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Blue Eagles Land Two On OVAC First Team

The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference recently held it's awards banquet and New Martinsville was well represented as the Blue Eagle football team placed two players on the first team. Named to the first unit from Magnolia was senior four year player Mikey Hamrick and junior Silas McKeever.Both ...

From My View For February 19

I can remember like it was yesterday when I saw on television West Virginia Head Boys Basketball Coach Bob Huggins kneeling down to the floor to hug Da'Sean Butler who had put the team on his back in the post-season of his senior year and took it through the Big 12 Tournament to the ...

Lumberjacks Comeback Against ’Dogs

By Rick LoyStaff WriterThe Valley Lumberjacks picked up their fifth win of the season to the delight of the hometown crowd with a second half comeback to defeat the Bridgeport Bulldogs, 71-59 Feb. 11 inside the VHS Gymnasium in the OVAC Consolation opener.. The Bulldogs led the entire game ...

Paden City Falls to Calhoun County

Paden City traveled to Calhoun County on Thursday night, February 15, to take on the Cougars in a boys high school basketball game. The Cats were riding a two game win streak and looking to get another, but Calhoun quickly established the tempo and opened up a 15-7 first quarter lead to boost ...

Blue Eagles Fall Short to Jets, Cadets

By BRUCE CRAWFORDSports WriterThe Magnolia Blue Eagles missed 9-10 free throws in the fourth quarter, while the Linsly Cadets were 1-1 to nip Magnolia 51-49 in the OVAC Class-3A Consolation inside the Blue Eagles Gymnasium.The Magnolia Blue Eagles have struggled for most of the season from ...

Wildcats Break Into Win Column

The Wildcats came on strong behind Ty Cains 21 points and seven rebounds, to hand Union a 56-47 loss inside Bob Burton Gymnasium on Saturday, February 8, and get their first win of the season in a WVHIT tournament game.The Cats put 28 first half points on the board with Cain getting 13 and Joel ...

Soles Reaches 1,000-Point Milestone

The Hundred Hornets boys basketball team raced out to a 31-10 first half lead and never looked back in handing the Montcalm Generals a 71-58 set-back in heading to the HIT Championship Feb. 8 inside the Hornets Nest."We set out to make it into the OVAC play-off and the Home Town Invitational ...

Knights Hold Off Eagles

The Magnolia Blue Eagles over came a 20-point deficit and got to within 9-points in the fourth period, but just ran out of time in a 76-65 loss to the Wheeling Central Maroon Knights Feb. 4, inside the Knights Gymnasium.Wheeling Central grabbed a 15-8 first quarter lead, but couldn't break away ...

Area Trio Earn Top Honors

This past week we had many people step-up and deliver outstanding performances. Starting with the Pilots freshman Ty Long who scored a season-high 25-points and grabbed 15-rebounds for a double-double in a 2-point loss to Monroe Central.You can also put in that the 'Jills sophomore Shyanne ...

From My View For February 12

It was so nice to see the Hundred girls making their first appearance in the OVAC Class-1A girls basketball top-4 teams vying for a chance to play for the Title.They were the fourth seed and had to play the #1 seed and defending OVAC Champions Beallsville. The Hundred girls have been improving ...