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September 12th, 2011

Crusader soccer holds off Port Allegany 2-1

September 13, 2011

KERSEY – The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer squad picked up a 2-1 victory over Port Allegany on Monday evening at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Fox Township.
"Port Allegany played a very good game," said Elk Catholic assistant coach T.J. Weaver. "The contest was well-played."
"Through the first part of the season, we are growing as a team," Weaver added. "The kids are growing in their positions."
The match started off with Elk Catholic dominating the first half. The Crusaders had 13 shots on goal compared to two for Port Allegany.

Brookville shuts out ECC girls' soccer

September 13, 2011

ST. MARYS - The Brookville Lady Raiders went home Monday afternoon with a 4-0 victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders in girls' varsity soccer.
    The Lady Raiders scored first just five and one half minutes into the contest, when junior Ashley Wolfe placed a shot into the net.
    Brookville went up 2-0 with 16:34 left in the first half when junior Annie Amsler tallied. Amsler would score again with only 46 seconds left in the game. Sophomore Michelle Crissman had put the Lady Raiders up 3-0 just under 10 minutes after intermission.

School board officials tout success of new academic year

September 12, 2011

At Monday's meeting of the St. Marys Area School Board, principals from the area's elementary, middle, and high schools declared the 2011- 2012 school year off to a good start. Christine Kuhar, principal at Bennetts Valley and Fox Township Elementary schools, said the numbers are holding steady, with 123 students at Bennetts Valley and 209 students at Fox Township.
Robert Grumley, principal of South St. Marys Street Elementary School, said the school has 99 new kindergarten students and 27 new students and transfers.

Community gathers for 9/11 memorial service

September 12, 2011

Community members gathered on Sunday evening inside the First United Methodist Church hall in St. Marys for the "Community 9-11 Memorial Service."
The event was hosted by the St. Marys Area Ministerial Association to commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11.
The service began at 6 p.m. with an introduction and opening prayer by Chris Kindle, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, followed by the singing of the national anthem by Alexis Cunningham.
Each attendee received a small booklet entitled, "Never Forget Hope."

Schools pay tribute to events of September 11

September 12, 2011

Photo by Amy Cherry
Area elementary schools held special programs to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Schools pay tribute to events of September 11

September 12, 2011

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September 11th

Area residents remember 9/11

September 12, 2011

In speaking with area residents about the impact Sept. 11, 2001 had on their personal lives, outlooks, and relationships, it became evident that the events of that day have not faded from memory and still continue to exert a dramatic influence on the American consciousness.

Over 30 area motorcyclists join in America's 9/11 Ride

September 12, 2011

Recently a group of 30 motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout the area embarked on America's 9/11 Ride, a project organized by America's 911 Foundation, Inc., which visited each of the crash sites in Pennsylvania, Virginia and New York City as part of a 1,000-mile journey.
Julie and Jeff Smith of St. Marys acted as the local location hosts, having traveled with the memorial ride in 2008. Jeff has been a member of the Crystal Fire Department since 1980, having served as a firefighter, driver, EMT and chairman of the board.

ECC soccer wins county tournament

September 11, 2011

Elk County Catholic won the Elk County Soccer Tournament with a 3-0 win over St. Marys in the championship game Saturday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
"I think we came out strong," Elk County Catholic coach Adam Bailey said. "We seemed to be direct and straight to where we needed to be early on. But the game shows we still have lots of things to do. I'm happy for St. Marys, we play them every year, it's always a strong game to play St. Marys. You cannot take them lightly. We were fortunate this year, in other years, we haven't been."

Lady Elkers win Elk County volleyball tourney

September 11, 2011

The Ridgway Lady Elkers captured the 2011 Elk County Volleyball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Elk County Catholic High School gymnasium.
The Lady Elkers won the 15th annual event by defeating the ECCHS Lady Crusaders two games to one in the best-of-three finals.
In the consolation game, the Johnsonburg Ramettes took third place by defeating the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch 30-24.
In pool play, Elk Catholic finished the morning play with a 5-1 record. Ridgway was 4-2, while the Ramettes were 3-3 and the Lady Dutch 0-6.

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