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EC Wrestling Closes Regular Season With Victory

Ellwood City finished their last match of the year last Friday with a 30-24 win against Fort Cherry.  Next Friday, February 16th the Wolverines will be traveling to Canon MacMillan to compete for the section and individual WPIAL Championships. Jake Alberts (106), Tyler Baird (126), Doug Balin (145), and Braden Strohecker (160) all collected match victories for the Wolverines. Full Results: Ellwood City (ECH) 30.00 Fort Cherry (FCH) 24.00 220: Double Forfeit 285: Double Forfeit 106: Jake  Alberts  (ECH) over Nasier Sutton (FCH) (MD 14-3) 113: Double Forfeit 120: Jacob Merriman (FCH) over Matt King (ECH) (Dec 6-3) 126: Tyler…


PHOTOS: Wolverines Wrestling Defeats New Castle

Aided by six match victories, the Ellwood City Wolverines wrestling team defeated New Castle 42-17 Tuesday evening during senior night. Match victories by Jake Alberts, Tyler Baird, Donavan Chambers, Doug Balin, Braden Strohecker, and Austin Walley proved decisive in the Wolverines victory. Ellwood City’s next match is against Fort Cherry on Wednesday at 6:00pm.  The Wolverines will then head into the section and WPIAL tournament the following weekend (2/16/18-2-17-18). Full results as follows: Ellwood City Hs (ECH) 42.00 New Castle (NECA) 17.00 195: Angelo Agostinelli (ECH) over   (NECA) (For.) 220: Quaeshawn Napier (NECA) over   (ECH) (For.) 285: Micah Killion (NECA)…


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…


EC Wrestling: Alberts Has Sights on a PIAA Medal

Tyler Alberts is on the road to Hershey with a medal on his mind. The Ellwood City junior will be competing in the PIAA wrestling championships on Thursday through Saturday and in a way, he’s been preparing most of his life for this. Alberts started wrestling in first grade through clubs. In the Ellwood junior high wrestling program, he advanced to the state competitions. Last year, as a sophomore, Alberts advanced to states but lost the preliminary round. He won the first consolation match but lost the second. Now, with a taste of states, he’s more prepared, knows what to…


Ellwood, Riverside Athletes Advance to PIAA Competition

Although the winter sports season has largely concluded, local athletes are still experiencing the post-season in swimming and wrestling. Over the weekend, two Ellwood and five Riverside athletes qualified for the PIAA competition. Both schools are in Class AA. Correction: [Riverside sophomore Dean Kralic also qualified for the swimming PIAA.] Taylor Petrak- Ellwood City Swimming Ellwood City may not have a swimming pool or swimming team but that doesn’t slow down junior Taylor Petrak, who competes individually and practices at other schools’ pools. At the WPIAL competition last Thursday and Friday at the University of Pittsburgh, Petrak won the 50-yard…


Four Ellwood Wrestlers Advance to WPIAL Championship

Four Ellwood City wrestlers advanced to the WPIAL championship by qualifying in the Section 1 Individual Championships on Saturday, Feb. 20. Tyler Alberts not only qualified but won his weight class of 113 pounds. In addition to Alberts, the following athletes qualified: Freshmen Donavon Chambers, 5th placed, 139 pound weight class Sophomore Tyler Baird, 5th, 113 Senior Carter MacMurdo, 3rd, 120 The top five in each weight class advance to the WPIAL championship next weekend on Friday and Saturday. “The competition will grow and we will be training hard this week in hopes of moving on to the SWR,” coach…


Ellwood Wrestlers Win Gold and Silver at MAC Championships

Ellwood City’s Tyler Alberts won his weight bracket in the MAC championships held on Saturday, Jan. 9. Alberts went 6-0 to claim the top spot in the 126 weight bracket. Tyler Baird also earned a medal as runner-up in the 113 category. Other wrestlers for Ellwood City were: 120: Carter Macmurdo, fifth place 145: Angelo Battaglia, sixth 152: Christian Kerr, sixth 195: John Jefferson seventh 220: Jeremy Figurel eight As a team, Ellwood City placed eighth out of 14. Baird/Alberts Results: 113 1. Alex Hornfeck, Mars Fall 1:24 2. Tyler Baird, Ellwood City 3. Jacob Ealy, Hopewell 6-2 4. J.R….


Ellwood City Wrestling Falls to Freedom

The Ellwood City wrestling team fell to Freedom 52-30 in a match on Wednesday, Jan. 6. For Ellwood, Carter MacMurdo and Tyler Alberts won matches against opponents. Nine of the 14 matches were decided by forfeit. 106: Zachary Ward (Freedom) over Ellwood (For.) 113: Tyler Baird over Freedom (For.) 120: Carter MacMurdo over Gordon Kalamasz (Freedom) (Fall 1:36) 126: Tyler Alberts over Austin Alberts (Freedom) (Fall 0:46) 132: Jacob Pail (Freedom) over Ellwood (For.) 138: Chase Komara (Freedom) over Ellwood (For.) 145: Michael Muron (Freedom) over Angelo Battaglia (Fall 3:07) 152: Kody Komara (Freedom) over Ellwood (For.) 160: Levi Bonzo…


Ellwood City Wrestling Takes Second Place at Southside Duals

The Ellwood City Wrestling team took second place at the Southside Duals tournament on Saturday, Jan. 2. Ellwood went 3-2, defeating Ambridge, Highlands and Independence. Ellwood lost to South Fayette and South Side. Junior Tyler Alberts went undefeated in three rounds and won another two by forfeit. Ellwood City 48.00 Ambridge 30.00 106: Robbie Thompson (Ambridge) over Ellwood City (For.) 113: Tyler Baird over Ambridge (For.) 120: Carter MacMurdo over Ambridge (For.) 126: Brigitte Lockhart (Ambridge) over Ellwood City (For.) 132: Tyler Alberts over Laconia Seymour (Ambridge) (Fall 0:00) 138: Donavan Chambers over Salim Rollog (Ambridge) (Fall 0:00) 145: Angelo…


Ellwood City’s Tyler Alberts Takes Third in Southmoreland Holiday Wrestling Tournament

Junior Tyler Alberts placed third in the Southmoreland Holiday Wrestling Tournament held on Dec. 29 and 30. Alberts won four of his five matches. Eight other Ellwood City wrestling competed in the tournament. Tyler Alberts Alberts over Joey Chapman (West Greene) (Fall 0:48) Alberts  over Nick Huskey (Ligonier Valley) (Dec 7-0) Gage Nicolella (Mcguffey) over Alberts (Dec 5-1) Alberts over Mason Karpinski (Greenville) (Dec 4-0) Alberts over Austin Mihalchik (Mount Pleasant) (Dec 4-2) Tyler Baird Matthew Hines (Hollidaysburg Area) over Baird (Dec 7-1) Baird over Jake Garrety (Mcguffey) (Dec 3-2) Dajauhn Hertzog (Greensburg Salem) over Baird (MD 14-4) Angelo Battaglia…