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High School Sports

Metheny Wins Bill Evans Award

MORGANTOWN — Not only did Kaden Metheny have the obvious ball skills and ability to shoot when he was lighting up the middle school ranks at Mountaineer Middle, but University coach Joe Schmidle saw something right away that impressed him more than anything. “I knew how skilled he was for ...

Woods, Davis Captain 43rd All-Valley Girls’ Basketball Team

BIG SCHOOL Shanley Woods Wheeling Park Captain One of the most exciting players in the state to watch, Shanley Woods is a threat to pull up from anywhere on the court. She proved that this year with 82 3-pointers as she averaged 18.9 points and 2.3 assists a game and shot 89 percent ...

Weir’s Spencer Verbally Commits to UNC for Track

WEIRTON — During the 2019 West Virginia state track meet, Weir’s Sebastian Spencer took the baton in the Class AA 4x100 in seventh place. From there came the most improbable comeback the crowd would see. Spencer made up ground and the closer he got to the lead of the pack, it became clear ...

Park’s Vargo Earns First Team All-State

MORGANTOWN — Alex Vargo has hit the pullup-jumper inside the foul line time after time throughout his illustrious career. He went back to his specialty shot in the most crucial moment of the season. Those shots and countless hours shooting in the gym paid off. Vargo drained the jumper ...

Oak Glen’s Zach Taylor Is Third Team All-State

CHARLESTON — During his junior campaign, Oak Glen’s Zach Taylor was the defensive shut down guy for the Golden Bears. He quickly transition to their best offensive weapon in his final year at Oak Glen. Taylor scored 18.1 points and per game. He also had three games over 30 points. Taylor ...

Maxwell Named First Team All-State

CHARLESTON — Wheeling Central didn’t get to make its well-earned trip to the state tournament this year but it’s success on the court did not go un-noticed. The Maroon Knights of head man Mel Stephens survived St. Marys in the regional co-final to punch their ticket to Charleston for ...

GW’s Lacy Wins Mary Ostrowski POY Award

George Washington’s Kalissa Lacy revels in the process and finds enjoyment in the effort she puts into improving her game at the gym year-round. Preseason, her name wasn’t necessarily at the top of many player-of-the year lists, but her rapid ascension from a nice shooter as a freshman to ...

Umpires Missing Out On 2020 Season

WHEELING — Umpires don’t get the limelight. They are at the field everyday, despite blazing hot temperatures or early season snowfalls, for the same reason as the players — they love the game. During the current coronavirus pandemic that has caused the postponement of prep baseball ...

Jerry Narcisi, Scott Nolte, Rich Wilinski Selected For OVAC HOF

This list of honorees in the Class of 2020 for the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame continues to grow with the addition of three more deserving individuals. Selected in the OVAC “Family” category is Jerry Narcisi of Shadyside; named as an OVAC “Contributor” is ...

Oak Glen’s Peyton Hall Captains All-Valley Wrestling Squad

WHEELING — Peyton Hall had a remarkable wrestling career at Oak Glen. The West Virginia University recruit became the first Golden Bear to win four West Virginia state championships in the school’s storied mat history. For his accomplishments, which are many, he’s been named captain of ...

Woods Earns First Team All-State

BECKLEY — The Wheeling Park girls’ basketball team held the top spot in the state AP poll for the majority of the season. The Patriots outstanding regular season was sparked by senior sharp-shooter Shanley Woods. After knocking down 82 3-pointers and shooting 90 percent from the ...

Ohio Prep Winter Sports Are Canceled

BYESVILLE — Meadowbrook head basketball coach Lou “Scooter” Tolzda felt his team was playing as well as anyone two weeks ago when it was preparing for the Division II regional tournament. And who could argue? The Colts were riding a 15-game winning streak and had won 22 of their ...

Dolan Harbors Hopes for Sports Resumption

WHEELING — While Ohio closed the book on its 2019-20 winter sports season Thursday morning, West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission Executive Director Bernie Dolan is still holding out hope to complete the girls and boys state basketball tournaments as well as play an ...

Park’s Vargo Verbally Commits to YSU

WHEELING — When it comes to hard work, Wheeling Park’s Alex Vargo personifies it. When he’s not practicing during a scheduled team practice or playing a game, he in the gym continuing trying to improve his skills. And his play has shown brilliantly during his tenure as a Patriot. So ...

Nitro’s Goins Named All-State Captain

FAIRMONT — In a 2019-20 season surrounded by uncertainty and unprecedented circumstances, it was a pair of unstoppable individual stars and two impeccable all-around teams who brought a certain degree of night-to-night assuredness to the Class AA girls’ basketball hoops scene all year long. ...

Matmen Honored

WHEELING — Rick Welker chairs the committee of five Ohio Valley wrestling dignitaries that select the honorees. The West Virginia representatives are Dr. Dan Doyle and Ron Mauck. The Ohio representatives are Kim North and Sean Smith. Today, the committee has the extreme pleasure of ...

Central’s Reinbeau Named First Team All-State

PARKERSBURG — Wheeling Central’s Kaylee Reinbeau finished her high school career with another memorable season. But it wasn’t without a little adversity. Despite a hamstring injury forcing her to miss four games, Reinbeau (19.5 ppg, 12.7 rpg) powered a Knights’ team dealing with many ...

2015 Blue Eagles Had Run for the Ages

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Five years ago, the Magnolia boys’ basketball team turned in a three-day state tournament span that the Blue Eagle faithful will remember the rest of their lives. It was a trip down memory lane for Coach Dave Tallman as he reflected back on his Blue Eagles squad making an ...

Weiskircher Inducted Into Third HOF

MARTINS FERRY — Rich Weiskircher has been retired from coaching for several years. The honors, however, continue to roll in for the former Martins Ferry High School grid star. Weiskircher enjoyed a successful two-decade run as head grid coach at Marysville High, located just outside of ...

Ballplayers Speak Out on Baseball Hiatus

WHEELING — These are interesting times in the world of sports. Prep and collegiate sports are each left with plenty of questions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. For one, seniors at the high school level who have not yet signed to play college baseball, softball or track but ...