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EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- In a commanding display of skill and teamwork, the East Liverpool High School girls’ basketball team secured a decisive victory over Beaver Local High School with a final score of 62-25. The game, played with intensity and determination, showcased East Liverpool’s dominance on both ends of the court.

From the opening tip-off, East Liverpool established their authority, building a substantial lead early in the game. The team’s offensive prowess, coupled with their tenacious defense, proved too much for Beaver Local to handle throughout all four quarters.

The first quarter set the tone for East Liverpool’s dominance, as they surged ahead to a commanding 18-5 lead. Their relentless pressure and precision shooting kept Beaver Local on the back foot, unable to mount a significant comeback.

As the game progressed, East Liverpool maintained their momentum, displaying exceptional skill and cohesion on both offense and defense. The team’s balanced scoring attack, led by Aynsley Galeoti with 14 points and Kenzie Headley with 16 points, showcased their depth and versatility on the court.

East Liverpool’s defensive efforts were equally impressive, limiting Beaver Local’s scoring opportunities and forcing turnovers. The team’s collective hustle and determination kept Beaver Local at bay, allowing East Liverpool to maintain control of the game from start to finish.

For Beaver Local, Karsyn Bowyer led the scoring effort with 5 points, supported by contributions from Addi Eells, Tori Druschel, and Bella McLevey. Despite their efforts, Beaver Local struggled to contain East Liverpool’s offensive onslaught and fell short in their bid to narrow the deficit.

The game also featured impressive three-point shooting from both teams, with Beaver Local sinking four triples, including shots from Bowyer, Druschel, McLevey, and Calli Sorge. East Liverpool answered with five three-pointers, with notable contributions from All Furman, Cate Davis, and Kenzie Walker.

As the final buzzer sounded, East Liverpool celebrated a well-deserved victory, further solidifying their position as a formidable force in high school girls’ basketball. The team’s resilience, skill, and unwavering determination serve as a testament to their commitment to excellence on the court.


EAST LIVERPOOL, OH-  The Beaver Local High School boys’ basketball team stormed to victory against Brooke High School with a commanding 67-33 win. The game, held on Thursday, showcased Beaver Local’s prowess on the court, led by standout player Owen Hill, who poured in an impressive 22 points to secure the win.

The victory marked Beaver Local’s second triumph in six games, pushing their season record to 7-9. Meanwhile, Brooke High School, despite their efforts, faced a tough defeat, dropping to an 8-5 record.

From the opening tip-off, Beaver Local established their dominance, racing to a formidable 36-18 halftime lead. Austin Cline played a pivotal role in the early momentum, contributing nine of his 11 points in the first half. Luke Rettos also made his presence felt with eight points, adding to the Beavers’ commanding lead.

Despite Brooke’s efforts to rally, Beaver Local’s relentless offense and staunch defense proved too much to handle. The team’s cohesive play and strategic execution throughout all four quarters kept them firmly in control of the game.

In the junior varsity matchup, Brooke High School managed to secure a victory with a final score of 58-44. Matt Anderson led the charge for Beaver Local with 14 points, showcasing the depth and talent within the program.

Looking ahead, Beaver Local is set to face Bellaire in a highly anticipated Buckeye 8 placement game at noon on Saturday, hosted at Indian Creek. With their recent victory fueling their momentum, the Beavers are poised to continue their pursuit of excellence on the court.

Individual performances also shone brightly for both teams. Peyton Teopfer led Brooke High School with 8 points, supported by Garrett Milam with 6 points and Leyton Toepfer with 9 points. For Beaver Local, Hill’s standout performance was complemented by contributions from Hunter Warrick, Briar Germanovich, and Evan Stephenson, among others.

The game also witnessed impressive three-point shooting, with Brooke sinking three triples courtesy of Milam and Toepfer, while Beaver Local connected on four from downtown, with notable contributions from Warrick, Cline, Anderson, and Aiden Dray.



HUBBARD, OH- In another tense encounter within the Northeast 8 division, Beaver Local faced off against Hubbard, but the Beavers’ struggles against the NE8 persisted as Hubbard’s Garland Warren sealed the game with a 5-yard touchdown run, securing a 29-25 victory for the Eagles with just 1:08 left on the clock.

