High School Sports

Red Devils, Huskies Play to 0-0 Stalemate

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — All St. Clairsville had to do was defeat Harrison Central to win the Buckeye 8 boys’ soccer championship. Easier said than done as the Red Devils found out. The rivals played to a 0-0 stalemate Tuesday night on the artificial pitch at Red Devil Stadium, thus allowing ...

Marquee Games Could Decide Playoff Fates

We are heading down the home stretch toward the postseason in both West Virginia and Ohio and the playoff picture isn’t any clearer today than it was at the beginning of the season. Teams many thought would be in playoff contention are fighting for their lives, while some teams that ...

State Golf Tourney Starts Tuesday at Oglebay

WHEELING—The best golfers in West Virginia will be invading the Jones Course at Oglebay for the two-day state golf tournament that tees off at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Wheeling Park looks to defend its home course, while Brooke hopes to reach its peak in Class 3A. In Class A, it is Madonna aiming to ...

John Marshall’s Dereck Hess Is Marshall County Athlete of the Month

John Marshall football stalwart Dereck Hess is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Marshall County Athlete of the Month for September. The senior running back is one of the leading rushers and scorers in the valley, and has helped lead the Monarchs to a winning record so far this season. Hess is ...

Wheeling Par’s Jacob Nickell Honored by the Elks

Wheeling Park golf standout Jacob Nickell is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Ohio County Athlete of the Month for September. The senior recently won the OVAC Class 5A Championship and finished second in the W.Va. Class AAA Region One Championship, thus qualifying him again for the state ...

Wheeling Central Girls Capture First OVAC Soccer Title

WHEELING — What a difference a year has made for the Wheeling Central girls’ soccer team. The Maroon Knights have spent the past 12 months agonizing over last season’s double-overtime loss in the OVAC Class 1A/3A championship. No more. For the first time in school history, the ...

Wheeling Park Girls Win 5A Championship in Soccer on Home Field

WHEELING — Wheeling Park and University may be the two most evenly matched girls’ soccer teams in the state. But for the past two years, it has been the Hawks that have had the upperhand. For at least one day, that changed Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium. The Patriots struck first ...

Linsly Football Shuts Down Central, 21-13

WHEELING — It’s been a long time since Wheeling Central’s offense has been held in check the way it was Saturday. If that’s how it’s going to go, the Maroon Knights might never make a second trip to Fawcett Field inside Lockhart Alumni Stadium. Nick Falbo ran for 120 yards and ...

Steubenville Catholic Boys Soccer Takes Down Linsly, 4-1 for OVAC Championship

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Three was the number of the day for the Steubenville Catholic Central boys on Saturday as senior Mikey Irvin scored three goals to led the Crusaders to a 4-1 win over Linsly at Red Devil Stadium in St. Clairsville to take the OVAC Class 1A/3A championship for a third year in ...

Steubenville Boys Get Victory Over St. Clairsville, 4-0

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Entering Saturday afternoon’s Class 4A championship game, Steubenville owned 113 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championships. For the first time since 2013, Big Red is making room for another trophy in boys soccer. Steubenville jumped out to a 3-0 lead on ...

Golden Bears Knock Off Red Devils For OVAC Title

WHEELING — Ever since the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference changed its soccer tournament format seven years ago, Oak Glen and St. Clairsville have dominated the girls’ Class 4A field. Each has claimed two titles in that span. So, it was no surprise to see the second-seeded Golden Bears and ...

Beaver Local Improves to 5-1 With Win Over Bellaire

BELLAIRE — Beaver Local saved its best for last Saturday afternoon. Especially on the defensive end. Chris Yanni’s blocked extra-point attempt and interception of a 2-point conversion pass — both in the last five minutes of the game — helped secure the Beavers’ come-from-behind ...

Steubenville Catholic Gets Victory Over Barnesville

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville Catholic Central delivered a dominating performance on homecoming Saturday, rolling to a convincing 46-0 victory over Barnesville inside Harding Stadium. The Crusaders (4-2) amassed 498 yards of offense (432 came on the ground) and put 34 points on the board in ...

Jets Hold On To Down Weir, Stay Unbeaten

MORRISTOWN — For the first time in four decades, Union Local is undefeated after six weeks of action. Not since the 1960s had the Jets flown to victories in their first six outings. The latest triumph didn’t come easy as the hosts used a suffocating defense in shutting down explosive ...

Tigers Outduel Pilots

SHADYSIDE — Regardless the sport, when a team goes on a 39-0 scoring run, it’s tough to overcome. Both Shadyside and River can attest because they experienced one Friday night at Fleming Field. After spotting the Pilots a 21-0 lead in the latter stages of the first half, the Tigers ...

Cameron Pounds Wildcats

CAMERON — Earlier in the week, Cameron coach Scott Holt stressed that his squad would need to start the game quick in order to be successful against Paden City. That’s exactly what the Dragons did as they scored two touchdowns on their first two plays from scrimmage in a 50-12 throttling of ...

The Hess Express Rolls on at JM

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall senior Dereck Hess was the king of the gridiron Friday night. The tailback rushed for two scores and 115 yards, returned back-to-back punts for touchdowns, intercepted a pass and was also named Homecoming King at halftime as the Monarchs overpowered Buckeye ...

Big Reds Rally Past Patriots

WHEELING — Mike Byus is in his first year at the Parkersburg football helm, charged with trying to rebuild a once powerful program. The Boone County native got the landmark win that may go a long way in returning his Big Reds to greatness, rallying past Wheeling Park, 43-36, on Friday night ...

Noles Give Eagles 4th Straight Loss

By JOSH STROPE Sports Editor NEW MARTINSVILLE — When you are a struggling team, any victory is a good victory. When it comes against a rival like Magnolia, it makes it that much sweeter. Ryan LaFollette had one of the best games of his career, throwing for 306 yards and two touchdowns, ...

Indian Creek Rolls Past Brooke, 31-0

WINTERSVILLE — Unlike the previous three meetings of this rekindled rivalry, the Brooke-Indian Creek matchup Friday night was not close as the Redskins used a strong rushing attack to pull away for a 31-0 win. “We came out this week and did well in all factions of the football game,” ...