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Sports Briefs for Jan. 05, 2012

January 5, 2012
Salem News

Youth basketball clinic to be held

EAST LIVERPOOL - Starting Saturday, the East Liverpool YMCA will be holding a four session weekend basketball clinic for area youth. Each week will dedicate about 30 or 45 minutes to a specific aspect of the game followed by open gym and scrimmaging. Palyers ages 8-9 will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. and 10-12 year olds will meet immediately following from 11:30-1 p.m. Call 330-385-0663 to register. The cost is free for YMCA members and children currently signed up for the winter league. The cost is $5 for non-members.

Scurge holding tryouts this weekend

SALEM - The Columbiana County Scurge, a semi-pro football team in the HFL, will be holding open tryouts. The first tryout will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Salem Community Center's Center Circle indoor field. The second tryout is from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Alliance Friends Church Recreation Center in Alliance. The cost is $15. Those who tryout will be tested on their athletic ability as well as their general football skills.

BL Touchdown Club meeting today

CALCUTTA - The Beaver Local Touchdown Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the high school. The meeting is to elect officers for the upcoming year. For more information, call Don Smith at 330-386-9833.

Charter bus for EL game Jan. 10 at Claymont

EAST LIVERPOOL -?The East Liverpool Rebound Club is getting a charter bus on Jan. 10 to the East Liverpool at Claymont boys basketball game. Cost is $20 per person and does not include ticket. If interested, contact Bob Bosco at 330-385-7673 or Dan Grafton at 330-385-8862.

Last chance for youth b-ball registration

EAST LIVERPOOL -?This is the last week to sign up for the YMCA Youth Basketball Winter League. Registration forms can be filled out at both the Downtown or Calcutta Branches, or online at Registrations will not be accepted after Jan. 7. For more information, call 330-385-0663.

Wellsville 5-6th grade basketball tournament

WELLSVILLE - The Wellsville boys basketball boosters are sponsoring a 5-6th grade basketball tournament Feb. 6-10 and Feb. 13-17. Cost is $90 per team for the double elimination tournament. Forinformation, call John Stoakes at 330-383-2312 or Brenda Thompson at 330-843-2869 or email Thompson at

Oak Glen alumni basketball game Saturday

NEW MANCHESTER - The 3rd Annual Oak Glen Alumni Basketball Game will be held Saturday at Oak Glen High School. The women's game will start at 3 p.m. with the men's game to follow. Any alumni interested, contact Mike Brennan at 412-512-0795, Sara Wright at 304-670-6186, or Oak Glen High School Activities Director Phil Rujak at 304-387-2063 ext. 317. All proceeds benefit the Oak Glen girls and boys basketball boosters.

Softball benefit tourney to be held Jan. 14

EAST LIVERPOOL -?Softball teams are needed for a Snowball Tournament to be held at Thompson Park on Jan. 14. Men and co-ed teams are needed for the benefit tournament with proceeds going to field renovations which will begin in March 2012. For information, call Huff Huffman at 330-277-7451.

Lisbon 5-6th grade Roundball Classic

LISBON - The Lisbon Roundball Classic, a 5-6th grade basketball tournament, will be held at Lisbon High School Jan. 28, 29 and Feb. 4, 5. Cost is $105 per team for the pool play with single elimination tournament. Deadline for registration and entry fee is Jan. 15. Checks payable to:?Lisbon Roundball Club c/o Jamie Entrikin, 36932 Eagleton Rd., Lisbon, OH 44432. For information, contact coach Entrikin at 330-206-2235 or email



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