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Battler baseball squad splits Great Midwest opening series

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The Alderson Broaddus baseball team went 2-2 in its Great Midwest opening series against Walsh on Friday and Saturday. Game 1 In the series opener, AB tallied a 13-9 win with the offense piling up 15 hits. With the game tied 3-3 after five, Todd Sekowski led off ...

WVU’s surprising tourney run ends

KANSAS CITY — West Virginia’s surprising run in the Big 12 Tournament ended Friday night in the semifinals when third-seeded Kansas ousted the 10th-seeded Mountaineers, 88-74, here at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Dedric Lawson scored 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting and grabbed eight ...

Lady Senators blast Mars Hill

ELKINS — Angelina Horan continued her dominant pace to begin the season as Davis & Elkins College rolled to a 17-9 win over Mars Hill Thursday afternoon at Nuttall Field. Horan, who entered the contest with 16 goals and was named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the ...

WVU tops Texas Tech in tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two down, two to go. That’s the mindset of West Virginia coach Bob Huggins after his Mountaineers upset No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 on Thursday night. The Mountaineers are 80 minutes away from making the NCAA Tournament as the 10th seed in the Big 12 ...

Vikings top TVHS in season opener

PETERSBURG — Wyatt Arbaugh surrendered just one hit in four innings pitched as Petersburg defeated Tygarts Valley 11-1 Thursday in both teams’ season opener. Arbaugh struck out eight batters and walked just two for the Vikings (1-0). Arbaugh helped his own cause at the plate with one hit ...

WVU edges Sooners in Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — West Virginia held on to beat Oklahoma 72-71 in the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday night when the Sooners’ Christian James, who appeared to knock down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to force overtime, was determined to have had his foot on the line. The officials ...

Elkins High’s Riggleman signs to play at D&E

ELKINS — Family, friends, and fans of Elkins High School standout Sarah Riggleman won’t have to go far to watch the talented senior take to the hardwood in the future. That’s because the Lady Tigers’ senior guard has signed to further her education and play basketball at Davis ...

D&E women’s tennis tours Fla.

CHAMPIONS GATE, Fla. — The Davis & Elkins College women’s tennis team played a tough schedule on their trip to Florida last week, taking on three teams that finished the 2018 season in the Top 50 in DII in the country. The Senators opened up with Florida Tech, and the Panthers were ...

AB downs Mars Hill

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus women’s lacrosse team came out on top against Mars Hill on Tuesday, 18-11. The Battlers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first five minutes, with goals from Haley Frost, Allison Rogers, and Brooke Dinehart. Mars Hill scored three straight goals of their own ...

WVU and OU to meet tonight

(AP) — No. 10 seed West Virginia (12-19, 4-14) vs. No. 7 seed Oklahoma (19-12, 7-11) Big 12 Conference Tourney First Round, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; today, 8 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: West Virginia and Oklahoma are prepared to match up in the first round of the Big 12 tourney. ...

New season begins Wednesday for WVU

MORGANTOWN — It’s a new season for the West Virginia University men’s basketball team. The youthful Mountaineers will take on Oklahoma (19-12) Wednesday night in a Big 12 tournament opening round game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The West Virginia-Oklahoma game will follow ...

Culver receives Big 12 honors

Irving, Texas — West Virginia’s Derek Culver was named to the 2018-19 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Conference second team on Sunday. Culver, a 6-foot-10 forward, was also an unanimous selection on the Big 12 All-Freshman Team. Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver earned the program’s first ...

Senior girls takes Class AA banner

CHARLESTON — Top-seeded Fairmont Senior overcame an early 14-point deficit to defeat No. 2 Wyoming East, 51-39, Saturday in the Class AA state title game at the Charleston Coliseum &  Convention Center. It was the second championship over the past three years for the Polar Bears ...

Battler women bow to Cardinals

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus women’s lacrosse team fell to Wheeling Jesuit, 22-10, on Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals jumped out to a 2-0 lead before the Battlers would strike with their first goal, coming from Krista Cooper and assisted by Allison Rogers. Wheeling Jesuit would add ...

AB wrestler competes at nationals

CLEVELAND — Alderson Broaddus Sophomore Gino Sita battled through a difficult field and finished 1-2 on the day at the NCAA Championships at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State on Saturday. In the opener, Sita drew another regional champion in Kutztown’s TC Warner. After a ...

WVU falls in regular-season finale

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — In their final game of what has been an obstacle-filled season, Oklahoma State pulled out an 85-77 victory over West Virginia Saturday. When the game was over, OSU coach Mike Boynton addressed the fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena and told them, despite not having the ...

WVU women fall in Big 12 tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Peyton Williams scored 22 points, Rachel Ranke added 21 and fifth-seeded Kansas State won its sixth-straight, defending West Virginia 72-59 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament on Saturday. Williams and Ranke both had critical 3-point plays in the ...