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2016 Delmar Golf Course 56th Annual Club Championship

Stephen Johns captured his first Delmar GC Club Championship with a 2/1 match play victory over Sam Barry Jr. Brad Linville captured the A-flight championship with a 2/1 victory over Jim Farone. Rosie Tammaro captured the B-flight championship with a 5/4 victory over Gino Ceriani.


Undefeated 12U Ladies Capture Beaver/Lawrence County Championship with 7-0 Victory Over Beaver

The razor sharp 12u team traveled to Gaston Park in New Castle on Thursday evening and came away with a 7-0 win over Beaver to win the Beaver/Lawrence County Championship. The team finished the season with a record of 15-0. Angie Nardone was fabulous in the circle as she tossed a two hit shutout in the six inning affair. She fanned 10, walked two and only allowed one runner past second base. Six different batters contributed hits to the well balanced offense. Saige Chambers and Kali Barnett led the way with a double and triple respectively. Aliya Garroway, Maria Ioanilli,…


EC 12U Shuts Out Union, Advances to Beaver/Lawrence County Championship Game

The 12U ladies triumphed in convincing fashion once again as they defeated Union 9-0 Tuesday evening in a five inning contest halted by the mercy rule. Angie Nardone and Aliya Garroway combined on a three hit shutout to advance to the title game on Thursday evening vs Beaver at New Castle’s Gaston Park. Nardone went four innings and fanned seven batters without a walk. Garroway pitched the final frame and struck out two without yielding a walk. Nardone led the eight hit attack with a triple, single, and four RBIs. Garroway added a run scoring double and scored once. Kyla…


Nardone Hurls Perfect Game; EC 12U Headed to Lawrence County Championship Game

After just missing perfection in her previous playoff outing, Angie Nardone tossed a perfect game Monday night as the EC 12u softball team blanked Laurel 12-0. Nardone retired all nine batters she faced in the mercy rule shortened three inning contest. First baseman Jaelynn Timmerman preserved the pitching gem as she made a tremendous over the shoulder catch on a ball headed to right field. Catcher Grace Balin also threw out a runner at first trying to advance on a third strike in the dirt.   The offense sent 22 batters to the plate as they added three hits, seven…


Nardone Tosses No Hitter, EC 12u Dominates Marion in First Playoff Game

Angie Nardone was a hit batter away from a perfect game, and the offense pounded out seven hits, as the 12u ladies defeated Marion 10-0 Tuesday night at Stiefel Park. The game was halted after 4 innings due to the mercy rule. The lanky right hander fanned 8 batters and threw 30 of her 41 pitches for strikes. In 38 innings pitched this year, she has struck out 75 batters and walked just seven. She has an ERA of 1.10. Maria Ioanilli led the offensive attack with an inside the park homer and a single. She drove in two and…


Riverside Advances to Semi-Finals; Ellwood Season Over

Riverside baseball and Ellwood softball played the same school at the same time at the same place: Moniteau High School on Thursday at Slippery Rock University. Unfortunately, the results weren’t the same. Riverside continued its scoreless streak, winning 1-0 over the District IX school. Pitcher Michael Boswell struck out eight, extending his record to 40 scoreless innings. Riverside advances to the semifinals, playing Bishop McCort on Monday. At the same time, Ellwood City’s undefeated season came to an abrupt end. The team that frequently won by more than 10-point margins and claimed the WPIAL title via the mercy rule themselves…


Ellwood, Riverside Both Crush PIAA Opener

The Ellwood City softball team won the first round of the PIAA playoffs in a 10-0 landslide against Bald Eagle. On Friday, the Lady Wolverines claimed the WPIAL title 10-0 in a five-inning mercy rule, and the team repeated that performance three days later. Arianna Garroway, Camille Maine and Reagan Mittler all hit double RBIs. On the plate, Skyla Greco pitched another shutout and now has 162 strikeouts in 125 innings this season. Ellwood City will play Moniteau on Thursday, June 9 at Slippery Rock University at 1 p.m. The last two times Ellwood advanced to the PIAA playoffs in…


Two Home Runs and a Mercy Rule: Ellwood Claims WPIAL Title and Prepares for PIAA Playoffs

Mercy rule. Shut out. Grand slam. These are all terms a great softball team experiences but usually not at the WPIAL championships. The undefeated Lady Wolverines only needed four and a half innings to defeat South Park 10-0 and claim the Class AA WPIAL title. The game on Friday at California University was originally scheduled for Thursday but delayed due to rain. Meanwhile, Ellwood’s three seniors, Allie McKelvey, Kayla Murin and Mallory Swogger, went through Lincoln’s commencement on Thursday anticipating the next day’s game. Ellwood suffered a setback in the first inning when McKelvey sprained her ankle after beating out…


Lady Wolverines are the WPIAL Champs

With a 10-0 mercy rule win, the Ellwood City softball team are the WPIAL champions! The Class AA championship game was played this afternoon at the University of California against South Park. Reagan Mittler’s grand slam in the first inning opened the Lady Wolverine’s offense. Camille Maine’s three-run hit in the second inning brought Ellwood to 8-0. With two more runs in the third, Ellwood shut out South Park until the top of the fifth when the mercy rule went into affect. The full game will be covered in more detail next week. Photo submitted.  


WPIAL Softball Game Postponed

The Ellwood City-South Park WPIAL playoff softball game, originally scheduled for today at 11 a.m., has been postponed to tomorrow at 4:45 p.m. The game will still be held at the California University of Pennsylvania in California, Pa. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.