East Liverpool opens with win
EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool’s girls tennis team scored a 5-0 win over United to open the season on Friday.
FIRST SINGLES: McKenzie Harman (E) def. Emily McKarns, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
SECOND SINGLES: Mallory Barnhouse (E) def. Hannah Baker, 6-2, 6-0
THIRD SINGLES: Haley Spahr (E) def. Hadley Baker, 6-0, 6-2
FIRST DOUBLES: Sydney Cooper-Julia Bricker (E) def. Gianna Davie-Kiley Dangel, 6-0, 6-0.
SECOND DOUBLES: Hannah Swigert-Emily Stoudt (E) def. Taylor Bell-Cindi Stamp, 6-2, 6-3.
Oak Glen golf scramble
CALCUTTA — The Oak Glen Wrestling Golf Scramble will be held Sunday, Aug. 16, at Turkana Golf Course. Registration starts at noon with golf at 1 p.m.
Cost of the four-person scramble is $65 per person. To register, contact Patrick McGillian at (304) 479-2058.
St. Ignatius’ delay of game
CLEVELAND — Cleveland St. Ignatius has suspended all athletic and extracurricular activities until Sept. 8 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Recently less than 10 of our student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19,” principal Anthony Fior said in a letter to parents Friday. “Thankfully none of them are experiencing severe symptoms of the virus. Nevertheless, the number of student-athletes required to quarantine as a result of these positive cases is approaching the level at which we would not be able to safely open school on campus with in person learning.”
The school year is scheduled to begin on Aug. 17. The Wildcats are scheduled to host Mentor on Sept. 5 and Akron Hoban on Sept. 12.
Purple Raiders’ classic win
ALLIANCE — It’s Saturday and that means another classic Mount Union footblal game on WIVM at 8 p.m.
Matt Kostelnik had an interception and blocked punt to put the Purple Raiders on their way to a 49-7 win over previously-undefeated Ohio Northern in front of 6,832 fans at Mount Union Stadium.
Running back Nate Kmic finished with 204 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries, while future NFL receiver Pierre Garcon had 10 catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns — the fifth straight game he had two touchdown receptions — along with a 31-yard touchdown run and a 24-yard kickoff return.
The game is on Channel 39 over the air, Spectrum Channel 989 in Canton and online at WIVMTV.com.
ECHL will open Dec. 4
WHEELING, W.Va. — The ECHL announced it intends to play a full 72-game hockey schedule, but the season’s opening will be delayed by nearly two months and begin on Dec. 4.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Cease worked his way through five shutout innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Friday night.
Cease walked the leadoff man four times and hit a batter, but wiggled out of trouble each time. The right-hander allowed two hits and struck out four.
The Indians went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base, continuing a season-long problem and wasting a terrific start by Civale. They had won three in a row.
Cleveland played without manager Terry Francona and hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo. Francona missed his sixth straight game while addressing a gastrointestinal issue he has been dealing with for months. The team announced before the series opener that Van Burkleo had opted out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus.
Civale (1-2) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked one in seven innings.
The White Sox got their first run in the first. Luis Robert walked, advanced to third on Yoan Moncada’s single to right and scored when Jose Abreu bounced into a double play.