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High School Sports

Wheeling Central, Williamstown Will Battle at West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY — A battle of two West Virginia Class A heavyweights is set for kickoff at a neutral site this Friday. After both Wheeling Central and Williamstown had a week off last week, the two teams will travel to West Liberty University for a Week 9 battle. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at ...

Wheeling Park Hungry To Get Back On the Field

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park football team is eager to get back on the field this week as it travels to Parkersburg South Friday night. Brooke canceled last week’s game with Park due to a growing number of coronavirus cases in Ohio County. Although Park coach Chris Daugherty was ...

Oak Glen To Face Frankfort in Big Class AA Matchup

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen coach Ted Arneault received exactly what he was looking for when it scheduled Frankfort at the beginning of the season. The Golden Bears head to Frankfort Friday as the fourth-ranked team in Class AA. The Falcons, meanwhile, are in third. This is a huge game for ...

Shadyside Advances To District Championship

SHADYSIDE — After capturing the first two games of Wednesday night’s Ohio Division IV, Eastern District volleyball match with visiting Strasburg, Shadyside watched the visiting Tigers make a run through the third game and midway through the fourth. However, Coach Eric Mercer’s crew were ...

St. C. Boys Fall to West Holmes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Soccer, like most sports, can be a game of inches at times. Such was the case for St. Clairsville Wednesday. The second-seeded Red Devils saw their season come to a bitter end with a 1-0 loss to visiting West Holmes in a Division II Eastern District boys soccer tournament ...

Union Local Sweeps Fort Frye

MORRISTOWN — Momentum plays a key role in all of sports, but it seems to be especially powerful in volleyball. Once Union Local seized the momentum Wednesday evening, the Jets didn’t let go. Finding itself down 20-14 in the first set, Union Local reeled off 11 of the set’s next 13 to ...

Park Boys XC Wants To Make Noise at State Meet

WHEELING — Wheeling Park cross country coach Jacob Galik knows that his boys’ team didn’t run their best race at their regional last Thursday. However, the Patriots’ results were good enough for them to punch their ticket to the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission ...

Bodkin Wins It For St. C. in 2OT

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Survive and advance is a common phrase used during the postseason. It also precisely describes Tuesday night’s Ohio Division II Eastern District girls’ soccer tournament semifinal between Tri-Valley and St. Clairsville. Alyssa Bodkin pounded home an assist from Emily ...

West Virginia Guidance For Wrestling Issued

The 2020-2021 high school wrestling season is nearing its start on both sides of the Ohio River. Ohio begins practice November 13 with West Virginia starting three days later. The first match in the Mountain State can be held on Dec. 2, with the Buckeye State one day behind. COVID-19 has ...

Granato Joins Barons Hoops Staff

WEIRTON — When Mike Granato decided to retire from coaching basketball after a 21-year successful career at Weir following the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season, those who know him well wondered what he would do next. He’s still teaching at Weir High School, of course, but they know he ...

WEEKEND WRAP: Postlethwait, Beisel Deliver Giant Performances

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Every football player has different qualities that make them unique. Whether it’s the lengthy strides of 6-foot-6 wide receiver Gavin Postlethwait or the quick agile moves of 5-foot-6 running back Jason Beisel, every player has a gift and it’s up to them how they use ...

Toronto Shuts Down All Sports for Two Weeks

TORONTO — All sporting events at Toronto High School have been shut for the next week two weeks after a football varsity assistant coach tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. The football team had to cancel its upcoming game Friday at Wellsville. Any practices or workouts from the ...

JM’s Dalton Flowers Named Athlete of the Month

John Marshall football standout, Dalton Flowers, center, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Marshall County Athlete of the Month for September. The savvy running back is leading the Monarchs in rushing yards and touchdowns scored. Flowers is shown receiving his award from Elks Youth Activities ...

Wheeling Park’s John Olako Honored by Elks

Wheeling Park football standout, John Olako, left, is the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28 Ohio County Athlete of the Month for September. The Senior lineman has been a stalwart for the Patriots on both sides of the ball so far this season. Olako is shown receiving his award from Elks Youth ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Wheeling Park Volleyball Sweeps Tri-Match

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park volleyball team secured two victories in a tri-match on Monday as it defeated Preston (25-3, 25-4) and Weir (25-7, 25-3). It was also the last home match for five seniors in Anya Ritz, Rachel Simon, Ally Franko, Isabelle Miller, and Lizzy Simon. Against ...

Ward Leads Bears

NEW MANCHESTER — Prior to Saturday’s Class AA/A Region 1 Section 1 championship, Oak Glen head coach Ryan Wells preached to his girls soccer team about emotion. Weir has been playing with that and heavy hearts for the past month since sophomore Madison Crowe lost her life. The Red Riders ...

St. C. Storms By Warren

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Red Devils defense stood tall — shutting out Warren 26-0 in the Ohio Division IV, Region 15 quarterfinal at Red Devil Stadium on Saturday. Drew Sefsick sacked the QB twice and recorded six tackles for St. C. He also pinned the Warren offense back with seven punts for ...

Bellaire Falls in Ohio Playoffs

By CODY TOMER Sports Writer SUGARCREEK -- Garaway asserted its dominance early and often on Saturday night against an injury riddled Bellaire football team. The No. 4 seeded Pirates scored on every possession of the first quarter and all but one in the first half on their way to a ...

St. Clairsville, Ferry Boys Punch XC Tickets

CAMBRIDGE — Area cross country runners began their postseason Saturday morning at Cambridge High School at the Eastern District Championship. The immediate area will be sending six teams and several individuals to compete at the regional meet, which will be held Saturday. Division II Two ...