Wayt Nets Seven in Wheeling Central Victory

Photo by Josh Strope Wheeling Central’s Abigail Gerney (12) and Crestview’s Kassity Miller (4) battle for possession during Saturday’s game at Bishop Schmitt Field.

WHEELING — Speed kills in just about any sport. Luckily for the Wheeling Central girls’ soccer team, it has one of the fastest players in the state.

Kenadee Wayt is better known for her track exploits, but Saturday morning against Crestview, she showed she is pretty good at soccer, too.

Wayt scored all seven goals for the Maroon Knights in a 7-1 rout of Crestview at Bishop Schmitt Field on the Wheeling Jesuit University campus.

“Boy, she had a game. Wow, a great game and some of those goals were beautiful shots,” Wheeling Central coach Julie Barack said. “She has been working on getting to the goal and just finishing. She had an early miss and then she tuned it up. When she does that, she is hard to stop.

“The speed, she can control it. She can pass it to herself. The balls that were fed to her all day were perfect, too. Everyone seemed to support each other, getting the weight of our passes right.”

The Maroon Knights (8-3-1) didn’t start out sharp and it was Crestview that struck first as Kassity Miller beat Wheeling Central netminder Maria Murphy in the 10th minute for a 1-0 lead.

Then Wayt got to work.

She tied the game less than two minutes later, taking a pass down the sideline from Elisabeth Bockstoce, using her speed to beat the defender to the ball and to the goal, slipping the ball inside the far corner and past Rebels goalie Donna Finch.

In the 31st minute, Wayt secured the ball at the 40-yard line, dribbled through a host of defenders and finished the play, giving the Maroon Knights a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Wayt scored two more times before the half ended, including one a perfect through ball from captain Claire Dieffenbaugher that Wayt finished with 28 seconds remaining on the first-half clock.

“It started a little slow and once we got things under control, not panicking, things went smoother,” Barack said. “It is a learning experience. It is not always a bad thing to go down and you know you can climb back out of that and capitalize on it. We made some adjustments, I learned some things and saw some different things and some players I want to play in different spots.”

Wayt ended her stellar day with three more goals in the second half, giving her 24 for the season. Neither Barack or Wheeling Central athletics director Donnie Murray were sure if the seven goals in one game was a school record.

Dieffenbaugher, Bockstoce, Addyson Thomas, and Sydney Mansuetto earned assists.

Wheeling Central was missing three starters on defense, but she hopes they will be ready for next week’s OVAC Tournament. The Maroon Knights, the top seed in Class 1A/3A play host to Steubenville Catholic at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“We feel good. We have played them before and won,” Barack said, referring to a 6-0 victory earlier this season. “We never take anyone for granted because you never know how someone is going to play. Anyone can beat anyone any day. You always have to come ready to play. We are confident, but we know we have to play hard, play our game, keep the ball on the ground and move it around. We are happy it is here because we do well on turf. It helps us with speed and we are a very fast team, as evidenced (Saturday).”

Steubenville 1, Philo 0


Mary Marshall scored the lone goal with Melanie Mamula assisting as Steubenville bested Philo. Zoe Nocera made four saves in goal.

Big Red (6-3-1) travels to face Oak Glen in a Class 4A OVAC match on Thursday.

Beaver Local 3

St. Clairsville 2

LISBON–Alyssa Otto netted two goals but it wasn’t enough as the Red Devils fell to host Beaver Local.

Madonna 3

Braxton County 2

BRAXTON–Makayla Virden netted all three second half goals to lead the Madonna comeback win over host Braxton County.

Kali Krynicki, Elise Chartier and Kennedy Martin supplied assists in the win.


Indian Creek 6

John Marshall 0

MOUNDSVILLE — The Indian Creek boys soccer team shut down John Marshall.

Gunner Brettell led the Redskins (4-9) with two goals and one assist. Markel Papola also tallied two goals. Anthony Perrino recorded a goal and an assist, while Porter Marano added a score. Trevor Tackach made 10 saves in goal.

Preston 2, Brooke 1

WELLSBURG — Konner Govey tallied the Bruins’ (9-7-1) lone goal assisted by Domenic D’Ulisse as Brooke lost to Preston. Matt Reed made eight saves in goal.

Brooke hosts Tyler in a regular season match on Thursday.

Steubenville 5 Steubenville Catholic 4

STEUBENVILLE–Jacob Noble and Adam DiCarlo each netted two goals and Ryan Delelles added one to lead the Big Red to victory over Steubenville Central.

Joe Zinno, Tom Beigel, Mikey Irvin and Joe Kuebler found the back of the net for the Crusaders.


Tyler Consolidated d. Magnolia

25-11, 18-25, 25-17

Robert C. Byrd d.

Tyler Consolidated

12-25, 25-12, 25-20

Oak Glen d.

Tyler Consolidated

23-25, 25-16, 25-14

Oak Glen d. Magnolia

11-25, 25-17, 17-25

Magnolia d. Robert C. Byrd 25-20, 20-25 25-19

SISTERSVILLE–Madison DeVaughn turned in 18 points and four aces to lead Tyler Consolidated over Magnolia and teammate JoLee Walton added 26 assists in the win.

Cora Grimm paced the Silver Knights (9-6) with 10 digs and eight points in a loss to Robert C. Byrd and Josey Jones led Tyler with 13 kills and 13 digs in a loss to Oak Glen.

Magnolia’s Kayna Anderson tallied four points and five digs in the loss to Tyler, while Kyndra Pilant delivered seven points in a loss to Oak Glen and Via Anderson added 12 digs in a win over Robert C. Byrd.

Brooke d. St. Clairsville 25-20, 25-17

Brooke d. Weir

25-14, 25-17

WELLSBURG — The Brooke volleyball won a pair of matches over Weir and St. Clairsville in a tri match.

Landyn Haynes had 20 kills, 13 digs and three blocks overall for the Bruins. Chloe Fox tallied 29 digs, 27 assists and three kills. Maria Kamarados had 19 digs, nine kills and three aces. Jenna Cooper had 14 digs, 10 kills and seven aces. Grace Dodson added 14 digs, 12 assists and three aces.

Cross Country

LANCASTER — St. Clairsville’s Zac Orzolek posted a time of 17:24.1 Saturday and finished sixth overall in the Division II Boys portion of the Bob Reall Cross Country Invitational at Lancaster High School.

Orzolek’s performance helped the Red Devils finish fifth in the 20-team event, whon by Sheridan.

St. Clairsville’s Zac Banks was 20th in 18:29.4.

Bellaire’s boys were sixth in the same division. Clay Moore paced the Big Reds, placing 26th with a time of 18:44.

On the girls’ side, Bellaire’s Katrina Davis clocked in at 22:30.8 and placed 11th in the Division III Girls event.

St. Clairsville’s girls competed at the D2 level and were led by senior Shaina Thornton, who turned in a time of 23:40.6.


Coshocton Eastern

District Tournament

(at River Greens, West Lafayette)

Strasburg 305, Coshocton 306, Hiland 311, Garaway 317, Dover 325, John Glen 326, Claymont 329, Steubenville 335, Ridgewood 343, Carrollton 345, River View 348, Cambridge 348, Indian Valley 355, Meadowbrook 359, Tuscarawas Valley 360, West Muskingum 360, New Philadelphia 365, St. Clairsville 379, Newcomerstown 384, Morgan 392,

East Liverpool DNQ

WEST LAFAYETTE–Trey Singleton of Meadowbrook was named co-medalist after shooting a 70 but it was Strasburg that came away on top.

Paul Mastros paced Steubenville with a card of 71 and St. Clairsville was led by Brandan Vucelich’s 76.