Elkins boxer wins national title

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MORGANTOWN — Just a few years ago, junior Steven Ware was working at a saw mill. He had recently graduated from high school in Elkins, and his family was suffering from financial trouble. He started to work his way up and earned his way to the highest pay raise, only to find out that the ...

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Justice’s decisions impact hunters

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Less than two days after the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced an entrance fee for six state parks and one state forest, the governor has stepped in to halt the entire idea or program. “The move was announced without my approval. It’s a bad idea, and I’m going to ...


Fermosel leads D&E’s honors 

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INDIANAPOLIS — Laura Fermosel led the way for the Davis & Elkins College women’s tennis team represented in the 2017 Women’s Tennis Great Midwest Athletic Conference Awards, as the sophomore was announced as the G-MAC Conference Player of the Year. Four Senators, three ...

A Malone baserunner slides into third as D&E’s Michael Wood tries to haul in the relay from the outfield.

Senators drop a pair to Malone University

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College baseball team fell to Malone University in its doubleheader on Friday at Harpertown Field to open the Great Midwest Athletic Conference series. The Senators fell in game one 2-1, despite a quality pitching performance from Tyler Honeycutt. However, ...

Tigers stumble against Lincoln

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SHINNSTON — Class AA No. 3 ranked Elkins lost to Lincoln, 11-6, on Friday in the conclusion of a game that started on March 30. Officials suspended the game in March after the lights at the field in Elkins malfunctioned and visibility was hindered. At that time, the game was tied 3-3 in the ...

Petersburg blanks Moorefield, 7-0

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PETERSBURG — The Moorefield Lady Yellow Jackets fell behind early Friday at Petersburg and fell, 2-0, in varsity softball action. “We couldn’t buy any hits to save our souls,” MHS assistant coach Julie Markwood said. “We played a very good game defensively, we just couldn’t hit ...

Brooke Pomp signs a letter of intent to play soccer for Alderson Broaddus University Thursday surrounded by supporters. From left are Brooke’s mother Susan, Brooke, her grandfather Charles Reed and grandmother Vicki Reed; and, back row from left, Elkins High School Assistant Principal Amrit Rayfield, head women’s soccer coach Scott Cutright and athletic director Adam Roth.

Elkins High’s Pomp signs with AB

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ELKINS — After excelling at Elkins High School, senior Brooke Pomp looks forward to continuing her soccer career at Alderson Broaddus University. Pomp signed a letter of intent Thursday to play for the Battlers. She noted she looks forward to becoming a part of the Battler’s team because ...

EHS stumbles against Bridgeport

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CLARKSBURG — The Lady Tigers avoided the rain Thursday, but couldn’t escape with a victory over Big 10 Conference rival Bridgeport. Elkins was defeated in the road contest, 11-4. “We had some hits, but we really couldn’t string anything together,” EHS coach Sherri Collett said. ...

Tigers lead in halted contest

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BRIDGEPORT — Class AA No. 3 ranked Elkins was up 1-0 over Class AA No. 1 ranked Bridgeport in the fourth inning Thursday before the rain came and washed out the contest. Although the game could’ve had a significant impact on postseason play, officials say the contest isn’t likely to be ...

Hannah Vet, a junior, has been named the Mountain East Conference’s Pitcher of the Week.

Wesleyan’s Vet wins MEC award

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BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan’s Hannah Vet is the Mountain East Conference’s Pitcher of the Week. Vet, a junior from Naples, Florida, went 3-0 last week with two shutouts and a no-hitter for the 10th-ranked Lady Bobcats. She fired the no-hitter against Salem International where ...

Lady Yellow Jackets sweep doubleheader

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RIDGELEY — Moorefield took a pair of victories over Frankfort Thursday, winning the first game, 14-5, and the second contest, 2-1. “It’s always good to come away from any doubleheader with two wins,” MHS assistant coach Julie Markwood said. “Frankfort is definitely a team that one ...

Rain washes out PVC matchup

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MOOREFIELD — The Potomac Valley Conference title is still up for grabs after the game between Class A No. 9 ranked Pendleton County and Class A No. 8 ranked Moorefield was rained out Thursday. The Wildcats were up 2-1 with two runners in scoring positions when the rains came in the top of ...

Tygarts Valley junior Austin Lanham connects with a Petersburg pitch Wednesday afternoon.

TVHS shuts out two teams

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MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs earned a pair of victories Wednesday, downing Pocahontas County, 13-0, in an afternoon contest and later, Petersburg, 6-0, in a night cap. “It was nice to get back on the field,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “We haven’t played since last ...


D&E golfer earns title

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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Alistair Kyle shot a final round 67 to climb five places and win the 2017 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship on Tuesday at the Four Bridges Country Club, helping the Senators to a second-place finish overall. Kyle started the day in sixth place after ...

Elkins sophomore Addison Huffman slides into third base Wednesday afternoon.

Lady Tigers claim a pair of victories

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ELKINS — The Elkins High Lady Tigers earned a pair of victories on Senior Night Wednesday, downing Robert C. Bryd, 10-2 in the first game, and 7-1 in the second contest. “Korri (Evans) pitched both games and went all the way through,” EHS coach Sherri Collett said. “We had some really ...

Taking part in Tygarts Valley High School senior Rece Wamsley’s signing to play baseball for Fairmont State are, bottom row from left, his grandmother Janice Wamsley, his father Steve Wamsley, Rece and his mother Lisa Wamsley; and back row from left, his grandfather Andy Wamsley, his sister Tatum, TVHS athletic director Michael DiPasquale, Post 29 American Legion coach Chris George and TVHS baseball coach James Markley.

Bulldogs sign letters of intent together

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MILL CREEK — Tygarts Valley High School seniors Caleb Riggleman and Rece Wamsley both signed their letters of intent Wednesday to play baseball for Fairmont State University. Riggleman, an outfielder, and Wamsley, a pitcher, said they are looking forward to joining the Fighting Falcons on ...

Elkins High School senior tennis players Christine Zurbuch, above, and Megan Morral, below, are undefeated in doubles play this season. Zurbuch is also unbeaten in singles play this year.

EHS notches wins at home

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ELKINS — Both the Elkins High School boys and girls tennis teams notched wins at home Wednesday against Grafton, with the girls prevailing 7-0 and the boys posting a 5-2 victory. “We’ve had a good season, even though we haven’t got to play a whole lot because of the weather,” coach ...

Moorefield tosses pair of no-hitters

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HAMBLETON — The Moorefield offense exploded for 31 runs in a doubleheader Wednesday against Tucker County, while the pitchers tossed no-hitters in both contests. The Lady Yellow Jackets won the first game, 19-0, and then took the second game, 12-0. “Tonight’s games, were games where we ...

Wildcats down Tucker

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HAMBLETON — Timmy Thorne whiffed five Mountain Lions in two innings of work Wednesday to help Pendleton County down Tucker County, 16-1, in Potomac Valley Conference action. “We played well,” PCHS coach Sam Yokum said. “We hit the ball early again. On the road, you have to get off to ...

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Tune-up event now set for Friday

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Rain, rain and more rain was the story of the weekend. The wet stuff has postponed Test-N-Tune at Elkins Raceway until this Friday evening. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and once again hill admission will be free, and there will be a small charge for pit entrance due to insurance costs. Rain ...