High School Sports

Weir’s Rea Stuns No. 3 Teasdale

CONNORVILLE — Caleb Rea had heard the talk all day long inside Buckeye Local High School. Not many high school wrestling gurus thought the Weir senior could beat Jefferson Morgan’s Gavin Teasdale in the 132-pound weight class at the annual Ohio Coatings Panther Classic Invitational. He ...

Wheeling Park Survives in OT

WHEELING—It took overtime but host Wheeling Park was able to outlast Preston, 64-60. Alex Vargo led the way with 21 points, followed by Keondre’ King’s 19. Alex Dunlevy and Travis Zimmerman each tallied 11 points in the win. Hiland 68, River 53 HANNIBAL—Hiland gave host River its ...

South Captures 5A Crown

MOUNDSVILLE — After finishing runnerup in last week’s Brooke Classic, Parkersburg South flexed its muscles Friday night in rolling to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Class 5A Duals championship. The Wood County Patriots, who finished second to Erie Cathedral Prep in ...

Shamrocks Are Kings Of Class 3A

MOUNDSVILLE — Barnesville and Bellaire met for the third time this season in a dual wrestling meet Friday night. The Belmont County rivals had split the previous pair of bouts. However, this time the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Duals Class 3A championship was on the ...

Regional Swim Meet on Tap Today at Brooke

WELLSBURG—The dream of reaching the West Virginia state swim meet will come true for a number of local swimmers today at Brooke High School as the Region I Meet unfolds. For some, it will be a recurring dream after qualifying for states a season ago but for others, the dream is fresh water ...

Crusaders Put End to Golden Bears’ Streak

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Catholic Central boys’ basketball team pulled away from Oak Glen in the third quarter en route to a 54-45 victory, ending the Golden Bears’ 12-game win streak in a packed Mickey Barber Gymnasium on Friday night. “Our seniors led us to a big win on ...

Park HOF Is Announced

WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for 2018 is scheduled for tonight during halftime of the Preston High School vs. Wheeling Park High School boys’ basketball game. This year’s inductees are Curt Jerome, Austyn Creighton, Anthony James and Kyle ...

Steubenville Wrestling Cruises To Dual Meet Championship

WELLSBURG — Steubenville isn’t used to losing in anything. Following Wednesday night’s elimination from the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II Wrestling Dual Team Tournament by nemesis Claymont, top-seeded Big Red took no prisoners in repeating as Ohio Valley Athletic ...

Shenandoah Wrestling Secures 1A/2A Crown

WELLSBURG — Shenandoah had never won an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestling championship. The key word being never. Thursday night inside Brooke High School, the third-seeded Zeps claimed their first title by rallying past top-seeded Linsly, 39-33, in the Bill Hinegardner Class 1A/2A ...

Union Local Football Coach Stiles Retiring

MORRISTOWN — It was announced just last week that Union Local’s Bruce Stiles would guide the Ohio All-Stars in the annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Rudy Mumley Charity Football Classic in late July. Ironically, that will be the last time the 55-year-old Stiles roams the sidelines as ...

Bulldogs Take Over in Fourth

WOLFHURST — After playing almost even with Frontier for nearly three quarters Thursday night, Bridgeport finally was able to catch an opening. And when they did, the Bulldogs found the path to their sixth victory of the season. Macrea Doyle scored 21 points and Trevonn Ray added 13 as ...

Wheeling Central Hands Tucker Its First Defeat

WHEELING — Tucker County has been known to spoil the fun for Wheeling Central. After all, it ruined a perfect regular season for the Maroon Knights last winter. Wheeling Central was well aware, and on Senior Night, that wasn’t going to be the case thanks to a few of those four-year ...

Wheeling Park Routs Brooke

WELLSBURG — On back-to-back nights, Wheeling Park stood toe-to-toe with top-ranked teams in the state. After holding Class AA’s fifth-ranked Sissonville to a season-low 32 points Tuesday, the Patriots went on the road and dominated Class AAA’s ninth-ranked Brooke in a 72-39 victory ...

Jets Spoil Yoho’s Party

BELLAIRE — After hitting a stumbling block last Saturday night against state-ranked River, Union Local found its groove again Wednesday night against Bellaire. And, as a result, the Jets easily returned to the win column. Union Local had four players score in double figures, led by Cody ...

Notre Dame Avenges Earlier Loss, Rolls Madonna

WEIRTON — Clarksburg Notre Dame raced out to an early lead and was never threatened as it got a revenge victory against Madonna on Wednesday night, 51-28, on the JoAnna Bernabei-McNamee Court inside the Bill Barrett Gymnasium. For the third straight game, the Blue Dons hurt themselves with ...

Challenge Champs

Weirton Madonna took first last weekend in the in the W.Va. Single A Challenge at Ritchie County High School. The Blue Dons saw five wrestlers take first place in Alec Cook (138), Casey Recrosio (145), Hunter Baird (160), Garrett Cook (182) and Donovan Kirby (195). Roman Baird (132) and Ryan ...

Gainer Honored

Wheeling Central basketball stalwart Owen Gainer, center, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Ohio County Athlete of the Month for January. The sharpshooter has been one of the Maroon Knights’ leading scorers this season, and has helped lead them to near the top of the state rankings. Gainer is ...

Thompson Selected

John Marshall basketball standout, Gunner Thompson, center, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Marshall County Athlete of the Month for January. The senior is the Monarchs’ leading scorer and recently passed the 1,000 career points milestone. Thompson is shown receiving his award from Elks ...

John Marshall Boys Pull Away from Barnesville

MOUNDSVILLE — Tuesday night was one of those nights that John Marshall may not have brought its “A” game against visiting Barnesville, however, with senior standout Gunner Thompson doing his thing the Monarchs didn’t need it. Thompson diced and cut his way inside all night long, ...

Park’s Defense Proves Too Much for Sissonville in Rout

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park girls’ basketball team may not be the tallest team in the state of West Virginia, but no one can deny the toughness of its defense. It showed Tuesday night against a Sissonville team that had a significant size advantage against the Patriots. Wheeling Park ...