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Ridgway boys basketball has its victory to start the season over Elk County Catholic.
The Elkers led throughout in a close 50-47 victory over the Crusaders Friday night in front of a capacity crowd at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said the team came into Friday's game with an expectation for victory.
The Elk County Catholic High School Crusaders placed three players on the Allegheny Mountain League Football All-Star South Division squad.
Ricky Pearsall, who holds the Elk Catholic all-time rushing record, was named to the running back position, while Zac Brody, who led the Crusaders in tackles, was named as a defensive lineman. The other member of the ECCHS squad to make the All-Star squad was offensive lineman Jake Geer. All three players are seniors.
Six members of the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team were named to the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC) all-star teams for the 2010 season.
Senior Robert Rollick was named to the first team offensive line and first team defensive line.
Junior Justin Quiggle was named to the first team offense as a slot back, while senior Kyle Schneider was named to the first team as a linebacker.
Receiving second team honors were senior Kevin Hoy at fullback, junior Jimmy Werner at defensive end and junior Brian Merritt at corner back.
The Curwensville Golden Tide captured the District 9 Class A football championship Saturday afternoon by defeating the Port Allegany Gators by a 37-21 score. The game was played at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
The Tide scored 12 points in the first period of play to take a 12-0 lead. The Gators came back with a touchdown in the second quarter, cutting the Curwensville lead to 12-7 at the half.
Curwensville put 18 points on their side of the board in the third quarter while limiting Port to a touchdown. Curwensville led 30-13 after three quarters of play.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders placed two players on the 2010 Olean Times Herald Big 30 All-Star squad.
Representing the Elk County Catholic squad on the team are running back Ricky Pearsall and offensive lineman Zac Brody.
Pearsall rushed for 1,700 yards on 233 carries this season, averaging 7.3 yards per carry. He scored 24 of the 40 ECCHS touchdowns. He also had 323 yards on kickoffs and punt returns. On defense Pearsall had 50 solo tackles and eight assist for 58 total tackles.
DUBOIS -Â Josh Salter became the fifth player in Penn State DuBois basketball history to break the 1,000-point scoring mark Friday evening against St. Vincent College.Â
Salter, named to the PSUACÂ All-Conference team at Penn State DuBois this year,Â led the team in scoring with 18 points in an 87-64 loss to St. Vincent, brining his total to 1,006 points.Â
Salter also led the team in scoring on Saturday with 31 points against tournament host Mt. Aloysius in the consolation game.Â Salter finished the weekend with 1,037 career points.Â Josh was also named to the All-Tournament Team.
St. Marys Area High School sophomore Adair Gennocro and Elk County Catholic High School freshman Kennedy Weisner were named to the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association (PTFCA) all-state cross country second team.
Gennocro, who won the District 9-AA individual championship, placed third third overall at the PIAA meet held Nov. 6. During the 2010 season, she also set four course records at the St. Marys Area, District 9, Brookville and Punxsutawney courses.
The Curwensville Golden Tide will meet the Port Allegany Gators for the District 9 Class A football championship either this Friday or Saturday at a site and time to be announced.
Curwensville handed the Cameron County Raiders a 22-13 loss Saturday evening in the second game of a doubleheader played at Brockway.
In the first game, Port Allegany eliminated the Redbank Valley Bulldogs by a 24-17 score.
After a scoreless first quarter, Curwensville outscored the Raiders by a 15-13 margin in the second period of play.
The St. Marys Area High School held their Fall Sports Banquet Wednesday night. The banquet portion of the evening was held in the school cafeteria, with the awards taking place in Carpin Auditorium following a welcome by Terry Straub, SMAHS Activities Director.
The first coach to the podium was golf coach Dan Vollmer. Vollmer recognized his assistant coach, Travis Wendel, while noting that his squad finished with a 3-9 record. He said that there is more to a teamâ€™s success than their record, and that his squad had positive behavior and improved as the season progressed.
PHEASANTS FOREVER MEET THURSDAY
Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Capital City fire hall on Front Street in Ridgway.
For more information, contact Jane at 814-772-4604 or visit www.northcentralpa.pheasantsforever.org.
ST. MARYS AREA FALL SPORTS BANQUET TONIGHT
The St. Marys Area High School fall sports banquet will be held this evening beginning at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
Following dinner, the group will adjourn to the Carpin Auditorium for the awards portion of the evening.