High School Sports

Steubenville Rolls By Wheeling Park in OVAC 5A Semifinal

WHEELING — Coach Fred Heatherington and his Big Red baseball team were not worried about the magnitude of playing in an OVAC tournament game or about avenging an earlier season loss against Wheeling Park. They simply wanted to play their game. His players made sure they did. Steubenville ...

Barnesville Too Much For Union Local in OVAC 3A Semifinal

BARNESVILLE — The third and fourth innings of Saturday evening’s OVAC Class 3A baseball semifinal presented both Barnesville and Union Local with an opportunity to get the upper hand on snapping what was a 1-1 deadlock. In the two innings combined, the Shamrocks put six runners on base, ...

Linsly Girls Win Shadyside Relays

SHADYSIDE — Temperatures are climbing and times are dropping. Such was the case Saturday at sun-drenched Fleming Field for the 48th running of the Shadyside Relays. With the OVAC Cal Giffin Track Championship slated to begin qualifying rounds two weeks from Monday, area teams got another ...

King to continue basketball career at WVU Tech

Keondre’ King is heading for West Virginia University Tech to continue his academic and athletic careers. In his time at Wheeling Park, King collected 1,069 career points. As a senior, he helped the Patriots to the OVAC 5A champioinship game and the W.Va. Class AAA Regional Final. In ...

Edison Defeats Cambridge in OVAC 4A Semifinal

RICHMOND — Edison scored five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 6-0 victory over Cambridge in an OVAC Class 4A semifinal matchup. The Wildcats will ace off against the winner of Meadowbrook and St. Clairsville. The Red Devils and Colts will play Monday. George Ash went the distance ...

Romanek to Golf at Davis & Elkins

Wheeling Park’s Dorothy Romanek signed to continue her academic and golf careers at Davis & Elkins on a golf scholarship. Romanek earned second place in the girls’ state golf championship this year with a score of 77. The two-year letterwinner was also an all-tournament member in ...

Sands Signs to Run at West Liberty

Wheeling Park’s Brenden Sands will continue his academic and athletic careers at West Liberty University. The senior ran cross country and is a distance runner on the Patriots’ track team, where he qualified for state last year in the 4x800. In cross country, he is a two-year letterman ...

Linsly Sweeps Martins Ferry in Softball Twinbill

WHEELING — Going into Thursday’s doubleheader against Martins Ferry, the Linsly softball team was in prime position. The Cadets stood atop of the OVAC 3A standings and were well on their way to a semifinal appearance. The Cadets, though, solidified its position as the top team as they ...

Wheeling Park Softball Downs St. Clairsville

WHEELING — Some two-out lightning was all Wheeling Park needed to keep its slim OVAC Tom Bechtel Class 5A softball playoff hopes alive. Deadlocked in a scoreless battle with visiting St. Clairsville, the Patriots, who had squandered scoring chances in the first three innings, busted loose ...

Bridgeport Bulldogs Rally By Barnesville Shamrocks in Softball Action

WOLFHURST — Jessa Stockwell raced home from second with two out the sixth inning Thursday afternoon and Bridgeport rallied for a 5-4 prep softball victory against Barnesville in what was a key OVAC tussle for both squads at Irene Ehni Memorial Field. The Bulldogs (7-5) strengthened their ...

OVAC Baseball Tournament Pairings Are Set

WHEELING — Let the games begin. The 2019 OVAC Baseball Tournament gets underway this weekend and there are some dandies on tap, including a battle of defending champion Cadets. Class 3A No. 3 Fort Frye at No. 2 Linsly Saturday, 1 p.m. Last year’s 2A champion, Linsly Cadets, has ...

Birmingham Fires No-No As Bruins Beat Potters

WELLSBURG — Haley Birmingham fired a no-hitter as she struck out eight in Brooke’s 8-0 victory over East Liverpool on Thursday. Birmingham also supplied a RBI double for the Bruins (12-8) while Kloee Billick brought home two runs on a single. Magnolia 11, Fort Frye 2 BEVERLY — ...

Barnesville Nabs Top Seed in OVAC Tournament With Victory Against Bellaire

NEFFS — Barnesville erupted for 17 unanswered runs Wednesday and the Shamrocks locked up the top seed in the OVAC Class 3A baseball tournament with an 18-6 victory against Bellaire at John Blacker Field. The Big Reds grabbed a 6-1 lead thanks to a five-run third inning, but Barnesville ...