High School Sports

Shadyside Second At District Track Meet

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Not even two weather delays for lightning could deny a strong and large collection of area athletes a regional berth. The Division III Eastern District Track and Field Championship wrapped up Friday evening at overcast and damp Red Devil Stadium. The next leg of the ...

Battista Back at the Helm of Bellaire Basketball

BELLAIRE — Second chances in life do not come around all of the time. J.R. Battista is well aware of that. Thus when Ben Doyle submitted his resignation as the Bellaire High School basketball coach after two seasons, Battista didn’t hesitate to apply for the job that he held for six ...

Wheeling Park Softball Is State Bound

WHEELING — With a berth in the West Virginia state softball tournament on the line in Game 3 of the regional series, Wheeling Park relied on a bloop, a blast and getting outs in key situations as the difference makers Thursday afternoon against Morgantown. Lauren Fox’s two-run bloop ...

Philo Outslugs Steubenville

LORE CITY — The deepest postseason run in Big Red softball history came to a tough ending on Thursday. Gus DiMarzio’s club, making its first district final appearance, committed six errors and did not get the timely hits that had become the norm, falling to a red-hot Philo team, 15-2, in ...

Martins Ferry Softball Falls In District Final

CAMBRIDGE — Sometimes, the other team is just good. Or, in Garaway’s case, very good. The Pirates staged a hitting clinic in their Ohio Division III East 2 district final against Martins Ferry on Thursday and didn’t bring the curtain down on it until the last Purple Rider batter was ...

Wheeling Central Lacrosse Gearing Up for W.Va. Title

WHEELING — The Wheeling Central lacrosse team has grown by leaps and bounds this season but there is still work to be done. The young Maroon Knights have one more test in front of them — a state championship. Central will travel to Shawnee Park near Charleston at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday ...

Wheeling Central Punches Ticket to State Softball Tournament in Vienna

ELLENBORO — Anticipating a changeup on the 2-2 count with two outs, no runners on base and a tied game at one-all in the top of the fourth inning, Wheeling Central third baseman Ally Davidson timed her swing and was rewarded with a floater over the left field fence. That one run was what ...

Wheeling Central Maroon Knights Are Regional Bound in Baseball

WHEELING — The weather finally cooperated but Wheeling Central still brought the thunder and even some two out lightning to the plate on Wednesday. The Maroon Knights scored eight runs in the first two innings en route to an 11-3 triumph over Cameron in the decisive Game 3 of the Class A ...

Wheeling Park Falls to Morgantown; Will Play in Decisive Game 3

MORGANTOWN — Seasons for both the Morgantown and Wheeling Park softball team have been defined by trying to limit mistakes in the field, and that trend carried over into the Class A Region One tournament between the Mohigans and Patriots. In Game 1 on Tuesday, in was Morgantown that ...

Magnolia Boys Look to Defend State Track Title in Charleston this Weekend

CHARLESTON — The final days of track season in West Virginia are right around the corner as the West Virginia High School state track meet kicks off at 2 p.m. on Friday at Laidley Field. Many area athletes will strap on the spikes one final time this season to see if they can get on the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Magnolia’s Season Comes to an End in Baseball

ELLENBORO — Magnoliaís season came to an end in baseball as it fell to Ritchie County 2-0 in the West Virginia Class A Region One, Section Two championship game. The Rebels scored all 10 of their runs in the second and third inning en route to a victory. Ritchie County will face off ...

Barnesville Shamrocks Back on Track With Victory Against Fort Frye

BARNESVILLE — The Barnesville Shamrocks’ baseball ship is officially righted. The late-season swoon that saw them lose five of six entering the tournament is officially in the past. Since the Shamrocks opened sectional play on Saturday, Coach D.J. Butler’s team has looked much like ...

Edison Bests Buckeye Local in 12th Inning in Baseball Tournament

RICHMOND — With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 12th inning, senior Andrew Kinney gave Coach Mike Collopy a look as he approached the plate. The veteran Edison baseball coach had a good feeling in that moment, and it proved to be right. Kinney dropped a hit into the ...