High School Sports

The Intelligencer’s 14th Annual All-Valley Softball Team

Hannah Clunk, Pitcher, Oak Glen, CAPTAIN Hannah Clunk is a game-changer and her impact will be felt at Oak Glen for years to come. The Fairmont State recruit has more than 700 career strikeouts. Her senior year alone, Clunk struck out 251, tops in the Ohio Valley. She posted a 1.17 mark and ...

Annual Martins Ferry Aquatic Invite Kicks Off

MARTINS FERRY—The growth of the Martins Ferry Aquatic Club Invite has been prominent over the last seven years. Only two teams, including Martins Ferry, participated in the invite’s inaugural event in 2010. The following two years, only three teams managed to compete. Now, the meet is ...

Ohio Dominican Satellite Camp Ready for Launch

MARTINS FERRY — Although the prep football season doesn’t kick off in the Ohio Valley for two more months, the Dave Bruney Football Complex will be a beehive of gridiron activity this Friday. The Ohio Dominican University Football’s Ohio Valley Friday Night Lights Camp is set for that ...

Free Camp Teaches More Than Hoops

WHEELING — One thing I am big on are summer sports camps. They are a good opportunity for kids to learn about their respective sport, as well as get them out of the house during the nice weather to get some exercise and make new friends. While most summer camps are affordable, some ...

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Wheelig Post  1 third baseman Butter Murray makes a lunging stop of an attempted pickoff throw during Tuesday night’s American Legion game with St. Clairsville at the I-470 J.B. Chambers Complex. St. Clairsville’s Jayden Starks got back safely.

St. Clairsville Defeats Wheeling

WHEELING — After starting the season 4-3 in a very good tournament in Grove City, St. Clairsville had fallen upon some rough times lately in American Legion baseball action. First there was a stretch of four games that were postponed for one reason or another, with none due to inclement ...

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Wheeling’s Butter Murray steps on third for a force out and throws to first to complete a double play Saturday at the J.B. Chambers Complex.

Big Innings Spearhead Wheeling Domination

WHEELING — The key to success this season for Wheeling Post 1 has been the big inning. On Saturday, the big innings were frequent as Wheeling swept a doubleheader from visiting Preston Post 56 by scores of 10-1 and 18-0 at the J.B. Chambers Complex. Post 1 batted around once in both games ...

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Wheeling’s Butter Murray fields a bouncer while Jarrett Delbrugge looks on during Friday’s game against Richmond.

Richmond Post 740 Takes Down Wheeling Post 1, 2-1 at I-470 Fields

WHEELING — The premise that good pitching stops good hitting played out once again Friday night at the J.B. Chambers Complex at I-470. Richmond American Legion Post 740 managed only five hits but it proved just enough in downing Wheeling Legion Post 1, 2-1. The two-time reigning state ...

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Wheeling Park’s Cross Wilkinson has recently given a verbal commitment to play at Toledo.

Wheeling Park’s Cross Wilkinson Has ‘Solid’ Verbal to Toledo

WHEELING — By now everyone knows about T.W.B.A.I at Wheeling Park. It’s a family based atmosphere that puts the team above the individual. When Patriots rising senior quarterback Cross Wilkinson went searching for his college destination — or perhaps more astutely when colleges began ...

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Former Ohio Valley Greyhounds quarterback, Jose Davis, runs down the court as a referee during Thursday’s summer league game at Wheeling Park.

Past Athletes Return To Summer League

WHEELING — The Wheeling Recreational High School Summer League has made a lasting effect on its participants over the years. So much so, that most of them find other ways to participate after high school and give back to the current athletes in any way possible. Whether it is being a ...

Rodgers, Wheeling Park Going With the Flow

WHEELING — When adversity strikes, we have the choice of dwelling on the negative or turning the situation into a positive one. For Wheeling Park Athletics Director Dwaine Rodgers, the former isn’t an option. As most everyone is aware by now, Wheeling Island Stadium won’t be available ...

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Tim Provenzano and his son, Giancarlo, smile for a picture following this year’s OVAC All-Star baseball game at the J.B. Chambers Complex in Wheeling.

