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PHOTOS: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Competition

Last Friday, a teacher from Ellwood City and Beaver Falls squared against each other in a football-tossing challenge, called Alex’s Lemonade Stand, to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer. The fundraising idea came from Cara Atkinson, leader of the Hope Club at Ellwood City, who said the outcome was definitely worth it and that she hopes to do it again next year. Ellwood won raising $982 and Beaver Falls raised $502. $300 was raised at the game and Ellwood continued their fundraising all this week to hopefully reach a final goal of $2,000. Check out the photos of the…


Lincoln High Grad Leads BC3 Golfers to Victory Again

Butler, PA – Tyler Good, a 2017 Lincoln High graduate in his second appearance with the Butler County Community College golf team, shot a 9-over 81 Tuesday to lead the Pioneers to victories over Westmoreland County Community College and the Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce in BC3’s home opener at Lake Arthur Golf Club. Good also fired a 4-over 76 Friday in sparking the Pioneers to an eight-stroke win over Westmoreland County Community College in Apollo. Good, a late addition to BC3’s golf team, has been an unexpected surprise, coach Bill Miller said. “He hits the ball off the tee…


Lincoln High Grad Stars in BC3 Golf Debut

Tyler Good, a 2017 Lincoln High graduate in his first appearance with the Butler County Community College golf team, shot a 4-over 76 Friday to lead the Pioneers to an eight-stroke victory over Westmoreland County Community College in Apollo. BC3 won the match, held at the Links at Spring Church Golf Course, 321-329. “(Good) played very well, considering he opened the first hole with a double-bogey,” BC3 golf coach Bill Miller said. “After that he played extremely well and was very consistent throughout the day.” Michael Rozzi, a 2016 Neshannock High graduate, fired an 85 for BC3, which is 5-1…


Stiefel Hockey Summer Season Wrapup: Firing Squad and Goose Take Division Titles

The Stiefel Hockey league completed its summer season by crowning champions in both its “A” and “B” divisions.  In the “A” division Goose captured the title after sweeping Young’s Barber Shop in a best of 3 championship.  Matt Puntureri led the way for Goose picking up 21 goals in 4 playoff games with help from his brothers Nate, Michael, and Tyler. T.J. Hervatine was also a valuable player in the playoffs, Neil Parrish remained solid in net for another season with Goose.  Including the regular season and playoffs, Goose outscored their opponents by 132 to 46 in completing an undefeated…


Defense Shines for Both Teams, Vikings Win by Late Field Goal

Defense wins championships. It’s the famous phrase by many in football. Both teams on the field friday night proved worthy of winning based upon defensive play; however, only one team may prevail. The Hopewell Vikings were able to get that last push to win last night’s game over the Wolverines. The first quarter accounted for only 7 total drives by both teams as the quarter only took 20 minutes of actual time. Both teams could not establish a good drive as both defenses looked stellar on the evening. Special teams played spoiler on the evening as Tyler Sabo for the…


Riverside and Lincoln Football Tickets for Sale

Student tickets for Riverside High School’s home game Friday will only be available from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. daily this week at the district athletic office. No sales will occur during lunch. Student tickets are $2, but are not available at the gate before the game. Tickets at the gate are $5. Ellwood City vs. Hopewell tickets are being pre-sold at the high school, no student tickets will be sold at the gate. Student tickets are $3 and adults are $5.  


WXED to Air Live Wolverines Football Coverage

Ellwood City’s very own radio station, WXED, will now be airing the Wolverine’s home games live, hosted by their resident on-air personality, Troy Robert. Robert, who is the current radio host of another show on WXED, Talking Sports With the Youngster and Old Man, has high expectations for the new addition. “Although I’m not from Ellwood City, after working here I have learned how to tailor my content to the interest of the community, and one thing I learned is that Ellwood City loves local high school football.” After playing and coaching many sports throughout his life, Robert described himself…


First Game of Season: Wolverines Vs. Central Valley

The Ellwood City Wolverines football team will be challenged by Central Valley this Friday during their first official match of the season. The game will be played at Helling Stadium and presale tickets are now being sold. Tickets can be purchased at the high school’s main office today, Thursday 8/31, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm and tomorrow, Friday 9/1, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. The cost of the tickets are as follows: Students $1.00 Adults $4.00 No student tickets will be sold at the gate on Friday all tickets will be $5.00.


PHOTOS: Morales Wins First Professional Boxing Match

Rosalindo Morales Jr., a 23-year-old Ellwood City native, reigned champion in his first professional boxing match on Saturday, August 12 at the Rivers Casino, against opponent Adam Young of Memphis, Tennessee. He won all four rounds unanimously against Young and said he couldn’t have done it without all the local support. “The fight was incredible and the support I had from everyone from Ellwood was truly amazing and I couldn’t have done it without them,” Morales stated. His first professional boxing match has been something he’s trained hard for since he started boxing at the young age of 13. Morales…


Stiefel Hockey Player Jon Sedgwick Plays Last Game Before Basic Training

Firing Squad 9, Marauders 4 Jake Krummert collected a hat trick and his brother Ben 4 points in the win for Firing Squad. Ryan Bartolomeo scored twice to lead the Marauders.  Good luck and thank you to Firing Squad’s Jon Sedgwick who added 3 points in his final game of the session before departing for basic training. Craig’s Hardware 6, Honey Badgers 1 Dan Macuga picked up 2 goals and Mike Bauer tallied 3 points for Craig’s Hardware in their win.  Both goaltenders turned in strong performances with Jason Gonzalez collecting 33 saves for the Honey Badgers and Matt VanKirk…