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EC Junior High Softball Team Drops to 0-2 as Shaler Wins 10-0

The Lady Wolverines traveled to Shaler on Thursday afternoon and took one on the chin. Shaler put up 10 runs in just five innings as the game was halted by the mercy rule. Walks and untimely errors proved to be the young team’s undoing as Shaler managed just five hits. The Wolverines mustered just three hits themselves as Shaler’s defense was dazzling. The normally sure-handed defense committed an uncharacteristic three errors and Shaler also benefited from 13 walks. Maria Ioanilli led the hitters with a line shot double into the left centerfield gap. Sydni Haswell and Zoe Maine each had…


Ellwood City Track and Field Grabs Individual Wins in Double Meet

The Ellwood City boys and girls track and field started the season yesterday with a double meet versus Beaver and Rochester at home. Both the boys and girls teams defeated Rochester but lost to Beaver. The Ellwood girls dominated much of the field competition against both Beaver and Rochester, with Mia DeCaria winning the high and triple jumps, Goldie Bookamer winning the pole-vault, Karrington Ketterer winning javelin and Madison Morella winning the long jump. For the boys, Billy Lott won the 3200 meter run while placing second in the 800 and 1600 to Beaver’s Riley Lamison. Keyshawn Gatto, Ricky Roth…


EC Junior High Drops Opener 15-4 to Seneca Valley

The Lady Wolverines jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after two innings against the Raiders at Stiefel Park. The lead would prove to be short lived as Seneca Valley plated nine runs in the third and fourth to win going away by a score of 15-4. Taylor Covert led the offense with three singles, two RBI’s and scored once. She also added two stolen bases. Madi Krugh and Olivia Battaglia each added singles and scored once. Zoe Maine and Chloe Sturgeon rounded out the seven hit attack with singles. Maine and Krugh also had stolen bases. Krugh took the…


Baseball/Softball Recap: Ellwood City and Riverside Pick up Wins

The Ellwood City girls softball team won their first conference game against New Brighton 14-0 in a total shutout yesterday. The game was secured in the first two innings by 11 runs. New Brighton had no hits the entire game. Camille Maine had four RBIs, while the team total was 14. Freshman Anna Ferrucci had three hits and three runs, the highest for each. Pitcher Skyla Greco had 14 strikeouts and zero hits against. The Lady Panthers host Laurel tomorrow. Riverside Defeats Freedom 11-1 The Riverside Panthers defeated Freedom 11-1 in a home non-conference game on Tuesday. Runs were distributed…


Baseball/Softball Recaps: Ellwood City Softball Starts Season with 10-0 Win

The Lady Wolverines started their season with 10-0 win over Freedom in a home non-conference game on Thursday. The Ellwood City softball team got their first run in the third inning when senior Allie McKelvey stole second and subsequently third and got batted in with a single by senior Mallory Swaggor. The Lady Wolverines overpowered Freedom in the fifth inning with seven runs, followed by two in the seventh inning. Juniors Camille Maine and Eisabella Miller each had three RBIs. McKelvey, Swogger and Maine each had two runs. Pitcher Skyla Greco kept Freedom pinned down with 11 strike outs and…


Weekly Sports Schedule

Monday No games scheduled. Tuesday 3:30 p.m. Riverside boys tennis at Quaker Valley 3:30 p.m. Ellwood track v Beaver home 3:45 p.m. Riverside track at Blackhawk 4 p.m. Riverside baseball v Freedom at home 4 p.m. Ellwood City baseball at Shenango 4 p.m. Ellwood softball at New Brighton 4 p.m. Riverside softball v Mohawk home Wednesday 4 p.m. Riverside baseball at Blackhawk 4:30 p.m. Ellwood baseball v West Allegheny home Thursday 3:30 p.m. Riverside tennis v Blackhawk home 3:30 p.m. Ellwood tennis at Beaver 4 p.m. Riverside baseball v Beaver home 5 p.m. Ellwood softball v Laurel home 5 p.m….


Lawrence County Lightning Squirt Hockey Team Covert traveled to Cleveland Plays in the Rock and Roll Cleveland Cup Ice Hockey Tournament.

The Lawrence County Lightning Squirt Hockey Team Covert traveled to Cleveland this past weekend to play in the Rock and Roll Cleveland Cup Ice Hockey Tournament. The team is comprised of 16 kids from nine School Districts, four counties and two states. They play their home games at Hess Ice Rink in New Castle. On Friday night the Lightning matched up against the Pittsburgh Predators, where the team fought through first period jitters en route to a 4-1 win. Saturday morning, the Lightning faced off with the Southpointe Rink Rats. The Lightning struck quickly jumping out to a 3-1 first…


Student Athletes Recognized at MAC Banquet

The Midwestern Athletic Conference held it’s 58th annual student athlete recognition banquet Wednesday night at the Fez in Hopewell. Each year the MAC honors one boy and one girl from each school district in the conference for displaying excellence on the field, court, classroom and community. This years recipients are Allie McKelvey and Nick Ioanilli from Lincoln High School and Morgan Bailey and Jason Dambach from Riverside. This year’s program, which included a Gala Buffet, was enjoyed by the students, family members, coaches and school representative from each district. After dinner the students were announced by on-air personality Chris Shovlin…


Two Ellwood Graduates Travel to Puerto Rico for Baseball

Two Lincoln High School graduates spent a week in Puerto Rico as part of the inaugural Clemente Cup baseball tournament. Matt Germanoski and Greg Lynn are 2012 Lincoln graduates who were on the 2012 Class AA WPIAL championship baseball team. Currently, they’re both seniors on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg baseball team. The two went with their team and nine other college Division 3 baseball teams from the states. Through the program, they played games in Aguadilla, Anasco and Lajas. The two also met Luis Clemente, Roberto Clemente’s son. More information about UPG Baseball can be found at pittgreensburgathletics.com.


Wolverines Tennis Team Sweeps Panthers

The Ellwood City tennis team swept a match against rival Riverside on Monday. In singles, Ellwood’s Christian Mittica, Trey Houk and Patrick Pawlak defeated Panther opponents Tyler Squicquero, Tyler McDonough and Hunter Paff. The Wolverines also won both double matches to win the entire match 5-0. Singles Home Team Set Scores Visitors Ellwood City 1 2 3 H V Riverside 1 Christian Mittica 6 – 4 3 – 6 7 – 5 X 1 Tyler Squicquero 2 Trey Houk 2 – 6 6 – 4 6 – 4 X 2 Tyler McDonough 3 Patrick Pawlak 6 – 4 6 –…