Beaver Local, entering the game with a 4-2 record, found themselves in familiar territory, as this marked the third of four matchups against Northeast 8 opponents this season, with all previous games resulting in defeats, including encounters against Struthers and Niles. On the other side, Hubbard improved to a matching 4-3 record.

The game unfolded with both teams exchanging blows on the scoreboard:

Beaver Local drew first blood in the opening quarter, as senior quarterback Austin Cline connected with Brock Severs for a 14-yard touchdown pass, establishing a 7-0 lead.

Hubbard quickly responded, with Garland Warren rushing for a 10-yard touchdown, and the Eagles added a successful two-point conversion, taking an 8-7 lead with 1:45 remaining in the first quarter.

Warren continued to shine in the second quarter, breaking free for a 47-yard touchdown run, extending Hubbard’s lead to 15-7.

Beaver Local refused to be outdone, as Cline scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with just 1:02 left in the second quarter. The Beavers added a two-point conversion, sending both teams into halftime with a tied score of 15-15.

Hubbard regained the lead in the third quarter, as Alex Hackwelder executed a 1-yard keeper, making it 22-15 in favor of the Eagles. However, Beaver Local responded swiftly, with Brock Severs returning the ensuing kickoff an impressive 95 yards to tie the game at 22-22 with 7:02 left in the third quarter.

Kaleb Mays added a 21-yard field goal for Beaver Local with just 12 seconds remaining in the third quarter, giving the Beavers a brief lead of 25-22.

Ultimately, the late-game heroics of Garland Warren for Hubbard secured the victory for the Eagles, ending Beaver Local’s hopes of a comeback.

As Beaver Local prepares for their next challenge, a road game against Indian Creek, they will look for the comforts of their conference schedule to close out the year.


EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- In a deeply rooted football matchup that showcased the East Liverpool Potters against the Indian Creek team, it was the Potters who secured a convincing 27-7 victory.

The first quarter set the tone for the game, as Jaymin Haney of the East Liverpool Potters executed a 1-yard touchdown run, propelling his team to an early 7-0 lead. The Potters wasted no time in making their presence felt on the field.

As the game progressed into the second quarter, the Potters continued to assert their dominance. A 36-yard pass from their quarterback Gavin Wright connected with Burchett, extending their lead to 13-0. The Indian Creek team responded with determination, managing a 9-yard touchdown run by Zach Byard, closing the gap to 13-7.

However, the East Liverpool Potters weren’t done yet. They orchestrated a spectacular 98-yard touchdown pass, with Wright delivering a school record-breaking throw to his teammate Burchett. This play further solidified the Potters’ lead at 20-7, showcasing their prowess in execution thus far in 2023.

The momentum carried into the fourth quarter, where the Potters continued to shine. Gavin Wright, displaying his running talents, achieved a 12-yard touchdown run, further extending the Potters’ advantage to 27-7. This final touchdown sealed the victory for the Potters, capping off a remarkable display of offensive prowess and determination.

East Liverpool moves to 2-0 on the season.


EAST LIVERPOOL OH- Beaver Local picked up a Buckeye 8 championship over Union local. The scores were 25-19, 16-25, 25-19, 25-18.

Bailey Bowersock had 7 kills and 14 digs. Emma Joseph had 19 assist and 7 digs. Elizabeth Kolkowski had 4 kills and 5 blocks. Kodi Kinsey had 26 digs. Leah Riccardo had 2 kills and 7 digs. Grace Hill had 15 kills and 5 blocks. Brooke Talbot had 16 kills, 18 assists and 12 digs. Chloe Reed had 7 digs. The Beavers play again Saturday at Edison with freshman starting at 9am.

Coach Sarah Lowe: they say offense wins games but Defense wins championships, tonight was a true attest to that as our defense lead the charge picking up dig after dig of a hard fought union local offense. Our setters were then able to place the ball and our hitters then fired hard with strategically placed swings to help pick up the win this evening. It’s been five years since we won the Buckeye 8 championship tonight is a good mile marker on the season!

