High School Sports

Park Girls Crush Jefferson, 72-33

WHEELING — These are busy times for the Wheeling Park girls’ basketball team. They are also successful times. The Patriots played, and won, their third game in five days, trouncing Jefferson, 72-33, on Friday night at the Palace on The Hill. This week’s work is not yet done for Coach ...

JM Celebrates Past OVAC and State Champions

The John Marshall wrestling program celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday night at the John Marshall Fieldhouse. The Monarchs recognized past OVAC and state champions along with past and current coaches. Honored were past and current coaches Bill Hinegardner, Larry Chambers, Roger ...

Weir Wins City Championship

WEIRTON — Weir came out with some hot shooting, got Madonna into a fast-paced game and converted that formula into a second straight city championship, winning 64-48 on Friday night inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. The Red Riders (8-3) had little trouble, as Madonna opened the game ...

Stoner Scores 1,000th Point in Bellaire Win

BELLAIRE — It was over early inside the ‘House of Champions’ at Bellaire High School Thursday evening. The homestanding Big Reds scored the game’s first 10 points and, outside of a brief lapse in the second quarter, never looked back en route to claiming a convincing 68-35 repeat ...

Buckeye Local Outlasts Linsly on the Mats in Wheeling

WHEELING — Despite a low number of wrestlers, Linsly was able to give Buckeye Local all it could handle Wednesday night inside the Stifel Fieldhouse. After falling behind 24-0, a Cadets rally fell short as the Panthers emerged with a 36-31 victory. The 106, 113 and 120 weight classes were ...

Abernathy, Wheeling Park Roll By Monarchs

WHEELING — John Marshall Coach Brock Melko had a plan coming into Wednesday night’s key girls’ basketball clash against fellow West Virginia big-school power, and arch-rival Wheeling Park. That plan was to slow down Patriots’ sharp-shooter Shanley Woods and do all the things that have ...

Steubenville Roughs Up Park

STEUBENVILLE — With the 66th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck wrestling tournament looming next week inside downtown Wheeling’s WesBanco Arena, a pair of traditional powerhouses collided in dual-meet action Wednesday night. Steubenville, ranked No. 8 in Division II in the ...

Gittings, Travis Lift Bears Past Cadets

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, as it galloped to a 67-46 victory over Linsly Wednesday night at the Golden Bear Fieldhouse. The Golden Bears offense was clicking, and the defense made stops, creating 16 turnovers. The difference in the game was ...

VanSickle Lifts Park In Thriller Vs. Big Red

WHEELING — Coaches say all the time to be ready when you number is called. For Wheeling Park’s Dustin VanSickle, this couldn’t have been more true. Despite only playing the final four minutes Tuesday night against Steubenville, it was VanSickle who may have made the biggest ...

Central Runs By Cameron

CAMERON — It was not exactly a textbook first quarter for Wheeling Central. However, after a sloppy first eight minutes, the Maroon Knights were able to get back to their style of play as they scored 31 points in the second quarter to secure a victory Tuesday night over Cameron, 77-44. ...

Monarchs Hang On Vs. Bruins

WELLSBURG—In a game in which both visiting John Marshall and winless Brooke were missing key components for at least part of Tuesday night’s contest, the difference between winning and losing turned out to be a nearly 11-minute stretch of time between the second and third quarters. While ...

St. Clairsville Overpowers Indian Creek, 79-51

ST. CLAIRSVILLE—Just before the second half began, Ryan Clifford came to the scoring table to take a quick look at the scorebook. He was checking on personal fouls because, to hear him tell it, he “doesn’t care who scores the ball.” That was never really a concern against Indian ...