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The 7/8th grade Elkers were 4-0 winners at Port Allegany on Thursday. Gage Lehman scored a hat trick and Bryce Porter added the other goal. The middle schoolers return to action on Tuesday at St. Marys.

The Johnsonburg volleyball team improved to 7-1 with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-19) win in Ridgway on Thursday. The loss dropped the Lady Elkers to 2-6. The Ramettes bounced back from a 13-8 deficit to win the second set. It was the only time they trailed in the match. The win was their fourth straight. The lone loss is to Elk County Catholic. The Lady Elkers were looking for a second-straight win after beating the Lady Rovers in Brockway on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the 2-5 Ridgway volleyball team got a much needed 3-1 win at Brockway to snap a five-game losing streak. The Ramettes were 3-0, home winners over Sheffield to run their mark to 6-1.

The Elkers look for a second straight win when they hit the pitch at Brockway today at 5 p.m. Jack Benninger scored both goals in the win that halted a four-game skid. The Ridgway girls were also to play in Brockway today, but the contest has been postponed. As has the middle school game at Port Allegany.

The Johnsonburg tennis team travels to Brockway today (3:30 p.m.). On Tuesday, senior Kendra Mehalko and junior Maria Catalano were winners in their doubles match against DuBois. The Lady Beavers won 6-1. Three matches remain after today. On Monday they entertain Brockway and Mehalko the lone senior will be honored on Tuesday against Punxsutawney. The Paper City girls finish match play on Sept. 29 at Elk County Catholic. The District 9 singles championship starts on Oct. 3. The team event on Oct. 5 and doubles on Oct. 10.

Seniors Kole Asti, Brent DeFranco, Alec DeVallance, Eric Gustafson, Logan Jordan, and Wyatt Shaffer were honored on Wednesday. It was their final match at Laurel Mill – a 220-226 win over Bradford. Asti's 40 topped the field, and Jordan (41), DeVallance (44), and juniors Evan Gustafson (46) and Kaiden Danekas (49) factored in the winning score.

Class 2A Central Clarion and Redbank Valley, and Elk County Catholic, who play in Class A, are 4-0 and top District 9's 22 teams in point differential. Central Clarion has outscored their opponents 159-44 to top the district in differential (115). Last year's PIAA runners-up, Redbank, has scored 148 points and given up 44. The Bulldogs play winless Ridgway on Friday in Johnsonburg. ECC has a 95-point differential (137-42).

Ridgway's Eli Schreiber finished second at Tuesday's home cross country meet at FSG Elementary. Schreiber (17:54) finished behind Bradford's Manny Diaz (16:57), who set a course record on Saturday at his school's invitational.

JOHNSONBURG – The Elkers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over St. Marys in the first game of a doubleheader at Memorial Field. The Lady Dutch scored five second-half goals to win the nightcap 7-0. The middle school game scheduled between the two teams was postponed.

After a first set 25-20 win that saw eight lead changes, the visiting Lady Dutch took the next two 25-12 and 25-14 to sweep shorthanded Ridgway which never led in the last two sets. The win improved St. Marys to 2-4 and dropped head coach Kayleen Porter's Lady Elkers to 1-5.

Johnsonburg’s Varsity improved to 5-0 and stayed atop the CPYFL standings with a 47-14 win at Brookville on Saturday. The JVs improved to 4-1 with a thrilling 19-13 overtime win.

The Lady Crusaders and ECC boys won the Bucktail tournaments on Saturday. Both beat St. Marys, while the Kane teams finished third with wins over Ridgway/Johnsonburg.The ECC girls beat St. Marys 3-1 in penalty kicks to earn the trophy. The Crusaders defeated the Dutch 2-1 on the 12th PK afte…

Kane senior Ricky Zampogna (unofficially) rushed for 189 yards, caught four passes from sophomore Kyle Zook for 92 yards, and scored five times in the Wolves 48-27 win in Ridgway Friday night. The victory was the McKean County school’s first and snapped an eight-game losing streak dating bac…

