June 2nd, 2011
MT. ZION â€“Â When Lt. Gen. Bruce Wright, USAF Ret., took the podium to address the crowd at the fifth annual Memorial Day dedication ceremony at Mt. Zion Historic Park on Saturday afternoon, he asked attendees to imagine that it was currently May of 1942.
The Elk County Historical Society will be hosting its annual Strawberry Festival on Friday, June 17 from 5-8 p.m.
The festival will be held along Center Street between Elk and Vine streets in Ridgway.
Upon arrival, participants will be given a strawberry shortcake with biscuits made fresh from Joey's Bakery; the strawberries will be provided by Valley Farm Market in Weedville.
â€śThey are grown and picked fresh the day before,â€ť said society director Mary Kalinowski. â€śAnd it's a very generous portion of strawberry shortcake with ice cream and whipped cream.â€ť
Elk County Catholic High School Class of 2011 co-valedictorians Kylie Auman and Michelle Pistner addressed their classmates for the final time on Sunday during the school's annual commencement program.
Auman said the senior class epitomizes the importance of love and support which they have received from one another, school faculty and the community.
"We have generated a genuine sense of caring for each other over the past four years," Auman said.
She added that the class has faced many trials and tribulations over the past year.
BRADFORD - The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team successfully defended their District 9 Class A championship Thursday by defeating the Coudersport Falcons by a 4-2 score in a game played at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
All the runs scored in the game came in the fourth inning as ECC scored four in the top half of the inning and the Falcons scored two in the home half of the inning.
â€śThat was another great high school baseball game,â€ť said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt. â€śAll the runs came in one inning.â€ť
BROCKWAY - The Punxsutawney Chucks handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch a 6-4 setback on Wednesday in the District 9-AAA championship game held at the Brockway Area High School softball field.
St. Marys fell behind early in the game, then rallied to grab the lead by a single run, but Punxsutawney regained the momentum and lead to eventually win the game by a 6-4 margin.
MT. ZION â€“Â Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) dedicated around a hundred new pavers at the Mt. Zion Historic Park during a Memorial Day ceremony held at the site on Saturday afternoon.
Gabler began by remarking that the first thing that came to his mind when he stepped up to the microphone was "thankfulness."
â€śThatâ€™s really what weâ€™re here for to commemorate on Memorial Day. Weâ€™re thankful for the efforts of those brave men and women who have gone before us who have made all of this possible,â€ť Gabler said.
BROCKWAY - The Punxsutawney Chucks defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 10-5 score Wednesday in the District 9 Class AAA championship game played at Brockway Area High School.
Punxsutawney advances to the PIAA Class AAA tourney, which opens Monday. They will take on the District 7 runner-up.
In Wednesdayâ€™s game, the Chucks came up with eight runs on four hits and an error in the fourth inning to break the game open.
BROCKWAY - The Ă‰lk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the District 9 Class A championship game by defeating the Clarion Bobcats by a 2-0 score in a semifinal game played at Brockway Area High School.
The Crusaders will play the Coudersport Falcons, 6-4 winners over the Brockway Rovers, on Thursday at a site and time to be announced.
BROCKWAY - The curtain came down on the 2011 softball season for the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic on Tuesday afternoon when they were defeated by the Clarion Area High Lady Cats by a 9-7 score in the District 9-A semifinals at the Brockway field.
The Lady Crusaders trailed 9-2 going into the top half of the seventh inning and made a gallant effort to pull the game out, cutting it to 9-7 with two runners on bases before the final out of the game was recorded to give the Lady Cats a hard-earned 9-7 victory.
MT. ZION â€“Â Several special presentations were made during the fifth annual dedication ceremony at Mt. Zion Historic Park on Saturday afternoon.
Starting things off was a Gold Star Presentation made by Hank Anderson and Leslie Neal. Richard Coccimiglio, master of ceremonies, explained prior to the presentation that the honor dates back to World War I.