High School Sports

St. C. Faces Bloom-Carroll in Region 15 Semi

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Each rung up the ladder of the Ohio postseason presents a different and stiffer challenge than the one before. As it pertains to the Division IV, Region 15 semifinals, St. Clairsville is as excited about that as ever. Because, to hear Brett McLean tell it, that and the ...

Cameron, Van Meet in First Round of Playoffs

CAMERON — It has been an exciting three years for Scott Holt and Cameron. In 30 regular seasons games, the Dragons have won 29 and have captured an OVAC title twice. This year, the Dragons secured a 10-0 regular season — the second in three years — and will play in Week 11 for the ...

Hubbard Is Next For Steubenville

BOARDMAN — A couple of teams that like to run the football will square off Saturday in the Division IV, Region 13 semifinals. Second-seeded Steubenville, the defending Division IV state champion, ran for 335 yards in its 38-13 quarterfinal victory over Akron Butchel. Meanwhile, Hubbard, the ...

Tyler Consolidated Makes 7th Straight Trip To State Tourney

SISTERSVILLE — Tyler Consolidated’s volleyball program has always relied on great leadership. This year’s Silver Knights team is no different. Six seniors will take the floor this week for Tyler in Charleston at the West Virginia Class A State Volleyball Tournament as the Knights look ...

Patriots Next for Golden Bears

NEW CUMBERLAND—Oak Glen will take on Independence on Friday as the Class AA State Tournament gets underway in Charleston. Golden Bears’ interim coach Elyssa Greathouse will be coaching in her first state tournament and is handling the experience with a positive attitude. “I’m just ...

Park Showed Resolve With Rebound

WHEELING — The Date: Oct. 26, 2018. The score: Parkersburg South 30, Wheeling Park 0. The choices: Fold up the tents or rebound and fight. To nobody’s surprise, Coach Chris Daugherty and his Wheeling Park coaching staff dug in a little deeper and their kids believed a little bit more. ...

Wrestling Season Kicks Off

WHEELING—While a handful of high school football teams are still seeking state championships in both Ohio and West Virginia, the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestling season officially kicked off Monday night when coaches, both head and assistant, and media members from all over the ...

Magnolia Claims Regional Volleyball Title

The Blue Eagles defeated Madonna in the first round of the regional tournament, followed by a win over Tyler Consolidated in the regional final to clinch the championship and earn a spot in the state tournament.

This Is Just the Beginning for Patriots Girls

BECKLEY — The Wheeling Park girls soccer team finished a remarkable season Saturday with a heartbreaking shootout loss to Hurricane in the state championship game. It was quite a feat considering the Patriots were replacing eight starters from last season and not much was expected from this ...

Park’s Delk Is Athlete of the Month

Wheeling Park girls soccer standout Emma Delk center, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Ohio County Athlete of the Month for October. The junior stalwart has helped lead the Patriots to a runnerup finish at the state tournament this weekend. She is shown receiving her award from Elks Youth ...

McCool Lauded by Elks Lodge

John Marshall football stalwart Chas McCool second from left, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Marshall County Athlete of the Month for October. The senior two-way standout has helped lead the Monarchs to the W.Va. Class AAA playoffs. McCool is shown receiving his award from Elks Youth ...

Park’s State Title Bid Ends in Shootout

BECKLEY — Shootouts are exciting to watch, but you won’t find many coaches or players that want a game to be decided in that fashion, let alone a state championship game. But that is the situation the Wheeling Park and Hurricane girls’ soccer teams found themselves in Saturday at Paul ...

St. Clairsville Gets Victory Over Fairland

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville began the second season similarly to how it finished the regular season. And that was with yet another impressive victory. The Red Devils made it 11 straight wins Saturday night thanks to a 34-6 dismantling of eighth-seeded Proctorville Fairland in the ...

Bellaire Defeats Ferry, 14-7

MARTINS FERRY — When the ball was flying at Cole Porter, he could hardly believe it. When his teammates were jumping all over him in the end zone, he couldn’t fathom it. And when the clock struck zero Saturday night at the Dave Bruney Football Complex, Porter was in awe. Bellaire, one ...

Linsly Takes Down Kiski, 36-7

WHEELING — Faced with a muddy field and a third-string quarterback at the helm, Linsly’s B.J. Depew rolled the dice Saturday with his offense. The Cadets’ veteran coach switched a couple of players around and it worked to perfection. The end result? A 36-7 dismantling of visiting Kiski ...

Big Red Moves on to Next Round

STEUBENVILLE — Reno Saccoccia was singing the praises of his “grunts” following Steubenville 38-13, Ohio Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinal victory against Akron Buchtel on Saturday night inside Harding Stadium. “Our grunt guys, that’s our offensive line, our tight ends and our ...

Wheeling Park Swept by University in Regional

WELLSBURG—Wheeling Park had a gameplan in place to keep University’s Ashten Boggs in check but executing that plan was a tall order. The 5’11 junior outside hitter generated 11 kills in key situations as the Hawks soared to a 25-15, 26-24, 25-7 victory in the Class AAA Region One ...

Indian Creek Bows Out of Division IV Playoffs

HUBBARD — Indian Creek’s season came to a tough end Saturday night at Hubbard’s Alumni Field with a 51-21 loss. The sixth-seeded Redskins were able to stay in striking distance for much of the first half of an Ohio Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinal, but in the second half the No. ...

Magnolia Stuns Wheeling Central

NEW MARTINSVILLE — When the season is winding down, thereís nothing that will make a coach smile more than when a team is playing its best ball. Turns out that’s what Doc Chapman sees in his Magnolia squad. And on Friday night, the Blue Eagles made a statement. After rushing out to a ...