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Edwards, Isaly, Yoho recognized on Division III all-Ohio team

COLUMBUS — Two players and a coach received recognition on the Division III all-Ohio team that was announced Tuesday afternoon. River junior Lukas Isaly was named to the first-team unit, while Bellaire’s Chase Yoho was accorded second-team accolades. First-year Martins Ferry head ...

Crutchfield resigns at West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY – What began as an innocent conversation about a former player ultimately spelled the end of Jim Crutchfield’s record-setting tenure at West Liberty University. Nova Southeastern, a member of the Sunshine State Conference, was in the market for a new head coach. Former West ...

Quinn captains all T-L wrestling team

The 2016-17 All-Times Leader wrestling team has a lot of familiar faces from years past. Seven of the 13 selections are multiple-time honorees. Shadyside’s Greg Quinn once again serves as captain of the annual squad, which is determined by state qualifiers and suggestions by area coaches. ...

District 12 HOF Class of 2017 announced

A girls’ coach who won nearly 70 percent of his games over a 17-year span and four talented players from more than 30 years ago make up the Class of 2017 for the District 12 Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. This year’s 10th anniversary inductees are long-time Bellaire ...

Allman, Quinn are 30th annual OVAC wrestlers of the year

The OVAC Wrestling Coaches Association recognizes the Ohio and West Virginia Wrestlers of the Year at the end of every mat sport season. Dr. Bill Welker, who conceived and initiated the award in 1988, chairs a committee of five Ohio Valley wrestling dignitaries that selects the honorees. The ...

Area trio named all-Ohio

COLUMBUS — Three area players who helped lead their team to impressive seasons in 2016-17 were recognized as all-Ohioans Tuesday evening. Barnesville’s Kallee Dowler and Bellaire’s Maci Crozier were named to the second and third teams, respectively, in Division III, while Union ...

Dancing never gets old for Prosser

MILWAUKEE — Mark Prosser has become quite the veteran as it pertains to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Wheeling Central grad, who is now the Associate Head Coach at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., is preparing for his fifth ‘Big Dance’ as an assistant coach. The ...

Wheeling Jesuit comes up short in Atlantic Regional final

FAIRMONT — Playing without star forward Haywood Highsmith who picked up his third personal foul with 3:12 left in the first half, Wheeling Jesuit went into halftime of the Atlantic Region final trailing top-seeded Fairmont by 12, 46-34, on Tuesday night at Joe Retton Arena. “I felt ...

River’s Flannery named second-team all-Ohio

COLUMBUS — River sophomore Lauren Flannery knew her role was going to change significantly. As a freshman, Flannery was more of a pass-first point guard, deferring the scoring to Jensen Caretti and Brielle Williams. However, with neither of those two back, Flannery welcomed the ...

Monteroso named all-region for West Liberty

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - West Liberty University men’s basketball standout Dan Monteroso has been honored as a first-team selection on the 2016-17 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) All-Atlantic Region Team. This is the latest in a growing list of postseason honors for the ...

Six area grapplers place in Ohio Tournament

COLUMBUS — A baker’s dozen. Thirteen Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestlers earned all-Ohio honors by placing in the top 8 of their respective weight classes as the 80th annual Ohio State Tournament came to a close Saturday at Value City Arena inside the Jerome Schottenstein Center at ...

Boswell’s bank lifts Jesuit by WLU in OT

FAIRMONT – Danny Sancomb was already thinking about how he could possibly address his team in the locker room after what had just transpired in a Atlantic Regional quarterfinal Saturday at Joe Retton Arena. The Wheeling Jesuit coach could do little but watch helplessly as the officiating crew ...

Inaugural Times Leader bowling team recognized

High school bowling has come a long way in the Ohio Valley. Just look around. More and more local bowling houses seemed to be filled during the winter months with prep bowlers fine-tuning their crafts as the sport continues to take off in the East District. Case in point, St. Clair Lanes ...

West Virginia state mat tournament resumes Monday

FAIRMONT — The 70th annual W.Va. State Wrestling Tournament will come to a close this week when three weight classes are contested inside the Fairmont Armory. Late last month just prior to the start of the state tournament, officials with the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities ...

Martins Ferry grad Alexander leads Osceola H.S. to Florida hoop title

These are good times for Nate Alexander. Not only is the Martins Ferry native preparing for a wedding in June, but he’s also celebrating a championship. The former Purple Rider, who just completed his 10th season as the head boys basketball coach at Osceola High School in suburban ...

Ferry grad launching college softball program in Va. Beach

WHEELING — A Martins Ferry High graduate is enjoying life at the beach — Virginia Beach that is. Dennis Nixon coaches at Princess Anne High School. It is one of 11 high schools in the Virginia Beach City Public School System. Princess Anne opened in 1954, and is the oldest remaining high ...

Trio of athletes set to be inducted to OVAC Hall

Two prep football players who excelled in college and competed in the pros plus one of the top track sprinters in area and state annals will be inducted at the 14th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, August 19 at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. Tapped from ...

Shadyside’s Quinn a win away

COLUMBUS — Three down. One to go. That’s been Greg Quinn’s motto ever since he finished second in last year’s state tournament. So far the Shadyside senior has lived up to his end of the deal as he advanced to the finals of the 113-pound weight class in Division III at the 80th ...