Oak Glen's Peyton Hall.

Hall is a national champ

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NEW MANCHESTER — Not long after he won a state title, Oak Glen’s Peyton Hall had his sights on another championship. He is still nine months away from getting a chance to defend his title in Huntington, but he has already won a championship on the national stage. Hall captured the ...

Edison pitcher Emily Smith (Shawn Rine photo).

Clunk leads Oak Glen past Edison

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WHEELING — Edison coach Spencer Bendle didn’t see this type of performance coming. The Wildcats hitters didn’t fair well locating Hannah Clunk pitches, either. Clunk struck out 10 in a complete-game shutout while helping her own cause with a pair of homers as Oak Glen (16-5) took down ...

Oak Glen, Feicht shut down Red Riders

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NEW MANCHESTER — Not too long ago, first-year Oak Glen baseball coach T.J. Osbon said, “these guys have bought in and are trusting the process. The boys know we still have a lot of work to do to reach our goals this year and they are working hard.” The Golden Bears have won seven of ...

TAKING SECOND — Oak Glen poses with the OVAC Class 1A-4A runnerup trophy Tuesday in Wheeling. From left, tournament director George Frazier, Molly Swartzmiller, Brooke Provenzano, Katie Szymanski, Cristal Tetrault and Coach Ken Keller. Also on the team are Ally Brothers and Abby Chavez.
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Linsly wins 7th straight tennis title

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WHEELING — The Linsly girls’ tennis team was looking at a rebuild after losing most of its top players from last season. But like any good program, the faces may change, but the results stay the same. Linsly captured its OVAC record seventh consecutive championship, winning the Class ...

High school lineup

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(Contests at 5 p.m. unless noted) Today Tennis OVAC boys doubles at West Liberty, 8:30 a.m. Softball OVAC Semifinals at I-470 Complex Class 5A (Field 3 - Lisa's Field) No. 3 Indian Creek vs. No. 2 Wheeling Park, 5:15 p.m. No. 4 Morgantown vs. No. 1 John Marshall, 7:00 p.m. Regular ...

Madison Smith

Off to the Air Force Academy

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Indian Creek senior Madison Smith, flanked by her parents, Bob Smith and Kim Mark, will continue her academic and athletic careers at the Air Force Academy, where she will also be a member of the women’s track and field program. Smith is a three-sport, four-year letterwinner for the Redskins ...

Seth Staskey
LADY IN RED — Serena Burkey and the Toronto Red Knights defeated River, 8-7, in nine innings Monday to advance to the OVAC Class 2A softball championship Saturday against Wheeling Central.

Toronto comes from behind to defeat River

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ELM GROVE — En route to earning the top seed in the OVAC Class 2A tournament, Toronto has been red hot and winning in all sorts of ways. Head coach Steve Trifonoff and his Red Knights added another chapter to that narrative Monday night on Ben’s Field at the Chambers I-470 ...

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TROTTING HOME — Weirton Madonna’s Sophia Recrosio scores during Monday’s win over Conotton Valley in the OVAC Class 1A semifinals.

Dons look for Class A 3-peat

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WHEELING — In the second OVAC Class 1A semifinal game, Madonna proved why it is the No. 1 seed. Katie Gasvoda was brilliant in the circle like she has been all year. She fired 11 strikeouts and secured a no-hitter while Sophia Recrosio hit an inside-the-park home run to apply the mercy rule ...

Creek slips past Ferry

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MINGO JUNCTION — Indian Creek’s Gabe McGrew and Martins Ferry’s Austin Bassa locked horns in one whale of a pitching duel at the John Muth Recreational Complex Monday. Unfortunately, neither right-hander was still on the bump when the Buckeye 8 marathon finally was decided. The Redskins ...

Bears top Knights

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NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen took advantage of two straight Wheeling Central errors to walk off with a 5-4 come-from-behind win during a steady drizzle Monday night at the Golden Bears’ Field of Dreams. T.J. Osbon’s club scored the winning run in the home half of the seventh inning without ...