Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The defending District 9 Class A baseball champion is making a claim to be a favorite for that crown again.
Elk County Catholic moved to 6-0 on the season with a 9-1 victory over Johnsonburg Thursday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team improved to 4-0 on the season as they blanked the Johnonsburg Rams 9-0 Thursday afternoon in a match played at Johnsonburg.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg track and field hosted Sheffield in a meet held Monday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg won the girls meet 97-21 and took the boys meet 81-66.
The Johnsonburg girls track and field team took the team championship at the Kane Invitational held Saturday afternoon at Kane High School.
Johnsonburg won the girls team event with a team score of 126 points. Kane was second at 97 points while Elk County Catholic was third with 81 points. St. Marys finished fourth with 51 points and Punxsutawney rounded out the top five with 37 points. A total of 15 teams competed.
The Johnsonburg boys track and field team took part in the Kane Invitational held Saturday.
Johnsonburg finished 12th in the team standings with 18 points. Kane was the overall boys team champion with 108 points. Punxsutawney was second with 72 points and Elk County Catholic took third with 48 points. Brookville finished fourth at 44 points and Oswayo Valley placed fifth with 42 points.
CJ Herbstritt was the javelin winner for Johnsonburg with a throw of 159-6. Teammate Eric Bevacqua was fifth with a mark of 145-1.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Single runs in the fifth and sixth inning broke a 2-2 deadlock as Redbank Valley defeated Johnsonburg 4-2 in softball action Thursday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
Redbank Valley (2-2) was the Class AA runner-up last season.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg baseball is the defending state champion in Class A baseball as recognized by the PIAA, at least on paper.
That's the only comparison, Johnsonburg head coach Jeff Peterson wants to make about last year's team and this year's team, comprised of only four starters back.
Ridgway baseball will feature a majority of younger players as the team enters the 2014 season.
Ridgway lost its season opener to ECC 5-3.
The Elkers finished last season 10-8 and advanced past A-C Valley in the first round of the District 9 playoffs with a 3-0 victory. It was the first playoff win for Ridgway since the 2009 season. Ridgway then lost to ECC in the second round of the playoffs by a 6-3 score.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The first year of a cooperative sports agreement between Johnsonburg and Ridgway for softball has thus far proven fruitful with a handful of wins to start the season.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The numbers keep growing for Johnsonburg track and field and so does the success.
Johnsonburg heads into the 2014 season off a season which saw the teams improve.
Johnsonburg varsity head coach Rene Wenner said around 50 are out for the varsity squads with near 40 on the junior high teams. Wenner said she has been pleased with the consistently growing numbers.