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High School Sports

Oak Glen Cruises By Harrison

NEW MANCHESTER— A hat trick by Reece Enochs, two goals from Maggie Kovalcik and a six-goal advantage would make a great game for the Oak Glen girls soccer team. On Tuesday, the Golden Bears accomplished that in the first seven minutes. They rode that momentum to a 12-1 victory over Harrison ...

Park Claims 2nd Straight Regional

WEIRTON—Suspense, heartbreak and jubilation. All of those emotions were felt towards the end of a rainy West Virginia Class AAA High School Golf Regional Tournament at the Williams Golf and Country Club on Monday. When the smoke settled and the scores were all accounted for, it was Wheeling ...

Patriots Are Lighting Up Scoreboard

WHEELING — When Wheeling Park steps on the field, one thing is for certain: points are going to scored. The Patriots haven’t been shy to light up the scoreboard this year as they have averaged just over 50 points per contest in their first four games. They put up 66 against Brooke, 34 ...

Cadets Beat Knights in Boys Soccer, 3-1

WHEELING — The old saying goes that the only things that are for sure in life are death and taxes. It’s almost time to add a third event to that list, Linsly and Steubenville Central meeting in the Class A/AA championship game of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference boys’ soccer ...

JM’s Zervos Is The Ultimate Competitor

GLEN DALE—Zara Zervos’ skills speak for themselves but it’s what she does behind the scenes that makes her the ultimate competitor. The John Marshall sophomore is a star on both the Monarchs’ soccer and cross country teams this fall, while also turning in one of the top Grade Point ...

Shadyside’s Stewart Claims John Marshall Invite

WHEELING—The first cross country race at Sherrard Middle School provided plenty of challenges for its runners. Through the mud, bees and course changes, Shadyside’s Chase Stewart and Parkersburg South’s Abby Herring made it through the wilderness to emerge victorious in their respective ...

Bellaire Improves to 5-0 With Rout of Buckeye Local

BELLAIRE — For those that had an idea Bellaire would look past Buckeye Local Saturday afternoon, think again. The Big Reds improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2006, mainly because of an early outburst that led to a 27-0 lead less than 8 minutes into the contest. The end result was a ...

Kirby Scores Three Times in Weir Victory

PETERSBURG — Weir bounced back from a disappointing loss to Keyser last week with a 25-15 victory over previously unbeaten Petersburg on Saturday The game was played in perfect football weather on the Vikings’ field in the mountains of eastern West Virginia. Donavan Kirby, who gained 178 ...

Field Is Set for OVAC Soccer Tournament

The annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference soccer championships will begin Monday and continue through the finals on Saturday. The boys and girls fields are broken down to the top four teams in each Class 1A-3A, Class 4A and Class 5A. Semifinal matches will take place Monday, Tuesday, ...

Cameron Shuts Down Madonna

CAMERON — There were an even 100 yards worth of penalties and the offense struggled to sustain drives. Cameron’s Scott Holt had to find something to coach up next week. The Dragons’ swarming defense limited Madonna (3-2) to 110 yards and forced six turnovers — five interceptions — ...

Central Flexes Muscle

WHEELING — While the billing was correct, West Virginia Class A top-ranked Wheeling Central hosting No. 3 ranked Fayetteville, the competition for the powerful Maroon Knights was much of the same it has been through four games — not up to par. Junior quarterback Curtis McGhee III threw a ...

Linsly Suffers Its First Loss

MORGANTOWN — The matchup of Linsly and Morgantown was expected to be one of the premier games in the OVAC this season. It certainly lived up to the hype — and then some — Friday night at Pony Lewis Field inside warm and humid JW Ruby Stadium at Morgantown High School. The Cadets and ...

Patriots Clobber Bobcats

CAMBRIDGE — Wheeling Park lit up the scoreboard again Friday night. Alex Dunlevy threw four touchdown passes and Kenya Robinson had another standout game at tailback racking up 194 yards and a score as the Patriots defeated Cambridge, 56-29, at McFarland Stadium. The Patriots scored every ...

JM Falls to Parkersburg South

MOUNDSVILLE — Deja vu all over again. Six days after a beatdown at Bellaire, things got no better for John Marshall on Friday night at Monarch Stadium. The homestanding and banged-up Monarchs ran into their second straight buzz-saw, this one in the form of Parkersburg South. The Wood ...

Steubenville Scores at Will in Rout of USO

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville won on the scoreboard, 35-8, over Pittsburgh USO on Friday night, but it was Mother Nature that ultimately won out as the two teams never took the field for the second half because of heavy rain and lightning at Harding Stadium. Big Red, which scored at will on ...

Robinson, OVAC Soccer Director, Dies at Age 70

The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Soccer Championships unfold this week. They’ll go on, unfortunately, without their director. Chuck Robinson, who took over as OVAC Soccer Director in 2003, died Thursday after a brief illness at the age of 70. “I am still stunned and in shock,” ...

Kolb, St. C. Edge Creek

WINTERSVILLE — Not even Mother Nature’s combination of lightning and heavy rains could stop St. Clairsville from reaching the midway point of the high school football season with a perfect 5-0 mark. In a game delayed by lightning for a little more than two hours, St. Clairsville held off ...

Paden City Earns First Victory, Beats Hundred

PADEN CITY — The rain falling on Berger Field following Friday night’s game was cool and refreshing for coach Brent Croasmun and his Paden City Wildcats. Paden City pocketed its first victory, beating Hundred by a 42-12 count as the rain helped wash away a seven-game losing ...

Union Local Snaps Two-Game Skid

WARREN —Union Local snapped a two-game losing streak behind the arm and legs of quarterback Cal Kildow as the Jets went on the road and topped Warren, 19-13, in Friday night action. Kildow rushed 28 times for 144 yards and a touchdown, while throwing for 80 yards and an 11-yard score to ...

Indian Creek Gets By John Marshall

GLEN DALE — When it comes to soccer the first goal can change the course of the game. However, when a team goes up 2-0, it’s very difficult to squander a lead. Indian Creek experienced that against John Marshall Thursday night. The Redskins scored two goals in the final nine minutes of the ...