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A year later, Elkers basketball looking for repeat

December 7, 2012

The 2012-2013 RIdgway boys basketball team. Front row, from left, Michael Sorge, Cody Delhunty, Mason Stark, Josh Lineberger, Luke Pierce, Nate Steis. Second row, from left, Joe Horning, Ben MacDonald, Dustin Cowan, Josh Roselli, JoJo Jaques, Luke Bobby. Third row, from left, Tony Leithner, Robbie Byrd, Kyle Rickard, Sam Roselli, Jeremy Breier, Jesse Reynolds, Josh Mitchell.

The Elkers are hoping one year won't make too much of a difference.
Last season, the Ridgway boys' varsity basketball team played their way to an amazing 29-2 season, a journey highlighted by several pivotal moments: a 45-38 win Dec. 30, 2011 over Johnsonburg to win the county's holiday basketball tournament; a 49-46 win Feb. 18 over the Rams to win the Allegheny Mountain League [AML] crown; and a 40-37 win March 3 against the Rams in Clarion to earn the District 9 Class title.
With favorable seeding in the state playoffs as a district champion, the Elkers rolled through the first three rounds of the state tournament, earning a 48-40 win March 9 over Sewickley Academy, a 73-50 win March 13 over Kennedy Catholic, and a 58-51 win March 16 in the quarterfinals against VisionQuest.

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