Local Sports

Karaffa honored as a third-team All-Ohio member

COLUMBUS — The Division III and IV boys basketball All-Ohio teams were announced Tuesday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. Toronto senior Nate Karaffa, who was named as the Division IV Eastern District co-player of the ...

Duggan, Fabian lead team to second place

Franciscan University of Steubenville’s distance medley relay team competed in New York City and finished second with a time of 10:36.18. Austen Duggan of Steubenville, second from the left, and Carlo Fabian of Catholic Central, second from the right, are a part of the team. With them are ...

Weir baseball team roughed up by Linsly

WHEELING — Eli Petho threw a one-hitter, and Linsly’s first seven batters reached base in a seven-run first inning that propelled the Cadets to a 10-0, five-inning high school baseball triumph against Weir High on Tuesday at Holloway Field. An early-season battle of unbeatens quickly ...

COLUMN: Predicting the 2019 MLB year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for spring lovers and baseball fans combined. To help celebrate what has become a holiday in the United States, let’s take the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics, make them open the season a week earlier than everybody else and do it in Japan. ...

Wheeling Park sneaks past Oak Glen late

WHEELING — The Oak Glen softball team fell to Wheeling Park, 2-1, on Tuesday. Wheeling Park won with a walk-off hit by Ashley Linder with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Janaya Montgomery started for the Golden Bears and pitched four innings, striking out one and allowing a ...

Indian Creek wrestlers shine at tournament in Youngstown

Several Indian Creek wrestlers competed at last weekend’s OAC Junior High State Tournament and Freshman State Tournament in Youngstown. Elijah Llewelly, left, won the eighth-grade championship at 176 pounds. Dominic Paterra, right, top, won the 138-pound eighth-grade title. In order from top ...

Hurricanes top Penguins in a shootout

RALEIGH, N.C. — Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped Pittsburgh cold and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night. Justin Williams scored the tying goal with 1:56 left in regulation, and Brock McGinn also scored for the Hurricanes. They won ...

West Liberty falls short in regional title contest

INDIANA, Pa. — It was a battle between two opposite styles of play. West Liberty, which leads the nation in points per game, faced off against Mercyhurst, which ranks second in scoring defense. The Lakers, proved that defense does win championships as they held the Hilltoppers to 35.2 ...

Oak Glen begins season red-hot, defeats Madonna

WEIRTON — Due to a conflict with the Weir High baseball team’s schedule, Oak Glen and Madonna faced off on Monday rather than Wednesday. The Golden Bears weren’t complaining, leaving Ed Bowman Field with huge smiles and a ton of confidence. Garrett Brewer was dominant on the mound, ...

McKay lifts Golden Bears, no-hits Weir High softball

WEIRTON — Freshman Madison McKay delivered a masterful performance on Monday, striking out 16 Weir High batters and allowing no hits. McKay also produced three hits and a run offensively, leading the Oak Glen softball team to a 4-0 victory. McKay struck out six-straight hitters at one ...