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Winter Sports Preview 1: Ellwood City Wrestling

As a sophomore, Tyler Albers won the wrestling MAC tournament, placed third in the WPIAL and advanced to the PIAA state tournament. This year, as a junior, he’s hoping to improve that performance. In addition, six other Ellwood City wrestlers qualified for the WPIAL championships last season. For Craig Alberts, now on his third year as head coach, this season is promising for both individual achievement and team performance. Although the team lost three seniors, including WPIAL medalist Mike Sinclair, six returning starters and an influx of freshmen invigorate the lineup. “We would like to advance as many of our…


Riverside Girls Get the Best of Ellwood at Tip Off Tournament

The Lady Panthers and Lady Wolverines both have an exciting season to look forward to. Both teams are returning the core of their members and both teams advanced to playoffs last season but lost the first game. Ellwood City, Class AAA, is returning five seniors, including lead scorer Karrington Ketterer. Riverside, class AA, returns six seniors. The two teams started the season against each other in a clash Friday night at Lincoln High School. Riverside was ultimately victorious. The game started off stalemated with the second quarter ending 19-18, in favor of Riverside. Many of the points came from free…


Ellwood Wolverine Wrestlers Warm Up for Season at Hampton Team Duels

The Ellwood City Wolverine wrestlers had a fine individual showing at the Hampton Team Duels with 25 match wins. The competition, held at Hampton High School on Saturday, Dec. 5, pitched five teams against each other in a tournament series and inaugurates the varsity wrestling season. The teams competing were Ellwood City, Fox Chapel, Hampton, Mount Lebanon, Mount Pleasant and Riverview Although the Wolverines only won as a team against Riverview, Coach Craig Alberts was pleased with the individual results. “It was one of our best showings at this tournament,” Alberts said. “We usually struggle as a team here because…


Riverside Sports Schedule Week of Dec. 7 through 12

The Riverside High School Sports Schedule for this week is as follows: Monday, Dec. 7 6 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Cancelled- Aliquippa High School Away 7: PM Girls Varsity Basketball Eden Christian Academy – Pittsburgh Home 7:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball Cancelled- Aliquippa High School Away Tuesday, Dec. 8 3:30 PM Boys Freshman Basketball Neshannock High School Home 3:30 PM Boys Middle School Basketball Eden Christian Academy – Pittsburgh Away 6 PM Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Perry Traditional Academy Home 6 PM Coed Varsity Swimming Pine Richland High School Away 6 PM Coed Varsity Swimming Pine-Richland High School Away…


Ellwood City Tip Off Classic

The basketball season officially kicks off today with the Tip Off tournament classic. The Ellwood City Wolverines will host five other teams today and tomorrow in the Lincoln High School Big Gym. Friday, Dec. 4: 3:30 — Avonworth v Beaver Falls girls 5 — Union v Beaver Falls boys 6:30 — Ellwood City v Riverside Girls 8 — Ellwood City v Riverview boys Saturday, Dec. 5 12:30 — Riverview v Union boys 2 — Riverside v Avonworth girls 3:30 — Beaver Falls v Ellwood City girls 5 — Beaver Falls v Ellwood City boys


Ellwood Basketball Season Passes Now Available

Season passes for this year’s Varsity Boys’ Basketball are on sale now in the high school office. The cost of the passes are $10 for students and $20 for adults. These passes are good for all home games, excluding the tip off tournament Dec. 4 and 5. If you are a student who bought a Super Fan shirt in the fall and still have it, you will not need to purchase a season pass.


Unusually Warm Thanksgiving Increases Gobbler’s Gallop Turnout

There’s nothing like a good early morning run to work up a turkey appetite. For twenty years, the Gobbler’s Gallop, held at Riverside schools, has made people earn their turkey with a vigorous and usually cold race. This year, winter has been a little late and a higher than average number of runners signed up, taking advantage of the warm and sunny day. A total of 364 runners competed, 251 in the 5k and 113 in the 10k. Lincoln High School junior Billy Lott was the champion of the day, winning the 10k and placing second in the 5k. Lott…


Parent Meeting for Ellwood Winter Sports

Attention all parents of winter sports athletes: There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the Lincoln High School Cafeteria at 7:30 PM. If your child plans to participate in any winter sport, a parent or guardian must be present.


Ellwood City’s Billy Lott Headed for States

Billy Lott will take his second trip to the PIAA cross country state championships at Hershey Park. The Ellwood City junior finished 17th overall in the WPIAL championship on Thursday with a time of 17:50. Lott, who also qualified for states his sophomore year, missed part of the season, including the Tri-County Invitation, due to a back injury and subsequently had less time to prepare for the WPIALs. Lott will be one of 20 Class AA WPIAL runners to participate in the PIAA championship at Hershey this Saturday, November 7. The times for Ellwood and Riverside athletes are below, courtesy…


Beaver Thrashes Wolverines in Last Season Game

The Ellwood City Wolverines lost their opportunity to close the regular season with a winning record. The Beaver Bobcats thrashed the Wolverines 48-17 in Friday’s away game. Senior Nick Ioanilli had two runs in the second and third quarters and senior Justin Baney kicked a 23 yard field goal in the first quarter. The Wolverines were unable to score sufficiently to outweigh the Bobcat’s offense. Beaver’s Darius Wise ran for four touchdowns totaling over 200 yards, including a 93 yard run in the second quarter. In addition, Brad Barker and Chase Marmone threw touchdown passes to Wise for 65 and…