Athletics

Our South American Odyssey: Day 8

On the evening of Day 7, April 3, 2019, we climbed into our "El Practico" bus and embarked on a 10-hour red-eye from Cordoba to Argentina's Capital: Buenos Aires. During the grueling ride, we stopped at ...

Our South American Odyssey: Day 7

Day 6 brought practice, Day 7, April 3 2019, was Game Day. It seems all of our efforts in fundraising, planning and practicing have led to this moment. This was the day our boys from Wheeling and the Ohio Valle...

Our South American Odyssey: Day 5

Last you heard from us it was Day 4 and the boys were holding a "sleepover" with their host families. When they awoke on Monday April 1 2019, they had, literally and figuratively, never been this far home. Yes,...

Our South American Odyssey: Day 4

The “sleepover” is not a foreign concept to these 13-year-olds, yet Day Four of our journey presented a brand-new take on the subject. In the afternoon of Sunday March 31, the boys of FC United were dropped off...

Our South American Odyssey: Day 3

There are those moments in life that inspire people to take a step back, take a deep breath and reflect. For some it might happen often, but for most it only occurs a handful of times. It is when we find oursel...

Our South American Odyssey: Preview

After months of planning, fundraising, meeting  — and lots of soccer — reality finally settled in. The exact timing of such realization happened a few weeks ago when Diego Gattesco sent a message to our group o...

Wheeling Nailers Provide Fast-Paced Fun

While our warehouses and factories stand in testament to our tradition of hard work, the crowd at WesBanco Arena is living, breathing (and yelling) proof that Wheeling plays hard, too. Currently in its 27th ...

WJU to Host Volleyball Clinics for Kids

The volleyball team at Wheeling Jesuit University will host a series of youth clinics during February. There will be three separate clinics for youths of all ages. "Cardinal Kids," for children ages 4-9...

Soccer Team Getting a Kick Out of Culture

“At the end of the day, we’re all the same — humans.” — Diego Gattesco That’s exactly why Diego Gattesco wants to take his son’s soccer team to his hometown of Cordoba, Argentina, in the spring. It’s not just ...

Super Runners Lace Up for CASA Superhero 5k

Every child needs a hero to look up to, but neglected or abused children need superheroes. On a chilly Saturday in Triadelphia, runners from all over the Ohio Valley laced up their running shoes and tied their ...

Wheeling Central Beats Wheeling Park, Sort of

Story and Photographs By David Delk Weelunk Contributor In a matchup of the two best middle-school girls basketball teams in Wheeling, St. Michaels Parish School defeated Triadelphia Middle School 35-26 T...

WPHS Cheerleaders Trained For Success

By Kayley Miller Wheeling Park High School, 11th Grade Editors Note: This story first appeared on weelunk.com on December 1 2014, WPHS did go on and win the State Cheering Championship that year.  ...

Wesbanco Arena Restaurant Generating Fans

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com When the Wheeling Nailers face off against Orlando this evening at Wesbanco Arena, a couple of thousand seats will be filled with members of a most faithful fan base, teenage...

Brace Yourself. Ski Season Is Coming.

By Adam Mull Weelunk Contributor Did you feel that?  Maybe you haven't been outside yet today and are still basking in the memories of the beautiful, warm autumn days of early this week.  Most kids were out...

Some Love, Some Still Doubt Holgorsen

By Joe Myers Weelunk.com So how do you like him now? We'll know more after this afternoon's GameDay Showdown in Motown whether or not Dana Holgorsen is the Next Big Thing. Again. Yeah, remember w...

FC Wheeling United Travel Soccer

by David Delk The city of Wheeling boasts the preeminent travel soccer program in northern West Virginia and arguably the whole state in the FC Wheeling United travel soccer club. FC Wheeling United has been...
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