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Elk County Catholic tops Golden Tide 15-5 in baseball

April 19, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders pounded out 13 hits on their way to a 15-5, five-inning victory over the visiting Curwensville Golden Tide at Berwind Park on Monday afternoon. The Crusaders used two pitchers in the five-inning game. Starter Joe Childs set the tone for the Crusaders as he limited the Golden Tide to just three hits and one run in his three innings of work. Pat Brennen came on to pitch the final two innings, giving up four hits and four runs.

Elk County Catholic wins via 10-run rule over Elkers

April 16, 2011

Elk County Catholic used two big innings and dominant pitching for an 11-1, 5-inning win over Ridgway Friday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recrational Park.
Ben Daghir threw four innings and gave up three hits, walking none and striking out seven. He was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and one RBI in addition to a walk.

Lady Crusaders edge Lady Elkers, 2-0 in pitcher's duel

April 16, 2011

ST. MARYS – Taylor Schlimm of Elk County Catholic recorded her third straight shutout win as the Lady Crusaders nipped the Ridgway Lady Elkers by a 2-0 score in a softball game played on Friday afternoon at the Benzinger Park field.
Schlimm and Taylor Roseto of Ridgway were locked in a pitchers' duel through the contest, as both hurlers pitched excellent games. Schlimm gave up four hits, struck out 10 and issued no walks in the game. Roseto allowed just three hits and struck out 12 while issuing three walks and hitting two batters.

Dutch tennis team defeats Elk Catholic 8-1 Friday

April 16, 2011

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with an 8-1 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders Friday afternoon in a match played at the SMAHS courts.
At first singles, Dutchman Nathan Hansen defeated Shane Mancuso 6-0, 6-3.
At second singles, SMA’s Brandon Romain defeated Ben Wortman 6-1, 6-0.
Dutchman Keith Meyer won his match 6-0, 6-0 over Nate Dattoli at third singles.
At fourth singles, Dutchman Dylan Wiesner defeated Scot Reichard 6-0, 6-2.
Thomas Murmann of the Dutch downed Jon Leuschel 6-3, 6-0 at fifth singles.

Ridgway baseball edges DuBois Central Catholic, 4-3

April 15, 2011

Ridgway baseball won its second game this week with a 4-3 victory over DuBois Central Catholic Thursday at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Ridgway (2-2) scored once in the second inning on a double from D.J. Skraba and an RBI single by Alex Dickant. In the third, Ridgway added two more to take a 3-0 lead on three straight singles from Jesse Reynolds, Josh Mitchell and Kevin Kilhoffer.
The Cardinals came back to make it 3-2 with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Ridgway scored its fourth run on a single by Reynolds and a double by Skraba.

Johnsonburg baseball wins pitcher's duel over Curwensville, 1-0

April 15, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Both the Johnsonburg and Curwensville coaches agreed the pitching is ahead of the hitting at this early juncture of the season.
The Rams had timely hitting in the fourth for the lone run of the game to propel Johnsonburg to a 1-0 win over the Golden Tide Thursday at Knothole Area Recreational Park.

Johnsonburg tennis falls against Brockway

April 15, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg boys tennis lost 6-3 to Brockway in action Thursday at Johnsonburg Area High School.
At No. 1 singles, Jon Carnovale of Johnsonburg lost 6-2, 6-1 to Fabio Fortunato. Mason Martonik won at No. 2 singles for the Rams with a 5-7, 6-2, 10-6 win over Joey Britton.
Jesse Powers of Brockway took the No. 3 singles match 6-1, 6-0 over J.P. Allegretto of Johnsonburg. At No. 4 singles, Shane Bickford of Johnsonburg lost 6-2, 6-1 to Noah Serifini. Jake Parrin of Brockway won 6-0, 6-1 over Nate Fields in the No. 5 singles match.

Punxsutawney tennis team edges Crusaders, 5-4

April 15, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Punxsutawney Chucks tennis team edged the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 5-4 score Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
“It was a tough day today, losing a close match to a talented, well-coached Punxsy team,” said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano.

Elk County Catholic baseball downs Brookville, 11-2

April 15, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team earned their first win of the season with an 11-2 victory over the Brookville Blue Raiders. Originally scheduled to be an away game for the Crusaders, the game was moved to Berwind Park after Brookville's field was determined to be unplayable.
"They played well," said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt of the Crusaders' effort. "They got the lead and they kept it and I think Jack (Herzing) set the tone. I think he had like seven out of nine strikeouts. He set the tone for the game. We just had some big hits."

Rain suspends conclusion of Johnsonburg/Ridgway softball

April 13, 2011

Johnsonburg and Ridgway played three and a half innings of softball Tuesday afternoon before rain drenched the field and forced umpires to suspend play until a later date.
The Ramettes had an 11-7 lead but the Lady Elkers were unable to bat in the home half of the fourth inning.

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