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High School Sports

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 ...

Warwood Viking Teammates Revisit 1967 State Championship

WARWOOD — Sports often times yield lifetime memories. The Warwood Vikings captured the 1967 Class AA state basketball championship. Although 52 years have passed, that lofty accomplishment remains freshly affixed in the memory banks of the five starters on that team. Bill Kennedy, Greg ...

Weir Softball Cruises to Victory Over Fairmont Senior

WEIRTON — The master and the apprentice teamed up to inflict a lot of damage. Senior Liv Rosnick and freshman Chesney Tice combined for three extra-base hits and seven RBIs while striking out seven, leading the Weir softball team to a 12-2 victory against Fairmont Senior Saturday ...

1940’s-50’s Trio To Be Inducted Into OVAC Hall of Fame

Three honored multi-sport prep athletes who excelled beyond high school will be inducted at the 16th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, August 17 at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. Honorees from the 1950’s Decade are George Deiderich of Toronto High School ...

Parkersburg South’s Amos Wins Robert Dutton Award

PARKERSBURG — Olympic aspirations naturally elevate athletes onto higher planes of performance. Limits are pushed and boundaries broken on one’s rise to an elite existence. If you multiply this factor by Parkersburg South 220-pound wrestler Braxton Amos’ talent and insatiable will to ...

Wheeling Park Baseball Sweeps Double Header Over Parkersburg South

PARKERSBURG — Wheeling Park made up for the long offseason with an extra-inning win in its season opener, part of a double-header sweep of Parkersburg South. Starting pitcher Ben Taylor tossed four frames with five strikeouts and no walks and Trevor Thomas earned the win in extras with two ...

Wheeling Central’s Quest For Repeat Falls Short

CHARLESTON – Any coach will tell you, when you get to Charleston for the state tournament, seeds are just numbers. Every team that makes it to this point is a good team. Parkersburg Catholic is doing its best to prove that notion. Despite being seeded No. 6, the Crusaders opened the ...

Shadyside Lady Tigers’ Run Ends At State Semifinals

COLUMBUS — The cliche that ‘all good things must come to an end’ reared its ugly head once again Friday afternoon. The Shadyside basketball team dealt with the cruel reality against Ottoville inside the Jerome Schottenstein Center in their Division IV state semifinal game on the Ohio ...

Linsly Baseball Starts Season on High Note, Dominates Madonna

WEIRTON — Linsly rode the strong right arm of sophomore pitcher Kobe Hill and a big 15-run third inning to down Madonna, 19-2, in the mutual opening baseball game of the season Friday evening at Edward Bowman Field. Blue Don sophomore Dom Brncic made it through the first two innings, giving ...

Tyler Consolidated Softball and Baseball Earn Wins

SISTERSVILLE — The Tyler Consolidated softball team couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season. The Silver Knights (2-0) opened by sweeping Wirt County in a double header by scores of 10-2 and 16-0 on Friday. JoLee Walton picked up the first win with six strikeouts, while Alli ...

Change Could Be Coming To State Basketball Tournaments

CHARLESTON — As the action picks up at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center this week with the boys’ basketball state tournament, there is as much chatter about what could possibly be happening off the court as what is happening on it. That is because a vote will be held April 2 ...

Kazmirski Tosses No-Hitter in Brooke’s Softball Opener

WELLSBURG — Brooke’s Rachel Kazmirski was on cruise control for a good bit of the game, and though she did experience a few speed bumps along the way, the Bruins junior ace shut down Oak Glen. Kazmirski struck out 13, collected two assists and caught a pop-up bunt en route to pitching a ...

Wheeling Central Boys Begins State Title Defense With Rout of Williamstown

CHARLESTON – Williamstown coach Scott Sauro felt his best chance to beat Wheeling Central was with a deliberate offense. And for the first few minutes, it worked well. But it is hard to keep a talented offense like No. 2 Wheeling Central off the board no matter how much you want to slow ...

Steubenville Falls to Sheridan in Athens

ATHENS — Steubenville’s group of nine seniors gave Big Red fans a memorable ride for four years. That ride came to an end Wednesday evening inside Ohio University’s Convocation Center, as a slow start cost Big Red, ending its season with a 69-43 loss to Sheridan in the Division II, ...