Local Sports

Potters let one slip away

EAST LIVERPOOL — Weir High dug itself a hole in the first half, but used a strong defensive performance and big plays on specials teams to come back for a much-needed 29-28 win over East Liverpool at Patterson Field. “We went in and halftime and talked to the kids,” Weir coach Tony ...

Tribe alive!

SALINEVILLE—Faced with one of the biggest games in program history, the Southern Local football team came out with a focused intensity right from the start and delivered a night the players, fans and coaches won’t soon forget. The Indians dominated every facet of the game and turned one ...

Martins Ferry lays it on the line vs. Beaver

MARTINS FERRY — Entering Friday evening’s game on a rare two-game skid, the Martins Ferry Purple Riders found an opportune time to right the ship, taking a convincing 40-15 victory over invading Beaver Local. The victory gives the Riders much needed momentum headed into next Friday’s ...

Wellsville is Leetonia’s first league victim in 36 games

WELLSVILLE — Alex Waterbeck’s 86-yard kickoff return at the start of the second half and Leetonia’s goal-line stand at the end of it gave Leetonia a 10-7 win over Wellsville Friday for their first Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference victory. It also snaps a 36-game league losing streak for ...

Oak Glen blasts Bees

FAIRMONT — Oak Glen was on the march as the Golden Bears struck down East Fairmont 43-0 on Friday night. The Golden Bears are 5-4, while East Fairmont fell to 0-8. Oak Glen used the game against the overmatched Bees to spread out the scoring which included two interception returns for ...

Devils downed at EP

EAST PALESTINE—East Palestine’s Parker Sherry had 372 yards and four touchdowns through the air and had 86 yards rushing with a touchdown as East Palestine handled Lisbon 62-8 on Friday. East Palestine moves to 5-4 and 4-2 in the league. Lisbon falls to 3-6, 1-5. Dominic Posey had ...

South Side triumphs

MCDONALD, Pa. — The South Side Beaver Rams added another to the win column by knocking off Fort Cherry 21-14 on Friday night. South Side improves to 7-2 and 5-2 in the Three Rivers Conference. Fort Cherry is 2-7, 1-5. The Rams close the regular season at Steel Valley next Friday. ...

Tigers, Knights set for district

From Staff Reports COLUMBIANA—The top-seeded Wellsville volleyball team rolled to another tournament victory Thursday with a 25-6, 25-13, 25-10 sweep over eighth-seeded Columbiana at Columbiana High School. The Tigers, who are ranked 12th in Div. IV, improve to 22-1 and will take on ...

PREP FOOTBALL FORECAST

Friday, October 19 Weir at East Liverpool, 7:30 p.m. East Liverpool (5-3) needs a win here to be on the right path to its first playoff berth since 2010. Weir (6-2) is barely hanging on for its playoff life in West Virginia Class AA in the 13th position. The Potters have not beaten the Red ...

Beavers put 15 by Cambridge

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local’s girls soccer team got off on the right foot with a 15-0 win over Cambridge in a Div. II sectional contest on Wednesday at Beaver Local High School. Eleven different Beavers scored in the win. The Beavers (11-6) advance to meet St. Clairsville in the district ...