High School Sports

Park Poised For Strong Finish at State

MORGANTOWN — For Wheeling Park High School’s state swimmers, the opening day of the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission High School Swim Championships turned out to be one for the record books. Park’s girls and boys swimmers broke nine school records Thursday during ...

Bob Otten Tourney Expanding in 15th Season

WHEELING — The Bob Otten Tournament is expanding in its 15th year. For the first time in its history, the tournament will include all high school teams in West Virginia. Morgantown and Martinsburg have been added to the list of teams who will be participating this weekend at WesBanco ...

Neely, Cameron Defeat Valley

CAMERON — Lili Neely accounted for 14 points to lead Cameron to victory over Valley, 52-32, on Thursday. Madge Lucey followed with 12 points for the Dragons (13-7) and Kori Scott chipped in with 10. Wellsville 51, Edison 39 WELLSVILLE — Kenzie Potkrajac and Ashley Grafton each chipped ...

Park Spoils Bellaire’s Senior Night

BELLAIRE — Wednesday night had all the makings of a special night. Fresh off its first Ohio Valley Athletic Conference girls’ basketball championship since 2006, Bellaire honored four seniors who helped resurrect the program during their careers during pregame ceremonies on Senior Night. ...

Central Wins 11th Straight

NEW MARTINSVILLE — At the beginning of the season, Wheeling Central coach Mel Stephens knew his squad was going to hit some speed bumps along the way. With a tough schedule as well, the Maroon Knights sat at 5-4 after nine games. Fast forward about a month later, and it seems like Wheeling ...

St. John Girls Fall to TCC in Final Contest

BELLAIRE — The cliche ‘if only the walls could talk’ was totally apropos inside St. John Central High School on Wednesday night. The history and tradition of Lady Irish basketball was on full display as the program played its final game with a large crowd of fans and alumni on ...

Gainer, Central Top Beaver

EAST LIVERPOOL — Eden Gainer had the hot hand with 33 points to lead Wheeling Central to 63-43 victory over Beaver Local. Kaylee Reinbeau accounted for 14 points for the Maroon Knights (12-9). Jenna Riccardo scored 22 for the Beavers and drained a shot at the buzzer to become the team’s ...

Park Snaps 13-Game Skid to Morgantown

WHEELING — Jack Stakem is headed to the University of Charleston to play football. That’s the sport where the senior has made all his headlines. But Wheeling Park coach Michael Jebbia has always sung Stakem’s praises for all the little things he has done throughout his career for the ...

Central Back to Title Tilt

WHEELING — Wellsville coach David Thompson was looking to give Wheeling Central some different looks during Tuesday’s OVAC Class 2A semifinal contest on “Skip” Prosser Court. The game plan was working well early on but the Maroon Knights’ athleticism and depth began to wear on the ...

Cameron Blows By Beallsville

CAMERON — Cameron will have another chance to claim its first OVAC title in boys’ basketball. For the second straight year, the Dragons will play for the 1A OVAC championship after securing a victory over Beallsville, 75-48 on Tuesday night at Cameron High School in a 1A semifinal game. ...

St. C. Outlasts Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER — St. Clairsville came out of the locker room blazing and held a 12-point lead when it went back in at halftime. Then, it held off a furious rally by homestanding Oak Glen to win, 79-66, on Tuesday night in an OVAC Class 4A semifinal inside the Oak Glen Fieldhouse. The win ...

Toronto Earns Date With Knights

TORONTO — The Red Knights roll on. Toronto (19-1) kept the dream alive with a 64-55 triumph over Shadyside in the OVAC 2A semifinals on Tuesday. Lucas Gulczynski paced Toronto with 18 points, followed by 16 from Nate Karaffa and Trillion West’s 15 points. Kelly Hendershot flourished ...

Swimmers Set For W.Va. State Meet

WHEELING — It all comes down to this. Swimmers from all over West Virginia will compete for the state championship beginning Thursday into Friday at the West Virginia University Natatorium. Wheeling Park, Wheeling Central, John Marshall and Brooke are all well represented with the Patriots ...

Park’s Lucas Ready for Final Race

WHEELING — Wheeling Park’s Caleb Lucas is about to make his fourth trip to the state swimming championship. Although he is no stranger to the big meet, the senior is still getting jitters leading up to his final race as a Patriot. “It’s just nerve racking,” Lucas said. “We could ...

Central Cruises Past Beallsville

WHEELING — While Beallsville’s girls’ basketball team was playing at Wheeling Central on Monday night, the Blue Devils’ minds may have still been on last Saturday’s Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class A championship victory at Ohio University Eastern. And with that being the case, ...

Park Defense Suffocates Buccaneers

WHEELING — In recent memory, the Wheeling Park girls basketball team’s defense has been a headache for opponents. Buckhannon-Upshur was no exception and it was another team added to the list Monday night. The Patriots held the Buccaneers to two points in the third quarter and eight total ...