April 15th, 2011
St. Marys Area's Rachel Ginther pitched a perfect game on Friday afternoon as the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch recorded a five-inning, 10-0 victory over the Cameron County Lady Raiders at the softball field at St. Marys Area High School.
Ginther faced only 15 batters in the five-inning game, striking out 12 of the 15. Only three batters were able to put the ball in play; two of the hits were infield grounders and one was a fly ball to center field.
Elk County Catholic used two big innings and dominant pitching for an 11-1, 5-inning win over Ridgway Friday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recrational Park.
Ben Daghir threw four innings and gave up three hits, walking none and striking out seven. He was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and one RBI in addition to a walk.
Taylor Schlimm of Elk County Catholic recorded her third straight shutout win as the Lady Crusaders nipped the Ridgway Lady Elkers by a 2-0 score in a softball game played on Friday afternoon at the Benzinger Park field.
Schlimm and Taylor Rosetto of Ridgway were locked in a pitchers' duel through the contest, as both hurlers pitched excellent games. Schlimm gave up four hits, struck out 10 and issued no walks in the game. Rosetto allowed just three hits and struck out 12 while issuing three walks and hitting two batters.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team suffered their first loss of the season Friday as the State College Little Lions downed the Dutch by an 11-1 score in five innings at Berwind Park.
This was the Dutchmenâ€™s first complete game, as their game Tuesday against Punxsutawney was suspended after 2 1/2 innings due to unplayable conditions.
The Dutch gave up 12 walks and one hit batsman, which the Little Lions capitalized on.
â€śWe knew pitching and defense would be a soft spot this season,â€ť said St. Marys coach Tony Azzato.
Area residents may have noticed that candidates' political signs for the upcoming primary election on May 17 have already begun to appear in various locations throughout the city, even though the election is still over a month away.
While the section of the city's sign ordinance pertaining to temporary signs allows candidates to display an unlimited number of political signs, it also stipulates that "such signs may only be displayed between 30 days prior to and 5 days after an election."
Joseph G. Hnath, 83, of 999 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 15, 2011 at his residence.
He was born May 13, 1927, in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Mary Bures Hnath. On May 20, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Irene Cornello, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., retiring in 1990 after 41 years of service.
Rachel Ginther threw a six-hitter on Thursday afternoon as the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team defeated the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers by a 4-3 score in a game played at the St. Marys Area Softball Field.
Ginther struck out 11 Hollidaysburg batters on her way to the victory and also helped her own cause with a two-run single in the fifth inning to give St. Marys the lead for good in the game.
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."
The Punxsutawney Chucks tennis team edged the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 5-4 score Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
â€śIt was a tough day today, losing a close match to a talented, well-coached Punxsy team,â€ť said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano.
The cost of lunch may be increasing for St. Marys Area School District students.
SMASD Superintendent Ann Kearney explained the proposal during a recent school board meeting, stating that elementary lunches could increase five cents, from $1.45 to $1.50, and middle and high school lunches may increase by 25 cents, from $1.50 to $1.75
In addition, the cost of a la carte lunch would increase 25 cents, from $1.55 to $1.80.