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Lady Wolverines Win Second Round of Playoffs in Bottom of the Seventh

For fives innings, neither Ellwood or Burgettstown could get a runner around the bases thanks to excellent pitching. Ultimately, Ellwood City defeated Burgettstown 2-1 yesterday in the second round of the playoffs. Burgettstown pitcher Katie Tarr pitched a near-perfect five innings, with an interruption that ended for Ellwood when Arianna Garroway was caught stealing home. Ellwood pitcher Skyla Greco outmatched Tarr with a no-hitter until the sixth when Burgettstown earned their first run. In the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Wolverines tied the score with a run by Brooklyn Magill. However, the entire game boiled down to the final…

Riverside Baseball and Ellwood Softball Games Changed

The Riverside playoff baseball game at versus Keystone Oaks at Burkette Complex has been postponed to May 24. The team will be excused the same time tomorrow and the bus will leave the same time tomorrow. The Ellwood softball playoff game versus Burgettstown has been moved from West Allegheny to Sewickley Academy at 6 p.m.  

Fall Sports Physicals at Lincoln High

Ellwood City School District will be offering physicals for athletes participating in fall sports on June 8 and 22. Physicals are by appointment wit Dr. Lawrence Rahall in the Lincoln High School health office. Required forms are at the athletic director’s office or health office. Completed forms and payment of $10 should be brought to the health office before an appointment can be made. Information: 724-752-1591 Ext. 3035.

Ellwood, Riverside Athletes Qualify for PIAA Track and Field Championships

Two Ellwood and nine Riverside athletes qualified for the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University. Ellwood’s Taylor Petrak finished fourth in the 300 meter hurdles at the WPIAL track and field championships yesterday at Baldwin. The top five finishers advance to the PIAA. Billy Lott placed seventh in the 1600 meter run but his time of 4:26.57 automatically qualified him. Goldie Bookamer placed eighth in the pole vault, earning a medal. For Riverside, the following athletes advanced: Lance Fisher, Shot Put Brandon Tedrow, Pole Vault Jeremey Speicher, 300m Hurdles Calvin Wetzel,  300 m hurdles Skylar Rubsic, Calvin Wetzel,…

Lady Wolverines Defeat Neshannock for Third Time in First Round of Playoffs

Defeating a team three times is no easy feat, and the Ellwood City softball team had to do just that in the first round of playoffs. “It is always tough to play a team three times in one season, especially a team like Neshannock with the success they have had in the past,” head coach Gary Rozanski said. The Lady Lancers best chance at having a win over Ellwood was early season when they fell short in an 11-8 game. After that, the Lady Wolverines edged Neshannock 13-3. On Wednesday, in a playoff game at Seneca Valley, the undefeated Lady…

Riverside Mercy Rules Steel Valley in Second Round of Playoffs

In yet another mercy rule victory, the Riverside baseball team shut down Steel Valley 10-0 in the second round of the playoffs yesterday. On Tuesday, Riverside had done the same thing, with the same score, to New Brighton. Riverside earned 10 runs in the first four innings. After neither team scored in the fifth, the game ended via the mercy rule. Hitting and runs were distributed across the Panthers’ roster, with Dylan Speicher, Ricky Wass and Braden Bentel each getting two hits. Pitcher Adam Jeannette fanned seven batter and had no hits against, effectively pinning Steel Valley to home plate….

Eight Ellwood and 20 Riverside Athletes Compete in Track and Field WPIAL Finals Today

Eight Ellwood athletes and 20 Riverside athletes qualified for the track and field WPIAL finals today at Baldwin High School. The top eight finalists medal and the top five advance to the PIAA championships. Ellwood’s qualifiers are: DJ Barrett, Alex Fotia, Nick Ioanilli, Nate Russo, alternate-Norm Ballard: 4×100 relay Nick Ioanilli: long jump River Kelly: shot put Billy Lott: 1600 and 3200 run Goldie Bookamer: pole vault Taylor Petrak: 300 hurdles Riverside’s qualifiers are: Elsa Antal: 100 hurdles, long jump Kara Seebacher: pole vault Sydney Wolf: 800 run Sydney Wolf, Amanda Tedrow, Elizabeth Scherer, Micaela Stover: 3200 relay Sydney Wolf,…

Riverside Mercy Rules New Brighton in First Playoff Game

The Riverside baseball team had a fantastic start to the Class AA playoff season. In five innings, they mercy ruled New Brighton 10-0. A strong offense consistently got on base throughout the game. Austin Dambach and Cristian Cicchinelli each had two runs while Cicchinelli, Braden Bentel and Michael Boswell contributed three hits. Cicchinelli, Ricky Wass and Dylan Speicher each had two RBIs. On the mound, Boswell ensured New Brighton never had a chance with 10 strikeouts and only one hit against. The team, which is 17-2 overall, is ranked number two in the WPIAL. The next round of playoffs will…

Ellwood Softball and Riverside Baseball Playoff Games Announced

The Ellwood City softball team finished the regular season 16-0 overall and 12-0 in their conference. They are ranked #1 in the WPIAL Class AA. Their first playoff game is slated for Wednesday at Seneca Valley versus the winner of today’s Neshannock and Waynesburg game. The Riverside baseball team finished the regular season 16-2 overall and 9-1 in their Class AA conference. Their first playoff game is slated for Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Chippewa Park against New Brighton. Congratulations and good luck to both teams!

Junior High Softball Team Finishes Season with Four Consecutive Wins

For the second straight game, the Lady Wolverines won a game with a walk off hit. In Thursday night’s season finale, Sydni Haswell was the hero. She laced a line shot up the middle to score Taylor Covert and Maura Agostinelli as the team defeated Hampton in dramatic fashion by a score of 7-6. After a shaky defensive start that spotted Hampton a 6-1 lead after just two innings, the team regained their focus and outscored the Talbots 6-0 over the final five frames. In addition to Haswell’s heroics, Isabella Roth and Taylor Covert each had two singles. Covert scored…