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High School Sports

Wheeling Central Girls Hold Off Linsly

WHEELING — Coaches preach that “turnovers will kill you.” Wheeling Central used its pressure defense early and often Wednesday night on Coach Skip Prosser Court, forcing 15 Linsly turnovers in the first half — four less than the Cadets had points. Wheeling Central led 31-19 at the ...

Shadyside Tigers Outlast Magnolia Blue Eagles

SHADYSIDE — Like so many teams, Shadyside wants to play up tempo and get as many shots and possessions as it can during the course of a game. Magnolia, meanwhile, is the complete opposite. In the end Wednesday evening, Shadyside proved it can dance to more than one tune as it fought off ...

OVAC Mat Tourney Starts Tonight

WHEELING — They say change is for the better. As far as the OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament is concerned, we’ll just have to wait and see come Saturday. The annual three-day event begins tonight inside WesBanco Arena with wrestlers being seeded by a 7-person committee for the first time ...

Union Local Girls Down St. C., Improve to 16-0

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — All Stacey Agnew could do was grin and bear it. The veteran St. Clairsville girls’ basketball coach knew what his team was up against when unbeaten Union Local came walking onto John Jenkins Court, winners of their first 15 games, including a 19-point victory against his ...

Spielvogel Leads Martins Ferry Past Buckeye Local

MARTINS FERRY — Richella Spielvogel delivered 17 points to lead Martins Ferry past Buckeye Local. Shayla Schuster had 16 in the win and Maddie Ging turned in 15 for the Riders. Landyn Walker paced the Panthers with 11 points. Williamstown 91 Tyler Consolidated 34 SISTERSVILLE — Caleigh ...

Wheeling Central Goes Inside To Stymie Shadyside

WHEELING — Having a game plan is a necessity in any sport. Making it work to perfection is normally not that easy. Tuesday night state-ranked Wheeling Central’s game plan against visiting Shadyside was to get the ball inside to 6-foot-5 senior Clayton Abate as much as possible and to do ...

Hundred Earns Rare Victory Vs. Cameron

CAMERON — When it comes to high school sports, a huge victory can be something an athlete will remember for a long time, even when it’s during the regular season. The Hundred boys’ basketball team will certainly hold Tuesday’s game against Cameron a special place in their hearts. ...

Linsly Is Too Much for John Marshall

WHEELING — Linsly was at its defensive best Tuesday night, stymying visiting John Marshall by a 61-36 count at Stifel Fieldhouse. The Cadets of first-year coach Dave Wojcik limited the Monarchs to 33 percent shooting (15 of 45) while also controlling the boards in a wire-to-wire ...

Union Local Keeps Winning, Spoils Powell’s Big Night

BARNESVILLE — The atmosphere was unreal. The crowd was bonkers. Add in the fact that Cade Hannahs — a Class of 2019 Barnesville High School graduate — returned to the school for the first time since a serious injury in November. And, oh by the way, senior Luke Powell came into the ...

Indian Creek Downs Wheeling Park Girls In Battle of Unbeatens

WINTERSVILLE — Two unbeaten OVAC Class 5A powers put on a whale of a show Monday inside Indian Creek’s packed gymnasium. When the final curtain fell, Creek’s perfect record remained intact thanks to a thrilling 67-57 victory over Wheeling Park, West Virginia’s top-ranked Class AAA ...

Maroon Knights Rout Warriors

WHEELING — In a roller coaster type of season, the Wheeling Central girls basketball team was in need of a boost. It got one on Monday night as the Maroon Knights ran away with an 89-45 drubbing of visiting Trinity. Kaylee Reinbeau (6-foot-1) was a nightmare under the boards for the ...

Sophia Mikula Nets 1,000th Point as Weir Defeats John Marshall

WEIRTON — Stuck one point shy of a milestone for a couple of minutes, Sophia Mikula sent the Weir crowd into a frenzy every time she touched the ball early in the second quarter of Monday’s game. Three times the crowd was ready to erupt, just to sit back down after Mikula’s layup ...

Linsly Downs Brooke

WHEELING — Brinley Steen bucketed 15 points in leading Linsly past Brooke. Shadyside 45, River 27 HANNIBAL — Baylee Wach garnered 15 points and drained a trio of treys as Shadyside defeated River. Tyler Consolidated 34 Paden City 26 SISTERSVILLE — Caleigh Phillips’ 10 points ...

John Marshall Cheerleader Emilee Kettler Inks With West Liberty

John Marshall senior cheerleader Emilee Kettler recently signed her Letter of Intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at West Liberty University, joining the acrobatic and tumbling team. Kettler has been a member of the varsity cheerleading squad for four years and is currently ...

Wheeling Park Girls Stay Perfect, Beat John Marshall

WHEELING — Wheeling Park coach Ryan Young didn’t necessarily like his team’s defensive performance on Saturday night. However, the state’s top-ranked Patriots’ offense was right where it needed to be. Park (10-0) combined to drain nine 3-pointers as it earned a hard-fought 61-51 ...

Alex Vargo, Wheeling Park Patriots Rout John Marshall

WHEELING — Wheeling Park coach Michael Jebbia wanted to see his offense play more fluently on Saturday night. He found what he was looking for. His Patriots raced out to a 10-2 lead early, Alex Vargo scored a game-high 28 points and Travis Zimmerman added 18 as Park routed rival John ...

Wheeling Central Pulls Away From Linsly

WHEELING — Wheeling Central’s 13th Street gymnasium was filled to capacity Saturday night as the Maroon Knights welcomed city foe Linsly for the latest chapter in the long-standing and storied boys’ basketball rivalry. The fans who braved the raindrops to head into Skip Prosser Court ...