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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 »»

Fred Bruney: Big on football and family

January 28, 2016 MARTINS FERRY —He is famous for all his gridiron exploits, and they were countless. Fred Bruney was more than just football — he was a dedicated family man. more »»

Brubaker’s impact on swimming felt throughout OVAC

January 24, 2016 WHEELING — When you think of Bill Brubaker, your thoughts immediately turn to swimming. It’s unavoidable. Brubaker is the winningest coach in OVAC history, regardless of sport. more »»

Former Blue Don’s hoop great excels as college coach

January 21, 2016 WEIRTON — Joanna Bernabei is one of the finest female hoopsters to ever grace OVAC hardwoods. Bernabei scripted a sparkling Weirton Madonna career. more »»

South extends mat dominance

January 18, 2016 WHEELING — The 63rd annual Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Tournament is now in the history books after spawning many more memorable mat moments. more »»

UL grad enjoying life on the Houston staff

January 18, 2016 When Dan Carrel was a student at Union Local High School he had a plan for his future. It involved entering the military and becoming a soldier, defending the United States of America’s freedoms. more »»

Steubenville native living Spartan life

January 18, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — A Jefferson County native is a major player in the success the Michigan State football program is experiencing. Ken Mannie is the Spartans’ head strength and conditioning coach. more »»

The day I was beaten up on the wrestling mat

January 17, 2016 NCAA’s Rulebook has often referred to the mat competition as “a sport of discomfort.” I, for one, will never deny that the above statement is truly a reality of wrestlin. more »»

Phil Lewton: Hoop great, special man

January 14, 2016 WHEELING — He was a big man with a big heart whose serious illness spawned a massive outpouring of love, caring and generosity throughout the Ohio Valley. more »»

Were Howard’s heroics just a passing fancy?

January 7, 2016 MORGANTOWN — It was only the Cactus Bowl and a game not viewed by most of the nation. more »»

Ninth CRC: A slam-dunk success again

January 4, 2016 WHEELING — The 9th annual Cancer Research Classic is now in the books, and by all accounts it was an overwhelming success. more »»



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