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Ellwood City announces cheering squads for 2014-15 season

Ellwood City announced its cheering squads for the 2014-15 season on Monday.  A total of 45 students will represent Lincoln High School across its Varsity, Junior Varsity, and 7th/8th Grade cheering squads.  The Varsity cheering squad will be co-captained by Maddie DeLisio, Laiken Sesti, and Savannah Steilner.

LHS-Varsity-Squad2014-2015 Ellwood City Varsity Cheerleaders:

Front Row L-R: Emma DeSanzo, Celia DiCarlo Middle Row L-R: Megan O’Donnell, Maggie Prokovich, Erica Battaglia, Laiken Sesti (Co-Captain), Maddie DeLisio (Co-Captain), Savannah Steilner (Co-Captain), Morgan Meyers, Payton Kegel, Olivia Pigza, Abbey Dorer Back Row L-R: Erica Walley, Giana Rangel, Alyssa Myers, Valerie Shaffer, Michael Fenechi, Hannah Kauffman, Danielle Bodenschatz, Sophia Gagliano, Eisabella Miller, Coach Karen Steilner

LHS-Junior-Varsity-Squad2014-2015 Ellwood City Junior Varsity Cheerleaders:

Front Row L-R: Ashley Murin, Michaela Magnifico, Reagan Mittler, Dia Neupauer, Kaitlyn Horgan Back Row L-R: Taylor Hackett, Daija Durbin, Madi Pedaline, Neisa Carsele, Ashleigh Ionta, Hannah Kauffman, Danielle Bodenschatz, Sophia Gagliano, Eisabella Miller, Coach Karen Steilner

LHS-7th-8th-Grade-Squad2014-2015 Ellwood City 7th/8th Grade Cheerleaders:

Front Row L-R: Marissa Custozzo, Taylor Grove, Carly DeLoia, Makenzie Reisinger, Keelie Roth, Coach Brittany Vitale  Back Row L-R: Hannah Morini, Avory Elchison, Maura Agostinelli, Seriena Assalone, Morgan Falesnik

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PHOTOS: Barker, bats shine in victory for Lady Panthers

Riverside used a complete game performance by Brooke Barker and 14 hits by the offense to beat down Beaver Falls 8-1 in varsity softball action Saturday afternoon.

Barker allowed only six hits and one walk over her strong performance on the rubber for the Lady Panthers.  Barker struck out five Tigers on the afternoon.

Offensively, Riverside jumped out to an early 3-0 in the first inning as catcher Morgan Bailey connected on a 3-run double to put the Panthers on the board.

The lead stretched to 6-1 after three innings and Riverside put two more runs on the board in the sixth to secure the victory.

Natalie Pritts led the charge offensively for Riverside collecting three hits on the afternoon while Andie Zippman collected two doubles.

Riverside (6-1 overall) travel to tangle with the Tigers again Monday afternoon.

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PHOTOS: Riverside boys tennis defeats Beaver Falls

The Riverside boys tennis squad used strong individual performances by Tyler Squicquero and Jack Leas to sweep Beaver Falls in tennis action Wednesday afternoon.

Squicquero and Leas both swept their singles matches in impressive 6-0, 6-0 fashion while the Panther boys doubles groupings of Blake Weber/Lucas Mansel (7-5, 6-3) and Hunter Paff/Mike Knauff (6-3, 6-1) also collected victories on the afternoon.

Ellwood City boys tennis squad traveled to Neshannock for match play and were shut down by the Lancers squad.  The Wolverines did not collect a match win on the afternoon as they fell 5-0 to Neshannock in Ellwood City’s last section match of the season.

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PHOTOS: Annual Easter Egg Hunt packs Ewing Park

Clear and beautiful skies met candy seeking boys and girls in Ewing Park as many took off in search of eggs during the 20th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning.

Over 6,000 eggs were given out on the day including 25 golden eggs and many other prizes. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the planning committee was giving away 20 chocolate bunnies from Rosalands Candy to 20 lucky children.

