RIDGWAY - Tough scoring conditions met both Ridgway and Elk County Catholic but the Elkers were able to defeat the Crusaders 212-220 in action Tuesday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Josh Roselli of Ridgway was the medalist for the day with his score of 36.
"The scores were high for the two top teams in District 9 as Laurel Mill Golf Course played tough," Ridgway coach Dave Zawatski said. "Give Josh Roselli credit for being that guy that we have been searching for and going low to make the difference."
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team snapped a four-match losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Curwensville Golden Tide Monday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
Curwensville won the first set by a 25-22 score. The Lady Dutch came back to knot the match at one set apiece by taking the second set 25-17. St. Marys won the third set by a 25-20 margin and won the match by winning the fourth set by the score of 25-18.
Redbank Valley may have scored all three of the goals in Monday afternoon's girls' soccer "pink match" at the St. Marys Area High School soccer field, but for the first 68:53 of the game it looked as though the Lady Dutch were going to cruise to a 1-0 victory. Instead, the Lady Bulldogs added a pair of goals in the final 11:07 to come away with the 2-1 win.
RIDGWAY â€” Ridgway cross country hosted the annual Ridgway Invitational Saturday morning at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
A new meet record was shattered in the girls varsity race as Regan Rome of Dallas finished with a time of 18:15, breaking the old record of 19:03 which was set by Dani Kocjancic of Kane in 2008. Kennedy Weisner of Elk County Catholic also would have broken the old meet record with her runner-up finish at 18:41.
Adair Gennocro of St. Marys was third at 19:04 and Victoria Dippold took fourth for ECC with a time of 19:37.
KANE â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusaders had Kane beat. They had the momentum and the lead and appeared to have the game well in hand, but in the end ECC beat themselves by committing too many penalties and allowed the Wolves to rally back for a 17-14 homecoming victory on Friday night in Kane.
ECC coach Travis Skrzypek tried to look past his squad's first loss and instead focused on the quality of play both teams put up, and the effort that Kane first-year head coach Todd Silfies put into preparing his team for the game.
CLARION - A second-half rally by the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch came up short last night at Clarion Universityâ€™s Memorial Stadium as the Clarion Area Bobcats came away with a 40-28 victory.
The Bobcats took a 33-7 halftime lead only to see the Dutch outscore Clarion by a 21-7 margin in the second half of play.
â€śThe game was lost in the first half but I am very proud of our effort in the second half,â€ť said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm. â€śWe competed really well in the third and fourth quarters.â€ť
â€śClarion is a very good football team,â€ť added Schlimm.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team overcame an early 1-0 deficit and then held off an attempted rally by the Lady Wolves to claim a 3-2 win on Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
"I think our team is finally finding its rhythm and people are doing their jobs in their positions," said St. Marys Area coach Johanna Schmidt.
The Kane Lady Wolves edged St. Marys Area 3-2 in an exciting volleyball match at the Dutch Oven on Thursday evening. The game featured several momentum shifts, with the Lady Wolves winning the first set 25-15, the Lady Dutch taking the next two games 25-23 and 25-21, respectively, and then Kane coming back to win it with scores of 25-13 and 15-8 in the fourth and fifth sets.
DuBOIS - Elk County Catholicâ€™s Maria Gismondi won the District 9-AA Singles Tennis Championship Wednesday as she defeated her teammate, Laira Reuscher, in the finals.
Gismondi won the championship by defeating Reuscher 6-4, 6-3 in the championship.
Gismondi reached the finals by defeating Anna Brinkley of Brockway 10-2 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Gismondi defeated St. Marys Areaâ€™s Amy Orr 6-3, 5-7, 7-5.
FOX TWP. â€“Â Cross-town rivalry boys' soccer games between Elk County Catholic and St. Marys Area are typically exciting and close contests, and Tuesday night's match at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Fox Township did not disappoint. Both teams played a hard, scoreless 91.45 minutes of soccer, with each having plenty of opportunities to score but being unable to overcome the other's strong defense and solid goal tending.