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High School Sports

Harrison Central, Bridgeport Pause Girls Basketball

The Bridgeport and Harrison Central girls basketball programs have officially pushed the pause buttons on their current seasons. Both the Bulldogs and Huskies are shutting down just their girls teams for two weeks as each team has one player with a case of coronavirus, which has led to the ...

Willis Resigns As JM Football Coach

MOUNDSVILLE — Coaching football can take hours away from precious family time. John Marshall football coach Jason Willis has spent nearly 20 years of his life coaching, including the last three as the head coach of his alma mater. Now, after a 5-4 regular season this year and a 15-15 ...

Hendershot Tabbed Second Team All-State

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville girls soccer team achieved new heights this season despite a lot of adversity. One of the main reasons was the play of senior Mikayla Hendershot. It didn’t go unnoticed as the 4-year veteran was named Division II second team all-state. The all-state ...

Shamrocks Fall to Colts in Quiet Greenhouse

BARNESVILLE — Barnesville head coach Jason Perkins had trouble explaining his team’s lackluster performance Monday night which resulted in a 56-42 girls’ basketball loss to visiting Meadowbrook on Senior Night inside an unusually quiet ‘Greenhouse.’ “We came out a little flat to ...

COVID-19 Claims Super Six Championships

The Super Six, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission’s trio of state football championship games, will not happen this season, a victim of the West Virginia Department of Education’s COVID-19 school opening map. Yet three prep football teams in West Virginia will claim ...

Oak Glen’s Season Comes To Abrupt End

NEW MANCHESTER — A football season full of anxiety and turmoil abruptly ended the only way it could for West Virginia teams Saturday night, especially for Oak Glen. Following the release of the latest COVID map, the WVSSAC decided to cancel the Super Six and award championships to teams ...

Wheeling Park’s Rachel Simon Earns Second Team All-State

PARKERSBURG — It has certainly been a memorable past couple of seasons for the Wheeling Park volleyball team. Winning it’s first OVAC championship in school history in 2019 and finishing runner-up this year, the Patriots seem to be a team that will be on everyone’s radar now. Rachel Simon ...

Kildow, Brown Captain Fourth Annual All-Valley Volleyball Team

Captain Gentry Brown Shadyside Nobody wanted to be on the receiving end of one of Gentry Brown’s serves this year. She made opponents pay all year as she helped guide the Tigers to the Division IV regional semifinals for the first time in school history. Brown finished the year with ...

OVAC Basketball Tourneys Won’t Be Held in 2021

One of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference’s premier events has been called off for 2021. The annual Wheeling Hospital OVAC Basketball Championships will not be held, as scheduled, in February because of the drastic differences in the sports’ calendars in both Ohio and West ...

Oak Glen Hoping to Get Opportunity vs. Robert C. Byrd

NEW MANCHESTER — Although it is facing a huge disadvantage due to COVID-19, the Oak Glen football team feels really good heading into its Class AA state semifinal contest with Robert C. Byrd. And, why shouldn’t it? The Golden Bears (8-1) easily took care of Point Pleasant in the first ...

Super Six moving to Charleston for 2020 season

The Super Six -- the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission's three state football championships, which have been a staple at Wheeling Island Stadium since 1994 -- will move back to its former home in Charleston for the 2020 season. WVSSAC Executive Director Bernie Dolan ...

WVSSAC Sets Winter Calendar

The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission has set its winter sports calendar. Bernie Dolan confirmed Wednesday afternoon that girls basketball can officially tip off its season on Jan. 22 and the boys can begin a week later. To make sure that teams are able to play as many ...

Oak Glen’s Kranis Captures First Team All-State Honors

CLARKSBURG — Another trip to state for the Golden Bears, backed by outstanding statistics made Oak Glen’s Alayna Kranis an easy selection for the W.Va. Class AA all-state team as voted on by state volleyball coaches and members of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. The 6-foot ...

DeWine Advises Schools to Play Without Fans

Despite surging COVID-19 numbers across Ohio, high school sports were given the green light to continue Tuesday afternoon by Gov. Mike DeWine. However, that came with a condition. DeWine said that he was advising schools that elect to proceed with winter sports on schedule — which is ...

Rocks Pull Out Victory

BARNESVILLE — The Shamrocks used a strong fourth quarter to overcome a four-point deficit and pull away for the season-opening 42-35 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday. The Shamrocks were led by Halle Markovich, who had 15 points. Rylee Stephens added 10. The Warriors (0-1) were paced ...

Winters, Weber, Yeater Earn First Team All-State

PARKERSBURG — Magnolia’s Mady Winters, who missed her junior year due to injury, came back with a vengeance this season to help lead the Blue Eagles after making first team all-state in 2018. Her performance, once again, earned her a spot on this year’s all-state first team voted on by ...

Creek’s Kiger Sets School Records in Season Opener

RICHMOND — Indian Creek coach Steve Eft put starting point guard Kylie Kiger back late into Monday night’s season opener at Edison for one reason. The game already was out of hand. The Redskins eventually won, 84-29. The reason Kiger re-entered with a few minutes remaining was to make ...

Winters Inks with Wheeling University

Magnolia volleyball standout Mady Winters signed her letter of intent on Monday to continue her academic and athletic careers at Wheeling University. Pictured are, front row, from left, Becky Winters (mother), Mady Winters and Mike Winters (father). Back, Magnolia assistant coach Roger Clegg, ...

Wheeling Park’s Mia Sunseri Qualifies For Olympic Trials

As it pertains to goals and dreams, Mia Sunseri isn’t unlike any other swimmer in this country. She wants to swim in an Olympic Games, representing the United States of America. The difference from many high-school-aged swimmers and Sunseri, however, lies in the fact that she will have a ...

Steelers Down Jaguars, Remain Unbeaten

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Pittsburgh’s latest victory was picture perfect. The Steelers defense gathered in the end zone after each turnover — four times in all — and posed for the cameras. Some of the celebrations were planned, some candid, most cheesy. All of them well-deserved. Ben ...