High School Sports

Indian Creek Stuns Cambridge in Final Seconds

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek and Cambridge slugged it out for four quarters Friday night. Both teams had the other on the ropes but, in the end, the Redskins landed the last big blow to take care of the Bobcats. Brandon Fleming caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Sam Mazar, Indian Creek’s ...

Wheeling Park Ruins Brooke Celebration

WELLSBURG — On a night when Brooke kicked off its 50th season of football by christening newly minted Paul ‘‘Bud’’ Billiard Field at Brooke Memorial Stadium, it was going to take something extraordinary to ruin the celebration. Sixty-six Wheeling Park points and one Bruins first down ...

Wheeling Central Shuts Out Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN — Coming off a state championship, Wheeling Central coach Mike Young knows the perception around West Virginia is that the Maroon Knights are the team to beat. Thursday’s opening game against Williamstown did nothing to quell that notion. The Maroon Knights saw a balanced ...

Blue Dons Beat Bulldogs In Thriller

WEIRTON — Madonna senior quarterback Gavin Dietrich had one of the most outstanding football games in the history of the school Thursday night. He culminated it by scoring the winning touchdown on a 3-yard power play with 4.7 seconds left on the clock to give his team at 40-36 ...

Martins Ferry Gets Win Over Buckeye Local

YORKVILLE — Chas Yoder couldn’t have scripted his first game as head coach of Martins Ferry’s storied football program any better. The defensive coordinator during the final years of Dave Bruney’s elongated and decorated career, it was no surprise that the Purple Riders didn’t miss a ...

Monarch Stadium Is Open for Business

MOUNDSVILLE — Rumors and innuendo have been spreading like wildfire. John Marshall Athletics Director Rob Chavanak put them to rest Wednesday. Though construction is ongoing, Monarch Stadium is open for business, beginning today. That’s when the Monarchs girls’ soccer team welcomes ...

Welcome Back! Football Returns Tonight

Are you ready for some football? OK, now that I’m done with my Hank Williams, Jr. impression, are you as excited for the return of football as I am? Whether it is pro, college or high school, football season is my favorite season. This season should be a good one. As you see in ...

JM Buries Magnolia

NEW MARTINSVILLE — For the first five-and-a-half minutes of Wednesday afternoon’s boys’ soccer match with Magnolia, John Marshall had little to show for its efforts and could not catch a break. After all, the Monarchs were in a 1-0 deficit 1:40 in while having four shots turned away on ...

 Big Red Blanks Blue Dons, 3-0

WEIRTON — Steubenville girls’ soccer coach Jared Robinson challenged his team to control possession of the ball Wednesday evening. It responded in dominant fashion. Big Red controlled play from start to finish, en route to picking up a 3-0 victory over Madonna at the J.C. Williams ...

Linsly Shuts Out Magnolia

WHEELING — Linsly girls’ soccer coach Darryl Crews left his home field Tuesday night feeling pleased about his team’s performance. The Cadets possessed the ball for the majority of the match, earning their initial victory and the first of Crews’ career as a head coach in a convincing ...

Weir Starts Quickly Before Central Prevails in the End

WHEELING — After giving up a goal 29 seconds into the game, Wheeling Central coach Julie Barack wanted to see how her team was going to respond. The Maroon Knights were able to answer the call on multiple occasions with a 5-4 victory over Weir at the East Wheeling Sports Complex on Tuesday ...

Patriots Girls Rout Brooke

WELLSBURG—The Brooke girls’ soccer team is in a rebuilding phase with several freshmen in the lineup for Coach Elias Hannaoui, looking to gain experience. His Bruins learned a lot of lessons the hard way in Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to Wheeling Park at the Brooke Soccer Field. “I knew with ...

Field of Dreams: Brooke’s Billiard Honored for Success

WELLSBURG — The name Paul “Bud” Billiard is synonymous with Brooke High School football. And rightly so. Billiard guided the Bruins to the grandest of heights during his 23-year tenure (1979-2001) as head coach. The 1959 Wellsburg grad compiled a sparkling 185-79-1 mark. The ...

Blue Eagles, Jets End In Stalemate

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Eighty minutes were not enough to settle Monday’s soccer match at Hydro Soccer Field. Union Local and Magnolia each garnered three goals in the first half and then went scoreless in the second half as the Jets and Blue Eagles played to a 3-3 tie. The Eagles erased a ...

St. C. Shuts Out Magnolia

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — With the season still in its infancy stages, St. Clairsville head coach Wes Stoner wants his Red Devils’ girls soccer team to continue to work on improving itself while also working to win the game. Monday evening’s point of emphasis against Magnolia was passing. All ...

Corley Shows Grit

Photo Provided Spencer Corley, a sophomore cross country runner at Tyler Consolidated, captured third place and posted a 17:28 time Saturday at the St. Marys’ Autumn Classic. There were more than 200 runners in the event. Not bad for someone who lost his shoe during the race and has a ...

Wheeling Park Boys Avenge State Title Loss

WHEELING — It was only fitting that a rematch of last year’s state championship opened up the 2018 season in thrilling fashion. As the anticipation grew and time ticked away in a deadlock between defending state champion Hurricane and state runner-up Wheeling Park on Saturday, junior ...

Brooke Defeats Harrison Central

WELLSBURG — The Brooke boys soccer team and junior midfielder Josh Ferguson had one thing on its mind on Saturday — avenging last season’s loss to Harrison Central that was shrouded in controversy and saw ejections. Ferguson led the way for the Bruins with three goals and an assist in ...

2018 OVAC Hall of Fame Class Inducted

WesBanco Arena hosted the 15th Annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday. Inductees in the 2018 Hall of Fame Class are: front row, from left, Ron White, Greg Haberfield (accepting for Earl Haberfield), John Simonson, Tim Berger (accepting for Jack ...

Blue Devil Pride Is Still Going Strong

BRILLIANT — They say tradition never graduates. Any doubters to that belief should have been in Brilliant last Saturday. Brilliant High School closed its doors for the final time in 1972. The Blue Devils were subsequently joined at the southern Jefferson County school by the Smithfield High ...