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EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- There’s a quote that reads “When you know yourself, you are empowered.  When you accept yourself, you are invincible.”  On Tuesday, inside the Potter Fieldhouse, the ninth member of the 1,000 Point Club was inducted into that elite group to jog the courts of ELHS.  Tresean Jackson has not only found and accepted himself and the role on this team, but he has thrived in it.  Jackson led the Potters past rival Indian Creek with a 35 point performance on the way to an 82-39 victory.

Jackson stood at 965 coming into Tuesday night, and as he’s done all season- hit the nail on the head with a near-perfect performance to celebrate a special night in his career.  Tre drilled 5 from beyond the arc, and the rest came from dazzling moves and pull-up jumpers that sent the crowd home smiling.


Also contributing to the victory for the Blue and White were Brennan O’Hara with 4 rebounds and 9 points, Timmy Neal with 10 points and five boards, and Izaiha Browning with 9 points.

Indian Creek’s Mike Krczykowski led the way with 13 points and 4 caroms for his side.  Jacob Wright also contributed with a double-digit effort and 10 points.

East Liverpool (5-0) will now look to battle Meadowbrook this Saturday at the Buckeye 8 Challenge at Ohio University Eastern.  Tipoff is set for 4:15.


EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- Lady Potter Senior, Emma Ludwig is headed to Fairmont State to play volleyball next fall.  However, that hasn’t stopped her from making a splash in the early-going of her final basketball season.  Ludwig kept the impressive farewell tour going last night with her teammates in an impressive 60-35 victory over Edison.

The boards were controlled by Ludwig on her way to a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds on the night.  Ciara Peachey supplemented the scoring with 14 points of her own along with 7 rebounds.  Shayla Foster had 8 points, 2 boards, and 3 assists on the evening as well.

For Edison, Alysea Fiedorczyk had an impressive showing with 19 points, 6 caroms, and 2 helpers while Alayna Meadows had 5 points, a board, and 3 assists.

East Liverpool (4-2) will turn their attention to neighboring Toronto, as they prepare to hit the road on Wednesday.




By Michael McKenzie


The Lady Beavers won a home rivalry game in their first home game of the season, defeating the Lady Potters 55-36. However, it was a tale of 2 halves.

In the first half, it was a back and forth affair. The Potters erased an early 6-0 deficit and lead 14-10 towards the end of the opening quarter.  Standout senior Jenna Riccardo, the Beavers all-time leading scorer in school history, was isolated by the Potter defense in the early going. Riccardo had a few free throws and a jump shot to her credit in the first. The teams traded blows and went on their separate runs, as the Beavers took the lead 30-24 into the locker room. After the half, the Beavers turned it on and closed it out. They had a very successful full-court press, great transition defense, and Riccardo was able to find the sweet spot in the paint finishing with 16 along with Elizabeth Kolkowski’s 13, as the Beavers closed out the victory. 

For East Liverpool, Emma Ludwig chipped in 15 to lead the way for the Lady Potters.

The Lady Beavers improve to 1-1 on the year and play this Saturday at home with an approximate start time of 3:00 on YSN Beaver Local.


WELLSVILLE, OH- Just two miles of Ohio St. Rt. 7 separate Wellsville and East Liverpool’s communities, and while the bus ride for tonight’s game was a short one, the time in between football games between the two schools was large. 1964 was the last time these southern Columbiana County neighbors faced off on the gridiron. That year the top-rated show on television was The Munsters, I Want to Hold Your Hand was the No. 1 song on the charts, and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Yankees for a World Series title.   

In what used to be called the Turkey Bowl – because the two teams always faced off on Thanksgiving Day – the Potters came away with a 48-15 win at Nicholson Stadium on Senior Night for the Tigers. The Potters got things started off quickly in the first quarter with a 42-yard touchdown pass from Nick Woodyard to Timmy Neal. The Tigers responded with a six-minute drive of their own that saw quarterback Troy Carter take it in from the 1-yard line to tie things up. East Liverpool would score the next three touchdowns before Jason Tice hit pay dirt from two yards out to make the score 27-15 with 49 seconds to go in the first half. On the Potter’s next drive, Draven Crow forced a fumble giving the Tigers a first and goal inside the 10-yard line. Unfortunately, the Tigers couldn’t capitalize and went into the half with a 12-point deficit. 

