PREP ROUNDUP: Isabella DiSaia Paces the Wheeling Park Girls Cross Country Team to a Victory

BYESVILLE — Wheeling Park’s girls cross country won the team title at the Meadowbrook Invitational on Saturday behind overall champion Isabella DiSaia. The senior finished with a time of 19:26 which also was her first individual victory.

The Patriots scored a team total of 75 points, 15 better than runner-up Sandy Valley.

Also scoring for the Patriots were Mckenna Dunbar (13th, 21:30); Lacey Wright (21st, 22:07); Marlee Porter (25th, 22:34) and Isabella Border (29th, 22:41).

Buckeye Trail sophomore Kathryn Williams was runner-up in 19:40.1

Martins Ferry was fourth as a team, led by the duo of Josie Hancock and Chloe Hill who were eighth (20:58.3) and ninth (21:02.1), respectively.

On the boys’ side, Bellaire’s Jacob Defibaugh won his second cross country event in four days.

Defibaugh, who won his first Belmont Country crown Wednesday, won the crown with a time of 16:36.4 as cooler conditions replaced warm and muggy ones that enveloped the area Friday.

Wheeling Park’s boys were second, while Martins Ferry was third.

The Patriots’ Vincent DiProsperis (17:05.4) and Jonah Nizami (17:16.2) were fourth and eighth, respectively. Elijah Smith was 10th overall (17:37.8) for the Purple Riders.

Tyler Jenkins was 11th for Barnesville (17:47.1) and Hunter Tomich was 14th for St. Clairsville (17:56.9).



Brooke 7, Preston 0

PRESTON — Josh Ferguson’s four goals and assist was more than enough to lead Brooke to a shutout victory over Preston.

Andrew Coursin collected 12 saves to keep Preston scoreless.

Blaise Buchmelter charted a goal and three assists for the Bruins (3-6-1), while Tyler McMahon scored and dished out an assist, Hunter Adams turned in a goal and Juan Gotor Blaine added a helper.


Wheeling Park 10, Woodrow Wilson 0

WHEELING — Faith Mealy found the back of the net three times to spark a Wheeling Park blowout victory over Woodrow Wilson.

Mia Zecca supplied a pair of goals, while Ellie Reasbeck, Abbey Anderson, Gracey Hanna, Kailyn Wilson and Chloe Kenamond each scored a goal for the Patriots.

Zecca and Hanna had two helpers and Emma Shelek, Adlie Abraham, Maya Taggart, Reasbeck and Anderson had one.

Kerrigan Wagner stopped five shots and Jillian Blair added four saves in the win.

John Marshall 5, Cambridge 4

GLEN DALE — Zara Zervos recorded a hat trick and dished out an assist as John Marshall edged Cambridge.

Tessa Tordella and Claire McElwee each scored a goal with McElwee adding an assist.

Riley McIntyre assisted on a goal and Isabella Anderson stopped nine shots.


Garaway d. Harrison Central

25-18, 25-15, 21-25, 25-17

CADIZ — Lexi Ferguson had 13 assists and 11 digs for Harrison Central, but the Huskies fell to Garaway.

Maddy Butler added 17 digs for Harrison Central, while Kobey Johnson had 12 digs and five kills.

Danyel Beadling had five kills for the Huskies, Kate Crothers had five aces and Maria Roush, Lizzy Clelland and Becca Banks all recorded five blocks.

(Rumble Between The

Regions Tournament)

Tyler Consolidated d. Buffalo

25-10, 25-20

Moorefield d. Tyler Consolidated

27-26, 26-24

RAVENSWOOD — Following victories over Buffalo, Ravenswood and Greater Beckley Christian and a loss to Moorefield, Tyler Consolidated placed third at the Rumble Between the Regions Tournament.

Regan Smith supplied 10 kills, seven assists and five digs in the win over Greater Beckley and Sadie Nichols added 10 points. Allie Miller’s nine digs and four points paced Tyler in a victory over Ravenswood and Victoria Hood’s six kills led the Silver Knights over Buffalo.

Caleigh Phillips had seven kills, five digs, 11 points and 12 assists in defeat.



All-Tourney Honors for WLU’s Clarke, Dickson

CALIFORNIA, Pa. — West Liberty University volleyball standouts Caitlin Clarke and Alissa Dickson were named to the All-Tournament team as the Vulcan Invitational concluded its two-day run on the campus of California (Pa.) University.

Clarke, a senior outside hitter, and Dickson, a freshman outside hitter/middle blocker, helped lead Coach Kayla Mull’s Hilltoppers to victory in three of their four matches over the weekend.

Dickson reached double-figure kills in three of her four matches, highlighted by a 15-kill performance in a win against Lake Erie (Ohio). She also had 16 digs in a victory against Indiana (Pa.) and 12 digs against Daemen (N.Y.) to finish her weekend with 48 kills and 42 digs.

The veteran Clarke also had a strong tournament, posting a team-high 14 kills in the win against Indiana (Pa.) and picking up 10 kills in the victory against Daemen. She was charted with 38 kills in her four matches.


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