High School Sports

Rain Cuts Into Post 1’s Opening Day

WHEELING — The timing was not favorable for Wheeling Post 1 on opening day of the 30th Annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East. The three-time defending state champion didn’t collect its first hit until the sixth inining but once it did, the momentum started to swing. Then, the clouds ...

Post 10 Off To a Slow Beginning

WEIRTON — Weirton Post 10 opened the 30th annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament on Thursday at Ed Bowman field on a down note with two losses. Jason Swartzmiller’s club dropped a closely contested game against the Redhawks from Butler, Pa., 7-3, in the 8 a.m. game then were ...

Post 3’s 16U Squad Wins 2

NEFFS — It’s been a pretty good summer so far for the Moundsville Post 3 16U American Legion baseball team. It got a little better Thursday. Post 3 won twice on the opening day of the Beast of the East Tournament at sun-soaked John Blacker Field, with the second victory coming in dramatic ...

Ohio Has Plenty of Options in Backfield

MORRISTOWN — Bruce Stiles and the Ohio coaching staff isn’t worried that the quarterbacks on their roster for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game don’t have a lot of experience. The Buckeye State plans to implement things that require an athlete and it has plenty of ...

Wheeling Enters Beast on High Note

WHEELING—Teams come from far and wide for one reason — the Edgar Martin Beast of the East Classic. It returns to the valley again for the 30th showing, which starts Thursday as 120 teams compete for pride and supremacy. One team that won’t have far to travel, however, is Wheeling Post ...

Post 3 Is Set For Tourney

MOUNDSVILLE—There is no sound that represents summertime more than the crack of the bat. That sound will be ringing through the Ohio Valley this week as the 30th annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East Classic comes to town. Moundsville Post 3 coach Scott Donohew will be taking part in his ...

Versatility Key For Holt, WV

WHEELING — When Scott Holt and his Cameron coaching staff sat down to pick their quarterbacks and running backs for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game, they sought versatility. As he spent time looking up and down his roster, the West Virginia head coach believes they found exactly ...

Goodwin Gives Back To His Hometown

WHEELING—It has been a dream of CJ Goodwin’s to give back to his hometown. The NFL cornerback and graduate of Linsly had that chance on Saturday as over 200 kids packed the East Wheeling Sports Complex for the PeGa Foundation’s Inaugural Sports and Speed Camp. The event kicked off at 9 ...

Beast of the East Ready for Its 30th Year

ELM GROVE — Bo McConnaughy spent part of Friday morning helping unload bags of Diamond Dry at Patterson Field. It’s something he hopes he doesn’t have to use this week at the venerable ballpark, which has played host to many a game in its day. For the past 30 years, Patterson Field ...

Cameron Coaches Will Lead W.Va. All-Star Team

WHEELING — The Cameron Dragons put forth a season to remember last fall. The coaching staff — and several of the players — is now reaping the rewards. After guiding the Dragons to a 9-1 regular season, an OVAC title and berth in the Class A playoffs, the Dragons’ mentors will now ...

Ohio Announces Coaching Staff

MORRISTOWN — It didn’t take long for Bruce Stiles and his now former Union Local staff to accept the invitation to coach the Ohio squad for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. “When Bob (Koch) called me, I took it to our coaches and it was a unanimous, ‘yes,’” ...

Moundsville Swept by Marietta

MOUNDSVILLE—On a scorching hot day, Moundsville Post 3 found itself in a scoring drought. Marietta Post 64 shutout host Moundsville Post 3 in a pair of contests on Saturday to sweep a double-header by scores of 4-0 and 6-0. Post 64 plated multiple runs in the first inning of both games to ...

Park Wins On And Off Field

WHEELING—Academics and athletics go hand in hand at Wheeling Park. The Patriots recently received the inaugural West Virginia Class AAA girls MVB Bank Champions Cup, which recognizes the top high school performances in both academics and athletics. Wheeling Park has also won the OVAC Cup ...

St. C. Lays One On Wheeling

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — What a difference a day makes. Thursday night, St. Clairsville Post 159 manager Mike Muklewicz wasn’t exactly as pleased as punch with his team’s all-around effort in an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 inside Vaccaro Field. Twenty-fours ...

Eft To Coach Creek Girls

WINTERSVILLE — After 10 seasons as an assistant coach, Steve Eft is making the move to the big seat. Eft was recently named the new girls’ basketball coach at Indian Creek High School. He was also hired as a guidance counselor for the district’s middle school. “I want to thank the ...

Jefferson County Too Much For St.C

STEUBENVILLE—The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team was happy to finally be playing at Vaccaro Field again, and it made the most of it. Post 33 plated five runs in the bottom of the third inning and did not look back en route to an 8-1 victory over St. Clairsville Post 159 ...

Ray Named New Bridgeport Football Coach

BRIDGEPORT — For the third time in four years, Bridgeport High School has named a new head football coach. Martins Ferry native Fred Ray, 37, was introduced as the Bulldogs new grid boss during a regular monthly meeting of the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District’s Board of ...

Moundsville Near Perfect in Victory

NEW MARTINSVILLE — After a slow start, Moundsville Post 3 coach Scott Donohew feels things are starting to come around for his team, and just in time with the Beast of the East Tournament on tap for next week. Tuesday against new Area One foe New Martinsville Post 28, his team was nearly ...

Wyatt Enjoys Her Time At Ferry Aquatic Club Invite

MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry’s Skylar Wyatt has some history with the annual Martins Ferry Aquatic Club Invite. The rising Purple Rider junior has swam at the annual event since she was a child. Last Saturday, it was the eighth time Martins Ferry played host to the event with her being ...

Brilliant Sweeps Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — After an 0-4 start, Barnesville has reeled off five consecutive victories. The latest two came Sunday. Post 168 swept an American Legion doubleheader from visiting Brilliant Post 573 on the sun-soaked Memorial Park diamond by scores of 7-2 and 16-6, with the second game being ...