High School Sports

Ferry Secures SPARKY, 34-0

MARTINS FERRY — SPARKY remains Purple. Martins Ferry put on a near-perfect performance Friday night at the Dave Bruney Football Complex in stunning ancient-rival Bellaire, 34-0, in an OHSAA mercy rule contest. The lopsided outcome left both teams with 7-3 marks while yielding some major ...

Steubenville Keeps on Rolling

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville will take a nine-game win streak into next week’s Ohio Division IV, Region 13 playoffs thanks to Friday’s 49-19 Senior Night dismantling of University School inside Harding Stadium. Tayveon Crawford had another monster game for Steubenville, running for 249 ...

Silver Knights Squeak By Lumberjacks, 26-24

KIDWELL — Needing a victory to keep any hopes for the postseason alive, Tyler Consolidated could not have played much worse in the first half of Friday night’s contest with visiting Valley while the Lumberjacks could not have played much better. However, with the rain falling all night ...

St. Clairsville Finishes Regular Season 10-0

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A gambling man may say that St. Clairsville entered Friday evening’s contest playing with house money. After all, the Red Devils had already clinched the Buckeye 8, the OVAC Class 4A title and the No. 1 seed in Ohio Division IV Region 15. That said, the St. C. seniors ...

Weir Defeats Brooke

WELLSBURG — Weir used a second-half power run game and strong defense to top Brooke, 20-6, on Friday night in a steady rain on the Paul “Bud” Billiard Field at Brooke Memorial Stadium. Donavan Kirby and Garet Hostuttler combined for 285 rushing yards and two touchdowns for Weir, while ...

Wheeling Park Girls Heading To State

WELLSBURG—As Gracelynn Hanna raced toward the net in double overtime of Thursday’s Class AAA Region One Final, not only did she see an opportunity to redeem herself from an earlier miss but she saw a chance to avenge a regional final loss from a year ago. Hanna made the most of that ...

Patriots Fall to Hawks, 7-1

WHEELING—The ball bounced University’s way in the first half of Thursday’s Class AAA Region One Final at Paul “Bud” Billiard Field and Wheeling Park was unable to recover. The Hawks netted three goals in the opening frame and one early in the second half on their way to a 7-1 win ...

Indian Creek Edges Edison

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek coach Andrew Connor had what he described as a heart-to-heart chat with his team at halftime of Thursday’s rivalry game with Edison in the annual Route 43 bowl. Trailing by six at the break with a potential spot in the Division IV playoffs on the line, his ...

OVAC Title on the Line for Wheeling Central, Shadyside

SHADYSIDE — In addition to bragging rights, a lot more is at stake Friday night when undefeated Wheeling Central travels across the Ohio River to Fleming Field where Shadyside awaits. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in the highly anticipated matchup of small school gridiron powerhouses. As far as ...

XC States on Tap Saturday

ONA — With one final meet left, two local boys’ team will travel to Ona on Saturday to compete in the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission Cross Country Championship. Wheeling Park will take a talented group to run in the Class AAA race while Tyler Consolidated will compete ...

Wheeling Park Harriers Offer Lot of Depth

WHEELING — When it comes to sports, not everything can be done by one person. In order to be successful, it is imperative to have that supporting cast. And if the Wheeling Park boys’ cross country team was part of a movie, the team would be in the running for an Oscar. Ronnie Saunders ...

Zeps Get Best Of Shadyside

MORRISTOWN — Shenadoah started fast and finished strong Wednesday night. Add that up and it spelled doom for the second-seeded Shadyside Tigers. The Zeps, who were seeded third in the Ohio Divison IV Eastern District volleyball tournament, eliminated the Tigers in four sets by scores of ...

Battle of the Patriots May Determine Home Game

PARKERSBURG — There may still be two weeks left in the high school football regular season in West Virginia, but Friday night’s big school battle between Wheeling Park and Parkersburg South at the Erickson All-Sports Facility should have all the feel of a postseason contest. Both teams ...

Cameron Seeks Perfect 10-0 Regular Season

CAMERON — Scott Holt has no problem with people questioning the teams on his schedule and the fact that his Cameron football team head into Week 10 of the regular season with a sparkling 9-0 record. And while the Dragons have only faced two teams with winning records, the Dragons are in ...

A Lot Is on Line in 112th Meeting for SPARKY

MARTINS FERRY — SPARKY. It is the trophy that is on the line when ancient rivals Bellaire and Martins Ferry square off on the gridiron. SPARKY is the acronym for Sportsmanship, Participation, Achievement, Rivalry, Knowledge and Youth. Much more than a trophy, however, will be on the line ...

Oak Glen Girls Are Headed to Beckley

FAIRMONT — The wait is over. The Oak Glen girls soccer team clinched its first trip to the state tournament Tuesday night with an unforgettable 3-2 double-overtime victory over Fairmont Senior at East-West Stadium. The crowd came to life with every breakaway and every shot but a roar came ...

Maroon Knights Stung by Bees

FAIRMONT — Wheeling Central will have to wait a little longer for its first trip to the state tournament. The Maroon Knights were ousted from the postseason by a 9-0 count at the hands of East Fairmont on Tuesday in the Class A/AA Region One Final at East-West Stadium. The loss was hard ...

Barnesville Eliminated in Five-Set Thriller Vs. Garaway

CAMBRIDGE — Garaway scored the final seven points of the fifth set Tuesday night to escape Barnesville in a thrilling Ohio Division III East 2 district volleyball semifinal inside the Gene Ford Gym at Cambridge High School. With the set tied at 8-8, the Pirates (14-10) unleashed an ...

Beavers Eliminate Devils in Double OT

STEUBENVILLE — Harding Stadium has played host to many memorable high school football games in its storied history. You can add a girls’ soccer match to that list. For the second time in three years, Beaver Local’s Jenna Riccardo came up big when her team has needed it. As a freshman, ...

Creek Girls Fall in District Semis

CADIZ—Playing its first district semifinal in program history, the Indian Creek girls soccer team wanted to continue its record-setting season. Dover had a gameplan for that and utilized it perfectly. The ninth-seeded Tornadoes only allowed four shots on goal and twice took advantage of ...