High School Sports

Wheeling Park Wins 5A Battle With Indian Creek

WHEELING — It wasn’t pretty, but Wheeling Park coach Ryan Young will gladly take it. In Monday’s matchup between the top-ranked teams in OVAC Class 5A, Wheeling Park didn’t have its best game. Fortunately for the Patriots, Indian Creek played its worst game of the season. Shanley ...

Shadyside Wraps Up Top Seed By Beating Bellaire

SHADYSIDE — Playing in big games with large crowds and tournament-like atmospheres are a special part of high school athletics. How a team reacts to and handles those things often times goes a long way in determining the outcome. Shadyside fed off the boisterous, near-capacity crowd ...

Hunnell, JM Roll Past Jets

MOUNDSVILLE — Seedings for the OVAC girls’ basketball tournament were up for grabs inside the John Marshall Field House on Monday night. The Monarchs (13-5) made punching their ticket to the event a top priority this season and with a 70-46 victory over Union Local (10-8), they marked it ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Eagles Secure Spot in OVAC Event

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Magnolia held Paden City to three points in the first quarter and only seven points in the first half as the Blue Eagles rolled to a 55-27 victory. Mady Winters paced Magnolia (14-3) with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Monroe Central 50, Caldwell ...

OVAC Dual Meet Championships Set for This Week

The sixth annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Dual Meet Wrestling Championships will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the John Marshall Field House and Brooke High School, respectively. The Class 5A and Class 3A squads will compete on Wednesday. Weigh-ins will be held at 5 ...

Brooke’s Cruny Signs With Waynesburg

Brooke’s Nick Cruny will be continuing his academic and soccer career at Waynesburg University. During his senior year, Cruny led the Bruins in assists (19) while scoring 12 goals and securing 57 steals. He received many accolades during his final year in a Brooke uniform including ...

John Marshall Hits The Bullseye

WHEELING—Saturday’s “Shot in the Park” archery tournament provided 550 kids with a day they won’t soon forget. Schools from all around West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania gathered at Wheeling Park’s Palace on the Hill as the Ohio County Archery team hosted its first event in ...

Abate Fuels Wheeling Central

NEW MARTINSVILLE — While the games in the New Martinsville Rotary Challenge featured mostly local schools competing against each other, there was a certain aura through the day concerning the Wheeling Central and Williamstown matchup. The two Top-10 teams split the difference on travel and ...

ROTARY CHALLENGE: Magnolia Smashes Valley

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The New Martinsville Rotary Challenge featured an action packed day of basketball and host Magnolia set the tone early. The Blue Eagles hit five 3-pointers in the first quarter against Valley, led 27-13 after one and rolled to a 86-46 rout of the rival ...

ROUNDUP: Central Defeats Tucker Co.

TUCKER COUNTY — Eden Gainer cashed in on 27 points to lead Wheeling Central to a victory over Tucker County, 67-56. Kaylee Reinbeau was also solid for the Maroon Knights (9-8) as she had 25 points. For the Mountain Lions (11-3) Mckinley Murphy and Riley Evans both had 11 points. Ripley ...

Bellaire Girls Win Buckeye 8

MARTINS FERRY — When it gets to the point of the season when a trophy is on the line, nothing more than the final score matters. Bellaire coach John Farrier confirmed that Saturday night as he stood among a celebration that included many photo opportunities inside the Tolbert Gymnasium at ...

Maroon Knights Finish Off Cadets

WHEELING — The goal for Wheeling Central on Friday night was simple. Finish. Last Wednesday, the Maroon Knights defeated rival Linsly 77-67 but not before the Cadets made a valiant comeback at the end. This time, Central coach Mel Stephens’ group made sure it would not happen again as ...

Hendershot Helps Tigers Down Pilots

HANNIBAL — When Shadyside and River met last month in Belmont County, the Tigers rallied from 12 down in the fourth quarter to pull out an improbable 62-56 victory. In that game, junior Kelly Hendershot exploded in the final chapter to fuel Shadyside to victory. While no such rally was ...

Beallsville Survives Late Bridgeport Rally

BEALLSVILLE — Learning to win can include some nailbiting lessons. Beallsville experienced that Friday night. The Blue Devils raced out to a 16-point second-half lead, only to watch Bridgeport rally to close to within two in the closing seconds. But Trevonn Ray’s heave just past halfcourt ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Cameron Defeats Tygarts Valley

CAMERON — Kori Scott led the way as she compiled 14 points as Cameron defeated Tygarts Valley, 54-35. Madge Lucey also reached double figures for the Dragons (11-4) with 10 points. For the Bulldogs (11-4), Abby Harris scored 10 points. Greenbrier East 56 Wheeling Park ...