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OVAC Wrestling

Wrestlers must sacrifice a lot for their sport

... on the Ultimate Sacrifice Sport What I’m about to share with you are factual events that only wrestlers will truly understand. It is the story of my personal sacrifices as a high school wrestler in Pennsylvania which is only a microcosm of what all committed matmen in my day ...

Bridgeport seeks to compete in Class 2A field

By KIM NORTH Times Leader Sports Writer BRIDGEPORT — Things are looking up for the Bridgeport wrestling team. Fifth-year head coach David Nelson has done a tremendous job of getting the numbers back up to par for the youthful Bulldogs as they will fill 12 of the 14 weight classes ...

Park’s Nash looks to repeat

By KIM NORTH Times Leader Sports Writer WHEELING — Wheeling Park is a very well respected wrestling program, both in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference and the state of West Virginia. The Patriots will be seeking their seventh overall title and second Class 5A championship when the ...

Union Local ready to endure at OVAC

By RICK THORP Times Leader Sports Writer MORRISTOWN — Zach Powell believes his team endures a tough schedule, so the first-year Union Local head coach hopes his squad is ready to endure the rigors of the 64th annual Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Tournament. Action begins Thursday night at ...

John Marshall is always a big presence at OVAC

By RICK THORP Times Leader Sports Writer MOUNDSVILLE — Year in and year out, there’s one thing area wrestling fans can count on — John Marshall will have a big presence at the Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Tournament. 2016 should be no exception as Head Coach Ted Zervos has a young, ...