High School Sports

Tyler Consolidated Softball and Baseball Earn Wins

SISTERSVILLE — The Tyler Consolidated softball team couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season. The Silver Knights (2-0) opened by sweeping Wirt County in a double header by scores of 10-2 and 16-0 on Friday. JoLee Walton picked up the first win with six strikeouts, while Alli ...

Change Could Be Coming To State Basketball Tournaments

CHARLESTON — As the action picks up at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center this week with the boys’ basketball state tournament, there is as much chatter about what could possibly be happening off the court as what is happening on it. That is because a vote will be held April 2 ...

Kazmirski Tosses No-Hitter in Brooke’s Softball Opener

WELLSBURG — Brooke’s Rachel Kazmirski was on cruise control for a good bit of the game, and though she did experience a few speed bumps along the way, the Bruins junior ace shut down Oak Glen. Kazmirski struck out 13, collected two assists and caught a pop-up bunt en route to pitching a ...

Wheeling Central Boys Begins State Title Defense With Rout of Williamstown

CHARLESTON – Williamstown coach Scott Sauro felt his best chance to beat Wheeling Central was with a deliberate offense. And for the first few minutes, it worked well. But it is hard to keep a talented offense like No. 2 Wheeling Central off the board no matter how much you want to slow ...

Steubenville Falls to Sheridan in Athens

ATHENS — Steubenville’s group of nine seniors gave Big Red fans a memorable ride for four years. That ride came to an end Wednesday evening inside Ohio University’s Convocation Center, as a slow start cost Big Red, ending its season with a 69-43 loss to Sheridan in the Division II, ...

Wheeling Park Drops Softball Debut to Parkersburg

ELM GROVE — The Wheeling Park softball team had just one day of practice on a real field prior to Wednesday night’s opener. The lack of quality prep time definitely made its presence felt. The Patriots committed seven errors in dropping their season debut by a 9-3 count to Parkersburg at ...

OVAC All-Stars Defeat MAC All-Stars to Win ‘Clash of Champions’

IMPERIAL, Pa. — No athlete likes to lose, especially when it’s the last game or match of their senior season. Wheeling Park’s Dylan Wood and Bridgeport’s Tino Kusic both found themselves in that predicament following their respective state tournaments. Kusic, an Ohio Division III ...

St. Joseph Central Too Much For Wheeling Central Girls

CHARLESTON — Despite a 16-0 hole to open Friday’s W.Va. Class A semifinal against St. Joseph Central, Wheeling Central closed the gap to six at halftime and opened the third quarter with two free throws from Kaylee Reinbeau to make it a four-point game. But momentum is a funny thing and ...

Kuneff, Clouse, Dobson, Palmer Earn All-Ohio for Wrestling

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference went 0-for-3 during Friday night’s Division III championship semifinals, but four wrestlers have earned All-Ohio honors. Bridgeport’s Mason Kuneff (160), Barnesville’s Brylan Clouse (182) and Martins Ferry’s Drake Dobson (195) all came ...

Wheeling Park Girls Bow Out of State Tournament

CHARLESTON — The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center has a reputation for wreaking havoc on shooters. In a week where records seem to be falling by the hour at the W.Va. State Girls Basketball Tournament, No. 4 Wheeling Park and No. 5 South Charleston played a game that won’t be ...

Wheeling Central Maroon Knights Punch Ticket To Charleston Again

WHEELING — When you win a championship the next goal becomes to turn around the following season and put yourself in a position to repeat. Thursday night Coach Mel Stephens’ Wheeling Central team did exactly that, and in a very emphatic manner. Freshman Ryan Reasbeck scored 13 of his ...

Shadyside Girls Reach Elite Eight

PICKERINGTON — From sweet to elite! Such is the case for the Shadyside Tigers. The Tigers — by virtue of their hard-earned 51-48 victory against Newark Catholic in front of a large crowd at Pickerington North High School — are on the brink of the OHSAA’s Division IV state ...