- Wheelersburg High School
name = Wheelersburg High School
imagesize = thumb
type = (
Ohio) public, rural, high school
district = Wheelersburg Local School District
grades = 9-12
principal = Matthew McCorkle, Principal Chris Porter, Asstistant Principal &
head of school = Mark Knapp, Superintendent
Southern Ohio Conference- Division II cite web|url=http://ohsaa.org/members.asp?SCHOOL_ID=1696|title=OHSAA Member School Info|accessdate=2007-05-10|author=OHSAA]
athletics = baseball, boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' cross country, boys' golf, boys' soccer, fast pitch softball, boys' and girls' swimming, boys' and girls' tennis, boys' and girls' track, and girls' volleyball cite web|url=http://ohsaa.org/members.asp?SCHOOL_ID=1696|title=OHSAA Member School Info|accessdate=2007-05-10|author=OHSAA]
colors = Orange and
Blackcite web|url=http://ohsaa.org/members.asp?SCHOOL_ID=1696|title=OHSAA Member Schools|accessdate=2007-05-10|author=OHSAA]
Piratescite web|url=http://ohsaa.org/members.asp?SCHOOL_ID=1696|title=OHSAA Member School Info|accessdate=2007-05-10|author=OHSAA]
location = 701 Pirate Drive
country = USA
website = [http://www.burg.k12.oh.us/ Wheelersburg LSD]
Wheelersburg High School (WHS) is a public
high schoolin Wheelersburg, Scioto County, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Wheelersburg Local School District, which is located in Porter Township along the northern bank of the Ohio Riverin Southern Ohio. Wheelersburg's nickname is the Pirates and their school colors are orange and black.
The district is bordered by the Bloom-Vernon Local School District and the Minford Local School District to the north along Ohio 140, the Green Local School District to the east along U.S. 52 and Ohio 522 (before entering Lawrence County), and the Portsmouth City School District to the west.
K-12academic building is currently under construction. Students entered the new building during the 2008-2009 school year.
Wheelersburg High School won the Ohio Academic Competition in 1985 and 1986.cite web|url=http://www.shawnee.edu/off/uos/ep/oac/past.htm|title=Ohio Academic Competition|accessdate=2007-05-22|author=OAC] The school also won the 1984
National Academic Championship.cite web|url=http://www.qunlimited.com/national.htm|title="National Academic Champions|accessdate=2007-07-02|author=QuestionsUnlimited]
For the past five years, the Wheelersburg High School has received an "Excellent" rating on the State of Ohio's Local Report Card.cite web |url=http://dnet01.ode.state.oh.us/DistrictRatings/Districts.aspx|title=District Local Report Card Information]
There are ten school districts and eleven high schools in Scioto County along with one parochial school as well several private and community schools.cite web|url=http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Scioto.pdf|title=Ohio County Profiles: Scioto County|accessdate=2007-05-11|author=Ohio Department of Development] The school's athletic affiliation is with the
Ohio High School Athletic Association(OHSAA) and the Southern Ohio Conference(SOC), which has sixteen member schools and is divided into two divisions (SOC I & SOC II) based on the schools' enrollment. The SOC includes teams from four different Ohio counties - Jackson County (Oak Hill High School), Lawrence County ( Symmes Valley High School), Pike County (Waverly High School, Eastern High School, and Western High School), and Scioto County (Clay High School, Green High School, Glenwood High School, Sciotoville Community School, Valley High School, Northwest High School, Minford High School, Portsmouth West High School, Notre Dame High School, South Webster High School, and Wheelersburg High School).cite news|author=Southern Ohio Conference|title=Southern Ohio Conference Constitution and By-laws|SOC|date=January 2007]
Ohio High School Athletic Conferencesand the Southern Ohio Conference"
Ohio High School Athletic Association championships and appearances
*Boys' Baseball – 1996 (def. Middlefield Cardinal 4-1) cite web|url=http://www.yappi.com/baseball/StateChamps.html|title=Yappi Sports Baseball|accessdate=2007-02-12|author=Yappi] cite web|url=http://www.ohsaa.org/|title=Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site|accessdate=2006-12-31|author=
