High School Sports

Linsly Holds Off John Marshall, 7-6

GLEN DALE—Two teams left everything they had on a muddy Monarch Field on Wednesday. John Marshall erased a 6-0 deficit with a fierce comeback to force overtime but it was Linsly’s Eli Ciotti who stepped up in the extra period and fired in the game-winner as the Cadets won a 7-6 thriller ...

Central’s Price, Duplaga Honored

Wheeling Central basketball standouts Taylor Duplaga, center, and Brent Price, second from right, are the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Ohio County Co-Athletes of the Month for March. In a remarkable recent stretch, both seniors led their teams to W.Va. Class A basketball state championships. In ...

Carman is Elks Athlete of Month

John Marshall wrestling stalwart Anthony Carman, second from right, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Marshall County Athlete of the Month for March. The junior wrestler recently capped off an outstanding season with a second place finish in his weight class at the W.Va. state wrestling ...

Linsly Finds Rhythm In Win Over Park

WHEELING—Linsly lacrosse coach Matthew Perry wanted to see his team get into a rhythm on Tuesday to set the table for the rest of the season. He began to see that rhythm in the second half as the Cadets pulled away from Wheeling Park with a 15-7 victory at Wheeling Island Stadium. Noah ...

Magruder Steps Down As Central Softball Coach

WHEELING — Rick Magruder has decided to resign from his position as Wheeling Central softball coach. Magruder, who was the 2017 OVAC Coach of the Year and has led the Maroon Knights to two straight state championships, met with Wheeling Central Principal Becky Sancomb and Athletic Director ...

Willis Named Football Coach at John Marshall

GLEN DALE — John Marshall didn’t have to look too far to find its new head football coach. Jason Willis, a current and longtime Monarch grid assistant, was named Tuesday night by the Marshall County Board of Education to fill the void created when Rick Goodrich resigned the post in ...

Central Scores Late To Edge Linsly

WHEELING — In a game of rallies, Wheeling Central delivered the final and fatal one in slipping past city rival Linsly, 11-8, on Monday at cold and dark Holloway Field. The Maroon Knights led from the outset after scoring a single run in the first inning, eventually building a 7-3 lead ...

Magnolia Rallies to Win Season Opener

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Magnolia baseball coach Dave Cisar is pretty high on his young sophomore, Jake Gamble. It is easy to see why. The sophomore righty’s day consisted of earning a victory, providing a key hit, stealing a base and flashing the leather in a 5-3 Opening Day victory for ...

Lightner Is Lights Out For John Marshall

GLEN DALE—In just its second game of the young season, John Marshall looked polished in all phases of the game. The Monarchs offense laced 10 hits, all-state senior Carli Lightner was electric in the circle and the defense was solid behind her in a 10-0, four-inning, mercy rule victory over ...

Weir Softball Gets Victory Over Oak Glen, 6-2

WEIRTON — If the Weir softball team wants a deeper run come tournament time this season, it must defeat the big rivals and take care of business at home. That is exactly what the Red Riders did against Oak Glen on Monday. They utilized a strong second inning — offensively and defensively ...

Central Grad Spearheading Charity Event

PITTSBURGH — Shane Phillips simply wants to promote basketball, let players compete at a high level and help raise money for cancer research and more specifically the Schiffler Cancer Center at Wheeling Hospital. Unfortunately, the Wheeling Central graduate has learned that things don’t ...

Cook, Hall Captain All-Valley Wrestling

The high school wrestling season is officially in the books as the Ohio and West Virginia state tournaments have concluded in Columbus and Huntington, respectively. The 2017-18 campaign had a lot of “ups” and very little “downs.” Madonna won the West Virginia Secondary Schools ...

Wheeling Park Softball Opens With a Victory

WEST LIBERTY—Opening Day was shaping up to be a pitchers’ duel between Wheeling Park and Warren Local. That was until junior Kelsey Chacalos strolled up to the plate in the fifth inning. With two outs in the frame and the game deadlocked at 1-1, the Patriots’ centerfielder laced a ...

Union Local Downs Linsly

WHEELING — Even Mother Nature’s chilled-filled air couldn’t cool off hot-hitting Union Local as it opened the 2018 softball season with a mercy-ruling, 11-1, victory over homestanding Linsly in four innings Saturday afternoon on Holloway Field in the Leatherwood section of the Friendly ...

McClung, Lupardus Both Named Girls POY

CHARLESTON — Sometimes the stars align perfectly. While that notion is usually reserved for the constellations in the sky, it works on the basketball court too. Make no mistake about it, Buckhannon-Upshur’s Hanna McClung and Wyoming East’s Gabby Lupardus are stars in every sense of ...

Fairmont Senior’s Horton Wins Bill Evans Award

By SEAN MCNAMARA Times West Virginian FAIRMONT — For the better part of the last decade, basketball fans around West Virginia have heard the name Horton a lot in connection with Fairmont Senior High School. It started with Travon Horton, a member of the Class AA All-Tournament team in ...

Football Clinic Continues to Enjoy Growth

WEIRTON — Bryan Nardo is a football junkie. He is also one who loves to give back. That is why the Shadyside native and current Emporia State University defensive coordinator crosses the country to return home, hosting the Ohio Valley Football Clinic. The third annual event was staged ...

Wheeling Park Blasts Morgantown In Season Opener

WHEELING—It was opening day Friday for the Wheeling Park baseball team. The Patriots, however, flashed mid-season form in drubbing Morgantown, 14-2, in a mercy rule-shortened contest. Coach Mike McLeod’s veteran charges delivered a potent attack to go with sharp pitching backed by several ...

John Marshall’s Thompson, Wheeling Park’s Vargo Earn Second-Team Honors

Gunner Thompson has been brilliant to watch in his four years at John Marshall. The 1,000-point scorer was recognized for his accomplishments by earning Class AAA second team all-state honors. Wheeling Park sophomore Alex Vargo joined Thompson on the second team, while fellow Patriot ...

All-State Accolades for Wheeling Park’s McKennen, Brooke’s Bowman

CHARLESTON—As Wheeling Park made its run to the state tournament, several players stood out as top talents in Class AAA. Kylie McKennen was recognized for her achievements as she earned all-state second team accolades and teammate Bella Abernathy was honored with a third team ...