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High School Sports

Brooke Softball Star Haley Jo Birmingham inks with Wesleyan

Brooke softball star Haley Jo Birmingham signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at West Virginia Wesleyan. Birmingham was a four-year letterman and was named to the OVAC All-Conference Academic Team. She was involved in Paws n’ Claws, where she was the ...

Colton McKivitz’s Path To NFL Draft

During the course of this weekend’s NFL Draft, plenty of stories will be shared about the journeys that players have taken to get to the point of becoming a professional football player. When Colton McKivitz thinks about his path to what he hopes will be a lengthy career in the NFL as an ...

W.Va. Hoop Tournies, Spring Sports Canceled

WHEELING — The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission officially announced on Tuesday that the high school boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments, along with all spring sports, have officially been canceled for the 2019-20 season. That news came just several hours after ...

Snodgrass Focused On The Future

These are emotional times for high school athletes, coaches and fans all over Ohio. Just 24 hours removed from the announcement that schools would remain closed and therefore spring sports are off for 2020, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass met with media from around the state in a ...

Local Buckeyes Keeping in Shape

TORONTO — Nolan Clegg and Nate Karaffa, two starting outfielders for the Ohio State baseball team, remember like it was yesterday when the coronavirus pandemic hit the sports world. The Buckeyes, fresh off a split against North Florida from March 10-11 in Jacksonville, Fla., were on a ...

Linsly’s Marshall Taylor To Play Hoops At Centre College

WHEELING — Linsly was one of the pleasant surprises of the Ohio Valley boys’ basketball season. First-year coach Dave Wojcik guided the Cadets to a sparkling 17-8 record and a berth in the OVAC Wheeling Hospital 3A Basketball Tournament. Marshall Taylor was one of the key reasons for the ...

Alex Dunlevy: Winner On and Off the Gridiron

WHEELING —Alex Dunlevy enjoyed a sensational football career at Wheeling Park. The dynamic quarterback produced two prolific seasons under center for the Patriots, earning first-team Class AAA all-state honors. He was also a finalist for the Kennedy Award, presented annually to the top ...

Park’s Nestor Commits To Wheeling University

WHEELING — A season ago, Wheeling Park’s Christian Nestor took one for the team and played a position he had never played before — goalie. Fast forward a year. That decision has paid off as he made a verbal commitment to continue his academic and lacrosse careers at Wheeling ...

Sisinni Named New Weir Grid Boss

WEIRTON — The Weir High School Athletic Department announced Frank Sisinni as the new head football coach on Thursday, pending board approval. Sisinni has served as an assistant coach for the past eight years and also was the head softball coach since 2016. Overall, he has 21 years of ...

St. Michael’s Crowned Champions

The 7th and 8th grade St. Michael’s boys’ basketball team won the championship game over St. Vincent school 39-35 earlier in the year. St. Michael’s finished the year with an outstanding 9-1 record. The team consisted of Grant McCabe, Matthew Griffin, Lucan Galbraith, Isaac Schmitt, ...

St. Michael’s 5th, 6th Graders Win It All

On its way to a perfect season and a championship game victory over St. Vincent earlier in the year, the St. Michael Gold 5th and 6th grade boys’ basketball team was led by Eli Sancomb, who netted 32 points in the finale to help his team lift the trophy. Joining Sancomb on the floor were ...

All-OVAC Bowling

Boys Thomas Babinchak, Weir; Evan Baldauf, Weir; Spencer Bernhart, Conotton Valley; Anthony DeFazio, Linsly; Owen Farish, Parkersburg South; Gavan Graham, Bridgeport; Matt Hall, Barnesville; Zack Keyser, Harrison Central; Bryan Neidert, Union Local; Conrad Schuetz, Buckeye Local; Afred Todd, ...

All-OVAC Basketball Teams

Girls Class 1A First Team Ashley Howell, Beallsville; Ashlie Louden, Beallsville; Maelyn Canada, Cameron; Lili Neely, Cameron; Sydney Lyon, Conotton Valley; Kara Ramsey, Frontier; Rachel Snedden, Hundred; Jazzy Melnyk, Madonna; Abbe Stackpole, Paden City; Jaclyn Smith, Trinity; Shyanne ...

1995 Park Squad Looks Back on State Title

WHEELING — When it comes to high school basketball in West Virginia, the 1995 state championship matchup between Wheeling Park and Woodrow Wilson will most likely come up in conversation when debating the state’s best games. And rightfully so. The game had it all: last-second shots, ...

Deaton Left Behind Volleyball Legacy

WHEELING — He built a prep volleyball powerhouse at Wheeling Central before doing the same at Xavier University. Floyd Deaton, however, was more than a volleyball guru. He was a former standout athlete, an energizing motivator and cherished friend. Deaton died unexpectedly last Sunday in ...

Clifford, Kapral, Deaton, Welker Added to OVAC HOF

This list of honorees in the Class of 2020 for the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame is now complete with the addition of two highly-successful coaches and two well-decorated officials. Selected as Coaches for the “Hall” are boys’ basketball coach Kim Clifford, who began his ...

OHSAA Announces Revised Spring Slates

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association has a tentative plan in place for spring sports. The key word, however, continues to be tentative. Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass informed the more than 800 member schools late Wednesday afternoon that pending school resumption on ...

OVAC Banquet of Champions is Postponed

Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Executive Director Dirk DeCoy formally announced Wednesday that the annual Banquet of Champions has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made during the OVAC Executive Board meeting, held via Zoom just a few hours before DeCoy ...

Annual Shadyside Relays Canceled

SHADYSIDE — Coronavirus wins again, unfortunately. The list of sporting events that will not occur in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has increased by one. During a meeting of the Shadyside Relays committee, which was held via conference call this week, the decision to cancel ...