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High School Sports

Tigers Top Cadets To Stay Perfect

WHEELING—With sophomore sharpshooter Baylee Wach, Shadyside’s leading scorer, shut out in the first half and the Tigers having loads of difficulties rebounding and taking advantage of Linsly turnovers, Coach Serge Gentile’s squad found themselves in a dogfight against the homestanding ...

Bears Beat Weir

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen girls basketball coach Scott Wiley knew visiting Weir would provide his Golden Bears a physical challenge. After overcoming a slow start, Oak Glen was up to the task, taking over in the fourth quarter to claim a 52-44 victory over the rival Red Riders. “We ...

Bellaire Upends St. Clairsville

BELLAIRE—Even when good basketball teams don’t play their best, they still find ways to come out on top. Bellaire did just that Monday night in girls’ action inside the ‘House of Champions’ on Guernsey Street. The Lady Reds (4-0) relied on the veteran leadership as they shot just 44 ...

Short-Handed Patriots Trim Parkersburg South

WHEELING — Facing perennial power Parkersburg South is a tall task anytime. Taking on the defending OVAC 5A champions without your star point guard is a monumental challenge. Wheeling Park, receiving positive contributions from every player who stepped on the floor, was equal to its acid ...

Park’s Bittner, McWhorter Named First Team All-State

HUNTINGTON — During the 2018 season, Wheeling Park put up some eye-popping stats. In nine games this season, the Patriots generated more than 30 points. The offensive line certainly was the key piece to the puzzle and leading the attack was senior offensive lineman Tristen Bittner. A ...

Magnolia Girls Defeat Linsly

WHEELING — An early season showdown between Linsly and Magnolia came down to the final minute on Saturday. The difference proved to be the size and experience of the Blue Eagles, who notched a 44-39 victory over the Cadets inside the Stifel Field House. Six-foot junior Kyndra Pilant and ...

Park Cheerleading Secures State Title

The Wheeling Park cheerleading team claimed the Class AAA title at the WVSSAC State Cheer Competition on Saturday. This is the fourth time in the last five years that the Patriots have secured the hardware. Wheeling Park tallied a three-peat from 2014-2016. The Patriot squad includes, front ...

Stein Relishes State Football Championship

WHEELING — Kurt Stein had a vision nine years ago — that being coaching a state football championship team. That is a lofty dream anywhere. But when you are building a program from ground zero such hopes may seem nonsensical. The Wheeling Central product was hired in 2010 as head ...

Park Wrestling Gets 2nd At Doan Ford Invitational

BARNESVILLE — Wheeling Park and Indian Valley were locked in a two-team race for the team title as the 49th annual Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational wrestling tournament entered the championship finals Saturday night in western Belmont County. The Patriots trailed by three points and had ...

Linsly Secures Victory Over Shadyside, 60-38

WHEELING — Coming off a five-point season-opening loss Thursday night against Tyler Consolidated, Linsly jumped on Shadyside early Friday and with junior guard Marshall Taylor leading the way, grabbed a wire-to-wire victory. Taylor scored a game-high 21 points, including four 3-pointers, ...

St. Clairsville Hits Century Mark in Win

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s difficult to imagine that even Ryan Clifford ever envisioned his first game as the head coach of the St. Clairsville Red Devils going quite this well. It doesn’t matter the aspect of the game in which Clifford examined. His team was far superior than Brooke and ...

Martins Ferry Boys Defeat Union Local

MORRISTOWN — Through all of the ups and downs and ebbs and flows of Friday night’s Buckeye 8 battle between Martins Ferry and Union Local, Derek Edwards’ message to his team was constant — “Just keep playing.” In the end, the Purple Riders’ nose-to-the-grindstone attitude paid ...

Cameron Roughs Up Hundred To Improve to a Perfect 2-0

CAMERON — The season is young and so is the Cameron basketball team, but Thursday night Ccoach Tom Hart saw glimpses of what he hopes his youthful squad will grow into. The Dragons took control early and rolled to a 76-51 victory over Hundred inside the Cameron Gymnasium. Four Dragons ...

Harrison Central Girls Exorcise Demons at Union Local

MORRISTOWN — ‘The Hangar’ inside Union Local High School is regarded as a tough gymnasium for visiting basketball teams — boys or girls — to play in. Harrison Central girls’ coach Nick Yourkovich knows that at too well. “This place has been a personal ‘House of Horrors’ for ...

Steubenville Stops Rival Weir Girls

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville girls’ basketball coach Jeff Lombardo was concerned that his team had trouble finishing in its first two games of the season, both ending in defeat. Thursday night, however, his club out-scored Weir by five points in the fourth quarter and pocketed its first ...

St. Clairsville Girls Find A Way to Get Past Ferry, 40-29

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The girls’ basketball season is a marathon, not a sprint. While Thursday night’s 40-29 victory against Martins Ferry might not have earned St. Clairsville any style points from its head coach, Stacey Agnew was pleased with the effort and knows it will take his team a ...

Shadyside Takes Down Central

SHADYSIDE — Serge Gentile is a realist as it pertains to the basketball season and knows one game out of 22 won’t define a season, regardless of the outcome. But, at the same time, the Shadyside girls’ basketball coach realizes some wins tend to carry more weight than others in terms of ...

Trio of Red Riders Named First Team All-State

CLARKSBURG—Coach Tony Filberto and his Red Riders gave the Weirton community a thrilling ride through the postseason, coming just one game shy of the state championship. Despite falling to eventual state champion Fairmont Senior in the semifnals, there is still plenty for Filberto’s ...

Linsly Boys And Girls Swim to Win

WHEELING — Two Linsly girls swam their way to victory in multiple individual events while the boys team also impressed as Bill Brubaker’s squads secured victories Tuesday night against Brooke, Bridgeport and St. John. The Cadet girls came away with a first place finish in eight out of 11 ...

Beallsville Spoils Return of St. John’s

BELLAIRE—Boys’ basketball is back at St. John Central. The Fighting Irish hoops program was put in dry dock last year due to a lack of numbers. St. John’s launched its comeback campaign Tuesday night, but it was Beallsville doing the celebrating as the Blue Devils rolled to an ...