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Apicella enjoys much success in South Carolina

February 11, 2016 LAKE CITY, SC — Matt Apicella was a superb baseball player in his prep days at Shadyside. He was named all-Ohio in 1994 for his sparkling diamond performance as a Tigers’ senior. more »»

OHSAA still investigating St. John’s

January 31, 2016 COLUMBUS — The investigation into St. John Central’s alleged transgressions has been ongoing since the football seaso. more »»

Shepherd draws cheers for OVAC work

January 31, 2016 WHEELING — Is it a sport or not? That is a question central to cheerleading. Regardless of the answer, the OVAC presents a cheering competition second to none. more »»

Defining a true hero on the mat

January 31, 2016 The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the term hero as follows: “Hero” is defined as a man or woman admired for his or her achievements and personal qualities. more »»

Fred Bruney: Big on football and family

January 28, 2016 MARTINS FERRY —He is famous for all his gridiron exploits, and they were countless. Fred Bruney was more than just football — he was a dedicated family man. more »»

Brubaker’s impact on swimming felt throughout OVAC

January 24, 2016 WHEELING — When you think of Bill Brubaker, your thoughts immediately turn to swimming. It’s unavoidable. Brubaker is the winningest coach in OVAC history, regardless of sport. more »»

Former Blue Don’s hoop great excels as college coach

January 21, 2016 WEIRTON — Joanna Bernabei is one of the finest female hoopsters to ever grace OVAC hardwoods. Bernabei scripted a sparkling Weirton Madonna career. more »»

South extends mat dominance

January 18, 2016 WHEELING — The 63rd annual Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Tournament is now in the history books after spawning many more memorable mat moments. more »»

UL grad enjoying life on the Houston staff

January 18, 2016 When Dan Carrel was a student at Union Local High School he had a plan for his future. It involved entering the military and becoming a soldier, defending the United States of America’s freedoms. more »»

Steubenville native living Spartan life

January 18, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — A Jefferson County native is a major player in the success the Michigan State football program is experiencing. Ken Mannie is the Spartans’ head strength and conditioning coach. more »»

The day I was beaten up on the wrestling mat

January 17, 2016 NCAA’s Rulebook has often referred to the mat competition as “a sport of discomfort.” I, for one, will never deny that the above statement is truly a reality of wrestlin. more »»

Phil Lewton: Hoop great, special man

January 14, 2016 WHEELING — He was a big man with a big heart whose serious illness spawned a massive outpouring of love, caring and generosity throughout the Ohio Valley. more »»

Were Howard’s heroics just a passing fancy?

January 7, 2016 MORGANTOWN — It was only the Cactus Bowl and a game not viewed by most of the nation. more »»

Ninth CRC: A slam-dunk success again

January 4, 2016 WHEELING — The 9th annual Cancer Research Classic is now in the books, and by all accounts it was an overwhelming success. more »»

WVU, Buckeyes to end season with bowl wins

December 31, 2015 WHEELING — The main course of college football bowls will be served up, beginning today. The appetizers have been cleared from the table, setting the stage for the playoff semifinals. more »»

Holtz knew talent by hiring Urban Meyer at Notre Dame

December 30, 2015 IT’S NO SECRET that Ohio Valley native Lou Holtz, who was in the coaching ranks at Ohio State, Notre Dame and elsewhere, is extremely knowledgeable about football and talent. more »»

Bellaire BOE sorting out 19 grid candidates

December 27, 2015 BELLAIRE — The Buckeye Local Board of Education filled its football head coaching vacancy Monday. Now, the ball is in the hands of the Bellaire BOE. more »»

CRC: A vehicle to promote hoops and men’s health

December 21, 2015 WHEELING — The Cancer Research Classic has become a rite of winter in the Ohio Valley. The prep hoop extravaganza is the brainchild of Dr. Gregory Merric. more »»

Wheeling Jesuit spikers clear final hurdle

December 20, 2015 WHEELING — National champions. It is a title few teams or coaches can lay claim to. Christy Benner and her Wheeling Jesuit University volleyball team are freshly minted members of that exclusive club. more »»

Home grown athletes were once a given

December 20, 2015 Don’t you just miss the “home grown” great athletes of the Ohio Valley, or any other area for that matter? I am not a native of the Valley, but I love Ohio Valley athletics. more »»



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