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Elk Catholic ends season with 66-47 loss to Lincoln Park

March 16, 2011

CLARION – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders basketball season came to a close on Tuesday night as they were defeated by the District 7-2 Lincoln Park Charter School by a 66-47 score in the second round of the PIAA State Class A Playoffs held at Clarion University.

Bush finishes eighth at 119 pounds, earns second PIAA medal

March 14, 2011

HERSHEY – Corey Bush of Ridgway finished eighth at 119 pounds at the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships which concluded Saturday at Giant Center in Hershey.
“My goal was to finish higher, but a medal is pretty good,” Bush said.
It is Bush’s second state medal after a fourth-place finish last year at 103 pounds.
“It’s rare to get two and still have a shot at another one next year,” Gerber said. “I told him, 'Let’s do this again next season and finish higher up the podium.' It’s well within his reach and he works hard, I think it can happen.”

Elk County Catholic advances with 58-49 win over Serra Catholic

March 14, 2011

CLARION – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the second round of the PIAA Class A Tournament with a 58-49 victory over the Serra Catholic Eagles Friday night at Clarion University’s Waldo Tippin Gymnasium.
The Crusaders will meet Lincoln Park Charter on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Clarion University. Lincoln Park defeated West Middlesex by a 70-35 score.
In last night’s game, the Crusaders used an 8-2 run late in the third period and outscored the Eagles 21-13 in the fourth quarter to record their victory.

Bishop Guilfoyle defeats Lady Crusaders 36-19

March 14, 2011

ALTOONA – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders' season came to on end on Saturday afternoon at the Altoona Area High School gym, as they were defeated in the opening round of the girls' PIAA Class A State Championship tournament by two-time defending state champion Bishop Guilfoyle. The Lady Marauders handed the Lady Crusaders a 36-19 loss in that opening-round game.

Bush guaranteed state medal, Wolfe rounds out tournament

March 12, 2011

HERSHEY – Ridgway wrestler Corey Bush has guaranteed himself a state medal after action Friday at the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships while Johnsonburg’s Jesse Wolfe goes home with a 1-2 finish.
Bush faces off against Nate Giorgio of Schulykill Valley in the seventh-place bout Saturday as that round begins at 12:30 p.m.

Ridgway, Johnsonburg each advance wrestler to states

March 7, 2011

SHARON – Corey Bush of Ridgway and Jesse Wolfe of Johnsonburg both finished third in their respective weight classes to advance to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships in Hershey after the Northwest Regional Championships Saturday at Sharon High School.
Bush (119) finished it off with a 2-0 win the third-place match against Karl Lightner of Smethport. Bush scored with two back points in the third period en route to the 2-1 win.

Skraba earns 100th career win at regionals

March 7, 2011

SHARON – Ridgway senior D.J. Skraba reached the 100-win mark at the Northwest Regional Championships last weekend at Sharon High School.
Skraba came into the tournament at 99 wins but lost in the quarterfinals. He then took his 100th win in the first round of consolations with a 4-0 decision over Josh Lewis of Youngsville.
“I would have rather gotten it in the first match, then I came back and won the next two,” Skraba said.

Bush caps off milestone weekend with state berth

March 7, 2011

SHARON – Ridgway junior Corey Bush captured both his 100th win and a second trip to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships with his third-place finish at 119 pounds.
Bush won 18-2 in a technical fall over Nick Hart of Cambridge Springs to reach his 100th win, then he capped off the weekend with a win in the third-place bout to move on to states.
Bush hoped he would have had the win in the semifinals but is happy to move on. Bush won a regional championship at 103 pounds last year.

Johnsonburg's Wolfe becomes first-time state qualifier

March 7, 2011

SHARON – Johnsonburg senior Jesse Wolfe has gotten over the hump again.
After winning his first district title, Wolfe finished third at 125 pounds to advance to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships.
He won 1-0 over Nate Stidham of Hickory in the third-place match to qualify.
“It’s an awesome feeling,” Wolfe said. “Just like last week, it was either be a 3-time runner-up or be a champion. This week, be a 3-time fourth-place finisher for states. I just stepped it up both weeks. Now I’m going on to states, it feels real good.”

Three advance to regional semis

March 5, 2011

SHARON – Three area wrestlers have made the semifinals and Ridgway senior D.J. Skraba earned his 100th win at the Class AA Northwest Regional Championships Friday at Sharon High School.
D.J. Skraba picked up his 100th career victory with a 4-0 decision in his first-round consolation match over Josh Lewis of Youngsville. Skraba had previously lost a 5-4 decision at 160 pounds to Ryan Kio of Port Allegany in the quarterfinals.
Corey Bush (119) of Ridgway is in the semis along with Jesse Wolfe (125) and Max Zimmerman (135) of Johnsonburg.

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