September 22nd, 2014
ST. MARYS â€“ A luminary/prayer service will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. on the Diamond in St. Marys to educate the public on the dangers of addiction.
The event, organized by Patty Greene of Kersey, was inspired by her late son, Daniel Titchner, who died May 18.
Robert Rocco, the current principal at the Brookville High School, is set to officially join the Ridgway Area School District as the superintendent on Oct. 27.
Rocco was hired as the new superintendent during a Sept. 13 RASD school board meeting, but the process to finalize his hiring and leave his current position delayed his start until late October.
Currently, he is in his 31st year serving within the education field, and he will join the RASD as a first-time superintendent.
The Ridgway Lady Elkers soccer team scored three second half goals to defeat the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch by a 3-0 score Monday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
The first 40 minutes of the game saw both teams have opportunities but neither could connect on them.
"Ridgway outplayed us today. They wanted it more," said St. Marys coach Eric Bridges.
"We were a little complacent but all the credit goes to Ridgway, they deserved it today," added Bridges.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders came away with a tough 3-2 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders on Monday afternoon in a match played at Benzinger Park.
"In general I'm happy with the win. It was a good, gutsy win to push through," said ECC head coach Kelli Brannock. "Brookville didn't give up. Obviously they came to play today. It took our defense a little bit to get going, but once they really settled in in the second half, I think that really helped the momentum."
KERSEY â€“Â In their past two games the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team relied on their defense to fend off attempted rallies by their opponents late in the game. On Monday night it was the Crusaders who were trying to rally late, and their offense came through as they overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Brookville Raiders 3-2 in a match played at Angela Huey Memorial Field.
"I am very proud of the kids and their never-quit effort tonight," said ECC head coach TJ Weaver. There were many obstacles they had to overcome to get the outcome they desired."
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SHEFFIELD â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders improved to 4-0 on the season with a 50-23 victory over the Sheffield Wolverines on Saturday afternoon in a game played in Sheffield.
"I warned the kids. I said, 'This is a tough place to come up and win a football game.' It is," said ECC head coach Tony Gerg. "They (Sheffield) have a lot of athletes."
"They're a good team, they really are," Gerg added. "We had a couple good plays and were able to break a couple holes open and we capitalized on that."
Over three and a half months into the project, the rear of the Ridgway YMCA building is slowly gaining a new look.
The Ridgway YMCA Revitalization Project began as officials had been working on the campaign since the summer of 2012 for the extensive project, a necessary venture to adhere to revised regulations for Titles II and III of the mandatory Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA].
All public accommodations and commercial pool facilities must be modified to comply with the new 2010 guidelines that include new accessibility standards for swimming pools.
GROVE TWP. â€“ It was a bittersweet day Saturday as family members, friends, dignitaries and military members paid their respects to U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner.
Turner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.
Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and seas vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952.