Kent State County Classic: East Liverpool vs Salem High School
The fourth Kent State County Classic basketball game took place Jan. 28, when the Salem High School Quakers hosted the East Liverpool High School Potters in a cross-county match-up.
The traveling trophy was awarded to the Potters after they defeated the Quakers, 85-53, which evened up the four-game series. Salem won the trophy the first two years, while East Liverpool has taken it home the last two years.
Cheerleaders tossed out t-shirts to fans, while Flash helped both sides of the gym cheer for their teams. The night also featured a trivia contest and a door prize drawing.
At halftime, four students were each awarded $500 scholarships to a Kent State Columbiana County campus for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarships were awarded to Tyressa Manion and Tyson Swiger, of Salem High School, and Madelyn DeLong and Sierra Arter 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.
Cutline 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 over the Salem Quakers.
Cutline 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) Madelyn DeLong and Sierra Arter of East Liverpool High School; Dr. David Dees, dean of the Kent State Columbiana County campuses; and Tyressa Manion and Tyson Swiger of Salem High School.
Cutline C: Fan favorite – Flash!