High School Sports

Stiles Has Comfort With Ohio’s DBs

MORRISTOWN — Bruce Stiles has never coached against Scott Holt. However, the Ohio coach expects the West Virginia staff to exploit its athletes, so when he and his staff made their defensive backfield selections for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game, they did so with that ...

St. Clairsville Post 159 Is Locked In A Battle

CAMBRIDGE — No lead was safe Tuesday as momentum shifts filled the Region 8 Final at Don Coss Field. With its back against the wall, Beverly-Lowell Post 389/750 rallied twice for an 8-6 win over St. Clairsville Post 159 to force a winner-take all battle at 6 tonight. “I know we ...

Post 33 Claims A Regional Title

TORONTO — The Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 Legion baseball program has a long and storied history. The organization added another chapter Monday as it shut out Toronto Post 86, 10-0, in six innings in the Region 7 Legion Baseball Tournament final at the Knights Baseball ...

St. Clairsville Takes Down Coshocton

CAMBRIDGE — Despite going 0 for 2 Sunday night, Billy Johnson’s recent power surge won St. Clairsville Post 159 a baseball game. Not once, but twice did Cambridge Post 84 opt to intentionally walk Johnson to face Kyle Storer. The St. Clairsville senior-to-be made them pay both ...

Post 33 Opens With Win At Region 7 Tourney

TORONTO — Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 manager Anthony Pierro turned to veteran lefty Nicky Zorne to open his team’s run in the American Legion Region 7 Tournament Friday evening at the Knights Baseball Complex. The Ashland University product gave him a gem, striking out 15 batters ...

St. C. Defeats Barnesville

CAMBRIDGE — St. Clairsville and Barnesville did not play one another during the American Legion baseball regular season. Post 159 in St. Clairsville has been one of the area’s more established programs, while Post 168 is a fledgling program in its first season. The experience level showed ...

Marshall County Swim Team to Host Invite

MOUNDSVILLE — The Marshall County swim team will host the annual Marshall County Invitational today at Four Seasons Pool. The event will start at 9 a.m. with five teams competing including Marshall County Swim Team, Blackhawk, Thompson Park Dolphins, St. Clairsville Swim Team and Follansbee ...

Toronto Takes Down Coshocton

TORONTO — Baseball is a simple game: hit the ball, pitch the ball and field the ball. The Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball team did enough of all three to defeat Coshocton, 11-6, in the first game of the Ohio Region 7 Tournament Friday afternoon at the Knights Baseball Complex. “That is ...

Brunner, Pierro Return To the Hilltop

WEST LIBERTY — It was a trip down memory lane for Wheeling and Jefferson County Teramana managers Jon-Michael Brunner and Anthony Pierro on Wednesday evening. In a regular season game, Post 1 took on Post 33 at Kovalick Field on the campus of West Liberty University. Brunner, who holds the ...

Free OVAC Football Clinic Coming Up

WHEELING— To kickoff the beginning of the 2018-19 ‘SUBWAY Sports Clinic Series’ the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will be hosting its annual free youth football clinic in conjunction with the ‘Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Charity Football Classic presented by Huntington Bank & ...

Wheeling Edges Jefferson County

WEST LIBERTY — It wasn’t the most memorable day at the plate for Wheeling Wednesday night against Jefferson County Teramana. However, the defense and pitching were on point for Post 1. Jake Auten fired a complete game tallying five strikeouts as Wheeling defeated Post 33, 1-0 at Kovalick ...

No Shortage in the Trenches for Ohio Squad

MORRISTOWN — Bruce Stiles knows depth along the offensive and defensive lines is paramount anytime, but especially during the July heat. So, his goal is to have as many players ready to go in the trenches on both sides of the ball as possible when kickoff for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley ...

Line Play Could Be Key for West Virginia

WHEELING — It never seems to matter. Regardless of what level of football or if it’s an all-star game or a state championship game, success usually boils down to line play. West Virginia head coach Scott Holt buys into that and believes it will be a key factor in the annual OVAC Rudy ...

Mr. and Ms. Monarch

Dereck Hess and Lauren Garcia have earned the title of Mr. and Ms. Monarch at John Marshall High School for the 2017-2018 school year. While at JM, Hess lettered three times in football, twice in basketball and once in baseball. He secured a spot on the OVAC all-conference football first team ...

Post 3 Rallies Past Weirton

MOUNDSVILLE—Moundsville Post 3 rallied for a 4-3 victory over visiting Weirton on Tuesday at Valley Fork. As Moundsville trailed 3-1 in the fourth, Brett Donohew gave post 3 the boost it needed with a 3-run home run to complete the comeback. Shane Dobbs also delivered a RBI in the first ...

Moundsville Splits Pair Of Battles in the Beast

MOUNDSVILLE — The Beast of the East brings out the best in everybody. Moundsville Post 3 can attest to that. Entering the 30th annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament, Moundsville had accumulated five wins during the season. Now, in three days, Post 3 has generated four ...

Post 1 Rolling After Slow Tourney Start

WHEELING — Wheeling Post 1 is trending upward. After a less than a robust start in the Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament, manager Jon-Michael Brunner’s squad has gained solid traction in the 30th annual event. On a day with near-perfect weather at the J.B. Chambers I-470 ...

Post 159 Remains Unbeaten

BETHANY — St. Clairsville Post 159 might’ve endured some ups and downs so far this season, but when it comes to playing in the Beast of the East Classic, it seems as though the summer staple is a cure-all for the club. Manager Mike Muklewicz’s squad batted around twice Saturday and came ...

Holt Is High On WRs

WHEELING — It didn’t take Scott Holt and his coaching staff long to identify the wide receiver options they wanted for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game. After all, they knew what they wanted and four players fit the bill perfectly. “We’re going to have some big, athletic ...

Versatile Works For Stiles

MORRISTOWN — Ohio head coach Bruce Stiles and his coaching staff stressed the word versatility when they began evaluating the wide receiver nominees for the OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game. After sifting through film, the Buckeye State coaching staff believes it found interchangeable pieces ...