High School Sports

News-Register’s 52nd Annual All-Valley Baseball Team

The Captains Eli Petho, Linsly Senior, Pitcher When the spotlight and the pressure was on this year, Linsly coach Jay Cartwright called one name — Eli Petho. Not only did he take the mound in the biggest games for the Cadets but he performed at the highest level. Petho struck out seven to ...

Martins Ferry Aquatic Club Sinks Competition at Own Invitational

MARTINS FERRY — Jarrett Bolinger, Kayla Fogle and Sarah Heilman have been the backbone for coach Nicholas Levi’s squad for some time now. On Saturday, the trio combined to go 15-0 in individual events at the William Grammer Pool as they paced the Martins Ferry Aquatic Club in winning its ...

Wheeling Central Honors Joe Betchel, Jack and Katie Fahey

WHEELING — This year’s Wheeling Central Catholic High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Brunch will include something new and some very special awards to honor lifelong members of the Maroon Knights’ family. The initial recipients of the Maroon Knights’ Distinguished Service Awards, ...

OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game Rosters Announced

By SETH STASKEY For the News-Register Andrew Connor and Mike Eddy are at the point now in their preparations for next month’s OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game that they just simply wait. The respective Ohio and West Virginia head coaches have their staffs in place and their ...

Wheeling Post 1 Takes Two From Mt. Airy

MOUNT AIRY, Md. — Wheeling secured two victories (9-7, 6-3) over Mount Airy in a doubleheader Saturday. Four Post 1 players supplied a multiple-hit game in the opener. Jarrod Jones was solid as he belted two singles, one double and brought home two runs while Trevor Thomas tallied three ...

St. C. Legion Set for Some Beach Baseball

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When a teenage boy commits to play American Legion baseball, he is, essentially, giving up his summer of family vacations, hitting the swimming pool or going to the beach. Members of the St. Clairsville Post 159 squad will be doing all of those for the next week. In his ...

Coy Amis Earns Save As Toronto Tops Brilliant in Legion Baseball

TORONTO — Coy Amis might be new to Toronto Post 86, but he is no stranger to baseball. With the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position and no one out, the Indian Creek junior was the third Post 86 pitcher to take the mound in the seventh inning. After walking the first batter he faced, ...

Eight Captain News-Register All-Valley Track Team

Another successful track campaign is in the books. All the blood, sweat and tears paid off for a plethora of athletes as many locals made it to the biggest stage setting personal records and receiving medals in the process. With another year finished, five athletes from West Virginia and ...

Bellaire’s Dunfee Leads Georgia Team To State Title

BELLAIRE — Mike Dunfee is doubly happy these days. The 1993 Bellaire grad is the head baseball coach at Gordon Lee High School in Chickamauga, Ga. His Trojans recently captured the Class A state championship, capping a brilliant 32-5 campaign. The state title is extra sweet as it marks a ...

Wheeling Central Adds Three More to Hall of Fame

WHEELING — Two multi-sport standouts and an outstanding wrestler have been chosen for induction into the Wheeling Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s group of honorees features former Maroon Knight greats Courtney Smith, Dr. Dan Doyle and Jay Duffy. They ...

Wheeling Post 1 Wins A Pair of Games in Michigan

BLISSFIELD, Mich. — Wheeling secured two victories on Friday as it defeated Hudson (10-1) and Ottawa (3-2). Jarrod Jones blasted a two-run homer in the fifth inning to give Wheeling the lead in its victory over Ottawa. Isaac Hines was stellar on the mound for Post 1 as he fired seven ...

New Martinsville Post 28 Gaining Experience

WHEELING — The talent was there but lack of depth and untimely vacations hurt the New Martinsville Post 28 baseball team in its first year as a program. After a season of learning the ropes, Post 28 manager Eric McKeever is excited for his team’s chance to leave its mark. “We learned ...

Dougie Clark Leads Moundsville Post 3 Into Season

WHEELING — Moundsville Post 3 pitcher Doug Clark gave his new manager David Yeater a glimpse of what he brings to the table last Friday. The left-handed hurler fired a complete game no-hitter and struck out 16 in a 2-1 victory over New Martinsville. He also supplied the winning run in the ...