High School Sports

Rain Washes Out Beast of the East

STEUBENVILLE — Championships are meant to be won on the field, not in the standings. That’s not how it went down on Sunday. Due to a downpour of rain and a water covered infield at Vaccaro Field in Steubenville, the 19U semifinal and championship games were canceled. By rule, the ...

Armstrong Grizzlies Take Down Moundsville Post 3

STEUBENVILLE — They’re not all pretty. Moundsville Post 3 was doomed by a lack of players (nine) and a lack of pitchers and the Armstrong Grizzlies made them pay. Armstrong dominated Moundsville 14-0 in the first place bracket of the 31st Annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East on Sunday at ...

St. C. Falls In Don Coss Invite Championship

CAMBRIDGE — It’s a well-known fact that beating a team three times during a summer in American Legion baseball is hard to do. Doing it four times is even rarer. St. Clairsville Post 159 found that out the hard way Sunday at steamy Don Coss Field inside the Cambridge City Parks as ...

Rain Sends Majority Of Beast Teams Home Early

WHEELING — A total of 90 teams entered this week’s 31st Annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament but only 24 will play for a first place trophy — six in each division. In fact, due to rain and poor field conditions, only the first place brackets will be played today. There will ...

Versatility at QB, RB Is Key for Ohio Offense

WINTERSVILLE — Andrew Connor and the Ohio coaching staff know that being versatile offensively is going to be a key ingredient for success at the 74th OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. And that was clearly the mindset when he and his staff selected their quarterbacks and running ...

Shadyside Football to Embark on 100th Season

SHADYSIDE — The numbers are simply staggering. Whether it’s the wins (569), playoff berths (20), state championship game appearances (2) or OVAC titles (14), the amount of success enjoyed by the Shadyside football program is matched or exceeded by very few in the Ohio Valley. Regardless ...

Wheeling Post 1 Sweeps Day 2 of Beast of the East

WHEELING — Every time Wheeling Post 1 pitcher Ryan Hummel steps on the mound, he puts all of his trust in his teammates. That trust was on full display on Friday as the right-hander from Wheeling Park pitched to contact and threw six scoreless innings of three-hit ball — striking out four ...

Moundsville Post 3 Keeps On Rolling in Beast of the East

WHEELING — After going 4-0 in pool play during the 2018 Edgar Martin Beast of the East 19U Tournament, it’s no surprise to Moundsville Post 3 coach Bill Williams that his team is 3-0 entering today’s action in the 31st annual midsummer edition. Moundsville (6-2 overall) picked up a pair ...

West Virginia Backfield Will Have Plenty of Options for OVAC All-Star Game

PARKERSBURG — Mike Eddy and his coaching staff sat down with the nominations for the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game and recognized many of the names they had to choose from. Because they had some restless nights during the season trying to figure out how to defend many ...

Wheeling Post 1 Splits Pair on Day 1

WHEELING — The first game of the 31st Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament couldn’t have gone any better for Wheeling Post 1. The second game, on the other hand, nothing went its way. Wheeling Post 1 split a pair during Thursday’s opening contests at the J.B. Chambers I-470 ...

Monarchs Fall at Home

GLEN DALE — The Beast of the East is not a sprint, it’s a four-day marathon. That’s the approach the West Virginia Monarchs and Hiland Hawks took on the first day of the 31st Annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament. Both teams kept their pitchers’ pitch counts down by ...

Steel Town Maulers Too Much for Weirton

WEIRTON — A good start turned into a disaster. The Weirton Post 10 Legion baseball team led early on, but several miscues in the field resulted in a self-inflicted loss as the Steel Town Maulers came away with a 13-4 victory in five innings in Game 1 of the 31st Annual Edgar Martin Beast of ...

Quality Over Quantity At Beast Showcase

WHEELING —The Minnesota Twins drafted Matthew Swain 23rd in this year’s MLB Draft. Just several years ago, Swain was firing fastballs at the Edgar Martin Beast of the East Showcase at Patterson Field. On Wednesday, the 31st annual showcase kicked off at Patterson Field but with the lowest ...

Eddy is Ready for Final Game with Coaching Staff

PARKERSBURG — Regardless if West Virginia wins or loses the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game, it’s sure to be an emotional evening for Mike Eddy and his coaching staff. Eddy — the now former Parkersburg South High School head coach — will guide the Mountain State ...

Linsly Lacrosse Standout Graham Lofstead Inks With Lake Erie College

Linsly lacrosse standout Graham Lofstead recently committed to Division II Lake Erie College, in Painesville, Ohio where he will be entering the Honors Program, studying pre-law, and continuing his lacrosse career. While playing for Linsly, Lofstead was a four-time, all-state defenseman. He ...

Chas McCool and Lydia Knutsen Selected as Mr. and Ms. Monarch

Chas McCool and Lydia Knutsen have earned the title of Mr. and Ms. Monarch at John Marshall High School for the 2018-19 school year. While at JM, McCool lettered three times in football and wrestling, and four times in baseball. He was named All-OVAC first team football and second team ...