High School Sports

Four Coaches Head List of Inductees for Central HOF

WHEELING — Four highly successful coaches, two of whom are still active, head the list of inductees for the 2018 Wheeling Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The third annual induction ceremonies will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at Wheeling Jesuit University’s Benedum ...

Moundsville Post 3 Looks to Improve

MOUNDSVILLE—Legion baseball is set to get underway and for Moundsville Post 3, it is looking to improve on last season. “We have a lot of kids returning and coming up,” coach Scott Donohew said. “They are wanting to prove they have the right to play on the team and succeed. “We ...

Weirton Returns Plethora of Talent

WEIRTON — When Jason Swartzmiller inherited the Weirton Post 10 American Legion baseball team two years ago, he had a bunch of young players that scrapped and played hard, but basically found it difficult to compete with the more experienced teams. In 2017, Swartzmiller’s club went to the ...

Wheeling Rec Summer League Tips Off Today

(all games at Wheeling Park, Main Court) NBA Today 4 p.m. Shadyside vs. W.P. White 4:50 p.m. Shadyside vs. Central Maroon 5:40 p.m. Linsly vs. McGuffey 6:30 p.m. Linsly vs. Cameron 7:20 p.m. W.P. Blue vs. Cameron 8:10 p.m. ABA Game Tuesday, June 5 5:30 p.m. Waynesburg vs. ...

Wheeling Central Tops Ravenswood To Advance to Title Game

CHARLESTON — Wheeling Central did not shy away from the bright lights of Charleston. A year after dropping their state tournament opener, the Maroon Knights received the big hits and outstanding pitching they needed to capture a 4-3 victory over Ravenswood on Friday night in the West ...

Bellaire’s LaRoche Wins State Shot Title

COLUMBUS — Cole LaRoche talked openly after finishing second in the regional a week ago that the state meet was what counted. The Bellaire junior wasn’t just providing lip service. LaRoche has been competing like a man on a mission on all spring and he completed the task Friday during ...

Eight Locals Finish on Podium in Columbus

COLUMBUS — The track and field season began in early March with thinclads dreaming of making the trip to Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the annual OHSAA State Track and Field Championship. Once that goal is achieved, like it was for 29 area competitors, the ...

Wheeling Park Makes First Title Tilt in Baseball

CHARLESTON — Strategy becomes such a key part of baseball when pitchers are at their highest level. Wheeling Park pulled out all of the stops during Thursday’s West Virginia Class AAA state semifinal at Appalachian Park as it shocked defending state champion St. Albans in a 1-0 ...

Ohio Edges West Virginia In OVAC All-Star Softball

By KYLE LUTZ Staff Writer WHEELING — Right before it came to bat in the sixth inning, Edison and Ohio assistant coach Spencer Bendle told St. Clairsville’s Amaya Smith and Maddy Vickers they were going to be the first two players to score for their team. Sure enough, that’s exactly what ...

Best May Be Yet to Come For Knights

WHEELING — Last week in Vienna, the Wheeling Central softball team completed a remarkable feat, winning a state championship for a third straight year. Anyone that saw that team accomplish its perfect 33-0 record in 2016 probably isn’t too surprised. After all, that team was loaded with ...

Josh Ischy in Charge Of Seminoles Football Program

WOODSFIELD — When Jay Circosta announced his retirement nearly three weeks ago as the face of the Monroe Central football program, he said “it was time.” Josh Ischy believes it’s “time,” too — time for him to carry on the aura Circosta created. Ischy, who spent the last 10 years ...

John Marshall Trio Named First Team All-State

HUNTINGTON — For the second straight season, John Marshall finished as the state softball runnerup. You don’t get that far without having a couple solid players and the Monarchs had more than their fair share. Pitcher Lauren Garcia, infielder Abby Blake and utility Carli Lightner ...

West Virginia All-Stars

Pictured are the George Kovalick Baseball All-Stars from West Virginia. Front row, from left, Joe Dawson (Brooke), Trey Scott (Cameron), Dustin Beazel (John Marshall), John Santimarino (John Marshall), Jake Auten (Linsly), Vic Giovengo (Linsly), Nate Rush (Linsly), Chayce Lemley (Madonna) and ...

Ohio All-Stars

Pictured are the George Kovalick Baseball All-Stars from Ohio. Front row, from left, Noah West (Beaver Local), Gabe Rejonis (Bellaire), Johnny Marelli (Buckeye Local), Dalton Cresap (Edison), Tristen Haught (Edison), Connor Hyndman (Edison), Logan Elliott (Harrison Central), JR Heavilin ...

Krol Steps Down At Bridgeport

WOLFHURST — Cold reality has set in for Gary Krol. Krol possesses a great offensive football mind. He also needs a full-time job. The former Martins Ferry High quarterback served as Bridgeport’s head grid boss last fall, leading the Bulldogs to a 3-7 record while piling up some ...

Park Looks to Bring Title Back to Wheeling

WHEELING—The 2018 Wheeling Park baseball team has an opportunity to accomplish a feat that no other team in school history has achieved. The Patriots (20-6) are heading to their fourth state tournament in the last five years, but a win in the Class AAA state semifinals on Thursday in ...

Central Aiming for State Title

WHEELING—Last season’s unexpected ending did not sit well with Coach Bo McConnaughy and his Wheeling Central baseball team, but they are aiming to finish the job this year. The Maroon Knights fell in the opening round of the state tournament a year ago to eventual champion Charleston ...

OVAC Athletes Show Off Their Baseball Skills

WHEELING — The 10th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Baseball Showcase was held Tuesday at the I-470 Fields at the J.B. Chambers Complex. A large number of players showcased their skills in front of college coaches and a handful of high school coaches in five different areas. OVAC ...

W.Va. All-Stars

Shown are OVAC Tom Bechtel Softball All Stars from West Virginia. Front row, from left, are Halei Johnson (University), Krissa Lusk (Brooke), Madi Miller (Wheeling Park), Marissa Garlitz (Wheeling Central), Yasmine Colebank (University), Riley Bennington (Wheeling Central) and Lauren Garcia ...

Ohio All-Stars

Shown are the OVAC Tom Bechtel Softball All Stars from Ohio. Front row, from left, are Lexie Weisend (Caldwell), Maddy Vickers (St. Clairsville), De’Asia Burney (Bellaire), Gina Fogle (Toronto), Amaya Smith (St. Clairsville) and Kaitlin Weaver (Shadyside). Middle row: Kameron Dulesky ...