High School Sports

Wheeling Park Softball Secures Third Straight Victory, Downs Oak Glen

By ANDREW GRIMM For The Intelligencer NEW MANCHESTER — Wheeling Park coach Pat Durkin called starting pitcher Kacy Long a “tough girl” following Thursday night’s 8-3 win at a soggy Oak Glen softball field. She proved to be too tough for the Golden Bears, overcoming an early line ...

Hundred Baseball Returns 10 Lettermen for 2019 Season

HUNDRED — Coach Ron Dennis took over a Hundred baseball program that was steeped in losing with no home field. He enters Year 2 at the Hornets’ helm with a much brighter outlook. “I took over a program last year that had not won a game in five years. Our theme was a ‘New ...

Bonnie McGlumphy Now In Charge of Hundred Softball Program

By BUBBA KAPRAL HUNDRED — For the fourth consecutive year, the Hundred softball program has a new head coach. Bonnie McGlumphy is now in charge of the Hornets. Thelma Zirkle is the team’s new assistant. They replace head coach Lee Ann Snedden and long-time assistant Roger Tustin. The ...

Steve Myers Excited To Be Back at Alma Mater Wheeling Park to Coach Baseball

WHEELING — Steve Myers has been surrounded by great coaches his entire life. From coaching alongside the likes of West Liberty Hall of Famer Bo McConnaughy to Wheeling Park great Chad Stout, Myers has learned from the best. Now, it’s his turn. This offseason, Myers accepted the head ...

Wise Hurls John Marshall Softball Past Brooke

GLEN DALE — Pitching was the major question mark entering the season for the always-strong John Marshall softball team. Veteran coach Ed West had to replace a pair of hurling gems in Lauren Garcia and Carli Lightner from last year’s state runner-up squad. Sophomore Tessa Wise relieved ...

Weir Outslugs Linsly Softball, 14-5

WHEELING — After being no-hit in its last outing, all it took Weir was a couple of early seeing-eye hits to get the Red Riders going. The visitors (2-1) scored a trio of runs in each of the first three innings Wednesday night and Sophia Mikula’s fifth-inning grand slam capped a 14-5 ...

Oak Glen Offense Gets Going Against Madonna

NEW MANCHESTER — Through the first five games this season, the Oak Glen softball team has struggled producing runs offensively. The main reason the Golden Bears have been playing well is pitching, with Janaya Montgomery and Maddie McKay leading the way. Montgomery and McKay performed well ...

Weir Thumps Wheeling Central

WEIRTON — After a mercy rule loss to Linsly on Tuesday, the Weir baseball team came together during an early workout to get back on track. It worked, as the Red Riders bounced back and defeated Wheeling Central, 10-0, in five innings Wednesday evening at Edwin J. Bowman Field. “That ...

ROUNDUP: Park Softball Wins Second Straight Game

PARKERSBURG — Wheeling Park won its second game in a row on Wednesday with an 8-3 triumph over Parkersburg. Ashley Linder earned the win with a strikeout and two walks in a complete game effort. Kieran Johnson paced the Park (2-3) offense with two doubles and a RBI, while catcher Mahayla ...

Tyler Consolidated’s Griffin Phillips Earns Class A All-State Nod

CHARLESTON — Tyler Consolidated senior Griffin Phillips had quite a season to remember. In his final campaign at Tyler Consolidated, the seior posted remarkable numbers. Phillips averaged 23.1 points per game, 6 rebounds per game, 5.9 assists per game and 4.1 steals per game. Those ...

Linsly Baseball Topples Weir Red Riders, 10-0

WHEELING — Eli Petho threw a one-hitter and Linsly’s first seven batters reached base in a seven-run first thatpropelled the Cadets to a 10-0, five-inning high school baseball triumph against Weir on Tuesday afternoon at Holloway Field. An early-season battle of unbeatens quickly became a ...

Wheeling Central Baseball Downs Dons

WHEELING — The Maroon Knights (1-0) received three hits and a RBI from Mike Toepfer and a pair of hits and three RBI from Kyle Newmeyer as they doubled up Madonna (0-2), 6-3 on Tuesday night at the I-470 Complex. Cameron 2, Paden City 1 PADEN CITY — Travis Mickey earned the save in the ...

Bertell Takes Over Brooke Bruins’ Girls Tennis Team

WELLSBURG — Brooke’s girls’ tennis team will have a new leader with Carrie Bertell taking over for long-time coach Emily Beall, who has still been helping with the program through the month of March. Bertell will be taking over a program on the rise with a strong group of returning ...

State Champs Back For Brooke Track

WELLSBURG — Brooke track coach Paul Julio has a very inexperienced girls’ squad this season but a boys’ team with quality veteran leadership. While there may not be a lot of experience on the girls’ team Julio does have a returning W.Va. Class AAA state champion in junior long jumper ...

Valley Baseball Team Will Be Young

PINE GROVE — The Valley Lumberjacks have a green look this spring. First-year coach Sonny Conley has a major task at hand with an ultra-young baseball squad. The Lumberjacks have only three returning lettermen after losing eight seniors through graduation. To make matters even more ...

Valley Lumberjills Softball Team Could Make a Run

PINE GROVE — Quality over quantity. Valley softball coach Gary Partridge has a roster with just a dozen players. However, he is quite excited about his team’s potential. “Although our numbers are small, this team has the potential to make a strong run in the OVAC Class A ...

Oak Glen Freshman Madison McKay Fires No-Hitter Against Weir

WEIRTON — Oak Glen freshman Madison McKay delivered a masterful performance on Monday, striking out 16 Weir batters and allowing no hits. McKay also produced three hits and a run offensively, leading the Golden Bears to a 4-0 victory over the Red Riders Monday evening. “It was an ...