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Ellwood City seeks postseason berth

By Karen Kadilak
Ellwood City football coach Don Phillips has been feeling redundant lately. Seniors are so motivated, he said, they need little guidance from him. “It’s a very close-knit group,” Phillips said. “They get (practices) started or bring (friends) to practice.” The Wolverines are counting on that leadership to carry them to the WPIAL Class ...
Steel Valley softball continues unlikely playoff run
By Jerin Steele
There’s an old adage coaches preach to their players: Don’t take what happens on the field with you to the plate. Steel Valley pitcher Maddie Cotter exemplified that Tuesday. After giving up a game-tying home run in the bottom of the seventh, Cotter laced a triple down the right-field line to ...
Quaker Valley boys capture PIAA Class AA swimming and diving title
By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — Given the distance between Western Pennsylvania and Bucknell University, it seemed fitting WPIAL swimmers did some of their best work in the lengthiest events on the second day of the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships. Highlands’ Bailey Bonnett and West Allegheny’s Jarod Kehl won the 500-yard freestyle ...
Four WPIAL standouts capture gold on 1st day of PIAA championships
By Doug Gulasy
Matthew Kwalick didn’t want to come up short twice. Certainly not twice within an hour. Disappointed with his performance as part of Quaker Valley’s 200-yard medley relay team, a motivated Kwalick came from behind to win the 200 individual medley on the first day of the PIAA Class AA championships ...
Ellwood City swimmer expects to improve at PIAA meet
By Karen Kadilak
Something that hampered Ellwood City sophomore Taylor Petrak at the WPIAL Class AA girls swimming championship meet Friday and Saturday is expected to help her ...
Davis takes advantage of open shots as Ford City downs Ellwood City 50-40
By Matt Grubba
Ford City found space in the Ellwood City defense, and more often than not, Christina Davis was the open player. Davis scored a game-high 28 ...
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