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Wheeling Park Boys Win Sectional Soccer Crown

WHEELING — Possession is key in soccer and in Thursday’s sectional title game, Wheeling Park did that to perfection. The Patriots controlled the ball from the opening whistle, had goals from three different players and cruised to a 3-0 victory against Brooke at Wheeling Island Stadium to ...

Park Cross Country

Patriots Girls Qualify For XC State Meet

KINGWOOD — Last year, Wheeling Park’s girls’ cross country runners held its collective breath as it learned it had earned a berth to the state championships. This year, the Park girls left no doubt they belong on the big stage. Following the fleet feet of senior Beighley Ayers and ...


Steubenville Central Downs Madonna in Football

By RALPH COX For The Intelligencer WEIRTON — Steubenville Catholic Central scored on the first play from scrimmage then took advantage of some Madonna mistakes and cruised to a surprisingly easy 43-7 victory Thursday at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The loss knocked Madonna from the ranks of the ...

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Wheeling Park’s Niya Cook (23) controls the ball while John Marshall’s Brenna McIntyre (18) goes in to defend during Wednesday night’s sectional final game at Wheeling Island Stadium.

Wheeling Park Girls Cruise to Title

WHEELING — Wheeling Park wasted no time getting on the scoreboard during the W.Va. Class AAA Region One, Section One championship. Lauren Schultz found the back of the net 16 seconds into the contest as the Patriots defeated John Marshall, 19-0, on Wednesday night at Wheeling Island ...

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Weir’s Julia Gianni heads a pass from a teammate, while Wheeling Central’s Maria Dzmura looks on.

Gianni Wins It for Riders

WHEELING—It’s not over until it’s over. That is what the Red Riders kept reminding themselves during Wednesday’s Class AA/A Region One, Section One match at Wheeling Jesuit. Wheeling Central ran out to a quick lead and held on to it for the majority of the match. After a long ...

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Wheeling Central’s Jerod Buck controls the ball with Oak Glen’s Coleman Conley (9) looking on during Wednesday’s sectional match at WJU.

Wheeling Central Blanks OG

WHEELING—Jacob Estep netted two goals in the first 10 minutes of the match and Wheeling Central never looked back as it rolled to a 2-0 victory over Oak Glen in a Class AA/A Region One, Section One semifinal on Wednesday at Wheeling Jesuit. Estep provided his first goal in the third minute ...

Quarterback Jordan Wood and John 
Marshall face a tough task this week against Morgantown at Monarch 

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Alex Kozlowski

John Marshall Riding High at 6-2

MOUNDSVILLE — It may only be Week 9 on the high school football calendar, but for Morgantown (4-4) and John Marshall (6-2) the playoffs begin Friday night at Monarch Stadium in a crucial W.Va. Class AAA matchup. Coach Rick Goodrich’s Monarchs are on their longest winning streak since the ...

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Madonna running back Donavan Kirby (32) leads the Ohio Valley in rushing yards with 1,897.

Madonna Faces Toughest Test in Steub. Catholic

WEIRTON — Rival schools that are only about 10 miles apart will face off on the Jimmy Carey Stadium gridiron tonight in a game that could make or break either team’s playoff chances. Steubenville Catholic Central brings it’s 6-2 record to Weirton to face the unbeaten and fifth-ranked ...

Wheeling Central to Honor Past, Then Try to Get to .500

WHEELING — Saturday will be a big day at Wheeling Jesuit University when Wheeling Central plays host to University Prep/Obama Academy on the artificial surface on Bishop Schmidt Field. Not only will the Maroon Knights (3-4) be looking to get back to the .500 mark and keep their playoff ...

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Tyler Consolidated quarterback Griffin Phillips (13) is a danger running or throwing the ball.

Tyler, Magnolia Riding Opposite Streaks

SISTERSVILLE — Both Tyler Consolidated and Magnolia have seen their fair share of ups and downs this season. After a 1-3 start to the campaign, the Silver Knights have reeled off three wins in a row, while the Blue Eagles have dropped six consecutive contests after a solid 2-0 start to the ...

