April 4th, 2012
SMA hosts Ridgway today
The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks softball team used a squeeze play in the top of the seventh inning to record the winning run as they edged the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch 2-1 Wednesday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
Punxsy took the 1-0 lead in the top of the first, with the Lady Dutch scoring in the home half of the inning. Neither team scored the remainder of the game until the top half of the seventh, when Punxsy manufactured the winning run.
SMA travels to Punxsy today
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team improved to 2-2 on the season with a 9-0 victory over the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals Tuesday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
At first singles, Dutchman Michael Fox defeated Elliott Laparne 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).
Dutchman Evan Lepovetsky defeated Tom Boyer 6-4, 6-4 at second singles.
At third singles, SMAâ€™s Jarred Lipsey beat Jacob Aravich 6-0, 6-0.
At fourth singles, Gary Fledderman of the Dutch defeated Ben Trinkley 6-2, 6-4.
Eric Uhl of the Dutch defeated Julie Fitzer 6-4, 7-5 at fifth singles.
The DuBois Area track and field teams swept the Elk County Catholic squads in a meet held Tuesday afternoon at the ECCHS track and field complex.
The Lady Crusaders lost by a 96-54 score, while the Crusaders lost 114-56.
In the girlsâ€™ meet, Elk Catholic was led by triple winner Kennedy Weisner as she won the 800 run, 400 dash and was a member of the winning 3200 relay team.
Victoria Dippold was a double winner. She took the 3200 run and was a member of the winning 3200 relay team.
St. Marys City Council approved a motion to request a representative from Zito Media appear before council to address ongoing issues with the cable television provider.
During Monday evening's council work session, Councilman Ned Jacob expressed interest in establishing a three-member Administrative Affairs committee to meet with Zito Media. The committee would consist of City Manager Dave Greene, City Solicitor Tom Wagner and Jacob, as well as adding three residents to the committee.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Elk County Recycling/ Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner said the county would be pursuing a recycling program (902) grant from the state.
"For the first time in about three years, there is going to be a recycling program equipment grant, but it's a lot more substantial than the last one we applied for," said Titchner, explaining that this round of grants requires a great deal more of information to be submitted to the state. "There's a lot more information they are requesting."
RIDGWAY - Officials from the Pennsylvania Game Commission attended an Elk County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning to respond to critics from Jay Township who allege that the elk herd in their area is getting out of hand.
Officials indicated that the herd has not grown but rather a mild winter caused 32 elk historically located in the Medix Run area to migrate to Weedville.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Taylor Schlimm gave up only one hit Monday afternoon as Elk County Catholic won a 20-0 3-inning shutout over host Johnsonburg.
ECC erupted for 18 runs in a marathon second inning while Schlimm systematically shut down the Ramettes in the 1-hit win. She struck out six batters en route to the shutout.
The visiting Lady Crusaders opened up with a run in the first inning but broke the game open with an 18-run second inning.
The Johnsonburg Rams picked up a 7-0 shutout victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders at Berwind Park on Monday afternoon. Cole Peterson went the distance for the Rams, giving up just two hits while striking out 14.
As the first rays of light break over the hills and the ground is wet with dew, the voices of area residents will be raised in song and prayer at a sunrise service on Easter Sunday.
The service will take place at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8, at the Diamond in downtown St. Marys. The Rev. Chris Kindle, pastor of First United Methodist Church in St. Marys, said multiple churches will be participating in the event.
Monday evening, St. Marys City Council approved several items ranging from parking updates to CDBG applications to new protocol for police promotions.
Council unanimously approved a resolution establishing the procedures for promotion within the City of St. Marys Police Department.
Greene said the resolution was reviewed by City Solicitor Tom Wagner as well as the Civil Service Commission.