Salem, East Liverpool High Schools in County Match-up
The inaugural Kent State Columbiana County Volleyball Classic took place Oct. 7, when the Salem Quakers hosted the East Liverpool Potters for a full night of volleyball action.
The evening featured freshman, JV and varsity games between the cross-county rivals, with Salem High School winning all contests. In a hard-fought varsity match, Salem High School defeated East Liverpool High School, earning the right to keep the traveling winner’s plaque for the first year.
Flash helped entertain the players and fans, tossing t-shirts into the stands and interacting with all.
A highlight of the night was the presentation of four $500 scholarships that were each presented to seniors from the two schools. Receiving the scholarships were Cece Peachy and Emily Recktenwald from East Liverpool High School; and Kaylee Freeman and Taylor Troy from Salem High School.
Winning the drawings for Bluetooth speakers were Jessica Mackey of East Liverpool and Abbie Davidson of Salem.
Kent State Columbiana County sold raffle tickets for various gift baskets with the proceeds going to the new Columbiana County Women's Leadership Development Scholarship.
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: Salem High School Quakers won the first-ever Columbiana County Volleyball Classic by defeating East Liverpool High School.
Cutline B: Flash and Dean David Dees (center) presented $500 scholarships to (from left) Kaylee Freeman of Salem; Cece Peachy of East Liverpool; Emily Recktenwald of East Liverpool; and Taylor Troy of Salem.
Cutline C: Flash is always a fan-favorite.