High School Sports

Linsly Bests Bishop Donahue In Baseball Opener, 5-2

WHEELING — With all the bad weather, the Linsly baseball team was itching to get on the field and see live pitching. That was bad news for Bishop Donahue. Linsly scored all of its runs in the first inning and earned a 5-2 season-opening victory against the Bishops on Monday at Holloway ...

Wheeling Central Beats Cameron

CAMERON — It may have been the first game for both Wheeling Central and Cameron, but Maroon Knights pitcher Riley Bennington looked to be in midseason form. The junior is coming off a year where she was named the captain of the all-state first team and she picked up right where she left off, ...

Brent Price, Joey Ewusiak, Taylor Straughn Named All-Staters

CLARKSBURG — One of the many things Jarrod West has brought to the table as a high school basketball player is his desire to make everybody on the court with him better. That’s the type of outlook fitting of a leader. West, a senior for state champion Notre Dame who will continue his ...

Wheeling Park Softball Gets By Brooke, 6-4

WELLSBURG — Mistakes proved costly for the Brooke softball team against rival Wheeling Park. Though the Patriots struggled coming up with timely hits, they were able to use their speed to their advantage to secure a 6-4 victory against the Bruins on Monday in the season opener for both ...

Campbell Is Legion Player Of The Year

WHEELING — Good things come to good people. Brian Campbell is a quality young man. The 2016 Wheeling Central graduate recently learned he is the recipient of a special award. Campbell starred in football, basketball and baseball for the Maroon Knights. He also excelled on the diamond in the ...

Notre Dame, Fairmont, Huntington Win Crowns

CHARLESTON (AP) — Jarrod West Jr. scored 29 points and Notre Dame rode a fast start to a 63-55 victory over Ravenswood on Saturday for the Fighting Irish’s first Class A state championship. Gabe Zummo added 15 points for Notre Dame, which raced to a 43-21 halftime lead. West, the son of ...

West, Irish Knock Off Wheeling Central

CHARLESTON — No luck was needed for the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day. Notre Dame was dominant and Jarrod West put on a clinic in knocking off No. 1 Wheeling Central, 73-51, in a Class A semifinal Friday in the W.Va. State Boys’ Basketball Tournament at the Charleston Civic ...

Madonna Defeated in Semis

CHARLESTON — Madonna’s loss to Ravenswood in a semifinal matchup in the W.Va. Class A State Boys’ Basketball Tournament can be summed up in two words: Missed opportunities. In the final three minutes, down by a possession, No. 6 Madonna had four separate chances close the gap, only to ...

Hundred Baseball Boasts Better Numbers

HUNDRED — Things are looking up for the Hundred High baseball team. The Hornets went winless in 2016. However, second-year coach Josh King is optimistic that the victories will commence this spring thanks to a spike in participation. “I’m very excited about this season. We have some ...

Goff Takes Over Hornets

HUNDRED — Charles “Chipper” Goff is the new head coach of the Hundred softball team. He inherits a Hornets’ squad that went winless a season ago. Goff has a 14-girl roster heavy in inexperience. Nine players have no high school softball background. He remains undaunted, beaming with ...

Wheeling Central’s Brent Price Eyes His Own Path

CHARLESTON — During the second quarter of Wheeling Central’s West Virginia Class A Tournament quarterfinal victory against Valley-Fayette on Wednesday at the Charleston Civic Center, junior Brent Price took a pass from a teammate and went through two opponents on his way to the basket for ...

Madonna Graduate Faces the Ultimate Challenge

ALBANY — Joanna Bernabei-McNamee has reached the big dance. The 1992 Madonna graduate will be accompanied by her University of Albany women’s basketball team. The Great Danes earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament by winning the American East Conference title. Albany, 21-11, ...

OVAC Victorious in Clash of Champions

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference flexed its muscles once again with a convincing, 41-22, decision of the Midwestern Athletic Conference in the 22nd annual “Clash of Champions” All-Star wrestling match Thursday night inside the Moon Area High School gymnasium. The ...

Expectations Are High for Magnolia Tennis

Magnolia’s girls’ tennis team is both strong and experienced at the top, something that Head Coach Jesse Robinson hopes will be an important factor to her 2017 squad. “Our record can only improve from last year,” Robinson admitted. “So my expectations are very high for this ...

Weirton Madonna Bounces Fayetteville in Charleston

CHARLESTON — If Madonna was going to knock off previously unbeaten Fayetteville, Coach Chris Blair knew it was going to have to be with defense. The Pirates came into Wednesday’s Class A quarterfinal averaging 65 points per game en route to a 24-0 record. Perfect, that is, until they ...

Wheeling Central Routs Valley-Fayette at State Tourney in Charleston

CHARLESTON — When a No. 1 seed takes care of business, the outcome usually isn’t pretty for the No. 8 seed. Wheeling Central showed how dominant it could be. But also showed what can happen when you don’t play for four quarters. The Maroon Knights jumped out to an insurmountable 42-11 ...

Wrestling Clash of Champions Tonight at Moon

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — The 22nd annual Clash of Champions will unfold tonight inside Moon Area High School’s gymnasium when the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference’s best wrestlers compete against the best the Midwestern Athletic Conference can offer. The OVAC team is represented by 16 ...

W.Va. State Wrestling Wraps Up

FAIRMONT — The 70th annual West Virginia State Wrestling Tournament finally came to a close Tuesday afternoon inside the Armory with five Ohio Valley Athletic Conference matmen placing in the top 6 of their respective weight classes. Late last month just prior to the start of the state ...