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OV wrestlers of the year named for ’16

March 13, 2016 The OVAC Wrestling Coaches Association recognizes the Ohio and West Virginia Wrestlers of the Year at the end of every mat sport season. Dr. more »»

St. C.’s Jacob impressing at Toledo

March 12, 2016 As the high school baseball season draws closer and closer, there are certainly a number of area coaches — St. more »»

John Marshall grad beating up collegiate ice

March 10, 2016 MOUNDSVILLE — Adrian College is enjoying a brilliant women’s hockey season. A John Marshall High graduate is a major reason for the Michigan-based school’s success. more »»

Track is fun again for Robinson

March 6, 2016 -- Alyssa Robinson couldn’t even believe it herself. The St. more »»

Shank's quality career receives NCAA recognition

March 6, 2016 NEW CONCORD — Larry Shank is 67 years young and still a shaker and mover in the world of college athletics as well as in the game of life. The St. more »»

How to be a wrestling parent

March 6, 2016 How can you be a shining example as a wrestling (or athletic) parent? Ideally, sports are supposed to teach wholesome values that the participants can live by throughout their lives and you, as... more »»

Machovina happy to be back on the softball field

March 5, 2016 COLUMBUS — Each time she takes the field, Jesse Machovina is thankful. The St. Clairsville graduate learned during her season away from the diamond just how much she loves the game of softball. more »»

Former Park hoopster excels in coaching ranks

March 3, 2016 WHEELING — D.P. Harris has been a winner on the hardwood all his life. That success continued Saturday for the Wheeling Park grad. Harris is head coach at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. more »»

Donnie Madzia: Officiating the game of life

February 28, 2016 HOPEDALE — He is the picture of health. Looking at Donnie Madzia running up and down the basketball court these days, it is hard to fathom he was on his death bed this past summe. more »»

Pressure affects youth wrestling, too

February 28, 2016 Just as "too much pressure" will burst a balloon, it can also rupture the ego of a child. We all know that Little League or pee-wee sports can be very beneficial for youngsters. more »»

Walter anxious to begin another season

February 28, 2016 MESA, Ariz. — The weather is great, but the days are long and taxing. Wheeling Park grad Corey Walter wouldn’t have it any other way. more »»

Stephens ‘seeing’ the ball well for Morehead

February 27, 2016 MOREHEAD, Ky. — When Alex Stephens says he’s seeing the ball really well so far this season, he means it both literally and figuratively. more »»

Fred King a perfect match for Paden City

February 26, 2016 PADEN CITY — He is the unquestioned King of Wildcats athletics — in more than just name only. Fred King and Paden City High School are one in the same. more »»

Wheeling Post 1, Manion remembered for summer of ‘49

February 21, 2016 WHEELING — The summer of 1949. Harry S. Truman was our nation’s president. Cable television made its debut, and NATO was established. more »»

Perseverance is a necessary trait in the sport of wrestling

February 21, 2016 Unfortunately, what we often see today are athletes quitting sports because they didn’t make the varsity squad. To make matters worse, many parents condone such behavio. more »»

Like father, like son: Tallmans excelling as hoop coaches

February 15, 2016 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Saturday was a good day to be Dave Tallman. Whether you were Dave Tallman Sr. or Dave Tallman Jr., you came out a winner at Ohio University Easter. more »»

Apicella enjoys much success in South Carolina

February 11, 2016 LAKE CITY, SC — Matt Apicella was a superb baseball player in his prep days at Shadyside. He was named all-Ohio in 1994 for his sparkling diamond performance as a Tigers’ senior. more »»

OHSAA still investigating St. John’s

January 31, 2016 COLUMBUS — The investigation into St. John Central’s alleged transgressions has been ongoing since the football seaso. more »»

Shepherd draws cheers for OVAC work

January 31, 2016 WHEELING — Is it a sport or not? That is a question central to cheerleading. Regardless of the answer, the OVAC presents a cheering competition second to none. more »»

Defining a true hero on the mat

January 31, 2016 The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the term hero as follows: “Hero” is defined as a man or woman admired for his or her achievements and personal qualities. more »»



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