High School Sports

Patriots, Red Devils Sweep Swimming Championships

WELLSBURG — Right when the first horned sounded, it was clear the Wheeling Park and St. Clairsville swimming teams were on a mission. The Patriots and Red Devils accomplished that mission in dominating fashion as both the Wheeling Park boys’ and girls’ teams claimed the 5A title, while ...

JM’s Carman Claims OVAC Title

WHEELING — To earn the coveted Bierkortte Award, symbolic of the Most Outstanding Wrestler during the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck Wrestling Championships, an individual must have just that — an outstanding tournament. Steubenville’s Peyton Blasko did that over the last ...

Adams, Coyne Named to OVAC Hall

BELLAIRE — The 16th class of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame continues to take shape as two more honorees are set for induction on Saturday, Aug. 17. A multi-sport standout who was especially product in basketball and football as well as one of the valley’s most decorated ...

Grinch Is Selected As 2019 Mr. Mat

SHADYSIDE — John Grinch is a 1970 graduate from Dubois High School in Dubois, Pennsylvania. After high school, he attended Clarion University and graduated with a degree in education. He began his teaching and coaching career at Wintersville High School. He coached both football and ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Bellaire Girls Edge River

BELLAIRE — A battle between state-ranked teams and OVAC division leaders lived up the hype, with Bellaire pulling out a narrow 58-52 victory against River on Saturday. Michaela Flaherty led a balanced Big Reds attack with 16 points. Natalie Stoner drained five 3-pointers on her way to 15 ...

Beaver Local Sits At Top After Day 2

WHEELING — Beaver Local gave itself some breathing room during two sessions of the 66th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Wrestling Championships inside WesBanco Arena. After nearly six hours of competition Friday, the Beavers lead five-time defending champion Parkersburg South, ...

Crosier Named Official of Year

WHEELING — Rick Crosier was named the 2019 “Larry Deaton OVAC Official of the Year” prior to the start of Friday night’s action at the 66th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck Wrestling Championships. The award is presented by the OVAC Wrestling Coaches Association. It ...

Today’s Schedule Adjusted Due To Impending Weather

WHEELING — In an unprecedented move, officials with the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, the OVAC Ron Mauck Wrestling Championships Committee and WesBanco Arena unanimously agreed to adjust Saturday’s schedule for the 66th annual event due to impending bad weather. Session IV will now ...

Park Escapes John Marshall

WHEELING — Coming off a huge victory over University earlier this week, Wheeling Park struggled from the field Friday night against visiting arch-rival John Marshall. Fortunately for Coach Michael Jebbia and his Patriots, a huge fourth quarter at the free-throw line and 26 Monarch turnovers ...

Phillips Nets 1,000th Point In Tyler Consolidated Win

SISTERSVILLE—Griffin Phillips recorded his 1,000th career point on Friday night as he helped lift Tyler Consolidated over Magnolia, 64-44. Phillips paced the Silver Knights (9-4) with 20 points, while Gage Huffman and Tyler West each netted 14 points. West finished with a double-double as ...

John Marshall Claims CityWide Cup

The annual Powder Puff football game was held on Sunday, Nov. 11 at Dragon Stadium. All proceeds benefit the local cancer research department at Reynolds Memorial/WVU Hospital & CFOV Scholarship. $600 was raised this year and John Marshall defeated Cameron. Here the Monarchs are ...

Barnesville Shows Grit In Victory Over River

BARNESVILLE — If there’s ever such a thing as a must-win-game, Friday night was one for Barnesville. The Shamrocks, who are battling for an OVAC Tournament berth in Class 3A, had been reeling since the calendar flipped to 2019. They have lost three straight, including a tough one on ...

Bonus Points Are Key at OVACs

WHEELING — Bonus points are always big in wrestling tournaments. That’s why the good teams rise to the top of those events. Beaver Local, Parkersburg South and Wheeling Park all recorded 10 pins during a rapid first night of the 66th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck ...

Wheeling Park, St.C. Hope to Hold on to Crowns

WHEELING — When it comes to swimming invitationals, the OVAC Bill Brubaker Swimming Championship always provides prep swim fans with exciting races. That will certainly be the case again when the swimmers get in the pool Saturday morning at Brooke High School as Meet Director Bill Brubaker ...

Canary Wins 2nd McCoy Award

LOST CREEK — Now that the most difficult season of his high school career is going on eight months in the rear view mirror, Freddy Canary can be reflective. “I couldn’t catch a break all season. I was just hurt from the start. Sickness, injuries. It was not the season that I wanted,” ...