Furst, Sainato named to softball all-state team
Consistency paid off for two of Lawrence County’s most elite softball players. Amanda Furst of Neshannock and Kara Sainato of Ellwood City Lincoln were named to the 2012 Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association All-State Team.
Ellwood schools budget keeps taxes steady
The Ellwood City school board held the line on taxes and spending by shrinking staff in its 2012-13 budget. At its June meeting, the board gave final approval to the spending plan that keeps taxes at 15.81 mills. One mill generates about $430,000.
Super Grads 1: Meet Nolan Duncan of Ellwood
Facing the end of high school is tough. Facing it from a hospital bed is even tougher. For Lincoln High School graduate Nolan Duncan, it’s just reality. After sustaining a lower back injury in a fall from a bridge, Duncan found himself stuck in a hospital bed on the night of commencement.
WPIAL Class AA Baseball: Ellwood tops rival Riverside to win title
A strong offense put the Ellwood City Lincoln High baseball program back on top of the WPIAL landscape. Zach Mathias recorded three of the Wolverines’ 11 hits in a 9-7 WPIAL Class AA championship win over crosstown rival Riverside yesterday at Washington’s Consol Energy Park.
WPIAL Title Games: Dates and times set for Neshannock, Ellwood
The road to a championship goes through Consol Energy Park for the Neshannock and Ellwood City Lincoln baseball teams. The Wolverines (20-2) will square off against Riverside (18-5) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Consol Energy Park,
Athlete of the Week: Ellwood City’s Greg Lynn
Commencement could be an interesting day for Ellwood City Lincoln High’s Greg Lynn — and not for the obvious reasons. Graduation is a big deal for almost every high school student, as well as parents, relatives and friends. That’s exactly why Lynn could be in for long day.
- Photo Gallery: Ellwood vs. Riverside baseball action
- Photo Gallery: New Castle vs. Ellwood City softball
- Photo Gallery: Ellwood vs. Mohawk baseball action
Drill deals being considered by school districts, communities
Marcellus and Utica Shale-related drilling and leases are polka-dotting the landscape of Lawrence County. Several local government entities, including school districts, are considering or have entered land lease offers, and at least three drilling companies are pursuing leases and planning to establish drilling sites throughout the county.
- Furst, Sainato named to softball all-state team