Playoffs Begin Friday in Princeton for Wheeling Park

PRINCETON — November 10 is the first day of the West Virginia state football playoffs. However for Wheeling Park, its playoffs start Friday. The Patriots, coming off a bye week, sit at 3-4 and have a giant task at hand: win out. The Patriots are on a two-game losing streak, most recently a ...

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Brooke’s Josh Ferguson and John Marshall’s Daniel Yoho go after the ball during Tuesday’s game.

Brooke Gets Victory Over John Marshall

WELLSBURG — After an early missed opportunity Brooke wasted little time taking control of Tuesday night’s West Virginia Region One, Section One Class AAA soccer sectional against John Marshall. Senior Konner Govey collected the first half hat-trick as the Bruins scored seven goals in ...

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Steubenville’s Adam DiCarlo and Cambridge’s Nick Oliver battle for possession of the ball.

Steubenville Takes Down Cambridge, 5-1

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville boys soccer team struggled finishing against Cambridge Tuesday night, but Big Red was still able to come through with the victory. Big Red, the No. 2 seed, scored three goals in a span of a little more than eight minutes late in the second half to pull away ...

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Justin Hartzell and Steubenville Catholic currently sit in the final playoff spot in Division VI, Region 23.

A Look at the Ohio Playoff Picture

They say it is the fastest 10 weeks in football. While we aren’t quite at the end of the regular season in Ohio, we are entering Week 9 and the playoff picture is becoming much clearer. A number of teams will be fighting for their playoff lives in the final two weeks, some looking to claim a ...

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John Marshall’s Zara Zervos controls the ball during the Class AAA sectional at John Marshall on Monday.

Monarchs Eliminate Bruins

GLEN DALE—The speedy Zara Zervos and teammate Tressa Begley were a deadly combination on the pitch during Monday’s Class AAA sectional match at John Marshall. Begley delivered three assists to Zervos, who raced past the Brooke defense for four goals, leading the Monarchs to a 5-1 victory ...

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Madonna’s Krista Velogol tries to get around  Tyler Consolidated’s  Kenna Smith during a Class A/AA Region 1, Section 1 matchup.

Madonna Takes Down Tyler Consolidated, 3-0

WELLSBURG — Adjusting to Brooke Memorial Stadium’s wet turf Monday night, the Madonna girls soccer team struggled shooting against Tyler Consolidated. The passing was nearly perfect, however, and the Blue Dons capitalized on a few of those during their 3-0 victory in a Class AA/A Region 1 ...

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John Marshall’s Kori Blake serves during the OVAC 5A Championship on Saturday at Union Local.

John Marshall Earns First Title in 29 Years

MORRISTOWN—John Marshall has put together a stellar season but was at its best on Saturday, claiming its first OVAC championship since 1988. The Monarchs swept Morgantown 25-18, 25-21 and 25-19 in the OVAC Class 5A title match at Union Local to secure its first OVAC trophy in 29 ...

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Paden City’s Kameron McClain, left, delivers a hit, while teammate Malayna Price looks on during Saturday’s OVAC Class A Championship.

Paden City Wins 1A Title In Five Sets

MORRISTOWN—Fred King’s Paden City Wildcats have lost in the OVAC championship game in seven of the last nine years, but it was their turn to take home the trophy on Saturday. Paden City cruised to victories in the first two sets, before allowing Beallsville to rally and knot the match at ...

Liverpool’s Skye Stokes jumps 
during a serve in 
Saturday’s OVAC 4A title match with Oak Glen at Union Local.

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Cody Tomer

Potters Go Back to Back

MORRISTOWN—The talent on the East Liverpool volleyball team is easy to see, but just in case there was any doubt, the Potters proved it on Saturday. East Liverpool swept Oak Glen 25-14, 25-20 and 25-22 in the OVAC 4A Championship at Union Local to complete back-to-back titles. “Winning ...

St. Clairsville Unveils Hall of Fame Class

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A trio of athletes took their rightful place in the St. Clairsville High School Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night. The school’s hall of fame inducted its 13th class at halftime of the game against rival Union Local. Inducted were Dr. John Hughes, Dominic Prezzia and ...