High School Sports

Weir Downs Madonna for City Title

WEIRTON — After Wednesday’s game between Weir and Madonna at the Dube Dome, the Red Riders did something they were not able to do the past seven years; hoist the City Championship trophy. They did it by downing the Blue Dons, 68-57. Senior Keyshawn Faulks slashed to the basket repeatedly ...

Cameron Boys Make History

CAMERON — The Cameron basketball programs are crossing milestones off their checklists at a rapid pace. Just last Saturday, the girls won the first OVAC basketball title in school history. On Tuesday night, the boys clinched a spot in their first OVAC championship game in program history ...

Pilots Advance, Isaly Gets 2,000

HANNIBAL — If the sports cliche ‘a tale of two halves’ was ever in doubt, Tuesday evening’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Basketball Championship 2A semifinal would completely verify it. Toronto came to River’s R.L. Potts Gymnasium with a game plan. It wanted to slow the game down and do ...

Hawks Fly Past Patriots

MORGANTOWN — After playing the No. 1 team in West Virginia Class AAA in Parkersburg South on Saturday, Wheeling Park had another challenge Tuesday night in an OVAC Class 5A semifinal against University. The Hawks, ranked No. 2 in the Class AAA, started the second quarter by scoring the ...

Wheeling Central Moves On to Class 3A Title Game

WHEELING — As Wheeling Central goes for its sixth straight OVAC title — this one in Class 3A after winning the previous crowns in 2A — new foes and new challengers come with stepping up in class. Tuesday’s came in the form of a Fort Frye squad that is no stranger to the OVAC ...

State Swim Meet Begins Thursday in Morgantown

WHEELING — Just one year after the girls captured their first state championship in school history, the Wheeling Park swim team is sending a group of very talented boys and girls to Morgantown for the state meet, beginning Thursday. The boys captured the regional title and are looking to ...

Union Local Survives Bellaire in OT

MORRISTOWN — “March Madness” came to Union Local’s “Hangar” a few weeks early Tuesday night. In a textbook display of tournament might, the Jets and Big Reds from Bellaire put on quite a show in their Wheeling Hospital OVAC Boys’ Basketball Tournament Class 3A ...

Knights Stymie Rival Park

WHEELING — Wheeling put on a clinic on how to hustle Monday. The Maroon Knights seemed to get to every loose puck and dominated the shots on goal department as it skated past rival Wheeling Park in a 6-1 showing at WesBanco Arena. The Knights outshot the Patriots by a 33-17 count and ...

Like Fathers, Like Sons

WHEELING — Growing up in Wheeling, Brandon LaHood and Allen Kahle faced off plenty of times on the ice. Now, their sons are following in their footsteps as they suited up Monday in a classic rivalry battle. Wheeling Park senior Zach Kahle and Wheeling Central freshman J.D. LaHood each saw ...

John Marshall Girls Run Past Preston

MOUNDSVILLE — Sometimes when one is thrown off a routine that they have been doing a period of time, it takes a little bit to get back into the swing of things. John Marshall girls ‘coach Brock Melko feared that of his team during Monday night’s game against Preston. However, after a ...

St. Clairsville Girls Take Down Indian Creek

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville girls’ basketball team is running out of chances to accomplish a goal that its coach Stacey Agnew has been longing for it to achieve. “We’re still not playing four good quarters, but we did play probably the closest thing to a complete game as we ...

Wheeling Central Basketball Trio Hits Milestone Mark

WHEELING — Good things came in threes for the Wheeling Central basketball programs this season as a trio of players reached the 1,000-point plateau in their respective careers. On the boys’ side, seniors Brent Price and Owen Gainer put their names next to some of the other Maroon Knight ...

Wheeling Central Secures Third Title in Four Years

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Championships are, many times, earned down the stretch of games, with little things here or there making a difference. That’s what happened Saturday inside Ohio University Eastern’s Health and Physical Education Center as Wheeling Central claimed its third OVAC crown ...

Cameron Earns Initial Crown

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For the first time, an OVAC basketball championship trophy has made its way to Cameron. Cameron jumped out to an 11-0 lead, then had to hang on against a game Beallsville squad, but the Dragons left Ohio University Eastern on Saturday as the OVAC Class 1A champions with a ...

Park. South Exacts Revenge

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — No one in the W.Va. Class AAA playoffs will be looking forward to seeing Parkersburg South when sectionals start rolling around in a few weeks. The Patriots have been on a roll, winners of 11 straight. The biggest victory of that run came Saturday at Ohio University ...

Cambridge Takes Down Buckeye Local for 4A Title

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Coming into Saturday afternoon’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 4A Girls Basketball championship game, Buckeye Local coach Tom Figurski embraced the underdog role. Cambridge more than demonstrated why it was the top seed and heavy favorite inside Ohio University ...

Pilots Claim First

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Though it defies the cliche, the fourth time was the charm for River. After coming up empty on its initial three trips to the championship game of the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Championship, the Pilots broke through Saturday morning. Using a strong foul ...

Park Captures Regional

WELLSBURG — Wheeling Park took University’s best shot Saturday, but withstood the challenge in defending their W.Va. Class AAA, Region I wrestling championship inside Brooke High School’s gymnasium. Coach Clay Tucker’s squad held a 30-point lead entering the championship finals, and ...

Parkersburg South Just Gets Past Wheeling Park

WHEELING — Parkersburg South coach Mike Fallon knew that playing against Wheeling Park on its home floor wasn’t going to easy. He was right as the Patriots of Wood County found themselves in a battle in the first half while also having to hold off a valiant comeback by the Patriots of Ohio ...

Brilliant High Hall of Fame Names Initial Honorees

BRILLIANT — The Blue Devil Nation will return to life this summer. Brilliant High consolidated with Smithfield High in 1972 to form Buckeye North High School. Eighteen years later, Buckeye North merged with Buckeye South and Buckeye West high schools to create the current Buckeye Local High ...