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Riverside Baseball Wins Rivalry with Ellwood

Riverside ousted Ellwood City 13-4 at the Wolverine’s home field on Saturday.

The teams had only five hours to prepare for the rivalry showdown, as the game was set up at 2:00 p.m. for 7:00 p.m.

Riverside, which hadn’t played a game since March 31, was ready for a fight. Although Riverside is AA this year and Ellwood is AAA, so the game had no series significance, the hometown rivalry fueled both sides’ ambitions.

The Wolverines came out swinging, securing a 4-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Everything went right for the Panthers after that.

In the 4th inning, Mike Boswell batted in 2 runs, just part of a decisive inning where Riverside scored eight runs. In the final two innings, Riverside increased their lead, finishing 13-4.

Mike Boswell, Christian Cicchirelli, Ricky Wass, Kolby Wolf, and Jason Dambach all had two hits. Pitcher Adam Jeanette struck out 6 Wolverines.

The victory now makes Riverside 5-0. The Panthers host Mohawk today. The Wolverines are 4-6 and travel to Hopewell today.

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Laurel Defeats Ellwood Track

The Wolverines Varsity Track and Field Teams were defeated by Laurel on Friday, April 10 during a very windy contest by the scores of Boys: 99-51, Girls: 111-39.

Place winners for the Wolverine Boys were as follows:
Billy Lott- 1st place in the 1600 (5:17.7) and 800 (2:29.8)

  • Wes Larry- 1st place in the 3200 (12:27.2) and 2nd in the 1600 (5:42.3)
  • River Kelly- 1st place in the Shot put (39-8) and 2nd in the Discus (109-2)
  • Dom Teolis- 1st place in the Polevault (8-0)
  • Nick Ioanilli- 2nd in the 100 (11.7), 2nd in the 200 (24.5) and 3rd in the Long jump (17-9)
  • Ricky Roth- 2nd in the High jump (5-8), 3rd in the 200 (25.0), and 3rd int the Triple jump (32-6.75)
  • Norm Ballard- 2nd in the Polevault (8-0)
  • Anthony Johns- 2nd in the 800 (2:38.2)
  • Tomas Maielli- 3rd in the 1600 (5:46.9)
  • Luke Angelucci- 3rd in the 400 (1:07.3).

Place winners for the Wolverine Girls were as follows:

  • Madison Morella- 1st in the 100 Hurdles (17.5) and 300 Hurdles (53.9)
  • Brooke Muntean- 1st in the 100 (13.2)
  • The Girls 4×100 Relay- Madison Morella, Taylor Petrak, Brooke Muntean, and Brianna McClintick (54.7)
  • Goldie Bookamer- 2nd in the Polevault (6-0) and 3rd in the 800 (3:01.4)
  • Nikole Damato- 2nd in the 800 (3:00.8) and 3rd in the 1600 (6:38.6)
  • Autumn Kuzmin- was 2nd in the High jump (4-8)
  • Cortni Prine- 2nd in the Long jump (13-6.25)
  • Danica Teodoro- 3rd in the 100 (14.3) and Triple jump (27-11)
  • Savannah Steilner- 3rd in the 100 Hurdles (19.0)
  • Brianna McClintick- 3rd in the 400 (1:13.3)
  • Taylor Petrak- 3rd in the 300 Hurdles (56.3).

The Wolverines will host Beaver Falls on Tuesday, April 14.

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Riverside Sports Schedule April 10 – 18

The Riverside Sports Schedule for April. 10 – 18 is as follows:

Friday, April 10
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Central Valley Home
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Shenango High School Away
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Shenango High School Home
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball New Brighton High School Home

Saturday, April 11
8:30AM Boys Varsity Track Warrior Track Classic Away
8:30AM Girls Varsity Track Warrior Track Classic Away
11:00AM Girls Varsity Softball Beaver Falls High School Away
12:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Cancelled− Ellwood City HS Home
12:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Cancelled− Ellwood City HS Away
2:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Laurel High School Home
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Neshannock High School Away

Sunday, April 12
No events scheduled

Monday, April 13
TBA Boys Varsity Tennis Neshannock High School Section Doubles Away
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track Neshannock High School Home
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Mohawk Senior High School Home
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Mohawk Senior High School Away
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Ellwood City HS Home

