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High School Sports

Martins Ferry Jarrett Bolinger Goes 8-for-8 In Career at OVACs

WELLSBURG — Martins Ferry’s Jarrett Bolinger wasn’t a fan of the water when he was younger. That has all changed now. The Purple Riders’ senior now spends most of his time in the water and his hard work and practice paid off enormously on Saturday in the OVAC Bill Brubaker Swim ...

Linsly Boys Swim to OVAC Title

WELLSBURG — The seniors of the Linsly boys’ swim team have had their eyes set on their final OVAC meet all season. After capturing the small school crown as freshmen three years ago, the Cadets have earned back-to-back runner-up accolades. This year, they wanted to get back to where ...

Wheeling Park Girls Rout Parkersburg South

WHEELING — A busy week closed in stellar fashion for Wheeling Park as the Patriots toppled Parkersburg South, 73-54, Saturday afternoon at The Palace on the Hill. The wire-to-wire win marked the fourth game in six days for Coach Ryan Young’s battle-tested charges. The state’s No. ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Catherine Hunnell Nets 16 as John Marshall Rolls Past Ripley

MOUNDSVILLE — Catherine Hunnell scored 16 points to lead John Marshall to a 64-41 victory over Ripley Saturday in girls’ prep basketball action. Madge Lucey was also solid for the Monarchs as she supplied 11 points. Bellaire 57, River 37 BELLAIRE — Katrina Davis scored 22 points ...

Parkersburg South, Wheeling Park In Tight Race After Day 2

WHEELING — It was an unofficial Patriots Day Friday inside WesBanco Arena as both Parkersburg South and Wheeling Park have made the 67th annual OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament a two-team race. The Wood County Patriots hold a slim, 157-151, edge over the Ohio County Patriots. If that ...

Patriots Down Purple Riders

WHEELING — It wasn’t perfection, but it was close. Wheeling Park clicked on all cylinders Friday night in running past Martins Ferry, 62-27, before a nice-sized crowd at Tolbert Gymnasium. Coach Michael Jebbia’s well-drilled charges dominated in all phases while displaying large doses ...

Amos Has Mind-Boggling Resume

WHEELING — Braxton Amos is a beast on the wrestling mat. Off the mat, not so much. When asked what makes him so dominant on the mat, he is quick — like most of his matches — and to the point with his reply. “I like to work hard and I love wrestling. If you like working hard and you ...

Morgantown Crushes John Marshall

MOUNDSVILLE — Coming off a huge revenge victory over arch-rival, and West Virginia Class AAA No. 1 University High, on Wednesday, Morgantown showed that its momentum had not worn out Friday night when it hit the road once again to take on John Marshall. The Mohigans drained seven ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Garrett Scott’s Layup Wins it for Cameron, 53-52

CAMERON — Garrett Scott’s layup with 3.5 seconds left gave Cameron a 53-52 victory over Tygarts Valley Friday night during prep boys’ basketball action. Scott finished the game with a double-double as he poured in 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Dragons (6-6). Jessop ...

Usual Suspects Leading at OVACs

WHEELING — The usual suspects are atop the leaderboard after the opening night of the 67th annual OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament inside WesBanco Arena. Multiple-time champion Parkersburg South leads the pack with 50 points after winning 13 of 14 matches. Defending overall and Class 4A ...

Cochran Defying All Odds

WHEELING — Carl Cochran is defying all the odds. Or is he? The John Marshall flyweight was seriously injured in a late April mountain bike accident, a wreck that nearly took the youngster’s life way too soon. However, believing in something the sport has taught him, the 113-pounder ...

Park, St. C. Hoping to Continue OVAC Success

WHEELING — Plenty of new faces will have the opportunity to leave their mark in Saturday’s OVAC Bill Brubaker Swimming Championships. After Wheeling Park captured four straight OVAC 5A girls titles and back-to-back boys crowns, it will be tested by OVAC newcomers Dover and New ...

Park Girls Hold Off Morgantown

WHEELING — Wheeling Park is nearing the end of a long stretch — five games in eight days. And after tasting defeat Monday for the first time this season, the Patriots have bounced back nicely. A 17-0 run to close out the first quarter proved to be just the cushion Wheeling Park needed in ...

Wheeling Central Girls Hold Off Linsly

WHEELING — Coaches preach that “turnovers will kill you.” Wheeling Central used its pressure defense early and often Wednesday night on Coach Skip Prosser Court, forcing 15 Linsly turnovers in the first half — four less than the Cadets had points. Wheeling Central led 31-19 at the ...

Shadyside Tigers Outlast Magnolia Blue Eagles

SHADYSIDE — Like so many teams, Shadyside wants to play up tempo and get as many shots and possessions as it can during the course of a game. Magnolia, meanwhile, is the complete opposite. In the end Wednesday evening, Shadyside proved it can dance to more than one tune as it fought off ...

OVAC Mat Tourney Starts Tonight

WHEELING — They say change is for the better. As far as the OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament is concerned, we’ll just have to wait and see come Saturday. The annual three-day event begins tonight inside WesBanco Arena with wrestlers being seeded by a 7-person committee for the first time ...