High School Sports

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 ...

Three More Added to OVAC Class of 2017 in Wheeling

WHEELING — A tireless behind-the scenes worker who literally has helped make things “run” smoothly for decades; an area businessman who’s been the driving force in “striking up the band” and a member of the media who has chronicled the achievements of countless athletes and coaches ...

Clarksburg Notre Dame’s Jarrod West Claims Evans Award

CLARKSBURG - Before his high school athletic journey began, Jarrod West had a set of lofty goals written on a piece of paper in his bedroom. He spent the better part of his senior season at Notre Dame, crossing them off the list. The first was reached in November when he signed his national ...

Huntington’s Dawson Is Girls’ Player of Year

HUNTINGTON — Last year, Huntington High’s Jordyn Dawson earned nearly every individual accolade available in West Virginia girls’ basketball. However, she would’ve traded them all to hoist a championship trophy. In 2016-17, Dawson made sure she didn’t have to make that choice or ...

Paden City Takes Down Cameron in Baseball

PADEN CITY — Paden City took advantage of walks, errors and a great outing on the mound by left-hander Trey Slider to defeat visiting Cameron on Friday by a 12-0 score, in a five-inning mercy rule contest at Paden City Park. Cameron (1-2) pitchers walked a total of 11 Paden City hitters. The ...

Wheeling Central Rallies To Defeat Weir

WEIRTON — Weir was one strike away. Trailing by two entering the top of the seventh inning, the Wheeling Central baseball team tallied three runs with two outs to rally for a 6-5 victory over Weir Friday evening at Bowman Field. “It’s a heartbreaker,” Weir (1-1) coach Jason Angle ...

W.Va. State Archery Tourney Kicks Off Today

MOUNDSVILLE — It has once again been a successful season for the John Marshall archery team, which is making its second consecutive trip to Charleston today for the 12th Annual State Archery Tournament to be held at the Charleston Civic Center. The state tournament gets kicked off at 9 a.m. ...

Wheeling Park’s Daugherty Is Class AAA First-Teamer

CHARLESTON — The Wheeling Park girls’ basketball team returned to its former glory this season, finishing 11-1 down the stretch and making an appearance in the state semifinals. That’s only possible with great players, which the Patriots seemed to have in abundance. Leading the charge ...

Wheeling Central Softball Sweeps Bishop Donahue

WHEELING — The Wheeling Central softball team extended its winning streak to 37 games dating back to last season as it earned a pair of victories — 10-1 and 9-0 — against Bishop Donahue in a doubleheader at the I-470 Fields on Thursday. The dynamic duo of Marissa Garlitz and Riley ...

Weirton Makes Impressive Baseball Debut in Wheeling Against Linsly

WHEELING — The Weir High baseball team has some lofty goals for the 2017 campaign. The Red Riders did nothing to lower those expectations in their season debut Thursday. Coach Jason Angle’s veteran team turned in a impressive performance at Holloway Field, downing Linsly by a 13-4 count. ...