High School Sports

Patriots Outlast Morgantown in 10

WHEELING — High school tournament baseball at its finest. Morgantown and Wheeling Park battled through 10 innings before a disputed play at the plate handed the Patriots a 7-6 win in the opening game of the West Virginia Class AAA Region One Tournament on Monday. Park’s Jacob Shia slid ...

Knights Halt Eagles, Take 1-0 Class A Edge

WHEELING — Wheeling Central is one win away from back-to-back state tournament appearances. The Maroon Knights defended their home field Monday with a 10-1 triumph against Magnolia in the West Virginia Class A Region One Final opener at the J.B. Chambers I-470 Complex. Now, Central will ...

Central Looks for a 3-Peat

WHEELING — The Wheeling Central softball team has been on a run for the ages the past few years. Following a sweep of St. Marys in the West Virginia Class A Region One championship, the Maroon Knights punched their ticket to Vienna for the Class A state softball championship. Judging by ...

West: This JM Team Similar to Title Squad

GLEN DALE — When John Marshall coach Ed West looks at the team he is taking to Vienna for the West Virginia State Softball Tournament, he is reminded of one of its predecessors. He likens this season’s version of the Monarchs (28-1), which will face Washington (19-9) at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, ...

Hoover Shuns D-I, Opts for Jesuit Wrestling

MARTINS FERRY — There is no place like home. Dalton Hoover gives life to that premise. The Martins Ferry two-sport all-stater has opted to remain close to his roots rather than accept a Division-I wrestling scholarship 9 hours away. Hoover announced Wednesday that he will now attend ...

Magnolia Boys Win Class A State Championship

CHARLESTON — The road to a West Virginia Class A state championship was not an easy one for the Magnolia boys’ track team. However, in the end, it was the Blue Eagles on the podium hoisting the hardware at the West Virginia High School state track meet at Laidley Field on Saturday. The ...

Youngsters Win Plenty of Titles

CHARLESTON — Another track season has wrapped up as the West Virginia state meet concluded Saturday at Laidley Field. It was yet another successful trip to Charleston for local athletes as a handful of individuals won their respective events along with a few relay teams. It was extra ...

Monroe’s Circosta Earned Respect On, Off Field

WOODSFIELD — Working at a job for 50 years is remarkable. Coaching football for that length is really hard to fathom. But coaching football was never a chore for Jay Circosta. Rather, it was a labor of love for the Monroe County legend. Although he has been pondering retirement for the ...

Monarchs Fall Short In Title Tilt

MORGANTOWN — The future of John Marshall lacrosse is bright, but Satruday belonged to Fairmont Senior. A Monarchs squad that has allowed a little more than four goals per game this season surrendered four in the first quarter alone as the Polar Bears never trailed in a 14-10 victory, to ...

Cambridge Wins D-2 Boys Meet

BYESVILLE — Obviously, any time a team competes, it wants to win. However, most track coaches would tell you advancing to the next level is just as important. Numerous area competitors subscribed to that theory Saturday as the Ohio Division II Eastern District Championship meet ...

Area Females Do Well at Districts

BYESVILLE — Having the opportunity to compete for another day is the objective in the track and field postseason. Many area female athletes gave themselves that opportunity at hazy Meadowbrook High School on Saturday as the Ohio Division II Eastern District Championship meet ...

Brown to Marshall

Cameron High School’s Colby Brown has announced that he will continue his academic and athletic careers with the football program at Marshall University. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback/linebacker was a two-time first team All-West Virginia selection for the Dragons and a three-time first ...

McArdle Picks Elmira

Wheeling Park’s Brooke McArdle has committed to play hockey at Elmira College. She has been awarded her the Elmira Founder Scholarship, the Elmira Simeon Benjamin Scholarship, the Elmira Visit Award for a total scholarship in excess of $100,000. Brooke was also awarded the Pennsylvania ...

Wells Selects Jesuit

Another outstanding student- athlete at Central Catholic High School has committed to play college ball. Senior Logan Wells has opted to attend Wheeling Jesuit University next fall, where he will be a part of the Cardinals baseball team and study Business Management. Wells, a former Bishop ...

Magnolia’s Parsons, Oak Glen’s Kovalcik, Tropek Bring Home Gold

CHARLESTON — It was an exciting first day at the W.Va. State Track Meet at Laidley Field as three local athletes secured victories in their respected events Friday. Magnolia’s Brooks Parsons won the high jump in boys Class A while Oak Glen’s Kellen Tropeck took home the gold in the ...

Weir Bows Out of Regional Championship

FAIRMONT — With the sting of a season-ending defeat still fresh, Weir softball coach Frank Sisinni couldn’t help but take a minute to be proud of they accomplished. The Red Riders tournament run ended with a tough 3-1 loss to Petersburg in Game 2 of the Class AA Region One ...

Local Track Athletes Advancing to Regionals

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — One step closer. That’s how the area track and field delegation is looking at things this morning after Friday’s Division III Eastern District Championship meet concluded at Red Devil Stadium. The name of the game this week was to finish in the top four and earn ...

Wheeling Park’s Kylie McKennen Inks with Washington & Jefferson

Wheeling Park basketball standout Kylie McKennen has signed to continue her academic and athletic careers at Washington and Jefferson. McKennen is a four-year letterman for the Patriots, earning second team all-state her senior year, third team her junior year and honorable mention as a ...

Wheeling Park’s Kaleb Simpkins Signs with West Liberty

Wheeling Park wrestler Kaleb Simpkins recently signed with West Liberty University to continue his academic and athletic careers. During his time at Park, he was an OVAC champion his senior year at 170 pounds.He placed third his junior year and fifth his sophomore year. Kaleb was a three-year ...

Martins Ferry’s Amanda Jacob Heading to Wheeling Jesuit

Martins Ferry softball standout Amanda Jacob, is flanked by her parents, Tim and Amy, as she signs her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at Wheeling Jesuit University. Looking on back row, from left, Martins Ferry softball coach Paige Williams, Martins Ferry ...