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Elkins Tigers tame Liberty

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CLARKSBURG — Elliot White nailed 5 three-pointers Friday, as Elkins came from behind to down Liberty, 66-63, in Big 10 Conference action. “We won a crazy, crazy game,” EHS coach Brandon Simmons said. “We were down by 15 points in the third quarter and ended up fighting back and ...

Hunting is facing new challenges

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Just about all sportsmen and women are aware that the sale of hunting licenses nationwide have been on the decline for the past two decades. I have stated several times in past columns that the number of new youth hunters is nowhere close to replacing the senior hunters who are retiring from ...

Tucker rolls to first victory

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GLENVILLE — The Tucker County boys basketball squad picked up their first win of the season Friday, after downing Gilmer County 71-33 in an IOGA tournament consolation contest. “We shot the ball really well tonight,” TCHS coach Jim Ambrose said. “In our first three games, we struggled ...

Philip Barbour Colts remain unbeaten

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour’s Marcus Johnson is the most successful coach in boys basketball history for the Colts with multiple sectional and regional crowns, along with several teams under his tenure making it to the Class AA tournament. Johnson’s biggest fan, his mother, sidelined the ...

TVHS Bulldogs outrun Union

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MILL CREEK — Logan George scored a game-high 20 points Friday to help Tygarts Valley outrun Union, 78-44, in boys varsity basketball action. “Union was a little undermanned, but we’ll take it,” TVHS coach Tom Wamsley said. “It was the typical first home game, there was a lot of ...

EHS suffers first loss

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ELKINS — Taylor Maynard led the Lady Tigers with 12 points Friday, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Elkins girls varsity basketball team undefeated. EHS fell to Preston County, 55-38, in Big 10 Conference action. “We had our opportunities to win this game, especially in the second ...

Pocahontas girls fall

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HINTON — Laila Calhoun scored 15 points Friday, but it wasn’t enough to advance Pocahontas County to the second round of the Rogers Oil Classic Tournament at Summers County High School. The Lady Warriors fell to Chapmanville, 52-45. Along with her 15 points, Calhoun also recorded 8 ...

Snowshoe offers events

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SNOWSHOE — The slopes are wide open and Snowshoe Mountain Resort is taking full advantage of the coldest December weather pattern in years, officials said earlier this week. According to Snowshoe Mountain Communications Director Shawn Cassell, the consistently cold weather has allowed the ...

Lady Tigers stay unbeaten

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ELKINS — Taylor Maynard and Sarah Riggleman scored 9 points each Thursday to help Elkins defeat Liberty, 51-27, in Big 10 Conference action. “A friend of mine says, ‘Every win is a good win, even when they are ugly,’” EHS coach Matt Davis said. “As you can see from the stats, we ...

PBHS moves to 4-0

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GRAFTON — Philip Barbour senior Adriana Christopher paced the Lady Colts with 12 points, 5 steals and 4 assists Thursday to help PB stay unbeaten. PBHS defeated Grafton 59-31 on the road. “I thought we rebounded the ball well and had 5 players in double figures,” Philip Barbour coach ...

Lady Hornets fall to TVMS

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MILL CREEK — Brenlyn Swecker and Abigail Cabaniss both reached double digits in scoring Thursday, as the Lady Bulldogs stung Elkins Middle School, 32-15, in girls varsity basketball action. “The game was close until the fourth quarter,” said TVMS coach Tim Coberly. “Our girls scored ...

Haynes an MVP off the field for Elkins High School

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ELKINS — Nic Haynes, an Elkins High School senior and multi-team manager for the Tigers, is earning praise during his final year with the squads. Haynes serves as manager for three EHS teams, and his coaches say he always knows just what each squad needs. “There’s no student in ...

Triplett wins Fulton Walker award

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ELKINS — Elkins High School senior kicker George Triplett received a prestigious statewide award this week, being named the 2017 Fulton Walker Award winner. The Walker trophy is an annual recognition given to the best special teams player in West Virginia prep football. Triplett was ...

Tigers top Preston County

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KINGWOOD — Elliot White nearly set the net on fire Wednesday, burning the Knights for 30 points, as Elkins downed Preston County, 65-49, in Big 10 Conference action. “We came out a little bit flat in the first half,” EHS coach Brandon Simmons said. “We had a long break after the ...

B-UHS girls win at tourney

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GLENVILLE — Buckhannon-Upshur senior point guard Hanna McClung led her team with 27 points at Glenville State College’s Waco Center Wednesday to help the Lady Bucs beat fellow Class AAA IOGA tournament opponent Cabell Midland 44-29 in opening round action. McClung recorded a ...

Pocahontas County girls upend Tygarts Valley

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MILL CREEK — Kira Bircher fired up a career-high 25 points Wednesday, as Pocahontas County cruised past Tygarts Valley, 61-25, in non-conference basketball action. Along with her 25 points, Bircher dished out 5 assists and nabbed 4 steals. Also for the Lady Warriors, Laila Calhoun tallied ...

Wall of Fame nominees announced

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First of all I want to thank everyone for their prayers and thoughts during the last week. On Tuesday of last week I got the call that most people dread. My little brother called and said that our mom had died. She had been in bad health for a while but this was totally unexpected. I missed the ...

WVU’s WR Sills recognized

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University wide receiver David Sills V was named second team AP All-America this week. Last week, Walter Camp also named him to its All-America second team. The Sporting News listed the Wilmington, Delaware, resident to its All-America first team this ...

ABU tops ’Cats

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PHILIPPI — West Virginia Wesleyan’s men’s basketball squad went into halftime Tuesday night with a 32-26 lead at Alderson-Broaddus, but the Battlers scored the first 13 points of the second half to gain control of the contest. They would go on to claim a 68-59 non-conference win. Coach ...

Mountaineers unbeaten

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MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University women’s basketball team remains at No. 11 in the most recent USA Today Sports Coaches Poll, released on Tuesday. After picking up a pair of wins last week to move to 9-0, the Mountaineers remained at No. 10 in the AP Top 25 Poll, released this ...