Category Archives: Local Sports
Lincoln High School is selling tickets for the Varsity Football game vs Beaver Falls in the High School main office until 2:30 PM on Friday.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adult – $5.00
Student – $2.00
There will be no student tickets sold at the gate.
Riverside’s sports schedule for next week is as follows:
Monday, October 05
3:30 PM Girls Varsity Tennis Central Valley Away
3:30PM Girls Middle School Basketball Seneca Valley School District Home
4:00PM Girls Varsity Soccer Quigley Catholic High School Away
Tuesday, October 06
3:30PM Boys Varsity Soccer Freedom Area Jr/Sr High School Home
3:30PM Girls Middle School Basketball Beaver Falls High School Home
3:30PM Coed Varsity Cross Country Mohawk Senior High School with Beaver Falls Away
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Freedom Area Jr/Sr High School Home
Wednesday, October 07
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer New Brighton High School Home
4:00PM Boys Middle School Football Shenango High School Home
Thursday, October 08
3:30PM Girls Middle School Basketball New Castle High School Home
4:30 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Beaver County Christian High At Green Valley Park
(Varsity Only) Away
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Beaver Area High School Away
Friday, October 09
Fall Sports Pep Assembly (School)
7:00PM Boys Varsity Football Union Area MS/HS HOMECOMING GAME Home
Saturday, October 10
10:00AM Boys Junior Varsity Football Union Area MS/HS Away
The Lincoln High School sports schedule for October is as follows:
Saturday, October, 03
9:00 AM Coed Varsity Cross Country Away TRI COUNTY INVITATIONAL
10:00AM Boys Junior Varsity Football Home Burgettstown MS/HS
2:00PM Powder Puff (School)
Monday, October, 05
3:00 PM Boys Varsity Golf Home Rescheduled from 2015-09-29 Union Area
Tuesday, October, 06
Girls Varsity Tennis WPIAL TENNIS DOUBLES (Other)
6:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Home Beaver Area High School
7:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Home Beaver Area High School
Wednesday, October, 07
3:30 PM Coed Varsity Cross Country Away South Side Ellwood & Neshannock
7:00PM Boys Middle School Football Home Laurel Junior High School
Thursday, October, 08
6:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Away Hopewell High School
7:00PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Away Hopewell High School
Friday, October, 09
7:00PM Boys Varsity Football Away Beaver Falls High School
Saturday, October, 10
10:00AM Boys Junior Varsity Football Home Beaver Falls High School
12:00PM Little Wolverine (Other)
Tuesday, October, 13
3:30PM Girls Middle School Basketball Away Beaver Area Junior High School
6:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Home Beaver Falls High School
7:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Home Beaver Falls High SchoolPINK OUT
Wednesday, October, 14
7:00PM Boys Middle School Football Home Shenango Junior High School
Thursday, October, 15
2:00 PM Coed Varsity Cross Country MAC (Other)
6:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Home Blackhawk High School
7:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Home Blackhawk High School
Friday, October, 16
7:00PM Boys Varsity Football Home Mohawk Senior High SchoolHomecoming
Saturday, October, 17
10:00AM Boys Junior Varsity Football Away Mohawk Senior High School
12:00PM Little Wolverine (Other)
Monday, October, 19
3:30PM Girls Middle School Basketball Home Laurel Junior High School
Tuesday, October, 20
6:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Away Laurel High School
7:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Away Laurel High School Senior Recognition
Wednesday, October, 21
4:00PM Boys Middle School Football Away Union Area MS/HS (New Castle)
Thursday, October, 22
3:30PM Girls Middle School Basketball Away Mohawk Junior High School
6:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Home New Castle High School
7:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Home New Castle High School Senior Night
Friday, October, 23
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football Home Laurel High SchoolSenior Night
Saturday, October, 24
10:00AM Boys Junior Varsity Football Away Laurel High School
Monday, October, 26
3:30PM Girls Middle School Basketball Home Neshannock High School
Tuesday, October, 27
5:30 PM Boys 5th/6th Wrestling Elementary Wrestling Clinic (Other)
Wednesday, October, 28
5:30 PM Boys 5th/6th Wrestling Elementary Wrestling Clinic (Other)
Thursday, October, 29
2:00 PM Coed Varsity Cross Country Away WPIAL Championship
3:30PM Girls Middle School Basketball Away Shenango High School
Friday, October, 30
7:30 PM Boys Varsity Football Away Beaver Area High School
The LHS Cheerleading Boosters will be having their annual Powder Puff football game on October 3, 2015.
