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High School Sports

John Marshall Looking To Upset Rival Wheeling Park

MOUNDSVILLE — Coach Chris Daugherty has watched his Wheeling Park football team turn heads all season long with what is quickly becoming a season to remember for the Patriots. Coming off another statement victory last Friday night over previously-unbeaten Parkersburg South, Park (7-2) will ...

Wheeling Central Will Host Magnolia

WHEELING — Adversity is something that teams, coaches and players deal with day in and day out in the world of sports. A pair of teams that have seen plenty of adversity during the 2019 high school football season will meet up Friday night at 7 p.m. on Bishop Schmitt Field on the campus of ...

Tough Slate Prepared Tigers for Playoff Opener

SHADYSIDE — Shadyside qualifying for the state football playoffs is becoming a staple of fall in Belmont County. By virtue of their 7-3 record against a very formidable schedule, the Tigers will be playing in the postseason for the 21st time come Saturday night. It will be their 15th ...

Wheeling Central Wins Third Straight Sectional Title

WEIRTON — The Madonna volleyball team came out swinging on its home court Wednesday relaxed, loose, aggressive and having fun. With the Blue Dons needing only three points for a first-set victory, Wheeling Central called a timeout. From that point on, the Maroon Knights stole all of ...

WLU Thumps WVU Tech

WEST LIBERTY — The Danny Irwin era at West Liberty couldn’t have had a better start Wednesday night. The nationally ranked Hilltoppers posted a convincing, 48-3, college wrestling rout of visiting WVU Tech before a nice-sized crowd inside the ASRC on the Ohio County hilltop. The ...

Paden City Wins Sectional

RITCHIE COUNTY — Paden City defeated Ritchie County in straight sets 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 to claim the West Virginia Class A Region One, Section Two championship in prep volleyball action Wednesday night at Ritchie County High School. Mallory Yeater paced the Wildcats with nine points, 12 ...

Wheeling Park Captures Sectional Crown

WHEELING — A season ago Wheeling Park’s volleyball team advanced to the West Virginia Class AAA Region One tournament as the sectional runner-up. Tuesday night Coach Samantha Gentle’s Patriots once again made it through the sectional, however, this time her Wheeling Park squad will ...

Maroon Knights Take Down Hornets

WEIRTON — Although every team in the Class A Region One, Section One volleyball tournament is below .500, Wheeling Central feels as though it deserved the top seed. The Maroon Knights proved why, at least for one night Tuesday during the semifinals. They cruised to a 25-4, 25-9, 25-11 ...

Blue Dons Vanquish Dragons

WEIRTON — With home-court advantage for the Class A Region One, Section One volleyball tournament, Madonna feels like it can win it all as the second seed, as long as it stays focused, plays loose and has fun. Before facing top-seed Wheeling Central tonight for the opportunity, first came ...

Magnolia Eliminated From Sectional Tourney

RITCHIE COUNTY — Magnolia dropped a pair of matches to Paden City and Ritchie County as the defending West Virginia Class A state champion was eliminated from the Region One, Section One tournament Tuesday night at West Virginia High School. After taking the first two sets, the Wildcats ...

Oak Glen Eyes State Soccer Title

NEW MANCHESTER – The Oak Glen girls’ soccer team returns to Beckley for the W.Va. State Soccer Tournament this week with a different feel than last year. Last year, the Golden Bears made the first trip in school history and it turned out to be a quick one, a 3-2 opening round loss to ...

Football Playoffs Start This Week in Ohio

WHEELILNG — This is the moment that every student who signed up to play high school football in Ohio has been waiting for. School hallways will be decorated with school spirit, pep rallies will motivate the fans and butterflies and pre-game jitters will be felt by everyone moments before ...

Committee To Decide Seedings for OVAC Wrestling Tourney

WHEELING — There’s an old adage that if something isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, that might be true most of the time, but some times change can be for the better. The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck wrestling tournament has been a staple of mid-January for the past ...

Magnolia Sweeps St. Marys, Ritchie In Sectional Play

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Kyndra Pilant led the charge as the Blue Eagles dominated St. Marys and Ritchie County each in straight sets. Pilant recorded 21 kills, 12 points, 11 digs and four aces against St. Marys and charted 26 kills, six digs, five points and four blocks against ...

Brooke’s Ryan Bilby Captains Third All-Valley Golf Team

The final putts have been made and the trophies have been hoisted. It was a season full of thrilling finishes, remarkable shots and clutch performances. With freshmen stepping up big for their teams and making a name for themselves, juniors standing out and winning championships and ...

Morgantown Nets Four Goals In Second Half to Stun Wheeling Park Girls

WHEELING — There is something about a 2-0 lead in soccer. Sometimes it can be too much to overcome. Sometimes it lights the perfect fire needed to play your best. Wheeling Park was the owner of that 2-0 lead heading into halftime of a W.Va. Class AAA Region One Final on Saturday at ...

Wheeling Park Boys Sees Their 20-Game Winning Streak End

WHEELING — Some losses hurt more than others. And for Wheeling Park, Saturday’s Class AAA Region One Final was one of them. Having not tasted defeat since the opening game at Hurricane, Wheeling Park reeled off 20 consecutive victories before that streak was snapped and at the worst ...

Martins Ferry Claims SPARKY; Defeats Bellaire, 23-12

BELLAIRE — When members of the Martins Ferry football team awoke Saturday morning, they discovered they had been eliminated from playoff contention. That didn’t stop the Purple Riders from keeping arch-rival Bellaire from hosting a playoff game in week 11. Martins Ferry used a balanced ...

Cameron Takes Down Bridgeport

MARTINS FERRY — Cameron concluded its regular season with a 33-22 victory over Bridgeport Saturday night at the chill-filled Dave Bruney Football Complex. Now the Dragons (7-3) will await their West Virginia SSAC Class A playoff fate. Senior Jessop Broughton passed for 232 yards and a pair ...