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WVU, Buckeyes to end season with bowl wins

December 31, 2015 WHEELING — The main course of college football bowls will be served up, beginning today. The appetizers have been cleared from the table, setting the stage for the playoff semifinals. more »»

Holtz knew talent by hiring Urban Meyer at Notre Dame

December 30, 2015 IT’S NO SECRET that Ohio Valley native Lou Holtz, who was in the coaching ranks at Ohio State, Notre Dame and elsewhere, is extremely knowledgeable about football and talent. more »»

Bellaire BOE sorting out 19 grid candidates

December 27, 2015 BELLAIRE — The Buckeye Local Board of Education filled its football head coaching vacancy Monday. Now, the ball is in the hands of the Bellaire BOE. more »»

CRC: A vehicle to promote hoops and men’s health

December 21, 2015 WHEELING — The Cancer Research Classic has become a rite of winter in the Ohio Valley. The prep hoop extravaganza is the brainchild of Dr. Gregory Merric. more »»

Wheeling Jesuit spikers clear final hurdle

December 20, 2015 WHEELING — National champions. It is a title few teams or coaches can lay claim to. Christy Benner and her Wheeling Jesuit University volleyball team are freshly minted members of that exclusive club. more »»

Home grown athletes were once a given

December 20, 2015 Don’t you just miss the “home grown” great athletes of the Ohio Valley, or any other area for that matter? I am not a native of the Valley, but I love Ohio Valley athletics. more »»

Porter logs many miles in landing Centerburg post

December 14, 2015 Richie Porter is living a dream. The Shadyside native is in his first year as athletic director at Centerburg High, located in Knox County. The Trojans are members of the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference. more »»

How wrestling prepares for life

December 13, 2015 On a number of occasions, I have talked about how wrestling teaches a person not to give up when faced with dilemmas in this world. more »»

Eagles’ title rout raises questions

December 10, 2015 WHEELING — The Super Six played out Saturday in grand fashion for Ohio Valley concerns. The weather was ideal by December standards. more »»

Chiazza is whistling in college hoops’ fast lane

December 6, 2015 WHEELING — Whistling his way to the top. Tony Chiazza is a young man excelling at the highest level of his profession. The Wheeling native is a college basketball official. more »»

2015 may boost Brooke Bruins back to glory

December 4, 2015 WELLSBURG — Brooke High has a stellar gridiron tradition. Unfortunately for the Bruin faithful, most of the glory days are ancient history. more »»

Browns’ Pettine staying cool with his future in jeopardy

December 4, 2015 BEREA, Ohio (AP) — With the losses piling up and heat intensifying around him, Browns coach Mike Pettine is keeping cool. more »»

Eagles’ Castilow wears many hats

December 3, 2015 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Brian Castilow has been down this road before. It is one he likes to travel. Castilow is the longtime athletics director at Magnolia High School. more »»

WLU product making impact on WVU offense

November 30, 2015 MORGANTOWN — When Dana Holgorsen arrived at West Virginia University five years ago, he brought with him the reputation as an offensive gunslinger. more »»

Wheeling’s Super Six lives up to its name

November 30, 2015 WHEELING — The field is set for this week’s football extravaganza, better known as The Super Six. The Friendly City has played host to the three-game spectacle since 1994. more »»

OSU fans: National title not in the cards every year

November 26, 2015 AFTER GREEN Bay got off to a rocky start last season, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told the team’s fan base to R-E-L-A-X. Ohio State fans should also heed that same message. Chill. more »»

Bellaire should look in-house to fill football coaching void

November 23, 2015 THE WORD on the streets of the All-American Town is that Bellaire High is in the market for a new head football coach. more »»

Kinnick’s All-MEC snub doesn’t add up

November 20, 2015 It doesn’t matter if it’s high school or college, it seems like there’s a gripe when post-season accolades are announced. St. more »»

’Shoe not O.K. Corral, but showdown expected

November 20, 2015 THE HORSESHOE isn’t the O.K. Corral, but the Silver Bullets better have steady aim when the Ohio State Buckeyes face the Michigan State Spartans Saturday in the Big Ten East Division showdown. more »»

Kinnick’s All-MEC snub doesn’t add up

November 20, 2015 It doesn’t matter if it’s high school or college, it seems like there’s a gripe when post-season accolades are announced. St. more »»



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