May 12th, 2015
RIDGWAY â€“ The Ridgway Area School District may add another sport to its list of cooperative sports agreements as the district is working with the St. Marys Area School District to create a swimming co-op between the two districts.
RASD superintendent Robert Rocco spoke about the possible co-op during Tuesday's RASD school board meeting, saying that he reached out to the SMASD and determined that the district was open to the idea of a swimming co-op.
Crystal Fire Department responded to a garage fire shortly before 4 p.m. along Woodland Road in St. Marys. More information will be available in the Wednesday edition.
The Elk County Catholic duo of Alan Brennen and Drew Meyer captured the District 9-AA doubles championship Monday afternoon. The tournament was played at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
Brennen and Meyer defeated their teammates Austin Minard and Aaron Meier in the finals by a 6-4, 7-5 score.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders defeated the Kane Lady Wolves 12-3 on Monday afternoon at Benzinger Park in a contest that was senior night for the ECC squad.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team swept a doubleheader from the Altoona Lions Monday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
The Lady Dutch took the first game by a 3-0 score and won the nightcap 8-1.
The St. Marys Area Dutch baseball team fell to the DuBois Area Beavers 15-3 in a contest played under the lights at Berwind Park on Monday evening.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several bids during Monday evening's meeting, all of which are tied in with ongoing projects.
A majority of the projects will be funded with the district's bond proceeds of $9.995 million. The bond resolution was approved in March.
Each entity awarded the project was the lowest bidder.
C & C Concrete of St. Marys was approved as the contractor for sidewalk repairs at the St. Marys Area middle and high schools in the amount of $70,000.
In mid-April, 10 students from Elk County Catholic High School travelled to Hershey to compete in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference. Of those who competed, two teams and one individual student placed in the top 10 in their respective categories.
The group of senior Hannah Kraus and juniors Jenna Labant and Elric Lavalle took sixth in the Hospitality Management Team category, senior Ashley Schwabenbauer placed ninth in Computer Applications, and seniors Joe Tamburlin and Ryan Seelye ended up fourth in Management Information Systems.
Several presentations took place during Monday's St. Marys Area School District board of directors meeting including the performance of the national anthem, students showcasing homemade musical instruments, recognition of an academic state champion and a gift presentation to school board members of handmade items created by metal working students.
To start the meeting, members of the St. Marys Area High School Select Choir, led by music teacher Adam Brooks, sang the national anthem.
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