High School Sports

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 ...

Park Rolls Past Rival JM

WHEELING — Like most teams this season, John Marshall looked at the film and thought it saw something to exploit in Wheeling Park’s pass defense. But the Patriots (7-3) had a little something extra up their sleeve. The Monarchs (6-4) threw the ball what is easily a season-high 41 times, ...

Park Advances To State Title

BECKLEY—Graceylyn Hanna has a knack for coming up with the big goal when her team needs it most. Hanna’s goal in the 48th minute snapped a scoreless tie and Mia Zecca added an insurance tally in the 74th as the Wheeling Park girls’ soccer team advanced to the W.Va. Class AAA state ...

Irish Tame Golden Bears

BECKLEY—Oak Glen coach Ryan Wells knew what his team was getting into. An experienced Charleston Catholic squad stood in the way of the Golden Bears reaching the state title game. The Irish controlled play from the beginning, keeping the Oak Glen offense in check and earning a 3-2 victory ...

Tigers Roar Past Warriors

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Shadyside has been one of the premier small-school football programs in Eastern Ohio for more than a decade. It did nothing to tarnish that reputation Friday night in its 14th straight postseason appearance. The fourth-seeded Tigers (9-2) captured the school’s first ...

OVAC All-Star Soccer Rosters Announced

Another exciting soccer season is in the books and there is no better way to cap it off than with the annual OVAC All-Star Soccer Games, slated for Sunday, Nov. 11 at Red Devil Stadium in St. Clairsville. The boys will play at 1 p.m., followed by the girls at 3 p.m. In the boys’ game, the ...

Crusaders Shut Down By Kirtland on the Road

From staff reports CHESTERLAND—For the first time this season, the Catholic Central football team lost on the road, and it happened at the worst possible moment. The Crusaders lost to Kirtland, 59-0, in a Division VI, Region 21 sectional contest on Friday at West Geagua High School. ...

Central Repeats as Sectional Champs

Wheeling Centrall repeats as the WVSSAC Class A Region One, Section One Champions by defeating No. 3 seed in straight sets on Wednesday and No. 1 seed Madonna in straight sets on Thursday. Both games were played at Hundred.

Tigers, Warriors To Play at St. C.

SHADYSIDE—New kids on the block versus the wily veterans. That’s the best way to describe Friday night’s Division VI, Region 23 quarterfinal matchup between fifth-seeded Adena and No. 4 Shadyside. Adena is 0-4 all-time in the postseason, while Shadyside checks in with a 29-19 all-time ...

River Draws Top Ranked Lucas

HANNIBAL—After losing a dozen well-decorated seniors to graduation following the 2017 high school football season, not many people in Monroe County, or the Ohio valley, expected River to do much in 2018. Among those individuals who wasn’t casting any doubts was veteran River head coach ...

Wheeling Park Girls Eye State Championship

WHEELING — It is funny how sports work sometimes. Last season, the Wheeling Park girls’ soccer team had it all. That group was penciled in as a state championship contender from the preseason. They lost in the regional. Gone are eight starters, leaving behind an inexperienced group that ...

Oak Glen Ready Is for First Trip to Beckley

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen girls’ soccer team will make history Friday when it takes the pitch at the YMCA Youth Sports Complex in Beckley for the first time. The Golden Bears had never reached the W.Va. State Soccer Tournament until this year and will take on a field that is no ...

Monarchs, Patriots Clash In Rivalry Game

WHEELING — It’s a rivalry game with a pair of playoff bound teams fighting for position, along with a whole lot of pride on the line. Wheeling Park enters Friday night’s battle with arch-rival John Marshall sitting at No. 8 in the latest West Virginia Class AAA playoff standings while ...

Central, Magnolia Meet in Regular Season Finale

NEW MARTINSVILLE — There is no question that the records may be different when looking at powerful Wheeling Central and Magnolia, however, the ultimate goal is the same and both teams are currently playing at a level that could get them to that goal. Mike Young’s unbeaten Maroon Knights ...

Magnolia Wins Sectional Title

MIDDLEBOURNE — There was a sense of resiliency in the Magnolia volleyball team Wednesday night during the West Virginia Class A Region One, Section Two championship match between Tyler Consolidated. After falling to the Silver Knights on Tuesday, the Blue Eagles had to win two matches to ...

St. Clairsville Welcomes Fairland Saturday

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville football team rang up an impressive list of accomplishments during the regular season. Things like an OVAC title, Buckeye 8 championship and the school’s seventh undefeated regular season have all been crossed off the goal sheet. As exciting as ...

Big Red On Quest For 2nd Straight State Title

STEUBENVILLE—Steubenville’s quest for a second straight Ohio Division IV championship begins Saturday with a Region 13 quarterfinal match against a very familiar foe. Akron Butchel will invade Harding Stadium at 7 p.m. for its 10th all-time meeting with Big Red. Steubenville holds a 7-2 ...

Monarchs Secure AAA Sectional Championship

WELLSBURG — The pressure was on and the stakes were high. With the West Virginia Class AAA Region One, Section One championship on the line and its back against the wall, John Marshall shocked Wheeling Park in a five-set thriller by scores of 25-17, 20-25, 20-25, 25-16 and 15-11 to claim ...

Wheeling Hospital Adds Girls’ Event

WHEELING — The Cancer Research Classic has developed into one of the nation’s premier boys’ basketball events during the course of the last 11 years. While the brainchild of Dr. Gregory Merrick puts the Ohio Valley in the limelight in terms of sports, one of its main objectives is to ...

West Liberty Women Fall to WVU in Exhibition Tilt

MORGANTOWN — Veteran West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey knew he had a roster of players that could score any time from any place on the court. But could the Mountaineers defend? Second-year coach Kyle Cooper and his Division-II women’s team from West Liberty ...