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 shown receiving his award from Elks Youth Activities Committee Chairman Joe Marchlenski, right. Looking on is Maroon Knights coach Mel Stephens.