October 3rd, 2011
Alison Mathews, a new teacher to the Ridgway Area Middle/High School says she was inspired to become a teacher because of previous community service she completed.
â€śMy senior year in high school I helped one of my former elementary teachers for a community service class,â€ť Mathews said. â€śAssisting in her classes every morning and watching the kids respond to her teaching helped me find a passion for helping others learn.â€ť
The passion Mathews witnessed as a teenager has evolved into a passion in her career.
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."
Under new management, the Ridgway Elks Lodge No. 872 at 201 South Mill Ave. has undergone significant changes in an effort to become more community active.
"We are trying to move forward in a new direction and bring it back to the way it was like from 2001 to 2006," said J.R. Geitner, who recently retook the position as general manager.
Between the Ridgway YMCA, Ridgway Public Library, and other organizations within the community, the Elks Lodge donates about $10,000-$12,000 per year.
Ridgway girls soccer used a late goal to propel the Lady Elkers to a 3-2 victory over Elk County Catholic Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
â€śECC played an awesome game,â€ť Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena said. â€śTheyâ€™re a different team from the last time we played them. They had a great game plan for us. I wonâ€™t take anything away from ECC, theyâ€™re a great program, with a great coaching staff. They were ready for us. Our girls always step up to that challenge. They always raise their level of play, they know what they can do and then weâ€™re on the winning side.â€ť
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Ramettes were lackadaisical in the first set Thursday night but regrouped in time for a three-set win (25-22, 25-22, 25-21) over visiting Punxsutawney.
Johnsonburg was down by as much as eight points in the first set at 16-8 before making a turnaround to take control of the opening stanza. A kill from Chelsea Benson cut the lead to 18-15 and a Katie Galsick kill tied it at 18-all. The teams traded points to a 22-21 Punxsy lead before the Ramettes showed up.
Ridgway volleyball remained undefeated with a smooth 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-13) victory over Curwensville Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The two teams were tied at 6-all before an 11-1 run gave Ridgway the separation needed to handily take the first. Ridgway had scored six straight to start the run as Erica Thorwart served two aces and Nicole Breier had three kills. Jenna Hoffman had a kill at 15-7 and Katie Oknefski had one at 17-7. Ridgway took the first set 25-12.
Catherine A. "Kitty" Bergant, 76, of 6515 Ridgway Rd., Johnsonburg, and formerly of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, 2011 at the residence of her daughter, Toni Ritchey, in Forbes Road.
She was born March 21, 1935 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Patsy and Theresa Steinbach Cherry
On March 2, 1962, in Johnsonburg, she married Donald J. Bergant, who preceded her in death on March 6, 2004.