Sometimes, we as fans, concentrate our efforts on the more fan-friendly of high school sports - say football and basketball.
They are, after all, the most popular among the scholastic sports, especially in terms of community attendance.
And praise is heaped - on a weekly basis - on the accomplishments of the star football player or the leading scorer on the basketball floor. And rightly so
But let's be reminded that other teens throughout our area are involved in the sporting realm.
In this instance, let's acknowledge the achievement of a group of young men who are talented on the links - the East Liverpool High School golf team.
For the second-straight school year, these student-athletes will represent the Blue & White at the state level after qualifying for the OHSAA Division II State Tournament slated Oct. 11-12 at Northstar Resort in Sunbury, Ohio.
The Potters' quartet of seniors Blake Prince (1-under-par 71), Joey Cilone (77) and Matt Hilditch (82) and sophomore Isaac Davidson (83) carded a combined 313 at the district tournament to capture the team title.
Those four, along with senior Ryian Burson (90) and sophomore Austin Burson (alternate), make up the 2013 varsity roster.
". . . To get back to the state while going undefeated is very special," Potters golf coach Ben Wright said.
Prince, who will attend Cleveland State on scholarship, was medalist at the district event as he was the lone golfer to break par.
This team is used to the limelight, having qualified for the state tournament a season ago, and finishing sixth. They won or were near the top of every tournament they competed in during 2013, including team wins at the OVAC AAAA Tournament (second-straight) and the Cardinal Classic.
No other Potter golf team has ever accomplished such a feat - qualifying for the state tournament. And these young men have now done it twice.
We salute these Potters on a sensational season, and wish them all the luck next week at the state event.