Kent State County Classic: East Liverpool vs Salem High School
The third Kent State County Classic basketball game took place Jan. 29, when the East Liverpool Potters hosted the Salem Quakers in a battle of the borders. Kent State’s Columbiana County campuses welcomed fans from both ends of the county for an exciting match-up, with activities throughout the game.
At the end of the game, the East Liverpool Potters took home the traveling plaque after defeating the Salem Quakers, 70-47.
Cheerleaders tossed out t-shirts to fans and four students were each awarded a $500 scholarship after participating in a balloon-busting activity at halftime. Drawings were held for a Kent State gift basket, and two sets of PowerBeats headphones (courtesy of Pepsi), while Flash entertained fans throughout the game.
The scholarships were awarded to Ellie Davidson and Lydia McKee, of Salem High School, and Jaiden Goodwin and Terran Stacey of East Liverpool High School.
The Kent State County Classic represents the strong foundation of learning in East Liverpool and Salem, as each community is home to one of the university’s two Columbiana County campuses.
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Photo A: Dr. David Dees (far left), dean of the Kent State Columbiana County campuses, along with Flash, presented the County Classic traveling plaque to the East Liverpool Potters, who won this year’s contest with a 70-47 score over the Salem Quakers.
Photo B: During halftime activities, four high school students were each awarded a $500 Opportunity Scholarship, to be used at either Columbiana County campus next academic year. Pictured are (from left) Jaiden Goodwin of East Liverpool High School; Ellie Davidson of Salem High School; Flash; Lydia McKee of Salem High School; and Terran Stacey of East Liverpool High School.
Photo C: As always, Flash was a fan favorite!