High School Sports

John Marshall Edges Weir, 3-2

WEIRTON — The Weir softball team came up one hit short against John Marshall. Trailing by one run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Red Riders had the tying run on base and the go-ahead run at the plate, but the Monarchs were able to get out of the inning on a ground out ...

Magnolia Girls Victorious At Early Bird Invitational

BELLAIRE — Magnolia’s girls track team flexed its muscle at last year’s OVAC meet and didn’t stop as it finished as West Virginia Class A state champions. So far, in 2017, the Blue Eagles have simply picked up where they left off. Magnolia added another piece of hardware to the ...

OVAC Basketball All-Star Games Tip Today

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For many of the 60 participants in Samuel A. Mumley OVAC All-Star Basketball Game, today’s event will be the final time they play in a competitive basketball game. So, the games, which tip off at 3 (girls) and 5 p.m. (boys) at Ohio University Eastern’s Health and ...

River Sweeps Shenandoah in Softball

HANNIBAL — Bailey Caldwell played a major role in both games of a double-header as River swept visiting Shenandoah. Bailey Caldwell won the first game with five strikeouts and one walk and supplied two hits and five RBI in the Game 2 win. Riley Lollathin turned in a three singles and a ...

Barnesville Hires Allen as Football Coach

BARNESVILLE — Blake Allen understands what football — and all of the sports at Barnesville High School — means to the community. After all, the 27-year old was raised there, went to school there and now teaches there. He also understands that when something isn’t broke, there’s ...

Locals Still Alive In Wrestling Tourney

INDIANA, Pa. — Several Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestlers are still alive for All-American honors at the FloNationals wrestling tournament inside the Kovalchick Athletic and Convention Complex. Barnesville’s Brylan Clouse (152), Shadyside’s Greg Quinn (113), Oak Glen’s Peyton ...

Squeeze Play Lifts Magnolia to Victory

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Trailing Cameron by two runs entering the bottom of the seventh, Magnolia put itself in position to make a late comeback Thursday afternoon. And with an opportunity like that — and veteran coach Dave Cisar standing in the third base coach’s box — the Blue Eagles can ...

Wheeling Central Takes Two Vs. Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — Riley Bennington and Marissa Garlitz are two of the better pitchers in the Ohio Valley. After all, the talented junior duo hurled Wheeling Central to a West Virginia Class A championship last season as the Maroon Knights were perfect in 33 starts. So far, not much has changed ...

Steubenville Big Red Beats Wheeling Park in Prep Baseball Action

WHEELING — Steubenville and Wheeling Park each knew they were going to be in for a battle with each other Wednesday, but what they didn’t know was that they were also going to be battling darkness in the three-hour, 10-inning duel at Patriot Field. And when all was said and done, it was ...

John Marshall Defeats Oak Glen

GLEN DALE — It is nine games into the season, but the John Marshall softball team looks to be in midseason form. That is bad news for everyone else. Lauren Garcia struck out six on one hit and went 3-for-3 with five RBI as John Marshall needed three innings to defeat Oak Glen, 10-0, on ...

Wheeling Central Downs Bellaire

WHEELING — Bo McConnaughy has seen a lot of baseball. But what he’s seeing this spring out of his alma mater is, to him, something special. George Cupp fired a complete-game two-hitter and Adam Murray belted two hits and knocked in a run as Wheeling Central moved to 7-0 on Tuesday ...

Wheeling Central Blanks Linsly

WHEELING — Being a first-year coach, Bo McConnaughy entered this season at his alma mater cautiously optimistic. It might be time for some full-blown large expectations at Wheeling Central. Freshman Adam Murray relieved injured starter Tyler Riedel with two on and nobody out in the bottom of ...

Experience Leads Wheeling Park Girls Tennis

WHEELING — The recent success of the Wheeling Park girls tennis program could build a strong campaign for 2017 and it has already started to take shape. The Patriots have a trio of returning state qualifiers on the squad in sophomore Abby Jones, junior Ritika Reddy and senior Julianna Pond ...

St. Clairsville Softball Takes Down Union Local

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — First-year St. Clairsville softball coach Ron Hummel got his first real in-game glimpse of Amaya Smith on Monday as the Red Devils opened the season vs. Union Local at the Market Street Fields. What Hummel saw was the Smith that Red Devil fans have come to know the past few ...

Anthony Coggins Hurls Shadyside Past Bridgeport

BROOKSIDE — Shadyside coach B.A. Holloway said he has trust in Anthony Coggins. The Tigers’ righthander showed why Monday afternoon at Niekro Diamond. Coggins twirled a nifty three-hitter in propelling the Tigers to a 5-0 win over debuting Bridgeport before a nice-sized turnout. He struck ...

Ohio Valley Football Clinic in Wheeling Proves Success

WHEELING — In the Ohio Valley there are two seasons — football season and waiting for football season. Several dozen coaches got early exposure Tuesday night as the Second Annual Ohio Valley Coaching Clinic was staged in the Friendly City. The clinic is the brainchild, as well as hosted, ...

John Marshall’s Howard Wins 3rd State Archery Title in Charleston

CHARLESTON — A state championship is an accomplishment that not many high school athletes get to witness but three state titles in four years is almost unheard of. On Saturday inside the Charleston Civic Center, John Marshall’s Shelby Howard did the unthinkable by claiming her third ...

Steubenville Catholic Takes It To Bishop Donahue in Wheeling

WHEELING — Any time you play a Jim DiCarlo-coached Steubenville Catholic team, you know you it is going to do its best to get runners on base and make teams pay for their mistakes. Saturday homestanding Bishop Donahue issued 12 walks and committed three errors, things you can rarely do ...