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Pair of Rams golfers advance to regionals

October 2, 2011

BRADFORD – 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.

Ridgway loses to Brockway, 30-22

October 1, 2011

BROCKWAY – 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.

Rams fall to ECC

October 1, 2011

ST. MARYS – 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."

Lady Elkers edge ECC

September 30, 2011

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.
“ECC played an awesome game,” Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena said. “They’re a different team from the last time we played them. They had a great game plan for us. I won’t take anything away from ECC, they’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 we’re on the winning side.”

Ramettes use early comeback to drop Lady Chucks

September 30, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – 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.

Lady Elkers breeze by Lady Tide

September 30, 2011

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.

Girls golf edged by DuBois

September 28, 2011

Ridgway girls golf had a team score of 247 in its home finale Tuesday at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Senior Brittanei Neubert led the Lady Elkers with a 55. Selena Scarnati had a 58 and Sierra Kos carded a 62. Christine Schauer finished at 72 and Sarah Szczotka finished at 78.
Shannon Truesdale led DuBois with a 51. Corey Pruzinsky was second at 55. Kelly Nowak had a 67 and Katie DeAngelo finished at 70.
Punxsutawney had the lowest score of the six-team field, finishing with a 222.
Truesdale of DuBois was the medalist with her score of 51.

Ramettes down ECC

September 28, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg volleyball won 3-1 (25-21, 25-16, 20-25, 25-15) over Elk County Catholic Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
"It's a good win for the girls against a good team," Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. "They hustled and they played hard. We seemed to be jelling as a team. We still have some things that we have to fix. All in all, they played hard. We minimized our mistakes.

Lady Elkers overwhelm Sheffield, remain undefeated at 8-0

September 28, 2011

Using timely passing and 29 kills out of 39 attempts, Ridgway improved to 8-0 Tuesday night with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-11) victory over Sheffield.
The Lady Elkers overwhelmed the opposition Tuesday night as they only faced three deficits in the three-set victory; Along with 16 aces on the night, the home team made only four errors as Sheffield averaged just 11 points per set.

Johnsonburg finishes second as a team at districts

September 27, 2011

BRADFORD – The Johnsonburg Rams Golf Team placed second in the District 9 Championships at Pine Acres Country Club.
The team of Calvin Christoff, Cameron Grumley, Luke Shreffler, and J.P. Allegretto carded a team total of 336 to claim runner-up honors; defeating the Bradford Owls by two strokes, but falling short of team champion Punxsutawney, who shot a 332. Only nine of the 24 schools competing in the District Championships qualified for the team portion of the competition, including Ridgway and Elk County Catholic. 

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