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High School Sports

Monarchs Advance To Sectional Title Game

MOUNDSVILLE — The final score didn’t matter to John Marshall girls’ coach Brock Melko on Wednesday night. All that he and his squad had in mind was winning. The Monarchs accomplished their goal in the form of a 58-38 triumph over Brooke in the Class AAA Region One, Section One semifinal ...

Seminoles Beat Bishops

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It is said that defense wins championships. It certainly helped propel Monroe Central to the Division IV district title game. The No. 4-seeded Seminoles trailed No. 9-seeded Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans, 29-27, at halftime Wednesday night at St. Clairsville. Coach Troy ...

Tusky Valley Stuns Union Local

CADIZ — A change of defenses by Tuscarawas Valley to start the second quarter proved to be the difference Wednesday night. Union Local had its way in the initial eight minutes of its Division III girls’ basketball district semifinal at Harrison Central High School, but the fourth-seeded ...

Beallsville Falls to Fort Frye in District Semifinal

CAMBRIDGE — Fort Frye tightened the screws early against Beallsville on Wednesday night. It was a grip the Blue Devils were never unable to unlock themselves from. Behind a nearly flawless shooting performance from the field in the first quarter, the Cadets raced out to a 15-point lead ...

Hiland Eliminates Martins Ferry

BYESVILLE — Sometimes the other team is simply better. Such was the case Wednesday evening at Meadowbrook High School. Martins Ferry, quite simply, knew it was up against more than a tall task when it took on Hiland, the state of Ohio’s top-ranked Division III team in a Eastern District ...

State Wrestling Tourney Gets Started Thursday

WHEELING — Seventy-six Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestlers will be going for gold when the 73rd annual West Virginia state wrestling tournament begins Thursday night inside Big Sandy Super Store Arena in Huntington. The three-day event starts at 6:30 p.m. with first-round matches in ...

Cameron Rallies Again

MOUNDSVILLE — During the opening minutes of Cameron’s West Virginia Class A Region One, Section One game against Madonna, Dragons coach Holly Pettit was experiencing some deja vu. In the OVAC Class 1A semifinals, the Blue Dons took an early 4-0 lead right after tipoff. This time around, the ...

Central Blows Past Valley

MOUNDSVILLE — One of the things that Wheeling Central coach Penn Kurtz wanted to do during Tuesday’s West Virginia Class A Region One, Section One semifinal was get off to a fast start. Mission accomplished. The Maroon Knights scored 11 of the game’s first 13 points and ended the first ...

Shadyside Ousts Caldwell in Rematch

SHADYSIDE — Caldwell rolled into Shadyside a year ago and eliminated the Tigers in Division IV sectional play. Fate often times rears its head in athletics, as the Tigers were presented with the opportunity to make amends for that postseason setback. Coach Ed Andes’ charges did just ...

Jets Keep Flying in Sectional

MORRISTOWN — Luke Merritt charted 22 points to push Union Local past Buckeye Local 76-52 on Tuesday night in Division III sectional action. Zach Bateman turned in 21 points, while Nathan Meyer and Andrew Martin netted 13 and 10 points, respectively. Cameron Grabits garnered 13 for the ...

Weir Gets Past Brooke in Boys’ Basketball

WELLSBURG — Weir used its speed and athleticism to run out to a big lead through the first three and a half quarters and then found themselves in a battle late in the fourth quarter before pulling out an 86-79 win Monday night over Brooke inside the Brooke Wellness Center. The Red Riders ...

Shadyside’s Andes To Receive Two Awards At State Tournament

By BUBBA KAPRAL Executive Sports Editor SHADYSIDE - He is the face of Shadyside High basketball. Now he is being rewarded for his dedication and success at his alma mater. Ed Andes is the unquestioned finest player ever to suit up for the Tigers. He is also the winningest coach in school ...

Wheeling Park Rallies To Take Down Preston

WHEELING — It was Athletic Hall of Fame Night at The Palace on the Hill Saturday. Keeping with that theme for the evening, Wheeling Park senior Alex Vargo delivered his own personal hall of fame performance. The Patriots found themselves on the short end of a 34-27 halftime reading to ...

Huck, Depew to Coach 75th Rudy Mumley All-Star Game

WHEELIN — The planning for the 75th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Classic is well under way. While the rosters will be finalized — and announced — soon, game director Dirk Fitch has received commitments from the coaching staffs for the game, which will be played on Saturday, ...

Shadyside’s Season Comes to an End in Girls Basketball

SHADYSIDE — What was expected to be a season to remember in Shadyside ended in disappointment Saturday afternoon. After advancing to the Division IV State Tournament in 2019, the Tigers saw their season come to a close on their home floor in a Division IV sectional co-final to Zanesville ...

Martins Ferry Advances to East District Semifinals

SUGARCREEK — Guard play dictates a lot of what goes on in a basketball game, moreso on thehigh school level. That was certainly the case Saturday afternoon as Martins Ferry’s senior tandem of Shayla Schuster and Madison Ging led the Purple Riders to the Division III East District ...

Union Local Girls Defeat Morgan

MORRISTOWN — Union Local started the third quarter with three straight turnovers. Not what Coach Rob Barr wanted to see with his young team clinging to a five-point lead. But what started with turnovers ended with the cutting of nets as the Jets quickly course corrected and took care of a ...

PREP AND COLLEGE ROUDNUP: Linsly’s Taylor Nets 42 in Win

It was a senior night that Marshall Taylor will remember for the rest of his life. Taylor scored a game-high 42 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Linsly secure a 76-54 victory over Weir on prep boys’ basketball action Saturday night. Caleb Murray scored 12 points for the Cadets while ...