Mountaineers Face Tough Test

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MORGANTOWN — If you asked Bob Huggins, no stranger to tough love, he’d probably say his bunch is the worst 7-1 team in America. “I’m worried more about us than I am anything,” Huggins said. “We’re struggling. (We’re) trying to get us fixed.” The veteran head coach has ...

Weir Wins on Kelly’s Last-Second Shot

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WEIRTON — A tough kid. That is how Weir High head coach Anthony Santangelo described Red Riders senior Tyler Kelly following his team’s dramatic, 54-53 win over Hancock County rival Oak Glen in what was both teams’ season opener. Kelly showed the toughness his coach knew was there ...

Goodson Leads Seven Patriots on AA All-State Team

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When John H. Lilly took the Independence job four years ago, he promised his current group of upperclassmen that if they worked hard and stuck with him he’d take them to Wheeling. He made good on that promise, guiding the Patriots to three playoff wins last month and with it, a spot in the ...

Jets Dig Deep To Top St. Clairsville

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MORRISTOWN — Union Local knew it needed a bounce-back performance following its loss at Martins Ferry last Friday. The Jets got that and much, much more Tuesday evening when they welcomed debuting St. Clairsville into ‘The Hangar.’ Capitalizing on hustle plays, foul shooting and a ...

Pilots Stay Unbeaten

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BRIDGEPORT — Unbeaten River traveled to Bridgeport for a boys’ basketball game Tuesday night only to have a track meet break out as coach Mark Romick’s Pilots raced up and down the court all night long with the Bulldogs trying to keep pace to no avail. River collected six double-figure ...

Big Red Gets Win in Home Opener

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STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red boys basketball team made its first contest inside the Crimson Center this season a successful one. Coach Mike Haney’s group, led by 11 points each from Ty Pierce and Brenton Jones, topped John Marshall Tuesday night inside the home gym, 51-38. Jones also ...