Tuesday, April 14
3:30PM Boys Varsity Track Laurel High School Home
3:30PM Girls Varsity Track Laurel High School Home
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Mohawk Senior High School Home
6:00PM Credit Union Dinner in MS (School) Home

Wednesday, April 15
9:00AM Boys Varsity Tennis MAC CHAMPIONSHIPS Away
3:00PM Coed Middle School Track Riverside Invitational Home
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Neshannock High School Away
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Neshannock High School Home
4:00PM Coed Middle School Track Postponed− Union Area MS/HS Away

Thursday, April 16
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Ambridge Area High School Home
3:30PM Boys Varsity Track Shenango High School Away
3:30PM Girls Varsity Track Shenango High School Away

Friday, April 17
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track Ellwood City HS Away
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Beaver Falls High School Home
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Beaver Falls High School Away

Saturday, April 18
ACT TESTING (School)
9:00AM Boys Varsity Track OPEN DATE Beaver County Championships Home
9:00AM Girls Varsity Track OPEN DATE Beaver County Championships Home
12:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Western Beaver High School Home
Schedule

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Ellwood Sports Schedule April 10 – 14

The Ellwood City sports schedule for Apr. 10 – 14 is as follows:

Friday, April, 10
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Away Blackhawk High School
3:30PM Coed Varsity Track & Field Away Laurel High School

Saturday, April, 11
10:00AM Girls Middle School Volleyball Home Union Area MS/HS (New Castle)
11:00AM Girls Varsity Softball Home Mohawk Senior High School
3:00PM Special Olympics – practice (Other)

Monday, April, 13
10:00AM Boys Varsity Tennis Section Doubles-Pearson Park (Other)
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track & Field Home Shenango Junior High School
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Away Hopewell High School
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Home Hopewell High School
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Away Riverside High School
6:00PM Girls Junior High Softball Home North Allegheny Junior HighNA – Gold
6:30PM Boys Junior High Baseball Home Freedom Junior High School

Tuesday, April, 14
3:00PM Girls Middle School Volleyball Away New Castle Junior High School
3:30PM Coed Varsity Track & Field Home Beaver Falls High School
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Home Blackhawk High School
5:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Away New Brighton High School
6:00PM Girls Junior High Softball Home Laurel High School
6:30PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Home Blackhawk High School

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Shenango Outruns Ellwood

Yesterday’s rain took a break the afternoon for the home track meet against Shenango. Although the weather was excellent, the Wolverines had several athletes weakened from illness.

Shenango won the boys’ meet 110 to 40 and the girls’ 109 to 41.

For the Ellwood boys, distance star Billy Lott was one of the affected athletes. However, he still won the 800 meter and placed 2nd in the 1600, though he sat out the 3200.

Nick Ionilli shined for Ellwood, winning the 100 and 200 sprints. Pole vaulter Norm Ballard gave the boys’ their only other win.

For the girls, Brooke Muntean dominated the sprints by winning the 100, 200, and taking part in the winning 4×100 relay. Goldie Bookamer won the 800.

Ellwood City travels to Laurel on Thursday for their next meet.

Results:
Girls
Shenango-109 Ellwood City-41

Track Events
4×800 Relay: Shenango-14:59.6 (Brielle Braun, Emma Norris, Brooke Tanner, Ashleigh Presnar)
100 Hurdles: 1. Valentina Vincent (S) 17.1, 2. Madison Morella (EC), 3. Logan Ferrucci (S)
100 Dash: 1. Brooke Muntean (EC) 12.7, 2. Marie Gonsar (S), 3. Brianna McClintick (EC)
1600: 1. Emma Norris (S) 6:26.2, 2. Nikol Damato (EC), 3. Elizabeth Salem (S)
4×100 Relay: Ellwood City-55.2 (Madison Morella, Taylor Petrak, Brooke Muntean, Brianna McClintick)
400 Dash: 1. Marie Gonsar (S) 1:08.1, 2. Tia Falesnik (EC), 3. Brooke Tanner (S)
300 Hurdles: 1. Logan Ferrucci (S) 50.4, 2. Madison Morella (EC), 3. Angelina Sibeto (S)
800 Run: 1. Goldie Bookamer (EC) 2:48.1, 2. Ashleigh Presnar (S), 3. Emma Norris (S)
200 Dash: 1. Brooke Muntean (EC) 27.3, 2. Marie Gonsar (S), 3. Brianna McClintick (EC)
3200 Mile: 1. Emma Norris (S) 17:02.0, 2. Brittany Andrews (S), 3. Samantha Keck (S)
4×400 Relay: Shenango-4:36.2 (Briella Braun, Ashleigh Presnar, Valentina Vincent, Logan Ferrucci)

