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High School Sports

VanSickle Lifts Park In Thriller Vs. Big Red

WHEELING — Coaches say all the time to be ready when you number is called. For Wheeling Park’s Dustin VanSickle, this couldn’t have been more true. Despite only playing the final four minutes Tuesday night against Steubenville, it was VanSickle who may have made the biggest ...

Central Runs By Cameron

CAMERON — It was not exactly a textbook first quarter for Wheeling Central. However, after a sloppy first eight minutes, the Maroon Knights were able to get back to their style of play as they scored 31 points in the second quarter to secure a victory Tuesday night over Cameron, 77-44. ...

Monarchs Hang On Vs. Bruins

WELLSBURG—In a game in which both visiting John Marshall and winless Brooke were missing key components for at least part of Tuesday night’s contest, the difference between winning and losing turned out to be a nearly 11-minute stretch of time between the second and third quarters. While ...

St. Clairsville Overpowers Indian Creek, 79-51

ST. CLAIRSVILLE—Just before the second half began, Ryan Clifford came to the scoring table to take a quick look at the scorebook. He was checking on personal fouls because, to hear him tell it, he “doesn’t care who scores the ball.” That was never really a concern against Indian ...

Ferry Tops UL, Kildow Nets 1,000th Point

Martins Ferry 60 Union Local 51 MARTINS FERRY — Cal Kildow scored his 1,000th-career point, but Union Local fell to Martins Ferry. Kildow led the Jets with 25 points while Elijah Baker netted 18. For the Purple Riders, Dasyn Hores and DeAndre Pugh both netted 16 points while Logan ...

Record Day For Red Devils, Patriots

WHEELING—The talent on the Wheeling Park and St. Clairsville girls 200 relay teams is extraordinary. Thanks to their coaches, those swimmers had the opportunity to put their skills to the test during Monday’s meet at Wheeling Park. “(St. Clairsville coach) Ernie (Banks) and I talked ...

Linsly Sweeps Martins Ferry

WHEELING — When two perennial powers come together for a swim meet, it will come as no surprise when a handful of events come down to the final stretch. That was exactly the case for Martins Ferry and Linsly on Monday night. Six races came down to one and half seconds or less, three of which ...

Flannery, River Rout Magnolia

HANNIBAL — Whenever River girls’ basketball is discussed, the conversation — rightfully so — usually begins with Lauren Flannery. The future Division II collegiate point guard is the engine that makes the Pilots go. It’s sometimes overlooked, however, that she’s surrounded by ...

Butler Key in UL Victory

MORRISTOWN — Sutherlynd Butler is a role player for Union Local. She is usually the one that does the little things that go unnoticed to the casual basketball fan. Monday night the 5-foot-8 senior came up clutch for the Jets. With her team ahead by a point near the midway point of the ...

Park Makes Quick Work Of Red Riders

WEIRTON — The Wheeling Park girls went on a big run midway through the first quarter and the first minute of the second and never looked back, downing Weir, 67-39, on Monday night inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. Coach Ryan Young’s club applied their superior quickness on defense, ...

Brooke’s Robey Eyes Return Trip to State Meet

WHEELING — The 500 freestyle is the longest event in swimming. While it will take the most time to finish, if Brooke’s Ethan Robey is participating, members of the audience may want to not take their eyes off the race, because with his speed in the pool, he will be on the final lap ...

Shaffer Steps Down as Park Duals Director

WHEELING — Steve Shaffer had a vision back in 1990. It’s safe to say it was 20/20. Shaffer, a high school wrestling aficionado, wanted to see youth wrestlers in the Ohio Valley get more matches than they would at most tournaments. So, he came up with an idea — the Wheeling Park Duals ...

Wojciks Back In Wheeling For the CRC

WHEELING — To get where you want to go in life, sometimes tough decisions and sacrifices have to be made. The Brothers Wojcik — Paxson and Denham — are prime examples. The sons of Wheeling Central graduate and current Michigan State assistant coach Doug Wojcik, Paxson and Denham ...

Wheeling Park Rolls To Last Man Standing Title

SHADYSIDE — The Wheeling Park wrestling team has two big weeks ahead of it with dual meets at Steubenville and Oak Glen before the 66th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck Tournament. First-year head coach Brian Leggett knew his Patriots needed some fine tuning before those ...