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Ellwood Junior High Softball Team Sweeps Doubleheader.

Zoe Maine’s rocket up the middle scored Ariana Garroway from third base in the bottom of the 7th, and the Lady Wolverines remained undefeated at 8-0 as they swept North Hills in a doubleheader Thursday evening at North Hills.

The Wolverines won handily in game 1 by a score of 13-3. Addie Nardone cruised to the win as she struck out 7 and walked just 1. She scattered 4 hits in 5 innings of work.

The offense banged out 15 hits and were led by Sydni Haswell and Taylor Covert with 3 hits apiece. Anna Ferrucci, Zoe Maine, and Maura Agostinelli contributed 2 hits each. Nardone and Garroway added singles while Natalia Greco doubled.

However, Game 2 was a different story as the Wolverines spotted the Indians a 4 run lead in the top of the first with 4 consecutive errors. Ellwood City tied it in the bottom of the first and Maine ended the suspense with her game winner in the bottom of the seventh to win by a score of 6-5. In between, the defense committed an uncharacteristic 7 errors.

Winning pitcher Nardone held her composure despite the defensive lapses. She struck out 8 without issuing a walk. More importantly, she stranded runners at third base with less than 2 outs in both the 5th and 7th innings. She ended the 5th with back to back strikeouts and finished off the 7th with a ground out and strikeout.

On the season, she has punched out 55 batters and walked just 7 in 43 innings of work. Her ERA is an amazing .26. She also started off the bottom of the 7th with a double that was hit over the left fielder’s head and scored the tying run on an errant pickoff throw.

Offensively, Maine led the 9 hit attack with a double, single, and 2 RBIs. Ariana Garroway added 2 singles and scored twice. Natalia Greco also added a double, drove in a pair of runs and scored once. Taylor Covert added an RBI single while Sydni Haswell and Maura Agostinelli contributed singles as well.

The Lady Wolverines will jump right back into action Friday afternoon as they travel to Shaler for another doubleheader starting at 3:30.

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Lady Wolverines Crush Beaver Falls

After a several competitive games the past couple weeks, the Lady Wolverines beat the Beaver Falls Tigers 15-0 in a home game yesterday.

Freshman Reagan Mittler batted in 3 runs. Zoe Kalantzis and Abby Higby each had 2 RBIs. Pitcher Skyla Greco struck out 6 batters and only had 1 hit against.

Ellwood’s offense fully unleashed in the first 2 innings, bringing the score to 14-0. After a 1-0 third inning, the game ended due to the mercy rule.

The Lady Wolverines host Union on Saturday.

Box Score:
EC- 6 8 1   15
BF- 0 0 0  0

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Ellwood Sports Schedule Apr 24 – Apr 27

The Lincoln High sports schedule for Apr 24-27 is as follows:

Friday, April, 24
Jr High Lock In (School)
3:30PM Junior High Softball Away Shaler Junior High School – B Double Header
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Home Ambridge HS
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track & Field Away New Castle Junior High School
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Away Ambridge HS
4:00PM Boys Junior High Baseball Home Shenango Junior High School

Saturday, April, 25
9:00AM Coed Varsity Track & Field Away Shenango High SchoolTri- County@Shenango
10:00AM Boys Varsity Baseball Away Beaver Area High School
10:00AM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Home Beaver Area High School
12:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Home Union
3:00PM Special Olympics – practice (Other)

Monday, April, 27
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Home Knoch High School
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track & Field Away Laurel High School
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Away Blackhawk High School
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Home Blackhawk High School
6:00PM Girls Junior High Softball Home North Hills Junior High School
7:00PM Boys Junior High Baseball Home Beaver Falls JHS

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Lady Wolverines Defeat Neshannock, Again

The Lady Wolverines traveled to Neshannock on Tuesday to face the Lady Lancers for a 2nd time. Ellwood came home with a 7-3 win. The first game against Neshannock was 5-1.

Neshannock’s pitcher Aidan Noga had 10 strikeouts, but it wasn’t enough to pin down Ellwood’s offense. Lauren Stiles, Summer Maine, and Eisabella Miller all had 2 hits. Maine also had 2 RBIs and a home run.