Field Events
Long Jump: 1. Miranda Schry (S) 15-9.5, 2. Alliya Allwine (S), 3. Logan Ferrucci (S)
Triple Jump: 1. Miranda Schry (S) 32-7.5, 2. Cortni Prine (EC), 3. Alliya Allwine (S)
High Jump: 1. Miranda Schry (S) 4-10, 2. Autumn Kuzmin (EC), 3. Alliya Allwine (S)
Polevault: 1. Corie Palmer (S) /Valentina Vincent (S) 7-0, 3. Goldie Bookamer (EC)
Discus: 1. Sarah Herb (S) 100-8, 2. Jacquelynne Baker (S), 3. Sam Seaburn (S)
Javelin: 1. Sarah Herb (S) 118-6, 2. Sam Seaburn (S), 3. Taylor Weinschenk (S)
Shot put: (No Shot-Conditions unfavorable) Shenango awarded all 9 points

Boys
Shenango-110 Ellwood City-40

Track Events
4×800 Relay: Shenango-9:42.2 (Nathan Kraus, TJ McCracken, Devin Rose, Brent Leber)
110 Hurdles: 1. Matt McMillen (S) 19.6, 2. Steve Obrien (S), 3. Camden Cwynar (S)
100 Dash: 1. Nick Ioanilli (EC) 11.3, 2. Dom Data (S), 3. Ryan Smith (S)
1600: 1. Brent Leber (S) 4:42.4, 2. Billy Lott (EC), 3. Chase Waldschmidt (S)
4×100 Relay: Shenango-47.4 (Tyler Root, Ryan Smith, Marcus Brunelle, Dom Data)
400 Dash: 1. Devin Ross (S) 54.2, 2. Andrew O’Brien (EC), 3. Hayden Carpenter (S)
300 Hurdles: 1. Matt McMillen (S) 49.3, 2. Dylan Kleckner (S), 3. Camden Cwynar (S)
800 Run: 1. Billy Lott (EC) 2:15.1, 2. Nathan Kraus (S), 3. TJ McCracken (S)
200 Dash: 1. Nick Ioanilli (EC) 23.7, 2. Dom Data (S), 3. Devin Ross (S)
3200 Mile: 1. Chase Waldschmidt (S) 11:14.2, 2. Matt Salem (S), 3. Nathan Kraus (S)
4×400 Relay: Shenango-4:07.2 (Dylan Kleckner, Josiah Bupp, Dom Data, Devin Ross)

Field Events
Long Jump: 1. Tyler Root (S) 20-1, 2. Ricky Lanigan (S), 3. Nick Ioanilli (EC)
Triple Jump: 1. Tyler Root (S) 35-10, 2. Ricky Roth (EC), 3. Matt McMillen (S)
High Jump: 1. Ricky Lanigan (S) 6-2, 2. Ricky Roth (EC), 3. Matt McMillen (S)
Polevault: 1. Norm Ballard (EC) 10-0, 2. Dom Teolis (EC), 3. Will Moyer (S)
Discus: 1. Dom Westbay (S) 164-3, 2. Nate Gonsar (S), 3. River Kelly (EC)
Javelin: 1. Alex Pherson (S) 120-2, 2. River Kelly (EC), 3. Dom Westbay (S)
Shot put: (No Shot-Conditions unfavorable) Shenango awarded all 9 points

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Ellwood City Baseball Defeats Ambridge

Senior pitcher Dillon Horgan struck out 12 on Monday’s away conference game against Ambridge. The six inning game ended an 8-4 victory for the Wolverines.

By the 3rd inning, Ambridge had a 4-2 lead. However, Horgan’s pitching kept the opposition at bay while Ellwood rallied for six runs in the 5th inning. Leading the offense were Brian Hudson and Jake Varrati with two hits each, and Hudson also batted in two runners.

Ellwood was scheduled to host Blackhawk yesterday, but the game was postponed due to rain.

