High School Sports

Sommer Hits Game-Winner For Bridgeport

WOLFHURST — It was cold and wet outside Bridgeport High School on Thursday night. But inside, it was “Sommertime.” Angela Sommer, the Bulldogs’ senior point guard, dropped in a layup with 3.8 seconds left that lifted the hosts to a thrilling 56-54 come-from-behind triumph against ...

Magnolia Earns 10th Win

SISTERSVILLE — Aquera Cabral was unstoppable behind the 3-point arc as she cashed in on six to compile 20 points as Magnolia defeated Tyler Consolidated, 55-42. Kyndra Pilant posted a game-high 21 points for the Blue Eagles (10-2). For the Silver Knights (6-7), Josey Jones compiled a ...

Shorthanded Knights Rally to Victory

WHEELING — Despite missing two all-state guards, the heart of the Wheeling Central girls’ basketball team remained. After falling behind by nine points late in the third quarter without Hannah White and Eden Gainer, the Maroon Knights rallied to stun Linsly, 68-59, on Wednesday night at ...

Hawks Rout JM in Top-10 Showdown

MOUNDSVILLE — It was billed as a Top-10 West Virginia Class AAA girls’ basketball matchup between No. 8 University and No. 7 John Marshall. But it turned into a rout in a hurry Wednesday night at the John Marshall Field House. Abbie Coen led three double-figure scorers with 14 points as ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Stephens Secures 300th Win at Central

WEIRTON—Wheeling Central coach Mel Stephens celebrated his 300th win of his career with his family. The Maroon Knights made it possible with a 69-29 victory over Madonna on Wednesday night. “This was very nice,” Stephens said. “I’ve been doing this a long time. I had my wife, my ...

Madonna Escapes Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER — The Madonna girls’ basketball team, ranked No. 7 in West Virginia Class A, was given a big test by young, feisty Oak Glen on Wednesday night. In the second half, though, the Blue Dons’ size advantage was too much, and Coach Rodney Boniti’s group improved to 10-2 with ...

Ripley’s Starcher Is Female McCoy Winner

By RICK RYAN Charleston Gazette-Mail RIPLEY — Even though she’s 16 and yet to compete in her junior season at Ripley, Tori Starcher has already carved out quite the resume in high school track. Starcher has run in eight events at the state meet at University of Charleston Stadium — ...

Wheeling Park Brings Down University

WHEELING—The Palace on the Hill became Keondre’ King’s castle Tuesday night. The senior finished with 27 points, including 11 straight third quarter points, to help Wheeling Park avenge an earlier season loss to University in the form of a 78-68 victory. “This was a nice quality win ...

Central Boys Hold Off Linsly

By JOSH STROPE Sports Editor WHEELING — After a tough loss to top-ranked Notre Dame last week, Wheeling Central had little time to pout and lick its wounds. With four rivalry games this week — the last three on the road — Tuesday’s contest against city foe Linsly was close to a ...

St. C. Seniors Ignite Victory Vs. Harrison Central

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Big games, big atmospheres and when their teams need them most is when seniors usually step up. That was true of Tuesday evening’s ‘Clifford Bowl’ Part 2 on John Jenkins Court. St. Clairsville’s Matt Busby, Craig Bober and Justin Heatherington were the key senior ...

PREP ROUNDUP: St. John Central’s Nixon Hits 1,000-Point Plateau

MORGANTOWN — Kaylin Nixon went for 22 points, reaching the 1,000-point mark, but St. John Central was defeated by Trinity, 60-31, in girls’ prep basketball action. Cameron 51, Clay-Battelle 36 CAMERON — Madge Lucey paced Cameron with 15 points in a victory over Clay-Battelle. Kori ...

Wheeling Park Bounces Brooke

WHEELING — Brooke knew what it was getting into Monday night when the Bruins traveled to take on West Virginia Class AAA No. 3 Wheeling Park in a girls’ basketball contest. But there was very little Coach Ryan Scherich’s squad could do about it as the Patriots turned up the pressure ...

River Fends Off Shadyside

SHADYSIDE — River and Shadyside have become relatively common foes during the course of the last couple of seasons. Along with their regular season meetings, they also squared off in last season’s OVAC Class 2A championship game. The rivals renewed acquantainces Monday evening in front of ...

Big Reds Pull Away from Huskies

BELLAIRE — When Lexee McAfee drained a 3-pointer from the left wing to pull Harrison Central to within six points of Bellaire with 5:21 remaining in the second quarter Monday night, Huskies coach Nick Yourkovich called a quick timeout. Unfortunately for Yourkovich and his squad, the ...

Mikula, Red Riders Take Down Golden Bears

Weir 71, Oak Glen 42 WEIRTON — Sophia Mikula netted 24 points as Weir secured a victory over Oak Glen. Isabella Aperfine scored 18 points for the Red Riders while Gia Fuscardo tallied 10. For the Golden Bears, Maggie Kovalcik had a team-high 14 points. Indian Creek 71 Buckeye ...