High School Sports

Harrison Central Edges Linsly, 2-1

CADIZ — Fundamentals get lost all too often in the game of baseball but Harrison Central displayed them on Friday en route to a narrow 2-1 victory over Linsly at Sally Buffalo Park. Logan Starr pounded the strike zone all day, Andrew Clelland clubbed a sac-fly to tie the game and Logan ...

Magnolia Holds Off Bishop Donahue

ELM GROVE — Bishop Donahue and Magnolia are two softball teams striving hard to gain spots in next week’s OVAC Softball Championships. The Bishops and Blue Eagles squared off Friday on Ben’s Field at the J.B. Chambers 1-470 Complex, waging a spirited battle with Magnolia holding on for ...

Monarchs Sweep Potters in Softball

GLEN DALE — Lauren Garcia and Carli Lightner were lights out in leading John Marshall to a twinbill sweep of visiting East Liverpool. Garcia struck out 12 and allowed no walks in a game one win and Lightner whiffed 13 and walked two in a game two victory. Lightner turned in two doubles ...

Weir High’s Spencer Has Little Free Time on Hands

WEIRTON — Playing a sport and going to school can be time consuming for a student-athlete. Weir’s Donavan Spencer has that times two. The multiple-sport standout plays baseball and runs track during the spring season. “I would like to thank my baseball coach, Coach (Jason) Angle for ...

Baseball Pairings Released For OVAC

WHEELING — Saturday begins championship week in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference as champions will be determined in baseball, softball and tennis. The baseball pairings were released late Wednesday and were finalized early Thursday. All semifinal games will be held Saturday. All five ...

Linsly Takes Down Wheeling Central

WHEELING — The Wheeling Central boys defeated Linsly 4-3 earlier in the season and entered Thursday’s rematch with a strong 15-3 record, but that’s why they play the game. Two singles events and one doubles match that went in favor of the Maroon Knights in their initial contest of the ...

Austin Crebs Picks Fairleigh Dickinson

WHEELING — It didn’t take long for Austin Crebs to make a decision about his collegiate future. Actually, it took just one visit to Teaneck, N.J., which is a few minutes outside New York City, for Crebs to know where he wanted to spend the next four years. And it became official ...

River Jumps on Bishop Donahue Early in Prep Softball Action

WHEELING — Bishop Donahue walked into Wednesday’s game against River riding a four-game winning streak and right back into the chase for the OVAC Tournament. Unfortunately for the Bishops, River is playing just as well as any team in the conference right now and showed it early and ...

Wheeling Park Baseball Downs Brooke

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park and Brooke rivalry has been around for many years. On Wednesday, the Bruins and the Patriots kept that tradition alive as two rather young teams went went toe-to-toe for four innings. Wheeling Park broke a 3-3 tie as it scored five runs in the fifth inning en ...

Wheeling Park Boys, Magnolia Girls Win Quad Meet

WHEELING — Going into the season, Wheeling Park boys’ coach Drew Beihl knew he was going to have a young team. On Tuesday, his young team proved that they could hang with the other area AAA teams in Brooke and John Marshall and a solid Magnolia team as the Patriots won a quad meet with 70 ...

Wheeling Park Hammers Martins Ferry, 14-0

WHEELING — A day after Wheeling Park secured arguably its biggest win of the season, a 1-0 victory over John Marshall, the Patriots continued to roll in a 14-0 triumph over visiting Martins Ferry on Tuesday at Lisa’s Field. Wheeling Park (12-4) tallied 12 runs in the second inning en route ...

Walter Is Headed To Nashville

MIDLAND, Texas — Corey Walter admits there was a level of disappointment when spring training ended and he learned he was heading back to Midland, Texas as part of the Oakland Athletics’ Class AA affiliate. The former Wheeling Park and West Virginia standout put that behind him quickly ...

Linsly Halts Weir’s Winning Streak, 7-3

WEIRTON — Twenty-four hours after pulling off a big comeback win over city rival Madonna with a six-run seventh inning rally, Weir struggled both offensively and defensively in a 7-3 loss to Linsly at Ed Bowman Field. The loss to a Cadets team that the Red Riders handled easily in its season ...

Mike Young, Donnie Murray Take on New Roles at Wheeling Central

WHEELING — Mike Young is the face of Wheeling Central High School. That face — filled with decades of Maroon Knights success, passion and loyalty — is taking on a fresh, new look. Young is yielding his longtime duties as Wheeling Central’s athletics director to take on a new ...

Wheeling Central Too Much for Wheeling Park

WHEELING — A strong Wheeling Central senior class celebrated its senior night on Monday with an impressive 16-7 victory over rival Wheeling Park at Wheeling Jesuit University. The Central seniors combined to score 14 of the 16 goals and they started early and often. “We have a tendency ...

Kat Donzella Blast Lifts Wheeling Park

WHEELING — There was no celebration after the final out had been recorded Monday night on Ben’s Field at the I-470 Complex. Perennial state-title contenders Wheeling Park and John Marshall simply shook hands and went their separate ways. The fact the Monarchs had earlier beaten the ...

Linsly Upsets Wheeling Central

WHEELING — For Linsly and Coach Jay Cartwright it has been a strange baseball season full of injuries, adversity and struggles on the pitcher’s mound. So, it only makes sense that the Cadets’ biggest win to date be one of the strangest games they have played. Linsly turned five ...