High School Sports

Wheeling Central Boys Roll Past Shadyside

WHEELING — It was another night at the office for the Wheeling Central boys’ basketball team. After a slow start, the Maroon Knights went on an 11-2 run to increase a one-point lead late in the first quarter to a double-digit one and never looked back as they defeated Shadyside, 78-45, on ...

Linsly Boys Get Past Bishop Donahue

WHEELING — While every minute of a high school basketball game can be important, Linsly coach James Wallace admits that for some reason his team seems to pick out eight minutes somewhere along the way to play its best basketball. Tuesday night that eight minutes was split up between five ...

Wheeling Park Holds Off Rival John Marshall Monarchs

MOUNDSVILLE — Wheeling Park basketball is trending upward. Coach Michael Jebbia’s youthful charges pocketed a 48-41 win over rival John Marshall Tuesday night. It marks the Patriots’ fifth win in their last eight starts. “We are getting better. Our younger kids are gaining ...

OVAC Dual Meet Championships Begin Today

Four Ohio Valley Athletic Conference titles will be determined this week as the Bill Hindgardner Wrestling Dual Meet Championships take place today and Thursday. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m., with wrestling slated an hour later at both sites. Today at the Moundsville Junior High Field House, ...

Wheeling Park Beats Morgantown In OVAC 5-A Semi-Finals

WHEELING — Whether or not defense will win the OVAC Championship will be decided Saturday, but it was  definitely enough to earn Wheeling Park a spot in the title game. The Patriots’ defense forced 22 turnovers in a 39-21 victory over third-seeded Morgantown in the OVAC 5-A semi-final on ...

Wheeling Central Maroon Knights Rout Shadyside Tigers In OVAC Semi-Finals

WHEELING — For the third time this season, the Wheeling Central and Shadyside girls’ basketball teams faced off. For the third time, it was the same outcome as the Maroon Knights were able to compile 15 offensive rebounds in the first half as well as overcome some foul trouble to beat the ...

Linsly Knocks Off Bellaire In OVAC Semi-Final

BELLAIRE — Linsly senior standouts Vivian Allison and Jazzie Orth both played a key role in the Cadets’ only Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship in girls basketball as freshmen in 2014. Since then, however, the Cadets have come up short in their quests to add another banner. On ...

Wheeling Park Girls’ Swim Team Takes Region 1 Title Behind Heilman, Bischof

WELLSBURG — The Wheeling Park girls’ swim team has been dominating all season. Saturday during the Region I meet with state implications on the line, it was just another day at the office for the Patriots. The girls’ team secured the Region I crown at Brooke High School with a total of ...

Friends Going to Bat for Former John Marshall Baseball Star

GLEN DALE — John Marshall boasts one of the OVAC’s most successful baseball programs. Bob Montgomery has guided the Monarchs for nearly half a century, earning legendary status. He has coached countless great players during that time. Todd Hayes was one of his best. Hayes helped lead ...

Nine OVAC Wrestlers Win at Panther Classic

CONNORVILLE — Nine Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestlers took home the top hardware in their respective weight classes late Saturday night under the spotlight as the 27th annual Panther Classic concluded a long day of action inside Buckeye Local High School. Three of those titlists wore ...

Wheeling Park Girls’ Basketball Team Knocks Off No. 2 Buckhannon-Upshur

WHEELING — To say Wheeling Park’s Josie Daugherty got off to a bad start would be an understatement. The Patriots senior missed her first eight shots. It looked like it just wasn’t going to be her day. But all great shooters will tell you the same thing — keep shooting. Saturday, ...

Maroon Knights Smother Irish, 50-23

WHEELING — Wheeling Central couldn’t get its shots to fall Friday night on Coach Skip Prosser Court. But the Maroon Knights’ depth and defense proved plenty enough. Eden Gainer scored a game-high 13 points while Kaylee Reinbeau netted 11 points and 11 rebounds as West Virginia Class A ...

Park Fall to Parkersburg South

WHEELING — When Wheeling Park traveled to Parkersburg South on Jan. 14, it left with an embarrassing 80-38 loss. It has only been a little more than two weeks since that game, but Wheeling Park coach Michael Jebbia has seen a lot of improvement since then. The only problem is the result ...

River Downs Magnolia

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Staying focused is what separates good teams from great teams. The fact that River rolled past Magnolia earlier in the season by a 90-33 score did not effect the Pilots’ mindset at all coming into the rematch in New Martinsville on Friday. The Pilots did not take this ...

Ferry Avenges Only Loss To Big Red, 81-72

MARTINS FERRY — Some regular season games are just bigger than others. Friday night’s rematch between Steubenville and Martins Ferry was not your run-of-the-mill contest. Big Red delivered the Purple Riders their lone setback — a 53-46 decision at the Crimson Center back on Dec. ...

Park to Induct Four Members Into Hall of Fame

WHEELING — Wheeling Park will induct the latest class to its Hall of Fame during halftime of tonight’s boys’ basketball game between Wheeling Park and Preston. RICK RIEDEL Riedel is a 1986 graduate of Wheeling Park High School. He began competitive swimming during his sophomore year. ...