High School Sports

Patriots Hand Devils 1st Loss

WHEELING — Two of the Ohio Valley’s premier baseball programs squared off Tuesday at cold and windy Wheeling Park, staging a back-and-forth affair. The homestanding Patriots used a strong finish during the last three innings to squeak past St. Clairsville by a 6-5 count. The win pushed ...

Brooke Uses Its Speed

WELLSBURG—Time and time again, the team that uses its speed on the bases to put pressure on the opposing defense wins the ballgame. Brooke baseball coach Ron Ujcich Jr. made sure his players understood that before the game. They got the message. The Bruins used the basepaths as a track ...

Wheeling Central Blanks Bellaire

WHEELING — It was the perfect confluence of events for the Wheeling Central baseball squad Tuesday afternoon. Pitching, hitting, defense, and even some help from the opponent in the form of six errors, meshed to result in a 10-0, six-inning victory against Bellaire at the J.B. Chambers ...

Big Red Rallies Past Edison

STEUBENVILLE — In the words of Steubenville softball coach Gus DiMarzio, Tuesday’s contest against Edison was “simply crazy.” Big Red led by five runs after two innings, trailed by one in the sixth and went on to win 13-6. After a six-run fifth gave Edison (3-3) its first lead of ...

John Marshall Hands Wheeling Central First Loss in Baseball

GLEN DALE — Although the weather remains cold in the Ohio Valley, things are beginning to heat up with the John Marshall baseball program. The Monarchs dropped their initial four contests this season under first-year coach Mark Cisar. The Monarchs are trending upward, however, as Cisar’s ...

Brooklynn Ruble Lifts Bridgeport Softball Past Linsly

WHEELING — While Bridgeport has only played three games so far this season, Coach Don Cash III has been ecstatic with the way his pitcher, Brooklynn Ruble has been playing. Monday was just another day at the office for the junior. Ruble fired nine strikeouts and also belted a two-run home ...

Red Devils Stay Perfect in Baseball; Defeat Harrison Central

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Harrison Central and St. Clairsville met for the second time in four days on the high school baseball diamond. And, for the second time, the Red Devils came away with a 10-1 victory Monday afternoon during snow flurries at Memorial Park. Tom Sliva’s crew remained ...

Shadyside Rallies Past River in Softball

SHADYSIDE — To say the final two innings Monday were productive ones for Shadyside would be an understatement. The Tigers scored eight times, the final three runs coming with two gone in the seventh, in rallying past River, 9-8, in prep softball action at the Mead Township ...

OVAC All-Stars Split Pair of Games

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A good, old-fashioned split. That’s exactly what transpired Sunday in the annual Samuel A. Mumley OVAC All-Star Basketball Games held before a large crowd at Ohio University Eastern’s Health and Physical Education Center. Using a strong second half, the Ohio girls ...

Bellaire Sweeps Past Monroe

ST. JOE — Melissa Lahna was not happy with the way her Bellaire softball team played last Thursday in a loss to Martins Ferry. And she didn’t mince any words about it, either. However, Sunday the veteran coach was all smiles as the Big Reds (4-1) swept a doubleheader from visiting Monroe ...

Steubenville Blanks Redskins

STEUBENVILLE — Veteran Steubenville coach Fred Heatherington has a simple philosophy for his team to deal with the string of bad weather that has led to postponed games early in the season — just stay ready. His club looked more than ready to be back on the diamond on a sunny but brisk ...

Baseball: A Cisar Tradition

NEW MARTINSVILLE—There is something about baseball that brings a father and son closer together. Whether it’s on the ballfield or playing catch in the backyard, baseball is a bond and a connection that will never be broken. Magnolia coach Dave Cisar and John Marshall coach Mark Cisar ...

Girls Lacrosse Attempting To Find Footing in Ohio Valley

WHEELING — Lacrosse is an up and coming sport in the Ohio Valley with four boys teams taking the field and Wheeling Central having won a state championship as recently as 2016. But were you aware that there are two local girls’ lacrosse teams? Wheeling Park and John Marshall both field ...

OVAC All-Stars Take The Floor Today at OUE

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For many of the participants in the Samuel A. Mumley OVAC All-Star Basketball Games, today be the final time many play an organized basketball game. It will definitely be the final time that they wear the basketball uniform of their high school. Add both of those up ...

Panthers Topple Potters

CONNORVILLE — Baseball can be a funny game at times. Saturday afternoon was another prime example. Buckeye Local pitchers walked 11 batters and hit one in the first four-plus innings as it trailed visiting East Liverpool 4-2. However, two huge double plays early kept the Panthers in the ...

Monarchs Run Past Blue Eagles

NEW MARTINSVILLE—Legendary Magnolia coach Dave Cisar taught his son everything he knows about the game. On Friday, Mark Cisar took the lessons he learned from his father growing up and executed them to perfection as he earned his first win as head coach of John Marshall with a 12-2 victory ...

Central Defeats Barnesville, 3-0

WHEELING — Coming off a hard-fought, late night victory at Madonna Thursday night, things didn’t look to get much easier Friday with Wheeling heading back home to entertain unbeaten Barnesville. And while Maroon Knights coach Bo McConnaughy’s squad did anything but put on an offensive ...

St. C. Sweeps Own Invitational

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Not even dropping temperatures, gusty winds and a steady drizzle could slow down host St. Clairsville Friday evening in the annual Dave Porterfield Invitational. The annual meet attracted an all-time best 20 schools, but after 17 events, it was the host Red Devils who ...

Martins Ferry Scores Six Unanswered to Beat UL

MARTINS FERRY — Trailing visiting Union Local 4-1 entering the bottom half of the second inning Friday, Martins Ferry coach Anthony Reasbeck challenged his players. He wanted to know what type of team he has in the early portion of the season. “I still don’t know,” he said after ...

Wheeling Park Softball Team Sweeps Oak Glen

WHEELING — It certainly hasn’t been the ideal spring season for sports weather-wise. Hence, the Wheeling Park softball team has not stepped foot on the diamond since March 26 against Brooke. With no rain in the forecast, Wheeling Park overcame a slow start and capitalized on six Oak Glen ...