Local Sports

Foursome wins 6th title at Niekro

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — I’m not sure how many championships you have to win in succession to be labeled a “dynasty,” but the Jonathan Kreiter-led foursome has to be close. Kreiter and three members of the Herink family — father, Jeff, and sons, Matt and Kevin — didn’t let Mother ...

Wheeling Rec. Girls Shootout set for this weekend at Linsly

WHEELING — Girls basketball fans will want to be on the campus of Linsly School this weekend. The 26th annual Wheeling Recreation Girls Basketball Shootout will unfold Saturday and Sunday with 12 teams taking part. Slated to take part on the event, which will see every game played at ...

Brilliant gets win over Toronto, 6-3

TORONTO — Brilliant Post 573 managher Keith Rejonis has been waiting for his team to come together in the early portion of the season. Thursday night at Toronto’s Knights Baseball Complex it did just that to knock off Post 86, 6-3, for its second win of the season. “That is a quality ...

Maynard rallies for win

MAYNARD — If Shadyside is to defend its 2017 Ohio Valley Baseball League championship, it had better start coming up with the timely hits, according to player/acting manager B.A. Holloway. The Casketmakers stranded at least one runner in each of the seven innings Wednesday night — 10 ...

Wheeling Jesuit wrestling camps underway

WHEELING — If you want to be the best, it helps if you learn from the best. That’s exactly what will happen for those attending the 2018 Wheeling Jesuit Cardinal Culture Wrestling Camp, which takes place inside the Alma Grace McDonough Center. The camp began today. The camp will ...

Wheeling holds off St. Clairsville

WHEELING — Good teams come up with an answer after an opponent scores. Wheeling Post 1 had that response Tuesday night. Post 1 (13-2) spotted visiting St. Clairsville Post 159 a 3-0 lead after an inning-and-a-half, but the hosts doubled that output in their next at-bat and then held off a ...

Agnes Timmons: Ardent crusader for girls’ sports

BARNESVILLE -- Passionate pioneer of girls’ prep sports. Such a description is quite fitting for Agnes Timmons. Barnesville legend is another. Timmons died Saturday at age 94. She left a legacy of championing girls' athletics, participation, sportsmanship and making a positive impact ...

Wilson returns to his roots

WHEELING — Growing up, there wasn’t a point in time when Quincy Wilson imagined becoming a coach. Yet there he was Tuesday at the 13th Street Complex in East Wheeling, as part of a satellite camp being run by the West Virginia State University staff that employs him as a runnings back ...

SABR convention opens in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Baseball, unlike most sports, is numbers driven. Digits such as 715, 56 and 511 are just three of the many that, just by their very mention, are recognized by baseball purists for their history. Acronyms like ERA, WAR and WHIP are commonplace in discussions about the game — ...

Moundsville outlasts Brilliant in a shootout

MOUNDSVILLE — There were plenty of things on display Tuesday afternoon at Valley Forge when Brilliant Post 573 played host to Moundsville Post 3. Good pitching was not one of them. In a game that witnessed 41 runs, 28 hits, nine errors, 18 walks and four hit-batmen, while seeing each team ...

Hill reaches NHL media mountaintop

PHILADELPHIA — A Wheeling Park grad is King of the Hill when it comes to media work in the National Hockey League. Zack Hill wears many hats with the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. He is the team’s media relations manager, public relations director and senior director of ...

Buckeye Local set to host Mayle Spikefest

CONNORVILLE — Buckeye Local High School will be a beehive of activity Thursday as the 10th annual Jessica Mayle Volleyball Spikefest takes over the facility’s three gymnasiums. First-year Panthers head coach Luke Fabry is excited about what the event means, not just for his program, but ...

St. C. Legion wins four

St. Clairsville American Legion Post 159 (7-3) put forth an impressive four-win weekend, entering today's showdown with Wheeling Post 1 at the I-470 Complex. St. Clairsville swept a pair from both Cambridge and Coshocton. It defeated Cambridge by scores of 8-2 and 14-4. On Sunday, it handed ...

St. C.’s Baire captains all T-L Girls Track

Another girls’ track season came to a close two weeks ago in the OHSAA State Track and Field Championship. It was a season of impressive marks — both on the track and in the field — for area athletes, many of whom are being recognized today. The annual all Times Leader Girls Track ...

OHIO VALLEY UNSUNG HEROES: Morgan enjoys serving the youth of the valley

CADIZ — Dane Morgan has been employed in engineering circles for nearly 40 years. And, it’s appropriate. Because, while performing those duties “9-5,” Morgan has been doing likewise in area baseball circles, too. Morgan has coached at a variety of levels and for a variety of sports, ...

Laase moves to new VBL team for ’18

HARRISONBURG, Va. — George Laase is a baseball man through and through. The Buckeye Local High School graduate is entering his 11th season in the Valley Baseball League, but he has a new stadium and clubhouse to call home for the first time in 10 years. After a long and distinguished ...

Flannery guides Ohio to victory in BACF tilt

ST. MARYS — The Ohio team of River head coach Mike Flannery put on a dominating performance here Friday night at Bill Hanlin Stadium as the Buckeyes rolled past host West Virginia, 47-13, in the 25th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic. Buckeye MVP Tojzae Reams, ...

Welker’s memoirs earn national recognition

WHEELING — Dr. Bill Welker has been honored with a second book award. Most recently, Welker learned that his sports-oriented memoirs, “The Sparrow’s Spirit: A Champion Wrestler’s Lifetime Reflections on Prayer and Perseverance,” was selected as a Silver Medal finalist in the 12th ...

First set of inductees for Ferry Athletic HOF class revealed

MARTINS FERRY — It’s year five for the Martins Ferry High School Athletic Hall of Fame, and the first six individuals in the 18-member Class of 2018 are being announced today. This group of former Purple Riders includes athletes who graduated more than 60 years ago — ranging from ...

Shadyside topples Barton

CRESCENT — Nathan Butts pitched six scoreless innings, Hunter Westlake hit an early home run and Shadyside turned a trio of double plays — including one to end the game — in rolling past homestanding Barton, 6-2, Friday night in Ohio Valley Baseball League action on Henning Field. The ...