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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.

Elk County Catholic defeats Sheffield Area 13-0 in softball

April 13, 2011

Taylor Schlimm pitched a one-hitter to open the softball season for the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic on Tuesday afternoon at the Benzinger Township softball field. The Lady Crusaders handed the visiting Sheffield Lady Wolverines a 13-0 setback in a game that was ended after four-and-a-half innings due to the 10-run rule.
Schlimm was the winning pitcher for the Lady Crusaders on Tuesday as she held the Lady Wolverines to just one hit, a second-inning single to right field. Schlimm recorded 10 strikeouts on her way to the victory, while giving up four walks.

Elk County Catholic loses season opener to Brockway

April 12, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team opened their season on Monday by hosting the Brockway Rovers at Berwind Park. The Rovers were able to take advantage of seven Elk Catholic errors on their way to a 7-4 victory over the Crusaders.
“After two weeks inside, you have to be ready to play and we weren’t,” said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt. “They took advantage of our mistakes, and that’s what good teams do. Their pitcher kept us off-balance. Thank goodness it’s a long season."

Brody named to Big 30 team

April 12, 2011

The 38th annual “Big 30 Don Raabe Charities Classic” will be played Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Parkway Field in Bradford, PA.  The first thirty-seven games have produced nearly 1.4 million dollars which have been given to numerous charities and personal causes throughout the twin-tiers.
Teams consist of graduated seniors from 30 high schools in Pennsylvania and New York. 

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