High School Sports

Solid Pitching, Hitting Lifts Toronto Over Weirton in Legion Play

TORONTO — Good hitting and good pitching is a good recipe for success. The Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball team has received both in the last few games, and it has paid off as Post 86 is playing its best ball of the season. Toronto jumped out to an early lead against Weirton Post 10 en ...

Ohio Strong On O-Line

WINTERSVILLE — Andrew Connor likes to pride his teams on versatility, but he admits it usually “comes down to being able to run the ball.” And to do that effectively, a solid offensive line is needed. Connor and his coaching staff believe they’ve assembled a group of players to ...

Warwood’s Humphrey Wins Pair of National Titles

WHEELING — When the school year starts later this year and Brock Humphrey’s teacher asks him what he did over the summer, the fourth-grader at Warwood Middle School will have some interesting stories to tell. Already an accomplished youth wrestler — the 10-year-old has won six W.Va. ...

Wheeling Central to Celebrate It’s First WVSSAC Grid Crown

WHEELING — The year was 1979. Jimmy Carter was in the White House. The Pittsburgh Steelers were Super Bowl champions and the Pittsburgh Pirates were World Series kingpins. The price of gasoline was 88 cents a gallon. It also was the year that Wheeling Central won its first WVSSAC state ...

Wheeling Post 1 Splits With Romney

ROMNEY — The Linsly duo of Eli Petho and Dom Gorence led Wheeling Post 1 to a split of Saturday’s doubleheader against Romney. Petho fired a complete game 5-1 victory in Game 1 by firing seven strikeouts, while Gorence came through with two hits and three RBI. Trevor Thomas provided two ...

Honeywell Junior Golf Invitational a Big Hit

WHEELING — Fore! Golf season is fast approaching and players and coaches around the valley are preparing to hit the links. In order to help players get some practice in before the campaign tees off, the Moundsville Country Club will be hosting the 13th Annual Honeywell Junior Invitational ...

West Virginia Linemen Ready for OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game

By SETH STASKEY For The Intelligencer WHEELING — Mike Eddy admitted during his tenure at Parkersburg South his teams never boasted a tremendous amount of size. As he prepares to coach his final game in the state of West Virginia before he begins his tenure at Logan High School in Ohio, ...

Park’s Shelek Heading to National Championships

WHEELING — Andrew Shelek has one goal as he enters his senior year at Wheeling Park High School ... a West Virginia state wrestling championship. To be the best, you’ve got to compete against, and even beat the best. He will do just that this weekend as a member of team West Virginia at ...

Bob Bruney: A Teacher Of Coaches

MARTINS FERRY — Three things come to mind when you think of Bob Bruney: Martins Ferry, football and toughness. You had to be tough to play football for Woody Hayes. The Purple Rider Hall of Famer died this past week at the age of 77. He leaves behind a legacy of success as a player, coach, ...

Board Approves Four Classes in W.Va. Hoops

WHEELING —Times are changing for high school basketball in West Virginia. On Wednesday, the State Board of Education approved the WVSSAC’s proposal to add a fourth class in both boys’ and girls’ basketball for a two-year trial for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons. A school will now ...

New Martinsville Edges Moundsville

NEW MARTINSVILLE — New Martinsville’s time was running out. Down by one against Moundsville in the bottom of the sixth inning, Post 28 needed a spark. Matt Saxon stepped up to the plate and delivered. A RBI double tied the game and gave New Martinsville the momentum as it scored two more ...

Jefferson County Quiets Toronto

STEUBENVILLE — Trevor Boggess took care of the pitching, while his teammates took care of the rest. Boggess pitched seven strong innings, leading the Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team to a 5-0 victory against Toronto Post 86 Wednesday evening at Vaccaro Field. “Boggess pitched ...

Route Running Is Key for Ohio

WINTERSVILLE — Andrew Connor and his coaches know the receivers quite well that they chose for the 74th OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. After all, they either coached or coached against most of them. That allowed them to make wise choices when they formed the Ohio roster for the ...

Jefferson County Defeats Brilliant in Legion Baseball

CONNORVILLE — The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team delivered a disappointing performance in a three-run loss to the Armstrong Grizzlies on Monday, and manager Anthony Pierro let his team know about it. Message received, as Jefferson County came out and played a solid all-around ...

Rain Washes Out Beast of the East

STEUBENVILLE — Championships are meant to be won on the field, not in the standings. That’s not how it went down on Sunday. Due to a downpour of rain and a water covered infield at Vaccaro Field in Steubenville, the 19U semifinal and championship games were canceled. By rule, the ...

Armstrong Grizzlies Take Down Moundsville Post 3

STEUBENVILLE — They’re not all pretty. Moundsville Post 3 was doomed by a lack of players (nine) and a lack of pitchers and the Armstrong Grizzlies made them pay. Armstrong dominated Moundsville 14-0 in the first place bracket of the 31st Annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East on Sunday at ...