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Ellwood City Wrestling Takes Second Place at Southside Duals

The Ellwood City Wrestling team took second place at the Southside Duals tournament on Saturday, Jan. 2. Ellwood went 3-2, defeating Ambridge, Highlands and Independence. Ellwood lost to South Fayette and South Side. Junior Tyler Alberts went undefeated in three rounds and won another two by forfeit. Ellwood City 48.00 Ambridge 30.00 106: Robbie Thompson (Ambridge) over Ellwood City (For.) 113: Tyler Baird over Ambridge (For.) 120: Carter MacMurdo over Ambridge (For.) 126: Brigitte Lockhart (Ambridge) over Ellwood City (For.) 132: Tyler Alberts over Laconia Seymour (Ambridge) (Fall 0:00) 138: Donavan Chambers over Salim Rollog (Ambridge) (Fall 0:00) 145: Angelo…


Photos: Riverside Girls Best Ellwood City Girls in Holiday Classic

The Lady Wolverines and Lady Panthers clashed at Lincoln High School in a non-conference rivalry game on Tuesday for the LGKG Holiday Classic. Riverside won 53-42. The two teams had started their seasons in a similar manner at the Ellwood City Tip-Off Tournament. As before, Riverside emerged victorious, although the rematch proved to be a closer competition. In the original game, Ellwood fell behind in the second half, losing 50-32. Since then, Riverside has gone on to be nigh undefeated, falling only to Neshannock. In the holiday tournament, the Lady Wolverines stayed close in the first and third quarters but…


Weekly Basketball Summary: Riverside Girls Escape Defeat by Two Points

Riverside Girls Narrowly Bests Beaver The Lady Panthers nearly lost their second game this season but refused to be brought down, snatching victory from the Beaver Bobcats 56-54. After trailing behind for the first three quarters, Riverside rallied for a counterattack, going 25-12 in the final quarter. Katie Stang led the Lady Panthers with 23 points. Riverside 14 8 9 25 56 Beaver 20 10 12 12 54   Points FG-A 3FG-A FT-A Off Def Ast Stls TO Blk PF Jordan Annarumo (Sr) 5 2-6 1-5 1 1 2 2 2 Sydney Wolf (So) 10 3-8 1-2 3-5 2 3…


Ellwood City’s Tyler Alberts Takes Third in Southmoreland Holiday Wrestling Tournament

Junior Tyler Alberts placed third in the Southmoreland Holiday Wrestling Tournament held on Dec. 29 and 30. Alberts won four of his five matches. Eight other Ellwood City wrestling competed in the tournament. Tyler Alberts Alberts over Joey Chapman (West Greene) (Fall 0:48) AlbertsĀ  over Nick Huskey (Ligonier Valley) (Dec 7-0) Gage Nicolella (Mcguffey) over Alberts (Dec 5-1) Alberts over Mason Karpinski (Greenville) (Dec 4-0) Alberts over Austin Mihalchik (Mount Pleasant) (Dec 4-2) Tyler Baird Matthew Hines (Hollidaysburg Area) over Baird (Dec 7-1) Baird over Jake Garrety (Mcguffey) (Dec 3-2) Dajauhn Hertzog (Greensburg Salem) over Baird (MD 14-4) Angelo Battaglia…


Basketball Week Summary: Riverside and Ellwood City Teams All Suffer Conference Losses

The Riverside Lady Panthers experienced their first lost 51-39 to hosting Neshannock in a conference game yesterday on Monday. Riverside started out in the lead, ending the first half 21-12. However, the third quarter was far from their finest moment as the Lady Panthers only saw two points to the Lady Lancers’ 14. A 25-16 final quarter saw Riverside go home defeated for the first time. Riverside’s offense centered around Katie Stang’s 24 points. For the Lady Lancers, Aiden Noga had 19 and Carmie Matarazzo 18. Riverside travels to Ellwood City on Dec. 29 for a non-conference rivalry game. Box…


Riverside Sports Schedules for Weeks of Dec. 21 through Jan. 9

The Riverside sports schedule for the next three weeks is as follows: Tuesday, Dec. 22 3:30 p.m. Boys Freshman Basketball Ellwood City HS Away 6 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Lincoln Park Home 7:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Basketball Lincoln Park Home Wednesday, Dec. 23 Christmas Break Begins (School) Thursday, Dec. 24 No events scheduled Friday, Dec. 25 No events scheduled Saturday, Dec. 26 No events scheduled Sunday, Dec. 27 No events scheduled Monday, Dec. 28 6:30 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Basketball SHADY SIDE CHRISTMAS Away 8 p.m. Boys Varsity Basketball SHADY SIDE CHRISTMAS Away Tuesday, Dec. 29 TBA Boys Varsity…


Ellwood Wolverines Lose to Beaver Falls; Lady Wolverines Lose to Blackhawk

The Ellwood City Wolverines and Lady Wolverines both lost conference games last week. The boys team lost to Beaver Falls on Friday and the girls to Blackhawk on Thursday. Ellwood City v Beaver Falls The Ellwood City Wolverines were close to an upset in their away game versus Beaver Falls but ultimately fell short by five points. The game ended 53-48 with the undefeated Beaver Falls maintaining their streak. Despite outscoring the Tigers in three quarters, the Wolverines fell behind in the decisive third quarter and were unable to reclaim the lead. Rick Roth led Ellwood City with 12 points….


Stang Leads Lady Panthers in Win Over Beaver Falls

Senior Katie Stang seized the win for Riverside in a conference home game against Beaver Falls yesterday. Both teams were initially bogged down. The first quarter ended only 5-5, with many missed shots between the teams. By the end of the game, the Lady Panthers had collectively missed 36 of 76 shots. However, Riverside was making enough shots to pull ahead by the second quarter, with Stang leading the way. Beaver Falls rallied in the third quarter, scoring 17 points to Riverside’s 19, but by the game’s conclusion, Riverside was firmly in the lead 59-41. Stang scored 26 of those…


Winter Sports Senior Q&A

With the winter sports season is in full swing, Ellwoodcity.org continues its tradition of interviewing senior athletes. This year, Ellwood’s basketball teams are both senior heavy, creating an experienced and closely bonded group of athletes. Below are Q&A’s taken from the preseason with two seniors from girls basketball, two from boys and one wrestler. Check back throughout the season for game stats and summaries and athlete spotlights. Girls Basketball Karington Ketterer Parents: Laura and Jeff Ketterer Years Played: Since 3rd grade What are you looking forward to about the season? We’re hoping to advance to playoffs again. How do you…


Photos: Riverside Defeats Ellwood City by Two Points in Last Two Seconds

Riverside and Ellwood City clashed in a high-scoring game last night at Riverside High School. Both teams were locked in an evenly-matched struggle which remained undecided until the last two seconds with a steal and two point shot by Riverside. The game ended 71-69 with the Wolverines returning home in dismay. The second quarter ended 35-34, with Riverside leading. The second half of the game saw Ellwood take the lead only to gradually lose it. Ellwood scored 18 to Riverside’s 12 in the third quarter. However, the Panthers counterattacked in the fourth quarter. Led by junior guard Dylan Speicher, who…