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Locals earn all-conference honors

November 18, 2012
Salem News

WHEELING - Winning an award is a good thing.

Several local boys and girls soccer players have been honored with spots on the 2012 All-OVAC Soccer Teams.

Boys and girls from Edison were honored in Class 5A, while boys and girls from East Liverpool and Oak Glen were honored in Class 4A.

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Oak Glen’s Megan Collins (left) poses for a picture with head coach Sam?Paletta following the Golden Bears’ game Oct. 6 against John Marshall. Collins scored goal No. 100 in the game against the Monarchs. (Photo by Aaron Petchal)

There are no local teams in Class 3A-1A.

The Wildcats placed one boy and one girl on the first team, and both Wildcat teams had two players named honorable mention.

On the boys, side, Tyler Kirk was named First Team All-OVAC. Dan Bell and Stephen Chivers were both named honorable mention.

For the girls, junior standout Kylie Long was named First Team All-OVAC.

Long scored the game winning goal in overtime to lift Edison to a 1-0 victory over local-rival East Liverpool in an Ohio Division II Eastern District Sectional Semifinal played at Red Devil Stadium down in St. Clairsville.

Also for the Wildcats, juniors Ashley Borsch and Hannah Miller were both named honorable mention.

Neither Edison team qualified for the annual OVAC Cup Tournament this year.

Moving to Class 4A, the Oak Glen boys placed two players on the first team and two players were named honorable mention.

Juniors Cullen Bennett and Chris Bailey were both named First Team All-OVAC for the Golden Bears. Juniors Devin Polen and Justin Bailey were both named honorable mention.

The East Liverpool boys placed one player on the first team, and the Potters had a pair of players named honorable mention.

Freshman Klayton Kosek was named First Team All-OVAC. Kevin Bankes and Andrew Connor were both named honorable mention.

East Liverpool and Oak Glen did not qualify for the conference tournament this season.

On the girls side, East Liverpool placed three girls on the first team, and the Potters had a pair of players named honorable mention.

Chelsea Possage, Sarah Guildoo and Kelsey Diddle were all named First Team All-OVAC for the Potters. Nicole Talbott and Nicole Linkous were both named honorable mention.

For Oak Glen, two players were named to the first team, and two more players were named honorable mention.

Megan Collins and Shania Helmick were both named First team All-OVAC for the Golden Bears. Collins ended her illustrious career with more than 100 career goals. She scored her 100th goal in a game played Oct. 6 at home against John Marshall.

Jennifer Mangano and Alex Burch were both named honorable mention.

The East Liverpool girls were the lone local team on either side to qualify for the annual OVAC Tournament.

 
 

 

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