High School Sports

Wheeling Central’s Eden Gainer (4) drives past Shadyside’s Jaycee Mayeres (22) as the Maroon Knights’ Kaylee Reinbeau prepares to set a screen during Thursday night’s game.

Wheeling Central Girls Get Best of Shadyside

SHADYSIDE — Thursday night’s girls’ high school basketball battle between once-beaten Wheeling Central and undefeated Shadyside certainly delivered from an excitement standpoint. The Maroon Knights (5-1) eventually delivered the knockout blow — a 14-5 run — that steretched from the ...

Weir’s Sophia Mikula (2) attempts to drive around Madonna defender Andrea Alimario on Thursday night.

Red Riders Beat Rival Blue Dons

WEIRTON — It was a physical, low-scoring, scrappy contest Thursday night on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court inside Weir High’s Carl Hamill Fieldhouse, and when all was said and done the Red Riders girls’ basketball team came away with a victory over irival Madonna for the first time in ...

Creek Forces 40 Turnovers, Routs Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER — When watching the Indian Creek girls’ basketball team play, it’s hard to imagine that it spends more time in practice working on its offense than defense. With great defense comes offense, though, as the Redskins forced 40 turnovers during their 62-31 victory over Oak ...

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Hedgesville's Malakai Brown (2) runs with the ball as Musselman defender Jacob Northcraft (44)  pursues during the 1st quarter Friday night at Hedgesville. See more photos on CU.journal-news.net. (Journal Photo by Ron Agnir)

Eagles’ WR Brown Wins Moss

HEDGESVILLE — Malakai Brown produced some dizzying offensive numbers as a wide receiver at Hedgesville during his sophomore season, some of them the result of turning teams in circles. Take for instance, one of two 80-plus-yard touchdown receptions he made in a victory against ...

Photo by Andrew Grimm / Brooke’s Marissa Elliott (13) drives to the basket while being defended by Steubenville’s Seana Ragusa during their game Wednesday night in Wellsburg.

Bruins Win in Wellsburg Against Steubenville

WELLSBURG — If one just looked at the score from Wednesday night’s girls’ basketball contest between Steubenville and Brooke — a 58-40 triumph for the Bruins — the initial thought would be that coach Ryan Scherich’s club performed well to defeat Big Red. He, however, knows the ...

Harrison Central Goes to Connorville, Pins Buckeye Local

CONNORVILLE—A pair of Buckeye 8 wrestling teams trying to get back to where they were not too many years ago met in a dual meet Wednesday night at Buckeye Local High School. When it was all said and done, Harrison Central (1-1) used five first-period pins in recording a 63-18 triumph over ...

Steubenville Central Girls Cruise Past Toronto

From staff reports STEUBENVILLE — Two players reached double figures and three more just missed as Steubenville Catholic Central rolled to a 63-32 girls’ basketball victory against Toronto on Wednesday inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. Junior Christine Dombrowski paced the now 6-1 ...

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Spring Valley's Owen Porter celebrates a play as the Wolves take on Martinsburg in the Class AAA Super Six State Championship on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Wheeling Island Stadium.

Spring Valley’s Owen Porter Wins Chuck Howley Award

HUNTINGTON — Toughness. Grit. Selflessness. Those are all words that have been used to describe Spring Valley senior linebacker Owen Porter. In a day where football has become more about athleticism and speed, Porter combines those new-age aspects with a throwback mentality of being the ...

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Wheeling Central’s Brent Price passes the ball during Tuesday night’s game against Magnolia. The Maroon Knights won their home opener, 82-38.

Wheeling Central Impressive in Debut

WHEELING — Wait no longer. Wheeling Central’s much-anticipated basketball debut was put on hold while the Maroon Knights marched to another state football championship. Veteran coach Mel Stephens unveiled his talented Maroon squad Tuesday night at the expense of Magnolia. The Blue Eagles ...

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Wheeling Park’s Bella Abernathy goes in for a layup while Parkersburg’s Aleea Crites looks on during Tuesday night’s game.

