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Softball/Baseball Weekly Wrap Up: Lady Wolverines Win Extended Game

The Ellwood girls softball team mercy-ruled New Brighton on Tuesday and outlasted Laurel in an extended 11-inning game on Thursday, continuing their undefeated streak. On Tuesday’s home game, Ellwood’s offense had a decisive first inning, with 14 runs. The game continued until the fourth inning, when the Lady Wolverine’s won by mercy rule 14-2. Ariana Garroway had the most RBI’s with four, and Natalie Greco earned three runs. In batting, Greco, Garroway and Skyla Greco each had two hits. Overall, the team’s runs were distributed throughout the roster. On Thursday’s away game, neither team could best the other and the…


Ellwood Boys Track Team Comes Close to Mohawk

The Ellwood City boys track team came up close to Mohawk in a home meet yesterday, losing 76-74. However, several Ellwood athletes grab first places, including Billy Lott in both the 800 and 1600 meter runs and River Kelly in the javelin and discus throws. For the girls, the meet was a 115-35 loss. Taylor Petrak won the 300 meter hurdles and participated in a winning 4×100 meter relay with Mia DeCaria, Alena Battaglia and Karrington Ketterer. Boys Results Mohawk 76  Ellwood City 74 100-EC. DJ Barrett 11.8 200-EC. Nate Russo 24.9 400-M. Jake Hobel 54.5 800-EC. Billy Lott 2:13.2…


Ellwood Boys Tennis Picks up Second Win Against Beaver Falls

The Ellwood City Boys Varsity Tennis team picked up their second section win of the season over Beaver Falls, sweeping the match by winning all three singles matches and both doubles matches. The boys look to extend their win total on Wednesday when they host Central Valley for their Senior Recognition.day. The Lincoln High School Boys Varsity Tennis team picked up their second section win of the season over Beaver Falls, sweeping the match by winning all three singles matches and both doubles matches. The boys look to extend their win total on Wednesday when they host Central Valley for…


Improving Junior High Softball Team Suffers 8-6 Loss vs. Seneca Valley

After four straight lopsided losses, the Lady Wolverines showed significant improvement as they battled Seneca Valley Tuesday afternoon. After walking 10 batters in the first two innings and spotting the Raiders a 6-0 lead, the young pitching staff led by Madi Krugh, yielded just one more free pass and two additional runs over the final four frames. In addition to Krugh’s control on the mound, the defense played solid and sometimes spectacularly as they did not commit an error. The offense put the ball in play to the tune of eight hits, six runs scored, fix stolen bases and battled…


Ellwood Boys Tennis Falls to Quaker Valley

The Ellwood City boys tennis team lost a home match against Quaker Valley 0-5 on Friday. The doubles teams of Zain Ansari/Alex Scott and Christian Covert/Alex Vardzel played competitive rounds against the Quaker teams but ultimately lost. The singles matches by Christian Mittica, Trey Houk and Patric, Pawlak also came up short. The tennis team travels to Beaver Falls on Thursday. SINGLES Home Tean Set Scores Visitors Ellwood City 1 2 3 H V Quaker Valley Christian Mittica 1 – 6 2 – 6 X 1 Walter Hubsch Trey Houk 1 – 6 4 – 6 X 2 Nate Carver…


Ellwood City Softball Team Masters Three Conference Games

The Ellwood City softball team swung past three conference opponents in three days. The Lady Wolverines shut down Riverside 15-0 on Thursday, defeated Neshannock 11-8 on Friday and finished the weekend with a victory against Mohawk 7-1 on Saturday. On Thursday’s away game against rival Riverside, Ellwood’s Skyla Greco pitched a near perfect game, striking out 12 batters as her team defeated Riverside 15-0. The Lady Wolverines consistently scored each inning. The mercy rule went into affect after five innings. Greco didn’t just keep the Lady Panthers pinned on defense, but spearheaded Ellwood’s offense with five RBIs and three hits….


Ellwood City Track Teams Sweep Beaver Falls

The Ellwood City boys and girls track teams both defeated Beaver Falls in a home meet on Thursday, April 14. For the girls, Golide Bookamer swept the three distance events and the pole vault. Taylor Petrak won the 100 and 200 meter dashes, and Emily Brown won the shot put and javelin throws. For the boys, River Kelly won the javelin while taking second in the discuss and shot put. Billy Lott won the 3200 meter run, participated in a winning 4×800 meter relay team and took second in the 800 and 1600 meter runs. Girls Score EC: 92 BF:…


Weekly Sports Schedule

Monday, April 18 10 a.m. Riverside and Ellwood tennis section doubles at Neshannock 4 p.m. Riverside baseball at Beaver Falls 4 p.m. Ellwood baseball at New Castle 4 p.m. Riverside softball v Beaver Falls home Tuesday, April 19 3:30 p.m. Riverside tennis v Beaver Falls home 3:30 p.m. Riverside track v Shenango home 3:30 p.m. Ellwood track at Union 4 p.m. Riverside softball at Mohawk 5 p.m. Ellwood softball v New Brighton home Wednesday, April 20 4 p.m. Ellwood baseball at Central Valley Thursday, April 21 3:30 p.m. Riverside tennis v Ambridge home 3:30 p.m. Ellwood tennis at Beaver Falls…


Ellwood City School Board to Interview Candidates for Basketball Coaches

Boys and Girls Basketball Coaches The Ellwood City school board will interview two candidates each for the positions of boys and girls basketball head coaches. The positions were open since Jolene Krupa and James Kosior resigned in following the 2015-16 season. The positions may be filled at today’s meeting. Video Highlight Board for Helling Stadium At the board’s agenda meeting on Monday, Athletic Director Darin Morella presented a proposal to install a video highlight board at Helling Stadium. Although Morella estimated the board would cost between $7,000 and $35,000, he emphasized he was looking for ways of negating the price,…


Ellwood Boys and Girls Track Results from Laurel Meet

The Ellwood City boys and girls track teams lost to Laurel at a home meet on Tuesday. However, Ellwood athletes captured several first places. For the boys, distance runner Billy Lott won the 800, 1600 and 3200 meter runs while participating in a winning 4×800 meter relay team. Nick Ioanilli claimed first in the 100 meter dash and long jump. Also taking first for Ellwood were Keyshawn Gatto in 400 meter run and River Kelly in the shot put throw. For the girls, Madison Morella won the 100 meter dash and 100 meter hurdles while participating in the winning 4×100…