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Archive - Apr 2011

April 29th

Elkers lose in completion of suspended game

April 29, 2011

ST. MARYS – In the completion of a suspended game, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders defeated the Ridgway Elkers by a 14-3 score in five innings.
The game was started on Wednesday and suspended in the home half of the third inning when Mother Nature took over. It was completed Friday night following the ECC vs. SMA contest.
In the home half of the third inning on Friday, Elk Catholic scored two runs. Luke Daghir walked then stole second. Ben Daghir singled. Wtih two outs, Kyle Schneider singled scoring both Luke and Ben making the score 12-1.

Crusaders hand Dutch 8-1 setback

April 29, 2011

ST. MARYS – It felt more like football weather than baseball Friday afternoon at Berwind Park, where the Elk County Catholic Crusaders handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen an 8-1 setback.
The Crusaders were the first to get on the scoreboard as they were able to score twice in the second inning and twice in the fourth inning to take a 4-1 lead. They were able to add four runs in the fifth inning.
“Ben (Daghir) set the tone for the game with his good outing. We were able to get two runs in the second to go on top,” said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt.

Peggy Frick Dithrich

April 29, 2011

Peggy Frick Dithrich, 64, of Ridgway, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
She is survived by two sons, Stephen (Sandi) Borod and Kevin Borod; a daughter, Kimberly (Chris) Dye; five grandchildren, Hayli and Madison Borod and Logan, Alex and Devin Dye; and beloved stepchildren and their families. She donated her body to science.
A memorial service for Peggy Frick Dithrich will be held Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m. at the Falls Creek Firehouse, 41st St., Falls Creek, PA 15840.

April 28th

St. Marys baseball outslugs Ridgway, 21-11 at Sandy Beach

April 28, 2011

An abundance of offense was on display at Sandy Beach Recreational Park as St. Marys baseball won 21-11 in five innings over Ridgway Thursday afternoon.
St. Marys scored three or more runs in every inning. Ridgway scored in four of its five innings. The 11 runs in the game was Ridgway's largest output of the season.
"We continue to make strides," Ridgway coach Mark Morelli said. "If we continue to make strides, I think we'll be more competitive than we have been lately. If you play St. Marys, you got to hit every inning because they have a good-hitting team."

Lady Dutch softball defeats Ridgway, 9-0

April 28, 2011

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team raised their record to 5-2 on the season with a 9-0 victory over the Ridgway Lady Elkers.
The game was played at Benzinger Park due to unplayable conditions at the SMAHS field.
St. Marys used a five-run, four-hit first inning to take charge of the contest.
“We hit the ball well today but they (Ridgway) played well defensively,” said St. Marys coach Manny Gerarge. “We made good contact today.”

Walter B. "Ben" Ishman

April 28, 2011

Walter B. "Ben" Ishman, 79, of 12783 Route 948 in Highland, died Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2011 in the emergency room of the Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 2, 1932 in Sackett, he was the son of Walter M. and Elma C. Rae Ishman. On May 5, 1951 in DeYoung, he married Sara A. Nelson, who survives.
Mr. Ishman owned and operated Ishman's Garage for many years, and also was a school bus contractor for the Kane Area School District for many years.

April 27th

Lady Crusaders use strong hitting to down Ridgway

April 27, 2011

Elk County Catholic pounded the softball and had a 13-run second inning en route to a 21-2, 3-inning win over Ridgway Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
ECC had every starter get a hit, the top four hitters combined for nine hits overall.

Elk County Catholic downs Johnsonburg boys tennis, 7-2

April 27, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team handed the Johnsonburg Rams a 7-2 loss Tuesday afternoon at the Johnsonburg courts.
“We played strong today, especially in our singles, in both wins and losses, our guys like to compete. One thing that’s been a positive, especially in our singles, is that if we start out with a good momentum, we tend to keep it through the match’s entirety, which helps a lot with on-court confidence,” said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano.
At first singles, J. P. Allegretto of the Rams defeated Shane Mancuso 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).

Lawrence L. “Bud” Parks

April 27, 2011

Lawrence L. “Bud” Parks, age 82, of Old Kane Rd, Wilcox, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Highland View Health Care after a short illness.
He was born Dec. 22, 1928 in Johnsonburg, son of Lawrence L. and Vivian (Klase) Parks, both deceased.
He married Angeline “Angie” (DeChano), she survives.
He served in the U.S. Navy and worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for 43 years. he lived all his life in Johnsonburg and Wilcox.

April 26th

Ridgway YMCA releases triathlon results

April 26, 2011

The Ridgway Triathlon has released its full results from Saturday's event.
The Ridgway Run/Bike/Canoe Club was the overall winner of the triathlon with a time of 2:04:52. They were a 4-person team over the age of 40 as was the second-place finisher, Jeremy's, Andy's, Keith's and Mark's Team with a time of 2:05:53.

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