By Todd Palmatier
The Ellicottville Eagles boys’ varsity basketball team finished out their 2014-15 campaign on a winning note with a 87-50 victory over the North Collins Eagles. The Eagles had 5 players who had double figure scores: Elliot Bowen had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks, Phalla Musall had 17 points, 7 assists and 4 steals, Jonas Hurlburt had 16 points, Griffin Chudy had a double-double (10 points & 10 rebounds) and Austin Grinols had 10 points. The Eagles finished the season 12-7 overall and 6-3 in the league. They have earned the 5th seed in the playoffs and will again take on North Collins (0-18 overall & 0-9 league) next week on Feb. 25 (time and location to be determined).
The Eagles girls’ varsity basketball team’s games last week were snowed out, but they will finish the final regular season game on Thursday, Feb 19 at 6 p.m., which also is senior night. The team has locked down 5th place in playoffs as well and will host a game on Feb. 26 (time and location to be determined).
The Eagles grade 3/4 Co-Ed Basketball team competed in the Hill Warner tourney last weekend and came home 3rd out of 11 teams. The team was led by Owen Chudy, Allison Rowland, Liam Jimerson, Giancarlo Nuzzo, Dylayla Alexander, Errol Moore, Brad John and Itza Chavaria. The team was coached by Dawn Rowland. The team performed great for their first-ever played tournament.
The Ellicottville Eagle wrestlers competed in the Port Allegany tournament over the weekend and Zac Clark, Noah Morlock and Simon Clark each came home with 2nd place finishes.
ECLVWV Little League baseball and softball is gearing up for the upcoming season and will be holding sign-ups in Ellicottville, Little Valley, Cattaraugus, West Valley and East Otto. Children ages 4-16 are eligible to play at various levels. The cost to sign up is $25 for one child; $45 for 2 children; and $60 for families with more than 3 or more children participating. The league is doing Zap A Snack and Yankee Candle fundraisers. There is a $30 opt-out fee ($45 total for families with more than one child) if you do not participate in the fundraiser agreement.
The cost to play Junior and Senior League Baseball and Softball is $60 per player. The season begins after High School baseball has concluded. This is a travel league. The first sign-up opportunity in Ellicottville will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Elementary School lobby.
The Little League program is looking for VOLUNTEERS.