High School Sports

Linsly Overpowers Rival Wheeling Central

WHEELING — The week leading up to its rivalry game with Wheeling Central is always daunting for Linsly coach B.J. Depew, his coaching staff and his team. The Cadets spent the last week hitting the practice field and the film sessions significantly hard and it showed on Saturday ...

St. Clairsville Girls Drop First Game of Season

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — River View’s Emmie Brenly successfully converted a penalty kick with 32 seconds left in regulation as the visiting Golden Bears (6-2) handed St. Clairsville its first loss of the season, 1-0. The meeting pitted the No. 2 (River View) and No. 5 (St. C.) teams in Ohio’s ...

Wheeling Park Rebounds in Win Against Hedgesville

WHEELING — It was as good of a start as Wheeling Park could ask for. The Patriots came out of the gates quick as they scored on the opening possession, then returned an interception for a touchdown when the defense first saw the field as in a 43-26 victory against Hedgesville on Friday night ...

Shadyside Tigers Clip Magnolia Blue Eagles

NEW MARTINSVILLE — After surrendering a 14-point lead in a loss to Ohio power Mogadore six days earlier, Shadyside showed its power on both sides of the football Friday night against Magnolia, leaving no doubt to the outcome. Sophomore quarterback Rhys Francis threw for a career-high 261 ...

Cameron Dragons Defeat Valley Lumberjacks

PINE GROVE — Valley’s defense kept Cameron at bay early, but the Dragons’ explosive weapons could not be contained in the second half. Isaac Ball opened the third quarter with a 55-yard kickoff return and Jessop Broughton found Garrett Scott for 65 yards — both plays setting up ...

Brooke Falls Apart in Second Half in Loss to University

WELLSBURG — Brooke came out on fire, effortlessly moving the ball down the field on its first possession and scoring a game-opening touchdown Friday against University. The Bruins offense scored three times in the first half. The second half was a different story. After halftime, it was ...

Barnesville Shamrocks Remain Unbeaten With Victory Against Buckeye Trail

OLD WASHINGTON — The Barnesville Shamrocks have several set-up men they utilize during the course of a game. But, when they need a first down or key yardage late in the game, head coach Blake Allen brings in his “closer” by the name of Caden Lake. Lake delivered the knockout blow of ...

John Marshall Earns First Victory, Beats Preston

KINGWOOD — John Marshall was unstoppable on the ground, tallying 220 yards and three touchdowns with its run game en route to a 28-6 victory against Preston on Friday night. “Last week, we didn’t do very well, and in practice this week we worked on running a lot more — we were just ...

St. Clairsville Routs Meadowbrook

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The first few series of Friday’s meeting between visiting Meadowbrook and host St. Clairsville turned out to be a microcosm of the game — and the two teams’ respective seasons thus far. Save for a first-quarter fumble on a prime scoring chance, the Red Devils took ...

Brooke’s Ryan Bilby Catches Fire to Win OVAC Medalist

WHEELING — Any time Brooke’s Ryan Bilby and Wheeling Park’s Noah Seivertson step on the course together, its guaranteed to be must-see golf. The two delivered the most exciting showing on Thursday at the Jones Course of Oglebay in the OVAC Class 5A Golf Tournament. Heading into the ...

Barnesville Goes Back-To-Back As OVAC Class 3A Golf Champions

WHEELING — As any veteran coach would do, Jerry Robinson did his best this week to shield his Barnesville golf team from any pressure that came along with the quest to repeat as OVAC Class 3A champions. The plan worked to a “tee.” The Shamrocks posted an impressive 301 at Oglebay ...

Linsly, Wheeling Central Ready For Key Football Showdown

WHEELING — It’s an early season “meetin’ of the unbeatens.” It is also a very passionate one. City rivals Wheeling Central and Linsly match 2-0 records when they square off at Lockhart Field on Saturday. The two teams have also split the last two meetings with Wheeling Central ...

Magnolia, Shadyside Meet Again

NEW MARTINSVILLE — When you talk about the cream of the crop in local small-school high school football through the years two schools that you will normally see near the top of any list are Shadyside and Magnolia. Friday night the Tigers and Blue Eagles will meet for the fourth consecutive ...

Wheeling Park Welcomes Hedgesville to the Island

WHEELING — Sitting at 1-1 on the young season, Wheeling Park coach Chris Daugherty watched his Patriots continually shoot themselves in the foot on offense while failing to get off the field on defense at St. Clairsville last week. All of that resulted in a hard-to-swallow, 36-33 setback to ...

Defibaugh, Beard Race Past Competition

MORRISTOWN — A pair of runners made things look extraordinarily easy under the glare of a scorching late-afternoon sun Wednesday as one of the area’s signature events wound its way through the campus of Union Local High School. Bellaire’s Jacob Defibaugh and River’s Livi Beard raced ...

State-Ranked Jets Sweep River to Stay Perfect

HANNIBAL — Casey Kildow had 18 assists, six kills and eight digs Wednesday evening helping state-ranked Union Local moved to 12-0 in prep volleyball with a 25-16, 25-15, 25-15 victory against River inside the R.L. Potts Gymnasium. Torre Kildow added 15 kills and 14 assists for the Jets, ...