Pitcher Skyla Greco fanned 5 Neshannock batters, and 2nd baseman Breonna Streit had 7 put outs.

The Lady Lancers fought throughout the game, and the score was 4-3 by the 5th inning. However, the Lady Wolverines scored twice in the 6th and once in the 7th to secure the win.

The Lady Wolverines are now 8-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference. They host Beaver Falls today.

Box Score:
EC-     0 2 1 0 1 2 1    7
NSH- 0 2 0 0 1 0 0  3

 

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Ellwood Jr High Softball Whips Laurel; Remains Undefeated at 6-0

In a battle of two unbeaten teams, the Lady Wolverines came out smoking and mercy ruled Laurel 11-1 in a six inning game on Tuesday. The young ladies put together their most complete game of the season as they pitched well, played stellar defense, and pounded the ball on offense.

Addie Nardone scattered 4 hits over 6 innings while striking out 5 and walking just 1. The ace right hander is now 6-0 on the season with an ERA of .34 over 31 innings. She’s struck out 40 and yielded just 6 walks.

The defense, led by third baseman Zoe Maine, did not commit an error against the Spartans. The poised 8th grader was responsible for 7 Laurel outs- 5 via ground balls and 2 pop ups. The Spartans love to test the corners with the bunt game, and Maine was up to the challenge.

Offensively, Catcher Ariana Garroway led the balanced 9 hit attack with a double, triple, 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Nardone rounded out the 2 hit club with a double, single, 1 RBI, and 2 runs scored. Avory Elchison made her first junior high hit count as she launched a 2 run double off of the wall in left field. Lead off batter Anna Ferrucci also doubled and scored 3 times. Natalia Greco, Maura Agostinelli, and Taylor Covert each contributed singles while Maine added 2 RBIs.

The Lady Wolverines will be back in action Wednesday evening as they take on Seneca Valley at Stiefel Park. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

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Nardone Throws No Hitter; Junior High Softball Team Defeats Butler

The Lady Wolverines hosted Butler Friday night and came away with a hard fought 5-2 victory. The game was a classic pitcher’s duel as both teams combined for just 5 hits.

Nardone was magnificent, as she went 7 innings, striking out 9 without issuing a walk. She is now 5-0 on the season with an ERA of .20 and 35 strikeouts.

The offense bunched together 4 of their 5 hits in the third inning as they plated 4 runs. Anna Ferrucci, Zoe Maine, Ariana Garroway, and Taylor Covert all contributed singles in the inning. Garroway, Natalia Greco, and Covert all had RBIs. Nardone had the fifth and final hit of the night with a single in the fourth.

Shortstop Greco once again preserved the no hitter with a tremendous over the shoulder grab in shallow center field in the fourth inning.

The team, now 5-0, will entertain Laurel on Tuesday evening at Stiefel Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Lady Wolverines Recover From First Lost Against Mohawk, Defeat Laurel

The Ellwood City softball team didn’t let their first loss of the season discourage them. After losing to Mohawk in a home game on Friday, the Lady Wolverines defeated Laurel on Saturday’s home game. Ironically, the score in both games was the same, only reversed: 6-3.

The Lady Wolverines built up momentum with 5 runs in the 2nd inning, and Laurel could only counter with 2. Laurel could only get 1 more run in the 5th inning, which Ellwood matched with a home run by Summer Maine.

Skyla Greco struck out 7 Spartans and only gave up 6 hits. Center fielder Allie McKelvey caught a fly ball and prevented 2 runs.

The Lady Wolverines travel to Neshannock on Tuesday for their 2nd game against the Lancers.

Box Scores:
EC- 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0    3
MH- 0 0 0 2 0 1 0  0 3  6

EC- 0 5 0 0 1 0 0   6
LR- 0 2 0 0 1 0 0   3

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EC Track and Field Beats Union

The Scotties were no match for the Wolverines at a home meet yesterday. The Ellwood City girls won 90-31 and the boys won 90-58.

For the girls, Taylor Petrek had 2 wins in the 100 dash and 300 hurdles. Madison Morella won the 100 hurdles, Nikol Damato the 1600, Tia Falesnik the 400, and Goldie Bookamer the 800. In the field events, Cortni Prine won both the long and triple jumps, Autumn Kuzmin won the high jump, and Savannah Steilner won the polevault.

