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October 11th, 2011
Ridgway boys soccer lost 3-2 to Smethport Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The Elkers couldnâ€™t have started any better as Tad Pierce exploited a hole in the left side of the Smethport defense and scored just 20 seconds into the game to put Ridgway in the lead.
In the 11th minute, Pierce looped a pass from the right wing to the head of Josh Braley and he buried it perfectly into the left corner of the net as Ridgway took a 2-0 lead early in the game.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg soccer lost 3-0 to Coudersport Monday night at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
The loss comes after a 1-0 loss at Clearfield Saturday.
â€śCoudersportâ€™s a good team,â€ť Johnsonburg coach Lance Rezmerski said. â€śLast time, we lost 2-1 in double overtime to them. Thatâ€™s the story of our life, weâ€™ve lost seven 1-goal games this year.â€ť
Rezmerski said the Rams are getting different players some playing time.
After a strong opening kickoff, Ridgway football never looked back.
The Elkers scored on its first possession and never trailed in a 39-0 victory over Johnsonburg Friday night at Memorial Field in Ridgway.
"It's a great feeling. I couldn't be any more happier for our players," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "All 24 that dressed earned this award. It's because of them that we brought that trophy back. What a great effort in all three phases of the game, offensively, defensively and special teams. Our kids played their hearts out and you saw it."
KANE â€“Â With 36 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Kane was down 13-6 and was facing fourth and long from about the 26-yard-line. With a chance to tie the game, quarterback Sean Jordan put nice pass into the endzone; however, Elk Catholic's Pat Brennen was the player on the receiving end of that pass, sealing the Crusader victor with the interception.
At the end of the game, Ridgway had the win but the Lady Elkers faced some adversity on the way there.
Ridgway defeated Port Allegany 4-2 Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in a matchup after playing without two defensive starters for over 20 minutes in the first half.
Ridgway defenders Amanda Maddalena and Megan MacDonald had to leave the game within seconds of each other in the first half. Ridgway head coach Greg Maddalena said the team really stepped up when faced with a tough situation.
KANE â€“ Two Ridgway girls golfers competed at the Girls Golf District Championships held Tuesday at the Kane Country Club.
Ridgway senior Brittanei Neubert finished 18th with a score of 120 for the 18 holes. Fellow senior Selena Scarnati was 22nd with a 140.
The top three finishers qualify for regionals on Oct. 18 at Tomâ€™s Run Golf Course in Blairsville.
Samantha Dinger of Redbank Valley is the district champion with an 84. Kristy Hanes of Elk County Catholic and Larissa Roberts of Union tied for second with 87 and are both regional qualifiers.
KERSEY â€“ It was another nail-biting outing for the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders varsity soccer team Monday afternoon as ECC tied the unbeaten Curwensville Lady Tide 2-2 in a game played at Angela Huey Field.
The game was the fourth overtime contest this season for the Lady Crusaders. ECC is 1-1-2 in the extra time games.
Sister pairs were the story during the match. Elk Catholic scored first with 30:33 left to play in the first half. Senior Abbi Petrosky got the goal while her sister, freshman Erin Petrosky, had the assist.
BRADFORD â€“Â Despite the cold and wet weather over the weekend, the District 9 Boys Golf Championship was held at Pine Acres Country Club in Bradford on Saturday. Six area golfers qualified for the PIAA Western Regional Tournament, which will be held at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
BROCKWAY â€“ Touchdowns before and after halftime provided a major momentum shift for the Brockway Rovers to a 30-22 win over Ridgway Friday night at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders picked up a 34-0 Homecoming victory over the Johnsonburg Rams on Friday evening in a game played at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys.
"It was a good team effort and a good Homecoming win," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "This was a trap game. We had a nice game last week coming into this one. It was hard keeping their (the team's) focus a little bit."