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COLUMBIANA OH- The last time these two teams met, it went into extra innings.  This time, the exact same thing happened, but, who would be the one to come out on top at Firestone Park as the 16-7 Columbiana Clippers took on the 10-12 East Liverpool Potters.  


The first three innings of the game saw the fielding play the advantage with both teams not giving each other any inch.  However, the top of the fourth is when things changed.  The Potters got the first runs when Paxton Grimes singled on a ground ball to center field, having freshman Jake Smith head home.  They would get two more runs when Evan Tice and Grimes once again scored from a wild pitch and a grounder making it three to nothing.  


However, the Clippers didn’t go away.  They would get three unanswered runs from Cameron Sloan who went home off of a ground ball,  Seth Spooner who got home from a line drive off of Logan Hoschar.  The talented fielding on each end continued as once again these two would head to extra innings.  


The Potters got another run in the top of the eighth as Mason Ludwig had a pop up which sent Tice home once again.  The next run was then from Devin Toothman who scored from Trent Davis double to left field making it five to three.  


After a few outs, it was Columbianas turn in a do or die situation.  The inning would come into favor as junior Brady Krindler hit a ground ball which reached an error by the senior second baseman Derek Klein.  McElwain would score from that play cutting it now to only a one run game with the Clippers sending it into the ninth inning and going 2-0 in the series.  


However, this time extra innings did not go their way as Trevor Dearing popped a fly ball to left field which was caught by Anderson Fitch giving East Liverpool the big upset five to four and some momentum heading into their last game and the tournament.  


Jake Smith led the Potters to a victory allowing three hits and one run, striking out one and walking one. Derek Klein started the game and Paxton Grimes got some pitching time too.  


Logan Hoschar took the loss for the Clippers, surrendering two runs on one hit over an inning, striking out one and walking one.  Zach Pleska started the game on the mound, allowing three runs on four hits, striking out 13 and walking one. 


Up Next

East Liverpool (11-12) look to end their regular season at .500 as they face rival Beaver Local (10-10).  These two teams are tied in a series this season, as East Liverpool got a 12-1 victory but the Beavers won the first time around 7-5.  Tomorrow at one at East Liverpool, we see who wins the series.  Game is set for 1pm Saturday. 


Columbiana (16-8) will head to Salem on Monday the 17th to face the Quakers (21-3).  Game will be at 5pm.  


*Contributed by YSN’s Ian O’Brien*


EAST LIVERPOOL, OH – The East Liverpool Potters and head coach, Brian May, are eager and ready to get some games underway as the Potters are primed to make some noise in the Valley this year especially after COVID took away their previous season.

Coach May and the Potters are returning two seniors and two juniors with some valuable varsity baseball experience. Paxton Grimes and Devin Toothman are two names that Potters fans should get used to hearing as they are both poised for a breakout seasons this year! East Liverpool is scheduled to open up their season on season on Saturday, March 27th, on the road at Southern Local.

YSN’s own, BIlly McCartney and Quinn Puskar, were given the ability to meet Coach May this week to discuss the upcoming season of Potters baseball, 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 season!

Check out this exclusive baseball preview on the East Liverpool Potters with head coach, Brian May!



COLUMBIANA OH- East Liverpool had all their offensive weapons with them on Tuesday when they traveled to Crestview. The Potters erupted for 85 points on the Rebels to win 85-72.

Zavea Green led the way for the Potters with an impressive 26 points. Cole Dailey was right behind him with 25 points to add to the Potters offense. Cameron Beverly was also in double figures with 15 points.

Drake Golden carries the scoring for the Rebels scoring 26. Kirkland Miller chopped in with 14. Anthony Cusick was also in double figures as he added 12.

East Liverpool returns to action next Tuesday as they travel to Beaver Local. Crestview will stay at home as they host Heartland Christian on Tuesday.


SALEM OH- With both teams eliminated from the playoffs, Salem and East Liverpool renewed one of the longest standing rivalries in the state of Ohio on Friday Night. After 48 minutes, with little not much score to show, the Quakers came out on top 14-7 over the Potters in the defensive struggle.

Same struck first with a little over a minute left in the 1st quarter on a 47-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Johnson to Blaize Exline, but the Potters would respond in the 2nd with a touchdown strike of their own to tie the game at seven apiece at halftime.
Salem would get on the board again in the 3rd with a short pass from Johnson to Jax Booth for 6 more plus the extra point to take a 14-7 lead, which would prove to be enough to hold on for the win.
The Quaker defense came up with a couple huge stops in the fourth quarter to end the Liverpool hopes of a comeback and preserve the victory.
Salem (5-4) does not have an opponent yet for week 10, but is scheduled to take on United the following week.
*Contributed By YSN’s Jarrod Niederhiser


BELOIT OH- West Branch was flying high into week 5 with a record of 4-0. This coming off a 2019 season where the Warriors won only 2 games. Calling it a turn around would be an understatement as the Warriors faced down their next challenge against East Liverpool. The Warriors traded blows with the Potters back and forth, but eventually found enough plays to win 34-28.

