High School Sports

Red Devils Handle Crusaders

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was St. Clairsville’s offense that shot it out of the chute successfully Tuesday night. But it was the Red Devils’ defense that endured for 32 minutes. St. Clairsville held Steubenville Catholic to single-digit points in the first and third quarters and that, along ...

Dragons Advance to Class 1A Championship Contest

Meintel powers Cameron with 19 points, 11 boardsCAMERON — Cameron hasn’t been challenged much this season so when Madonna jumped out to a 13-4 first-quarter lead, Dragons coach Roger Cain didn’t panic. He didn’t even call timeout. He wanted to see what his team was made of. Cain ...

Wheeling Central Takes Down Fort Frye in Semis

A 14-0 run to start the third is key to victoryWHEELING — Every minute counts when it comes to basketball, and the first three of the third quarter was the difference in an OVAC 3A semifnal battle between Wheeling Central and Fort Frye. The Maroon Knights came out after halftime and used a ...

Wheeling Park Rattles Indian Creek in Girls Basketball

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls’ basketball team has relied on its defense all season, but it was Wheeling Park’s defense that made the difference Monday night. The Redskins battled, but the veteran and talented Patriots were too much to overcome as No. 4 seed and state-ranked ...

Buckeye Local Prevails Panthers Prevail At BuzzerAt Buzzer

CONNORVILLE — Two days removed from stunning Steubenville in overtime inside the Crimson Center, the Buckeye Local girls’ basketball team did it again on its home court to advance to the Class 4A title game of the 11th Annual Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Tournament at Ohio ...

Tigers Eliminate Zeps

SARAHSVILLE — Shadyside had become pretty much a constant in the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 2A Girls Basketball Championship game. After appearing in five of the first six title games, the Tigers have found themselves at home on championship Saturday each of the last five years. That is ...

Park, St. C., Toronto Continue Dominance at OVAC Cheering Championships

WHEELING — When winning a certain amount of titles in a row, the word dynasty can start to come up. At the OVAC Cheering Championships at WesBanco Arena, three teams put their name into consideration. Wheeling Park captured is sixth consecutive 5A OVAC title and its ninth in the last 10 ...

Park Boys Claim Regional Swim Title

WHEELING—Region One belongs to the boys of Wheeling Park. The Patriots continued their torrid pace this season by claiming the WVSSAC Region One Swim Championship on Saturday at Brooke with a score of 115, six points ahead of runnerup Parkersburg. Charles Schellhase, Caleb Lucas, ...

Bellaire’s Dawson, Linsly’s Stephens Headed to OVAC Hall of Fame

WHEELING — A pair of ultra-successful multi-sport athletes have been tapped for enshrinement. Bellaire’s Georgia Dawson and Linsly’s Ron Stephens are representing the decade of the 1980s in the Class of 2018 OVAC Hall of Fame induction. The OVAC Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by ...

OVAC High School Kick-Off Gets Tennis Players Ready

The Wheeling Oglebay Tennis Club will present the fourth annual OVAC high school kick-off on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Wheeling Park Indoor Tennis Facility. All prospective OVAC players are invited to attend the two hour event, which will run from 1-3 p.m. Participants are asked to sign up ...

Weir’s Rea Stuns No. 3 Teasdale

CONNORVILLE — Caleb Rea had heard the talk all day long inside Buckeye Local High School. Not many high school wrestling gurus thought the Weir senior could beat Jefferson Morgan’s Gavin Teasdale in the 132-pound weight class at the annual Ohio Coatings Panther Classic Invitational. He ...

Wheeling Park Survives in OT

WHEELING—It took overtime but host Wheeling Park was able to outlast Preston, 64-60. Alex Vargo led the way with 21 points, followed by Keondre’ King’s 19. Alex Dunlevy and Travis Zimmerman each tallied 11 points in the win. Hiland 68, River 53 HANNIBAL—Hiland gave host River its ...

South Captures 5A Crown

MOUNDSVILLE — After finishing runnerup in last week’s Brooke Classic, Parkersburg South flexed its muscles Friday night in rolling to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Class 5A Duals championship. The Wood County Patriots, who finished second to Erie Cathedral Prep in ...

Shamrocks Are Kings Of Class 3A

MOUNDSVILLE — Barnesville and Bellaire met for the third time this season in a dual wrestling meet Friday night. The Belmont County rivals had split the previous pair of bouts. However, this time the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Duals Class 3A championship was on the ...

Regional Swim Meet on Tap Today at Brooke

WELLSBURG—The dream of reaching the West Virginia state swim meet will come true for a number of local swimmers today at Brooke High School as the Region I Meet unfolds. For some, it will be a recurring dream after qualifying for states a season ago but for others, the dream is fresh water ...

Crusaders Put End to Golden Bears’ Streak

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Catholic Central boys’ basketball team pulled away from Oak Glen in the third quarter en route to a 54-45 victory, ending the Golden Bears’ 12-game win streak in a packed Mickey Barber Gymnasium on Friday night. “Our seniors led us to a big win on ...

Park HOF Is Announced

WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for 2018 is scheduled for tonight during halftime of the Preston High School vs. Wheeling Park High School boys’ basketball game. This year’s inductees are Curt Jerome, Austyn Creighton, Anthony James and Kyle ...

Steubenville Wrestling Cruises To Dual Meet Championship

WELLSBURG — Steubenville isn’t used to losing in anything. Following Wednesday night’s elimination from the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II Wrestling Dual Team Tournament by nemesis Claymont, top-seeded Big Red took no prisoners in repeating as Ohio Valley Athletic ...

Shenandoah Wrestling Secures 1A/2A Crown

WELLSBURG — Shenandoah had never won an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestling championship. The key word being never. Thursday night inside Brooke High School, the third-seeded Zeps claimed their first title by rallying past top-seeded Linsly, 39-33, in the Bill Hinegardner Class 1A/2A ...

Union Local Football Coach Stiles Retiring

MORRISTOWN — It was announced just last week that Union Local’s Bruce Stiles would guide the Ohio All-Stars in the annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Rudy Mumley Charity Football Classic in late July. Ironically, that will be the last time the 55-year-old Stiles roams the sidelines as ...