High School Sports

Park Welcomes Allderdice in Home Opener

WHEELING — Every high school football team wants to get their program to a point where the word “rebuilding” doesn’t need to be used, but “reloading” is much more acceptable. Coming into the 2018 high school football season, Coach Chris Daugherty’s Wheeling Park squad knew there ...

Eagles Prep for Angry Bunch of Yellowjackets

NEW MARTINSVILLE — In a week’s time, the Magnolia football team shot up the Class A charts, going from preseason No. 9 all the way to No. 2. That’s just fine with Blue Eagles (1-0) coach Dave Chapman, who believes his club has the necessary ingredients to compete with the state’s ...

Christiansen, University Stun Wheeling Park

WHEELING — Wheeling Park is replacing eight starters. University is replacing seven. Despite mostly brand-new teams, two things remained constant: the game is still as exciting as ever and the Hawks still continue to be a thorn in the Patriots’ side. Ari Christiansen’s header with 30 ...

Big Red Tops Creek

STEUBENVILLE — After splitting a hard-fought first two sets, Lynn Meyer wanted to see her team stay upbeat and confident. It did, as her Steubenville Big Red volleyball team convincingly took the final two sets to defeat Indian Creek on Tuesday night inside the Crimson Gym. “We just ...

Red Devils Rally Past Jets

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville volleyball team team figured one comeback deserved another Tuesday night. After falling behind two sets to none against Union Local, the Red Devils rallied from down six in the fourth set, then scored six straight points in the fifth in posting a ...

Bilby Rallies For Medalist Honors

WELLSBURG—Brooke’s Ryan Bilby has never birdied the ninth hole at the Highland Springs Golf Course during a match. He needed to break that trend on Monday as he entered the Par-4 ninth trailing by two shots. The sophomore all-state golfer did just that as he rallied to shoot a 3-over ...

John Marshall Downs Weir in Girls’ Soccer

GLEN DALE — Dealing with injuries, and playing with a handful of role players, John Marshall’s girls’ soccer team found itself in a two-goal deficit to Weir Monday afternoon. But with the sun beating down and the humidity nearly unbearable, coach Tom Salkovick sat back and watched ...

Great Wall of Glen Dale Proves Immovable

GLEN DALE — As a former quarterback, John Marshall coach Jason Willis could barely believe the words he was saying into his headset late in Friday night’s season opener in Moundsville against University. The Hawks, having just scored to pull within a touchdown, desperately needed a stop ...

Red Riders Blank Silver Knights in Boys’ Soccer

WEIRTON — Weir boys soccer coach Matt Kopp wanted to find a way for his young team to gain confidence. After a dominate 9-0 victory over Tyler Consolidated Monday evening at Jimmy Carey Stadium, it certainly looked as though it had done just that. “This is a much-needed win for us,” ...

Linsly Opens With Dominating Showing

WHEELING — All coaches obviously want to win their season opener. It’s an added bonus when every player on the roster can take the field. Such was the case for powerful Linsly on Saturday. Coach B.J. Depew saw his OVAC 3A-reigning Cadets debut with an impressive 42-6 romp over Beaver ...

Huntington Boys Hand Wheeling Park 1st Loss

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park boys’ soccer team is receiving a lot of attention throughout the state. After reaching the state title game a year ago and notching a season-opening victory over last year’s state champion Hurricane, the Patriots have become a powerhouse ...

Local Basketball Coaches Bid To Follow Lead of Football Coaches

WEIRTON — Coaches are thieves. If they like something another coach is doing they make it their own. The Ohio Valley Football Coaches Association is a viable and united network of coaches. It is driven by the likes of Reno Saccoccia, Mike Young, Ty Fleming, Dave Bruney and Andrew Connor ...

Monarchs Muscle Way Past Hawks

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall knew coming in that it couldn’t allow University’s skill players to get into space. With WVU commit Amir Richardson taking his first catch 44 yards for a touchdown and the Hawks knocking on the door again early in the first quarter, it looked as if the Monarchs ...

Blue Eagles Blank Tide

NEW MARTINSVILLE — After Magnolia’s season opener against Sherman, Doc Chapman couldn’t praise his defense enough. And rightfully so. Magnolia started 2018 with a bang as the defense shut down the Tide while the offense capitalized on a handful of Sherman mistakes in a 24-0 victory on ...

Penn Hills Stuns Big Red

STEUBENVILLE — In a game of big plays, Penn Hills had one more than Steubenville on a picture perfect Friday inside a packed Harding Stadium. Senior quarterback Hollis Mathis, a Howard University commit, connected with Daequan Hardy for a 61-yard scoring strike with 2:41 left to play, and ...

Cameron Halts West Greene

CAMERON — The most asked question leading up to Cameron’s season opener was how would head coach Scott Holt fill the shoes of three all-state players lost to graduation? The Dragons delivered that answer Friday night as they pocketed a 22-14 victory over visiting West Greene at Dragon ...

Weir Thumps Rival Oak Glen

WEIRTON — Weir umped out to an early lead and was in command throughout Friday night in its annual joust with Hancock County rival Oak Glen, defeating the Golden Bears 49-14. It was the mutual season opener for both teams, and the win earned the Red Riders permanent possession of the Carl ...

Thompson Earns First Win as Jets Blank Noles

MORRISTOWN — Bernie Thompson will remember his first game as head coach of his alma mater, which turned out to be his first career victory. The Union Local alum looked on from the sidelines Friday night as his Jets soared to a season-opening 31-0 dismantling of visiting Monroe Central ...

St. Clairsville Rolls After Slow Start

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Brett McLean may have felt like he was experiencing a case of deja vu in the early moments of Friday night’s season opener against Carrollton. Each of the Red Devils’ first two drives, which were impressive marches into Warriors territory, ended with lost fumbles. ...