High School Sports

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 ...

Tyler Consolidated Hangs On to Top Magnolia Boys

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Upset-minded Magnolia gave Tyler Consolidated all it could handle Thursday night. The Blue Eagles (3-7) got within four points late in the game but the Silver Knights (11-4) stayed composed and finished off a 72-66 victory on the road inside Magnolia’s ...

Wheeling Park Quickly Downs Brooke

WHEELING — One of the priorities for Wheeling Park coach Michael Jebbia during Thursday’s game against Brooke, was to get his whole team involved. With a full substitution in the first quarter, the Patriots were able to do just that and had four players score in double figures in an 89-46 ...

Inside-Outside Is Key for Cameron

CAMERON — For the first 10 minutes of Thursday night’s small-school battle between Valley and Cameron, the Lumberjacks took care of the basketball and made shots. It was a trend that had the visitors thinking upset with a 22-19 lead and 6:08 to play in the second quarter. However, when ...

Jets Cook Up Special Recipe to Down Rocks

MORRISTOWN — After dropping a five-point decision to Monroe Central on Wednesday, Union Local coach Rob Barr knew it was imperative his squad get back in a winning mode Thursday night against rival Barnesville in the battle for the “Milk Bottle Award.” Not only was dairy at stake, but ...

PREP ROUNDUP: McCoy Has 19 and 19 to Propel Hundred Boys

HUNDRED — Travis McCoy scored a team-high 19 points and ripped down 19 rebounds Thursday night, leading Hundred to a 65-49 prep boys’ basketball victory against East Richland Christian. Andrew Zedell was also a monster for the Hornets (6-5), grabbing 17 boards to go along with 10 points. ...

Linsly’s Pressure Downs Magnolia

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Linsly coach Rebecca Upton knew her team, like many others, were going to be outsized by Magnolia. With 6-foot-2 Mady Winters and 6-0 Kyndra Pilant being the dominant forces down low for the Blue Eagles, what could the Cadets do? The answer was put the pressure on ...

Park Bounces Back with A Vengeance

WHEELING — Zanesville was in the wrong place at the wrong time Wednesday night. The Blue Devils paid a visit to “The Palace On The Hill” to face a Wheeling Park team that suffered a tough road loss at University some 24 hours earlier. Coach Ryan Young had his Patriots primed to make ...

Straughn, JM Dominate Weir

MOUNDSVILLE — Monday’s victory at perennial West Virginia Class AAA power Morgantown did more than increase the number in John Marshall’s victory column. From a mental standpoint — it was the first time the Monarchs knocked off the Mohigans in seven years — it was monumental. Coach ...