Beavers, Indians in football playoffs
Beaver Local and Southern Local are hoping to rebound from losses Friday in the state playoffs.
Buckeye 8 North Division champion Beaver Local (7-3) –seeded 10th in Division IV, Region 13 — will travel to seventh-seeded Cleveland Glenville (7-3) at 7 p.m. Friday. The Tarblooders gave up 90 points in their first three games, all losses, before allowing only 29 points over their last three games.
Southern Local (7-3) is seeded seventh in Division VII, Region 25. It will be the first time the Indians have hosted a playoff game.
Southern is hosting 10th-ranked Plymouth (5-4) for the second time this season. Plymouth won at Southern, 28-12, on Sept. 3 after Southern’s game against East Canton was canceled due to COVID-19.
Plymouth is 2-4 since then.
East Liverpool soccer will play in Minerva
EAST LIVERPOOL — The East Liverpool boys soccer team earned a spot in the district semifinals with a 4-2 win over Buckeye 8 rival Indian Creek on Saturday in a Div. II sectional final at Patterson Field.
The Potters, the ninth seed in the tournament, improved to 7-4-4 and will play No. 2 seed Dover at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Minerva High School.
Dover dismantled Harrison Central 8-0 in the other sectional final on Saturday.
The Tornadoes are 14-4-0 and have won six straight.
East Liverpool tied Indian Creek 1-1 in a regular season meeting in August. The Potters had been idle since the regular season finale on Oct. 11.
St. Clairsville blanks Beaver Local
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville siezed a Div. II district semifinal berth by virtue of a 6-0 win over Beaver Local on Saturday in a Div. II sectional boys soccer final.
Beaver Local falls to 6-10-1.
St. Clairsville (15-3-0) ended up outscoring the Beavers 10-0 over two meetings. The Red Devils, the third seed, will meet No. 6 seed New Philadelphia at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in a district semifinal at Cadiz’ Wagner Field.
New Philadelphia advanced via a forfeit over Union Local on Saturday.
Southern traps Badger
COLUMBIANA — Southern Local served up a 25-15, 25-17, 25-13 win over Badger in a Division IV sectional volleyball final on Saturday.
The Indians (18-6), the sixth seed, will face ninth-seeded Jackson-Milton at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in a district semifinal at Lisbon High School.
Leading the way for the Indians were Adriana Gilliam with 16 points, four aces and six kills; Rylee Mellott eight points, two aces, 22 assists and five kills; Ashley Shroades 14 kills and 10 digs; Aleah Bach eight kills and four solo blocks; Ronni Mayfield 16 assists; Hannah Reynolds six points, eight kills and two solo blocks; and Makya Shaw eight digs.
Badger, the 11th-seed, finished with a 17-7 record.
Oak Glen volleyball sweeps three
NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — The Oak Glen volleyball team swept three matches on Saturday.
Oak Glen beat East Fairmont,25-15, 25-14, as Ashlyn Six had eight kills and one ace, Emma Renfro five kills and one ace and Gracie Wright 20 assists.
The Golden Bears topped Magnolia, 25-18, 25-9, as Ashlyn Six had 10 kills and three aces, Madi Blach three kills, Gracie Wright 18 assists and Teya Hall and Sydney Smith each made six digs.
Oak Glen downed Frankfort , 25-18, 25-17, as Ashlyn Six had 15 kills and two aces, Emma Renfro five kills, Makayla Zoellers four kills and Gracie Wright 26 assists.
The Golden Bears are 17-8 on the season.