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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…


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,…


Weekly Basketball Recap: Ellwood City, Riverside Experience Section Losses

Riverside Girls Win One, Lose Won Defeat isn’t something the Riverside Girl’s basketball team has experienced much this season. The team started with a seven-game winning streak briefly interrupted by Neshannock before going on an eight-game streak. The last game in that streak was against Laurel in a home conference game on Monday, when Riverside won 79-50. Katie Stang and Sydney Wolf both broke 20 points, scoring 23 and 20, with the other half of Riverside’s point distributed among eight players. However, the girls’ second winning streak game to an end in an away game yesterday at Beaver Falls. Although…


Weekly Basketball Recap: Ellwood Overcomes 10 Point Deficit For Win Against Beaver

The Ellwood City Wolverines defeated the Beaver Bobcats 61-58 in Tuesday’s home conference game. For most of the game, it didn’t seem Ellwood City would pull through. The Wolverines were left behind as the Bobcasts outscored them 29-19 in the first half. The teams scored an even 16-16 in the third quarter, so Beaver merely had to maintain its lead for the duration of the game. However, the Wolverines counterattacked, closing the gap and pulling ahead 26-13. In the last few seconds, senior Dave DeLoia hit the final field goal, securing the win. Ellwood’s Ricky Roth led the Wolverines with…


Basketball Week Summary: Riverside and Ellwood City Teams All Suffer Conference Losses

The Riverside Lady Panthers experienced their first lost 51-39 to hosting Neshannock in a conference game yesterday on Monday. Riverside started out in the lead, ending the first half 21-12. However, the third quarter was far from their finest moment as the Lady Panthers only saw two points to the Lady Lancers’ 14. A 25-16 final quarter saw Riverside go home defeated for the first time. Riverside’s offense centered around Katie Stang’s 24 points. For the Lady Lancers, Aiden Noga had 19 and Carmie Matarazzo 18. Riverside travels to Ellwood City on Dec. 29 for a non-conference rivalry game. Box…


Ellwood Wolverines Lose to Beaver Falls; Lady Wolverines Lose to Blackhawk

The Ellwood City Wolverines and Lady Wolverines both lost conference games last week. The boys team lost to Beaver Falls on Friday and the girls to Blackhawk on Thursday. Ellwood City v Beaver Falls The Ellwood City Wolverines were close to an upset in their away game versus Beaver Falls but ultimately fell short by five points. The game ended 53-48 with the undefeated Beaver Falls maintaining their streak. Despite outscoring the Tigers in three quarters, the Wolverines fell behind in the decisive third quarter and were unable to reclaim the lead. Rick Roth led Ellwood City with 12 points….


Photos: Riverside Defeats Ellwood City by Two Points in Last Two Seconds

Riverside and Ellwood City clashed in a high-scoring game last night at Riverside High School. Both teams were locked in an evenly-matched struggle which remained undecided until the last two seconds with a steal and two point shot by Riverside. The game ended 71-69 with the Wolverines returning home in dismay. The second quarter ended 35-34, with Riverside leading. The second half of the game saw Ellwood take the lead only to gradually lose it. Ellwood scored 18 to Riverside’s 12 in the third quarter. However, the Panthers counterattacked in the fourth quarter. Led by junior guard Dylan Speicher, who…


Photos: Ellwood City Boys Basketball Senior Night

On Tuesday night, the Ellwood City Wolverines defeated Hopewell 59-50 in a hard fought, hard won game. The victory capped a successful back-to-back victory for Ellwood City basketball squads against the Vikings as the girls were also victorious Monday. Seniors Nick D’Itri, Ricie Scott and Trey Moses were honored. The home field and Senior Night advantages gave the Wolverines the morale boost they needed to shut out Hopewell in the second half. The first quarter was tied 11-11, but Hopewell pushed ahead 16-11 in the second. However, Ellwood made four three-pointers in the third quarter, giving them a substantial lead….