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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…


PHOTOS: Greco Throws No-No for Lady Wolverines on Senior Night

Skyla Greco didn’t allow a single hit as Wolverines defeated Steel Valley 5-0 on Tuesday. To get the final out Greco struck out Veronica Sikora pushing her game total to 14 strikeouts against three walks in the contest. Wolverines took an early lead in the second inning. A wild pitch by Samantha Arthrell scored one run for Wolverines.  For the game, the Wolverines ran rampid on the base paths as Anna Ferrucci, Ariana Garroway, Natalia Greco, and Reagan Mittler all collected stolen bases. Wolverines scored three runs in the fourth inning. Wolverines’s big inning was driven by a error, a…


Borough Notice – Online Bill Pay Suspended

According to information made available by the Borough of Ellwood City this afternoon, and effective Monday, May 1st, the borough online bill pay will be suspended temporarily during a software conversion process. All utility payments must be made by cash, check, credit card or money order utilizing the mail, drop box or window service. The borough apologizes for any inconvenience.  


Ellwood City Adult Basketball League Recap March 26

After weeks of rumors running rampant in the Ellwood City Adult Basketball League, Monstars Team Captain Sean Swisher claims arguably the hottest free agent on the market as  Allen “Walking Double Double” Deep laced ’em up for the first time in the league Sunday at the Family Center. Deep looks to help Monstars as they start jockeying for playoff positioning and it did not take long for his impact to be felt. Having flashbacks of IUP and YSU, Deep did not need primer or paint as there were no signs of rust. Pouring in 23 points on the evening, Deep looked grand in green. Cody “To The…


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Adult Basketball League Recap for 3/19

In a highly anticipated showdown, Turncoats and BDI squared off Sunday night at the Family Center with Turncoats unbeaten record on the line.  It was more of the same from Turncoats with silky smooth shooting, ball movement and pancakes being served afterwards.  Helping lead the Turncoats to victory, CJ “Doesn’t Need Dave Chappelle for a Block Party’” Lewis had himself a game. It didn’t need to be Friday for Lewis to hit the freaky fade away and look good in doing so.  After the game, Turncoats Team Captain Pat O’Brizzle had the following to say regarding his henchmen’s efforts: “We looked…


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Basketball League Results for 3/12

Defending his team’s unbeaten record, Team Captain Pat “Trying Out for the Detroit Lions” O’Brien and his Turncoats were in action Sunday night at the Family Center. Seven days after officially transitioning from the hunter to the hunted in the Ellwood City Basketball League, O’Brien once again had his troops poised for battle. Their opponents; The Blazers, led by Team Captain Tyler “Ready to Roll” Relic and composed of Shenango and New Castle’s finest, put up a valiant effort.  Ultimately, however, it was the now 7-0 Turncoats emerging victorious. Nabbing the victory behind solid play from Chase “Mac Daddy” McKim,…


WPIAL Basketball Playoffs, Matchups Announced

The WPIAL announced their 2017 high school basketball playoffs Tuesday night with three local teams earning a playoff birth.  Both Riverside girls and boys squads made the playoff picture along with the Ellwood City boys basketball team. For the boys in their Class 3A playoff bracket with opening round action on Saturday, Riverside (15-7) squares off against Burgettstown (11-11) at North Allegheny, 3 p.m. while Ellwood City (9-10) plays vs. Washington (18-4) at Peters Township, 3 p.m. An opening round victory could possibly pit the Panthers against heavyweight Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (17-5 overall) in second round action, while a upset…


Panthers & Wolverines victorious, setup for rivarly rematch Friday

The Ellwood City Wolverines used an early cushion to easily cruise to a 59-34 victory over New Brighton Tuesday night while the Riverside Panthers found their stroke from the free throw line to hold on and beat Aliquippa 61-59.  With victories for both squads, Ellwood City (8-7 overall) next travels to Riverside (10-6 overall) for their second meeting of the season – with playoff implications on the line. For the Wolverines, a early 16-3 first quarter cushion and 17 points from senior Jordan Recce was enough to oust the Lions.  Ellwood City junior Anthony Roth led all scorers with 18…


PHOTOS: Lady Panthers Pull Away In Rivalry Victory Over Wolverines

Entering Monday Night’s rivalry 2.0 game for both Riverside and Ellwood City, the records may have led some to believe Riverside would have an easy time with the Lady Wolverines.  But as with any rivalry game, you can throw the records out as Ellwood City (3-7 overall) paced the Panthers (8-2 overall) for the first three frames of action until Riverside used a strong 4th quarter performance at the free throw line to pull away to a 46-37 section victory. Freshman Marley Wolf collected a game-high 14 points, including all eight of her free throw attempts in the final quarter, to…


HOMECOMING: Panthers Secure Playoff Spot With Friday Night Victory

For the Riverside Panthers, Friday night’s 28-26 victory over North Catholic was twice as nice as it secured second place in the Midwestern Athletic Conference and a home WPIAL Class 2A playoff berth as well as cemented a tone of revenge for last year’s blowout loss to the Trojans. The Panthers (5-2 overall, 5-1 conference) used the big play – 95-yard kick off return by LeMarcus Cleckley – as well as a clutch play – a 19-yard fourth-down pass from Ben Hughes to Austin Dambach – to stay in front of the visiting Trojans. The game came down to a…