In the boys meet, Union’s PeeWee Thomas was the MVP of the day with wins in the 110 hurdles, high jump, long jump, and triple jump. However, Ellwood’s River Kelly dominated throwing and won the shot put, discus, and javelin.

Distance star Billy Lott won the 800, 1600, and 3200. Nick Ionilli won the 100 and 200. Rounding out the wins for Ellwood was Norman Ballard in the 300 hurdles.

Girls Results
EC- 90  Union- 31

Track
4×800: Ellwood City-13:26.5 (Nikol Damato, Tia Falesnik, Mallory Angelucci, Goldie Bookamer)
100 hurdles: 1. Madison Morella (EC) 17.3, 2. Savannah Steilner (EC)
100: 1. Taylor Petrak (EC) 13.3, 2. Madison Morella (EC), 3. Ariel Crosby (U)
1600: 1. Nikol Damato (EC) 6:30.6, 2. Mallory Angelucci (EC), 3. Lacey Hutchison (U)
400: 1. Tia Falesnik (EC) 1:12.0, 2. Ariel Crosby (U)
300 hurdles: 1. Taylor Petrak (EC) 51.2, 2. Madison Morella (EC)
800: 1. Goldie Bookamer (EC) 3:01.0, 2. Lacey Hutchison (U)
200: 1. Ariel Crosby (U) 30.2
4×400: Ellwood City-5:28.7 (Nikol Damato, Tia Falesnik, Mallory Angelucci, Goldie Bookamer)

Field
High jump: 1. Autumn Kuzmin (EC) 5-0
Long jump: 1. Cortni Prine (EC) 12-5, 2. Autumn Kuzmin (EC)
Triple jump: 1. Cortni Prine (EC) 26-1.5, 2. Autumn Kuzmin (EC)
Polevault: 1. Savannah Steilner (EC) 6-6, 2. Goldie Bookamer (EC)
Shot put: 1. Taryn Razo (U) 30-7, 2. Maggie McLaughlin (EC), 3. Emily Riggins (U)
Discus: 1. Taryn Razo (U) 77-7, 2. Maggie McLaughlin (EC), 3. Jackie Warren (U)
Javelin: 1. Taryn Razo (U) 66-9, 2. Maggie McLaughlin (EC), 3. Emily Riggins (U)

Boys’ Results
EC- 90  Union- 58

Track
4×800: Ellwood City-10:56.4 (Colin Fair, Gage Agnew, Tomas Maielli, Anthony Johns)
110 hurdles: 1. PeeWee Thomas (U) 16.1, 2. Norman Ballard (EC), 3. Andrew O’Brien (EC)
100: 1. Nick Ioanilli (EC) 11.5, 2. Cole Keister (U), 3. Nate Russo (EC)
1600: 1. Billy Lott (EC) 4:56.0, 2. Wesley Larry (EC), 3. Tomas Maielli (EC)
4×100: Ellwood City (Nick Ioanilli, Norman Ballard, Nate Russo, Dom Teolis)
400: 1. Cole Keister (U) 57.5, 2. Nate Salvador (U), 3. Andrew O’Brien (EC)
300 hurdles: 1. Norman Ballard (EC) 49.4, 2. Tomas Maielli (EC)
800: 1. Billy Lott (EC) 2:19.9, 2. Wesley Larry (EC), 3. Colin Fair (EC)
200: 1. Nick Ioanilli (EC) 24.0, 2. Cole Keister (U), Nate Salvador (U)
3200: 1. Billy Lott (EC) 10:58.0, 2. Wesley Larry (EC), 3. Corey White (U)
4×400: Union-4:06.8 (Cole Keister, Constantin Padure, Julian Johnson, Nate Salvador)

Field
High jump: 1. PeeWee Thomas (U) 5-8, 2. Constantin Padure (U)
Long jump: 1. PeeWee Thomas (U) 19-0.5, 2. Constantin Padure (U), 3. Nick Ioanilli (EC)
Triple jump: 1. PeeWee Thomas (U) 38-5.5, 2. Tomas Maielli (EC), 3. Ricky Roth (EC)
Shot put: 1. River Kelly (EC) 40-3, 2. Julian Johnson (U), 3. Corey White (U)
Discus: 1. River Kelly (EC) 102-9, 2. Julian Johnson (U), 3. Corey White (U)
Javelin: 1. River Kelly (EC) 126-7, 2. Constantin Padure (U), 3. Anthony Johns (EC)

