High School Sports

Harrison Co. Hall Inducts Five

CADIZ — The Harrison County High School Sports Hall of Fame Committee has released the names of the HOF “Class of 2017”. Three former Harrison County sports greats, two dedicated volunteers, and three of Harrison County’s most successful teams were honored prior to, and at halftime of ...

University Nips Wheeling Park in Gridiron Classic

By JOSH STROPE Sports Editor WHEELING — The game lived up to the hype, but for Wheeling Park, it is left wondering what could have been. Mistakes — namely fumbles and penalties — were all too common and against a talented University squad, they proved to be pivotal. Jonah Phares ...

John Marshall Monarchs Down Bellaire Big Reds

By SHAWN RINE Staff Writer MOUNDSVILLE — Throughout the week, John Marshall coach Rick Goodrich continually challenged his team to be more physical when it made its home debut Friday night at Monarch Stadium against Bellaire. To a player, John Marshall responded. Dereck Hess scored four ...

Wheeling Central Secures 1st Win

By BUBBA KAPRAL Executive Sports Editor WHEELING — It was gut-check time for Wheeling Centralon Friday night. Winless after two starts and facing a perennial Class A power, Coach Mike Young’s charges exhibited resiliency, toughness and a well-balanced attack en route to a 28-23 triumph ...

Cameron Hammers Frontier

By TRACY WATSON For The Intelligencer CAMERON — Playing its second home game of the season Friday night, Cameron began with the same philosophy it took into the season-opener against Hundred three weeks earlier. Score early, score often and get plenty of kids into the game while cruising ...

St. Clairsville Beats Martins Ferry, 30-15

By KIM NORTH For The Intelligencer MARTINS FERRY — Teams that make the big plays usually come out on top. St. Clairsville did just that Friday night and Martins Ferry did not. The visiting Red Devils (3-1) had four touchdowns of 30 yards or longer as they won for the third straight week ...

Steubenville Overwhelms Boardman, 42-21

By ED LOOMAN For The Intelligencer STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville reeled off 28 unanswered points — three touchdowns coming in the second half — and rolled to a 42-21 victory against previously unbeaten Boardman on Friday at Harding Stadium. Steubenville, 4-0 and Ohio’s top-ranked ...

Bridgeport Secures Victory Vs. Paden City

BY CODY TOMER Staff Writer PADEN CITY—Bridgeport quarterback Tino Kusic and receiver Jeremiah Booker have been putting up impressive numbers all season, but the offensive explosion the duo produced Friday night was in a category of its own. Kusic fired for 440 yards and seven touchdowns, ...

Meadowbrook Edges Shadyside

By SETH STASKEY For The Intelligencer BYESVILLE — The many fans who arrived at Meadowbrook on Friday night came looking for a football game. Instead, a track meet broke out before their very eyes. The homestanding Colts and Shadyside turned in a game that featured all sorts of offensive ...

Wheeling Park Wins OVAC Title

WHEELING—Jacob Nickell has been on the verge of winning an individual OVAC title since his freshman year but has come up just short. That was until Thursday. The Wheeling Park senior shot an incredible score of 67, 4- under-par, to earn medalist honors and lead the Patriots to a 5A OVAC ...

Maroon Knights Claim 3-Peat

WHEELING — Not even a new class could slow down the Wheeling Central golf program. After claiming back-to-back titles in Class 2A, the Maroon Knights bumped up to Class 3A for this school year and simply picked up where they left off. Wheeling Central — on the strength of two ...

Wagnild, River Run Over Magnolia, 35-21

NEW MARTINSVILLE — When you think of River, you think of “The Lukas Isaly Show.” Thursday night against Magnolia, the Pilots senior had another spectacular performance, but it was much more than him. Drew Wagnild rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns, freshman Michael Johnston had two ...

Park’s Wilkinson Invited to Play In Blue-Grey Bowl

WHEELING — Cross Wilkinson thought he had the tough decisions out of the way when he committed to the University of Toledo this summer. As it turns out, he and his family have another tough call coming when the calendar flips to 2018. The Wheeling Park quarterback has been selected to play ...

Wheeling Park Patriots, University Hawks to Invade Wheeling Island

WHEELING — After months of renovation, Wheeling Island Stadium opens back up for football Friday. And what a dandy for its first game. Wheeling Park and University are two of the top teams in West Virginia and this week’s game will go a long way in determining the pecking order in the ...

Football Picture Is Brightening At Beallsville

BEALLSVILLE — Football wins have been a scarce commodity in recent years at Beallsville. The Blue Devils’ grid program was on the verge of extinction two years ago, with no coach, no schedule and only a handful of grid hopefuls. Enter Larry Deem. When no one else had the courage to lead ...

Bellaire Girls, Ferry Boys Secure Titles

MORRISTOWN — One week ago, the Martins Ferry boys and Bellaire girls were celebrating their respective Buckeye 8 championship. The same teams can now claim the distinction of county champions, too. The Purple Riders and Big Reds fought off stiff challenges to win the Belmont County Cross ...

Wheeling Central Still Seeking Victory No. 1

WHEELING — In becoming two of West Virginia’s perennial Class A football powers through the years, both Williamstown and Wheeling Central have prided themselves on playing good fundamental football with few mistakes. However, early in the 2017 campaign, both the Yellowjackets and Maroon ...

Paden City Wildcats Welcome Bridgeport Bulldogs

PADEN CITY—Someone is going to walk out of Berger Field on Friday night with their first win of the season as Paden City welcomes Bridgeport. The Wildcats (0-2) have suffered losses to Symmes Valley and Tygarts Valley early in the campaign and have also been hit by the injury bug, but head ...

John Marshall Looks to Rebound, Halt Bellaire’s Momentum

MOUNDSVILLE — Friday night’s battle between Bellaire and John Marshall at Monarch Field will pit one team trying to continue to gain momentum going forward in the season and the other trying to grab it and turn things around. Coach Mark Spigarelli’s Big Reds (2-1) have won two games in a ...

Martins Ferry, St. C. Headed in Different Directions

MARTINS FERRY — Two teams headed in different directions will collide Friday night in Buckeye 8 action at the Dave Bruney Football Complex when Martins Ferry plays host to rival St. Clairsville in a 7 p.m. kickoff. Martins Ferry opened the season with a 47-0 victory over Buckeye Local, but ...