*Boys' Basketball::OHSAA State Runner-upcite news|title=OHSAA 84th Annual State Basketball Tournament Program|author=OHSAA|page=51 & 59] :::::1984 - (d. Willard 70-64 & lost to Akron St. Vincent - St. Mary 75-71 to finish season at 23-5):::::1995 - (d. Columbus Bishop Hartley 76-60 & lost to Orrville 79-50 to finish season at 23-4) ::OHSAA Final Four Appearancescite news|title=OHSAA 84th Annual State Basketball Tournament Program|author=OHSAA|page=51-52 & 59] cite web|url=http://ohsaa.org/sports/bk/boys/2006/d3rslt06.htm|title=Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site, 2006 Boys' Div. III Basketball Recap|accessdate=2007-07-23|author=
OHSAA] cite web|url=http://ohsaa.org/sports/bk/boys/2007/d3semi2.htm|title=Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site, 2007 Boys' Div. III Basketball Recap|accessdate=2007-07-23|author= OHSAA] :::::1982 - Youngstown Rayen d. Wheelersburg 61-45):::::1989 - (Cincinnati North College Hill d. Wheelersburg 71-67 (2OT)):::::2006 - (Cleveland Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph d. Wheelersburg 71-62):::::2007 - (Cincinnati North College Hill d. Wheelersburg 69-66 (OT))::OHSAA State Basketball Tournament Recordscite news|title=OHSAA 84th Annual State Basketball Tournament Program|author=OHSAA|page=62] :::::Largest Margin of Victory - Championship Game (Division III) - Orrville 79 d. Wheelersburg 50 in 1995:::::Most Two-Point Field Goals - Championship Game - Orrville (35) v. Wheelersburg in 1995:::::Most Two-Point Field Goals, Both Teams - Championship Game - 53 (Orrville 35 & Wheelersburg 18) in 1995:::::Most Rebounds - Championship Game - Orrville (44) v. Wheelersburg in 1995
*Football – 1989 (def. Warren John F. Kennedy 14-7) cite web|url=http://www.yappi.com/football/StateChamps.html|title=Yappi Sports Football|accessdate=2007-06-20|author=Yappi]
*Girls' Softball - OHSAA State Runner-up - 2004 (d. Archbold 2-1 & lost to Woodsfield Monroe Central 1-0 to finish season at 25-6)cite news|title=OHSAA 30th Annual State Fast Pitch Softball Tournament Program|author=OHSAA|page=37]
In 1989, the Wheelersburg "Pirates" football team won the Division IV state championship by defeating the Warren John F. Kennedy "Eagles" 14-7. The Pirates were led by head coach Ed Miller, who also won two
Ohio Associated Pressstate championships at Portsmouth Notre Dame in 1967 and 1970.
The Pirates are members of the
Southern Ohio Conference, Division II. "The Burg," as it is affectionately called, has won their conference twenty-seven times. In fact, Wheelersburg has captured more conference titles than all other member schools (Lucasville Valley, Minford, Portsmouth West, Scioto Northwest and Waverly) combined.
Making the OHSAA football playoffs eighteen times, the Pirates have captured five regional titles, reaching the state playoffs in 1981, 1989, 1991, 1994 and 1998.cite web|url=http://www.burg.k12.oh.us/highschool/athletics/championships/|title=Wheelersburg High School Championships|accessdate=2007-05-24|author=Wheelersburg Athletic Department] The Pirates won the SOC title against the West Senators for their 27th SOC title, on October 26,2007.
Notable alumni, coaches, and faculty
* Ed Miller - He is a former football coach and member of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame (1996).cite web|url=http://www.ohsfca.org/hallof.htm|title=Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame|accessdate=2007-06-20] He won the 1989 football championship while at Wheelersburg and the 1967 and 1970 Associated Press football championships while at Portsmouth Notre Dame High School.cite web|url=http://www.burg.k12.oh.us/highschool/alumni/memorybook/1996/millerhalloffame.pdf|title=Ed Miller's Induction into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)|publisher=Wheelersburg High School|accessdate=2007-08-06]
*Dave Pyles - He is a 1987 graduate of
Miami Universityand former National Football Leagueplayer with the Oakland Raiderscite web|url=http://www.raiders.com/Common/Article.aspx?id=10578|title=Oakland Raiders: All-Time Roster|author=Oakland Raiders|accessdate=2007-07-27|date] and Cleveland Browns.
* Josh Newman - He was a 2000 graduate of
Wheelersburg High Schooland a current member of the 2007 National League West Champion Colorado Rockies
George Washington Rightmire, President of Ohio State University1925-1938
* [http://www.burg.k12.oh.us/ Wheelersburg Local School District]
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