SPORTSBRIEFING

Beaver grad in semifinals

POWELL — Beaver Local High School graduate Steve Hale has his team pointed in the direction of a Div. I state title.

The Olentangy Liberty football team, under the direction of Hale, beat Lorain 24-20 on Friday to advance to the state semifinals.

Liberty (13-0) will meet state power Cleveland St. Ignatius (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Mansfield’s Arlin Stadium in the Div. I semifinals.

Potters sell season tickets

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool boys basketball season tickets will be on sale from 5 to 6 p.m. today and Tuesday at the ticket office. Season tickets are $50.

Sign up to be an official

AUSTINTOWN –The Ohio High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for track and field officials.

Anyone interested should log onto GYTOA.com and click on the officiating tab. For more information, contact BJ Duckworth at gytoa@yahoo.com.

Mount Union to travel

ALLIANCE — Mount Union is hitting the road again for its second-round NCAA Div. III football playoff game.

The eighth-ranked Purple Raiders (10-1) will meet sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins (11-0) at noon on Saturday at Homefield in Baltimore.

The Raiders are coming off a 38-21 win at Hobart, while Blue Jays defeated Randolph-Macon (Va.) 42-21 in first round matchups.

This is the second all-time meeting between Johns Hopkins and Mount Union. The Purple Raiders were 55-13 winners in the second round of the 2012 Div. III football playoffs at Mount Union Stadium.

Johns Hopkins is making its sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA playoffs and eighth in school history. All eight trips have come since 2005.

Mount Union has won 12 national championships and has appeared in the Stagg Bowl every year seince 2005.

Tickets for the Johns Hopkins-Mount Union game will go on sale 90 minutes before kickoff. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for youth, college students and senior citizens.

The winner of the Johns Hopkins-Mount Union game will face the winner of Alfred-Western New England on Dec. 3. The location of that game will be announced on Nov. 27.

In other second-round action, Ohio Athletic Conference champion John Carroll will host Wesley at noon on Saturday at Don Shula Stadium.

The Blue Streaks (10-1) earned a playoff victory for the fourth time in program history with a 37-12 win over Olivet on Saturday. Wesley (9-2) advanced with a 38-17 win at home over Stevenson, marking their 13th consecutive first round playoff victory.

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