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Wolverines VS South Side Recap

Congratulations to the Ellwood City Wolverine Wrestling Team, who just finished their last section match against South Side and won 40-23 clinching the 2nd place spot in our subsection 1B with a section record of 4-1. The Wolverines will participate in the team WPIAL section playoffs January 25 location tbd. Craig Alberts, the Wolverines Wrestling coach provided the following match information: “Every one played a part in the win. We had to move Tyler Alberts, Donavin Chambers, Austin Walley, and Braden Strohecker up in weight to give us our best chances. Jake had a tough match and avoided the pin…


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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…


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PHOTOS: Five Ellwood Wrestlers Victorious At MAC Championships

Five Wolverine wrestlers were victorious in their final matches at the Midwestern Athletic Conference Tournament, which was held January 6-7 at Hopewell High School. In championship matches, at the 132 pound weight class – Ellwood City’s Tyler Alberts collected a major decision and victory over Jake Pail, Freedom, 8-0. In third-place consolation matches, at 120-pound weight class – Tyler Baird was victorious by decision over Nick Reconnu, Montour, 5-1.  In the 145 weight class – Austin Walley, Ellwood City used a major decision to beat Austin Dohl, Quaker Valley, 17-3. In fifth-place consolation matches, Wolverine Jake Alberts was victorious by injury default…


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PHOTOS: Balanced Panthers Attack Leads To Rivalry Victory

The Riverside Panthers used a balance scoring attack Friday night in their 66-51 rivalry victory over Ellwood City. Riverside was led by three players in double digits including Justin Baust who finished with a game-high 15 points.  Baust was joined in double figures by Gunnar Boehm (14 points) and Jesse Fornataro (11 points). Ellwood City used home court momentum early and jumped out to a 7-0 lead minutes into the contest, but the Panthers collected themselves and used their balance scoring attack to overcome the deficit and pull away by halftime.  The Panthers led 17-12 after one quarter and 38-22 at…


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Speicher Connects On Eight 3-pointers, Panthers Shoot Down Summit

Dylan Speicher connected on a school record 8 3-pointers Wednesday night to propel the Panthers to a 76-61 victory over Summit Academy. Speicher finished with 32 points on 12 made field goals on the evening and broke a school shooting record in the process.  The 5’10” senior guard received recognition on social media by former Panther Mike Shoaf who was one of three former Panthers who made seven 3-pointers in a game. @DylanSpeicher congrats – I set that record 18 yrs ago. Glad for you. Keep shooting, & always assure yourself next one’s always going in! — Mike Shoaf (@shoaf13)…


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Ellwood City Wrestling: Hampton Dual

Highlights Impressive showing by our new comers from Jr. High Austin Walley and Jake Alberts who had a very strong showing  in their first varsity matches. Austin went 4-1 for the day and Jake went 5-0 for the day. After taking a year off,  HWT Vincent Decaria did not disappoint with a record of 4-1 for the day.  Tyler Alberts also went 5-0 for the day and joined the milestone 100 wins club. The team was 2-3.  Individually we won 24 out of 35 matches. I am very pleased with all of our boys individual performances.  Every single one of…


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Lincoln High Wrestler Signs Letter of Intent

Tyler Alberts, a senior at Lincoln High School and team captain of their wrestling team, has been wrestling for a total of 12 years and plans on wrestling for at least the next four after he signed his letter of intent today to attend Wheeling Jesuit University. The university offered Alberts a scholarship for wrestling and education. Alberts said that after visiting six separate universities, he knew Jesuit was the right one. “I really like the coach, the team, and over all the entire campus. It’s close to home and I know I can get a good education there,” Alberts…


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Overview: Winter Sports

The winter sports athletes at Ellwood and Riverside are looking forward to their upcoming season and have undoubtedly endured aggressive practices in hopes that the hard work will pay off in the end. “We’ve been conditioning, working hard, and getting comfortable doing what we do in order to brace ourselves for the competition,” Jordan Recce, a senior basketball player at Ellwood stated. After interviewing several seniors from Ellwood’s winter sports teams, just about every one of them was in agreement that their ultimate goal is to make it to the playoffs. To view the full interviews, click below: Meet the…


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Meet the Team Winter Sports: Lincoln High’s Wrestling and Women’s Basketball

We interviewed the seniors of Lincoln High School’s wrestling team and women’s basketball about their upcoming season:     Wrestling: Tyler Alberts Parents: Craig and Heather Alberts Years wrestling: 12 Q. What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming season? A. Placing in states. Q. What have you and the team been doing to prepare for the season? A. Conditioning and practicing. Q. Any tough opponents you know of? A. South Side. Q. What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from playing basketball? A. Never give up. Q. What will you miss about basketball after graduation? A. The…


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Meet the Team Winter Sports: Lincoln High’s Men’s Basketball

As the winter sport teams ready for their upcoming matches, we took the time to interview the seniors of Lincoln High School’s men’s basketball team before the start of the season: Tyler Good Parents: Michelle Biondi and Shawn Anglim Years playing basketball: 10 Q. What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming season? A. Beating Riverside twice in one season. Q. What have you and the team been doing to prepare for the season? A. A lot of conditioning. Q. How do you hope to improve this year? A. Make the playoffs. Q. Any tough opponents you know of?…