Maddalena said the team really stepped up when faced with a tough situation.

ECC qualifies girls golfer for regionals

October 4, 2011

KANE – Two Ridgway girls golfers competed at the Girls Golf District Championships held Tuesday at the Kane Country Club.
Ridgway senior Brittanei Neubert finished 18th with a score of 120 for the 18 holes. Fellow senior Selena Scarnati was 22nd with a 140.
The top three finishers qualify for regionals on Oct. 18 at Tom’s Run Golf Course in Blairsville.
Samantha Dinger of Redbank Valley is the district champion with an 84. Kristy Hanes of Elk County Catholic and Larissa Roberts of Union tied for second with 87 and are both regional qualifiers.

JOHNSONBURG – In the second quarter, Coudersport couldn't hang on to the ball and had the game slip...
JOHNSONBURG – In the second quarter, Coudersport couldn't hang on to the ball and had the game slip...
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