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WLU wrestling team ranked No. 4 nationally

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. - Head coach Danny Irwin’s fast-rising West Liberty University wrestling team was ranked No. 4 in the nation with nationally ranked wrestlers in six of the 10 weight classes when TheOpenMat.com website released its annual preseason NCAA Division II rankings. Two-time ...

Huskies’ Mitchell signs with Akron for hoops

The long and tedious recruiting trail has reached its final destination for Harrison Central senior Kobe Mitchell. The Huskies’ multi-sport standout formally signed his name to his National Letter of Intent Wednesday morning to join the Akron Zips basketball program. “It was quite ...

Kildow sisters recognized on D-III All-Ohio volleyball listing

Hanging on the walls of the gymnasium at Union Local High School are banners, commemorating every All-Ohio athlete to wear a Jets uniform. There, however, is no banner for volleyball. After the announcement of the 2020 All-Ohio Volleyball teams this past Sunday, they’re going to have make ...

OVAC All-Star Soccer match called off

WHEELING -- The annual OVAC All-Star game has been canceled. Originally set for Sunday at Red Devils Stadium in St. Clairsville, OVAC All-Star Game Director Gary Watt had to make the difficult, but inevitable, decision to not move forward with the event due to the increase of positive cases of ...

All-OVAC Soccer Teams

All OVAC Soccer Girls First Team Class 5A Michaela August, Morgantown; Lakyn Blackburn, Steubenville; Lydia Buchmelter, Brooke; Merritt Delk, Wheeling Park; Lizzy Edwards, University; Brianna Ferguson, Brooke; Ellie Foggin, Parkersburg South; Graceylyn Hanna, Wheeling Park; Lily Hanna, ...

Bellaire’s Defibaugh earns All-Ohio acclaim at state CC

Bellaire senior Jacob Defibaugh went to Columbus Saturday for the OHSAA’s State Cross Country Championship with his goals clearly laid out in front of him. Things like a sub-16 time and a spot on the awards podium as an All-Ohio runner were tops on the list. When the dust settled and ...

Bellaire’s Defibaugh earns All-Ohio in CC

Bellaire senior Jacob Defibaugh went to Columbus Saturday for the OHSAA’s State Cross Country Championship with his goals clearly laid out in front of him. Things like a sub-16 time and a spot on the awards podium as an All-Ohio runner were tops on the list. When the dust settled and ...

St. C. blanked by Bloom-Carrol, 40-0

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Falling behind early on has been a trademark of St. Clairsville this season. However, the resilient Red Devils have stayed the course and eventually rallied for a victory. The first half of that trend continued Saturday night at Red Devil Stadium, but this time there ...

Shadyside’s dream ends

NEWARK -- Newark Catholic and Shadyside punched each other in the mouth early on Friday night, but then the defenses tightened up and scoring was at a premium. As happens in big games, special teams plays a key role in determining the outcome. The fifth-seeded Greenwave (7-3) used a ...

T-L seeks hoop game nominations

The Ohio Valley has long been a hotbed for high school sports. Last year, The Times Leader along with the Wheeling Intelligencer and News-Register put together the list of Top 10 football games over the last 50 years. The series, which ran for one week, drew rave reviews. This year, the ...

Shadyside derailed by South Webster in regional

NEW LEXINGTON -- The memorable ride has come to an end. Shadyside’s brilliant 22-3 campaign wrapped up on Thursday night in the Division IV Regional Semifinals as the Tigers fell in straight sets to South Webster 25-19, 25-19 and 25-8 inside New Lexington’s gymnasium. Shadyside reached ...

St. Clairsville set for Region 15 title game

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Brett McLean has been around coaching and enough extended runs in the Ohio playoffs long enough to understand that not a whole lot of time can be spent enjoying a win before moving onto the next game. That’s even true when his team rallies from a 28-point deficit to win ...

District 12 All-Star Volleyball

Division II First Team Abigail Walker, John Glenn; Layni Gillespie, John Glenn; Camden Black, Meadowbrook; Ella Jefferis, Meadowbrook; Grace Conrad, Sheridan; Brooklyn Heller, Sheridan; Faith Stinson, Sheridan; Trinity VanDusen, Tai-Valley. Second Team Elle McLoughlin, John Glenn; Mya ...

Bellaire’s Defibaugh has sights set on podium at state CC meet

BELLAIRE -- As it pertains to the OHSAA’s State Cross Country Championships, Bellaire senior Jacob Defibaugh has been there and done that. But, don’t think for a minute that the area’s lone qualifier is satisfied or just happy to be going back. “I plan to leave ...

Shadyside taking aim at regional title Friday against Newark Catholic

SHADYSIDE — If Shadyside is to qualify for its fifth state semifinal appearance all-time, it must do something no other Tigers squad has been able to ... defeat Newark Catholic. The seventh-seeded Tigers and No. 3 Greenwave will match 6-3 records Friday night when they clash in the ...

Bridgeport falls in finale at Madonna

WEIRTON - With a Class A playoff berth and a Class 1A OVAC title on the line this week, Madonna had to find an opponent. It could not risk taking another week off to accomplish those goals. Insert Bridgeport (Ohio), a team that has not played the previous two weeks due to COVID-related issues ...

St. C. can’t overcome injuries, Dover in Reg. 7 semifinal loss

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Members of the St. Clairsville girls soccer team will remember their first trip to the regional tournament for the historical factor, not the final result. With four integral parts of their starting lineup out with injuries, the Red Devils — aka the ‘walking ...

Shadyside preparing for D-IV regional

NEW LEXINGTON - Successful athletic teams are nothing new at Shadyside High School where the Tigers can boast of countless Ohio Valley Athletic Conference banners as well as Ohio sectional, district and regional championships in any number of sports. However, when Coach Eric Mercer’s ...

St. C. girls set for first regional

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Unchartered waters. That’s what St. Clairsville will be entering when it hosts Dover tonight in a Division II, Region VII girls soccer tournament semifinal. No Red Devils soccer team -- male of female -- has ever reached this level of competition. The match is set for 7 ...