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High School Sports

Sisinni Officially Named New Weir Football Coach

WEIRTON — Frank Sisinni always wanted to be a high school head football coach ever since his father coached him in Pee Wee football. And, Sisinni could not have asked for a better situation at a better time in a better place. He was officially hired as the new Weir High football coach with ...

Ohio County Schools Wins Denny Magruder Distinguished Service Award

Due to a willingness to serve the youth of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference in many aspects by providing both facilities and personnel over the years, the Ohio County Schools have been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Denny Magruder Distinguished Service Award by the OVAC Hall of Fame ...

OVAC Hall of Fame Adds Five Legends

Five highly honored prep athletes who competed at the major college level will be honored in the 16th class of Legends of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference schools. The five Legends selections will be feted at the 17th annual OVAC Hall of Fame banquet in Saturday, August 15 at WesBanco Arena in ...

Bruney Not Allowing Pandemic to Slow WU Program Building

WHEELING — The Wheeling University football team went through growing pains last fall. Not surprising for a program in its first year of real competition. Zac Bruney’s Cardinals played an eight-game exhibition card in their initial season of existence (2018). Wheeling faced a complete ...

T.J. Miller Tabbed as New Weir Baseball Coach

WEIRTON — One of the main reasons T.J. Miller resigned as Oak Glen’s baseball coach after last season was for his family. Leaving his alma mater and joining Weir as an assistant coach for football and baseball helped him recover some lost time and get his personal life back on ...

Brooke Soccer Standout Josh Ferguson will be a Hilltopper

Brooke soccer standout Josh Ferguson will continue his academic and athletic careers at West Liberty University. During his four year career as a Bruin, Ferguson had 67 goals, 32 assists along with 223 steals and takeaways. He was always involved in community service projects. One of his ...

Brooke Softball Star Haley Jo Birmingham inks with Wesleyan

Brooke softball star Haley Jo Birmingham signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at West Virginia Wesleyan. Birmingham was a four-year letterman and was named to the OVAC All-Conference Academic Team. She was involved in Paws n’ Claws, where she was the ...

Colton McKivitz’s Path To NFL Draft

During the course of this weekend’s NFL Draft, plenty of stories will be shared about the journeys that players have taken to get to the point of becoming a professional football player. When Colton McKivitz thinks about his path to what he hopes will be a lengthy career in the NFL as an ...

W.Va. Hoop Tournies, Spring Sports Canceled

WHEELING — The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission officially announced on Tuesday that the high school boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments, along with all spring sports, have officially been canceled for the 2019-20 season. That news came just several hours after ...

Snodgrass Focused On The Future

These are emotional times for high school athletes, coaches and fans all over Ohio. Just 24 hours removed from the announcement that schools would remain closed and therefore spring sports are off for 2020, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass met with media from around the state in a ...

Local Buckeyes Keeping in Shape

TORONTO — Nolan Clegg and Nate Karaffa, two starting outfielders for the Ohio State baseball team, remember like it was yesterday when the coronavirus pandemic hit the sports world. The Buckeyes, fresh off a split against North Florida from March 10-11 in Jacksonville, Fla., were on a ...

Linsly’s Marshall Taylor To Play Hoops At Centre College

WHEELING — Linsly was one of the pleasant surprises of the Ohio Valley boys’ basketball season. First-year coach Dave Wojcik guided the Cadets to a sparkling 17-8 record and a berth in the OVAC Wheeling Hospital 3A Basketball Tournament. Marshall Taylor was one of the key reasons for the ...

Alex Dunlevy: Winner On and Off the Gridiron

WHEELING —Alex Dunlevy enjoyed a sensational football career at Wheeling Park. The dynamic quarterback produced two prolific seasons under center for the Patriots, earning first-team Class AAA all-state honors. He was also a finalist for the Kennedy Award, presented annually to the top ...

Park’s Nestor Commits To Wheeling University

WHEELING — A season ago, Wheeling Park’s Christian Nestor took one for the team and played a position he had never played before — goalie. Fast forward a year. That decision has paid off as he made a verbal commitment to continue his academic and lacrosse careers at Wheeling ...

Sisinni Named New Weir Grid Boss

WEIRTON — The Weir High School Athletic Department announced Frank Sisinni as the new head football coach on Thursday, pending board approval. Sisinni has served as an assistant coach for the past eight years and also was the head softball coach since 2016. Overall, he has 21 years of ...

St. Michael’s Crowned Champions

The 7th and 8th grade St. Michael’s boys’ basketball team won the championship game over St. Vincent school 39-35 earlier in the year. St. Michael’s finished the year with an outstanding 9-1 record. The team consisted of Grant McCabe, Matthew Griffin, Lucan Galbraith, Isaac Schmitt, ...

St. Michael’s 5th, 6th Graders Win It All

On its way to a perfect season and a championship game victory over St. Vincent earlier in the year, the St. Michael Gold 5th and 6th grade boys’ basketball team was led by Eli Sancomb, who netted 32 points in the finale to help his team lift the trophy. Joining Sancomb on the floor were ...

All-OVAC Bowling

Boys Thomas Babinchak, Weir; Evan Baldauf, Weir; Spencer Bernhart, Conotton Valley; Anthony DeFazio, Linsly; Owen Farish, Parkersburg South; Gavan Graham, Bridgeport; Matt Hall, Barnesville; Zack Keyser, Harrison Central; Bryan Neidert, Union Local; Conrad Schuetz, Buckeye Local; Afred Todd, ...

All-OVAC Basketball Teams

Girls Class 1A First Team Ashley Howell, Beallsville; Ashlie Louden, Beallsville; Maelyn Canada, Cameron; Lili Neely, Cameron; Sydney Lyon, Conotton Valley; Kara Ramsey, Frontier; Rachel Snedden, Hundred; Jazzy Melnyk, Madonna; Abbe Stackpole, Paden City; Jaclyn Smith, Trinity; Shyanne ...

1995 Park Squad Looks Back on State Title

WHEELING — When it comes to high school basketball in West Virginia, the 1995 state championship matchup between Wheeling Park and Woodrow Wilson will most likely come up in conversation when debating the state’s best games. And rightfully so. The game had it all: last-second shots, ...