SPORTS BRIEFING

Three reach OVAC semifinals

East Liverpool, Oak Glen and Wellsville qualified for the OVAC boys basketball championships and will be in action Tuesday as the semifinals commence.

East Liverpool earned the fourth seed in Class 4A and will travel to top seed Meadowbrook on Tuesday, while No. 2 seed Oak Glen will host No. 3 seed St. Clairsville in the other Class 4A semifinal.

In Class 2A, Wellsville earned the third seed and will be at No. 2 seed Wheeling Central on Tuesday. No. 1 seed Toronto will host No. 4 seed Shadyside in the other semifinal.

The championships will be held on Saturday at Ohio University Eastern.

OVAC SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, Feb. 12

CLASS 1-A

No. 4 Frontier at No. 1 Trinity Christian

No. 3 Beallsville at No. 2 Cameron

CLASS 2-A

No. 4 Shadyside at No. 1 Toronto

No. 3 Wellsville at No. 2 Wheeling Central

CLASS 3-A

No. 4 Monroe Central at No. 1 Shenandoah

No. 3 Barnesville at No. 2 Fort Frye

CLASS 4-A

No. 4 East Liverpool at No. 1 Meadowbrook

No. 3 St. Clairsville at No. 2 Oak Glen

CLASS 5-A

No. 4 Morgantown at No. 1 Wheeling Park

No. 3 Steubenville at No. 2 University

CONSOLATION FINALS

Friday, Feb. 15

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Saturday, Feb. 16

at Ohio University Eastern Health & Physical Education Center

CLASS 3-A, 10 a.m.

CLASS 4-A, noon

CLASS 5-A, 2 p.m.

CLASS 1-A, 4 p.m.

CLASS 2-A, 6 p.m.

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OVAC CONSOLATION POOL PAIRINGS

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Linsly at Beaver Local

Indian Creek at Southern Local

Buckeye Trail at Edison

John Marshall at Martins Ferry

St. John Central at Conotton Valley

Hundred at Bridgeport

Brooke at Bellaire

River at Harrison Central

Weir at Union Local

Madonna at Buckeye Local

Clay Battelle at Magnolia

Caldwell at Paden City

Steubenville Catholic at Valley

Friday, Feb. 15

Beaver Local at Steubenville Catholic

Southern Local at River

Edison at John Marshall

Bellaire at St. John Central

Paden City at Hundred

Bridgeport at Brooke

Martins Ferry at Weir

Valley at Madonna

Magnolia at Indian Creek

Union Local at Linsly

Harrison Central at Buckeye Trail

Buckeye Local at Clay Battelle

Conotton Valley at Caldwell

EOAC at Wellsville

WELLSVILLE — Wellsville will host the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference junior high boys basketball championship and consolation games today at DAW Elementary, 929 Center St.

Today’s schedule includes:

10 a.m., seventh-grade championship, Toronto vs. Lisbon.

11:30 a.m., eighth-grade consolation, Southern vs. Columbiana.

1 p.m., seventh-grade consolation, United vs. Columbiana.

2:30 p.m., eighth-grade championship, Wellsville vs. United.

East Liverpool wins two

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The East Liverpool bowling teams swept a pair of matches with Buckeye Local Thursday.

The Potter boys won 2,048-1,652. Anthony DeMarco led the Potters with a 213 high game and a 394 series. Alfred Todd added a 218 high game and a 376 series.

East Liverpool won the girls match 1,626-1,618. Hannah Russell bowled a 156 high game for the Potters. Madyson McGaffic had a 152 high game.

Raiders go to the mall

NILES – The South Range wrestling team posted a 36-27 win over Hickory (Pa.) at the Eastwood Mall on Friday.

South Range 36, Hickory (Pa.) 27

106: Cody Miller (H) dec. Gavin Pahanish, 7-3

113: Braden Johnson (SR) win by forfeit

120: Clayton Massek (SR) win by forfeit

126: Carter Gill (H) dec. Kyle Keenan, 6-0

132: Naseem Maali (SR) win by forfeit

138: Cooper Cleevley (SR) dec.Jayden Rodgers, 7-6

145: Braelin Stewart (H) dec. William Pancake, 8-2

152: Andrew Bunger (H) win by forfeit

160: Logan Cormell (SR) pin Tacoma Pumphrey, 1:29

170: Shawn Oakes (SR) win by forfeit

182: Caleb Benton (H) win by forfeit

195: Trever Lightner (H) dec. Cade Holmes, 13-12

220: Anthony Czap (SR) dec. Skylar Collins, 3-2

285: Nicholas Maule (H) dec. Michael Lally, 7-5