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Fall Sports Preview

Olivia Walton — Martins Ferry

Martins Ferry’s Olivia Walton defines the word motivation. Her junior campaign in 2017 was definitely one to remember as she received multiple awards including All-OVAC, All-OVCCL and All-District. “She had a great season. She made it to the regional meet as an individual qualifier and ...

Quintin Thomas, Wheeling Park

Ever since he burst on the scene as a sophomore, Quintin Thomas has basically become a household name during the cross country and track season. Although he only started running his sophomore year, his times make one think otherwise. Thomas, though will compete this year at Wheeling Park ...

Zac Orzolek, St. Clairsville

St. Clairsville’s Zac Orzolek has had a busy fall for the past few seasons. On top of playing soccer for the Red Devils, he always is a member of the cross country team. Orzolek qualified to the regional meet after placing 23rd at districts where he ran a time of 17:48.3. “Last year ...

Katie James, Shadyside

While Shadyside’s Katie James may not be a vocal athlete, she certainly lets her results do the talking. After an impressive sophomore season with the Tigers, James is ready to get back to the OHSAA state meet. “She’s very quiet as a person. She’s a soft-spoken kid and pretty much ...

Dorothy Romanek — Wheeling Park

Four-time all-state golfer Jacob Nickell left his mark on the Wheeling Park program but the Patriots will need to find someone to step up in the 2018 season to help fill the void. Senior Dorothy Romanek could be that person to grab the reigns. Romanek won two tournaments this summer, tallying ...

Payne Johnson, Barnesville

The Barnesville golf team had a season to remember. Shamrock coach Jerry Robinson’s squad turned in a remarkable 30-0 record in the Ohio Valley Golf League, winning the league title and capturing OVAC runner-up honors. Senior Davey Wells was the leader of the team as he went on to earn ...