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Riverside Sports Schedule for April 20 – 25

The Riverside sports schedule for next week is as follows:

Monday, April 20
3:30PM Boys Varsity Track Neshannock High School Senior Night Home
3:30PM Girls Varsity Track Neshannock High School Senior Night Home
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track Postponed− Ellwood City HS Away

Tuesday, April 21
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Quaker Valley High School Home
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball New Brighton High School Home
4:00PM Coed Middle School Track Blackhawk High School Away

Wednesday, April 22
2:00PM Boys Varsity Track MAC CHAMPIONSHIPS Away
2:00PM Girls Varsity Track MAC CHAMPIONSHIPS Away
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Cancelled− Fort Cherry Jr/Sr HS Away
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Shenango High School Home
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Shenango High School Away
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Cancelled− Blackhawk High School Away

Thursday, April 23
3:30PM Boys Varsity Track Union Area MS/HS Away
3:30PM Girls Varsity Track Union Area MS/HS Away
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track Postponed− Shenango High School Home
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Laurel High School Home

Friday, April 24
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Neshannock High School Home
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track Shenango High School Home
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Beaver Falls High School Away
4:30PM Boys Varsity Baseball Laurel High School Away

Saturday, April 25
9:30AM Boys Varsity Track TRI −COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Away
9:30AM Girls Varsity Track TRI−COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Away
10:00AM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Hopewell High School Away
12:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Hopewell High School Home

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Ellwood Sports Schedule April 20 – 30

The Ellwood City Sports Schedule for April 20 – 30 is as follows:

Monday, April, 20
3:30PM Coed Varsity Track & Field Away Mohawk Senior High School
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Home Central Valley School District
4:30PM Boys Varsity Baseball Away Central Valley School District
7:00PM Boys Junior High Baseball Home Beaver Falls JHS

Tuesday, April, 21
3:30PM Girls Middle School Volleyball Away Shenango Junior High School
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Away Neshannock High School
6:00PM Girls Junior High Softball Home Laurel High School

Wednesday, April, 22
2:00PM Coed Varsity Track & Field MAC (Other)
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Away Central Valley School District
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Away Beaver Area High School
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Home Beaver Area High School
6:00PM Girls Junior High Softball Home Seneca Valley Junior High School

Thursday, April, 23
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Away Ambridge HS
4:00PM Girls Junior High Softball Away North Hills Junior High School
5:30PM Girls Middle School Volleyball Home Central Valley School District
7:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Home Beaver Falls High School

Friday, April, 24
Jr High Lock In (School)
3:30PM Girls Junior High Softball Away Shaler Junior High School
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Home Ambridge HS
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track & Field Away New Castle Junior High School
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Away Ambridge HS
4:00PM Boys Junior High Baseball Home Shenango Junior High School

Saturday, April, 25
9:00AM Coed Varsity Track & Field Tri- County@Shenango (Other)
12:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Away Ambridge HS
3:00PM Special Olympics – practice (Other)

Monday, April, 27
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Home Knoch High School
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track & Field Away Laurel High School
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Away Blackhawk High School
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Home Blackhawk High School
6:00PM Girls Junior High Softball Home North Hills Junior High School
7:00PM Boys Junior High Baseball Home Beaver Falls JHS

Tuesday, April, 28
3:45PM Girls Middle School Volleyball Away Western Beaver County Junior/Senior High

Wednesday, April, 29
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track & Field Away Mohawk Junior High School
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Away Hopewell High School
4:00PM Boys Junior High Baseball Away Freedom Junior High School
4:00PM Girls Junior High Softball Away North Allegheny Junior HighNA – Gold
4:30PM Boys Varsity Baseball Home Hopewell High School

Thursday, April, 30
3:30PM Girls Middle School Volleyball Away Blackhawk JHS
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Away Mohawk Senior High School

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