High School Sports

Linsly Meets Toughest Test to Date

MORGANTOWN — Friday night’s trip to West Virginia Class AAA power Morgantown will be a new adventure for Linsly, but one Coach B.J. Depew and company are looking forward to. While Linsly is used to playing top-notch competition week-in and week-out, Depew said Friday night’s meeting ...

Wheeling Central Shuts Out Monroe Central, 7-0

WHEELING — Wheeling Central continued its impressive season with another dominating performance against Monroe Central. Jacob Estep scored four goals in the first half including securing a hat trick 21 minutes into the contest as the Maroon Knights shut out the Seminoles, 7-0, on Wednesday ...

LInsly Downs Cameron in Volleyball

WHEELING — Normally when a team wins a three-game match in high school volleyball, it either runs away with a victory or at the very least, dominates play. Wednesday night Linsly needed just three games to dispatch of visiting Cameron, however, it was anything but easy and the Cadets had to ...

Unbeaten Fayetteville Seeks Upset of Knights

WHEELING — When you are the defending state champions, you have a bullseye on your back. And when you play the kind of high-quality schedule that Wheeling Central does, that bullseye never gets any smaller. After dispatching of three good football teams this season, including a pair of 3-1 ...

Park’s Romanek Finishes 2nd at First Girls Tourney

ELIZABETH—The future of high school golf in West Virginia changed forever. The inaugural West Virginia High School Girls Golf Championship was hosted by the WVSSAC and held at the Mingo Bottom Golf Club on Tuesday and fell nothing short of spectacular. There were two lead changes in the ...

Park Nips JM in Thriller

WHEELING — When Wheeling Park and John Marshall come together in a faceoff, no matter what sport, one thing is almost for certain: it’s going to come down to the wire. Tuesday’s volleyball match was no exception. The Patriots and Monarchs played in a back-and-forth, five-set match before ...

Patriots Down Big Red

Staff Reports STEUBENVILLE — With the OVAC Soccer Tournament cutoff Thursday, the Wheeling Park boys team clinched the No. 2 spot in the annual event and earned a home game with a 5-1 victory against Steubenville on Tuesday at Harding Stadium. “I thought we did a very nice job, ...

St. Clairsville Girls Claim First Buckeye 8 Title

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville has always had a pretty good girls’ soccer program. However, as good as it has been, a Buckeye 8 championship trophy wasn’t on the resume. That all changed Tuesday night when the Red Devils (7-2) blanked visiting Beaver Local, 1-0, on the pitch inside ...

Weir Boys Shut Out Oak Glen, 2-0

WEIRTON — From the first game of this season all the way to Monday evening, Weir boys’ soccer coach Matthew Kopp is constantly tweaking his lineup, seeing what works and what connections his young Red Riders can make. Monday’s contest against Oak Glen was the best so far, as the ...

Hundred Basking in Glow of Snapped Streak

HUNDRED — As far as the see-saw of emotions go, last week was a doozy for the small town of Hundred. It started with the community laying to rest its beloved fire chief, 43-year-old Bert Anderson. The finish was a time for celebration and perhaps in a manner of speaking, for everyone to begin ...

All-Girls Golf Title On The Line

WHEELING—Girls golf in West Virginia is finally getting its due. At noon on Tuesday, Sept. 18, the WVSSAC and the Mingo Bottom Golf Club will host the Inaugural West Virginia High School Girls’ Golf Invitational Championship. Participants will tee off from the lady’s tee’s during ...

Bellaire Too Physical for JM

BELLAIRE — Bellaire wasted little time in asserting its will Saturday afternoon at hot and muggy Nelson Field. In a show of brute force, the Big Reds pushed around John Marshall early and often, rolling to a 39-7 victory against the top-rated football team in West Virginia Class AAA. Cole ...

Big Red Knocks Off The Hun

STEUBENVILLE — Heading into Saturday’s contest with The Hun School from Princeton, N.J., Steubenville coach Reno Saccoccia knew he needed a monumental effort from his Big Red. The veteran coach got that and more as Steubenville earned a hard-fought 27-14 victory inside Harding ...

Saunders Tops at Colt Carnival

BYESVILLE — Wheeling Park and Martins Ferry turned in outstanding performances Saturday morning during the 25th running of the Colt Carnival on the campus of Meadowbrook High School. The Patriots, with five runners in the top 13, captured the boys’ race with 32 points, while the Purple ...

Monarchs, Bobcats Battle to 1-1 Tie

MOUNDSVILLE — When it comes to evenly matched games, one play could be the difference. For the Cambridge and John Marshall, each made one big play on the offensive side in a 1-1 stalemate Saturday morning at John Marshall stadium. The Monarchs were able to score the first goal of the game ...

Bulldogs Rout Paden City

MARTINS FERRY — It’s been quite an eight days for Fred Ray at the Dave Bruney Football Complex. The Martins Ferry graduate was inducted into the Purple Riders Athletic Hall of Fame a little more than week ago, and Saturday night he picked up his first head coaching victory at ...

Wheeling Park Downs University in Thriller

MORGANTOWN — Just last year, running back Kenya Robinson wasn’t even in the school system. Now, he is in the Wheeling Park record books. The transfer from St. Clairsville broke the school record for carries in a game with 40 and rumbled for 220 yards to lead the Patriots to a classic, ...

Mohigans Crush Bruins

WELLSBURG — After consecutive losses to perennial powers Steubenville and Fort Hill, Md., Morgantown took out some frustration Friday night on Brooke. The Mohigans piled up 495 total yards of offense, including 362 in a dominating first-half performance, while the defense limited the ...

Magnolia Gets Win Over River

HANNIBAL — The 48th meeting between cross-stream rivals Magnolia and River was about two players, according to veteran Pilots coach Mike Flannery, who saw Nos. 2 and 22 do damage Friday night at Martin Flannery Field. “(Patrick) Mirandy and (Jason) Beisel both hurt us with their speed and ...

Keyser Rallies To Stun Weir, 41-40

WEIRTON — Keyser outscored Weir by 20 points in the second half to come from behind and knock the Red Riders from the ranks of the unbeaten, 41-40, on Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The Golden Tornado were plagued with turnovers in the first half, and the Red Riders capitalized on ...