High School Sports

Ripley Rallies Past Park, 48-43

WHEELING — Wheeling Park coach Michael Jebbia and his Patriots were left in disbelief following Saturday’s game at the Palace on the Hill. Park saw a 16-0 lead go-by-the-wayside as Ripley roared back to steal a 48-43 upset win over the Patriots. “To jump out 16-0 and then allow them ...

PREP AND COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Maroon Knights Make Statement

CLARKSBURG — A 25-8 third quarter was the difference on Saturday as Wheeling Central raced by Notre Dame, 74-55. J.C. Maxwell paved the way for the Maroon Knights (14-4) with 21 points. Clayton Abate and Ryan Reasbeck each tallied 14 and Anthony Robbins cashed in with 12 points. Gabe Zummo ...

Babiczuk’s Career-High Keys John Marshall Past St. Clairsville

MOUNDSVILLE — With big men Bryce Yoho and Mickey Reilly sitting beside him in foul trouble for large chunks of the game, John Marshall boys’ basketball coach Chad Clutter needed someone to eat up minutes Friday night. Enter Izac Babiczuk. A junior who generally sees most of his time on ...

Raiders Girls Earn a 3-Peat

WHEELING — The future of Wheeling Park girls’ basketball is in good hands. Soon-to-be Patriots clashed on the court in Thursday’s eighth grade PAC-8 Championship as Triadelphia walked away with its third straight title, a 44-25 victory over Wheeling at Warwood Middle School. “This ...

Martins Ferry Cruises Over Barnesville

MARTINS FERRY — Derek Edwards liked what he saw Friday night. And why not? Martins Ferry’s third-year coach watched his Purple Riders perform nearly flawless on Senior Night in pocketing a methodical, 59-42 win over Barnesville before a nice-sized crowd at Tolbert Gymnasium. The ...

Patriots Fall To Mohigans, 55-52

MORGANTOWN — Alex Vargo compiled a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, but Wheeling Park fell to Morgantown 55-52, in overtime in boys’ prep basketball action Friday night. Keondreí King was also solid for the Patriots (11-4) with 17 points while Jack Stakem contributed with ...

Triadelphia Survives Late Warwood Rally for 8th Grade Boys Crown

WHEELING — For the past two years, Warwood has had Tridelphia’s number during the regular season. Losing to the Vikings twice, the Raiders met their nemesis again in the Eighth Grade PAC-8 Championship game on Thursday night at Bridge Street Middle School. Triadelphia led by as many as ...

Balanced Effort Keys Wheeling Park Past Indian Creek

WHEELING — Wheeling Park coach Ryan Young feels like the best team in Class 5A will not be playing in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship Saturday. However, he also knows that Thursday night’s consolation game is as close as his team is going to get this season after the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Wheeling Central’s Reinbeau Gets a Grand

STEUBENVILLE — Kaylee Reinbeau tallied 21 on Thursday night to reach 1,000 career points and also lift Wheeling Central to a 72-57 win over Steubenville Catholic in an OVAC consolation game. Eden Gainer paced the Maroon Knights (10-9) with 22 and Allison Davidson netted 21. Bella Oliver ...

Maroon Knights Rout Crusaders

WHEELING — A lot can change in 24 hours. Case in point: Wheeling Central basketball. The Maroon Knights found themselves in a 13-0 hole at the start of Tuesday night’s game against Shadyside. Coach Mel Stephens’ resilient bunch, however, regrouped to pocket a 72-53 victory. Central ...

Pairings Set for OVAC Boys’ Basketball Tourney

BELLAIRE — The brackets are officially set. After one of the most competitive and interesting pre-OVAC portions in the history of the tournament, the dust settled Tuesday evening. The OVAC Basketball Championship committee met Wednesday morning at the OVAC office to finalize the ...

Burkland, Ricci, Mallett to WPHS Hall

WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School will be inducting three new members into the athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday evening. The 2019 Class includes Joey Burkland (soccer, basketball), Mike Ricci (golf) and Distinguished Patriot Honoree John Mallett (basketball). Joey Burkland, a 2003 ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Woodrow Wilson Ends Park’s Winning Streak

INSTITUTE—Wheeling Park saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end on Wednesday with a 51-45 setback to Woodrow Wilson at West Virginia State University. Park (11-3) was led by Alex Vargo’s 19 points while Keondre’ King turned in 13. Cameron 79 Magnolia 47 CAMERON—Dillon ...

Maroon Knights Rally, Quiet Tigers

WHEELING — Wheeling Central trailed Shadyside 13-0 to start Tuesday’s game before Coach Mel Stephens elected to use a timeout. Coming out of the pause in the action, the Maroon Knights finished the first quarter on a 14-2 run and eventually rolled to a 72-53 victory on their home ...

McWhorter Leads Patriots Past Monarchs

WHEELING — During Wheeling Park and John Marshall’s first matchup of the season, the Monarchs were in control for the first three quarters. Although the Patriots secured a win, it took a valiant comeback effort. This time around, Wheeling Park coach Michael Jebbia made a few adjustments ...

Cameron Earns Overtime Road Victory at Madonna

WEIRTON — The Madonna boys’ basketball team has struggled to get into the win column this year, but Tuesday night it was ahead of Cameron for all but about two minutes of regulation play. Then, the Dragons won the battle going down the stretch, sent the game into overtime and walked out ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Barnesville Wins First Milk Jug, Seals OVAC Berth

MORRISTOWN—The Milk Jug is heading to Barnesville for the first time in school history following its victory over Union Local. The Shamrocks also clinched a spot in the OVAC Class 3A Tournament next week with a win. Luke Powell paced the Shamrocks with 34 points. Cal Kildow turned in 17 ...