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PHOTOS: Riverside track & field runs away from Wolverines in season opener

The Riverside track and field squad ran away from the Ellwood City Wolverines Tuesday afternoon as the Panthers used victories in five of six relay events to sprint away with season opening 111-39 (boys) and 106-44 (girls) victories.

Individually for the Panthers, Aaron Tedys paced the Riverside boys with 100m (10.9) and 200m (22.7) victories on the track and also collected a long jump of 19’11” in the field.  Jessica Kelosky used victories in the 100m (12.6), 200m (28.0) and 400m (1:02) to help the Riverside girls squad.

For Ellwood City, Bill Lott collected wins for the boys squad in the 1600m (5:04) and 3200m (11:14) while Andi Hozick collect wins in three field events for the girls.  Hozick collected first place distances in the discus (103′ 7.5″),  javelin (102′ 10.5″), and shot put (30’5″).

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PHOTOS: Blyth, McElwain lead softball squads to victories

Morgan McElwain’s two-run single in the sixth inning capped a three-run inning for the Lady Panthers as they rallied at home to defeat the Mohawk Warriors 3-2 Friday afternoon.

McElwain collected two of Riverside’s four hits on the afternoon.

Panther pitcher Brooke Barker collected the victory for Riverside striking out four batters and walking three over seven innings.

Lady Wolverines rout Hopewell:

Susie Blyth collected three hits in the Lady Wolverines 13-2 rout of Hopewell Friday afternoon.  Ellwood City put together an 11-hit contest and scored in each of the five innings.

Wolverine Shaelyn Barrett connected with a home run to power to offensive onslaught.

Skyla Greco collected five strikeouts over her five inning performance on the mound (a collected a double offensively at the plate) for the Wolverines who moved to 3-0 on the young season.

Riverside Panthers softball game photos:

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PHOTOS: Subfreezing Start to Spring Sports

The subfreezing temperatures yesterday caused several cancellations, as the Riverside baseball team cancelled their game against Rochester and the Riverside softball team postponed their game against Beaver Falls.  Several area teams did compete however, with the Ellwood City Varsity Boys Baseball team falling to Central Valley by a score of 7-6 at Ewing Park, and the Riverside Boys Tennis Team lost a close match to Beaver, 3-2.

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SPORTS: Baseball/Softball squads all host games Monday

The first day of spring was officially last week, but the warmer weather seems to be tardy in its arrival to the area.  However, the chilly temperatures will not turn away the Ellwood City and Riverside baseball and softball teams from each hosting games Monday afternoon.

The weekly sports schedule this week includes baseball, softball, and tennis action.  Lincoln High School and Riverside High School scholastic schedules for the week of March 24th:

Monday, March 24
3:30PM — Riverside Boys Tennis hosts Beaver; Home
3:30PM — Ellwood City Varsity Track versus Beaver Area; Away
4:00PM — Riverside Boys Varsity Baseball hosts Rochester Area High School; Home
4:00PM — Riverside Girls Varsity Softball hosts Beaver Falls High School; Home
4:00PM — Ellwood City Boys Varsity Baseball hosts Central Valley; Home
5:00PM — Ellwood City Girls Varsity Softball hosts Laurel; Home

Tuesday, March 25
3:30PM — Riverside Boys Varsity Tennis hosts Ellwood City; Home
4:00PM — Riverside Boys Varsity Baseball versus Freedom Area; Away

Wednesday, March 26
3:30PM — Riverside Boys Varsity Tennis versus Beaver Falls High School; Away
3:30PM — Ellwood City Varsity Tennis hosts Neshannock; Home
4:00PM — Riverside Girls Varsity Softball versus New Brighton High School; Away
4:00PM — Ellwood City Girls Varsity Softball versus Knoch Area; Away
4:00PM — Ellwood City Boys Varsity Baseball versus Ambridge Area; Away

Thursday, March 27
3:30PM — Riverside Boys Varsity Tennis versus Neshannock High School; Away

