Local Sports

Meet the Players: Stiefel Hockey League

The Stiefel Hockey League is just ending their successful summer season and entering their fall season, which is expected to start mid-September. The league is made up of a diverse crowd of players, most doing it just for some fun, friendly competition. Currently, the league has at least five teams already signed up for the fall season but is still accepting team and individual sign-ups. Anyone interested in signing up can do so by emailing or calling Caleb Cragle at caleb.cragle@gmail.com or 724-971-0311. Here’s what some of the players have to say about their experience being part of the hockey…


Riverside and Lincoln Football Tickets for Sale

Student tickets for Riverside High School’s home game Friday will only be available from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. daily this week at the district athletic office. No sales will occur during lunch. Student tickets are $2, but are not available at the gate before the game. Tickets at the gate are $5. Ellwood City vs. Hopewell tickets are being pre-sold at the high school, no student tickets will be sold at the gate. Student tickets are $3 and adults are $5.  


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…


WXED to Air Live Wolverines Football Coverage

Ellwood City’s very own radio station, WXED, will now be airing the Wolverine’s home games live, hosted by their resident on-air personality, Troy Robert. Robert, who is the current radio host of another show on WXED, Talking Sports With the Youngster and Old Man, has high expectations for the new addition. “Although I’m not from Ellwood City, after working here I have learned how to tailor my content to the interest of the community, and one thing I learned is that Ellwood City loves local high school football.” After playing and coaching many sports throughout his life, Robert described himself…


First Game of Season: Wolverines Vs. Central Valley

The Ellwood City Wolverines football team will be challenged by Central Valley this Friday during their first official match of the season. The game will be played at Helling Stadium and presale tickets are now being sold. Tickets can be purchased at the high school’s main office today, Thursday 8/31, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm and tomorrow, Friday 9/1, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. The cost of the tickets are as follows: Students $1.00 Adults $4.00 No student tickets will be sold at the gate on Friday all tickets will be $5.00.


PHOTOS: 2017 Pie Festival

The Ellwood City Blue Band hosted their annual Pie Festival yesterday at Helling Stadium. A variety of pies were sold to benefit the Blue Band. Photos provided by Shannon McClymonds.  


Communication key as No. 9 BC3 Set to Defend Volleyball Crowns

Butler, PA – Above the squeaks and echoes inside Butler County Community College’s Field House are shouts of “Five! Five! Five!” and “A! A! A!” and “Three! Three! Three!” –  sounds of BC3’s 2017 volleyball team reacting to the flight of the ball and establishing order in what might otherwise be chaos, Coach Rob Snyder said. “No team sport,” Snyder said, “requires communication like volleyball. Think of a football team that had to run both offense and defense in the same play with no huddles or breaks to switch directions. It would be chaos.” For sophomores Brittney Bianco, Kelly Kabay…


Schedule of Events: Pie Festival

The Annual Pie Festival hosted by the Lincoln Blue Band will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Helling Stadium. The gates will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. This is a special event to kick off the Blue Band’s fall entertainment. All Blue Band members and fall sport team members will be announced. Each member will receive a free piece of pie. 6:45p.m. – Players and coaches will arrive at the stadium and report to the end zone by the baseball field 7p.m. – Pre-game show Marching Blue Band 7:10p.m. – Introduction of…


Short Game from Tallest Golfer May Spark BC3

Butler, Pa – It’s the short game and short memory from the tallest player that Bill Miller has coached in his 14 years with the Butler County Community College golf team that may loom largest in BC3’s bid to claim its fifth consecutive Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference title and ninth overall. Michael Rozzi, a 6-foot-6 Neshannock High School graduate, averaged a 79 in 2016-17 in helping an all-freshman squad to an 8-1 finish and BC3’s eighth straight winning season. Rozzi earned a spot on the WPCC all-conference team in October and in May fired a two-round 159, placing second and…


Back to School: Fall Sports Media Day Q&A

School is just around the corner – first day of class for Lincoln High School students is Wednesday – and the players of the fall sports are gearing up for their first games of the year. Players from all fall sports, coaches, cheerleaders and media assembled at Helling Stadium on Thursday as part of fall sports media day. We were able to catch up with some local athletes and here is what one player from each of the sports teams has to say about their upcoming season: FOOTBALL Toby Kelly Grade: 12 Parents: Sammy Jo and Justin Kelly Years playing football: A…