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Rams look for consistency with young team

March 29, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – For Johnsonburg head baseball coach Jeff Peterson, inconsistency was the difference between his squad being a good team rather than a great team.
“Inconsistency was our problem last year with the older kids,” coach Peterson said. “My older group was the group that I needed to rely on and I didn’t get a whole lot out of them except for maybe the pitching department a little bit.
“Other than that, I was pretty satisfied coming away at .500 last year because I really wasn’t expecting to do that well.”

Ridgway softball ready for new season with mix of youth, experience

March 29, 2011

Ridgway softball fields a junior-laden team in 2011 looking for more wins.
The Lady Elkers softball team had one win in 2010. Coach Gary Gerber II said he has a good mix of youth and experience.

Ramettes hope to build on solid 8-win season in 2011

March 29, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Coming off a banner year in which the Johnsonburg Ramettes tallied eight wins and advanced to the first round of the playoffs, second-year head coach Melissa Myers is looking for even more this time around.
“That was a big step for them and really built up their confidence, and I know the team is looking forward to getting back out there,” coach Myers said as her team last season even pulled off an upset over Curwensville. “We’re a young team but I’m looking at trying to get more than eight wins out of them.

Johnsonburg boys tennis filled with new faces entering upcoming season

March 29, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg boys tennis team enters this season with new faces including a new coach.
Gregg Dauber takes over as the boys tennis coach this season. Dauber is also the girls tennis coach for Johnsonburg. Dauber previously coached the boys team for seven years about a decade ago. He said the numbers are growing after only having three the first week.
“It was three the first week of practice,” Dauber said. “Now we have five kids that came out. A couple of them don’t have any experience but at least they came out and are trying it.”

Johnsonburg track and field looking strong for new season

March 29, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg track and field team heads into the new season with returning state qualifiers and improving younger athletes.
“We didn’t really lose too many seniors so we’re not really in a rebuilding year yet,” Johnsonburg coach Rene Timm said. “We’re still kind of picking up from where we were last year. We’re seeing a lot of improvement from kids that have been out the last couple years. Everyone just keeps getting better and better. We’ve got some new faces out too and some returning kids.”

Johnsonburg track and field looking strong for new season

March 29, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg track and field team heads into the new season with returning state qualifiers and improving younger athletes.
“We didn’t really lose too many seniors so we’re not really in a rebuilding year yet,” Johnsonburg coach Rene Timm said. “We’re still kind of picking up from where we were last year. We’re seeing a lot of improvement from kids that have been out the last couple years. Everyone just keeps getting better and better. We’ve got some new faces out too and some returning kids.”

Elk Catholic holds Winter Athletic Awards program

March 25, 2011

The Winter Athletic Awards program honoring the winter sports athletes at Elk County Catholic High School was held on Wednesday evening. The program opened with an invocation by Father Ross Miceli, followed by the welcome by ECC Athletic Club President Chris Schneider. Principal Sandy Florig gave an overview of the program, followed by acknowledgements by Athletic Director Aaron Straub.

Ridgway boys basketball honored with banquet

March 22, 2011

The Ridgway boys basketball team was honored with a banquet Monday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Eric Matheson received both the Frank Clark Award and the Best Offensive Player Award.
"We had a lot of different high scorers at different times but Eric was the most steady," Ridgway varsity head coach Anthony Allegretto said.
Ben Jaques won the Herbie Lenze Award and fellow senior Dom Aiello won the Scholar-Athlete Award.
Aaron Sorge won the Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award.

Pair of Ram seniors receive Coach Fulton Memorial Scholarship

March 21, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg seniors Joe Holmberg and Louie Imbrogno were announced as recipients of the 2nd Annual Coach Bill Fulton Memorial Scholarship.
The announcement was made yesterday at the Johnsonburg boys basketball banquet.
Fulton’s daughter, Chris Clark, was on hand along with one of her sisters, Staci Fulton.
“They wrote essays on what basketball means to them, on what Mr. Fulton means to them,” Johnsonburg varsity head coach Bill Shuey said.
Clark spoke of the honor it was to be at the banquet.

Johnsonburg boys basketball honored with banquet Sunday afternoon

March 21, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Ram boys basketball team was honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg varsity head coach Bill Shuey announced the award winners which were based on statistics from the season. Senior Joe Holmberg won the rebounding award.
“Joe is a competitor. Joe will give you everything that he has, every minute of the game,” Shuey said. “He led the team in rebounds this year and had 545 points for his career, just a pleasure to coach. When the game was on the line, Joe was going to give it his all.”

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