This event will be held at Helling stadium and is held as a fundraiser and part of the proceeds are donated to two organizations for breast cancer awareness: Susan G. Romen and Club Hope.
The first game between the freshman and sophomores will be held at 4 p.m. While the second game between the juniors and seniors will be held at 6 p.m.
Admission is $4.00 donation
There will be a concession stand with refreshments and snacks and some select foods.
A 50-50 raffle will be going off for both games at halftime.
Also tickets for a $925 gift card basket will be sold. For a $5 donation, you get two numbers. Winning number based on the first evening pic 3 drawing, on November 23, 2015, the Monday before Black Friday.
The following students signed up for the Sophomores v. Freshmen game at 4 p.m.:
0 Haley Veres
1 Morgan Halstead
4 Alexis Casuccio
5 Ashley Murin
6 Taylor Hackett
7 Kaitlyn Horgan
8 Hope Birkl
11 Michaela Magnifico
12 Madi Pediline
13 Amanda Cherry
14 Taylor Funari
16 Lizzy Polojac
17 Breonna Streit
18 Ashleigh Ionta
20 Regan Mittler
21 Neisa Carsele
22 Dana DeSanti
23 Avery Schanno
24 Mady Bubb
25 Amanda Hall
29 Aleigha McClintick
32 Kayla Pflug
55 Kaylie Bukowski
69 Trilene Wisbith
76 Daija Durbin
79 Dia Neupauer
81 Rae Hildbrand
84 Alaina DeLuca
88 Grace Blake
3 Alena Battaglia
4 Sydni Haswell
5 Isabella Roth
6 Carley Deloia
7 Anna Ferrucci
8 Mia DeCaria
10 Ariana Garroway
11 Hannah Froce
12 Katie Bowser
13 Natalia Greco
15 Cami Cortez
16 Makenzie Reisinger
17 Cloe Kuffer
18 Erin Gatto
19 Zoe Maine
20 Gina DiCarlo
21 Bella Rangel
22 Maura Agostinelli
23 Cassie Widmaier
24 Cary Swagger
25 Caitlin Neehan
27 Jaden Miller
28 Carah Rue
52 Madiline Spadafore
84 Jessicia Kelly
85 Maddie Sinclair
86 Stormie Fiello
The following students signed up for the Seniors v Juniors game at 6 p.m.:
2 Karington Ketterer
3 Brooke Carone
5 Kayla Murin
7 Rachel Falen
12 Nikol Damato
13 Geena DeCaria
15 Danielle Bodenschatz
16 Elisabeth falen
20 Taylor Hartle
21 Brianna McClintick
22 Kaitlyn Wright
24 Cortni Prine
28 Sophia Gagliano
31 Allie McKelvey
32 Mallory Swogger
33 Sydney Shurtz
34 Abigail Higby
35 Josalyn Izzo
42 Sylvia Rozzi
57 Mariah Linville
76 Hannah Kauffman
6 Emily Coy
7 Taylor Dufford
9 Valerie Shaffer
11 Brooklyn Magill
12 Erika Walley
13 Maddie Morella
16 Giana Rangel
18 Rachel Morabito
19 Alyssa Myers
21 Asia Anderson
23 QiQi Gatto
25 Ally Peffer
27 Megan Siegfried
42 Kalee Forman
85 Skyla Greco
86 Camille Maine
Student tickets for the football game tomorrow will be on sale in the main office at the high school. Only student tickets will be sold. Cost of the tickets is $2. No student tickets will be sold at the gate.
