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Photos: Riverside Girls and Boys Win Senior Nights, Advance to Playoffs

Senior Katie Stang took advantage of the senior spirit and scored 39 points, breaking her high score record last year by seven. Stang has scored 895 points during her junior and senior years. The Lady Panthers dominated New Brighton 65-22 in the Senior Night conference game held on Thursday, Feb. 4. Seniors Jordan Annarumo, Morgan Bailey, Ashely Boehm, Abbey Matiko, Katie Stang and Suzuno Kimara were honored prior to the game. Riverside consistently outscored New Brighton and the second quarter was 22-2. Seniors Annarumo and Matiko scored nine and seven while Bailey landed a three-pointer. On Monday, they finished the…


Photos: Ellwood City Boys Basketball Senior Night

The Ellwood City basketball team and cheerleading squad celebrated senior night before Friday’s conference game against New Castle. New Castle defeated Ellwood 79-23. New Castle remains undefeated this season and are ranked number 4 in the PIAA Class AAA by the Patriot News in Harrisburg. Ellwood City managed to score 14 points in the third quarter. Anthony Roth was the high scorer with 14 points. However, Ellwood City was able to end the season with a victory when they defeated Slippery Rock 40-30 on Saturday. Anthony Roth and David DeLoia each scored 12 and Nick Ioanilla scored nine. The Ellwood…


Photos: Ellwood City Girls Basketball Triumphs on Senior Night

Senior Karrington Ketterer scored 26 points in yesterday’s 49-34 win against New Castle on Senior Night. The Lady Wolverines have five seniors on the roster and all hold a special place to head coach Jolene Krupa and her sister, assistant coach Dena Noble. When the two started coaching, the Class of 2016 was in eighth grade, and Krupa and Noble have coached them up through the years. This roster also qualified for playoffs last year, the first time the Lady Wolverines have done so since 1997-98. They are not only great athletes, but are amazing young ladies as well,” Krupa…


Nick Ioanilli Signs to Play Football at Colgate

Ellwood City senior Nick Ioanilli signed a letter of intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3 to play football at Colgate University, a Division I school in the NCAA’s Patriot League. Ioanilli was the Wolverine’s top rusher in the past two seasons. He is projected to play linebacker for the Colgate Raiders.    


Karrington Ketterer wins Lawrence County Basketball Scholarship

Ellwood City senior Karrington Ketterer was the recipient of the Lawrence County Girls Youth Basketball Scholarship. Yesterday, Ketterer set her career high of 26 points in Ellwood’s Senior Night game against New Castle. She is 13 points away from a varsity career of 1,000.


Photos: Ellwood City Wrestling Senior Night

The Ellwood City wrestling team held its Senior Night on Feb. 3 and recognized two seniors, Christian Kerr and Carter MacMurdo. Although the wrestling team fell in the match to Armstrong 52-15, three Ellwood City athletes defeated opponents: Tyler Alberts, Donavan Chambers and Christian Kerr. Five of Armstrong’s wins were from forfeit. Full match results: 106: Tyler Malia (ARHS) over (ECH) (For.) 113: Tyler Baird (ECH) over (ARHS) (For.) 120: Double Forfeit 126: Brendon Malia (ARHS) over Carter MacMurdo (ECH) (MD 9-1) 132: Tyler Alberts (ECH) over Derek Grafton (ARHS) (Dec 3-1) 138: Donavan Chambers (ECH) over Matt Vukovich (ARHS)…


Ellwood Girls Basketball Thrashes Lincoln Park

Karrington Ketterer scored the game high of 14 points in yesterday’s away win against Lincoln Park. The Ellwood City girls basketball team maintained a steady lead through the first three quarters. Although Lincoln Park’s offense struck back in the final quarter, scoring 12-6, they didn’t overcome Ellwood’s lead, ending the game 42-32. In addition to Ketterer, Allie McKelvey and Emily Brown each scored seven points. Other scorers for Ellwood were Breonna Streit, six; Natalie Greco, four; Cortni Prine, three; and Isabella Roth, one.    


Six CCBC Student-Athletes Achieve WPCC All-Academic Honors

Monaca– Six Community College of Beaver County student-athletes earned a place on the Fall 2015 Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) All-Academic Team. Four women’s volleyball players and two men’s basketball players were regionally recognized for achieving honors or high honors in the classroom. To earn the honor award, student-athletes must achieve a 3.0 to 3.49 GPA. To earn the high honors award, student athletes must achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher. “Through the combined resources of the new Titan Learning Center and a new Student-Athlete Academic Success Facilitator, Lauren Susan, we are already seeing the positive impacts these approaches can…


Weekly Basketball Recap: Ellwood City Girls Defeat Hopewell in Conference Game

The Ellwood City girls basketball team played two conference games this week, losing a close away game to Beaver 42-35 on Monday, Jan. 25 and defeating Hopewell 51-30 at a home game yesterday. In Monday’s game, the Lady Wolverines trailed Beaver 38-24 by the third quarter. However, a fierce counterattack in the final quarter gave Ellwood 11-4, closing the gap but not enough to even the score. For Ellwood, Breonna Streit and Karrington Ketterer led the offense with 11 points each. Nine of Streit’s points came from three-point shots. In a social media post, assistant coach Dena Noble congratulated Streit,…


Riverside Wins Important Conference Game Against Neshannock

The Riverside girls basketball team is on a drive for the section title. Yesterday, there was one obstacle: Neshannock’s powerful team. However, the Lady Panthers thrashed Neshannock 55-34 in a home game, putting them a half-step ahead in their Class-AA section rankings. Although victory is often expected among a team with a 15-2 record, the girls went into the game knowing Neshannock would be tough competition. Back in December, Neshannock handed Riverside its first taste of defeat in a 51-39 game away game. Riverside would steamroll through eight wins before experiencing their second loss against Beaver Falls on Thursday. The…