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High School Sports

Ohio All-Stars

Pictured are the George Kovalick Baseball All-Stars from Ohio. Front row, from left, Noah West (Beaver Local), Gabe Rejonis (Bellaire), Johnny Marelli (Buckeye Local), Dalton Cresap (Edison), Tristen Haught (Edison), Connor Hyndman (Edison), Logan Elliott (Harrison Central), JR Heavilin ...

Krol Steps Down At Bridgeport

WOLFHURST — Cold reality has set in for Gary Krol. Krol possesses a great offensive football mind. He also needs a full-time job. The former Martins Ferry High quarterback served as Bridgeport’s head grid boss last fall, leading the Bulldogs to a 3-7 record while piling up some ...

Park Looks to Bring Title Back to Wheeling

WHEELING—The 2018 Wheeling Park baseball team has an opportunity to accomplish a feat that no other team in school history has achieved. The Patriots (20-6) are heading to their fourth state tournament in the last five years, but a win in the Class AAA state semifinals on Thursday in ...

Central Aiming for State Title

WHEELING—Last season’s unexpected ending did not sit well with Coach Bo McConnaughy and his Wheeling Central baseball team, but they are aiming to finish the job this year. The Maroon Knights fell in the opening round of the state tournament a year ago to eventual champion Charleston ...

OVAC Athletes Show Off Their Baseball Skills

WHEELING — The 10th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Baseball Showcase was held Tuesday at the I-470 Fields at the J.B. Chambers Complex. A large number of players showcased their skills in front of college coaches and a handful of high school coaches in five different areas. OVAC ...

W.Va. All-Stars

Shown are OVAC Tom Bechtel Softball All Stars from West Virginia. Front row, from left, are Halei Johnson (University), Krissa Lusk (Brooke), Madi Miller (Wheeling Park), Marissa Garlitz (Wheeling Central), Yasmine Colebank (University), Riley Bennington (Wheeling Central) and Lauren Garcia ...

Ohio All-Stars

Shown are the OVAC Tom Bechtel Softball All Stars from Ohio. Front row, from left, are Lexie Weisend (Caldwell), Maddy Vickers (St. Clairsville), De’Asia Burney (Bellaire), Gina Fogle (Toronto), Amaya Smith (St. Clairsville) and Kaitlin Weaver (Shadyside). Middle row: Kameron Dulesky ...

Weir’s Rosnick Named All-State

By RYAN PRITT Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON — Weir claimed a sectional championship this season, but ran into a solid Petersburg squad that denied the Red Riders a chance at the state tournament. Weir will look to take that next step next year and one reason for the optimism will ...

Barrows Brothers Leaving Their Mark at Magnolia

NEW MARTINSVILLE — It’s no secret that the upper Ohio Valley has been seeing double in many schools these past few years. It just so happens that another pair of twins has been making some noise at Magnolia High School recently. After last Saturday during the West Virginia state track ...

Wheeling Central’s Bennington Picked As Captain of Class A Team

WHEELING — Two clutch home runs. A school-record 23 strikeouts in one game. A five-inning shutout to clinch a third straight state championship. Riley Bennington’s final days as a member of the Wheeling Central softball program cemented her legacy as one of the best in school ...

North Gets Past South In EOBL

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The hot summer sun was shining brightly on the Memorial Park diamond Monday, but some two-out lightning in the bottom of the sixth lifted the North to a 5-3 nod over the South in the annual East Ohio Baseball League Kyle Rose All-Star Game. Through five at-bats, the North ...

Several Local Athletes Qualify to State Meet

NEW CONCORD — State bound! Such is the battle cry for several area thinclads following the completion of the Division II Regional Championhip Meet, which concluded Saturday afternoon at Muskingum University’s McConagha Stadium. Bellaire, Buckeye Local, Edison, Indian Creek, St. ...

WVU Sports Hall of Fame Class Selected

MORGANTOWN - Eleven outstanding contributors to Mountaineer athletics make up the 28th class of honorees in the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, announced today by Director of Athletics Shane Lyons. The 2018 class includes Tom Keane (football), Kate Bulger (women’s ...

Bellaire’s Dunfee Leads Georgia Team to State Title

BELLAIRE — Baseball has been a major part of Mike Dunfee’s life. After a couple of near misses, the 1993 Bellaire graduate has reached the pinnacle in the diamond sport. Dunfee is head baseball coach at Gordon Lee High School in Chickamauga, Ga. The Trojans last week pocketed the Class A ...

Steubenville Falls In Regional Title Game

ATHENS — One big inning was enough to get Steubenville to the Region 7 Final, but another big inning was not enough for Big Red Friday evening at Trautwein Field inside Bob Wren Stadium. Circleville jumped out to a six-run lead, regained composure after Steubenville got within two with a ...

Weir’s Magic Runs Out

SHORT GAP—The Weir High baseball team’s impressive postseason run came to an end Friday afternoon, falling 11-1 to Frankfort in five innings in the Class AA Region 1 finale. Frankfort’s Zack Whitacre yielded just three hits on the mound and was backed by great defense, and the offense ...

Yoder Named Ferry Football Coach

MARTINS FERRY — The purple torch has been passed. Legendary Dave Bruney announced he was stepping down as Martins Ferry’s head football coach two weeks ago, a position he held with great success for 39 years. One of his former stars has been tapped to fill his shoes. The Martins Ferry ...

Kropka Resigns At Harrison

CADIZ — Justin Kropka called proposing to his wife, Trina, the easiest decision he ever made. He’s now officially made the toughest decision of his life, too. Kropka — after 13 seasons at the helm — resigned as head football coach at Harrison Central. He submitted his letter to ...

Wheeling Central Completes the 3-Peat

VIENNA — The three-peat is complete for the Wheeling Central Maroon Knights. Less than 24 hours after Wheeling Central survived an extra inning first-round matchup against Moorefield, the Maroon Knights left little doubt about this one. Riley Bennington picked up where she left off, ...

JM State Runner-Up To Hurricane

VIENNA — John Marshall coach Ed West shook his head and wondered aloud. How many championships would his outgoing senior class have if it didn’t compete during the Hurricane dynasty? “Probably at least a couple,” West mused. Alas, John Marshall (31-3) has to settle for second place ...