The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team captured the 2011 Bucktail Tournament title on Saturday by defeating the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders by a 5-0 score.
The tournament was played at the St. Marys Area soccer field.
This was Ridgwayâ€™s first Bucktail Tournament crown.
â€śWe finally won the Bucktail Tournament,â€ť said Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena. â€śThis is our season. We have a solid core and the girls just wanted it.â€ť
â€śI am really happy with everyoneâ€™s effort. I am excited for the win. We came up with a good win over a good program. It was a good win over good competition,â€ť he added.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team came up short on Saturday morning to the Bradford Lady Owls, losing 4-1 in the consolation match of this year's Bucktail Tournament, which was held at the St. Marys Area High School soccer field.
St. Marys coach Dr. Bob Schmidt remarked that the Lady Dutch squad is "a work in progress."
"Some mistakes in the first half kept [the score] from being close," Schmidt said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team scored 28 second-half points last night as they defeated the Punxsutawney Chucks by a 34-12 score in a KSAC Large School Division contest played at Punxsutawney.
The Dutchmen used the running of Cody Baker and David Aul in the second 24 minutes of play to put the game away. Baker finished the night with 233 yards on 17 carries and three touchdowns. Aul finished the night with 95 yards on four carries.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad was handed their first loss of the season on Friday evening, falling to the Coudersport Falcons 12-7 in a match played at Dutch Country Stadium.
"We never really got the offense going," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "I thought we had a nice drive in the third and again in the fourth. We had to punch in at the end of the game and we didn't get the job done."
It was sunny but cool on Friday afternoon for the opening round match-up between St. Marys and Ridgway at St. Marys Area High School's soccer field in this year's Bucktail Tournament. St. Marys put up a good fight, but the Lady Elkers eventually emerged with the 4-0 victory to advance to the finals.
"We played more younger players today because of injuries. We want to do well tomorrow. Our younger players are showing improvement. Ridgway is a better team right now, and I wish them luck in the final," said St. Marys coach Dr. Bob Schmidt.
KERSEY â€“Â The colder weather on Thursday evening did not deter a sizable crowd from gathering at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Kersey to watch a boys' soccer match between the Elk County Catholic and St. Marys Area squads. They were not disappointed, as they were treated to a good, old-fashioned cross-town rivalry match-up between the two schools that ended with the Crusaders winning in overtime 2-1.
"St. Marys versus ECC is always a game for the fans and there was no disappointment tonight," said ECC assistant coach T.J. Weaver. "The Dutch came out to play tonight."
The St. Marys Area High School golf team split with Ridgway and Kane on Wednesday afternoon as they defeated the Kane Wolves 223-257, but lost to the Ridgway Elkers 208-223 on Wednesday afternoon at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
Ridgway's Jesse Reynolds was the overall medalist for the day with a three-over-par round of 38. Kane's Ryan Greto led his team with a 44. Low scorers for St. Marys Area were Rudy Gleixner and Sam Miller with 40s.
The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch a 4-1 loss Wednesday afternoon in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
St. Marys came out the aggressor in the match, but could not keep the pressure on the Ridgway defense as they were not able to get a shot on goal in the early going.
Ridgway got on the board first when Rhianon Fowler scored with 33:32 left in the first half. She would score at the 20:25 mark, giving the Lady Elkers a 2-0 lead at the half.
The St. Marys Area cross country teams played host to Bradford and DuBois Central Catholic on Tuesday afternoon.
The Dutchmen improved to 3-1after beating Bradford by a 22-33 score and DuBois Central Catholic 17-46. The Lady Dutch improved to 3-0 with a 25-32 win over Bradford. DuBois Central Catholic did not field a girls' team.
"All the runners performed well today," said St. Marys coach Stan Foster. "Congratulations to the Bradford squads for a good meet. We had some good wins today, but it is early in the season and we have a lot of work ahead of us."
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch took the first game 25-16. They won the second game 25-14 and took the third game 25-18 to win the match in three straight.