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High School Sports

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 ...

St. Clairsville Swimming Teams Cruise to Invite, Buckeye 8 Crowns

WHEELING — To hear St. Clairsville swim coach Ernie Banks tell it, his Red Devils swam Saturday’s combined Buckeye 8 and Red Devil Invitational “tired.” It could be a scary scene for other teams when the St. Clairsville squads swim fresh. The Red Devils cruised to both the boys’ ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Bellaire Girls’ Basketball Team Makes School History

BELLAIRE — Following a 66-48 victory against Brooke, the Bellaire seniors set a school record as the winningiest class in school history with their 74th victory. One of those senior standouts, Katrina Davis, continued her stellar season with 27 points to go along with eight rebounds, eight ...

Irish Knock Off Top-Ranked Knights

WHEELING — Like any good coach, Charleston Catholic’s Hunter Moles already has his team looking toward the next game — Thursday against Scott. But even he had to admit, this one was a little bit sweeter. In a battle of Top 5-ranked squads, No. 5 Charleston Catholic shot nearly 60 percent ...

Red Riders Claim City Title

WEIRTON — Weir and Madonna battled on even terms throughout Friday night’s city championship game before a packed house inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse, with the Red Riders making two key plays in the final two minutes of the game that gave them a thrilling 42-40 win and their second ...

Dragons Cruise By Bulldogs

BRIDGEPORT — Cameron returned to the win column Friday evening, dispatching of homestanding Bridgeport by a 67-45 count on Frank Baxter Court inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium. The Dragons pulled back above the .500 mark, upping their record to 5-4, with all four losses coming against ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Hundred Secures Victory Over Paden City in Boys’ Basketball

PADEN CITY — Logan Norris and Martin Baker supplied a double-double as Hundred cruised to a victory over Paden City. Norris tallied 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out six assists to pace the Hornets (5-3), 80-38, in prep boys’ basketball action Friday night. Baker collected 13 ...

Martins Ferry Takes Down Harrison Central

MARTINS FERRY — Defense wins games. That’s a well-known fact. It ignited Martins Ferry’s offense Friday night. With the defense forcing turnovers at an alarming rate early inside Tolbert Gymnasium, the Purple Riders jumped out to a 19-5 lead after one quarter and were never challenged in ...

Linsly Gets Past River

WHEELING — Defense was the name of the game Thursday night as Linsly and visiting River both did decent jobs of limiting their opponents from scoring while forcing turnovers. When all was said and done the Cadets and Pilots combined for 19 total field goals and 29 turnovers in a game that ...

Steubenville Big Red Nips John Marshall in OT

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville girls’ basketball team trailed John Marshall by 10 points on two occasions in the third quarter before shots started falling, leading to a big turnaround. After trailing by 10, Big Red outscored the Monarchs by 15 points the rest of the way en route to a ...

Parkersburg Catholic Too Much for Wheeling Central

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic coach Marty Vierheller took little comfort in knowing Wheeling Central was down one of its best players in Liberty commit and Class A all-stater Eden Gainer. The Crusaderettes’ head man still needed to prepare his team for a Maroon Knights group ...

Union Local Remains Perfect, Crushes Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — Thursday night’s Buckeye 8 battle between Union Local and homestanding Martins Ferry was over early. The Jets scored 23 of the game’s first 25 points and were never challenged en route to posting a convincing — and somewhat surprising — 83-32 victory inside the ...

John Marshall Uses Height To Its Advantage

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall might not be the tallest team in the Ohio Valley, but against a young Brooke squad, the Monarchs used their height advantage to its favor Wednesday at the John Marshall Field House. The Monarchs outrebounded the Bruins, 25-6, in the first half, helping break open ...