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One major accomplishment has Ridgway quarterback/safety Ben MacDonald in rare company.
Ridgway head coach Mark Heindl said MacDonald was named to the Big 30 team as a junior, one of only five Ridgway football players in the programâ€™s history to be named to the team before their senior season.
The Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League recently released their all-stars and final standings for the 2013 season. Three players from ECC - Corey Koss, Emma Daghir, and Erin Petrosky - and two from SMA - Tim Mosebarger and Holly Shields - were named to their respective all-star teams.
Ridgway won the Girls North division with an 8-0 record followed by Port Allegany 5-3, St. Marys Area 5-3, Kane Area 2-6, and Smethport Area 0-8.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg cross country held a banquet for the team Saturday night at the Kopper Kettle.
Pam Anderson expressed appreciation to the Johnsonburg Area School District and school board as well as superintendent Dennis Crotzer, high school principal Brock Benson and athletic director Emily Mitchell.
The Ridgway volleyball team was honored with a banquet last Thursday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway varsity head coach Janet Redmond introduced all of the players. Jenna Hoffman won the Defensive MVP award, the Jacqueline Renaud award and the overall MVP award. Hoffman had 121 serving points with 96 digs and four kills. Redmond told the story of Hoffman getting a back row kill from the libero position for the winning point against Sheffield in the final match of the season.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Members of the Johnsonburg volleyball program, and parents and relatives gathered recently to celebrate the 2013 season and pay tribute to the program's two departing seniors, Chelsea Benson and Emily Dubler.
Ridgway junior high football held a banquet for the team last Monday night at Aiello Cafe in Ridgway.
Junior high football head coach Brian Hinton welcome everyone and acknowledged everyone in attendance for a great season.
"I want to [acknowledge] you for a successful season," Hinton said. "Just a phenomenal start and a phenomenal finish to the season. It was an honor to coach these 46 fine young gentlemen. Weâ€™re sad to see the season come to the end."
The Ridgway soccer teams were honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway girls soccer finished with a 15-2-1 record this season and entered the District 9 playoffs as the No. 2 seed. Ridgway faced Brookville in the first round of the playoffs, a team Lady Elker head coach Greg Maddalena said he had never beaten before. Ridgway won 1-0 in overtime as Caitlin Viglione scored the game-winning goal.
NEW BETHLEHEM â€“ There weren't many defensive stands Friday night but a Redbank Valley stand has the Bulldogs moving on.
A Nick Shoemaker interception in the final minute preserved a 31-26 win over Ridgway Friday night at Redbank Valley High School.
The Ridgway boys golf team was honored with a banquet Monday evening at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
The Elkers finished the season with a 13-0 record and finished the season with multiple championships. Ridgway finished as the AML champions, Elk County champions and District 9 team champions.
Runners from both Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Area High School traveled to Hershey on Saturday to take part in the 2013 PIAA State Cross Country Championships at the Parkview Cross Country Course.