Kane or the Elkers will leave the field with their first win when the final buzzer goes off tonight at Memorial Park Field in Ridgway (7 p.m.). Both Class 2A teams are 0-3 and play in District 9's Region 2 division. There's an adage saying you are never as good or bad as your record. That's a fair assessment for both teams, who, despite being winless, have shown they're better than the starts indicate. Having said that, both have had their struggles, which have outweighed the positives. Ridgway lost its opener to 2-1 Port Allegany 30-6 in Johnsonburg and then fell at 3-0 St. Marys 27-6 and last week at 1-2 Karns City 28-0. The Wolves lost a lead in Brockway (2-1) in their opener and fell 28-25 before losing at home to 2-1 Punxsutawney 37-16. Last week, the visiting Dutch won 30-0. Other than the 2020 season when the Elkers won the season opener 17-14 at home, the teams have never met while winless since the Ridgway/Johnsonburg merger in 2013. "They're dangerous," said Elker head coach Mark Heindl. "We've

The 3-3 Elkers and 1-3 Lady Elkers will be in action today and tomorrow at the Bucktail Tournament. The boys will play at Angela Huey Field in Kersey, and the event for the girls is being held at St. Marys High School. Both teams will play St. Marys in today's first round. Ridgway and the Dutch square off at 3 p.m., and the Lady Elkers and Lady Dutch play at 5 p.m. The consolation games will be played at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with the championship matches kicking off at noon.

JOHNSONBURG – Maria Catalano and Aliza Jackson won their double match against Bradford 8-5, but the Lady Owls won the five singles matches, and the second doubles match to claim victory. The format was used due to the Paper City girls being shorthanded.

The Lady Elkers never trailed on their way to a first set 25-22 win, but DuBois Central Catholic was victories in the next three to take Thursday's match in Ridgway. The loss dropped the Lady Elkers, who have been hit hard by injury, to 1-4. Seniors Hannah Miller and Alesha Sherry are unable to play, and sophomore Grace Bon is also hurt

Ridgway has been outscored 95-12 while being winless in the first three games. However, head coach Mark Heindl will be the first to tell you it's not because of a lack of effort. "When you get kids that come to practice every day doing everything you ask of them, you can't get on them after a loss," said the coach following Friday's 28-0 loss at Karns City. "It's a testament to how much they want to improve." The Elkers lost all but a couple starters from last year and are looking to get in the win column on Friday when they host winless Kane at Memorial Park Field (7 p.m.).

St. Marys High School will host the Bucktail Tournament for the girls and Elk County Catholic for the boys starting on Friday, with the championship and consolation games on Saturday. The girls will play at SMHS, and the boys at Angela Huey Field in Kersey.

Freshman Ian Ginther and the Ridgway cross country team competes against Elk County Catholic and Kane Tuesday at Benzinger Park in St. Marys (4 p.m.).

After two weeks, five Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) teams are unbeaten. Gannon, Slippery Rock, Mercyhurst, and Shepherd improved to 2-0 and IUP won its opener on Saturday.  

Ridgway travels to Karns City tonight, where both teams seek their first wins 10 months after playing for the 2021 District 9 Class 2A championship. The Gremlins won that game 35-7. It was their second-straight title. The Elkers wore the crown the two previous seasons. "There's a lot of history between us, and we're both in unchartered territory at 0-2. But it's not a lack of effort or talent for either team, it's just bad breaks here or there for both clubs," said Ridgway head coach Mark Heindl after Wednesday's practice. The Elkers lost their opener in Johnsonburg to Port Allegany 30-6 and fell last week in St. Marys 27-6. It's the home opener for Karns City, which was beaten 28-7 by DuBois on Aug. 26, and last week 25-15 at 2021 PIAA Class A runner-up Redbank Valley

JOHNSONBURG – Ridgway rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to defeat Kane 3-1 on Thursday at Memorial Field to even their mark to 1-1-1. Laekyn Allen scored for the Wolves three minutes in. Ridgway's Bryce Porter tied the game with 23:48 in the half. Mario Casilio gave the Elkers the lead with 13:07 left and Gage Lehman scored off a corner kick by Casilio with 5:20 left in the half. There was no scoring in the second half.

