High School Sports

Aulick Lifts Wheeling Park Boys, 3-1

WHEELING — With less 10 minutes left, a loss was staring a frustrated Wheeling Park team right in the face. Louie Aulick, though, had other plans for his Patriots teammates. In the final 9:10, the junior scored three goals to boost the Patriots to a 3-1 victory over the Cadets in the annual ...

Central Claims Class A Golf Championship

WHEELING—Wheeling Central senior Derrick Harrison stepped up on the 18th green and drained a birdie putt with ease. Little did he know, that simple 7-foot putt earned him a state championship by one stroke over Magnolia’s Trey Blain. Seconds later, Maroon Knights coach Jim Mortakis gave ...

Park’s Payne Earns All-State Honors

WHEELING—Wheeling Park senior Ryan Payne entered the final day of the Class AAA state championship with high hopes. He sat just two shots behind leader in the clubhouse Joe Kalaskey of George Washington. In the end, Payne was unable to play catch up as Kalaskey captured the state title ...

Bellaire, St. Clairsville Put Perfect Marks on Line

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Coming into the season, many expected St. Clairsville to be one of the area’s top teams. Many also expected Bellaire to be much improved, but also maybe a year away from being really good. As the prep football season enters its final month, St. Clairsville has delivered ...

Park Hopes to Rebound Against Morgantown

WHEELING — After last week’s heartbreaking loss, Wheeling Park has to regroup in a hurry as Morgantown is set to invade Wheeling Island Stadium on Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Wheeling Park is coming off its first loss in a game no one will forget for a long time. The Patriots ...

Wheeling Central Looks To Avenge SCC Loss

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville Catholic Central will begin a four-game home stand Friday with one major challenge. The 5-1 Crusaders are set to host unbeaten Wheeling Central, West Virginia’s No. 2 ranked Class A squad and the defending state champion. The kick for the 40th all-time meeting ...

Weir Faces Tough Task In No. 1 Fairmont Senior

WEIRTON — It should not be a secret to anyone who follows Weir football that this Week 7 is what the Red Riders have been waiting for since practice began in early August. It should be for Fairmont Senior, a team that was runner up to Bluefield last year and currently is unbeaten and ...

Big Red Sweeps Harrison Central

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville volleyball team swept Harrison Central, 25-14, 25-14, 25-19, on Wednesday in prep volleyball action. Anna Taylor led Big Red with 13 points, two aces, 10 kills and 11 digs. Sidney Snyder tallied nine points, one ace, two blocks and three digs. Leah Ferguson ...

Central in Front After Day 1 of Golf Tourney

WHEELING—Experience played a key role on opening day of the West Virginia High School Golf Championship on Tuesday. Wheeling Central senior Derrick Harrison currently leads Class A with a 75, with Magnolia junior Trey Blain sitting three shots back in a tie for third. Both players were part ...

Brooke Goes on Road, Blanks Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — The Brooke boys soccer team was unable to defeat Steubenville in four tries under coach Joe Pepe. That streak came to an end Tuesday night inside Harding Stadium, as the Bruins left with a 3-0, weather-shortened victory. “We played well,” Pepe said. “We’ll take it. ...

State Golf Tourney Begins Today at Oglebay

WHEELING—The stage is set and hopes are high as 2018 West Virginia High School Golf State Championship tees off today at the Jones Golf Course at Oglebay Park. Wheeling Park, Wheeling Central and Magnolia all qualified for team competition and bring a number of individuals eyeing a spot on ...

Silver Knights Are on a Roll

MIDDLEBOURNE — When a team starts 0-2, it is hard to keep a positive mindset. While making the playoffs is already at a small percentage early in the season, there’s little room for error. For Tyler Consolidated, it has challenged itself after its missteps. And the Silver Knights have ...

Ritchea Is Athlete of the Month

Cameron football stalwart Andrew Ritchea, center, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Marshall County Athlete of the Month for September. The two-way standout has helped lead the Dragons to a 6-0 start this season, and to a place near the top of the West Virginia Class A rankings. Ritchea is ...

Saunders Lauded by Elks Lodge

Wheeling Park cross country standout, Ronnie Saunders, middle, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Ohio County Athlete of the Month for September. The senior has overcome serious medical issues to be undefeated thus far this season. Saunders is shown receiving his award from Elks Youth ...

Defense Leading Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Even as Notre Dame’s offense has blossomed in recent weeks, the strength of the Fighting Irish is clear to their coach. “I don’t know if they get enough credit for who they are as a defense,” Brian Kelly said after Saturday night’s 38-17 victory over ...

OVAC Champion Hawks Shut Out Red Riders

WEIRTON — Weir coach Matthew Kopp described his boys soccer team as surfers riding waves. Sometimes the Red Riders catch a break and ride it to its fullest, and sometimes not. Monday evening, the ocean was flat against undefeated University. The Hawks scored early and often, while holding ...

Peggy Dailer Retires As Maroon Knights Tennis Coach

WHEELING — Peggy Dailer has exemplified what it means to be a true hall of famer over her 28-year coaching career at Wheeling Central. On Saturday it became official as the Maroon Knights tennis coach was inducted into the Wheeling Central Hall of Fame. As she stood smiling at the podium ...

Chad Ware Named Martins Ferry Wrestling Coach

MARTINS FERRY — Realizing a dream. Chad Ware is doing just that. Ware was recently named Martins Ferry’s head wrestling coach. He replaces Chas Yoder in that capacity. Yoder yielded the mat post after being selected as the Purple Riders’ new head football coach this spring. “It is ...

Wheeling Central Overpowers Linsly

WHEELING—Wheeling Central football coach Mike Young said it felt like Christmas morning on Saturday as he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. Just a few hours later, his Maroon Knights gave him the greatest present of all in the form of a 31-14 triumph over visiting rival Linsly ...

Class A Teams Need to Look To 2019

WHEELING — Turn down the lights and cut the music. Saturday unofficially represented closing time for the West Virginia Class A football season. If those in power at the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission are reading this, you can save everyone the time and effort simply ...