Parkersburg Stuns Park

WHEELING — Statistically, Tuesday night’s West Virginia Class AAA Top 5 showdown between Parkersburg and Wheeling Park looked like a game that the Big Reds probably should have led most, if not all of the way. After all, the Lady Patriots did turn the ball over 35 times, helping to limit ...

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John Marshall’s Gunner Thompson calls out a play during Tuesday’s game against Weir.

John Marshall Opens With Victory Over Weir

MOUNDSVILLE — The improvements from the 2017 John Marshall boys basketball team to the current squad could already be seen on Tuesday night in the season opener at the John Marshall Fieldhouse. Last year, the Monarchs struggled to finish in close games but as the clock winded down in the ...

St. John Central Is Looking To Bring Back Varsity Football

BELLAIRE — After a two-year hiatus, St. John Central is attempting to bring back varsity football. That announcement was made by school officials Tuesday night on a Facebook Live presentation. Former Bishop Donahue head coach John Durdines was named the new Fighting Irish coach. Gary Krol ...

East Hardy’s Tharp Wins Carl Lee Award

By CARL HOLCOMB Moorefield Examiner Having an instinct for the ball, passion, perseverance and heart to play the game are some of the characteristics this yearís recipient of the 2017 Carl Lee Award honoree East Hardy senior Brett Tharp shares with the plaqueís namesake in recognition as ...

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Wheeling Park’s Jacob Miller controls the puck down the ice during Monday’s game at WesBanco Arena with South Fayette.

Wheeling Park Edges South Fayette, 3-2

WHEELING—South Fayette has a very strong and respectable hockey program but Wheeling Park was not worried about the reputation of its opponent. The Patriots were focused on playing their game and they did so to a tune of a 3-2 victory over the Lions on Monday inside of WesBanco ...

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Wheeling Central captain Chase Kelly (88) beats Freeport defender Jack Mason (21) during Monday’s high school hockey action.

Central Beats Freeport

WHEELING—”Chelsea Dagger” was on repeat on Monday night as Wheeling Central scored at will. The song echoed throughout WesBanco Arena after every goal the Maroon Knights recorded as they ran away with a 12-4 victory over visiting Freeport. Late in the second period, the Knights netted ...

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Steubenville Catholic’s Christine Dombrowski looks for an open teammate while Madonna’s Jazzy Melayk looks on.

Crusaders Get Victory Over Blue Dons

WEIRTON — Steubenville Catholic used another strong second half performance to earn a 62-45 girls basketball victory over Madonna Monday on the Joanna Bernabei-McNamee Court inside the Bill Barrett Gymnasium. The Crusaders, now 5-1, were down 17-12 after the first period but rallied behind ...

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Union Local’s Casey Kildow attempts a shot during Monday’s game.

Porter Lifts Jets Over Riders

MORRISTOWN — Sailing in from the top of the key. Flying in from the wing. Gliding in through the lane. Haley Porter’s shots came at Martins Ferry in all different directions. And it seemed like they all went in. Porter, Union Local’s senior point guard, was on fire from the start of ...

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St. Clairsville’s Keri Klinkosi attempts a shot while Bellaire’s Katrina Davis defends during Monday’s game.

Bellaire Beats St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The last time Bellaire took the court for a girls’ basketball game, it was embarrassed at home by Wheeling Central. The Big Reds wanted to show people they weren’t that bad of a team. Monday night Bellaire pressured St. Clairsville into submission in the first quarter ...

Creek Downs Beaver Local

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls’ basketball team delivered another strong night on the defensive end. Indian Creek jumped out to a nine-point lead against Beaver Local, and the Redskins pulled away in the second half en route to a 60-39 victory Monday night at home. “I believe ...

Elkins’ Triplett Receives Fulton Walker Award

By GREG CAREY The Exponent Telegram Of all the things Elkins kicker George Triplett acomplished in his senior season, perhaps one aspect stood out above the rest to first-year Tigers’ coach Evan Hott. “We gave up 45 return yards on punts,” Hott said. “That totally speaks to ...