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Babe Ruth All-Stars ready for tourneys

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ELKINS — The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s three All-Star teams are preparing for tournament play in the coming weeks. The 15-year-old All-Star team will be heading to Huntington for tournament play beginning on Wednesday. The 15-year-old All-Stars include players Trent Tallman, James ...

Tickets still available for gun raffle

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ELKINS — Some tickets are still remaining as Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League officials are selling tickets for a gun raffle to benefit the youth baseball organization. A ticket will make each donor eligible for a month’s worth of raffle drawings. “We will have drawings every day except ...

Weather changes Post 29 schedule

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ELKINS — With impending rain showers in the forecast Friday evening, Elkins Post 29 officials canceled today’s game at noon with Wheeling Post 1. However, as of press time, the game against Bridgeport Post 68 was still on for 5 p.m. at Robin Harvey Memorial Field at Bluegrass ...

DNR set to offer limited permits

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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will soon be accepting applications for the limited permits for black bear gun hunting during the traditional two-week buck gun season in eight counties. This year, the DNR will issue 100 permits each for black bear gun hunting in the following ...

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Hannah Vet, a West Virginia Wesleyan junior pitcher from Naples, Florida, has received multiple postseason honors.

Vet named MEC Female Athlete of the Year

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BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan softball standout Hannah Vet has been named the Mountain East Conference Female Athlete of the Year for 2016-17. Vet, a junior from Naples, Florida, went 28-4 with a 0.94 ERA in the circle for the Lady Bobcats. She ranked second in the country in ERA ...

Elkins Post 29 pounds Fairmont, 24-2

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FAIRMONT — Kyle Riggleman drove in 10 runs Thursday as Elkins Post 29 cruised past Fairmont Post 17, 24-2, in American Legion baseball action at Robert C. Byrd High School. “I challenged the guys going into the game,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “After last night, one of the ...

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VBS director Michelle Rhodes gathers with children attending Job Church of God’s ‘Outta This World’-themed Vacation Bible School, which culminates today.

Job Church of God offers VBS

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JOB — The Job Church of God outside of Harman is hosting its annual Vacation Bible School event this week for all children. The nightly sessions began Monday evening and will conclude today. VBS runs from 6 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m. each evening. Any child from or around the ...

Post 29 loses epic slugfest, 21-20

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GLENVILLE — Elkins Post 29 blew a 12-run lead Tuesday, falling to Braxton County Post 33, 21-20, in American Legion baseball action. Ben Fincham earned the victory in relief for Braxton County. He went 5 innings, giving up 8 runs on 9 hits while striking out 4 batters. Kyle Riggleman ...

Canaan, Timberline announce partnership

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DAVIS — Timberline Four Seasons Resort and the Canaan Valley Resort in Davis are announcing a new partnership in the creation of a single joint ski ticket beginning in the 2017-2018 ski season. The cooperative venture allows purchasers of a joint lift ticket to ski a combined 84 trails ...

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Austin Upton led the Philip Barbour Colts in scoring in the 2016-17 season.

Philip Barbour’s Austin Upton commits to ABU

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PHILIPPI — Recent Philip Barbour graduate Austin Upton made his final decision about where to go to college after commencement was in the books at the Colts’ Corral. Upon has committed to the Alderson Broaddus University’s mens basketball program, headquartered at Battle Hill in ...

WVU players to be at EHS on Friday

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ELKINS — A Meet and Greet Shootout with West Virginia University basketball players Nathan Adrian and James Long will be offered on Friday at Elkins High School. The players will meet fans of the game between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to talk WVU basketball, shoot some ball and sign autographs. ...

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The Philip Barbour and Buckhannon-Upshur girls soccer squads scrimmaged Wednesday at BC Bank Park on George Byrer Field. The tune-up game resulted in good minutes for all as the teams worked on fundamentals leading up to the regular season.

Lady Colts host B-U for scrimmage

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PHILIPPI — A pair of opposing seniors put the first two goals of the evening in the net Wednesday at BC Bank Park as the visiting Lady Buccaneers of B-UHS took on the Philip Barbour Colts in a tune-up scrimmage game. Senior Molly Clark took care of a blocked shot from the left side for ...

Thunder in the Mountains dodges rain

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The rainy weather left town long enough for Elkins Raceway to get in another installment of Thunder in the Mountains last week. The wet conditions caused some issues with the track and there were several holes and ruts opened up and it made for some interesting choices of lines through the ...

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Bob Koepka, left, is proud of the success of his son, U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka.

U.S. Open winner has ties to Wesleyan

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan graduate Bob Koepka, class of 1981, received a Father’s Day present he will cherish the rest of his life — his son’s U.S. Open Golf Championship. When Brooks Koepka made the final putt on the 18th hole to clinch the title, it was a dream come true ...

Walks sink Post 29

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CLARKSBURG — Too many free passes contributed to the defeat of Elkins Post 29 Tuesday, as the team fell to Bridgeport Post 68, 14-4, at Robert C. Byrd High School in American Legion baseball action. “Simply put, we got our tails kicked tonight,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “I ...

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Transfer quarterback Will Grier, shown in scrimmage action from this spring, has been cleared by the NCAA to play for West Virginia University in the 2017 season.

QB Will Grier cleared to play at WVU

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MORGANTOWN — The NCAA has cleared transfer quarterback Will Grier to play at West Virginia at the start of the season. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen confirmed Grier’s eligibility Tuesday. “We are pleased that Will has been cleared to play in our season opener by the NCAA,” ...

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Local ATV racer Chandler Burner will compete in Pocahontas County Saturday and Sunday in the 11th annual Snowshoe GNCC, as part of America’s largest off-road motorcycle and ATV racing series.

Local ATV racer to compete at Snowshoe

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BELINGTON — Local ATV racer Chandler Burner has back-to-back wins on the amateur GNCC circuit and he’s hoping to make it a three-peat in his class at Snowshoe on Saturday. “I’m looking to stay consistent (at Snowshoe),” Burner said. “I want to get the win. I’m always trying ...

ABU announces soccer schedule

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PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus University men’s soccer team has announced its schedule for the 2017 season. “Our schedule is designed to provide us with some of the best teams in our region and the country,” said head coach Scott Phipps. “Finishing the season with five straight ...