Friday, March 28
4:00PM — Riverside Boys Varsity Baseball versus New Brighton High School; Away
4:00PM — Ellwood City Boys Varsity Baseball versus Kittanning; Away
4:00PM — Riverside Girls Varsity Softball hosts Mohawk Senior High School; Home
4:00PM — Ellwood City Girls Varsity Softball versus Hopewell; Away

Saturday, March 29
12:00PM — Riverside Boys Varsity Baseball hosts Hopewell High School; Home
1:00PM — Ellwood City Boys Varsity Baseball versus Butler Area; Away

SCHEDULE CHANGE:
none at this time

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Local youth wrestlers advance to state championships

Jake Alberts and Austin Walley each took first place in their respected weight class at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling (PAJW) Area 4 qualifier at McMillan High School this past Saturday.

Alberts won the age 11-12, 65-pound class and Walley won the age 11-12, 100-pound class.

Only the top two go to the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championships in Harrisburg from each Area. There are a total of 13 Area’s across the state.

The state tournament will consist of a 26 man bracket filled with the top two wrestlers from all the areas. Competition starts Friday and will go into Saturday afternoon/evening.

“Both Alberts and Walley will be competing in the 12-and-under division.  Both have been competing in this tournament for many years but do not always make it to the state tournament,” said high school coach Craig Alberts.

Although Alberts is not their head coach, he says they are very excited to have made it this year – the last year they will be able to compete at the youth divisions.

Jake Alberts, left, and Austin Walley will be competing in Harrisburg.

Jake Alberts, left, and Austin Walley will be competing in Harrisburg.

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Four Wolverine wrestlers wreak havoc in regionals

Four Lincoln High School wrestlers placed in the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association District Qualifiers at North Allegheny High School on March 9th.

Three of the wrestlers placed first including freshman Tyler Alberts in the 100-pound division, junior Mike Sinclair in the 220-pound division, and sophomore Adam Foreman in the 285-pound division.

Also advancing was junior high wrestler Tyler Baird, who placed third in the 90-pound division.

The wrestlers will next compete in the Western Regional Championship at Shippensburg University on March 29 and March 30.

According to head coach Curt Alberts, if any Lincoln High School wrestler qualifies in Shippensburg, they advance to a national tournament to be held in Baltimore, Maryland in May.

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REPORT: Wolverines ‘in the mix’ for section bragging rights

According to a Prep Baseball Report website, the Ellwood City baseball squad is in the mix for WPIAL Class-AA Section 5 bragging rights.

lhs-schedule-2014Although Laurel and Neshannock, both with strong returning classes, are listed as favorites, the website boasts, ‘[to] not be surprised if [Ellwood City and Shenango] find a way to make things a four-way race for the section title before all is said and done.’

The 14-win Neshannock squad collected the most wins in 2013 from the bunch with Laurel and Shenango both reaching double-digit victories in 2013 with 10 wins each.

The Wolverines, coming off a 5-15 season in 2013 shows promise returning eight starters and their top three pitchers.

Top prospects for the Wolverines are Tony Joseph, OF/1B (Class of 2014), Zach Mathias, C (Class of 2014), Seth Mley, OF (Class of 2014), Justin Vetica, 3B (Class of 2014), Tanner Walsh, OF (Class of 2014), Dillon Horgan, OF/RHP (Class of 2015), Austin Richard, RHP/UTIL (Class of 2015), and Collin Roth, RHP/2B (Class of 2016).

The Wolverines travel to Central Valley on Monday for a scrimmage and New Castle on Friday before hosting Central Valley next Monday in section play.

For Section 5 rival Riverside, their top pospects according to Prep Baseball Report are Ross Maietta, 2B (Class of 2014), Peyton Pacella, C (Class of 2015), and Kolby Wolf, 1B/RHP (Class of 2016).

Riverside baseball travels to Union Area on Monday and Ambridge Area on Thursday before hosting Western Beaver on Saturday at noon.

source: http://www.prepbaseballreport.com/news/PA/Conference-Preview-WPIAL-AA—Section-5-7241609358

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Riverside/Ellwood scholastic sports schedule for the week

Get out and enjoy the weather! The week opens up with track on Tuesday and concludes with softball on Saturday.  The Riverside Coed Swimming team will be competing in the PIAA Finals at Bucknell University throughout the week.

