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Members of the Linsly swim team that competed at Eastersns this week are, front, from left, Brynleigh Buff, Eve Ridenhour, Sian Longle, Alexandria Behm, Alejandro Rodriguez and Carol Gao. Back row is Sydney West, Michael Schwarz, Carliegh West, Kevin Pietz and Kaleb Nuckles-Polen

Linsly Swimming Closes Season With Successful Easterns

The Linsly swimming team ended its season this weekend at the 2017 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships hosted at the Kunkel Aquatic Center on the campus of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. The girls’ placed 18th, scoring 86 points, while the boys came in ...

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Top: Magnolia’s Caleb Nice battles Nitro’s Paul Frampton in the 195-pound championship match Saturday in Huntington. Nice claimed the state title with a 7-2 victory.

Four Locals Claim Wrestling Titles

HUNTINGTON — Four northern panhandle wrestlers took home gold medals late Saturday night as the 70th annual W.Va. State High School Tournament wrapped up three days of action inside the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Cabell County. All of those titles came in the Class A/AA portion of the ...

Wheeling Central’s Taylor Duplaga (25) goes in for a layup as Cameron’s Jordyn Hughes defends.

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Cody Tomer

Wheeling Central Girls Claim Sectional Title

MOUNDSVILLE — At Wheeling Central, sectional titles are often expected. Needless to say, it has been a long year after the girls were unable to capture that trophy last winter. That makes Saturday’s victory all the more sweeter. Wheeling Central used its speed and defense to get the ...

Tourney to Resume March 13

HUNTINGTON — New dates for the completion of the 70th annual W.Va. State High School Wrestling Tournament were announced. The Class AAA 145, 152 and 170 pound weight classes will be contested on Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14 at the Fairmont Armory. “After looking at all the ...

Wheeling Park Swimmers Grab Gold for First Time

WHEELING — Winning the state team championship in prep sports is the ultimate. That was something never achieved by the Wheeling Park girls’ swim team. That is until last Friday. The Patriots, packed with relentless resolve, grabbed the brass ring for the initial time in school annals by ...

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Second Annual Ohio Valley Coaching Clinic on Tap March 21 in Wheeling

WHEELING — The winter sports season is winding down. The calendar will be flipping to March this week. And with that, football season is drawing ever closer. The first event to kick off another football season will be the second annual Ohio Valley Coaching Clinic. It will be held from ...

Alford, Tomlinson To Be Enshrined in OVAC Hall of Fame in Wheeling

Two multi-sport prep athletes who also excelled in college will be enshrined at the 14th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, August 19 at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. Selected from the 1960’s Decade are Roger Alford of Wintersville High School and Dick ...

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Cameron’s Trey Scott (25) shoots a layup against Valley’s Tyler Kocher (23).

Cameron Moves On, Bests Valley

MOUNDSVILLE — To win in the postseason, a team effort must be given to advance to the next round. That is exactly what Cameron head coach Tom Hart received from his players as the Dragons defeated Valley, 65-54, in the Class A Region One, Section One quarterfinals at the John Marshall Field ...

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Bishop Donahue’s Mickey Reilly (32) pushes the ball up the floor during a sectional quarterfinal victory against Hundred.

Bishop Donahue Makes Quick Work of Hundred

MOUNDSVILLE — It was clear that Bishop Donahue overpowered and outmatched Hundred in the Class A Region One, Section One quarterfinal game at the John Marshall Field House, as the Bishops nearly reached triple digits in a 99-28 drubbing. The Bishops (14-9) forced 27 turnovers and ...

Shadyside Wrestlers Win Sectional Title

BARNESVILLE — A great season for the Shadyside High School wrestling team got even greater Saturday afternoon as the Tigers claimed an Ohio Division III sectional wrestling championship inside Barnesville High School behind four individual champions. All told, 40 area grapplers will be ...

Tyler Consolidated Boys Ousted by Ritchie County

ST. MARYS — Jace Reed finished with 22 points — eight shy of 1,000 for his career — but Tyler Consolidated was eliminated by Ritchie County, 60-48, in Class A Section Two action. Dylan Roberts added 11 for the Silver Knights (5-18) W.Va. Class AA Region One, Section Two Weir 75, ...

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Madonna sophomore Alec Cook, top, gets a victory over Keyser’s Bryant Dixon and qualified to the championship round.

Madonna in 3rd Place in Class A Wrestling

HUNTINGTON — Weir’s Caleb Rea has been on a mission all season. The junior took one step closer to that goal Friday night during the 70th annual W.Va. Class A/AA state tournament inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. After finishing third the two previous seasons, Rea wasted little time in ...

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Wheeling Park’s Austin Loew wrestles against George Washington’s Gerald Hall.

Wheeling Park’s Loew Reaches Finals

HUNTINGTON — Austin Loew had a goal in mind when the 2016-17 wrestling season began. The Wheeling Park senior has come out of nowhere to advance to the finals of the 195-pound weight class. Friday night inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Loew earned a spot in the championship match with a ...

Wheeling Park’s Kylie McKennen (5) dribbles down court while John Marshall’s Abby Blake defends.

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Kyle Lutz

Wheeling Park Girls Win Sectional Title

WHEELING — Some days, everything just goes your way. Wheeling Park has been checking off goals all season long and it added two more Friday night at the Palace on the Hill with an 80-25 mauling of John Marshall to claim the W.Va. Class AAA Region One, Section One title for the first time ...

Steubenville Takes Down Claymont, 65-39

By ED LOOMAN For The Intelligencer STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville coach Mike Haney knows things are going to get tougher for his Big Red as it moves further along the Division II tournament trail. “This is the time of year when you win and move on or you lose and go home,” Haney said ...

Many Area Ohio Wrestlers Advance

BARNESVILLE — The quarterfinals in the Ohio sectionals at Barnesville were filled with many area wrestlers advancing to the semifinals. Shadyside, Barnesville and Bridgeport all had seven competitors advance in the tournament. Tigers advancing were Greg Quinn (113), Jacson Muldrew (120), ...

Wheeling Park’s Maison Richardson (120) wrestles Washington’s Andy Felegie during the Class AAA West Virginia state 
tournmanet. Richardson won by major decision, 11-0.

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Kim North

3 Weight Classes Will Not Wrestle During Class AAA State Tournament

HUNTINGTON — Six Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class AAA wrestlers will not participate in this weekend’s 70th annual W.Va. state tournament at Big Sandy Superstore Arena after a court ruling was upheld prior to the start of the event Thursday night. The ruling prevented wrestlers in ...

Wheeling Park Tied For 3rd Place At State Tourney

HUNTINGTON — Eleven Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestlers advanced to the quarterfinals in the 70th annual W.Va. state tournament Thursday night inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Wheeling Park led the local contingent with six winners, while John Marshall had three and Brooke a ...

Oak Glen Wrestlers Have Solid First Day in Class A/AA State Tournament

HUNTINGTON — Northern panhandle wrestlers won 12 of 16 matches Thursday night during the 70th annual W.Va. state Class A/AA tournament inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Oak Glen won five of its six matches to make a strong statement as it sits in sixth place with 16 points. “It was a ...

River Girls Takes Down Beallsville in Sectional Tournament

HANNIBAL — After stumbling out of the gate against Beallsville on Thursday night, River turned to its leading scorer to get back on track. “They outhustled us,” Pilots coach Rick Isaly said, describing the opening moments of his team’s Ohio Division IV girls’ basketball sectional ...