High School Sports

Wheeling Park Girls Bow Out of State Tournament

CHARLESTON — The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center has a reputation for wreaking havoc on shooters. In a week where records seem to be falling by the hour at the W.Va. State Girls Basketball Tournament, No. 4 Wheeling Park and No. 5 South Charleston played a game that won’t be ...

Wheeling Central Maroon Knights Punch Ticket To Charleston Again

WHEELING — When you win a championship the next goal becomes to turn around the following season and put yourself in a position to repeat. Thursday night Coach Mel Stephens’ Wheeling Central team did exactly that, and in a very emphatic manner. Freshman Ryan Reasbeck scored 13 of his ...

Shadyside Girls Reach Elite Eight

PICKERINGTON — From sweet to elite! Such is the case for the Shadyside Tigers. The Tigers — by virtue of their hard-earned 51-48 victory against Newark Catholic in front of a large crowd at Pickerington North High School — are on the brink of the OHSAA’s Division IV state ...

Two Bridgeport Wrestlers Moving On to the State Quarterfinals

COLUMBUS — For the first time since 1994, Bridgeport has a pair of wrestlers in the quarterfinals of the championship bracket. Mason Kuneff (160) and Tino Kusic (170) both punched their tickets via opening-round wins as the 82nd annual Ohio state tournament kicked off its three-day stay ...

St. Clairsville’s Caden Stout Wins Sixth Straight Bout at Ohio State Tourney

COLUMBUS — St. Clairsville’s Caden Stout didn’t let the bright lights of Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center faze him Thursday at the 82nd annual Ohio state wrestling tournament. The Red Devils’ freshman won his sixth straight bout. He lost his opener of the district ...

Cameron Falls To St. Marys

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Blue Devils denied the Cameron Dragons their first state tournament appearance, making short work by drilling 12 3s and shooting 41 percent from deep to finish with an 84-55 Class A, Region One co-final win Thursday and reaching the state tourament for the first time ...

Eden Gainer, Wheeling Central Girls Rout Tucker County in State Tournament

CHARLESTON — The stats don’t lie: 50 percent from the field (20 of 40); 55.6 percent from 3-point land (10 of 18) and 90.5 percent from the free-throw line (19 of 21). Wheeling Central girls’ basketball coach Penn Kurtz said he will take those numbers in any gym. But doing it at the ...

Magnolia Blue Eagles Fall at State Against Trinity

CHARLESTON —With two of the biggest players in the state on the court, it turned out to be one of the shortest that made the biggest difference. Trinity’s 5-foot-4 sparkplug Reagan Sharp was stellar with 40 points — 16 in the fourth quarter and 10 of 12 from the free-throw line — to ...

Ohio State High School Wrestling Tournament Starts Today

COLUMBUS — For 35 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestlers, their dream of reaching the 82nd annual Ohio state tournament has been attained. The goal now is to reach the podium Saturday night and earn All-Ohio status. Nineteen of those competitors will be entered in the Division II portion ...

Wheeling Park Boys Ousted by University in Regional Co-Final

WHEELING — Some losses are more painful than others. When you’re only one win away from gaining a state tournament berth, a loss can be heartbreaking. That is what the Wheeling Park boys’ basketball team is feeling today. The Patriots saw a successful campaign end one win shy of a ...

Wheeling Central Girls Ready To Defend West Virginia Class A State Title

WHEELING — It has become a rite of March — Wheeling Central embarking on a trip to the girls state basketball tournament in Charleston. So it is again this season for the Maroon Knights, overcoming adversity along the way in a bid to successfully defend last year’s Class A ...

Wheeling Park Swimming Star Abby Turner is Ohio County Athlete of Month

Wheeling Park girls swimming sensation, Abby Turner, center, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Ohio County Athlete of the Month for February. Turner recently won two individual state championships at the 2019 West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission’s High School Swim ...