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High School Sports

PREP ROUNDUP: Big Red Outlasts Bruins in OVAC Class 5A Matchup

STEUBENVILLE — Trailing by a goal with less than a minute to play, a Brooke player ripped a shot on goal from inside the box. However, Big Red goalie Lakyn Blackburn made the save, allowing No. 2 seed Big Red to record a 3-2 victory against No. 3 Brooke in an OVAC Class 5A tournament ...

Pair of Seniors Step Up for Central

WHEELING — Staring at 0-2, and its schedule not getting any easier, Wheeling Central needed someone to step up. And the Maroon Knights got exactly that in a big way Friday night against Shadyside. A pair of seniors, Jordan Waterhouse and Payton Marling made key plays in all facets of the ...

Tekely Leads JM Girls to Win

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Lauren Tekely carded a 48 to lead John Marshall (205) to victory over the Red Devils (224) on Monday at the Par-36 Belmont Hills Country Club. Lakyn Parker turned in a 50 for the Monarchs, while Bethany Schaber (53), Sydney Coss (54) and Payten Clark (54) also contributed ...

Lucas Steps Down as Beallsville Football Coach

BEALLSVILLE — When the Beallsville football team returns to the field on Friday, Oct. 9 against Racine Southern, there will be a new voice leading the Blue Devils. Head coach Rusty Lucas, who was in his second season as head coach, submitted his letter of resignation — effective ...

Wheeling Park Boys XC Team Off to Fast Start

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park boys cross country team has gotten off to a great start to the 2020 season. Three meets in, the Patriots have claimed the top spot in every invitational. They opened the season winning their annual Wheeling Park Fall Classic on Sept. 5 followed by a victory at ...

OVAC Soccer Pairings are Set

COVID-19 has struck the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference soccer playoffs, especially in Class 1A/3A and Class 5A as several West Virginia schools aren’t allowed to participate due to state restrictions. On the boys side of things, Wheeling Central (5-1-0) and University (2-0-0) would have ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Patriots Pocket Thrilling Victory

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park girls soccer team delivered an epic come-from-behind 4-3 win on Saturday over Buckhannon-Upshur in a contest that Coach Carrie Hanna said was “one of the most exciting Park games I’ve coached.” The Patriots erased a 2-0 deficit and rallied once again with ...

Central Picks Up First Win of Season

SHADYSIDE — After dropping its first two games, Wheeling Central needed some kind of spark. And the Maroon Knights seemed to find one. Jordan Waterhouse and Payton Marling combined for all of Wheeling Central’s touchdowns as it secured its first victory of the season with a 35-17 triumph ...

‘Action’ Jackson Sparks Patriots

HUNTINGTON — Action Jackson made an appearance at Huntington High on Friday night. It was a movie that Huntington coach Billy Seals had seen before, too. Wheeling Park’s Shadeed Jackson caught three touchdown passes in the first half to lead the Patriots to a 42-21 win over the ...

Kelley, Linsly Thump Weir, 42-7

WEIRTON — Linsly scored two quick touchdowns in the final 1:23 of the first half to blow open a close game and leave Weir wondering what hit it Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The final score was 42-7. The young Red Riders (0-3) were able to hang with the Cadets, who won their second ...

Bears Hold Off John Marshall

NEW MANCHESTER — Ted Arneault said John Marshall would be Oak Glen’s toughest test yet, and he was correct. The Golden Bears scored early and often, opened up a big lead and did enough to hang on for a 55-46 victory over a Monarchs team that would not go away Friday night at the Bear’s ...

River Tops Magnolia

HANNIBAL — For one quarter Friday night momentum meant everything to Magnolia, which outscored cross-river rival River 14-13 in the second chapter and trailed just 20-14 at halftime. But momentum can be a fickle thing and as quickly as Coach Dave “Doc” Chapman’s Blue Eagles gained it ...

St. Clairsville Cruises Past Ferry in Tonkovich’s Return

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For the first 13 minutes of Friday’s game against Martins Ferry, St. Clairsville had exactly zero first downs, a pair of three-and-outs and was staring up at a 6-0 deficit. It’s amazing how quickly the tide can turn. The Red Devils — the state’s top-ranked ...

Park Returns to Glory, Wins OVAC 5A Title

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park golf team and Brooke senior Ryan Bilby played Thursday afternoon like it was their last round of golf of the year. It quite possibly could have been with everyday in question due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Thursday at Oglebay’s Jones Course was all about ...

Linsly Golf Sits Atop OVAC 3A

WHEELING — All OVAC championships are cherished at the Linsly School. The golf crown the Cadets captured Thursday afternoon under ideal conditions at Oglebay Park’s Crispin Course will always rank extremely high on the list of the 18 the school now owns. And that’s for a myriad of ...

New Philadelphia Pounds Steubenville, 31-0

NEW PHILADELPHIA — A rare road appearance under the Thursday night lights just did not work out well for Big Red. New Philadelphia dominated play on both sides of the ball, scored points off three Big Red turnovers (the visitors turned it over five times in all) and rolled to a 31-0 victory ...

Zervos Nets 11 Goals in John Marshall Victory

SISTERSVILLE — Zara Zervos couldn’t be contained, slowed or stopped on Thursday night as she recorded 11 goals in a monster 12-0 victory for John Marshall over Tyler Consolidated. Williamstown 4, Linsly 1 WILLIAMSTOWN — Despite the setback to Williamstown, Payton Storch found the back ...

Wheeling Park Traveling to Huntington

HUNTINGTON — It’s been an interesting week for Wheeling Park coach Chris Daugherty. Wheeling Park was originally slated to visit University but due to Monongalia County still being in the red on the current COVID-19 map, the Hawks cannot be in action this week. With Ohio County’s ...

Cameron To Face Frontier

NEW MATAMORAS — A pair of teams that have been steamrolling their opposition will face off Friday night when Cameron travels across the Ohio river and heads south down Route 7 for a matchup of early season unbeatens with Frontier. Both Coach Tim Brown’s 2-0 record Dragons and Russ ...

Shadyside, Wheeling Central Set for Another Battle

SHADYSIDE — Every year when Wheeling Central and Shadyside take the field against each other, it’s almost guaranteed to be a battle. This year looks be no different. After starting the season 0-2, the Tigers captured their first win of the year after dismantling Magnolia 50-20, which also ...