High School Sports

West Virginia Backfield Ready for All-Star Game

MCMECHEN — John Durdines and his coaching staff were looking for a common trait when they started choosing their skill position players for the 72nd annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game. “In a game like this, flexibility is big,” Durdines said. “We looked for kids who could play ...

Post 1 Secures Impressive Victory in Beast Opener

WHEELING — Knowing what lies ahead this weekend during an Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament that doubles as a war of attrition, Wheeling Post 1 manager Mark Delbrugge was satisfied. Not only by emerging with an opening 11-3 victory against Team Valle 17U on Thursday at the J.B. ...

Post 3 Upsets Bridgeport

WEST LIBERTY—Records didn’t matter at all in Thursday’s 29th Annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East showdown between Moundsville Post 3 and Bridgeport Post 68. Moundsville entered the tournament with a 2-11 record, while Bridgeport came in at 9-3. Despite the records, it was Post 3 that ...

Wheeling Downs Ohio Valley in 14U Bracket

WHEELING — Often times local teams don’t get the chance to meet up in the giant Beast of the East tournament. Wheeling Post 1 and the Ohio Valley Mudcats not only played, but they met in their mutual opening game Thursday morning at the gorgeous new Geno’s Field at the Chambers I-470 ...

St. C. Defeats Ontario

BETHANY — Perhaps Bailey McGrath’s bat rattling rattled Post 159 on Thursday afternoon? McGrath, the ex-St. Clairsville American Legion standout now assisting Manager Mike Muklewicz, kicked down a standing group of bats as Post 159 exited the field trailing the Ontario Outlaws, 4-1, after ...

Annual Player Showcase Provides Opportunity

WHEELING—The dream of getting to the big leagues is not one that is easily reached. Many big leaguers might have went unnoticed if not for player showcases, such as the 20th Annual Player Showcase held at Patterson Field on Wednesday. Ronald Vrana and the Paramount Scouting Bureau have been ...

W.Va. Coaches Revealed for All-Star Game

MARTINS FERRY — John Durdines isn’t sure what his coaching future holds. The long-time Bishop Donahue head coach has explored a few things, but isn’t ready to formally commit to anything ... just yet, anyway. However, one game he knows he has upcoming for certain is the OVAC Rudy Mumley ...

Woodsdale Tigers are D-I Champs

The Woodsdale Tigers won the 2017 Bethelhem Pinto World Series Division I Championship. Front, from left: Max Kret, Liam Wetzel, Evan Williams, Jackson Martin and Rhyder Dlesk. Standing: Doug Ernest, Beth Prout, Brodi Prout, Bryton Alig, Jacob Robinson, Brady Ernest, Luke Sancomb, Isaac ...

Mark Cisar Named John Marshall Baseball Coach

GLEN DALE — The Marshall County Board of Education delivered a home run at its meeting Tuesday night. The school board had the huge task of replacing legendary John Marshall baseball coach Bob Montgomery. He stepped down earlier this month after nearly a half-century at the helm, amassing ...

Ohio’s Coaches Revealed for OVAC All-Star Game in Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — Putting together the rosters for the OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Charity Football Classic can be a tough ordeal. Usually, that refers to the players. However, Ohio head coach Karl Justus had his challenges in putting together a coaching staff, too. The former Conotton Valley ...

Toronto Scores 14 in Initial Two Innings Against Weirton

WEIRTON — The Toronto Post 86 American Legion baseball team came out swinging against Weirton Post 10. Toronto tallied 14 runs in the first two innings and did not look back en route to defeating Weirton, 16-1, in five innings Tuesday night at Bowman Field. “I am proud of the guys,” ...

Wheeling Rallies For Walk-Off Victory

WHEELING—Leadoff walks often come back to haunt most teams and Monday was no exception. In a 5-5 game in the bottom of the seventh, Wheeling’s Ross Salvatori led off with a walk. Then, Isaac Rine laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt to move his teammate to second, an error moved him to ...

Transfers In W.Va. Are Tricky Issue

WHEELING — They say vacations are supposed to at least in part be about uncluttering one’s mind. Seems as though the opposite is true of myself. This brain never fully shuts down. Coming off my first of four weeks of relaxation, here are some things I think, in notebook form. It’s All ...

News-Register’s 49th Annual All-Valley Baseball Team

Tri-Captain Tyler Riedel, Wheeling Central Senior, Utility The Maroon Knights’ offense revolved around Riedel. He was named first team all-state and first team All-OVAC, while making the trip to Charleston for the state baseball tournament. In 85 at-bats, he smacked 40 hits, 30 RBI, ...

OVAC All-Star Rosters Released for Rudy Mumley Football Classic

MARTINS FERRY — The venue is set. And now the rosters are set. It’s full steam ahead, at this point, for the 72nd annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Charity Football Classic, which will kick off at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 at Martins Ferry’s Dave Bruney Football Complex. Barring ...

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 ...