High School Sports

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 ...

Playoff Picture is Starting to Take Shape

WHEELING — It’s all over but the actual eliminations. Ladies and gentlemen, the prep football postseason begins in the state of Ohio in one week. It seems as though preseason publications just came out, but here it is, nearly the end of the road. How did we get here so quickly is an ...

Blue Eagles Sweep JM

MOUNDSVILLE—Magnolia improved its record to 27-6-1 with a sweep of host John Marshall. Kyndra Pilant led the Blue Eagles with 23 kills, 12 digs, eight points and four blocks, while Mady Winters tallied 12 kills, nine points, seven digs and four aces and Leneica Grimm added 30 assists, nine ...

Winland Hired At Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — For the third time in threee years, Bridgeport High School has a new baseball head coach. Zach Winland, a John Marshall and West Liberty University graduate, was unanimously tabbed during a recent Bridgeport Exempted Village School District Board of Education meeting. “I am ...

Central’s Harrison Captains 2nd All-Valley Golf Team

There were plenty of highlights from the 2018 golf season and there is no better way to celebrate those moments than with the Second All-Valley Golf Team. This year’s squad includes a state champion, OVAC co-champions and a pair of returning sophomores making their second straight appearance ...

Maroon Knights Survive Scare

HEBRON—Wheeling Central has made its perfect 7-0 start look easy to this point in the season. Saturday it had its first scare. The Maroon Knights had to overcome injuries, howling winds, key mistakes and a very physical opponent, but in the end, they stood strong and escaped Lancers Stadium ...

Estep, Wheeling Central Top Oak Glen for Sectional Title

WHEELING — For this group of Wheeling Central seniors, it has been quite a ride. When the members of the boys’ soccer team came in as freshmen, winning wasn’t the norm. That has changed during the last three years and the Maroon Knights took a big step Saturday toward making this the ...

Big Reds Put Halt To Losing Skid

BELLAIRE — When a team find itself on a two-game losing streak with a rivalry game looming the following week, sometimes the immediate challenge becomes even greater. Case in point was Saturday afternoon at sun-splashed, but breezy Nelson Field when Bellaire played host to Union ...

Shadyside Sweeps SCC

SHADYSIDE—It was deja vu for the Shadyside volleyball team Saturday morning. Less than two weeks after sweeping Steubenville Catholic in an OVAC Class 2A semifinal in the Tiger Den, the Tigers were back at it against the Crusaders again in Tiger Town. This time, though, a bigger prize was ...

Oak Glen Girls Edge Weir

NEW MANCHESTER — With less than a minute remaining in Saturday’s West Virginia Class AA/A Region One, Section One championship, Oak Glen girls soccer coach Ryan Wells began strategizing for overtime. Junior Abigail Myers had other plans in mind. With 29 seconds left, Myers received a ...

Park Downs Princeton

WHEELING — With a huge matchup at Parkersburg South looming next week Wheeling Park had to handle the business at hand Friday night with winless Princeton paying a visit to Wheeling Island Stadium. And while the Patriots had to withstand a barrage of short passes in the opening half, a long ...

Magnolia Gets Big Win Over Tyler

WHEELING — Another chapter in the cross-county rival between Magnolia and Tyler Consolidated has been written. And what looked like it was going to be a shootout after the team’s opening drives, turned into a sound victory for the Blue Eagles. Pat Mirandy intercepted a pass in the end ...

Meadowbrook Upends Linsly

BYESVILLE — Brady Blattner had a career day Friday night as he played his final regular season game at Eugene Capers Field. The senior did whatever he wanted to the tune of 27 carries for 152 yards and five touchdowns in leading Meadowbrook to a 50-28 rout of Linsly. For the Cadets, it was ...