May 1st, 2012
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams boys varsity tennis team was on the losing end Tuesday as Punxsutawney put a damper on Senior Day festivities.
In the first singles match, Punxsy's Mike Blose defeated J.P. Allegretto, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2); at No. 2 singles, Punxsy's Tim Pierce beat Mason Martonik, 6-3, 6-1; at No. 3 singles, Punxsy's Ed Serafin defeated Shane Bickford, 6-1, 6-3; at No. 4 singles, Ryan States defeated Nate Fields, 6-1, 6-2; and in the fifth singles contest, Punxsy's Nick Roberts bested Tommy Imbrogno, 6-0, 6-2.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader girls' softball team recorded a 12-1 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes in a five-inning game played on Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
"I'm really happy with it (the game) today," said Johnsonburg coach Jenny Lewis. "I think we showed a lot of improvement since last game. We lost 20-0 last game, and to come out and almost play a whole game [where we] had several hits, different girls on base, [and] we scored a run, we're coming along."
Taylor Schlimm went the distance for ECC, giving up two hits and striking out eight.
Ridgway baseball was hurt by defensive miscues in a 12-1, 6-inning loss to Brockway Tuesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Ridgway committed seven errors on the game, many of them coming at critical times which led to Brockway runs.
On the night of Feb. 21, 1941, the Service Company 112th Infantry Pennsylvania National Guard, consisting of six officers and 112 non-commissioned officers and men, under the command of Captain John C. Ruggaber of Ridgway, left for the Military Reservation at Indiantown Gap.
ST. MARYS â€“ Elk County Catholic High School seniors Sara Kucenski and Jonathan Leuschel traveled to Washington, D.C. from April 13-15 to serve as co-ambassadors on behalf of ECC to accept an award during the 2012 Charity and Social Services Honors Program at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Mary Theresa Viglione Popson, 79, of Highland View Health Care, Brockway, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 30, 2012, after an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Ridgway, the daughter of Joseph and Lena Caggeso Viglione. On Sept. 6, 1969, she married James L. Popson, he predeceased her on Sept. 3, 2003.
Jonathan H. Freeburg, 59, of Johnstown, died April 29, 2012 at home.Â
Hollaus R. "Hollie" Smith, 79, of Willow Street, Johnsonburg, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Hollaus W. and Jennie (Wheeler) Smith.
He married Jane L. (Steudler) on Jan. 7, 1952 in Johnsonburg, she survives.
BENEZETTE â€“Â Area fire crews spent several hours battling a fire that burned several acres along SR 555, east of Benezette, on Sunday afternoon.
According to Elk County 911 email alerts, the Jay Township Volunteer Fire Department was called out to the area of 10461 Route 555 between Hulett Street and Summerson Road at 3:40 p.m. The Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department and Crystal Fire Department from St. Marys were both called to the scene at 4:12 p.m.
The foursome of Wee J. Fernan, Charlie Gausman, Scott Jacobs and Steve Martin earned the overall best time on Saturday in the 31st installment of the Ridgway Triathlon.
Fernan owned the best time in the 5-mile run at 29 minutes and nine seconds while Gausman took third place in the 15-mile bike ride. Jacobs and Martin finished the 9-mile canoe race in one hour, 24 minutes and 39 seconds. The foursome finished in two hours, 34 minutes and 22 seconds.