February 23rd, 2015
College Basketball Weekend Roundup
Saturday February 21st, 2015
(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75
Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Maryâ€™s (20-7) 60
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The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team ended Saturday's District 9 Class AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament with three District champions, five runners-up, and three third-place finishers. All 11 wrestlers will advance to Saturday's Class AAA Northwest Regional Wrestling Tournament in Altoona to compete for a chance to advance to the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships the following weekend. Additionally, Dutch head coach Dominic Surra was named Class AAA Coach of the Year, and assistant coach Doug Surra was inducted into the District 9 Wrestling Hall of Fame.
St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling head coach Dominic Surra was named the Class AAA Coach of the Year on Saturday night during the District 9 Class AA and AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament at Clarion University. It was the first time Surra, who is in his fifth season as head coach of the Dutchmen, has received the Coach of the Year honor.
A new location, expanded hours and seminars are among the new changes and offerings this year at 2015 Business Expo sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and The River 98.9.
Saturday will mark the expo's first appearance at the Sacred Heart Parish Center located along Center Street. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., an additional two hours later than previous years.
"We moved the expo to the Sacred Heart Parish Center for its central location especially for the people who live downtown," said Ashley O'Dell, Chamber outreach coordinator.
The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) hosted their annual gala fundraiser on Saturday evening at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway. This year's gala theme, "An Evening at the Moulin Rouge", featured live music by Dueling Pianos International as well as a live and silent auction, a dessert auction and cash drawings. The Dueling Artist portion of the evening featured three local artists including Pete Winklbauer, Ashley Denio and Dan Bjorkquist, who had one hour to complete a piece depicting a floral centerpiece on display at the event.
RIDGWAY â€“ Jenny Richards, VSO/assistant in Elk County's Veterans Affairs office, is retiring this Friday.
She has been on the job for five years for the county, and previously worked in the assessment office for four years.
"The best thing about this job is seeing how grateful the veterans are for every little thing we do," she said. "It's really impressive."
Arnold E. â€śArchieâ€ť Secco, 84, of 19343 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Weedville, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois after a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 18, 1930 in Kersey, son of the late Amilcare and Ida Canton Secco.
On July 21, 1955 in the St. Josephâ€™s Church in Force, he married Rose Marie Zambanini, who survives. This year would have marked their sixtieth wedding anniversary.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the semifinals of the District 9 Class A basketball tournament with a 77-41 victory over the Union Knights Friday night in a game played at the DuBois Area High School.