Box Score:
EC- 2 0 0 0 6 0     8
Amb- 1 0 3 0 0 0  6

 

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Lady Wolverines Continue Winning Streak

At the beginning of the season, senior Lauren Stiles said that Neshannock would be one of the most competitive teams in the conference.

On Monday, the Ellwood City softball team, which advanced to the playoffs last season in Class AAA, clashed with Neshannock, two-time WPIAL winner in Class A. Both teams are now Class AA.

The Lady Wolverines won the home game yesterday against Neshannock 5-1, establishing Ellwood softball as a powerhouse in their conference.

The Lady Wolverines gained a 3-0 lead in the 3rd inning and never let the Lancers catch up. Pitcher Skyla Greco had 12 strikeouts, keeping Neshannock at bay most of the game.

Lauren Stiles and Mallory Swogger each had two hits and two runs, with Swogger batting in two other runners as well. The game capped with a homerun by Swogger in the 5th inning.

Ellwood City softball is now 4-0 overall and in their conference. They host Mohawk today in a conference game.

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Mohawk Breaks Away from Riverside in 6th Inning

The Lady Panthers couldn’t hold back a tide of Lady Warrior hits in the 6th inning. Riverside lost Monday’s away game 5-9, losing the lead in the decisive inning.

Mohawk took an early, dominant lead in the first inning with four runs. However, Riverside remained competitive and gradually brought the score to 5-4 by the 5th inning. Unfortunately, Mohawk broke out once again to get five runs in the 6th and final inning.

The Lady Wolverines travel to Beaver Falls tomorrow. Also tomorrow, Mohawk travels to Ellwood City to face the Lady Wolverines.

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Riverside Sports Schedule Apr. 6 – 11

The Riverside sports schedule for Apr. 6 – 11 is as follows:

Monday, April 06
Easter Vacation (School)
1:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Mohawk Senior High School Away

Tuesday, April 07
3:30PM Boys Varsity Track Mohawk Senior High School Away
3:30PM Girls Varsity Track Mohawk Senior High School Away
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Shenango High School Away
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Shenango High School Home
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Beaver Falls High School Away

Wednesday, April 08
3:00PM Coed Middle School Track Riverside Invitational Home
4:00PM Coed Middle School Track Postponed− Blackhawk High School Away

Thursday, April 09
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Quaker Valley High School Home
3:30PM Boys Varsity Track Union Area MS/HS Away
3:30PM Girls Varsity Track Union Area MS/HS Away
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Laurel High School Home
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Laurel High School Away
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Ellwood City HS Home

Friday, April 10
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Central Valley Home

Saturday, April 11
8:30AM Boys Varsity Track Warrior Track Classic Away
8:30AM Girls Varsity Track Warrior Track Classic Away
12:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Ellwood City HS Home
12:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Ellwood City HS Away

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Ellwood Sports Schedule Apr. 6 – 11

The Ellwood City sports schedule for Apr. 6 – 11 is as follows:

Tuesday, April, 07
3:30PM Coed Varsity Track & Field Home Shenango High School
3:30PM Girls Middle School Volleyball Away New Brighton Middle School
4:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Away Ambridge HS
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Home Ambridge HS
4:15PM Girls Junior High Softball Home Shaler Junior High SchoolShaler – B
6:30PM Boys Junior High Baseball Home Laurel High School
6:30PM Girls Varsity Softball Home Mohawk Senior High School

Wednesday, April, 08
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Away Hopewell High School
3:30PM Coed Middle School Track & Field Riverside Invitational (Other)
4:00PM Boys Junior High Baseball Away Shenango Junior High School

Thursday, April, 09
3:30PM Coed Varsity Track & Field Away Laurel High School
4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Away Blackhawk High School
4:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Away Riverside High School
4:00PM Girls Junior High Softball Away North Hills Junior High School
4:30PM Boys Varsity Baseball Home Blackhawk High School
5:30PM Girls Middle School Volleyball Home Union Area MS/HS (New Castle)

Friday, April, 10
3:30PM Boys Varsity Tennis Away Blackhawk High School
4:00PM Boys Junior High Baseball Away South Side High School

Saturday, April, 11
12:00PM Boys Varsity Baseball Away Riverside High School
12:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Home Riverside High School
12:00PM Girls Varsity Softball Home Shenango High School
12:00PM Girls Junior High Softball Away South Side High School
3:00PM Special Olympics – practice (Other)

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