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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…


Traveling Baseball Team Conducts Ewing Park Clean Up

Below is a photo of the Jeff Potter Baseball Tour. They are a traveling Baseball team that travels throughout PA, Maryland and West Virginia doing community service and playing baseball games for different communities. Jeff Potter is originally from Ellport Borough and was an exceptional Baseball Player. Today the Potter Traveling team conducted a clean up at the Ewing Park Nature Trail followed by lunch and drinks compliments from Red Hot, McDonald’s, and Johnny’s Pizza. They will play at Sanders Field tonight at 6pm and then travel throughout different parts of Pennsylvania before heading back to Maryland. Submitted photo


WPIAL Baseball: Wolverines Upset Steel Valley, Panthers Pitch Another Shutout

Ellwood City Wolverines upset the number two seed, the Steel Valley Ironmen 7-2 in WPIAL quarterfinal baseball 3A action Monday afternoon at Burkett Complex in Robinson Township. The Wolverines would score 4 runs in the first inning as Steel Valley Starter Tanner Cannon struggled. He walked two and hit a batter and gave up 4 straight singles. Tyler Good had a big RBI single in the first. They would tag on a run in the 4th to make it 5-0 with 2 singles and a sacrifice. Anthony Roth would get the RBI single. Steel Valley chipped away with solo runs…


Former Panther Standout Named GLIAC Freshman Pitcher of the Year

Tiffin University right-hander Michael Boswell finished his rookie campaign with five wins in 11 appearances, helping the Dragons post their best winning percentage in program history. For his efforts, Boswell was named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Freshman Pitcher of the Year, the first time a Tiffin player has ever taken the award. Boswell finished second on the team in innings and wins, and averaged 8.02 strikeouts per nine innings. Michael surrendered only 14 bases on balls in 46 innings pitched, and averaged the second most innings pitched per appearances. Boswell’s five wins are tied for second most in…


PHOTOS: Rinker Throws Shutout as Ellwood City Wolverines Defeats South Side

Noah Rinker didn’t allow a single run as Ellwood City Wolverines defeated South Side 4-0 on Thursday. Rinker allowed just one hit and induced a fly out from Rob Heberle to end the game. Ellwood City Wolverines grabbed an early lead. Ellwood City Wolverines took the lead on a single in the first inning. Ellwood City Wolverines took an early lead in the first inning. With two outs in the first inning Mitch Fraser drove in one run when he singled. One bright spot for South Side was a single by Nate Statler in the first inning. Noah Rinker earned…


Jeannette Throws Shutout as Riverside Panthers Varsity Defeats Lincoln

Adam Jeannette didn’t allow a single run as Riverside Panthers Varsity defeated Lincoln 10-0 on Wednesday. Jeannette allowed just two hits and struck out Roth to end the game. An early lead helped propel Riverside Panthers Varsity to victory. Riverside Panthers Varsity scored on a walk by Austin Dambach, a single by Gunnar Boehm, and a grand slam by Danny Fox in the first inning. Riverside Panthers Varsity captured the lead in the first inning. Dambach drove in a run when he walked with the bases loaded. A single by Rinker in the fifth inning was a positive for Lincoln….


PHOTOS: Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation Opening Day

The Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation hosted their annual opening day ceremony Saturday at Friedhoff Field – an event which the organizations Vice President, Michael Widmaier, said was a success. “The weather held off until the end, parents and grandparents paraded with their kids, the high school baseball players applauded the young players as they paraded onto the field, Mayor Court attended, and Nathan Scott threw the first pitch. Overall the day was successful.” The event had carnival style games including a dunk tank, raffle, parade, Chinese auction, home run derby, and the national anthem sung by a local student….


Wolverines Baseball and Softball Defeat Last Nights Opponents

  Ellwood City Wolverines Jumps Out to Early Lead in Victory Over Mohawk Area An early lead helped Ellwood City Wolverines defeat Mohawk Area 10-3 on Thursday. Ellwood City Wolverines scored on a double by Max Keally, a double by Rick Pitrelli, a single by Shane Sedgwick, and a double by Noah Rinker in the first inning. Mohawk Area captured the lead in the first inning. Braydon Cameron drove in one when he singled in the first inning. Ellwood City Wolverines took the lead for good with four runs in the first inning. In the first Max Keally doubled off…


Ellwood, Riverside Last Night Games Recap

Ellwood City Wolverines Can’t Quite Erase 6-Run Deficit in Loss to South Side Ellwood City Wolverines‘s effort to come back from down six runs in the fourth inning came up just short, as they fell 6-4 to South Side on Wednesday. Ellwood City Wolverines scored four runs in the failed comeback on a fielder’s choice by Tyler Good in the fifth, a single by Noah Rinker in the fifth, and a single by Rick Pitrelli in the seventh. Ellwood City Wolverines couldn’t keep up with South Side early in the game. South Side scored on a fielder’s choice by Jake…


Ellwood and Riverside Victorious in Last Night Matches

Ellwood City Wolverines Grabs Lead in Fifth Inning for Victory Over Shenango Ellwood City Wolverines defeated Shenango 3-2 on Monday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at one with Ellwood City Wolverines batting in the bottom of the fifth when Max Keally singled off of Ryan Perretti, driving in two runs. The pitching was strong on both sides. Ellwood City Wolverines pitchers struck out five, while hurlers for Shenango sat down six. Ellwood City Wolverines took an early lead in the second inning. Rick Pitrelli singled on a 0-1 count in the second inning,…