Sports Briefing

Hoppel Rodeo this weekend

WEST POINT–Cowboys and Cowgirls from 16 states and Canada, including several local competitors will be competing at the annual Hoppel’s Championship Rodeo Friday and Saturday at West Point. Action begins at 7 p.m. each night. Advanced tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Giant Eagle locations in Salem, Calcutta and East Liverpool, as well as Save A Lot locations in Wellsville and Rogers. Thickets can also be purchased at Sparkle in East Palestine, Campbell’s Signs and Apparel in Calcutta, Dairy Queen in Lisbon and JT Pitstop in Lisbon. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com. Tickets at the gate are $15 for ages 13 and older and $10 for ages 4-12. Children three and under will be admitted for free. Friday is Veterans Night, with all veterans admitted free with a military I.D. There will be an F&V fireworks display after the performance on Saturday. For more information, call (330) 424-2051.

Chester stays unbeaten

BOARDMAN–The Chester Old Timers improved to 7-0 with a 6-5 win over Niles Sunday at the Boardman Field of Dreams. Bill Sattler pitched a complete game to earn the victory. Chester was led at the plate by Mike Logston with a double and a single. Jub Whittaker, Mike Brennan, Steve Bell, Doug Comm and Paul Snatchko each had two hits. Chester is back in action at 2:30 p.m. Sunday against Warren at East Liverpool High School.