High School Sports

Wayt Scores Twice To Lead W.Va. All-Stars

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For the last time in their prep soccer career, 34 senior girls suited up to represent their high school in the OVAC All-Star game Sunday afternoon at Red Devils Stadium. While it was a special day for all athletes, it was an extra special one for Wheeling Central’s ...

Boys’ Game Ends in Stalemate

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — While all-star games are all in good fun, the ending to the boys OVAC All-Star Soccer game almost was a Hollywood script. With the score tied at 1-1 and less than 10 seconds to go, West Virginia had Ohio on the brink. Moving the ball downfield, Wheeling Park’s ...

OVAC Adds Bowling as Sport Beginning in 2019-20

BELLAIRE — High school bowling in the Ohio Valley has received another boost. Starting with the 2019-20 season, bowling will be part of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference. “I’m kind of excited about it,” OVAC Executive Secretary Tom Rataiczak said. “To me, this is a sport you can ...

Magnolia Wins Class A Volleyball Championship

CHARLESTON — Freshman Jaci Rohde’s kill on match point Saturday afternoon sealed Magnolia’s first Class A state volleyball championship as the Blue Eagles swept Tyler Consolidated, 25-23, 25-22 and 25-8. Magnolia, which ended the season at 46-7-1, won its fourth overall state crown and ...

Cameron Downs Van to Advance

CAMERON — The third time was a charm for Scott Holt and Cameron. After falling in the first round the past two years, the Dragons jogged off the field in celebration with a 30-12 victory over Van in a West Virginia Class A contest Saturday night at Dragon Stadium. The Dragons’ next ...

Red Riders Cruise Past The Dots

POCA — Tabbed as one of the favorites in Class AA before the season started, veteran Weir coach Tony Filberto has been waiting for his team to live up to its potential all season. Saturday in the playoff opener, the No.12 seed Red Riders finally connected all the dots, dominating No. 5 ...

Shadyside’s Stewart Finishes in 7th Place

HEBRON — Chase Stewart is a motivated runner. Whether it was a summer run through Shadyside, a speed workout, a league meet or Saturday’s OHSAA State Cross Country Championship, the Tigers’ senior standout continually reverted back to the number ‘84.’ It was that number, his place ...

Bellaire No Match for the Johnnies

ZANESVILLE — Bellaire coach Mark Spigarelli knew full well what Johnstown-Monroe was capable of entering their Ohio Division V, Region 19 semifinal Saturday night. But as well as ‘Spig’ could forewarn his team of what to expect, actually getting a grip on it was something else. The ...

Steubenville Ousted by Hubbard

BOARDMAN — Ohio will have a new Division IV football champion thanks to a stellar effort by Hubbard on Saturday night inside Spartan Stadium. The third-seeded Eagles reeled off 20 unanswered points and rolled to a 34-16 victory over No. 2 Steubenville in a Region 13 semifinal. ...

St. Clairsville Is In Final Eight

ZANESVILLE — From sweet to elite. Such is the case for the St. Clairsville Red Devils. Utilizing a punishing running game and an impressive defensive performance, the Red Devils smothered Bloom-Carroll, 41-14, on Saturday night in an Ohio Division IV, Region 15 semifinal game at ...

Return of McGhee Sparks Central

WELLSBURG — The key, Mike Young said, was that Wheeling Central walked off the turf at Paul ‘Bud’ Billiard Field inside Brooke Memorial Stadium healthy. That was about the only thing the Maroon Knights (10-1) had to worry about Friday night. Curtis McGhee III returned from missing three ...

Park’s Season Comes to End

WHEELING — Wheeling Park and Parkersburg came down to another nail-biter, but the Patriots were unable to return the favor and stun the Big Reds. Instead, it was Parkersburg that advances to the quarterfinals of the W.Va. Class AAA playoffs with a 28-21 victory at Wheeling Island ...

Magnolia Beats Pendleton Co.

FRANKLIN — Every play is magnified in a game where there is less than ideal field conditions. That was certainly the case Friday night on a muddy field at Pendleton County but Magnolia made no excuses. Instead, the Blue Eagles made several game-changing plays and walked away with a 28-6 ...

Tigers Get Past Bearcats

ZANESVILLE — Shadyside’s second trip to the Ohio High School Athletic Association regional final in the last four seasons was nearly a repeat performance of 2014. Friday night at rainy and cold Sulsberger Memorial Stadium, the fourth-seeded Tigers put together a dominating all-around ...

Monarchs Ousted by Applemen

BUNKER HILL — Musselman got its first playoff win since 2012 and reached double-digit wins for the first time since 1999 with a 60-14 win over John Marshall on Friday in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs. Things looked like it might be a rough game for Musselman (10-1) at first when ...

Tyler Consolidated, Wheeling Central Clash at Brooke

WELLSBURG — Wheeling Central coach Mike Young has a message for all the Chicken Littles of West Virginia high school football: ‘‘the sky is not falling,’’ he said. The top-ranked Maroon Knights (9-1) open defense of their Class A title at 7:30 on Friday night on the turf of Paul ...

Wheeling Park, Parkersburg Will Meet Again In First Round

WHEELING — Wheeling Park coach Chris Daugherty and his then-unbeaten Wheeling Park football team traveled to Wood County for a Week 6 battle with Parkersburg that has to rank among one of the best games played in West Virginia in 2018. Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Wheeling Island Stadium ...

John Marshall Is Back in the Playoffs

INWOOD — After winning two games in a row to get back into the West Virginia Class AAA playoff hunt midway through the season, John Marshall must now shake off the effects of losing two of the last three with the post-season set to begin. Friday night the Monarchs (6-4) will hit the road to ...

Magnolia Enters Class A Playoffs Riding High

FRANKLIN — Magnolia enters the second season on a roll. The Blue Eagles have won six of their last s even games heading into the WVSSAC playoffs. The exclamation point of that streak came last Friday night when the New Martinsville-based squad topped reigning Class A champion Wheeling ...

Weir Has Battle With Poca Saturday in Class AA

WEIRTON — If Weir coach Tony Filberto’s observations become reality, Saturday’s first-round Class AA playoff game at 1:30 p.m. at Poca will be a thriller. That’s because Filberto likens the Dots to the East Liverpool team his Red Riders beat, 29-28, in come-from-behind fashion in the ...