High School Sports

Wheeling Central Flexes Its Muscle

WHEELING — When it comes to scoring goals, it is well known that Kenadee Wayt does the majority of the damage for Wheeling Central. While Wayt did lead the way in scoring during Wednesday’s game against Magnolia, the Maroon Knights showed what kind of firepower they have. Six different ...

Paden City Roars By Rival Blue Devils

PADEN CITY — Paden City grabbed the reigns early and never looked back during Wednesday’s volleyball match. The Wildcats tallied the first 11 points of the opening set and cruised to a convincing 25-10, 25-17 and 25-16 straight-set victory over visiting Beallsville. Cora Anderson ...

Steelers’ LBs Dupree, Watt Splash After Flipping Sides

PITTSBURGH — On the surface, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason decision to flip outside linebackers Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt looked a little bit of a reach. While Watt was steady and occasionally spectacular as a rookie in 2017 for a team that led the NFL in sacks, Dupree has spent much ...

Unbeatens St.C., Ferry to Clash

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — An old-fashioned ‘slobber-knocker.’ That’s the kind of game that first-year Martins Ferry coach Chas Yoder is expecting Friday night when his Purple Riders visit St. Clairsville for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Why would anyone expect any differently? After all, both the ...

Magnolia, River Are Both Looking to Right the Ship

HANNIBAL — Magnolia and River could not have started the season much different with the Blue Eagles winning their opener then losing the next two and the Pilots dropping their first two but picking up their first victory last week. Friday night at Martin Flannery Field, Coach Dave “Doc” ...

Monarchs, Big Reds Put Perfect Records on Line

BELLAIRE — Nelson Field should be rocking Saturday afternoon as two of the OVAC’s 11 unbeatens — Bellaire and John Marshall — meet in a matinee showdown. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. The Monarchs are off to one of their best starts in years under first-year head coach Jason Willis. ...

Central Wins 4th Straight OVAC Title

WHEELING — Another year, another trophy for Wheeling Central. The Maroon Knights have solidified itself as a powerhouse in golf as they captured the OVAC Class 1A/2A championship on an overcast Tuesday at Crispin Golf Course at Oglebay Park. Wheeling Central totaled 310 points, 33 more ...

St. C. Claims 4A Golf Title

WHEELING—Not too often is golf considered a true team sport. It is in St. Clairsville and that was on full display Tuesday at the chilly and soggy Jones Course at Oglebay Park’s Spiedel Golf Club. The Red Devils produced the top two finishers in the event and posted a collective score ...

Linsly Clips Steubenville

WHEELING — When two teams are evenly matched, a lone mistake may cost you. Steubenville found that out the hard way Tuesday as Linsly capitalized on an error before halftime, leading to an Athena Mariano goal, the lone one of the match as the Cadets earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory in girls ...

McGhee Grows Into Field General

WHEELING — Mike Young admits last season was a case of learning on the fly for Wheeling Central quarterback Curtis McGhee III. The fact he guided the Maroon Knights to a West Virginia Class A state championship while doing so was a remarkable feat, the coach believes. But much more is ...

Young Delivers In Life-or-Death Situation

WHEELING—I have always had the utmost respect for Mike Young. Not just because he is a state championship football coach many times over at Wheeling Central. Moreover, he is a dedicated family man, passionate teacher and a pillar of the community. My respect for him grew even more Sunday ...

Shadyside Tops Central

WHEELING—Wheeling Central volleyball Coach Donnie Murray knew heading into Monday night’s battle with powerful Shadyside that the key to his team’s success was trying to take the Tigers’ top two players out of the hitting zone. And while Macy Coffland (13 kills) and Jillian Joseph (10 ...

Wayt Adds Name To Record Book

WHEELING — Needless to say, Wheeling Central’s Kenadee Wayt has had one of the best sports careers in school history. She has helped the Maroon Knights win a West Virginia Class A state championship in track in 2017. She also was a main reason that Wheeling Central won its first on-field ...

Wheeling Park Uses Late Bauer Goal to Win

WHEELING — With less than a minute to go on a running clock and the scored tied at 1-1, it looked as if a back-and-forth matchup between Class AAA boys’ soccer powerhouses Wheeling Park and Jefferson would end in a draw. Wheeling Park’s Andrew Glass and Vincent Bauer had other ...

Linsly Has Its Way With Mogadore

WHEELING — Linsly coach B.J. Depew knew coming into the season that Week 3 against Mogadore was going to be one of the games his team had circled on the calendar. It was one with great meaning because, after all, the Cadets have never beated the Wildcats. However, it’s a whole new season ...

Bellaire Shaves Harrison, 14-7

BELLAIRE — Despite four turnovers and a couple of costly penalties, Bellaire is still undefeated after three weeks of high school football action. The Big Reds used a strong running game and a staunch defense in posting a 14-7 victory over Harrison Central on Saturday at soggy Nelson ...

Wheeling Central Cruises Past East Hardy

WHEELING — After watching his team suffer a 47-7 mercy-rule defeat at the hands of West Virginia Class A No. 1 Wheeling Central on Friday night at Bishop Schmitt Field, East Hardy coach Devon Orndorff made no bones about it. The Maroon Knights (3-0), who are the defending state champions, are ...

John Marshall Improves to 3-0

MOUNDSVILLE — In the blink of an eye John Marshall was in firm control of Friday night’s game at Monarch Stadium. Set up by a scrappy defense and outstanding field position, the Monarchs offense scored at will en route to a dominating 47-14 victory over Preston. John Marshall found the ...

Ritchea Has Big Day for Dragons

WHEELING — Cameron coach Scott Holt was worried about Friday night’s game against Valley because of the Lumberjacks’ size up front. Andrew Ritchea helped ease Holt’s concerns. Again and again and again and again and again. Ritchea had the best game of the career and one of the best ...

Shadyside Routs Magnolia, 50-20

SHADYSIDE — Any head coach wants to see his team improve from week to week. Shadyside’s Mark Holenka is no different. Friday night the veteran coach watched his squad excel on both sides of the ball in rolling to a stunning, 50-20 victory over visiting Magnolia on Fleming Field. The win ...