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Johnsonburg Rams reach tournament finals

May 5, 2012

The Johnsonburg Rams advanced to today’s championship game of the Elk County Baseball Tournament with a 15-5, six-inning victory over the Ridgway Elkers Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
The Rams play St. Marys Area, this morning at 10 a.m. for the 2012 crown. The Dutch defeated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 10-6 Friday in the late game. The Elkers will meet the Crusaders in the consolation game, which is slated for a noon start.

Crusader tennis team downs Dutch squad

May 5, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch squad an 8-1 loss Friday afternoon at the SMAHS courts. This was the completion of a match that began last Thursday but was halted by rain.
“This was a good, quality win for us. St. Marys always is a challenge and we were able to overcome them today,” said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano. “For the most part we looked sharp. On clay you have to be very aware and alert and I think we accomplished that today.”
At first singles, ECC’s Ben Wortman defeated Michael Fox 6-2, 6-1.

Dutch tennis team advances to 9-AA team finals

May 3, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team advanced to the District 9-AA team championship match by defeating the Brockway Rovers 4-1 Wednesday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
The second-seeded Dutchmen will now take on the top-seeded Elk County Catholic Crusaders next Wednesday at a site and time to be announced.
At first singles, Michael Fox of the Dutch defeated Joey Britton 6-0, 6-1.
At second singles, Dutchman Evan Lepovetsky defeated Fabio Fortunato 6-4, 6-1.
At third singles, Brockway’s Alec Bouch defeated D.J. Challingsworth 6-4, 6-1.

Crusader tennis defeats Johnsonburg Rams 8-1

May 3, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis squad picked up an 8-1 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams on Wednesday afternoon in matches played at Benzinger and Memorial parks in St. Marys
"[It was] a good win for us today," said ECC coach Nick Caggiano. "We were taking nice shots and working on improving on some areas."
At first singles, Crusader Ben Wortman defeated Mason Martonik 6-1, 6-0. At second singles, Drew Meyer fell to Johnsonburg's J.P. Allegretto 2-6, 3-6. At third singles, Shane Mancuso picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win for ECC over Shane Bickford.

Lady Crusaders defeat Lady Rams 12-1 in five innings

May 2, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader girls' softball team recorded a 12-1 victory over the Johnsonburg Lady Rams in a five-inning game played on Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
"I'm really happy with it (the game) today," said Johnsonburg coach Jenny Lewis. "I think we showed a lot of improvement since last game. We lost 20-0 last game, and to come out and almost play a whole game [where we] had several hits, different girls on base, [and] we scored a run, we're coming along."
Taylor Schlimm went the distance for ECC, giving up two hits and striking out eight.

Dutch thinclads sweep Johnsonburg, Clearfield squads

May 2, 2012

The St. Marys Area track and field teams played host to the Johnsonburg and Clearfield squads on Tuesday at Dutch Country Stadium.
The Dutchmen swept their meets, defeating Johnsonburg 120-30 and Clearfield 109.25 to 39.75.
The Lady Dutch lost to the Ramettes 90-44 and to the Lady Bisons 88-53.
For the Dutchmen against the Rams, Jimmy Werner was a triple winner, taking the shot put, discus and javelin.

Elk Catholic track teams split with DCC, Bradford

May 1, 2012

The Elk County Catholic track and field teams split with squads from Bradford and DuBois Central Catholic in a double dual meet held Tuesday afternoon at the ECCHS track and field complex.
The Lady Crusaders defeated the Lady Cardinals 115-29, but fell to the Lady Owls 85-65. The Crusaders recorded a 124-15 victory over the Cardinals and lost to the Owls 106-44.

Rams win sensational pitching duel 1-0 over ECC

May 1, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – It wasn't pretty but the Johnsonburg Rams extended their winning streak to 11-0 on the season with a 1-0 shutout win Tuesday over visiting Elk County Catholic (8-4).
The Rams combined three pitchers for seven innings of work and overcame six walks as they effectively scattered three hits while Johnsonburg pushed a run across in the second inning.
Johnsonburg starting pitcher Quinn Luhr, who was 2-for-2 on the day with a walk and a run scored, led off the bottom of the second inning with an infield single to ECC shortstop Dan Singer to put a runner aboard with no outs.

Punxsutawney rallies to edge Dutchmen 7-5

May 1, 2012

The Punxsutawney Chucks scored four runs in the top half of the seventh inning, then limited the Dutch to two runs in the home half of the inning to escape with a 7-5 victory Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park.
Punxsy took the 3-0 lead after three innings of play. The Dutch battled back to score two in the fifth and one in the sixth to even the game at 3-all. Then came the seventh, with the Chucks outscoring the Dutch 4-2 to win the game.

Dutch tennis blanks Bradford 9-0

May 1, 2012

The St. Marys Area boys tennis team defeated the Bradford Owls 9-0 on Monday afternoon in a match played at the St. Marys Area High School tennis courts.
At first singles, St. Marys' Michael Fox won easily 6-1, 6-1 against Cody Bly.
Dutchman Evan Lepovetsky defeated Connor Nickel 6-0, 6-1 at second singles.
At third singles, St. Marys' D.J. Challingsworth won his match 6-0, 6-2 against R.J. Jordan.
At fourth singles, Jarrod Lipsey came out on top for St. Marys Area 6-4, 6-4 against Josh Mongillo.

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