High School Sports

Goodwin Gives Back To His Hometown

WHEELING—It has been a dream of CJ Goodwin’s to give back to his hometown. The NFL cornerback and graduate of Linsly had that chance on Saturday as over 200 kids packed the East Wheeling Sports Complex for the PeGa Foundation’s Inaugural Sports and Speed Camp. The event kicked off at 9 ...

Beast of the East Ready for Its 30th Year

ELM GROVE — Bo McConnaughy spent part of Friday morning helping unload bags of Diamond Dry at Patterson Field. It’s something he hopes he doesn’t have to use this week at the venerable ballpark, which has played host to many a game in its day. For the past 30 years, Patterson Field ...

Cameron Coaches Will Lead W.Va. All-Star Team

WHEELING — The Cameron Dragons put forth a season to remember last fall. The coaching staff — and several of the players — is now reaping the rewards. After guiding the Dragons to a 9-1 regular season, an OVAC title and berth in the Class A playoffs, the Dragons’ mentors will now ...

Ohio Announces Coaching Staff

MORRISTOWN — It didn’t take long for Bruce Stiles and his now former Union Local staff to accept the invitation to coach the Ohio squad for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. “When Bob (Koch) called me, I took it to our coaches and it was a unanimous, ‘yes,’” ...

Moundsville Swept by Marietta

MOUNDSVILLE—On a scorching hot day, Moundsville Post 3 found itself in a scoring drought. Marietta Post 64 shutout host Moundsville Post 3 in a pair of contests on Saturday to sweep a double-header by scores of 4-0 and 6-0. Post 64 plated multiple runs in the first inning of both games to ...

Park Wins On And Off Field

WHEELING—Academics and athletics go hand in hand at Wheeling Park. The Patriots recently received the inaugural West Virginia Class AAA girls MVB Bank Champions Cup, which recognizes the top high school performances in both academics and athletics. Wheeling Park has also won the OVAC Cup ...

St. C. Lays One On Wheeling

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — What a difference a day makes. Thursday night, St. Clairsville Post 159 manager Mike Muklewicz wasn’t exactly as pleased as punch with his team’s all-around effort in an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 inside Vaccaro Field. Twenty-fours ...

Eft To Coach Creek Girls

WINTERSVILLE — After 10 seasons as an assistant coach, Steve Eft is making the move to the big seat. Eft was recently named the new girls’ basketball coach at Indian Creek High School. He was also hired as a guidance counselor for the district’s middle school. “I want to thank the ...

Jefferson County Too Much For St.C

STEUBENVILLE—The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team was happy to finally be playing at Vaccaro Field again, and it made the most of it. Post 33 plated five runs in the bottom of the third inning and did not look back en route to an 8-1 victory over St. Clairsville Post 159 ...

Ray Named New Bridgeport Football Coach

BRIDGEPORT — For the third time in four years, Bridgeport High School has named a new head football coach. Martins Ferry native Fred Ray, 37, was introduced as the Bulldogs new grid boss during a regular monthly meeting of the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District’s Board of ...

Moundsville Near Perfect in Victory

NEW MARTINSVILLE — After a slow start, Moundsville Post 3 coach Scott Donohew feels things are starting to come around for his team, and just in time with the Beast of the East Tournament on tap for next week. Tuesday against new Area One foe New Martinsville Post 28, his team was nearly ...

Wyatt Enjoys Her Time At Ferry Aquatic Club Invite

MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry’s Skylar Wyatt has some history with the annual Martins Ferry Aquatic Club Invite. The rising Purple Rider junior has swam at the annual event since she was a child. Last Saturday, it was the eighth time Martins Ferry played host to the event with her being ...

Brilliant Sweeps Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — After an 0-4 start, Barnesville has reeled off five consecutive victories. The latest two came Sunday. Post 168 swept an American Legion doubleheader from visiting Brilliant Post 573 on the sun-soaked Memorial Park diamond by scores of 7-2 and 16-6, with the second game being ...

More Titles Could Be on Horizon for Knights

WHEELING —The Maroon Machine is in high gear. The 2017-18 academic year is one that won’t soon be forgotten by Wheeling Central faithful. And why should it? Four state championships and six OVAC titles in one year is an astonishing accomplishment. The question now is what will the ...

Hogan, Metz, McGheen Will Join Central Hall of Fame

WHEELING — Tom Hogan, Darrah Metz and 1990 Kennedy Award winner Eric McGhee are the final three standouts to be inducted this year into the Wheeling Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame. They will join 11 other previously announced Maroon Knights to be honored at induction ...

Rosters Announced for OVAC All-Star Football Classic

Choosing the best 33 senior football players in both Ohio and West Virginia can be a most difficult task. Add head coaches Scott Holt and Bruce Stiles to the list of guys who’ve learned that all too well. The respective West Virginia and Ohio head coaches believe to have finalized ...

Girls Take Stage at Wheeling Rec Summer Shootuout

WHEELING — Girls’ basketball fans will want to be on the campus of Linsly School this weekend. The 26th annual Wheeling Recreation Girls Basketball Shootout will unfold Saturday and Sunday with 12 teams taking part. Slated to take part on the event, which will see every game played at ...

Patience Is Key For Wheeling Central

What a year for Wheeling Central! We continue our five-part series looking back at one of the most successful years by a school in the history of the Ohio Valley. Wheeling Central won four WVSSAC championships, as well as numerous other titles. Today is Part 3, as we look back on the winter ...

Brilliant Defeats Toronto

TORONTO — Brilliant Post 573 managher Keith Rejonis has been waiting for his team to come together in the early portion of the season. Thursday night at Toronto’s Knights Baseball Complex it did just that to knock off Post 86, 7-3, for its second win of the season. “That is a quality ...

Central Athletes Battle All Obstacles

YEAR IN REVIEW What a year for Wheeling Central! We continue our five-part series looking back at one of the most successful years by a school in the history of the Ohio Valley. Today is Part 2, as we look back on the fall sports, including the state championship football team and OVAC ...