The second half was all East Liverpool as the Potters scored three more touchdowns in the third quarter to cap off scoring for the night. The Potters all-time leading rusher Derek Carter had a night to remember as he gained 319 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries. Woodyard had 107 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well. For the Tigers, Jason Tice had 45 yards and a touchdown out of the backfield, and Troy Carter went 14/27 with 130 yards through the air. 

Both teams finish the year at 5-5 and out of playoff contention. 


*Story contributed by YSN’s Gary Althiser


Week nine saw Coach Josh Ludwig and the East Liverpool Potters travel into West Virginia to take on the Red Riders of Weir. Unfortunately, the Potters fell just a little short. Week ten will be the much-anticipated rivalry game, as Coach Lud and his squad will hit the road down to Wellsville to take on the Tigers.

YSN’s own Tommy Pease caught up with Coach Ludwig to discuss what he took away from last week’s hard-fought game against Weir but also what he thought about how the 2019 football season went for the Potters.


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



EAST PALESTINE, OH- With only a few weeks to go, our contenders for our weekly prize of Baird Brothers Big Dogs of the Valley continue to sizzle and impress with their statistics, and their votes.  This week two VERY deserving candidates were crowned and will now be in the running for the Baird Brothers Big Dog of the Year in their respective sports.

Without further ado, here are the King and Queen of Week 7:




Emma Ludwig -East Liverpool

(vs. Steubenville) 28 kills/3 blocks/2 aces




Aiden Hall -Struthers

9-11 Pass/164 yards/2 TD/10 Rush/72 Yards


Congratulations to this week’s winners, you have made your family, friends, fans, school, and communities proud!  Best of luck this week!


RAYLAND, OH- You could say that Senior Runningback Derek Carter had “A Night,” but then you’d just be scratching the surface.  Carter and his Potter teammates got the Blue Train chugging back on the tracks against Buckeye Local to the tune of 49-8.

Carter must be a fan of mp3’s because he broke several records on Friday when he ran for 217 yards on 17 carries which crowned him as the school’s All-Time Leading Rusher with 2,251 (and counting.)  That wasn’t all though, on those carries, Carter scored 6 times to break the East Liverpool record for scores in a game.  Collectively, the Potters ran for 290 yards on the evening with Devin Toothman running for 44 yards in his own right.


Nick Woodyard would go 4-6 through the air for the Potters but would put together a highlight reel touchdown at the end of the first half.

With the victory, East Liverpool evens its record at 4-4 (3-1 in Buckeye 8) and turns its attention to Weir in Week 9.


EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- It was Senior night at Patterson Field for the Potters final home game of the 2019 campaign and they left it all on the field with a 54-7 victory over Buckeye 8 rival the Edison Wildcats.

The Potter defense was solid as it’s been all year as the Edison Wildcats only score came on a 75-yard kickoff return late in the first quarter. After that East Liverpool didn’t look back as the offense exploded for 521 yards of total offense led by senior running back Derek “CUTBACK” Carter toted the rock 17 times for a total of 263 yards and 2 scores. The Potters now (3-4) will look to continue their Buckeye 8 dominance as they travel down river next week to take on the Buckeye Local Panthers.

FINAL SCORE – East Liverpool 54, Edison 7
Edison: 7-0-0-0–7
East Liverpool: 20-14-14-7–54
EL: Timmy Neal 37 pass from Nick Woodyard (Austin Deering kick) 4:19
EL: Howie Williams 25 blocked punt return (Deering kick) 2:09
ED: Damean Flenniken 75 kickoff return (Carter Montgomery kick) 1:56
EL: Derek Carter 1 run (kick failed) 1:01
EL: Nick Woodyard 2 run (Deering kick) 10:15
EL: Logan Bennett 48 pass from Nick Woodyard (Deering kick) 3:20
EL: Nick Woodyard 2 run (kick failed) 10:58
EL: Derek Carter 61 run (Deering kick) 6:11
EL: Antoine Moman 29 run (Deering kick) 9:22
PASSING: Edison 9-22-86-0-2 (Cline 8-22-80-0-2; Flenniken 1-1-6-0-0); East Liverpool 6-8-101-2-1 (Woodyard 4-6-100-2-1; Slappy 2-2-1-0-0).
RUSHING: Edison 32-128-0 (Griffith 22-95; Cline 4-12; Marcino 3-12; Flenniken 2-6; Shrieve 1-3); East Liverpool 32-421 (Carter 17-263-2; Woodyard 9-81-2; Moman 3-32-1; Bailey 2-42; Williams 1-3)
RECEIVING: Edison 9-86 (Woods 5-62; Hanchin 2-15; Jackson 1-6; McClurg 1-3); East Liverpool 6-101-2 (Neal 2-48-1; Bennett 1-48-1; Wright 1-4; Cameron 1-4)
FIRST DOWNS: Edison 9; East Liverpool 12.
PENALTIES-YARDS: Edison 2-30; East Liverpool 3-35.
PUNTS: Edison 2-20; East Liverpool none.


