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Archive - Apr 26, 2012

Crusaders hold off Brockway for 6-4 victory

April 26, 2012

ECC plays host to SMA today
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team held on to defeat the Brockway Rovers by a 6-4 score Thursday afternoon at Berwind Park.
Elk Catholic opened a 4-0 lead after one inning of play before the game was stopped for 30 to 45 minutes for a rain delay. When the game resumed, neither team scored until the top of the fifth, when the Rovers scored a run. Elk answered with two runs in the home half of the fifth to open a 6-1 lead. Brockway was able to score three runs in the top of the sixth to make the score 6-4, where it remained.

Lady Crusader softball downs Ridgway 10-0 in six innings

April 26, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team improved their record to 10-0 on the season with a 10-0 victory in six innings over the visiting Ridgway Lady Elkers Wednesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
The Lady Crusaders scored seven runs in the home half of the sixth inning to put the game away with the 10-run mercy rule in effect.
“We were a little rusty after the week off,” said ECCHS coach Joe Coroso. “Taylor Schlimm threw another gem and Jessie Ginther had the only extra base hit of the contest. Everyone hit the ball hard and sometimes that’s all you can ask.”

DuBois Area drops Dutchmen 11-1 in five innings

April 26, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen baseball team was dealt a tough 11-1 five-inning loss by DuBois Area High School on Wednesday afternoon at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
St. Marys' lone run came in the second inning, while DuBois scored one in the first, three in the third and fifth, and four in the fourth.

Crusaders fall in extra innings to Ridgway

April 26, 2012

Elk County Catholic baseball lost a 2-1, 8-inning game to Ridgway Wednesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Sam and Josh Roselli had RBI singles in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively, for the Elkers.
In the eighth inning, Josh Roselli hit a flare which dropped just over shortstop for the Crusaders, which allowed Jesse Reynolds to score the winning run from second base. After a 5-3 groundout and a strikeout, Reynolds was able to reach second base on an ECC throwing error trying to get Reynolds out at first.

Audrey M. Smith

April 26, 2012

Audrey M. Smith, 91, of 103 Bayberry Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born November 25, 1920 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Anna Kletzer Resch.
On Dec. 26, 1951, in St. Marys, she married the late Gerald J. Smith, who preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2011.

31st Annual Ridgway Triathlon set for Saturday

April 26, 2012

RIDGWAY - The 31st Annual Ridgway Triathlon will commence Saturday morning at 11 a.m.
The race will begin at 11 a.m. in front of the Elk County Courthouse on Main Street in downtown Ridgway. From there, runners will head down to the Clarion/Little Toby Trail for a 5-mile run. Bikers then will then make a 15-mile round trip on Portland Mills Road (state Route 949) before riding a canoe or kayak from Country Squirrel Outfitters to the finish line at the Portland Mills canoe launch.

Director highlights state budget

April 26, 2012

Back in February, Governor Tom Corbett unveiled a $27.1 billion state budget proposal that held the line on taxes while making deep cuts in higher education assistance.
The spending plan is reportedly only a 1-percent decrease from last year's budget; however, Corbett's initial plan calls for cuts of over $300 million from 14 state-owned universities and a small reduction in funding for public schools.
According to David Mitchell, the current director of Corbett's northwest regional office out of Erie, the proposed budget continues to be the hot topic in Harrisburg.

Motorcycle safety awareness campaign for both riders, motorists

April 26, 2012

Regardless of the random snow earlier this week, motorcycle riders have been taking advantage of the early spring and mild weather to rev up and head on down the road.

Area mother discusses challenges of raising child with autism

April 26, 2012

As the parent of a child with autism, Lisa Witherite of Sykesville is part of a rapidly growing group. With autism diagnoses up sharply in the U.S., 23 percent over two years according to a Center for Disease Control study, more parents than ever before are faced with the difficulties associated with raising an autistic child.

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