Brock Hillyer returned to the lineup going 16-25 with 208 yards and 3 TDs. Alek Wilson barreled in to the end zone to score what ended up being the game winner with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game. The Warriors ran for a total of 117 yards.

The Potters outgained the Warriors 331-313, but it wasn’t enough to prevail. The ground game was working for East Liverpool as they gained 275 yards on the ground on 40 carries. Howie Williams has 23 of those carries with 188 yards. He scored twice, once on the ground and once through the air.

West Branch now sets their sights on Canton South Friday in a game that will decide the EBC title. The Potters will close out their season next Friday at Edison.


EAST LIVERPOOL OH- Friday night in East Liverpool Crestview brought their lunch pails to Potter Town and went to work. It was complete domination as the Rebels ran away with a 22-6 victory.

Crestview outgained the Potters 340-50 on Friday night on their way to the win. William Hardenbrook was virtually unstoppable. He finished the night with 198 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ethan Powell also scored a touchdown from 13 yards away.

The Rebels have won 3 in a row to bring their record to 3-1. They’ll move on to host Newton Falls in Week 5. East Liverpool will drop to 2-2 and face a tough road test traveling to West Branch.


EAST LIVERPOOL OH- The Potters have to deal with their first taste of adversity after losing to St Clairesville in week 3 34-20.  There is no rest for the weary in East Liverppol as the Potters prepare for a tough test in Crestview.  The Rebels come in to this week with the same record as the Potters.  They’ve won two in a row after dropping their season opener to Champion.

YSN’s Tommy Pease had the opportunity to catch up with Coach Lud this week to talk about how the Potters plan to bounce back after losing in week 3.  They discuss what they can learn from their loss, what to expect from the matchup with Crestview, and much more.  Get ready for an exciting week of Potters football in week 4 with Episode 3 of Coach’s Corner with Josh Ludwig.

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CANFIELD OH- With a big conference matchup with Lakeview looming, South Range looked to sharpen up outside of the conference. East Liverpool brought more than the Raiders could handle however, as they dominated a sweep (25-22 25-20 25-17).

The Potters proved resilient all day. Every time the Raiders string together points, Liverpool would not panic and answer right back limiting the damage. That tenacity was in full show in set one when the Raiders had a 21-17 lead late in the set. Calm cool, and collected East Liverpool responded and grabbed a 23-22 lead, and finished to win the set 25-22.

More of the same thing happened in set two when the Raiders jumped out to a 5-1 lead to start set one, but East Liverpool once again fought right back to tie, and eventually push ahead. They’d go on to win set two 25-20, and use a strong start to cruise in set three 25-17.

Sharnae Wilson was everywhere on the day. She finished with 16 kills and 4 blocks. Addison Galeoti played some under the radar defense collecting a solid 24 digs. Alexa Aldrich showed off her range as a setter and finished with 18 assists.

Izzy Lamparty led the Raiders in kills with 7. Jamie Feren set well in the Raiders 6-2 rotation finishing with 7 assists, she also served up 2 aces. Reagan Irons and Julia Blasko both led with 18 digs.

South Range will regroup on Monday and travel to Boardman.


EAST LIVERPOOL, OH – Week two saw Coach Josh Ludwig and the East Liverpool Potters travel down to Wintersville to take on Indian Creek. The Potters asserted themselves and were rewarded with a 34-13 victory. Up next for East Liverpool will be another road game as they will travel to St. Clairesville Friday night.

YSN’s own, Tommy Pease, had the opportunity to catch up with Coach Lud to discuss last week’s big victory but also what the Potters need to do to keep winning in week three. They also talked about what we can expect from East Liverpool as the playoffs begin to sneak up on us, all that and more!

This week’s episode of East Liverpool Football Coach’s Corner with head coach, Josh Ludwig, is LIVE!


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EAST LIVERPOOL, OH – Although the 2020 football season is shortened, Coach Josh. Ludwig and the East Liverpool Potters are still excited to get started and make some noise this year! Coach Lud and the Potters will play host to their rival, the Beaver Local Beavers, in week one.

YSN’s own, Tommy Pease, caught up with Coach Ludwig to talk about the potential for a special season in Potter country but also what to expect in week one against a big time rival!

All that and more in this week’s episode of East Liverpool Football Coach’s Corner with head coach, Josh Ludwig!


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