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January 18th, 2012

Elkers remain undefeated

January 19, 2012

Ridgway boys basketball made the opposition miserable in the minutes before halftime for the second consecutive night.
The Elkers closed out the half with an 8-0 run and propelled Ridgway to a 55-40 victory over Brookville Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway had a similar run against DuBois Central Catholic Tuesday night in a 42-31 win over the Cardinals. Brookville won 56-39 on Jan. 19, 2011 over Ridgway on the Raiders' home floor.

January 17th

Elkers win AML South battle with DCC

January 18, 2012

Ridgway boys basketball continued its undefeated run with a 42-31 victory over DuBois Central Catholic Tuesday night in an AML South matchup at Ridgway Area High School.

Rams down Rovers

January 18, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Rams (9-2) rebounded Tuesday with a 54-31 win over struggling Brockway (4-8) to right the ship at the midway point of the regular season.
Backed by a 17-point outburst from sophomore guard Cole Peterson, the Rams overcome a brief sluggish start to outlast the Rovers while relying on a stifling defense in the second half to put the game away.

Crusaders defeat Curwensville Golden Tide

January 18, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders improved their record to 7-5 on the season with a 51-36 non-league victory over the Curwensville Golden Tide last night at the ECCHS gym.
After trailing 18-17 at the half, Elk Catholic went on to outscore the Golden Tide by a 34-18 margin in the second 16 minutes of play.
“Tonight was a team effort and a good win,” said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. “We were able to get away with a poor first half.”

January 16th

Crusaders hand Dutchmen 67-47 D9 League setback

January 17, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch a 67-47 District 9 League setback last night at the ECCHS gym.
The Crusaders were able to use a quick start to jump out to an 18-4 lead after the first eight minutes of play. The Dutch were never able to recover as the Crusaders went on for the victory.
“We had a good start but I thought we played a little loose in the fourth quarter,” said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. “We were shooting the ball pretty well and when you make them they are all good shots.”

January 12th

Ridgway wins dual over Chucks

January 13, 2012

Ridgway wrestling continued its strong march through the season with a 43-17 dual win over Punxsutawney Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway's middle and upper weight wrestlers continued to pick up winning results, the Elkers won every match from the 145-pound weight class until the 285-pound weight class.

January 11th

Lady Crusaders remain undefeated, downing Lady Chucks, 47-29

January 11, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team remains undefeated after picking up a 47-29 victory over the visiting Punxsutawney Lady Chucks on Wednesday evening at ECCHS.
"I thought we played a pretty good basketball game," said ECC coach Ken Pistner. "It wasn't real sloppy, and I had us for 14 or 15 turnovers. I thought Punxsy played really hard, too. It was a good basketball game tonight."
Elk Catholic held a 12-5 lead at the end of the first period, was up 23-13 at the end of the second, and 29-22 at the conclusion of the third.

January 9th

Rams fall to Sheffield, win four of six matches

January 10, 2012

Johnsonburg wrestling lost 39-29 in a dual meet against Sheffield Monday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg won four of the six matches wrestled on the mat against the Wolverines. Johnsonburg coach Mike Votano said the team's hard work is showing in the improvement as the season has progressed.

January 8th

Ridgway defeats ECC, 58-48

January 9, 2012

ST. MARYS – The gymnasium at Elk County Catholic High School was the place to be on Saturday night and open seats were hard to come by as basketball fans came out to watch the much anticipated match-up between the resilient Crusaders and the undefeated Ridgway Elkers. The two teams did not disappoint as they battled back and forth for the lead throughout the contest until Ridgway finally put the game away in the fourth quarter to secure their first win at ECC since December 2002.

January 6th

Ramettes upset Kane

January 7, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Ramettes got a 20-point night out of junior Brittany Watts as the Ramettes (4-5) stunned Kane (8-3) Friday in a 46-42 upset in Paper City.
After going cold at the charity stripe for the latter part of the fourth quarter while trying to secure the game, Johnsonburg got its 4-point cushion as Kassa Kocjancic converted her second free throw attempt for the 46-42 lead with six seconds on the clock. A final uncontested 3-point try sailed over the hoop as the Ramettes shocked the Lady Wolves.

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