High School Sports

Young Delivers In Life-or-Death Situation

WHEELING—I have always had the utmost respect for Mike Young. Not just because he is a state championship football coach many times over at Wheeling Central. Moreover, he is a dedicated family man, passionate teacher and a pillar of the community. My respect for him grew even more Sunday ...

Shadyside Tops Central

WHEELING—Wheeling Central volleyball Coach Donnie Murray knew heading into Monday night’s battle with powerful Shadyside that the key to his team’s success was trying to take the Tigers’ top two players out of the hitting zone. And while Macy Coffland (13 kills) and Jillian Joseph (10 ...

Wayt Adds Name To Record Book

WHEELING — Needless to say, Wheeling Central’s Kenadee Wayt has had one of the best sports careers in school history. She has helped the Maroon Knights win a West Virginia Class A state championship in track in 2017. She also was a main reason that Wheeling Central won its first on-field ...

Wheeling Park Uses Late Bauer Goal to Win

WHEELING — With less than a minute to go on a running clock and the scored tied at 1-1, it looked as if a back-and-forth matchup between Class AAA boys’ soccer powerhouses Wheeling Park and Jefferson would end in a draw. Wheeling Park’s Andrew Glass and Vincent Bauer had other ...

Linsly Has Its Way With Mogadore

WHEELING — Linsly coach B.J. Depew knew coming into the season that Week 3 against Mogadore was going to be one of the games his team had circled on the calendar. It was one with great meaning because, after all, the Cadets have never beated the Wildcats. However, it’s a whole new season ...

Bellaire Shaves Harrison, 14-7

BELLAIRE — Despite four turnovers and a couple of costly penalties, Bellaire is still undefeated after three weeks of high school football action. The Big Reds used a strong running game and a staunch defense in posting a 14-7 victory over Harrison Central on Saturday at soggy Nelson ...

Wheeling Central Cruises Past East Hardy

WHEELING — After watching his team suffer a 47-7 mercy-rule defeat at the hands of West Virginia Class A No. 1 Wheeling Central on Friday night at Bishop Schmitt Field, East Hardy coach Devon Orndorff made no bones about it. The Maroon Knights (3-0), who are the defending state champions, are ...

John Marshall Improves to 3-0

MOUNDSVILLE — In the blink of an eye John Marshall was in firm control of Friday night’s game at Monarch Stadium. Set up by a scrappy defense and outstanding field position, the Monarchs offense scored at will en route to a dominating 47-14 victory over Preston. John Marshall found the ...

Ritchea Has Big Day for Dragons

WHEELING — Cameron coach Scott Holt was worried about Friday night’s game against Valley because of the Lumberjacks’ size up front. Andrew Ritchea helped ease Holt’s concerns. Again and again and again and again and again. Ritchea had the best game of the career and one of the best ...

Shadyside Routs Magnolia, 50-20

SHADYSIDE — Any head coach wants to see his team improve from week to week. Shadyside’s Mark Holenka is no different. Friday night the veteran coach watched his squad excel on both sides of the ball in rolling to a stunning, 50-20 victory over visiting Magnolia on Fleming Field. The win ...

St. Clairsville Upends Meadowbrook

BYESVILLE — Successful football — regardless of the level — has been built on the same recipe since the sport was founded. The majority of the ingredients include: run the football, take care of the football, control the line of scrimmage and play good defense. St. Clairsville placed ...

Steubenville Gets Victory Over St. Joseph

STEUBENVILLE — Caleb Mitchell and David Tuttle ran for two touchdowns each Friday in Steubenville’s 40-19 victory over Canada Football North St. Joseph inside Harding Stadium. Clayton Criss, making his second start at quarterback, overcame a shaky start to throw for 306 yards and another ...

Weir Survives James Monroe

WEIRTON — Weir scored a touchdown late Friday night and then had to hold on for dear life with a stop at its 1-yard line as time ran out to seal a 26-20 victory over James Monroe. The large Jimmy Carey Stadium crowd was on its feet with 2.7 seconds left as Mavericks junior quarterback ...

Martins Ferry Crushes Union Local

MARTINS FERRY — It was Hall of Fame Night at the Dave Bruney Football Complex on Friday. Chas Yoder’s Purple Riders didn’t disappoint the latest group of HOF enshrinees. Ferry moved to 3-0 with an impressive 39-7 downing of previously unbeaten Union Local. In the process, it snapped a ...

Wheeling Park Boys Down Spring Mills, 2-0

WHEELING — Jason Pennybacker made his opportunities count Friday evening against Spring Mills. The Wheeling Park junior striker headed in Park’s opening goal and assisted on the other as the Patriots (6-2) defeated Spring Mills by a 2-0 score at Wheeling Island Stadium. Pennybacker got ...

Brooke Outduels John Marshall

WELLSBURG—Brooke volleyball coach Lori Lynn Jackson wanted to see her team be aggressive at the net on Thursday. Despite dropping the third set, the Bruins did exactly what their coach expected as they upended visiting John Marshall in four sets by counts of 25-20, 25-18, 22-25 and ...

Wheeling Central Rallies Past Cameron

CAMERON — With the fall season still young, Wheeling Central coach Donnie Murray knew that he and his volleyball squad was going to have to go through a process of getting used to a new system. However, the Maroon Knights do have senior leadership in the mix. After letting a nine-point ...

Field Is Unveiled for Cancer Research Classic

WHEELING — Dr. Gregory Merrick is never satisfied. Especially as it pertains to the Cancer Research Classic, Merrick is always seeking to do more. And for the 11th consecutive year, Merrick, who serves as the director of the Schiffler Cancer Center and men’s health at Wheeling ...

Magnolia Invades Shadyside

SHADYSIDE — When you mention Magnolia and Shadyside during football season, you think of two small schools nestled along the Ohio River as being rivals. However, that may be the truth in a sense, but in reality the Blue Eagles and Tigers have only met three times on the gridiron since the ...

Linsly Hoping to Get Revenge on Mogadore

WHEELING — Following a pair of convincing victories to begin the season, Linsly gets its first real acid test of the season Saturday afternoon when Ohio perennial small school power Mogadore visits Fawcett Field inside Lockhart Alumni Stadium. Coach Matt Adorni’s Wildcats (2-0) are a team ...