SALEM, OH- After a slow start, the Salem Lady Quakers bounced back to form on Monday night to win an exciting Kent State Columbiana County Volleyball Classic.  It was a special night where the KSU Columbiana County Campus’ would give away scholarships, speakers, swag, and more to attendees.  The winner would also take home the matches first-ever traveling trophy courtesy of the university.

One that will now belong to Salem until 2020’s matchup at East Liverpool.

While the score represented a 22-25, 25-14, 25-20, 25-23 for the Lady Quakers the storyline was much deeper as the Red and Black attack had to find an answer for East Liverpool’s Emma Ludwig who had an outstanding match starting from the first serve.

For the Quakers, Elly Exline had 22 kills, 2 blocks, and 20 digs. Hayden Carner added 12 kills and 4 blocks while Jaden Hamilton added 11 kills and 3 blocks. Also for the Quakers, Jenna McClish added 17 digs while Kaylee Freeman added 6 aces and 38 assists.

The Quakers will travel to Canton South tomorrow with a record of 15-5.


*Contribution credit to Sarah Hamilton and salemathletics.org


EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- The Potter’s defense came well prepared Friday night as they were able to hold an Oak Glen offense who has averaged 40+ points a game to start the season scoreless for the first 3 quarters of action on Homecoming night at Patterson Field.

The Potter offense struggled to back up the defensive effort and Oak Glen was able to keep the East Liverpool defense on the field and wear them down in the fourth quarter to take the battle of the bridge 21-14.

Derek Carter led East Liverpool with 137 yards on the ground but it was All-State player Nick Woodyard who was responsible for both East Liverpool scores on only 10 touches Friday night. One of those being an electrifying 85-yard kickoff return for a score. As for the Bears Hunter Patterson put on a show as he turned 26 touches into 222 all-purpose yards.

East Liverpool’s Breanna Kelly was crowned homecoming queen at halftime.

Potters travel to Martins Ferry next week, while Oak Glen is at home VS Edison

Oak Glen 21, East Liverpool 14
Oak Glen: 0-0-0-21–21
E. Liverpool: 0-7-0-7–14

EL: Nick Woodyard 4 run (Austin Deering kick)
OG: Paxton Shuman 1 run (kick blocked)
EL: Nick Woodyard 85 kickoff return (Deering kick)
OG: Paxton Shuman 5 run (Hunter Patterson pass from Nick Chaney)
OG: Paxton Shuman 2 run (Seth Mozingo kick)

PASSING: Oak Glen 18-29-232-0-0 (all by Nick Chaney); East Liverpool 6-18-47-0-2 (all by Nate Davis).

RUSHING: Oak Glen 44-174-3 (Hunter Patterson 16-88; Paxton Shuman 22-60-3; Gage Patterson 4-32; Nick Chaney 1-3); East Liverpool 30-157 (Derek Carter 20-127; Nick Woodyard 6-22-1; Nate Davis 4-8)

RECEIVING: Oak Glen 18-232 (Hunter Patterson 10-134; Gage Patterson 6-61; Zach Taylor 1-24; Brayden Mineard 1-7; Michael Lemley 1-6); East Liverpool 6-47 (Nick Woodyard 3-21; Timmy Neal 2-8; Howie Williams 1-18)

FIRST DOWNS: Oak Glen 19; East Liverpool 10.
FUMBLES-LOST: Oak Glen 1-0; East Liverpool 1-1.
PENALTIES-YARDS: Oak Glen 4-20; East Liverpool 7-51.
PUNTS: Oak Glen 3-24; East Liverpool 6-40.


*Story contributed by YSN’s Tommy Pease