Other activities that took place on Saturday included a balloon artist, face painting, craft areas, mascots including ‘Hoppy the Easter Bunny’, a Chinese Auction, and music.

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PHOTOS: Tedys, Cleckley help secure Riverside track victory

The Riverside track and field team used strong individual efforts by Aaron Tedys and Marcel Cleckley to secure a victory for the boys squad as the Panthers split its track meet Tuesday afternoon against Mohawk Warriors.

The boys squad collected a 83-64 victory over the Warrior boys while the Riverside girls squad fell 80.5-69.5 to the Lady Warriors.

Tedys collected victories in the 100m, 200m, and 400m track events along with a victory in the long jump (20’11.5″) while Cleckley swept the hurdles (100m and 300m).  Cleckley was also part of the boys 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams that both collected victories.

For the girls, Jessica Kelosky was strong on the track with victories in the 100m, 200m, and 400m events.  Kelosky also was part of the Riverside 4x100m relay team that collected a victory with a relay time of 0:52.6.

Riverside track and field squads will be back in action on Thursday with a home meet versus Union.

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PHOTOS: Howells, Pacella, Pettner power Panthers in victory over Tigers

The Riverside Panthers used multi-hit games from Vinny Howells and Peyton Pacella and a two-run fifth frame to pull away from Beaver Falls and collect a 3-1 victory Wednesday afternoon.

Howells collected a double for the Panthers and scored two of the teams three runs on the afternoon.  Jason Pettner also collected a double in the victory for the Panthers (3-1 overall) who posted six hits as a team on the afternoon.

Pettner was also the victor on the mound for Riverside, tossing a complete game and striking out nine Tiger hitters while allowing only five hits over his seven innings of work.

Riverside hosts Laurel Friday afternoon in section play and will travel to Mohawk on Monday afternoon before returning home again next Wednesday.

The Ellwood City Wolverine baseball squad saw an early 1-0 lead vanish and quickly spiral into a 9-1 loss Wednesday afternoon to Shenango.  The Wildcats scored nine runs across its final three frames to pull away in the section 5-AA victory.  Sophomore Austin Richard took the loss for the Wolverines who next hosts Mohawk Friday afternoon.  Ellwood City will be on the road next Monday (@Beaver) and Wednesday (@Laurel) to continue section play.

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PHOTOS: Greco strong on mound, Wolverines fall to Ambridge

Wolverine pitcher Skyla Greco struck out eight Ambridge hitters over her complete game performance, but Ellwood City girls softball team fell in their Section 1-AAA contest 4-2 Tuesday afternoon at Stiefel Park.

Ambridge used two, 2-run innings in the third and fourth frames to jump out to an early lead and held on despite a late Wolverines surge.  Ellwood City collected five hits on the afternoon and were led offensively by Mallory Swogger and Allesandra McKelvey whom each collected extra base hits in defeat.

The Wolverines (3-1 overall, 1-1 Section 1-AAA) will next travel to Central Valley on Thursday afternoon before hosting West Allegheny on Saturday.

Riverside used a late rally to come from behind and defeat Laurel 8-7 in nine innings in section play for both squads Tuesday afternoon.  The Panthers used two runs in the seventh inning to force extra innings.  Riverside (3-0 overall) hosts Freedom Thursday afternoon

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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: Bigfoot: The Movie holds meet and greet

National Grind hosted a meet and greet Friday Night with some of the cast and crew from Bigfoot the movie that has resumed filming in this area.

People gathered to meet the cast and crew and to see if there were the lucky winner of two drawings that concluded at the end of the night. Drawings were conducted for four rounds of golf at Olde Stonewall and a $200.00 gift certificate for Shakespeare’s Restaurant.

One of the notable cast members in the upcoming film Bigfoot: The Movie includes ‘Pittsburgh Dad’ Curt Wootten who has gained online fame with many videos capturing ‘yinzer’ life in Pittsburgh.

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