Local Sports

Football season is finally upon us

Another high school football season kicks off tonight with most of the players watching. Columbiana travels to Western Reserve at 7 p.m. today in the only Thursday opener in the area. “I like being the first guy out of the shoot,” Columbiana coach Bob Spaite said. “ We had the summer ...

Potters downed by Creek

MINGO JUNCTION—Statistics can be deceiving. That was the case during the first half of the girls soccer game between Indian Creek and East Liverpool Wednesday evening at Muth Field. The Redskins outshot the Potters by only a margin of 11-10 in the first 40 minutes of play, but the hosts led ...

Southern outlasts Columbiana

COLUMBIANA — Lizzie Willis, Maddie Paxson and Erin Boyle each scored 12 points as Southern Local beat Columbiana, 25-17, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20, Wednesday. Willis also had 38 attacks and 13 kills and Paxson 35 attacks and nine kills. Anna Sevek totaled 17 attacks, six kills and four solo ...

Beavers topple Clippers

EAST LIVERPOOL—Beaver Local used a solid all-around effort to defeat Columbiana 171-193 in girls golf action Wednesday at Turkana. Beaver Local’s Carsyn Hoppel was the medalist with a 41, while Mckenna Kyler added a 42, Reed McGeehan 43 and Hayley Phillips 45. For the Clippers (4-2) ...

Potters edge Redskins

EAST LIVERPOOL — Josh Recktenwald led the offense and Izaiha Browning sparked the defense to guid the East Liverpool boys to a 4-3 win over Indian Creek on Wednesday. Recktenwald scored three goals and Shawn Johnston had the other. Aiden Payne collected three assists. Mikey Argabrite made ...

East Liverpool slips by United

HANOVERTON — East Liverpool evened its mark at 2-2 by edging United, 3-2, Wednesday. East Liverpool will host West Branch today. FIRST SINGLES: Grace Maroscher (U) def. Makayla Arcuragi, 6-1, 6-1. SECOND SINGLES: Frankie Heffinger (U) def. Chloe Stewart, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5. THIRD SINGLES: ...

Done deal: Cavs send Kyrie to Celts

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James. Now he has to figure out how to beat him. Cleveland’s All-Star guard, who asked owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer, was dealt Tuesday night to the Boston Celtics in exchange for star guard Isaiah ...

It’s all about gaining experience for Steelers

The fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers came from behind to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 17-13 Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh was nice, but it was just a preseason game. What is important is the game experience that the younger players picked up, so that eventually the fast pace of the game ...

League play underway for area teams

HANOVERTON —United opened the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference slate by taking down rival Lisbon 25-17, 25-18, 21-25, 25-12 on Tuesday. United was led by Camryn Jarrett with 24 kills, five aces, four digs and two blocks. Cameron Pierson had 27 assists, seven aces eight digs and two blocks. ...

Wellsville is one better than Southern

CALCUTTA — Wellsville defeated Southern 197-198 on Thursday at Beaver Meadows. For Wellsville, Shawn Osborn 54, Luke Green 50, Tres Click 44, Seth Kerner 49 For Southern, Josh Boyle 44, Nick May 55, Tanner Patterson 49, Jared Garner 50. Southern is 3-3. Southern is at Lisbon on ...