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12th Annual International Showcase Enjoyed at Riverside High School

On Tuesday, March 21, over 100 tenth grade World Cultures students with the support of 10 International Club students presented the Twelfth Annual International Showcase of Countries at Riverside High School. Following months of preparation, displays that showcased 33 nations of the world were opened to students in the Riverside district from grade K through 8. 30 Riverside classes with nearly 700 students toured the Showcase this year. In addition, a group of students from Ambridge attended the Showcase for the first time. Nine exchange students currently living in Pennsylvania were participants. These YFU exchange students are Eva from Germany…


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Adult Basketball League Recap for 3/19

In a highly anticipated showdown, Turncoats and BDI squared off Sunday night at the Family Center with Turncoats unbeaten record on the line.  It was more of the same from Turncoats with silky smooth shooting, ball movement and pancakes being served afterwards.  Helping lead the Turncoats to victory, CJ “Doesn’t Need Dave Chappelle for a Block Party’” Lewis had himself a game. It didn’t need to be Friday for Lewis to hit the freaky fade away and look good in doing so.  After the game, Turncoats Team Captain Pat O’Brizzle had the following to say regarding his henchmen’s efforts: “We looked…


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Basketball League Results for 3/12

Defending his team’s unbeaten record, Team Captain Pat “Trying Out for the Detroit Lions” O’Brien and his Turncoats were in action Sunday night at the Family Center. Seven days after officially transitioning from the hunter to the hunted in the Ellwood City Basketball League, O’Brien once again had his troops poised for battle. Their opponents; The Blazers, led by Team Captain Tyler “Ready to Roll” Relic and composed of Shenango and New Castle’s finest, put up a valiant effort.  Ultimately, however, it was the now 7-0 Turncoats emerging victorious. Nabbing the victory behind solid play from Chase “Mac Daddy” McKim,…


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Adult Basketball League Results for 3/5/2017

It was a battle of the unbeaten in the Ellwood City Adult Basketball League Sunday evening as Big Fun and Turncoats headlined the main event at the Family Center. Big Fun; the defending League Champions, rolled into the night’s action at 3-0 rocking the NWO Wolfpac black and red colors. Fresh off a Texas Turncoat, Team Captain Pat O’Brien had the Turncoats looking ready to play, also walking in the door at 3-0 and with some smooth looking orange gear. It was a close, back and forth game the whole way through that proved any game during the 18 game…



VIDEOS: Candlelight Vigil & Memorial Highlight Honors Former Ellwood City Football Player

Past and present teammates from Bradley Grinnen’s football days carried his jersey through Helling Stadium in Ellwood City on Wednesday night. It’s the field the 21-year-old played on during high school. Visitation was held on Wednesday at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with a mass of Christian burial held Thursday morning in the Holy Redeemer Church.  Memorial contributions in Bradley’s name may be made to his parents and will be used to establish a scholarship in his name. Waynesburg University Sports Network published the following highlight/memorial video on its Twitter feed earlier this week.  The student run production at Waynesburg University is…


PHOTOS: Lady Panthers Clinch Playoff Berth With Victory

The Riverside Lady Panthers knocked off rival Ellwood City 55-31 to wrap up a season sweep of the Wolverines and also clinch a playoff birth in the WPIAL Class 3A Playoffs Thursday night. The Panthers (14-3 overall, 7-2 section) rebounded from a sluggish first quarter and used two 18-point quarters in the second half to pull away from the host Wolverines. Riverside has four players reach double figures in scoring, including a game-high 17 points from Sydney Wolf.  Sisters Lauren (13 points) and Bekeh Bettencourt (12 points) along with Shayla Bentel (10 points) rounded out the balanced scoring attack for…


PHOTOS: Encore Performance Puts Panthers Past Wolverines

Everyone likes a good encore. But for Panthers and Wolverines players and fans, this Rivalry 2.0 game was too much like the original. Once again, the Panthers overcame a slow start, a first quarter deficit, and early Wolverine momentum to mount another sound defeat of Ellwood City 60-48 Friday night a Section 1-3A showdown. Much like their first matchup earlier this month, Ellwood City jumped out to an early 12-4 lead and sank five early 3-pointers to keep pace with the Panthers who slowly recovered and crept to a 29-25 halftime lead. Riverside (11-6 overall, 5-2 section) used its balance scoring attack…


PHOTOS: Lady Panthers Pull Away In Rivalry Victory Over Wolverines

Entering Monday Night’s rivalry 2.0 game for both Riverside and Ellwood City, the records may have led some to believe Riverside would have an easy time with the Lady Wolverines.  But as with any rivalry game, you can throw the records out as Ellwood City (3-7 overall) paced the Panthers (8-2 overall) for the first three frames of action until Riverside used a strong 4th quarter performance at the free throw line to pull away to a 46-37 section victory. Freshman Marley Wolf collected a game-high 14 points, including all eight of her free throw attempts in the final quarter, to…


PHOTOS: Five Ellwood Wrestlers Victorious At MAC Championships

Five Wolverine wrestlers were victorious in their final matches at the Midwestern Athletic Conference Tournament, which was held January 6-7 at Hopewell High School. In championship matches, at the 132 pound weight class – Ellwood City’s Tyler Alberts collected a major decision and victory over Jake Pail, Freedom, 8-0. In third-place consolation matches, at 120-pound weight class – Tyler Baird was victorious by decision over Nick Reconnu, Montour, 5-1.  In the 145 weight class – Austin Walley, Ellwood City used a major decision to beat Austin Dohl, Quaker Valley, 17-3. In fifth-place consolation matches, Wolverine Jake Alberts was victorious by injury default…