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ECC bats torch Ramettes in 20-0 win

April 3, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Taylor Schlimm gave up only one hit Monday afternoon as Elk County Catholic won a 20-0 3-inning shutout over host Johnsonburg.
ECC erupted for 18 runs in a marathon second inning while Schlimm systematically shut down the Ramettes in the 1-hit win. She struck out six batters en route to the shutout.
The visiting Lady Crusaders opened up with a run in the first inning but broke the game open with an 18-run second inning.

Johnsonburg Rams blank ECC 7-0

April 3, 2012

The Johnsonburg Rams picked up a 7-0 shutout victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders at Berwind Park on Monday afternoon. Cole Peterson went the distance for the Rams, giving up just two hits while striking out 14.

Crusader tennis team edges Dutch squad 5-4

March 29, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team raised their record to 3-0 on the season as they edged the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 5-4 score Thursday afternoon in a match played at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.
“That was a very competitive match today, to say the least,” said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano. “It could have gone either way, easily. St. Marys has some good shot-makers on their team and very consistent hitters.”
“It’s been a wacky week in terms of weather, but I think we adapted well. Our competitiveness got us over the finish line today,” said Caggiano.

Crusaders win home opener 7-2 over Elkers

March 29, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team picked up a 7-2 victory over the Ridgway Elkers in their home opener at Berwind Park on Thursday afternoon.
Ridgway put a run on the board in the top of the first inning to take an early lead, but the Crusaders immediately answered back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a lead that they would never relinquish.

Winter sports athletes honored at ECCHS

March 29, 2012

Elk County Catholic High School held its 2011-2012 Winter Athletic Awards Program on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium.

Lady Crusaders rally past Brockway for 4-3 victory

March 28, 2012

With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team was down 3-1 to the Brockway Lady Rovers and it looked like ECC might record their first loss of the young season. The team's only run had come from Jena Struble in the third inning, and they were not even in a position to tie the game with only a runner on second base.

ECCHS track teams split in season openers

March 28, 2012

The Elk County Catholic track and field teams opened their seasons Tuesday afternoon by traveling to Punxsutawney where they split with the Chuck squads.
The Lady Crusaders defeated the Lady Chucks 87-63 while the Chucks downed the Crusaders 105-45.
“We had a good outing at Punxsy today,” said ECCHS coach John Schneider.
“It was definitely a learning day as we found out things we are doing well and things we need to work on. We definitely had a positive opening to our season,” said the coach.

Lady Dutch softball downs DuBois Area 8-5

March 26, 2012

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team raised their record to 2-0 on the young season as they defeated the DuBois Area Lady Beavers by an 8-5 score Monday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
The Lady Dutch took the early 5-0 lead after two innings, with DuBois scoring three runs in the third inning to cut the Lady Dutch lead to 5-3. St. Marys came up with three insurance runs in the fourth inning as they held on for the 8-5 win.

Ginther throws perfect game in Lady Dutch win over Ridgway

March 23, 2012

RIDGWAY - St. Marys Area softball pitcher Rachel Ginther had a perfect start to her season.
Ginther threw a perfect game against the Lady Elkers in an 18-0, 5-inning win over Ridgway Friday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ginther struck out 11 of the 15 batters she faced and had a stretch of five strikeouts in a row from the second until the fourth innings.
"With Rachel throwing a perfect game, you can't ask for much more," St. Marys Area coach Manny Gerarge said. "It's a good way to start the season."

Lady Crusader softball opens season with 10-0 victory

March 23, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team opened their season Friday by traveling to Bradford, where they defeated the Bradford Lady Owls 10-0 in a five-inning contest.
Taylor Schlimm threw a one-hitter for Elk Catholic while striking out 13 batters.
“Taylor was dominant today,” noted ECCHS coach Joe Coroso. “She struck out 13 of the 17 batters she faced.”
“Our hitting was slow to start, but improved as the game progressed. It was also very balanced throughout the lineup,” said Coroso.

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