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High School Sports

Bob Bell Adds Another Special Honor to Remarkable Career

WHEELING — His basketball coaching resume is both lengthy and impressive. Bob Bell enters his 49th year of coaching basketball as assistant girls’ coach at Mentor High School. The Cleveland-area school is the latest stop in Bell’s coaching journey stocked with success. The former ...

Wheeling Park Hands Parkersburg South First Loss

WHEELING — Wheeling Park’s offense dominates the headlines, led by Kennedy Award candidate Alex Dunlevy. Facing a similar style of quarterback in Parkersburg South’s Brandon Penn, Park’s defense was going to be challenged and expected to make big plays. And after a shaky first ...

Oak Glen Golden Bears Are Perfect 10-0

GRAFTON — Going into the 2019 season, making history was never on the mind of Oak Glen coach Ted Arneault. Instead, he and the Golden Bears wanted to respect each and every one of their opponents as they took it one game at a time. As they put their time and due diligence into preparing for ...

Fast Start Lifts Steubenville Big Red Past Linsly

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville turned its first five possessions into touchdowns, then survived a wild second half to post a 48-28 Senior Night victory over Linsly on Friday night inside Harding Stadium. With the victory, Big Red finishes the regular season at 6-3 and has earned their ...

Weir Blasts Rival Brooke

WEIRTON — The 50th all-time meeting in the storied rivalry belonged to Weir, and it kept its slim playoff hopes alive after defeating Brooke, 48-0, on Friday. After a scoreless first quarter, Sebastian Spencer ran for a 2-yard TD to put the Red Riders up, 7-0, early in the second. Shortly ...

Tyler Consolidated Too Much for Struggling Valley

PINE GROVE — Valley coach Logan Miller came into Friday night’s game with a simple but effective game plan — keep the explosive Mark Rucker and Tyler Consolidated offense off the field. The idea kept the Lumberjacks in the game early but the Silver Knights just had too many weapons and ...

Shadyside Clinches Home Game, Bests Monroe Central

WOODSFIELD — Early in the first and second halves Friday night, Monroe Central pulled to within a score of visiting Shadyside. And both times, Wyatt Reiman pulled the rug from out under the Seminoles’ comeback plans. The sophomore had himself a night at City Park, scoring six times — ...

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Fisher, Fort Frye Rout Magnolia

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Tyler Fisher rumbled for 185 yards and four rushing touchdowns as Fort Frye dominated Magnolia 69-8 on Friday night. Zane Wallace tallied 62 yards and a score in a win that Fort Frye ran for eight touchdowns and only threw the ball twice. Brian Adkins ran for a score ...

St. Clairsville Conquers Wheeling Central

WHEELING — With scary weather conditions, that included rain, cold and very high winds on Halloween night, St. Clairsville Coach Brett McLean knew his team was going to have to be able to run the football to be successful against Wheeling Central. And with dominating play from the offensive ...

Rowe Named New Baseball Coach at Central

WHEELING — Growing up in Wheeling, baseball was life for Jason Rowe. He played ball for Wheeling Park and Wheeling Post 1, before taking his talents to West Liberty. Since then, Rowe continued to follow the game he loves as a coach, assisting some of the greatest coaches in the Ohio ...

Paden City Wins Mason Dixon Conference Title

PADEN CITY — Mallory Yeater and Hope Weber led Paden City to a Mason Dixon Conference championship on Thursday night over Notre Dame 25-9, 25-15. Yeater provided nine kills, nine digs, eight assists and five points, while Weber delivered 13 points, eight kills and eight helpers for the ...

St. Clairsville, Wheeling Central Square Off Tonight

WHEELING — There will be plenty of playoff points on the line tonight, with two teams badly in need of a victory, when St. Clairsville invades Bishop Schmitt Field to take on Wheeling Central. Coach Brett McLean’s Red Devils (7-2) have won three games in a row after dropping a pair, but ...

Linsly To Finish Season vs. Big Red

STEUBENVILLE—Steubenville and Linsly will be looking to snap surprising two-game losing streaks when they collide Friday on Reno Field inside Harding Stadium. The kick for the first meeting between the schools since 1943 is set for 7 p.m. Big Red holds a 5-0-1 lead in its series with Linsly. ...

West Virginia State XC Meet Set for Saturday

ONA — For one final time this season, a handful of cross country runners will put on their spikes, line up at the starting line and wait for the gun to go off. Saturday will conclude the cross country season in West Virginia as the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission Cross ...

PREP AND COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Magnolia Downs Madonna in Volleyball

WEIRTON — Kyndra Pilant compiled five points, 20 digs, 35 kills and five assists as Magnolia finished its regular season with a 22-25, 25-12, 25-5, 25-13 victory over Madonna in prep volleyball action. Kayna Anderson gathered 12 points, three aces and 31 digs for the Blue Eagles while ...

Oak Glen Girls’ Soccer Team Returning To State Tourney

NEW MANCHESTER — With his team down a goal at halftime, Ryan Wells had a simple message for his Oak Glen girls’ soccer team — you’re not going to lose. He was right. Reece Enochs added to her list of school records and accolades with a pair of second-half goals and the Golden Bears ...

Tyler Consolidated’s Mark Rucker Relishes Final Home Game

SISTERSVILLE — A sign hanging near the entrance of Tyler Consolidated High School last Friday night stated “They can’t stop what they can’t catch.” Those words personify senior running back Mark Rucker perfectly. Last Friday, Rucker played his final game at home in a Silver ...

Jacob Estep Sets Wheeling Central Soccer Scoring Mark

WHEELING — Wheeling Central soccer standout Jacob Estep doesn’t care for the spotlight. Whenever he steps on the soccer field, all he wants to do is have fun with his teammates, and most importantly, win. Wheeling Central has done a lot of winning since he stepped on the soccer field. ...