High School Sports

CRC Prepares For 11th Year

WHEELING — It’s hard to fathom that the Cancer Research Classic can get better each year. But, that’s exactly the case as tournament director Dr. Gregory Merrick — executive director of the Schiffler Cancer Center, Urologic Research Institute and Men’s Health Center at Wheeling ...

St. Clairsville Girls Shut Out Steubenville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When a team wins a game despite not playing all that well, the head coach will take it any time. Wes Stoner is no different. The St. Clairsville girls’ soccer coach wasn’t pleased with his team’s performance in the first half Wednesday night against visiting ...

Linsly to Host Beaver Local Under the Lights

WHEELING — After combining for seven wins a season ago, Beaver Local and Linsly already have three between them two weeks into the 2017 campaign, with one of them heading for another victory Friday night when the two teams collide at West Family Stadium on the campus of West Liberty State ...

Park Looks to Get Back to ‘W’ Column

PITTSBURGH — While it was not the outcome any coach wants, Wheeling Park’s Chris Daugherty felt the Patriots’ 35-28 loss to Bridgeport was a good learning experience for his team and costly penalties was one of the main reason for the loss. “It was a Wheeling Park-Bridgeport football ...

Wheeling Central Makes Long Bus Ride to East Hardy

BAKER — Many people circled this week’s Wheeling Central-East Hardy game on the schedule as one of the top matchups of the season. What many didn’t expect was the Maroon Knights coming into the game looking for their first victory. Wheeling Central opened the season with a 35-14 loss ...

Cameron Travels to Valley for Key Class A Matchup

PINE GROVE — A pair of teams that will likely find out a lot about themselves meet Friday night in the hills of Wetzel County as Cameron (1-0) travels to take on 1-1 Valley (1-1). The Dragons opened in impressive fashion last week, however, their 62-22 victory came against a Hundred team ...

Weir Looks to Fend Off John Marshall

WEIRTON — The Weir Red Riders have waltzed to two lopsided wins, but Tony Filberto’s club faces a much more difficult task as they go into Week 3 against John Marshall, a West Virginia AAA team. The opening boot will be at 7 p.m. at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The Red Riders went down to ...

Tino Kayafas Heads In Winner for Patriots in Boys Soccer

WHEELING — Wheeling Park and Linsly are two of the finest soccer programs in the OVAC. While both are still looking to get their footing in the early going of the season, Tuesday’s game at Holloway Field on the Linsly campus was just another exciting chapter in the teams’ storied ...

Brooke Comes Back to Defeat Wheeling Park

WHEELING — Through the early part of the season, the Brooke volleyball team has had its share of struggles in the first set, while Wheeling Park’s downfall has been the third set. Tuesday night at the Palace on the Hill, both of those scenarios held true again, however, it was the ...

Hess’ Unselfish Nature Doesn’t Go Unnoticed in Glen Dale

WHEELING —It didn’t have to go as smoothly as it did. A week ago John Marshall coach Rick Goodrich went to former receiver and ex-quarterback Dereck Hess and told the senior it would be best for the team if he moved to running back for the rest of the season. No huffing and puffing, no ...

Wheeling Park Girls Soccer Defeats Morgantown, 3-0

WHEELING—Two unbeaten teams took the field on Saturday but only one left Wheeling Island Stadium with a perfect record. That team was Wheeling Park. The Patriots (6-0-2) secured a 3-0 shutout victory over visiting Morgantown (5-1-1) in the first match at Wheeling Island Stadium since it ...

Wheeling Park, Morgantown Boys Soccer Ends in a Stalemate

WHEELING—Time was winding down and Morgantown was clinging to a narrow 1-0 lead on Saturday, but there was no panic in the Patriots. Wheeling Park coach Mario Julian knew exactly what play to draw up and which players could execute it to perfection, as sophomore midfielder Michael Dague ...

Bellaire Gets Victory Vs. Caldwell

BELLAIRE — As balanced efforts go, the one put forth Saturday by Bellaire was one to coach Mark Spigarelli’s liking. The Big Reds rushed for 221 yards, passed for 211 and held Caldwell to 125 yards of total offense in handing the Redskins a 35-6 defeat under overcast skies at Nelson ...

Wojcik Returning Home to Launch AAU Program

WHEELING — Basketball has always been a major focus in Dave Wojcik’s life. The Wheeling native is now ready to embark on a new hoop challenge. Wojcik is not coaching collegiately or in the prep ranks for the first time since 1991. He stepped down as head coach at San Jose State in July, ...

Crusaders Improve to 2-0; Defeat Golden Bears

STEUBENVILLE — Saturday’s Steubenville Catholic Central and Oak Glen football game had a little of this, a little of that and a whole lot of scoring. The Crusaders reeled off 28 unanswered second half points to earn a convincing 63-28 victory on a rainy Parents Nights at Harding ...

Linsly Hangs On To Beat Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — There were enough turnovers at the Dave Bruney Football Complex on Friday night to fill a bake shop. The homestanding Martins Ferry Purple Riders and the Linsly Cadets combined for nine giveaways, including three in the first 80 seconds and eight in the first half. Ferry, ...

Partridge Sets Record

WILLIAMSTOWN — Quarterback Patrick Mirandy put visiting Magnolia ahead for good on a 55-yard quarterback keeper Friday night in the first quarter, but senior tailback Hunter Partridge stole the show as the Blue Eagles ran through Williamstown en route to a 45-30 triumph. “It felt pretty ...

Hess Paces JM ‘W’

FROSTBURG, Md. — John Marshall coach Rick Goodrich let senior standout Dereck Hess know early in the week that he would be lining up at tailback going forward. Mountain Ridge never saw it coming. Hess carried 35 times for 183 yards and four touchdowns and the Monarchs (1-1) jumped out 28-0 ...

Mistakes Cost Park In 1st Loss

BRIDGEPORT — Wheeling Park coach Chris Daugherty knows that when playing at Bridgeport, you must play your best in order to come out with a victory. Unfortunately for the Patriots, some uncharacteristic mistakes and penalties put them in a hole in the first half. Wheeling Park also gave up a ...

Cameron Stomps Hundred

CAMERON — With flooding wiping out their field and taking most of their equipment, Hundred’s football team has suffered through a rough summer and beginning to its 2017 season. Just two games into the regular season, the Hornets are a team with a limited number of players and resources, ...