Provenzano Is Living the Dream

WHEELING —To say that baseball is a part of life for Tim Provenzano is a vast understatement. He is not only the skipper for Madonna High School and his son’s coach pitch team, but he is also the assistant coach for the Washington Wild Things. Provenzano has been at the helm for Madonna ...

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Wheeling’s Jarrett Delbrugge jumps to make a catch, while Cadiz’s Tyler Redish dives into second base during Tuesday’s American Legion baseball action at Sally Buffalo Park.

Wheeling Rolls Past Cadiz on the Road

CADIZ — Wheeling’s Jarrett Delbrugge had a day to remember at the plate. He singled, delivered a three-run double, belted a three-run home run and legged out a triple to complete the cycle and lead Wheeling Post 1 to a 17-7, mercy-rule victory over Cadiz Post 34 at Sally Buffalo Park on ...

Delbrugge, Hlad Named To AAA Second Team

By RICK RYAN Charleston Gazette-Mail ST. ALBANS — Wheeling Park failed to reach the state tournament for a fourth straight season. But that didn’t mean the Patriots were void of talent. Seniors Jub Delbrugge and Colin Hlad were selected to the West Virginia Class AAA all-state ...

Adams Repeats As Softball’s Top Player

By Ryan Pritt Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON — If opposing pitchers could find a way to make Hurricane’s Katie Adams hit from behind a podium, they may have more success. Addressing a full room with an acceptance speech for the 2016 Rachel E. Taylor award, given to the state’s ...

Hurricane’s Gress Named Baseball Player of the Year

By RICK RYAN Charleston Gazette-Mail HURRICANE — When the season started, the odds-on favorite for player of the year in West Virginia had to be Hurricane’s Aaron Perry. The senior pitcher-infielder with the 95 mph fastball had already signed with Kentucky and was a possible pro draft ...

Flanked by his parents Chad and Stacey, Magnolia’s Chase Street recently signed his letter of intent to further his academic (pre-medicine) as well as his athletic talents to West Liberty to play collegiate football.
On hand to watch Chase to sign his letter of intent is from standing left are, MHS principal Kathi Schmaltz,  football coach Dave “Doc” Chapman, former head coach and current assistant principal Mark Batton and athletics director Brian Castilow.

Street Headed to West Liberty

Flanked by his parents Chad and Stacey, Magnolia’s Chase Street recently signed his letter of intent to further his academic (pre-medicine) as well as his athletic talents to West Liberty to play collegiate football. On hand to watch Chase to sign his letter of intent is from standing left ...

Post 1 Drops A Pair in Maryland

MOUNT AIRY, Md. — Wheeling Post 1 suffered its first loss of the season against a strong Romney Post 91 squad. falling 4-1. Chad Harper paced Post 1 with a pair of hits. Mount Airy 9 Wheeling 8 MOUNT AIRY, Md — Post 1 dropped the second game of the double header to host Mount Airy ...

Kenadee Wayt and Ireland Wayt have had running in their blood their entire lives. Recently the sisters helped spearhead the Wheeling Central girls’ team to a West Virginia Class A state track championship.

Seeing Double at Wheeling Central

WHEELING — If you have been following track in the Ohio Valley and thought you were seeing double when the Wheeling Central girls’ team was running, well, you are right. Sophomore twins Kenedee and Ireland Wayt were both major contributors during the Maroon Knights’ state title run in ...

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Looking Back on the Year That Was in Local Sports

WHEELING — As Weir made the final out in the West Virginia Class AA baseball championship last Saturday, it put the final period on an exciting sports season. My first year back in sports after a four-year hiatus was one I will remember for a long time. There were a lot of shocking moments, ...

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Wheeling’s Chad Harper slides in safely to third as Moundsville’s Steve Bailey takes the throw during legion baseball action on Thursday.

Wheeling Post 1 Crushes Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE — It did not take long for Wheeling Post 1 to reach full stride this season. Two days after notching 17 runs in a win over Cadiz, Wheeling exploded for a convincing 19-0 mercy rule victory over Moundsville Post 3 at Valley Fork on Thursday. Post 1 (3-0) has now compiled 42 ...