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East Liverpool’s Jalen Moman heads up the field as Weir’s Tyler Komorowski goes for the tackle on Friday in Weirton.

Red Riders put it to East Liverpool

By RALPH COX Sports correspondent WEIRTON, W.Va. — Weir High took a big step toward securing their third straight playoff appearance Friday night with a convincing 41-6 victory over East Liverpool inside Jimmy Carey Stadium. The Red Riders (6-3) went into the game ranked 18th and have ...

Beaver Local’s Luke Call looks to pass against Martins Ferry on Friday.

Beavers shut out again

BY DAN SANTARELLI Staff Writer CALCUTTA — Beaver Local and Martins Ferry both came into to Friday night’s contest looking to make a statement as the playoff hunt heats up, but Martins Ferry made its case with a 41-0 win over the Beavers. Both teams entered the game in ninth place in ...

Southern Local puts a scare into league-leading Columbiana

By LOWELL SPENCER Sports Correspondent COLUMBIANA—Trap games are so, so dangerous. Just ask Columbiana Clipper head football coach Bob Spaite. His Clippers scored with only 1:01 remaining in the game to pull out a 22-18 nail bitter over the Southern Indians Friday. The victory sets ...

Oak Glen runners compete at regional

BERKLEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Oak Glen’s boys and girls competed in the West Virginia Class AA-A Region No. 1 cross country meet on Thursday at Warm Springs Middle School. Oak Glen’s Nathan Atkinson had a strong finish wth a 17th place showing in the boys race (18:10). Also for Oak Glen, ...

Suggs goes for 328 against Leetonia

LEETONIA—It was the Derrick Suggs and Roman Ferry show in Wellsville’s 42-35 win over Leetonia on Friday night in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference encounter. Suggs rushed for 328 yards on 33 carries and had four touchdowns to carry the Tigers (2-7, 1-5) to their first league win of ...

East Liverpool’s Sharnae Wilson and Skye Stokes team up for a block during Thursday’s Div. II sectional match against Zanesville at Potter Fieldhouse.

Potters off and running

BY DAN SANTARELLI Staff Writer EAST LIVERPOOL—The second-seeded East Liverpool Potters started tournament play with a 25-7, 25-10, 25-15 win over 19th-seeded Zanesville in a Div. II sectional final on Thursday night. East Liverpool is now 21-2 on the season and advance to take on ...

WEEK NINE FOOTBALL FORECAST

East Liverpool at Weir, 7 p.m. Friday WHAT’S AT STAKE: Weir High (5-3) hasn’t been healthy for most of the year and it’s possible that the Red Riders will have quarterback Tyler Komorowski back from a knee injury against the Potters (3-5). Weir is sitting on the outside looking in at ...

Potters ready for a focused Weir squad

WEIRTON — The Weir High football team heads into the ninth game of the season with coach Tony Filberto and his staff possibly having to make more decisions than they do in a normal preparation for an opponent. The Red Riders head into the home stretch with a must win situation against ...

Beaver Local advances to district

CALCUTTA—Third-seeded Beaver Local downed 14h-seeded Cambridge 25-21, 26-24, 28-26 in a Div. II volleyball sectional final Thursday. For the Beavers, Morgan Bouscher had four kills. Megan Buchheit had two aces, four kills, 16 assists and 13 points. Abbey Jackson had six kills. Madi Kendall ...

JUNIOR HIGH

Big Mountain Conference Championship Oak Glen vs. Beaver Local 7th Grade: Oak Glen won 25-18, 25-21 on Wednesday night. Oak Glen: Olivia Munoz 12 points. Sydney Smith 11 points. Alexus Greenlief seven points. Next: Oak Glen vs. Wellsburg at Edison, 5:30 p.m. Monday