The Riverside Sports Schedule for next week is as follows:
Monday, September 28
3:30 PM Girls Middle School Basketball Sto-Rox High School Home
3:30PM Girls Varsity Tennis Central Valley Away
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Freedom Area Jr/Sr High School Home
Tuesday, September 29
TBA Girls Varsity Tennis Section Doubles Away
8:00 AM Boys Varsity Golf Tri- County Championships Away
3:30PM Boys Varsity Soccer O.L.S.H. Home
3:30PM Girls Middle School Basketball Rochester Area High School Home
3:30PM Coed Varsity Cross Country South Side Area Junior High with Laurel Away
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer O.L.S.H. Home
Wednesday, September 30
3:00PM Boys Varsity Golf Neshannock High School Home
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Neshannock High School Home
4:00PM Boys Middle School Football Ellwood City HS Home
Thursday, October 01
11:00 AM Boys Varsity Golf Tam O Shater Away
3:30PM Girls Varsity Tennis Ellwood City HS Senior Night Home
4:00PM Boys Varsity Soccer Quigley Catholic High School Away
4:00PM Girls Middle School Basketball Blackhawk High School Away
Friday, October 02
3:00 PM Boys Varsity Golf Union Area MS/HS Home
7:00PM Boys Varsity Football North Catholic High School Away
Saturday, October 03
AM SAT TEST DAY (School)
9:00 AM Coed Varsity Cross Country Laurel Tri-County Championships Away
10:00AM Boys Junior Varsity Football North Catholic High School Home
11:00AM Youth football Games (School) Home
3:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer South Side Area Junior High Senior Day Home
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer South Side Area School District Senior Day Home
The Ellwood City Wolverines lost Friday’s away game against New Brighton 21-23.
The game was almost a replay of the Wolverine’s defeat at the hands of Quaker Valley on Sept. 12. New Brighton gained tremendous ground on kickoff returns and by half time, the Wolverines were 20-0. Although Ellwood awoke with a vengeance in the 2nd half, they couldn’t catch up before the clock ran out.
On the first kick off return, New Brighton ran to their own 44 yard line and fought their way to a 6 yard touchdown by Justyn Francona. Next, Ellwood fumbled deep on their side, resulting in a 21 yard touchdown run by Andrew Mittner. Both times, New Brighton’s Gavin Pritchard secured an extra point kick.
However, Pritchard’s full potential would manifest in the 2nd quarter. The kicker gave New Brighton 36 yard and 26 yard field goals, bringing the score to 20-0. In the 3rd Quarter, he’d make a 34 yard field goal. It was the last time New Brighton would score, but it was all they needed.
Ellwood’s counterattack led to a 16 yard touchdown by DJ Barrett with an extra point by Justin Baney. In the 4th Quarter, Barrett would have two more touchdowns, both 34 yard passes, one from Nick Ioanilli and one from Justin Baney. On both touchdowns, Ellwood fought for two point conversions to tie the game. Although the second succeeded with a run by Ioanilli, the first did not. Ellwood was unable to score again before the clock ran out.
The Wolverines are now 0-1 in their conference and 0-2 overall. They travel to Aliquippa this Friday.
Riverside Area Youth Soccer League has a new face on the practice grounds at Brush Creek Park this fall — Doug Miller, the Club’s newest technical trainer.
Miller will work in concert with and at the direction of the Club’s Technical Director, Walter Clapton, to improve RAYSL’s training program and help to support player growth and development. Coach Miller’s initial focus for the Fall 2015 season will be at the U12 and U14 levels as well as holding a weekly goalkeeper’s camp for Riverside’s young goalkeepers.
“We’ve had great success thus far with our training program and wanted to expand our offerings,” said Club President Derek Zona. “(RAYSL Vice President) Jason Fluharty reached out to (Geneva College Women’s Coach) Linda Sumner and she immediately recommended Doug,” said Zona.
Miller is originally from Lewisburg, PA, where he began playing soccer at the age of four. He played 14 years of soccer in the Lewisburg area before matriculating to Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. He played for two seasons at Geneva before his bent for coaching took hold. Miller graduated from Geneva College in 2010 with a degree in Youth Ministry and a minor in Athletic Coaching.
