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COUNTY BATTLE

ELKINS — Anytime Elkins and Tygarts Valley square off in a respective sport, it’s a given that players on both sides are going to bring everything they got in order to pull out a win. And the same held true Thursday night in the latest encounter between the Randolph County schools ...

Bucs cruise to win over Parkersburg

TENNERTON — Sophomore Lamar Hurst tossed in 26 points and blocked three shots as Buckhannon-Upshur cruised to a 72-53 win over Parkersburg Thursday night in non-conference action. Ryan Hurst added 19 points and dished out seven assists for the Bucs, who were coming off a 73-71 victory ...

B-U off to fast start at state meet

MORGANTOWN — Buckhannon-Upshur freshman Cadence Vincent got off to a fast start on the first day of the state swim meet being held at the Mylan Park Aquatic Center. Vincent posted the fastest preliminary times in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle on Thursday morning. She was ...

Marshall-ECU game will honor 1970 crash victims

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Marshall and East Carolina will open the 2020 football season a week earlier than scheduled to accommodate a national television broadcast marking the 50th anniversary of the worst disaster in U.S. sports history. The schools announced Thursday that the game ...

Year after injury, Pirates’ Nick Burdi throwing gas

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The rib is stashed away somewhere in his parents’ house in suburban Chicago, a reminder of what Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Nick Burdi needed to lose in order to find himself. The images are ingrained in the 27-year-old’s mind forever, every pitcher’s nightmare ...

Mountain Lions best D&E

ELKINS — Martin Kelly Jr. collected a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds as Concord held off Davis & Elkins for a 66-61 win Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference action at the McDonnell Center. The Mountain Lions (9-16, 6-12 MEC) led 33-30 at the half and pushed the ...

Concord uses late run to slip past Lady Senators

ELKINS — Madison May scored 22 points, including the go-ahead free throws with seven seconds remaining, as Concord edged Davis & Elkins 69-66 Wednesday in Mountain East Conference action at the McDonnell Center. The lead changed hands several times throughout the fourth quarter and ...

Pocahontas County’s Calhoun nets 1,000th career point

DUNMORE — Pocahontas County’s Laila Calhoun reached another milestone in Wednesday’s victory over Tygarts Valley. On senior night, Calhoun netted her 1,000th career point midway through the third quarter during the Class A, No. 3 Lady Warriors’ 70-23 win over the Lady ...

Tucker edges MHS

HAMBLETON — Single-A, No. 7 Tucker County held on for a 46-44 win over Potomac Valley Conference rival Moorefield on Wednesday night to finish the regular season at 15-7 while avenging an earlier loss to the Lady Yellow Jackets in triple overtime last week. “I’m proud of the girls, they ...

’Cats get by Colts

GRAFTON — Philip Barbour endured a 64-54 overtime loss to Big 10 Conference rival Grafton Wednesday evening at Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium. It was the seventh straight setback for the Colts, who are now 6-14 on the late season. The Bearcats popped out to a 16-12 lead in the opening canto ...

State swim meet gets underway

MORGANTOWN — The high school state swim meet gets underway today at the Mylan Park Aquatic Center. The girls take to the pool this morning in the preliminaries, while the boys are scheduled for action in the afternoon. The finals are set for Friday. Elkins and Buckhannon-Upshur will ...

EMS boys fall in tournament play

FAIRMONT  — The Elkins Middle School varsity and junior varsity boys dropped games in the East Fairmont tournament on Wednesday. The Hornets (13-6) fell to West Fairmont, 51-30. Nate Hulver had 11 points, Matthew Mahoney seven and Aaron Sharp five for EMS. Zycheus Dobbs had a ...

No. 5 Pendleton pulls by TV

MILL CREEK — A second-half surge coupled with 20 points from Laird Sweet helped propel Class A, No. 5 Pendleton County to a 74-51 win over Tygarts Valley Tuesday night in non-conference action at Weber-Wamsley Court. The Wildcats, who ran their record to a perfect 16-0 with the ...

Tigers get past Nicholas

SUMMERSVILLE — Elkins picked up a 62-52 road win over Nicholas County Tuesday night in non-conference action. The Tigers jumped out to a 17-7 lead after one quarter and led 30-21 at the intermission. They increased their lead to 13, at 46-33, entering the final frame. “We really ...

Harman topples Union

MT. STORM — Twelve players landed in the scoring column as Harman cruised past Union, 88-46, on Tuesday evening. Braydan Huffman and Coy Teter each had 17 points for the Panthers (13-7), while Clayson Knotts added 15. Kenneth Adams fired in 23 points to lead the Tigers (3-16). Harman ...

Calhoun sets mark in victory

RICHWOOD — Laila Calhoun scored a school-record 40 points as Class A, No. 3 Pocahontas County rolled past Richwood, 97-34, on Tuesday night. Calhoun, who also had 11 rebounds, six steals and six assists, broke the previous mark of 38 set by current Lady Warriors assistant coach Chloe ...

EMS varsity girls capture tourney at East Fairmont

FAIRMONT — The Elkins Middle School varsity girls basketball team captured the East Fairmont tourney with a 30-25 win over the host school on Monday night. Emerson Haddix had 11 points and Gracelin Corley 10 for the Lady Hornets, who finished the season with a 15-5 record. Kenley ...

Hornets cruise by Bulldogs

MILL CREEK — The Elkins Middle School varsity and junior varsity boys posted wins over Tygarts Valley on Monday. The Hornets (13-5) won the varsity contest, 58-33, as Nate Hulver scored 17, Anthony Anderson 13, Rylan Wimer nine and Griffin Boggs seven. Malachi Somers led the Bulldogs ...

WVU comes alive to best Cowboys

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Miles McBride had 11 points in his first start, Sean McNeil also scored 11 and No. 17 West Virginia took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47 Tuesday night, giving coach Bob Huggins another milestone win. Huggins earned his 879th career victory to tie ...

Pirates 1B Bell eager to prove ’19 was no fluke

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Josh Bell insists he has not arrived. Not yet, though the metric the Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star uses to judge his own progress is highly specific. Several times a year Bell will order the jersey of a high-profile opposing player and stash it in his locker. At some ...