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High School Sports

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, ...

Deaton Left Behind Volleyball Legacy

WHEELING — He built a prep volleyball powerhouse at Wheeling Central before doing the same at Xavier University. Floyd Deaton, however, was more than a volleyball guru. He was a former standout athlete, an energizing motivator and cherished friend. Deaton died unexpectedly last Sunday in ...

Clifford, Kapral, Deaton, Welker Added to OVAC HOF

This list of honorees in the Class of 2020 for the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame is now complete with the addition of two highly-successful coaches and two well-decorated officials. Selected as Coaches for the “Hall” are boys’ basketball coach Kim Clifford, who began his ...

OHSAA Announces Revised Spring Slates

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association has a tentative plan in place for spring sports. The key word, however, continues to be tentative. Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass informed the more than 800 member schools late Wednesday afternoon that pending school resumption on ...

OVAC Banquet of Champions is Postponed

Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Executive Director Dirk DeCoy formally announced Wednesday that the annual Banquet of Champions has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made during the OVAC Executive Board meeting, held via Zoom just a few hours before DeCoy ...

Annual Shadyside Relays Canceled

SHADYSIDE — Coronavirus wins again, unfortunately. The list of sporting events that will not occur in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has increased by one. During a meeting of the Shadyside Relays committee, which was held via conference call this week, the decision to cancel ...

Metheny Wins Bill Evans Award

MORGANTOWN — Not only did Kaden Metheny have the obvious ball skills and ability to shoot when he was lighting up the middle school ranks at Mountaineer Middle, but University coach Joe Schmidle saw something right away that impressed him more than anything. “I knew how skilled he was for ...

Woods, Davis Captain 43rd All-Valley Girls’ Basketball Team

BIG SCHOOL Shanley Woods Wheeling Park Captain One of the most exciting players in the state to watch, Shanley Woods is a threat to pull up from anywhere on the court. She proved that this year with 82 3-pointers as she averaged 18.9 points and 2.3 assists a game and shot 89 percent ...

Weir’s Spencer Verbally Commits to UNC for Track

WEIRTON — During the 2019 West Virginia state track meet, Weir’s Sebastian Spencer took the baton in the Class AA 4x100 in seventh place. From there came the most improbable comeback the crowd would see. Spencer made up ground and the closer he got to the lead of the pack, it became clear ...

Park’s Vargo Earns First Team All-State

MORGANTOWN — Alex Vargo has hit the pullup-jumper inside the foul line time after time throughout his illustrious career. He went back to his specialty shot in the most crucial moment of the season. Those shots and countless hours shooting in the gym paid off. Vargo drained the jumper ...

Oak Glen’s Zach Taylor Is Third Team All-State

CHARLESTON — During his junior campaign, Oak Glen’s Zach Taylor was the defensive shut down guy for the Golden Bears. He quickly transition to their best offensive weapon in his final year at Oak Glen. Taylor scored 18.1 points and per game. He also had three games over 30 points. Taylor ...

Maxwell Named First Team All-State

CHARLESTON — Wheeling Central didn’t get to make its well-earned trip to the state tournament this year but it’s success on the court did not go un-noticed. The Maroon Knights of head man Mel Stephens survived St. Marys in the regional co-final to punch their ticket to Charleston for ...

GW’s Lacy Wins Mary Ostrowski POY Award

George Washington’s Kalissa Lacy revels in the process and finds enjoyment in the effort she puts into improving her game at the gym year-round. Preseason, her name wasn’t necessarily at the top of many player-of-the year lists, but her rapid ascension from a nice shooter as a freshman to ...

Umpires Missing Out On 2020 Season

WHEELING — Umpires don’t get the limelight. They are at the field everyday, despite blazing hot temperatures or early season snowfalls, for the same reason as the players — they love the game. During the current coronavirus pandemic that has caused the postponement of prep baseball ...