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Wolverines Boys Tennis Falls To Beaver Area

Ellwood City boys tennis team fell to Beaver Area Thursday in high school tennis action at the Ewing Park Tennis Court. For the Wolverines, Trey Houk was able to collect a singles victory in straight sets over Bobcat Ross Huchko while the doubles team of Keegan Reisinger and Alex Vardzel was able to collect a first set victory in doubles action before falling in three sets. The boys tennis team next travels to Ambridge for an upcoming match scheduled next week. SINGLES Home Team Set Scores Visitors Ellwood City 1 2 3 H V Beaver 1 Trey Houk 7 –…


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: Lincoln Senior Places in PIAA

Tyler Alberts, a senior at Lincoln High School placed in the PIAA. Alberts has had an exciting year for wrestling, including signing his letter of intent to wrestle for the next four years proceeding a scholarship offered at Wheeling Jesuit University. Alberts also placed second in the WPIAL last month. Photos submitted.


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,…


RHS Swimmers Place Well at WPIALs, Several Advance to PIAA State Meet

   Riverside High School was well represented at the 2017 Class AA WPIAL Swimming and Diving Championships held March 2 and 3 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Hall.  Nine swimmers qualified in one of three relays and several individual events.   The girls’ 200 yard freestyle relay included senior Erica King, junior Bre Finch, and freshmen Leah Frederick and McKenna Hoyman.  RHS placed 12th in a field of 21 relays, also registering a best time of 1:46.12 almost two seconds faster than their seed time.  The girls’ 400 freestyle relay was swum by King, Finch, Hoyman and freshman Abbie…


ECHS Spring Sports Q&A

The start of spring sports is right around the corner so we took the opportunity to interview a few participating seniors from Ellwood City High School about their upcoming season:   Baseball: Tyler Good Parents: Michelle Biondi and Shawn Anglum Years playing baseball: 4 Q. What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming season? A. Winning section, playoffs, WPIAL, and state. Q. What have you and the team been doing to prepare for the season? A. Hitting, fielding, preparing for any and everything. Q. Any tough opponents this year? A. We’re not scared of anyone. Q. How do…


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Adult Basketball League Results for 3/5/2017

It was a battle of the unbeaten in the Ellwood City Adult Basketball League Sunday evening as Big Fun and Turncoats headlined the main event at the Family Center. Big Fun; the defending League Champions, rolled into the night’s action at 3-0 rocking the NWO Wolfpac black and red colors. Fresh off a Texas Turncoat, Team Captain Pat O’Brien had the Turncoats looking ready to play, also walking in the door at 3-0 and with some smooth looking orange gear. It was a close, back and forth game the whole way through that proved any game during the 18 game…


Portersville Christian School Championship Games Recap

Portersville Christian School Championship Games took place this past Saturday, Feb. 25th with the junior high boys losing to Central Prep 32-16, junior high girls winning against Central 13-11, Varsity girls losing to Aquinas 44-27 and Varsity boys winning 55-45 against Cheswick. This is the first time in history that all four of Portersville Christian School’s basketball teams have gone on to the Championships in the same year. The Varsity boys are officially back to back SWCAC League Champions and back to back Tri-County Division Champions. This is the first time the school has had three consecutive appearances by the…


Honoring Hack Wilson

Join the Ellwood City Area Historical Society and the Ellwood City Community in honoring Hack Wilson – a baseball legend born in Ellwood City in 1900, who rivaled the mighty Babe Ruth. His 1930 statistics included the “unbreakable” record of 191 runs batted in a National League leading 56 home runs (a record that stood for 68 years), .356 batting average, and a league-leading .723 slugging percentage. ECAHS invites the community to join them for an on-field ceremony, “Bat for Hack”, honoring Hack on April 26, 2017, at PNC Park when the Pirates play the World Champion Cubs. 200 fans…


Panthers Fall to North Catholic in Quarterfinals

A complete defensive gem was seen at Sewickley Academy as Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s suffocating zone defense caused fits for Riverside all night long. It was was a theme across the Class-3A quarterfinals as three of the four games combined to score no more than the 87 points in North Catholic’s 55-32 victory. The 3-seeded Trojans never trailed in the game, led by as many as 29 points, and forced 21 Panther turnovers. Kenny Fukon scored 21 for the Trojans, followed by eight a piece for Zach Offi and Vinnie DiNicola. DiNicola recorded a half dozen steals to lead the…