High School Sports

Dayton Earns 1st Beast Of The East Title

WHEELING—Sunday’s 19 and under Edgar Martin Beast of the East Championship at Patterson Field pitted the only two remaining unbeaten teams in the 19U age group. The two-seed Dayton Classics-Worth and the top-seeded Ohio Dawgs have dominated the opposition in the first three days of action ...

Six Captain News-Register’s 2017 All-Valley Track Team

Many of the Ohio Valley athletes were turning some heads in 2016 with a solid contingent of them being underclassmen. Needless to say, with that much talent coming back, 2017 was going to be an exciting year for track and field in the Ohio Valley and it certainly didn’t disappoint. With ...

Wheeling 14U Secures No-Hitter Against Ohio

WHEELING—Two pitchers combined to toss a no-hitter and the Wheeling Post 1 14U bats did the rest in an 11-1 mercy-rule victory over the Ohio Dawgs on Saturday at Geno’s Field at the I-470 ballfields. Koby Hill got the start for Post 1, striking out four and walking three in three innings. ...

St. Clairsville Keeps on Rolling

BETHANY — Another day, another rally for Post 159. After falling behind 3-1 Saturday morning at Bethany Park’s Russ Schwertfeger Field, St. Clairsville scored seven unanswered runs en route to an 11-4 victory against the WHC Renegades in a 19U Beast of the East pool play contest under ...

Post 1 Edged by Iron Pigs, 3-2

WHEELING — Wheeling Post 1 entered Saturday’s final day of pool play at the 29th annual Beast of the East Tournament still eyeing a chance at the first-place bracket. Instead, a rainout doused those hopes before Post 1 even took the field and after a 3-2 loss to the E80 Iron Pigs, Wheeling ...

Ohio Backfield Revealed for All-Star Game

MARTINS FERRY — Prior to selecting his roster for the OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game, Ohio head coach Karl Justus spent a lot of time looking at film to get guys that would fit his spread system. He thinks he’s found the ideal pieces, too. Justus has named his backfield ...

Donnelly Bringing Baseball Camp to I-470 Fields

WHEELING — Rich Donnelly has found himself doing and seeing a lot of new things this summer. Things like American Legion baseball games and what the Ohio Valley looks like this time of the year. For the first time in 50 years, Donnelly isn’t on a professional baseball coaching staff, so ...

Apicella Garners South Carolina Coaching Honors

SHADYSIDE — Baseball has been a big part of Matt Apicella’s life, first as a standout player and now as a standout coach. Apicella was an all-state player for Shadyside in 1994. His sparkling prep baseball career proved a springboard to a fine diamond career at Muskingum ...

Big Innings Help, Hurt Wheeling Post 1 in Beast of East Tournament

WHEELING — Sometimes you have innings where everything goes right. Other times you have innings where you can’t buy an out. Wheeling Post 1 had a little taste of both Friday during the 29th annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament. A seven-run fourth inning propelled Wheeling to ...

St. Clairsville Still Perfect In Pool Play

BETHANY — St. Clairsville Post 159 played 11 innings of baseball Friday. In those 11 innings, manager Mike Muklewicz’s squad scored in 10 of those. That translates into a 4-0 mark heading into today’s finale of pool play in the 29th annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East Classic. The ...

Moundsville Post 3 Falls on Day 2 of Beast of the East Tournament

WHEELING—A day after going 2-0 and upsetting a solid Bridgeport squad on opening day of the Beast of the East, Moundsville Post 3 garnered just one hit in a 8-1 defeat at the hands of the Cheektowaga Thundering Herd at Patterson Field on Friday. Moundsville drew three walks in the first ...

West Virginia Backfield Ready for All-Star Game

MCMECHEN — John Durdines and his coaching staff were looking for a common trait when they started choosing their skill position players for the 72nd annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game. “In a game like this, flexibility is big,” Durdines said. “We looked for kids who could play ...

Post 1 Secures Impressive Victory in Beast Opener

WHEELING — Knowing what lies ahead this weekend during an Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament that doubles as a war of attrition, Wheeling Post 1 manager Mark Delbrugge was satisfied. Not only by emerging with an opening 11-3 victory against Team Valle 17U on Thursday at the J.B. ...

Post 3 Upsets Bridgeport

WEST LIBERTY—Records didn’t matter at all in Thursday’s 29th Annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East showdown between Moundsville Post 3 and Bridgeport Post 68. Moundsville entered the tournament with a 2-11 record, while Bridgeport came in at 9-3. Despite the records, it was Post 3 that ...

Wheeling Downs Ohio Valley in 14U Bracket

WHEELING — Often times local teams don’t get the chance to meet up in the giant Beast of the East tournament. Wheeling Post 1 and the Ohio Valley Mudcats not only played, but they met in their mutual opening game Thursday morning at the gorgeous new Geno’s Field at the Chambers I-470 ...

St. C. Defeats Ontario

BETHANY — Perhaps Bailey McGrath’s bat rattling rattled Post 159 on Thursday afternoon? McGrath, the ex-St. Clairsville American Legion standout now assisting Manager Mike Muklewicz, kicked down a standing group of bats as Post 159 exited the field trailing the Ontario Outlaws, 4-1, after ...

Annual Player Showcase Provides Opportunity

WHEELING—The dream of getting to the big leagues is not one that is easily reached. Many big leaguers might have went unnoticed if not for player showcases, such as the 20th Annual Player Showcase held at Patterson Field on Wednesday. Ronald Vrana and the Paramount Scouting Bureau have been ...

W.Va. Coaches Revealed for All-Star Game

MARTINS FERRY — John Durdines isn’t sure what his coaching future holds. The long-time Bishop Donahue head coach has explored a few things, but isn’t ready to formally commit to anything ... just yet, anyway. However, one game he knows he has upcoming for certain is the OVAC Rudy Mumley ...

Woodsdale Tigers are D-I Champs

The Woodsdale Tigers won the 2017 Bethelhem Pinto World Series Division I Championship. Front, from left: Max Kret, Liam Wetzel, Evan Williams, Jackson Martin and Rhyder Dlesk. Standing: Doug Ernest, Beth Prout, Brodi Prout, Bryton Alig, Jacob Robinson, Brady Ernest, Luke Sancomb, Isaac ...

Mark Cisar Named John Marshall Baseball Coach

GLEN DALE — The Marshall County Board of Education delivered a home run at its meeting Tuesday night. The school board had the huge task of replacing legendary John Marshall baseball coach Bob Montgomery. He stepped down earlier this month after nearly a half-century at the helm, amassing ...