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Panthers Run Over Frazier In WPIAL Playoff Opening Round Victory

The Riverside Panthers used a strong ground game and a stout defense to blank Frazier 34-0 in WPIAL Class-AA opening round action Friday night at Riverside Memorial Stadium. Panther back LeMarcus Cleckley rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns to lead the offensive attack that scored twice in the second quarter and twice in the second half to soundly defeat the Commodores . Riverside running back Noah Harris joined Cleckley in the 100-yard club, finishing the contest with 107 yards rushing including the games opening score. Rounding out the offensive playmakers, senior Austin Dambach caught three passes for 76 yards…


PHOTOS: Wolverines tame the Tigers, Break the Streak

The Wolverines came into the evening with their backs against the wall – 0-2 on the season, a 14-game losing streak, and more importantly, the defending 3A State Title team was their opponent for week 3. But when push came to shove, the Wolverines proved stronger – ousting the Tigers in commanding fashion 28-0 Friday night. The battle of new coaches also were impacted on the evening, as both teams (BF – HC Nardone, EC – HC Hand) had to prove something on the evening coming in 0-2 on the young season. EC’s losses were against a solid Central Valley…


PHOTOS: Wolverines Fall To Central Valley In Season Opener

After one quarter, things looked bright for the Wolverines as the early score was only 7-0 Central Valley, but…football is a four-quarter sport. You can even say the Wolverines had a decent second half only giving up another 7 points there. However, the second quarter turned out to be the big blow for the Wolverines as 4 scores alone in the quarter put things out of reach by halftime in the resulting 42-7 Central Valley victory on Friday night. Ellwood City looked to move the ball in the first quarter by mostly rushing the ball. The trenches played rough for…


Panthers, Lady Wolverines Both Advance in PIAA Opening Rounds

Skyla Greco didn’t allow a single run as Wolverines defeated Ligonier Valley 6-0 on Tuesday in its PIAA Opening Round contest. Greco struck out seven batters and allowed just four hits. The WPIAL champs broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth with three runs. Breonna Streit knocked in a run, and Megan Siegfried drove in a pair. Reagan Mittler rounded out the scoring by driving in Anna Ferrucci in the bottom of the sixth. Wolverines had nine hits in the game. Streit and Ferrucci each collected multiple hits for Wolverines. Ferrucci and Streit each managed three hits…


PHOTOS: Lincoln High School Graduation

Ellwood City enjoyed its graduation ceremony Thursday evening at Lincoln High School. A total of 110 students received diplomas at the commencement.  Highest Honors includes Joseph Cortez, Ethan Fotia, Madison Pawlak, Taylor Petrak, Megan Siegfried, Erika Walley, and James White. For a full list of graduates, view http://ellwoodcity.org/2017/06/01/ellwood-city-2017-graduates/ To view our ‘Class of 2017 Graduates’ page, visit http://ellwoodcity.org/class-of-2017/ Submit your son or daughter’s graduation party information, scholastic accolades, futures plans and full color photo to ecstaff@ellwoodcity.org.


Panthers Overcome Early Deficit, Advance To A Consecutive WPIAL Championship Game

For the first time since 2015, the Riverside Panthers allowed a run in the WPIAL playoffs and had to claw its way back to clinch a spot in the 3A Championship game against a Brownsville Falcons squad that gave them all they can handle in a 5-4 victory. Brownsville showed no signs of fear against a Riverside pitching staff that boasted a 0.86 ERA throughout the season, bringing eight batters to the plate in the top of the first, to take an early 4-0 lead. The Falcons loaded the bases on a single, walk and hit by pitch by the…


Lady Wolverines Advance To WPIAL Championship

The Wolverines remain undefeated on the season and now have run their winning streak to 38 against WPIAL teams. Ellwood City will make a second straight trip to the title game and also has qualified for the state playoffs after its 3-1 victory over #4 Southmoreland (11-7 overall) Tuesday afternoon. Ellwood City took a 1-0 lead in the first when Ariana Garroway scored on a Olivia Porter error. Southmoreland coach Todd Bunner claimed interference on Zoe Kalantzis as she advanced from second to third and possibly hindered Porter’s ability to field the grounder. Staked to the 1-0 lead, pitcher Skyla…


WPIAL Baseball: Wolverines Upset Steel Valley, Panthers Pitch Another Shutout

Ellwood City Wolverines upset the number two seed, the Steel Valley Ironmen 7-2 in WPIAL quarterfinal baseball 3A action Monday afternoon at Burkett Complex in Robinson Township. The Wolverines would score 4 runs in the first inning as Steel Valley Starter Tanner Cannon struggled. He walked two and hit a batter and gave up 4 straight singles. Tyler Good had a big RBI single in the first. They would tag on a run in the 4th to make it 5-0 with 2 singles and a sacrifice. Anthony Roth would get the RBI single. Steel Valley chipped away with solo runs…


Wolverine Softball/Baseball Teams Both Advance In WPIAL Playoffs

The defending WPIAL champion Ellwood City Wolverines softball team received an opening round scare Wednesday afternoon, but twice were able to erase multiple-run deficits to finally oust the pesky 8-seeded Burrell Bucs 6-5 in the WPIAL Class 3A softball quarterfinals Wednesday at North Allegheny. Burrell (8-8 overall) took a 2-0 lead in the fifth, backed by pitcher Brittany Dunn, who took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but the Lady Wolverines used a walk and a couple errors in their half of the inning to knot the game at two. Burrell then pounced for three more runs and led 5-2 in the sixth…


EC Adult Basketball League Regular Season Finale Recap

There was no shortage of action and a healthy dose of competitive hoops in the Ellwood City Adult Basketball League’s regular season finale Sunday at the Family Center. Channeling their inner Macho Man, Big Fun had their elbows ready for their long awaited rematch against Turncoats. The defending league champions had Sunday on their calendars circled since March 5th when Turncoats handed them their first loss. Turncoats moseyed on into the Family Center with an outstanding league best 16-1 record.  The rematch was set. Tensions were high. The drama was thick. Big Fun yearned like Cosmo Kramer for the season split. Turncoats had…