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Prep Roundup

August 21, 2012
Salem News


East Liverpool

SALEM - The Potters remain perfect.

The East Liverpool golf team improved to 7-0 on the season on Monday with a win over Salem and Boardman at the Salem Country Club.

The Potters went low with a 157 to get past the Spartans (170) and the Quakers (185).

"It's been a good start for us,"?East Liverpool coach Ben Wright said. "Blake (Prince) and Isaac (Davidson) have gotten off to a good start and the other guys have been picking up right after them. We've been very consistent, top to bottom."

Prince led all golfers with a 1-under 35, while Davidson was just one shot back at 36.

Also for East Liverpool, Joey Cilone shot a 42, while both Alex Watson and Ryian Burson came in at 44.

Boardman was led by Brad Tofka (40), while Salem was paced by Jordan McGuire (43).

The?Potters will play at Turkana today against Oak Glen and United.


LISBON - The Lisbon Blue Devils couldn't find their stroke on Monday, falling to the South Range Raiders in golf action at Twin Springs.

South Range came out on top, 189-203.

The Blue Devils were paced by Avery Andric which came in with a 46.

Also for Lisbon, Sierra Cottrill had a 50, Lucas Tolson shot 53 and Jordan Rutecki had a 54.

South Range was led by medalist Brooks Thomas with a 45.


East LiverpooL

EAST LIVERPOOL -?The Potters and Big Red battled, but in the end no winner could be determined.

East Liverpool hosted Steubenville on Monday and the two teams played to a 0-0 tie.

The Potters are now 1-0-1 on the early season.

"Our performance showed a lot of heart," East Liverpool coach Zach Kinsey said. "Our defense was amazing again. We've been preaching defense, especially my assistant coaches Charlie and Megan Payne. So far, that's what has been getting us through."

Despite not recording a win, the Potters' showing was much better against Big Red than last year's 9-0 and 3-0 losses. In fact, East Liverpool won only two games in the past three seasons, but have already recorded to shutout wins this year.

In goal for the Potters was Kevin Bankes and C.J. Harris. Bankes totaled 12 saves on the day, while Harris had seven.

East Liverpool will look to keep things going Wednesday at Oak Glen.



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