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High School Sports

Tracks Closed To The Public

MARTINS FERRY — When the Ohio High School Athletic Association issued its edict last week about sports and practices being shutdown throughout the Buckeye State during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic it included all athletic facilities. That didn’t just apply to prep ...

State Tournament Berths Yield Frustration, Hope

WHEELING — “All dressed up and no place to go.” That was the theme that shrouded the United States Olympic Team in 1980. It come to fruition when then-President Jimmy Carter ordered a boycott of the Moscow Games to protest the late 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. In total, 65 ...

Jack Regis Headed To Ohio Mat Officials HOF

MARTINS FERRY — Being in the right place at the right time turned into a hall of fame career for a city resident. Jack Regis just happened to stop by the Martins Ferry Open wrestling tournament back in 1992 to see how things were going. Twenty-eight years later, he’s joined an elite group ...

Wheeling Park’s Vincent Diprosperis Signs With West Liberty

Wheeling Park cross country and track standout Vincent Diprosperis has chosen to continue his academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. He has committed to West Liberty University, where he plans on majoring in athletic training. In cross country, Diprosperis is a two time ...

Weir’s Jericho Givens Will be a Hilltopper

Weir’s Jericho Givens has signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at West Liberty University. He will major in business finance. Givens, a standout soccer player for the Red Riders has received a handful of honors including second team all-state, First ...

Bopp, DiBetta, Bolinger, Kuttan Captain Fourth All-Valley Swim Team

The swim season concluded just in the nick of time. There were plenty of records broken and the Fourth All-Valley Swim Team includes three state champions and a state runner-up. This year’s team dominated the OVAC competition with a strong group of veteran seniors, along with several ...

Ralph Anastasio, Tom Bloom To Be Inducted In OVAC Hall of Fame

Two multi-sport prep athletes who excelled as college football players will be enshrined at the 17th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, August 15 at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. Honored by the 1950’s Decade are Ralph Anastasio from Follansbee High ...

Spring Sports In W.Va. Suspended

WHEELING — All high school spring sports and after school extracurricular activities in West Virginia have been postponed until at least April 10. At that point, the start of the season will be re-evaluated. The shutdown also includes all practices for baseball, softball, track, tennis ...

Ohio Spring Sports Season Is in Limbo

Ohio High School sports are in a holding pattern. Just a little more than an hour after OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced the Ohio State basketball and wrestling tournaments as well as the ice hockey championships were postponed, Governor Mike DeWine announced that all K-12 ...

Maroon Knights Fall to Titans In West Virginia Class A State Quarterfinals

CHARLESTON — If a young Gilmer County team was nervous playing in its first state tournament game, there were no signs Thursday morning in a 75-63 Class A state quarterfinal win over sixth-seeded Wheeling Central. Even after watching its early 12-6 lead evaporate in a 15-4 second-quarter ...

W.Va. State Hoops Tournaments Suspended

CHARLESTON — Just one day after West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Executive Director Bernie Dolan said that the state basketball tournaments would proceed as planned, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice reversed course. Justice held a press conference at the Capitol ...

Wheeling Park’s Xavier Morris Inks With Bethany

Wheeling Park’s Xavier Morris recently signed to continue his football and academic careers at Bethany College. Morris was a three-year letter winner for the Wheeling Park football and basketball teams. Morris is flanked by his parents, Darold Morris and Beth Garrett. Back row is Wheeling ...

Loughery to Become a Bison

Wheeling Central senior Scottie Loughery has signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and lacrosse careers with Bethany College. Loughery is a member of Corpus Christi Parish. In addition to his rigorous athletic schedule, he has volunteered for the CCHS Canned Food Drive, the CCHS ...

Wheeling Central Is State Bound

WHEELING - Championship teams are able to make the plays when the game is on the line. Wheeling Central did just that Wednesday night, displaying unwavering poise in the final minutes to pull out a hard-earned 71-67 win over a quality St. Marys squad on Skip Prosser Court before a large and ...

Blue Eagles Headed Back to Charleston

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Magnolia boys’ basketball team left its heart on its home court Wednesday night but took the nets with them. After watching a 13-point halftime lead dwindle to a deadlocked dual in the fourth quarter, the Blue Eagles showed the grit of a champion and pulled off a ...

Park Punches Ticket To State Tournament

WHEELING — With a state tournament berth possibly slipping away, Wheeling Park’s Alex Vargo and D.J Saunders took matters into their talented hands in the final minute Tuesday night at The Palace on the Hill. Morgantown battled back from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to gain its first ...

Wheeling Central Girls Returning To Charleston

WHEELING — Qualifying for the state basketball tournament never gets old. Just ask Penn Kurtz. He knows that feeling better than about anyone. The ultra-successful Kurtz is in his 28th campaign as Wheeling Central’s head girls’ basketball coach. Amazingly, this season marks the 25th ...

Fogle Heading to Fairmont State

Martins Ferry senior Kayla Fogle signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and swimming careers at Fairmont State University. She’s flanked in front, by her parents Stephanie and Jim Fogle. Standing, from left, are Kim Appolloni, head track coach Greg Steele, high school ...

Nolan Signs To Play at Wheeling U.

Shown signing his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football careers at Wheeling University is Bellaire’s Chase Nolan. The three-year starter for the Big Reds was an All-Ohio selection at defensive tackle as a senior. He was also a first team All-OVAC, all-district and ...

Local Wrestlers Reach State

HEATH — At this point in the high school season, every wrestler has put in a ton of work in hopes of getting to the 83rd annual Ohio state tournament. Martins Ferry’s Richard McFarland (195) and Barnesville’s Griffen Stephen (113) had to work a little extra in earning championships ...