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Wheeling Park Girls Take Down No. 1 Parkersburg, 50-49

WHEELING — The No. 5 Wheeling Park girls basketball team has five objectives. One of them — beat No. 1 Parkersburg. Coach Ryan Young and his Patriots checked off that box on Wednesday night inside The Palace on the Hill by virtue of an electrifying 50-49 triumph over the Big Reds. The ...

Wheeling Central Rally Falls Short Vs. Shadyside in Girls Basketball

WHEELING — Whenever Shadyside and Wheeling Central get together, no matter the sport, the fans are going to get their money’s worth. They sure did Wednesday night. The visiting Tigers built a seemingly comfortable 18-point lead midway through the third quarter and held a 11-point margin ...

Patriots Defeat Monarchs in Wrestling

MOUNDSVILLE — No matter what sport it is, when Wheeling Park and John Marshall face off, everyone knows, each team is going to give it its all. Wednesday was no exception as the Monarchs and Patriots faced off in wrestling at the John Marshall Fieldhouse. The Patriots went up 33-0 before the ...

Oak Glen Trio, Weir’s Spencer Named First Team All-State

WHEELING — Records were set on the field and in the standings this season for the Oak Glen football team. Coach Ted Arneault Jr.’s Golden Bears turned heads all the way to the state semifinals after turning in a perfect 10-0 regular season mark and finishing with a 12-1 overall mark, ...

Titans Host Texans in Battle for AFC South Lead

Remember the Titans? You’d better do so. The Tennessee Titans suddenly look like world beaters. Or, at least, a solid choice to win the AFC South. They have won four straight and six of seven to climb into a tie for the division lead with the Texans. Houston comes off a monumental crash ...

Wheeling Women Beat W.Va. State

INSTITUTE — Led by a double-double from sophomore forward Lilly Ritz the Wheeling University women’s basketball team earned an 80-73 win over West Virginia State Wednesday evening inside the Walter Johnson Arena. Ritz was nearly flawless, scoring a season-high 27 points on a perfect ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Linsly Girls Bury Steubenville, 41-26

STEUBENVILLE — Molly Heron turned in 16 points to lead Linsly past Steubenville 41-26 on Wednesday night. The Cadets broke open a 13-12 halftime edge by outscoring Big Red 28-14 in the second half. Madison Fields paced Big Red with 18 points. Toronto 61 Harrison Central 52 CADIZ ...

Wheeling Defeats Rapid City

RAPID CITY, SD — The Wheeling Nailers and Rapid City Rush had never played each other before Wednesday night, but there was plenty of emotion in the late stages of the one-goal match at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Nick Saracino netted his first goal of the season with 2:06 left in the third ...

Successful Night For Linsly Boys, St. C. Girls Swimming

WHEELING — It was another successful outing for the Linsly and St. Clairsville swim teams. A young Red Devils girls’ squad kept impressing as it won 10 of the 11 events to secure victories over Linsly, Parkersburg South and Beaver Local, while the Linsly boys secured victories against ...

Weir Tops Oak Glen in Opener

WEIRTON — Rivals Weir and Oak Glen went at it Tuesday night in a fast-paced game that saw its share of nice and even great plays, but there also was a lot of sloppiness. Weir came back from a two-point halftime deficit to take the mutual season opener for both teams, 52-47. Both teams ...

Steubenville Big Red Too Much For Brooke Bruins

WELLSBURG — Steubenville used its defensive pressure to build an early lead and cruise to an 80-62 win over Brooke on Tuesday. Brooke’s Dalton Anderson opened the scoring with a jumper from close range. After that, it was all Steubenville. Big Red scored eight straight points off Bruin ...

Barnesville Rolls Past Bellaire

BELLAIRE — The basketball season is four games old, but Barnesville boys’ basketball coach Matt Johnson is beginning to sound like a broken record. The success of his Shamrocks — quite simply — will boil down to how well the complementary pieces play in support of senior standout Luke ...

Canadiens End Jarry’s Shutout Streak

PITTSBURGH — So much for Tristan Jarry’s brilliant play. Maybe the talk about Jarry pushing Matt Murray as Pittsburgh’s top goaltender, too. At least for now. Jarry’s three-week surge that peaked with a franchise-record scoreless streak came to a crashing halt on Tuesday, as the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Shannon, Satterfield Lead Valley in Opener

PINE GROVE —Tommy Shannon scored 18 points with 15 rebounds, while teammate Abe Satterfield also notched a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds as Valley beat rival Paden City in a mutual opener. The Lumberjacks’ Levi Anderson led all scorers with 19 points. Joel Moore paced the ...

Josh Strope’s Week 15 NFL Picks

How about them Cowboys? And I don’t say that in a positive tone. The Dallas Cowboys are 6-7 and lead the NFC East. They are tied with the Philadelphia Eagles, but hold the tiebreaker because a long time ago, Dallas actually won a game. The Giants and Redskins combine for five ...

Wheeling Central’s Adam Murray Captains All-State Defense

WEST UNION — Wheeling Central’s Adam Murray solidified his legacy on Saturday night with his third straight state championship victory. After guiding the Maroon Knights’ defense through the postseason, Murray was named captain of the first-team all-state defense, as chosen by the West ...

Park Trounces Brooke

WELLSBURG — Shanley Woods drained five 3-pointers on her way to netting 25 points as Wheeling Park thumped Brooke 80-27 on Monday night. Jai’lah Walker turned in a 20-point performance and Lindsey Garrison dropped in four treys and finished with 12 points in the victory. The Patriots ...

Martins Ferry Girls Thump St. Clairsville

MARTINS FERRY — Dave Reasbeck can be a tough critic of his basketball team. However, he firmly believes in his team and that it can — and will — play better than its played in its last two games. One characteristic Reasbeck definitely owns is having a firm grip on reality. That allows ...