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High School Sports

Capital Upsets Wheeling Park In the First Round

WHEELING — Wheeling Park is known for its electric offense and fast, skilled playmakers. Friday at Wheeling Island Stadium, it was Capital that was responsible for the offensive onslaught. And for Wheeling Park, that meant a first-round playoff exit. The No. 11 seed Cougars piled up 547 ...

St. Marys Rallies Past Cameron

ST. MARYS — It was a tale of two halves. For St. Marys, the first half was one to forget. Cameron came out of the gates hot as it played solid in all three phases of the game to take a 28-14 lead at halftime. However, the Blue Devils came out determined after intermission and forced a ...

Paden City Will Play for State Volleyball Title

CHARLESTON — Paden City keeps on making school history. Coach Jennifer Yeater’s Wildcats will play for a Class A state title sometime before noon today after Paden City knocked out Greenbrier West in the quarterfinals (25-17, 25-16, 27-25) and then sent Little Kanawha Conference champion ...

W.Va. FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Parkersburg South Cruises to First-Round Win

PARKERSBURG — Brandon Penn and Parkersburg South turned a close game after one quarter into a blowout by halftime. Nate Tanner’s group ripped open a scoreless tie by outscoring South Charleston, 28-7, in the second quarter and cruising to a 47-13 victory. Penn ran for three scores and ...

Tall Task Faces Madonna

WEIRTON — “Excited for the opportunity” was the reply Madonna coach Darrin Hicks made to a question about having to play the No. 1 team in West Virginia Class A, Doddridge County, in the first game of the playoffs. Hicks and company are faced with the task of figuring a way to upset ...

Indian Creek Looks to Keep It Going Tonight Against Poland

SALEM — Indian Creek finally got the playoff breakthrough it had been waiting for Saturday night when the Redskins got the first playoff win in school history in dramatic fashion, 35-29, over Hubbard at Kettlewell Stadium. It marked a few milestones in a season full of them for the ...

Mealy Inks With WVU

WHEELING — Since she was a little girl, Faith Mealy has dreamed of playing college soccer at West Virginia University. That dream is about to become reality as she signed her national letter of intent to continue her academic and soccer careers at West Virginia University on Wednesday ...

Linsly Swimming Sweeps Central

WHEELING — The Linsly girls and boys swimming teams opened their season with a sweep over Wheeling Central Thursday night. The Cadets claimed first place in all 12 events on the boys side to secure a 100-48 victory over the Maroon Knights while the girls captured gold in 11 of 12 events ...

Wheeling Park Opens Playoffs at Home vs. Capital

WHEELING — A team with a bevy of offensive skill position players but an offensive line that will need to be entirely rebuilt. That was the situation facing Wheeling Park entering the 2019 high school football season. A capable team with plenty of questions. Those questions, however, were ...

Wheeling Central Maroon Knights To Make 4-Hour Trek to Tolsia

WHEELING — Wheeling Central enters the playoffs in search of its third straight state championship. To get there, it won’t be an easy journey for the Maroon Knights. In the first round, No. 10 Wheeling Central (6-4) will make the four-hour trek to Tolsia (7-3) on Saturday at 1:30 ...

Cameron Dragons Overcome Adversity on Way to Postseason

ST. MARYS — Things could not have started much worse for the 2019 Cameron football team. In his first season on the sidelines Coach Tim Brown watched his youthful team, which was seriously lacking experience, lose the season opener to West Greene, 61-20, go through a team tragedy and ...

Playoffs Kick Off Friday in West Virginia

After 11 weeks, the number of West Virginia teams continuing their football seasons has been whittled down to 48. Six of those teams come from the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, including the two-time defending Class A state champion Wheeling Central Maroon Knights. Here is a breakdown of ...

Mountaineers Girls Rout Buckeyes, 9-0, in OVAC All-Star Soccer Game

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When it comes to soccer, the Wheeling area has had an embarrassment of riches of the quality of athletes. And players from the ‘Friendly City’ showed what they were capable of Sunday during the girls OVAC All-Star game at Red Devil Stadium. Wheeling Park’s Emma Delk ...

Ohio Boys Edge West Virginia, 2-1, in OVAC All-Star Soccer Game

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When it comes to all-star games, one thing that should be expected is a fun and competitive matchup between some of the best players in the area. Sunday’s boys OVAC All-Star soccer game was no exception. West Virginia had a handful of opportunities to tie the game in ...

Paden City Is State Tournament Bound in Volleyball for the First Time

SISTERSVILLE — The time has come. For the first time in program history, the Paden City volleyball team is heading to the state tournament. The Wildcats punched their ticket on Saturday morning at Tyler Consolidated by sweeping Madonna 25-10, 25-18 and 26-4 in a Class A, Region One ...

Wheeling Park Volleyball Falls Just Shy of Charleston

WELLSBURG — It was a stepping stone season for Coach Samantha Gentle and the Wheeling Park volleyball team. The Patriots earned their first OVAC title and came up just shy of making their first trip to the state tournament. On Saturday night, Park went toe-to-toe with Morgantown in the ...

Oak Glen Comes Up Short in State Title Bid

BECKLEY — Oak Glen dominated the first 20 minutes. Taylor Allison put the Golden Bears up 1-0 in the 13th minute. Everything was going their way. But as happens so many times in soccer, all it takes it one bad thing to happen and things can spiral out of control. And that is what ...

Indian Creek Secures 1st Playoff Victory in School History

WINTERSVILLE — The wait is finally over, and it ended with one fantastic finish. Senior Sam Mazar sprinted 31 yards to pay dirt with just 12 seconds remaining Saturday, as Indian Creek derailed Hubbard, 35-29, in the Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinals inside a jam-packed Kettlewell ...

St. Clairsville Falls to John Glenn

NEW CONCORD — St. Clairsville had done its homework on John Glenn. It was well aware of how strong of a defensive unit the Little Muskies boasted. Being aware of it one thing. Being able to solve it was a completely different thing. That was on full display Saturday night inside of ...