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WEATHER WOES

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ELKINS — Thunderstorms that moved through the area late Monday afternoon forced the postponements of several area youth baseball games and tournaments. The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s Fuzz Jones City Tournament, which is being played at Robin Harvey Memorial Field, had play halted ...

Games set to begin today

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ELKINS — The 2019 Fuzz Jones City Tournament for the Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League will begin today at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Two games will take place today in the double-elimination tournament with Broughton’s Sports and Davis Trust Company getting things started with a 5:30 ...

Elkins Post 29 cruises by Marietta

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MARIETTA, Ohio — Will Knight pitched seven strong innings and Elkins pounded out a season-high 13 hits en route to a 12-3 win over Marietta (Ohio) Sunday in American Legion baseball action. Knight scattered five hits in the complete-game effort for Post 29 (8-9). He allowed just two ...

TV knocks off Braxton, Elkins falls

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SUTTON — After receiving byes on the opening day of action on Saturday, Elkins and Tygart Valley began 11-12 year-old District 8 Little League Tournament play Sunday at Holly Gray Park. Elkins dropped a 15-0 decision at the hands of Summersville, while Tygart Valley outlasted host Braxton ...

Pirates rally twice to stun Padres

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman isn’t afraid of the big moment. Newman drew a game-winning walk in the 11th inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally from a three-run deficit in the 11th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 11-10 on Sunday. The rookie second baseman was down 0-2 in the ...

Nine to enter WVU Sports Hall of Fame

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MORGANTOWN — Nine outstanding contributors to Mountaineer athletics make up the 29th class of honorees in the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, announced Saturday by Director of Athletics Shane Lyons. The 2019 class includes Meg Bulger (women’s basketball), Steve Dunlap ...

District 8 play begins today

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FLATWOODS — Elkins and Tygarts Valley both received first-round byes for the 11-12 year-old District 8 All-Star Tournament that begins today at the Braxton County Little League Complex. Belington and Braxton County will get the action started today when they square of at 2 p.m. ...

Groundhogs can be a nuisance for farmers

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In West Virginia, I have not yet found a farmer who likes groundhogs. These critters may look cute on Feb. 2 (National Groundhog Day), but for the remainder of the year this is one destructive rodent. I don’t know how many times I have had a farmer to tell me, “Having a groundhog on your ...

WVU’s Konate inks with Raptors

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MORGANTOWN — After not being selected in Thursday night’s NBA draft, West Virginia’s Sagaba Konate signed with the Toronto Raptors on Friday as an undrafted free agent. Konate joins the NBA champions after departing WVU after his junior season as the school’s all-time leading shot ...

WVU women’s hoops adds Craig Carey as an assistant coach

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey announced Friday that Craig Carey has been elevated to assistant coach for the 2019-20 season. “Craig has been with the program for many years, starting as a practice player and later as our video coordinator,” ...

Whiteside opts in to stay with Heat

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MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Whiteside is not leaving the final year of his Miami Heat deal on the table. A person with knowledge of the situation said Friday that Whiteside is exercising his $27.1 million option for next season in Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of ...

Musgrove pitches Bucs past Padres

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove pitched five-hit, one-run ball through seven innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates capitalized on two errors by San Diego’s Manny Machado in a 2-1 win over the Padres on Friday night. Musgrove (5-7) lasted at least seven innings for the second time in four ...

Mountain Mayhem

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MORGANTOWN — This Saturday, the 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, returns to Snowshoe for the 13th Annual AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC in the rugged woods of the mountain resort. This event has the reputation as ...

AB names Boyer as new coach

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PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus Director of Athletics Carrie Bodkins has announced the hiring of Paxton Boyer as the fourth head coach of the Alderson Broaddus women’s lacrosse program. “As an alumnus, Paxton brings not only familiarity, but also enthusiasm to the women's lacrosse ...

Post 29 bests Bridgeport

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NUTTER FORT — An eight-run fourth inning helped propel Elkins to a 13-8 win over Bridgeport Thursday night in American Legion Baseball action at Frank Loria Field. Post 29, which improved to 7-7 with the win, fell behind early in the contest and trailed 2-1 going into the fourth ...

Pirates rookie Reynolds making a quiet splash

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds made a promise during his first days as a major leaguer, a vow that spoke volumes about the understated Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder’s mindset. It has helped him evolve from a relative unknown in the deal that sent Andrew McCutchen to the San ...

EHS basketball camp to be held June 24-28

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School Basketball Camp will be held June 24-28 at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The camp, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, is for boys (third through seventh grade) and girls (third through eighth grade) and the cost is $100 (family and ...

Murphy captures Modified special at Elkins Raceway

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KERENS — A great night of action was held last Friday at Elkins Raceway. The UMP Modifieds had their night in the spotlight as Dave Defibaugh tripped the clock the quickest with a 16.118 second lap. After Defibaugh, Anthony Arbogast and Mike Murphy grabbed prelim honors and the stage was ...

Post 29 topples Braxton

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GLENVILLE — Matthew Gainer pitched a complete-game three-hitter to help lead Elkins to a 12-1 win over Braxton County Wednesday in Area 5 American Legion baseball action at the Sue Morris Baseball Complex on the campus of Glenville State College. Gainer struck out a season-high 10 ...