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High School Sports

Buckeye’s Hoover Named Sophomore of the Year

RAYLAND — It’s been a year of adjusting for Buckeye Local sophomore running back Trey Hoover. Not only has he had to deal with all of the social distancig changes and guidelines brought on by COVID but he also was learning to adapt to a new school and a new position. He made all of ...

Central Pulled Off 2002 OT Shocker

A cold, February afternoon inside the Wheeling Central Gymnasium yielded, quite possibly, one of the greatest senior night games in area basketball history. The date was Feb. 22, 2002. Wheeling Central — one of the premier teams in the state of West Virginia that season — was playing ...

Tigers Claimed Classic in 1977

BELLAIRE — If you like high-scoring prep basketball games then the Bellaire High gymnasium was the place to be on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1977. The homestanding Big Reds, led by senior standout Kevin Roseberry, hosted rival Shadyside that night. The Tigers featured all-Ohioan Ed Andes. A packed ...

Baylor Heading to the Hilltoppers

Wheeling Central’s Jairika Baylor recently signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers for West Liberty University. Baylor turned in a .455 batting average, 29 runs scored, five doubles, three triples, and 17 RBI from her leadoff position as a sophomore. She also ...

Gerney Signs with W.Va. State

Wheeling Central’s Abigail Gerney has signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers for West Virginia State University in Institute, WV. She is a four-year member and letter winner of the Maroon Knights girls’ soccer program. She was named the team captain as a ...

St.C.’s McLean Is Coach of the Year

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Just a few months ago, it was unknown that a high school football season was going to take place. With the proper precautions and protocols taken, Ohio was able to have a full season, with some minor changes. With a six-game regular season, the playoffs would then begin. It, ...

UL Hoop Teams Give Back to Fans

MORRISTOWN — One of the chief beliefs of the Christmas season is that it’s better to give than to receive. The Union Local boys and girls basketball team didn’t wait until Friday to hand out their gifts to their droves of loyal fans, many of whom aren’t able to attend the games this ...

Musselman’s Hartman Wins Kennedy Award

By Rick Kozlowski The Journal BUNKER HILL — The best way to define Blake Hartman is by a career, not a single season. Yet, an accumulation of single seasons have brought forth an amazing career for the Musselman senior running back. Indeed, discussion of Blake Hartman covers four ...

Steubenville Fends Off St. Clairsville, 72-65

STEUBENVILLE — After leading by a dozen points at halftime, Mike Haney’s group had to work hard late in Wednesday’s game to head into the holiday break with a win. Visiting St. Clairsville cut the deficit to five numerous times in the fourth quarter and down to four in the final minute, ...

Shamrocks Crush Panthers

CONNORVILLE — The object of basketball is put the ball through the basket. Neither Barnesville nor Buckeye Local did that with any regularity Wednesday night, but the Shamrocks tickled the twine enough. Despite connecting on just 16 of 62 shots from the field, Barnesville (4-5) rolled past ...

South Charleston’s Zeiqui Lawton Wins Huff Award

When your program ends the season as the state’s Class AAA champion, you’re unlikely to harbor many regrets, but there is just this one for South Charleston coach Donnie Mays — he didn’t get to see Zeiqui Lawton carry the ball. Lawton, a senior defensive end, capped a remarkable ...

Spring Valley’s Milum is Stydahar Award Winner

SPRING VALLEY — When one thinks of Spring Valley’s football program, the first thing that comes to mind is the offensive line. The Timberwolves have sent several players to major Division I college football in the last decade behind Brad Dingess and offensive line coach Brent ...

Purple Riders Down Tigers

MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry coach Derek Edwards received an early Christmas present Tuesday night — a pleasing performance from his Purple Riders. Ferry, making just its third start in this COVID-shrouded campaign, notched its initial victory, posting a 66-58 win against Shadyside at ...

St. Clairsville Edges Ferry

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was hard to tell the winning coach from the losing coach following Tuesday night’s dual high school wrestling match between Martins Ferry and St. Clairsville. The Red Devils built leads of 13-6, 28-12 and 31-18 only to watch the Purple Riders battle back, but fall a ...

Princeton’s Parsons Wins Moss Award

PRINCETON — When Princeton Senior High School’s Ethan Parsons was playing varsity football for head coach Chris Pedigo as a freshman, toward the end of the season he tried his hand at a number of offensive skill positions — including quarterback. After Pedigo completely reconfigured the ...

Park Grad Alex Vargo Buckets 8 Points in YSU Win

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — Wheeling Park grad Alex Vargo dropped in eight points to help Youngstown State defeat Northern Kentucky on ESPN2 on Sunday. Vargo played 17 minutes of action, grabbed three rebounds and drained two clutch 3-pointers to help spark the Penguins. NORTHWESTERN 79 No. 4 ...

Buckeye Local Sweeps Tri-Meet

RAYLAND — Brian Palmer Jr. (152, 160) and teammate Alexio Morales (220) each won a pair of matches on Saturday by fall as Buckeye Local defeated both River (32-10) and Columbiana (36-22) in prep wrestling action. Columbiana downed River in their match 34-12. The Pilots were led by Chris ...

River Edges Shadyside In Thriller

SHADYSIDE — Not much usually comes easy when Route 7 rivals River and Shadyside meet up in an athletic capacity. Friday night was no different as the Pilots led by as many as eight points in the first half, while the Tigers led by as many as seven in the fourth quarter, before everything ...

Parker Heading to Wheeling University

John Marshall standout golfer Lakyn Parker signer her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at Wheeling University. On hand for the moment were Erin Parker (mother), Lakyn Parker and Roger Parker (father). Back, John Marshall golf coach Dave Gaudino, assistant coach ...