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 6

We have been in in Cordoba, Argentina now for three days and on Tuesday April 2 2019 we were ready to take the field for the first time. But first we needed to take care of something we had been planning for a ...

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 1

It was 5 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2019, when 14 boys from the FC Wheeling United U-14 soccer team became a part of a long-standing Wheeling “send-off” tradition by convening at the White Palace parking lot i...

Sports Complex Addition for The Highlands

A goal adopted by the Ohio County Commission a decade ago will finally be realized at The Highlands when a multi-purpose sports complex is constructed and opened to the public in late 2018 or early 2019. Orp...

My Summer of Golf

The leadership of Oglebay Park and the Wheeling Park Commission decided to DO SOMETHING this year about the state of golf in the Ohio Valley - namely, that golf numbers are down, and young local people aren't n...

Cardinals Are Sweet Sixteen

And it's on to the Cardinals first NCAA Division II Regional Final! Wheeling Jesuit put together a 24-5 run starting with 10 minutes left and surged past Shippensburg, 97-91, in the Atlantic Regional Semifinals...

Wheeling’s Golden Core

This isn't a sports story.  It's not a sentimental story.  It's not a "glory days" story. It's a story of a city, Wheeling, West Virginia, whose core is made of gold. State Champs On Novemember 9th, 19...

CCHS Airs Excitement Over Broadcasting Honor

“I like broadcasting because it helps me step out of my comfort zone. It also helps me with my speech and my public speaking. I am a little nervous before we get started, but once we get rolling, everything see...

The King and Oglebay

Arnold Palmer Recalled by Oglebay's Randy Worls He knew it would spoil, but the child didn’t seem to care, so Arnold Palmer signed his banana peel and handed it to the young man. That’s the kind of man Pa...

The Curse, The Crown, And The Clowns

How The Cleveland Cavaliers Restored My Hope In Humanity…And The Cleveland Browns When a friend asked me this past spring if I’d consider writing a Weelunk.com article on my Cleveland Browns fandom, I told ...

“Coach” Sam Andy: 1940 – 2016

He fought for what he believed in whether he was a coach, a teacher, a member of the Ohio County Board of Education, a radio commentator, or a friend. And Sam Andy battled for people, too, because, in many c...

ECHL Hockey Legend’s Cup Is Overflowing

He admits it. He told a little fib during his very first hockey tryout. Patrick Kelly grew up in a small town in Ontario, and in 1948 the local fire department had placed an ad in the newspaper about the try...

Nailers Earn Trip to Cup Finals

For the first time since 1993, Wheeling, W.Va, is going to the ECHL's Championship Series. On Tuesday night, the Wheeling Nailers broke a 2-2 tie with three goals in a span of 4:39 during the early stag...

The Toppers Take Texas

The No. 5-ranked West Liberty University men's basketball team, playing in their fifth Elite Eight in six years, came up one basket short of advancing to their second NCAA Division II national championship game...

Central’s Harler A Winner On And Off Court

“The average person would lay there. Be different. Be great.” That is what one of two posters taped directly above his pillow states, and the other reads, “You’re lying there while someone is outworking you....

WJU #2, WLU #3

Ohio County is becoming NCAA Division II's Tobacco Road.   Wheeling Jesuit University and West Liberty University are not only battling for local bragging rights, but are now competing for pole position in the ...

Help Celebrate WJU’s National Championship

  Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) has planned a week's worth of events for the campus and the community to celebrate the Cardinals' first-ever national championship. “Capturing a national championsh...

Ronell Green – Wheeling’s Boxing Champ

He stayed calm, and he listened; he followed the game plan; he paced himself; he was patient; he kept his temper tempered; and he represented East Wheeling’s Bullpen Fight Club exactly the way he wished. Tha...

Are You Ready For Some (Injury-Free) Football?

Go ahead. Sing it to yourself. We all hear it in our heads -- that familiar Monday Night Football tune. It’s coming. Football is back for 2015, and, depending on where you are in life, it has different meanings...

‘The Sportsical’ – A Dream Come True

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Jakob Bedway enjoys sports – even hockey, despite his father’s objections. “Watching hockey can be tough in the Bedway house,” the 11-year-old fifth grader honestly admitt...