High School Sports

Monarchs’ Wood to West Liberty

John Marshall football standout Jordan Wood recently signed his letter of intent to continue his athletic and academic careers at West Liberty University. Wood was a three-year starting varsity quarterback. He led the Monarchs to back-to-back playoff appearances, which had not been done at ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Mickey Paces Cameron Win

CAMERON — Cameron rebounded from Saturday’s OVAC championship game loss with a 63-57 victory against Clay-Battelle. Travis Mickey scored nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Dragons (16-4) past the Cee-Bees. Dillon Meintel also added 13 points for Cameron. Hundred ...

Central Drops Title Game in Overtime

WHEELING — Morgantown made its return to the Bob Otten Tournament one to remember. The Mohawks rallied from two goals down in the third period of Sunday’s West Virginia High School Hockey Championship to secure a 5-4 overtime win over three-time defending champion Wheeling Central at ...

Wheeling Central Boys Claim 7th Straight OVAC Championship

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Winning OVAC titles has been a staple at Wheeling Central. Saturday’s 63-53 victory against Toronto at Ohio University Eastern in the Class 2A championship was the school’s seventh straight. The real story was how the Maroon Knights did it and just how far this team ...

Wheeling Park Comeback Attempt Falls Short in 5A Tilt

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After having split the previous two meetings, the rubber match between Wheeling Park and University was Saturday at Ohio University Eastern for the OVAC Class 5A title. Wheeling Park (12-6) found itself down by as many as 15 in the second half, rallying to cut it to ...

Barnesville Secures 3A Title

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For the first time in school history, the Barnesville Shamrocks are celebrating an OVAC Championship in boys’ basketball. Like Shamrocks coach Matt Johnson expected, it wasn’t easy either. Barnesville watched a 13-point fourth-quarter lead dwindle to as few as two ...

Knights in Tourney Driver’s Seat

By CODY TOMER Staff Writer WHEELING — Wheeling Central put itself in the driver’s seat on Saturday. The Maroon Knights opened the 15th Annual Bob Otten West Virginia High School Hockey Tournament with a 6-3 victory over rival Wheeling Park at WesBanco Arena. Central now controls its ...

Morgantown Makes Statement Against Linsly

WHEELING — It’s been quite some time since Morgantown has been to the Bob Otten West Virginia High School Hockey Tournament. It made its return with a bang on Saturday. Morgantown marched into WesBanco Arena and left with a 4-2 triumph over Linsly to advance to tonight’s championship ...

Patterson, Sismondo Elected to OVAC Hall of Fame

WHEELING — The 16th class of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame continues to crystalize as two more former athletic greats have been selected for induction on Saturday, Aug. 17. The two latest honorees come from the decade of the 1970s and feature Ron Sismondo of Mingo and Jeff ...

River Graduate Reaches Coaching Milestone

WHEELING — Forty-eight years is a long time. In prep coaching circles, it is an eternity. But for Bob Bell a near half-century of coaching high school basketball as flown by with no end in sight. The former River High hoops great reached a major milestone recently. Bell collected his ...

Beavers Build On Buckeye 8 Legacy

MORRISTOWN — Beaver Local’s senior class completed a four-peat Saturday inside ‘The Hangar’ at Union Local High School. The Beavers, despite not having several standouts in their lineup, had eight champions and racked up 338.5 points to continue their stranglehold on the Buckeye 8 ...

Cameron Halted by Trinity

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Trinity Christian captured its second straight OVAC Class 1A title and third in four years with a 59-42 victory against Cameron on Saturday at Ohio University Eastern. If you just looked at the box score, you would think Cameron was no match for the Warriors, ranked No. 7 ...

Meadowbrook Secures 4-Peat

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The four-peat is complete. Meadowbrook used its stingy defense and plenty of timely plays from leaders Davis Black and Johnathan McCall in the fourth quarter to hold off third-seeded St. Clairsville to claim the 4A title, 58-48, Saturday afternoon in the Wheeling Hospital ...

Park Girls, Boys Finish 3rd at State Swim Meet

MORGANTOWN — After winning her first individual state championship Friday in the 50-yard freestyle by .13 seconds, Wheeling Park sophomore swimmer Abby Turner set out to make sure there was no doubt she is West Virginia’s top sprinter. Two events later, in the 100 free, Turner turned on ...

Bellaire Repels Passionate St. John’s Effort

BELLAIRE — It was ushered in by the Harlem Globetrotters way back in the early 1950s. It turned off its lights one final time Friday night fittingly against Guernsey Street-rival Bellaire. The St. John Central High School gymnasium will never play host to basketball again as the school will ...

Linsly Defeats Union Local

WHEELING — Linsly senior Eli Petho came into Friday night’s game against Union Local with zero, 3-point goals this season. It would seem that making your first to cap a game-tying run on senior night would be too good of a story to be true. That actually became a reality inside the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: John Marshall Downs Edison

MOUNDSVILLE — Four John Marshall players scored in double figures as it defeated Edison, 68-61 in an OVAC consolation game Friday night. Mickey Reilly led the way for the Monarch with 21 points while Bryce Yoho was solid with 16. Tyler Sadoski and Adam Miller netted 12 and 10 points, ...