Senior Grace Hill: From the pass to the set to the hit everyone was on and energetic. It felt so good to come out against this strong team and win the Buckeye 8 Championship in front of our home fans.

Senior Kodi Kinsey: We gave everything we had tonight. Playing against a team who took the championship title last year, gave us all that extra spark. We played like a true family and got the outcome we have been seeking. I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of our team.

*Contributed By Sarah Lowe.


EAST LIVERPOOL, OH – We are officially under 24 hours away from kicking off the 2021 high school football season as head coach, Mike McKenzie, and the Beaver Local Beavers will look to build upon last season’s success and create a buzz for the Beavers fans. Up first for the Beavers will be a home game as they will welcome Indian Valley to town on Friday night.

YSN’s own, Michael McKenzie, was able to sit down with Coach McKenzie this week to outline the upcoming season, talk about how last season effected him and his program, what he and his staff have in store for this season, and so much more!

Check out this very special edition of Beaver Local football coach’s corner with head coach, Mike McKenzie!



EAST LIVERPOOL, OH – Coming off a COVID season in 2020 where the East Liverpool Lady Potters had a shortened season, head coach Ryian Burson has this year’s team eager and excited to get back on the field and try to make some noise!

Coach Burson is looking to continue building the softball program and continue to develop the girls to improve off of the previous season. Coach Burson has the East Liverpool faithful optimistic headed into this season! The East Liverpool Lady Potters will open the season on the road on Monday, March 29th, as they travel down the road to Richmond Edison to take on the Wildcats.

YSN’s own, BIlly McCartney and Quinn Puskar, were able to catch up with Coach Burson this week to discuss the excitement around the Lady Potters upcoming season, what some of Coach’s expectations are for this season, and a team preview about some of the key players who will be making an impact on the diamond throughout the course of the season!

Check out this exclusive softball sneak peak at the East Liverpool Lady Potters with head coach, Ryian Burson!



RICHMOND, OH – Not only did COVID take the baseball season away from the Edison Wildcats, it also took away a little excitement from the community that was looking forward to the season! Have no fear however because Edison baseball is back and better than ever! Head coach, Mike Collopy is returning for his 14th season at the command and his Wildcats are ready to get on the diamond.

Collopy has compiled a 255-94 record and is coming off a season (2019) where the Wildcats were district, OVAC, and Buckeye 8 runners up. Collopy will lean heavily upon his three seniors, Joe Booth, Blake Connelly, Jayden Sanders, to provide a lot of leadership this season while helping develop some of their younger teammates. The Wildcats are looking to the future though as the underclassmen/newcomers to the varsity team this year will be thrusted into the lineup come opening night. Coach Collopy and the Edison Wildcats will look to continue their previous success and traditions this season as their first game is scheduled for March 29th on the road at East Liverpool.

YSN’s own, BIlly McCartney and Quinn Puskar, were able to take a trip down to Richmond Edison to talk to Coach Collopy about this upcoming season, to get a feel for the hype and excitement for Wildcats baseball to be back, to see what his expectations are this season, as well as, some of the key players to look out for this season!

Check out this exclusive baseball preview of the Edison Wildcats with head coach, Mike Collopy!



RICHMOND, OH – Coming off a COVID season in 2020 where the Edison Lady Wildcats had a shortened and rather “messed up” season, head coach Spencer Bendle has this year’s team eager and ready to get back on the field!

Bendle is entering his 23rd season as head coach and has compiled a 366-210 record while winning six district titles at the helm of the Lady Wildcats. Bendle will look upon his three seniors, Kiley Babel, Madison Brenstuhl, and Hannah Christoff, to provide a lot of leadership this season while helping develop some of their younger teammates into the softball players everyone expects at Edison! Coach Bendle and the Edison Lady Wildcats will look to continue their previous success and traditions this season as their first game is scheduled for March 29th on the road at East Liverpool.

YSN’s own, BIlly McCartney and Quinn Puskar, were able to take a trip down to the home of the Lady Wildcats to talk to Coach Bendle about this season and to get a feel for what his expectations are this season, as well as, some of the key players to look out for this season!

Check out this exclusive softball sneak peak at the Edison Lady Wildcats with head coach, Spencer Bendle!