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High School Sports

Wheeling Central’s Jacob Estep Captains 31st All-Valley Boys’ Soccer Team

To be the tops when it comes to anything in sports is a major accomplishment. You eclipsed a mark and set a new standard that those after you will be chasing. Jacob Estep has done that at Wheeling Central, leaving behind a legacy that future classes will try to live up to. Estep had a ...

Wheeling Central Maroon Knights: The Road Warriors Of West Virginia

WHEELING — When it comes to the playoffs in West Virginia, teams that claim one of the top four seeds have the luxury of playing on their home field at least three times in order to get to Wheeling Island Stadium. Having the home field advantage can be very beneficial. Teams can sleep in ...

Bridgeport Takes Home Class AA Championship

WHEELING — They did it their way. Bridgeport’s power run game rushed for 269 yards on 62 carries as the Indians pulled out a 21-14 victory over Bluefield in Friday’s West Virginia Class AA state championship at Wheeling Island Stadium. “îWe won this game on the line of ...

Luke Powell Pours in 44 as Barnesville Defeats St. Clairsville.

BARNESVILLE — As he was watching the game go on, St. Clairsville coach Ryan Clifford honestly believed his team had done a pretty decent job guarding Barnesville senior Luke Powell. Clifford then looked up at the side panel of the scoreboard inside the Barnesville High School gymnasium and ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Martins Ferry Takes Down Union Local in Boys Basketball

MARTINS FERRY — Jaizen Miles bucketed 18 points and Logan Smith tallied 17 as Martins Ferry downed Union Local 57-47 on Friday night. Cade Latham drained four 3-pointers and scored 14 points to lead Union Local. Buckeye Local 67, Edison 64 RICHMOND — Jake Mayle poured in 16 points to ...

Bella Abernathy Keys Wheeling Park Win Over John Marshall

WHEELING — Big things are expected from the Wheeling Park girls’ basketball team this season. The Patriots didn’t disappoint in their season opener Thursday night, disposing of rival John Marshall, 77-55, at “The Palace on the Hill.” Coach Ryan Young’s relentless charges ...

Jacob Rine Perfecting ‘Next Man Up’ Role for Wheeling Central

WHEELING — One of the sayings that Wheeling Central follows is, “Next man up.” And for Jacob Rine, he has been exactly that. Rine, a senior, has been under center for Wheeling Central since star quarterback Curtis McGhee went down with a season-ending injury. Over the course of the ...

Martins Ferry Downs Rival Bellaire

BELLAIRE — Martins Ferry didn’t waste any time Thursday night in showing Bellaire that its time as top dog in Buckeye 8 girls’ hoops might be in jeopardy. The Purple Riders belted the Big Reds with a bevy of haymakers early, jumping out to a double-digit lead after one quarter, before ...

Red Devils Too Much for Huskies

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Stacey Agnew doesn’t like sitting around. What the St. Clairsville girls’ basketball coach does like is watching his team play defense. After a week off, the Red Devils improved to 2-0 with a defensive-minded, 54-31, triumph over visiting Harrison Central in Buckeye 8 ...

Mikula Nets 25 to Lead Weir Over Steubenville

WEIRTON — Sophia Mikula tallied 25 points to lead Weir past Steubenville. Madison Fields poured in 20 to pace Big Red and Elexis Martin tallied 15. Valley 37, Paden City 29 PADEN CITY — Shyanne Moore bucketed 16 to lead Valley over Paden City. Raven Fulks recorded a double-double ...

Wheeling Central, Linsly Begin Inaugural Bowling Seasons

WHEELING — A new era began in the OVAC sports Wednesday. Since its inception, OVAC bowling has been comprised of only Ohio schools. That all changed when Wheeling Central and Linsly were introduced to the league when they squared off at Rose Bowl Lanes. The Maroon Knights and Cadets will ...

Wheeling Central’s Adam Murray Seeing Time on Offense

By KYLE LUTZ Staff Writer WHEELING — Adam Murray etched his name into not only Wheeling Central history, but West Virginia history two years ago as a sophomore when he won the Sam Huff Award. The following year, he made history again by becoming the only player to win the Huff Award twice. ...

Wheeling Central Girls’ Defense Smothers Magnolia

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Wheeling Central girls basketball team is back to full strength. It showed on Tuesday night as the Maroon Knights forced 32 turnovers and rolled to a 64-34 victory over host Magnolia. “We just wanted to make sure we put pressure on their guards and not let (Kyndra) ...