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Lady Panthers Top Wolverines In Rivalry Game 2.0

For some, the buzz of Friday Night’s boys basketball game may have worn off by the end of the weekend, but if anyone needed another reason to get excited for high school basketball action, the buzz resurfaced Monday Night during the Panthers and Wolverines girls basketball game in Ellwood City. The Lady Panthers ousted the Lady Wolverines 45-31 in a game that saw a defensive struggle for much of the first half. Both teams combined for zero field goals and only five points in a second quarter that led the Panthers into halftime clinging to a 14-9 lead. Ellwood City…


Donations Sought for Ellwood City Football Team

Lincoln High School’s football team is seeking donations of some items to help the department. Nick Hand, head football coach, said the following items are needed for the field house at Helling Stadium — a washer and dryer, shower size towels, hand soap and shampoo. Anyone willing to help can contact Mr. Hand at 724-674-1181 or bring items to the high school office or field house.  


Austin Walley Places First, EC Wrestling Team Finishes 7th In MAC Tournament

Austin Walley placed 1st in the 170-pound class at MAC Wrestling Tournament held this weekend to lead an Ellwood City wrestling team that finished 7th out of 16 teams. Other wrestlers placing include, Donavin Chambers placed 3rd, Jake Alberts placed 3rd, Tyler Baird placed 4th, Doug Balin placed 6th, Braden Strohecker placed 7th, and Angelo Agostinelli placed 8th. The Wolverines team finished with 92.5 points.  Freedom Area wrestling team placed first overall with 189.5 points. Full results for Ellwood City at MAC Tournament (01/05 – 01/06/2018) Angelo Agostinelli (Ellwood City) – DNP Dillon Duzicky (Ambridge Area) over Angelo Agostinelli (Ellwood…


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Notches Victory Over Rival Riverside

The Ellwood City Wolverines withstood a late comeback from rival Riverside Friday night, but held on and came out victorious with a 51-48 victory. In front of a capacity crowd at the Panther gymnasium, the Wolverines took a second quarter lead and never relinquished the lead through an fast-paced final quarter. Ellwood City saw its largest lead in the third quarter when an 11-0 scoring run – aided by eight Riverside turnovers – pushed their lead to 38-27. After the Panthers closed the score late, Wolverines guard Ricky Pitrelli made one of two free throws with 15.3 seconds left to close…


Weekly High School Basketball Team Recaps

This week the Ellwood City Boys Varsity team played a very close game against Rochester, defeating them by a mere two points. Rochester took the lead in the second quarter but Ellwood regained control in the third and fourth, ending the game with a close 64-62 victory. Forward Sean Busby was recognized as the “player of the game.” Tonight the Ellwood City Wolverines will face off against their long-time rival, the Panthers at Riverside High School. Riverside’s Boys Varsity team played against Shenango Wednesday, winning the contest 65-40, and bringing their season record to 5-3 overall. The Ellwood City Girls…


Riverside Players to be Presented with WPIAL Championship Rings

Tomorrow the players of Riverside’s 2017 varsity baseball team will be receiving their WPIAL Championship rings during the basketball match against Ellwood City. This is the fifth year for Riverside to win the WPIAL Championship. The team won their 2017 season 19-2, losing their last game to Central. The date of the ring presentation was only coincidental, according to Dan Oliastro, head coach of the team. “This was the only game date we could get all of the players together to present the rings. Some of the team members are back from college visiting their families for the holidays, and…


Ellwood City Wolverines Defeat Rochester

Ellwood City defeated Rochester 64-62 on Wednesday after an evenly matched game that saw neither team lead by more than six points. After the game worked its way to another tie late in the fourth quarter, Ellwood City used back to back three-pointers from Anthony Roth and Broc Boariu to stretch out to their biggest lead in the contest at 56-50. Rochester fought back and after a three point play by Strozier tied the game again, Wolverine forward Bubsy secured a late offensive rebound and connected with a game-winning bucket. Lincoln fell short early, trailing 29-27 by the half, only…


Sydney Wolf Captures 1,000th Career Point In Riverside Victory

Lady Panther senior Sydney Wolf scored a game high 25 points Thursday, surpassing 1,000 career points, in 56-38 victory over Hopewell in their opening game of the LGKG Holiday Classic. Riverside outscored the Vikings 24-6 in a decisive 3rd quarter that pushed their slim, 2-point halftime lead. Marley Wolf and Brielle Chesko also finished in double figures for Riverside with 10 points apiece. For Sydney Wolf, the senior – and Seton Hill recruit – is averaging 21.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 6.3 assists on the season, and was awarded a commemorative basketball as part of her 1,000 point…


Wolverines Complete Comeback, Defeat Union Area 55-51

The Ellwood City Wolverines erased two 21-point deficits in the first half Thursday night in their dramatic 55-51 comeback victory against Union Area in the opening game of their Neshannock Christmas tournament. After trailing 22-3 as early as the first quarter and 29-8 midway thru the second quarter, the Wolverines gained their composure and slowly chipped away at the lead that melted to single digits in the third quarter.  After a jolting 10-0 run to start the fourth quarter, the Wolverines took their first lead at 40-37 by way of a Broc Boariu 3-pointer. The lead stretched to as many…


Ellwood City Wolverines Fall Short Against New Brighton

Ellwood City’s pre-Christmas game against New Brighton, 12/22/2017 Despite Anthony Roth putting 26 points on the board, Lincoln lost to New Brighton 52-50. New Brighton (PA) locked in the win in the fourth quarter on a three pointer from Thomas Kirby. Despite a strong finish, with 16 points in the final quarter, Ellwood City Wolverines failed to secure the win. Great play from the field made Roth stand out, as he made 50% (10-for-20) of shots attempted as well as 50% (6-for-12) of threes attempted. Luca Botti went into double digits, scoring 11 points for Lincoln (3-for-11). Also contributing for…