Headed to Wheeling Jesuit

Oak Glen graduate Josh Cornell, seated next to his mother Angela Jackson, will continue his academic and athletic careers at Wheeling Jesuit University, where he pursue a degree in physical therapy and be a member of the wrestling program. Cornell wrestled in four weight classes during his four years at Oak Glen – 103 pounds, 106, 120 and 126. He was an OVAC medalist three times and state medalist twice while compiling a 115-34 career record. Cornell also played football and baseball at Oak Glen and was a three-year representative on the OVAC Varsity Board. Academically, he posted a 3.56 GPA. Oak Glen wrestling coach Patrick McGillian said, “Josh was a pleasure to coach. He is a great leader and an extremely hard worker. He overcame a difficult ankle injury his senior year to place at both the OVAC and state levels which shows his dedication to wrestling and overall character. Josh will do very well at the next level both athletically and academically.” Also on hand for the signing were, from left, McGillian and Athletic Director Phil Rujak.

Headed to Wheeling Jesuit

Steubenville Big Red graduate Chris Smith, flanked by his parents Bernadette Pyle-Hall and Mike Hall, will continue his academic and athletic careers at Wheeling Jesuit University, where he will major in athletic training and be a member of the basketball team. Smith averaged 10.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.1 assists and 48 percent from the field for 21-4 Big Red. Smith was an All-Eastern District special mention selection, an All-OVAC honorable mention choice as a junior and senior and a District V honorable mention pick. Also on hand for the signing were, from left, Big Red assistant coach Jeff Lombardo and head coach Mike Haney.