By Todd Palmatier
ECS Eagles fall sports have come to an end! Last weekend the Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Soccer teams were beaten back by Jasper Troupsburg of Section 5. The girls suffered a 1-0 defeat on a questionable goal, while the boys lost 4-0.
ECS winter sports are starting to amp up! Boys’ Varsity Basketball will be coached by second-year coach, Dave McCann. McCann is returning with core players from his 2012 team. The Boys’ JV team will be led by Matt Finn and Boys’ Modified by Chris Keenan. The Girls’ Varsity Basketball team will be led by first-year coach, Chad Bartoszek, while the Girls’ JV team will be coached by Katie Taylor. Additionally, the Girls’ Modified team will be coached by Tammy Eddy.
The school will also be participating in Alpine Skiing and Bowling for the winter sports season. Remember, the Fall Sports Banquet will be held on Nov. 25 at ECS and is a catered affair sponsored by the Ellicottville Sports Boosters.
In youth sports, the Ellicottville YMCA Basketball teams played last Friday with the 8-9 year old and 12-13 year old teams upping their records to 2-0 respectively. The 10-11 year olds lost a close battle to the Olean Pacers and fell to 0-2.
Ellicottville Youth Basketball will begin in December 2013. Flyers will soon be going home with students. Look for signup dates, which are to be posted here in the Ellicottville Times. Last but not least, Ellicottville Wrestling is practicing hard and preparing for upcoming tournaments.