September 12th, 2014
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch defeated the Ridgway Lady Elkers 3-1 on Friday afternoon in the opening round of the 16th annual Bucktail Girls' Soccer Tournament to advance to today's championship game.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders put up a good fight but were unable to hold off a second half rally by the Bradford Lady Owls in the opening round of this year's Bucktail Girls' Soccer Tournament on Friday afternoon in a match played at Benzinger Park. Bradford won 3-1 to advance to today's title game against the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch.
In response to parental concern about the first grade class size at Fox Township Elementary School, Principal Noel Petrosky managed to lessen the burden on the classroom teacher by re-writing schedules.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors reported the parents were pleased with the solution.
The class enrollment is currently 29 compared to the previous 31 students estimated to be the initial class size at the start of the school year.
A former Ridgway resident who now resides in Texas has published a new historical fiction novel that is based in Elk County.
Joe Bliskey released his new novel on Aug. 6, 2014, which is titled "Muted Echoes" and is available at Cliffe's & the Prescription Center and the Johnsonburg Library.
Bliskey's new book is set in Elk County during the 1940s because the conflict of the story would only work in the setting that was present in Elk County during the World War II era.
The games were played a few days apart, but the outcome and final score ended up being the same. For the second time in less than a week the Elk County Catholic Crusaders shut out the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 5-0, though this time the game was played at the SMAHS soccer field.
Lady Crusader senior Kirstie Wehler recorded the 1,000th kill of her high school volleyball career on Thursday evening as the ECC squad defeated the Brockway Lady Rovers in three sets in a match played at the ECCHS gymnasium.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team ran their record to 3-1 on the season as they defeated the Ridgway Lady Elkers by a 3-0 score last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a 7-2 score in a match played at Johnsonburg Thursday.
The Elk County Catholic High School golf team suffered their second loss in a row on Thursday afternoon when the lost to the Bradford Owls by 10 strokes, 216-226, at Leaning Pines Public Golf Course.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane woman charged in a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident last year has accepted a plea agreement that suggests a minimum sentence of 11 1/2 years in prison.
Kathy Douglas, 37, entered the plea Thursday before Senior Judge William F. Morgan at the McKean County Courthouse.
The judge set sentencing for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Morgan said he as the "sentencing judge" is not bound by the proposed terms in the agreement, which sets the maximum sentence of 22 1/2 years.Â