Aaron Myers scored his second goal with 5:05 left in the second overtime to give Ridgway a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Northern Potter on Thursday at Memorial Field. The win improved the team to 3-1. The Johnsonburg senior sent the game to extra time with 56 seconds left in regulation when he scored off a corner kick by Sam McCurdy.

JOHNSONBURG – In another classic, the Lady Crusaders defeated the Ramettes 3-1 on Tuesday night, three days after beating them to capture Saturday's Elk County Tournament. ECC also defeated the Paper City girls to win the season-opening A-C Valley Tournament.

ST. MARYS - An 81-yard Charlie Coudriet to Logan Mosier TD pass three minutes into the second half put the Dutch up 14-6 in their 27-6 win over the Elkers Friday night.

Johnsonburg junior Eli Schreiber beat Brookville’s Ty Fiscus by 40 seconds in the co-op Elkers first cross country meet of the season Thursday at the FSG Elementary School track.

Since the Ridgway/Johnsonburg football co-op began in 2013, the Elkers have never started a season 0-2. Last week's 30-6 loss to Port Allegany at Memorial Field in the Paper City was the first season-opening defeat since the merge. The team will look to avoid the feat with a bounce-back win in St. Marys Friday night. The Dutch were 47-17, home winners over Moniteau last week. While the Elkers were outgained 333 yards to 58, St. Marys took advantage of six Warrior turnovers, and senior Charlie Coudriet threw two touchdown passes and ran for another four. Ridgway won last year's season opener in the Carbon City, 24-7. The Dutch won twice in the COVID-abbreviated 2020 season, 34-7 and 35-21. The Elkers won 42-6 in 2019 and 42-0 in 2018. St. Marys won the only other game against the co-op, 21-7 in Ridgway in 2015. The game will air on WKBI-93.9 FM-B94.

JOHNSONBURG – The co-op Ridgway/Johnsonburg girls soccer team evened its mark to 1-1 with a 4-0 win over the visiting Lady Tide on Wednesday at Memorial Field. Alexis Rohr got the Lady Elkers on the board with a free kick from the football 230-yard line with 13:47 remaining in the first half. Jaidyn Hodgdon made it 2-0 just under six minutes into the second. Kallie Milliard booted in a loose ball with 8:51 left, and Natalie Dunworth scored the fourth tally with just under eight minutes to play. Sara Zameroski recorded her first shutout. The Ridgway freshman made a key save on a free kick early in the first half. She kept two more balls out with 6:36 and 4:55 left in the first.

The co-op Ridgway/Johnsonburg duffers improved to 2-1 with a 211-236 win over the Wolves at the Kane Country Club on Tuesday afternoon. Head coach Eric Herzing was happy to see the match not hindered by weather and felt his team "played solid golf," which he said is good sign with home matches today vs. Elk County Catholic and on Thursday against Bradford.

JOHNSONBURG – a night after coming back from a 2-0 deficit to win at Port Allegany on Monday, the Ramettes beat St. Marys 3-0 on Tuesday in the Paper City. The Johnsonburg girls won the sets 25-19, 25-21, and 25-14. The Ramettes finished the last year with just two regular season losses before losing to Clarion-Limestone 3-2 at home in the playoffs after leading the match 2-0. Head coach Matt Shuey discussed the win over Port before breaking down Tuesday's victory. "I love that we started the season opposite how we ended it last season. I was very proud of the mental toughness the girls showed after facing some adversity to beat a very good team up there." Winning in straight sets last night pleased the coach after his team didn't arrive home from Port until 11:45 on Monday. "It's tough getting back late after an emotional victory, and they were drained a little bit, but I'll tell you what, it was a little bit of a slow start, but I was happy how they turned thin

Ridgway's home cross country meet with Brockway, Brookville, and Coudersport at the FSG Elementary School has been postponed and will be run on Thursday starting at 4 p.m.

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