Lincoln High School and Riverside High School scholastic schedules for the week of March 10th

Monday, March 10
none

Tuesday, March 11
3:30PM — Riverside Boys Varsity Track hosts Hopewell High School; Home
3:30PM — Riverside Girls Varsity Track hosts Hopewell High School; Home
4:00PM — Riverside Varsity Baseball versus South Side Area School District; Home

Wednesday, March 12
TBA — Riverside Coed Varsity Swimming PIAA FINALS @ Bucknell University;  Away
3:30PM — Ellwood City Varsity Baseball at Freedom (scrimmage); Away

Thursday, March 13
TBA — Riverside Coed Varsity Swimming PIAA FINALS @ Bucknell University;  Away
4:00PM — Ellwood City Varsity Baseball hosts Seneca Valley (scrimmage); Home

Friday, March 14
TBA — Riverside Coed Varsity Swimming PIAA FINALS @ Bucknell University;  Away
3:30PM — Riverside Boys Varsity Tennis Postponed− Neshannock High School; Away
3:30PM — Ellwood City Varsity Tennis hosts Blackhawk; Home

Saturday, March 15
TBA — Riverside Coed Varsity Swimming PIAA FINALS @ Bucknell University;  Away
11:00AM — Riverside Varsity Softball versus Trinity Area School District; Away
12:00PM — Ellwood City Varsity Softball versus Shenango; Away

SCHEDULE CHANGE:
Riverside Athletics Schedule Game Change Alert
The FACILITY for the Riverside Boys Varsity Tennis – Central Valley @ Riverside High School on 03/21/2014 at 3:30PM is now at Riverside.
The FACILITY for the Boys Varsity Tennis – Riverside High School @Central Valley on 04/11/2014 at 3:30PM is now at Central Valley

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FINAL NOTICE: Summer baseball registration

Late registration for Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation summer baseball comes to a close on Friday.

Registration is for players, ages 3-18, for T-Ball, Farm League, Minor League, Little League, Pony League, Colt League and American Legion.

Last minute registrations can be completed online at  http://www.sportssignup.com/ecabf-Online-Registration.start.

This year, the ECABF will help Little League Baseball International, the world’s largest youth sports organization, celebrate its 75th Anniversary.  The ECABF is one of the oldest chartered Little League’s in the state and one of only two in all of Lawrence County.  This allows our Minor (9-10) and Little League (11-12) All-Stars to compete in the Little League World Series Tournament.

*Please note: The Minor League (9&10) and Little League (11&12) “Skills Assessment” will be held on March 8, 2014 at the Lincoln High School Large Gym.  Minor League will be from 10am-12pm and Little League will be from 12pm-2pm.  This “Skills Assessment” allows coaches the opportunity to view the kids as they complete a series of baseball drills prior to each league’s drafts.

For further information, visit www.ellwoodcitybaseball.com or call 724-758-9742.

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Four LHS wrestlers place at WPIAL Championship

Four Ellwood City Wrestlers place at Saturday’s WPIAL Class AA Championships.

Brad Grinnen (2nd place, 195 lbs), Adam Foreman (4th place, 285 lbs), Mike Sinclair (6th place 220 lbs), and Tyler Alberts (7th place, 106 lbs) all will be advancing to the Southwest Region Championships in Johnstown, Pennsylvania starting Friday and Saturday.

Grinnen, who placed fourth in last year tournament, fell in the 195-pound weight class championship match to Valley’s Marcus Davenport after having advanced two rounds.

Sinclair took his honors by way of fall at 2:47 over Yough’s Tom Sever, Foreman took home his fourth place honors after a double-overtime loss to Jefferson-Morgan’s Ian Wolfe, and Alberts collected a 3-2 win over Burrell’s Dean Edwards for his seventh place honors.

Of the area teams, Ellwood City advanced the most wrestlers to the regional tournament.

Ellwood City wrestlers Alberts, Grinnen, Foreman, and Sinclair

Ellwood City wrestlers Alberts, Grinnen, Sinclair, and Foreman

 

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