July 17th, 2015
DuBOIS â€“Â The St. Marys Senior League All-Star baseball team suffered a forgettable 15-0 five-inning defeat to Upper Moreland in the semifinals of the winners' bracket on Friday evening, and the loss put them in a tough position as they then had to immediately turn around and face Montoursville in an elimination game. They made sure the second game was more memorable as they recorded a 9-8 walk-off win in eight innings to stay alive in the tournament.
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Area residents enjoyed fireworks Thursday night at the Ridgway Firemen's Carnival.
Large crowds continue to pour into the Ridgway Firemen's Grounds for the annual carnival.
On Thursday, July 16, the Special Olympics Matinee will be held from 1-3 p.m. The carnival will reopen at 6 p.m. The fireworks will light up the sky right after the 10 p.m. drawing.
On Friday, July 17, the matinee will run from 1-5 p.m. After a one-hour break, the carnival will reopen at 1 p.m. In addition to the nightly drawings, the mountain bike giveaway will be at midnight.
On Saturday, July 18, the annual parade will begin at 4 p.m. The carnival will open directly afterwards.
Neil MacDonald of the Ridgway American Legion Baseball team strides into a pitch as Ridgway won its first playoff game 5-4 over Fox Township. Ridgway went from a winless season to winning 10 games in the 2015 season.
The Elk County Senior League softball All-Stars are scheduled to open play in the Pennsylvania State Tournament this afternoon in Berwick.
The All-Stars are scheduled to play against Greater Pittston at noon. Elk County manager Rich Quiggle said the Greater Pittston team is a bit more experienced due to their experience last year.
Brandon Schlimm was recently selected to compete in the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) 2015 All-Star Game, which will be played at Damaschke Field in Oneonta, N.Y. on Thursday, July 16.
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The southbound lane of the Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway is in the process of being demolished.
Shown is the Elker 1979 Yearbook editing staff. From left to right, Sue Szczotka, Joel Anstrom, Rob Caldwell, Gary Doyle, Denise Brubaker, Jean Williams, and Justine Laughner.