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Johnsonburg falls in double overtime to Cameron County

September 10, 2011

EMPORIUM – In a game marred by turnovers and missed opportunities, Cameron County (1-1) used a fourth-quarter rally and two overtime sessions to topple Johnsonburg (0-2), 22-20.
The Rams led up until the last five minutes of the game before Cameron County sophomore Tony Olivett broke free for a 38-yard run to the right after taking advantage of several missed tackles.
Olivett was in from four yards out on the next play right up the middle and teammate Matt Fragale broke through for the 2-point conversion to tie the game at 8-8.

Crusaders dominate Otto-Eldred, 48-0

September 10, 2011

DUKE CENTER – The Elk County Crusader football team shut out the Otto-Eldred Terrors 48-0 on Friday evening, winning on the road to remain undefeated. While there were showers in the area, the rain held off for the duration of the game in Duke Center.
"It was a slow start, but it was a complete game offensively and defensively," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "They finished well. We were a little worried in the third quarter there, but they got it together. It was a total team effort. Everybody got time tonight. Everybody responded, everybody played well."

Lady Elkers win over Johnsonburg

September 9, 2011

Ridgway’s Maria Buhler came up with aces at the most important time for the Lady Elkers Thursday night.
With the Ramettes on the brink of forcing a fifth set, Buhler hit three service points to close a 3-1 (25-19, 25-16, 22-25, 26-24) victory for Ridgway over Johnsonburg at Ridgway Area High School.
“I really commend Maria Buhler coming in there and having those nice, hard serves,” Ridgway coach Janet Redmond said. “She was getting the job done for us.”

Lady Elkers dominate Smethport

September 8, 2011

Ridgway girls soccer had a dominant first half but only a 1-goal lead to show for it at halftime.
The Lady Elkers then put the game out of reach with an even better second half.
Ridgway scored three times in the second half and allowed one shot on goal through the entire game in a 4-0 win over Smethport Wednesday at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.

Ridgway takes 22-stroke win over Kane

September 7, 2011

With an adjusted lineup Tuesday, the Ridgway Elkers strolled to a 22-stroke victory Tuesday at Laurel Mill Golf Course to improve to 5-1 on the season.
Ridgway senior Jordan Lundin shot a 41 to take medalist honors and teammate sophomore Sam Delhunty was four strokes behind with a 45; Ridgway seniors Eric Matheson, Aaron Sorge and Kyle Caggiano each shot 49 for a team total of 231 shots.
Ridgway senior Alex Oknefski and junior Tony Leithner both shot 51, and junior JoJo Jaques fired a 53 but those three did not factor into the scoring.

St. Marys soccer downs Johnsonburg

September 7, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – St. Marys boys soccer won its season opener 6-1 over Johnsonburg Tuesday night at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
“I’m satisfied,” St. Marys coach Russ Micale said. “We definitely have some bugs to work out of our system. As far as the game went, they improved as the game went on. That’s what you like to see. Every time we step on the field, we got to get better, we got to improve. We have a ways to go but we’ll get there.”

Ridgway soccer falls to Port Allegany

September 7, 2011

Ridgway soccer lost 5-0 to Port Allegany Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
Port scored in the 10th minute as Elliott Binder ripped a penalty kick into the back of the net.
Scott Brookens scored less than two minutes later for the Gators to make the margin 2-0.
With 26:51 left in the fist half, Eli Knapp upped the lead to 3-0. Brookens added a goal right before halftime to make the lead 4-0.
Brookens scored again midway through the second half for Port’s fifth goal.

Port Allegany holds off late Ridgway charge for 11-point win

September 6, 2011

PORT ALLEGANY – Scorching was a good way to describe the temperatures Saturday afternoon at Port Allegany High School.
It was also a good way to describe the offense for both Ridgway and Port Allegany football.
Both teams had over 380 yards of total offense as Port Allegany held on for a 46-35 victory over Ridgway.
Port Allegany quarterback Matt Bodamer threw for 311 yards and five touchdowns for the Gators; four of his touchdowns went to Charlie Buchanan.

Crusaders win season opener over Red Raiders

September 6, 2011

ST. MARYS – For the second year in a row, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders football team started off their season with a victory over the Cameron County Red Raiders, this time picking up a 19-6 victory. Both teams had plenty of extra time to consider their strategies during Saturday evening’s match-up at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys, as the game was delayed for an hour and 15 minutes during the second quarter due to visible lightning from a storm to the north of the county.

Falcon rushing attack pummels Rams, 48-13

September 3, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Visiting Coudersport set the tone early with a punishing rushing attack Friday that the Rams had no answer for as the Falcons cruised to a 48-13 win on junior running back Caden Whitman's four rushing touchdowns.
"We were manhandled-- our defensive line, both sides of the ball-- we were just manhandled," said Johnsonburg head varsity football coach Jesse Schreiber. "Coudersport had a very aggressive offensive line and they manhandled our defense. We were in a 5-2 and then went to a 4-4 defensive scheme in the second quarter, and that helped us a little bit defensively.

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