Miller’s coaching experience includes a championship season with the Beaver County Christian School Middle School team, two seasons as head coach at Annandale High School in Annandale, VA, a season with FC Pittsburgh’s U11 and U15 teams and a season as an Assistant Coach for the Geneva Women’s team. Miller has spent time as a camp instructor and holds his USSF D License.
On the field, Miller is a center midfielder/central back by trade with a number of years of both playing and coaching the goalkeeper position. His knowledge of the position will have an immediate impact on the Club, according to Zona, “We’ve not been able to offer specific and dedicated position coaching for an extended period like this before. Coach Walter held training sessions, but he was already spread thin. Not only does the Club benefit from Doug’s experience with the position, but this Goalkeeper School allows Coach Walter to turn his attention elsewhere.”
Coach Miller and his wife Christy have settled in Beaver County and started a family which includes their young son Logan, who recently demonstrated his skills in the midst of U12 and U14 practices at the park.
“It’s a very relaxed environment with a focus on instruction,” said Miller. “Everyone — coaches, players and parents — are so welcoming that the Club feels almost like a family,” Miller said.
“I look for this new opportunity to build upon my experience bringing all my success and passion to the club,” Miller said.
The passion for the game and instruction is obvious, according Zona. “Coach Doug’s eyes light up when he talks about a player who took to the lessons well, or executed the drills well, said Zona. He continued, “The string of serendipity from Coach Fluharty to Coach Sumner to Coach Doug, and the fact that he was ready to get back to coaching after starting his family isn’t lost on the Club. We’re very fortunate to have him on board.”
Thunderstorms delayed the onslaught of football season as Riverside’s away game at Canevin Catholic was postponed until Saturday afternoon. The Panthers dominated the field, starting the season with a 42-25 victory.
Bishop Canevin had a brief lead with the game’s first touchdown by Amaan Bridgett at the 3-yard line. However, the Panthers quickly took the lead with a pass by Jason Dambach to Ricky Wass, resulting in a touchdown and an extra-point kick by Adam Saunders.
In the second quarter, the duo of Wass and Dambach would score again. A 64-yard run by Lance Fisher secured the Panthers lead. Saunders added a point to each touchdown.
In the third quarter, Dambach and Fisher would run for 40 and 27 yard touchdowns, both boosted by a Saunders kick. Bishop Canevin fought for a touchdown with a 12-yard run by Malik Hemmingway.
In the fourth quarter, Bishop Canevin scored twice, with runs by Bridgett and Sean Fitzgerald. Riverside maintained its lead with a pass from J. Dambach to Austin Dambach for a 16-yard run, followed by another Saunders extra-point. Bishop Canevin’s Jake Brooks scored the last point of the game with a kick after Fitzgerald’s touchdown.
The Panthers travel to Western Beaver on September 12 for a Saturday game at 12:30.
On Friday, September 4, Quaker Valley arrived at Helling Stadium ready to fight the Wolverines, but the weather had other plans.
After Friday evening’s thunderstorms showed no sign of relenting, the game was postponed until Saturday evening.
Saturday proved to be a rough start to the season. Although the Wolverines put up a fight, the Quakers were triumphant 21-18.
The Quakers got off to an exhilarating first quarter with a 91-yard kickoff return and touchdown by Chris Gordon, combined with an extra-point kick by Owen Harkins. With two minutes remaining in the first quarter, Ricky Guss fought through at the 2-yard line for another touchdown, followed by Harkins’ second extra-point.
The Wolverines fought back with a vengeance, with a 32-yard run touchdown by DJ Barrett in the second quarter. In the third quarter, Nick Ioanilli had two touchdowns from the 21-yard and 5-yard lines, giving Ellwood an 18-14 lead.
Unfortunately, the Wolverines failed all extra-point attempts, which would prove to be their undoing.
At the end of the third quarter, the Quakers repeated their first touchdown with an 89-yard kickoff return touchdown by Amos Luptak and another extra-point kick by Harkins. This would bring the score to its final stage of 21-18.
Neither team made any progress in the fourth quarter.
The Wolverines travel to New Brighton this Friday.