High School Sports

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 ...

Morgantown Mauls Monarchs

MORGANTOWN — Many around the state looked at Morgantown’s record coming into Friday night’s meeting with John Marshall at Pony Lewis Field and just chalked it up to a down year. Monarchs coach Jason Willis knew he was walking into a situation where a wolf in sheep’s clothing was waiting ...

Dragons Crush Beallsville

BEALLSVILLE — Some coaches discourage their players from scoreboard watching, playoff points perusing or looking into a crystal ball to see who a postseason opponent might be a few weeks out. Cameron’s Scott Holt isn’t one of those. “The approach I have with it is have a lot of fun ...

Steubenville Rolls Past Cardinal O’Hara, 54-18

STEUBENVILLE — Jaziah Blackwell was a difference maker on both sides of the football Friday, as Steubenville rolled to a 54-18 victory over Cardinal O’Hara inside Harding Stadium. The senior tailback/defensive end ran for four touchdowns and forced a fumble that resulted in six points, as ...

St. Clairsville Stays Unbeaten with Thrilling Win

CANFIELD — It wasn’t any type of coach speak when Brett McLean said earlier in the week that his St. Clairsville football team’s game at South Range would be the toughest his Red Devils have faced thus far. The Red Devils found themselves with their backs to the wall for the first time ...

Shadyside Cruises by Bridgeport

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was the ultimate trap game. Shadyside was coming off an impressive win over rival and once-beaten Bellaire while staring down the barrel of West Virginia’s top-rated Class A team next week in unbeaten Wheeling Central. The Tigers, however, brought enough focus ...

Weir Rallies To Edge Potters

EAST LIVERPOOL — Weir dug itself a hole in the first half but used a strong defensive performance and big plays on specials teams to come back for a 29-28 win over East Liverpool on Friday at Patterson Field. “We went in at halftime and talked to the kids,” said Weir coach Tony ...

Wheeling Park Boys Finish 2nd At AAA Regional Cross Country

WELLSBURG — When it comes to cross country, the first five runners that cross the finish line accumulate the team’s total points for the meet. However, the next two runners are just as important for a team in case of a tiebreaker. That was the case for the Wheeling Park boys’ team ...

Wheeling Park Boys’ Soccer Secures Sectional

WHEELING — The mission is simple for the Wheeling Park boys soccer team: get back to the state championship. The Patriots took the first step toward reaching that goal Thursday with a 7-0 victory over Brooke at Wheeling Island Stadium in the West Virginia Class AAA Region One, Section One ...

Park Girls Earn Hardware

WHEELING — Since Coach Carrie Hanna took over the Wheeling Park girls’ soccer program three years ago, she has been building a culture — a winning culture. The Patriots have clearly bought into her ways and it showed Thursday night as they rolled to an 8-0 triumph against John Marshall ...

Barnesville Volleyball Rallies To Move Ahead

BARNESVILLE — When West Muskingum’s final serve bounced off the net Thursday night, it touched off a celebration that, about an hour earlier, seemed improbable. Barnesville, which lost the first set and trailed by 11 in the second, stormed back to claim that second set and two of the ...

Knights Get Victory Over Warriors

WHEELING — High school soccer is an 80-minute game, however, Wednesday night Wheeling Central needed just 25 minutes of play to establish dominance and picked up a well-deserved sectional victory over Trinity. Junior Jacob Estep and freshman Austin Nestor scored two goals each and the ...

Playoff Implications on Line as Tyler, Magnolia Meet

NEW MARTINSVILLE — With three weeks left in the regular season, the race for a playoff spot has become tighter. On Friday, big implications could be on the line as Tyler Consolidated travels to face Magnolia at Alumni Field inside Bill Stewart Stadium. Both teams are coming off victories ...

Weir Girls Shut Out Central, 6-0

WHEELING — Weir made the trip to the Friendly City with two goals in mind Wednesday night, contain Wheeling Central’s all-time leading scorer Kenadee Wayt and pick up a West Virginia Class AA/A sectional victory. With an outstanding defensive performance, a hat-trick on offense and a ...

Oak Glen Boys Edge Weir, 2-1

WEIRTON — The Weir and Oak Glen boys soccer teams battled through 80 minutes during their Class AA/A sectional only to end regulation in a tie. But, it took the Golden Bears only 1:09 to tuck the “Golden Goal” into the net in the first 10-minute overtime period Wednesday night at Jimmy ...

Otto Scores Four Goals; St. C. Rolls

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Coaches, no matter what the sport, want their teams to be playing at their best when tournament time rolls around. After a so-so end to the regular season where it battled injuries and other forms of adversity, St. Clairsville put together a complete effort Wednesday night ...

Park Looks To Bounce Back Against Princeton

WHEELING — Princeton and Wheeling Park both enter their Friday night meeting at Wheeling Island Stadium coming off crushing last minute defeats last week. The difference being that coach Chris Daugherty’s Patriots’ loss may cost them some playoff seeding while coach Chris Pedigo’s ...

Central, Portsmouth West To Play at Neutral Site

HEBRON—Wheeling Central has put together a remarkable season thus far but, this is not the time to reflect on its accomplishments. With an unbeaten record and a No. 1 ranking in the WVSSAC Class A standings, the defending state champions have had a target on their backs all year but coach ...