High School Sports

Wheeling Park Baseball Too Much for Warren

WHEELING — Looking up at the OVAC standings with a Wednesday cutoff date looming, Wheeling Park coach Mike McLeod knows his team has to make up ground in a hurry. That last-second charge got off to an impressive start Saturday as Wheeling Park took care of Warren Local, 12-5, in Game 1 of a ...

Magnolia Girls Edge Out Central at Shadyside Relays

SHADYSIDE — The Shadyside Relays are a grind. It’s a long, highly competitive day with a lot of races against top-notch competition. Fortuntately, the weather was simply ideal for the 47th annual running of Saturday’s meet, which attracted more than 20 teams to sun-splashed Fleming ...

Linsly Rallies By John Marshall

MOUNDSVILLE — With a week left before the cutoff date for the OVAC Tournament, Linsly may need to be perfect during the rest of the way to sneak into the Class 3A field. That is why it is good to have senior leadership to rely on. And Gage Giovengo’s big bat helps, too. Trailing 4-2 in ...

Lindsey Garrison Shoots Way to Chicago

WHEELING — After watching the NCAA Tournament, as well as the prep state tournaments in Charleston, the thing that stuck out in my mind was ‘why can’t anyone shoot a free throw.’ Hey coaches, you might want to introduce your team to Lindsey Garrison. She might be able to teach your ...

Bellaire Softball Busts Out Bats Against Rocks

ST. JOE — Both Bellaire and Barnesville have been scoring runs in bunches this season. Bellaire’s trend continued Friday. After spotting the Shamrocks two runs on a no-doubt home run by Hunter Miller in the first inning, the Big Reds took control. Bellaire struck for five in the home ...

Linsly Takes Down Cameron

CAMERON — Linsly was simply bigger, stronger and more experienced than Cameron on Thursday and it showed as the Cadets rolled past the Dragons by a 19-3 score in a five-inning mercy rule contest at Cameron. The Cadets’ top third of the order combined for 11 of the team’s 17 hits, ...

Bellaire Gets Sweep Over Linsly

WHEELING — After facing St. Clairsville ace Amaya Smith twice this week, it took Bellaire a few innings to get adjusted to the Linsly pitching Thursday at Holloway Field. But when the Big Reds did, the hitting was contagious as they pounded out two dozen hits — 12 in each contest — in ...

Steubenville Defeats Wheeling Park

STEUBENVILLE —Steubenville hung a five spot on the Vaccaro Field scoreboard twice in Thursday’s 12-1 victory over Wheeling Park. Fred Heatherington’s club, now 10-2, collected 10 hits and worked the Patriots’ pitchers for six walks, had three batters hit by pitches (all would ...

Wheeling Central Lacrosse Strong In Victory Vs. Linsly

WHEELING — Strong leadership has been the key to success for the Wheeling Central lacrosse team. The Maroon Knights are the defending state champions and thanks to the effort of 10 seniors Wednesday, they improved to 10-0 after a 21-9 victory against Linsly at Wheeling Jesuit ...

Magnolia Softball Gets By Steubenville Catholic, 10-2

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Magnolia softball team, though young, has shown signs of brilliance this season. The Blue Eagles showed that Wednesday as they compiled 12 hits and took advantage of some Steubenville Catholic errors in a 10-2 victory. It was the Blue Eagles’ 11th win, this one ...

Harrison Central Softball Sweeps Union Local in Doubleheader

MORRISTOWN — Harrison Central’s Cassie Kuhn had never stepped foot inside a varsity pitching circle until Wednesday at Union Local. You never would have guessed that based on her performance. After a rocky first inning in which she allowed a run on two hits, Kuhn — with a lot of help ...

Indian Creek Avenges Defeat Vs. Buckeye Local

MINGO JUNCTION — Indian Creek spotted Buckeye Local the early lead then stormed back to claim an 11-4 victory Wednesday at the John Muth Recreational Complex. The Redskins, who dropped a 3-2 verdict to the Panthers earlier this week, found themselves down after a half inning of play. ...

St. Clairsville, John Marshall Washed Out

GLEN DALE – What began Tuesday as a 10-percent chance of rain, turned into a downpour behind John Marshall. As a result, the Monarchs came up two outs short of a prep softball victory against St. Clairsville before the umpires ordered everyone off the field. When JM pitcher had to squint ...

Steubenville Takes Down Harrison Central

CADIZ — Monday, Steubenville used a nine-run first inning to overcome a four-run deficit en route to overpowering city-rival Steubenville Catholic. Tuesday, Big Red produced another big inning. It didn’t help them overcome a four-run deficit, but it did put Steubenville into the win ...

Oak Glen, John Marshall Split

GLEN DALE — High school tennis has reached the midway point of the season and every team is preparing for the final stretch run toward the postseason. John Marshall and Oak Glen are no different as the two squared off at John Marshall on Monday. The John Marshall boys were victorious over ...

Young Wheeling Park Track Team Finding Early Success

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park girls’ track team has had a strong start to its season. The Patriots have finished in the Top 3 in the first three meets of the season. In the first invitational of the year, the Patriots earned third place at the Kim Nutter Invitational. The girls also got ...

Lukas Isaly Whiffs 12 For River

HANNIBAL — You name the season — or sport — and Lukas Isaly shines. His football and basketball exploits have been well documented by his appearances on multiple all-Ohio teams. He showed Monday evening that he’s no slouch on the pitcher’s mound either. Isaly struck out 12 ...

St. Clairsville Softball Back to Winning Ways

ST. JOE — St. Clairsville isn’t used to losing streaks. After all, the Red Devils are coming off a season in which they went 23-4. However, a doubleheader loss to Wheeling Park on Saturday had the Belmont Countians reeling a little heading into a Buckeye 8 South clash with Bellaire on ...

Bellaire Surprises Bridgeport in Sunday Prep Softball Tilt

ST. JOE — Motivation can come in a variety of forms. Perhaps none more than watching your head coach being helped from the field after suffering a pregame injury. Bellaire’s Melissa Lahna injured an ankle prior to her team’s high school softball game against visiting Bridgeport. ...