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EMS girls soccer squad wraps up successful season

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls soccer program recently wrapped up a successful season in the inaugural campaign of coach Levi Fletcher. The girls finished the season with an 8-3-1 record, including a signature win over rival Buckhannon snapping an eight-season losing skid. ...

Battlers fall in final seconds

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus men's basketball team pushed defending national champions Ferris State to the brink, but fell 76-74 Sunday afternoon at Rex Pyles Arena. The Battlers inbounded the ball with 15 seconds to go in a 74-74 basketball game before the full court pressure by the ...

Sills V a Biletnikoff semifinalist

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University senior wide receiver David Sills V was named one of 11 semifinalists for the 2018 Biletnikoff Award, as announced Monday by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award. Sills ...

Loss pushes WVU out of Top 25

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke changed everything about who AP Top 25 voters considered to be the nation’s best team with a single dominating performance against a marquee opponent. Meanwhile, West Virginia fell out of the Top 25, while the team that defeated the Mountaineers last Friday, ...

Youth league champs

BRIDGEPORT — The Elkins Bengals midget squad capped off a perfect 11-0 season by pulling away from Bridgeport White in the second half to claim a 30-6 victory in the Mountain Youth Football League title game Sunday at Wayne Jamison Field. The Bengals never trailed and Bridgeport’s lone ...

Bridgeport ends PB’s run of titles

CHARLESTON — The 2018 Class AA volleyball championship match came down to a fifth and final set on Saturday morning to separate Big 10 Conference rivals Philip Barbour and Bridgeport at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. It was the Lady Indians prevailing to earn their first ...

D&E drops pair of tilts

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College men’s basketball team dropped a pair of games over the weekend at the McDonnell Center in the G-MAC-Great Lakes Crossover Challenge. The Senators fell to Grand Valley State by an 85-68 decision on Sunday afternoon and an 89-70 decision to ...

No. 7 WVU hands TCU a rare lopsided setback

MORGANTOWN (AP) — No. 7 West Virginia’s mini-payback tour is off to a good start as the Mountaineers try to secure a spot in the Big 12 championship game. After a lopsided win over TCU, West Virginia has showdowns remaining against Oklahoma State and No. 6 Oklahoma. The Mountaineers (8-1, ...

Mountain Lions fall to Midland Trail

HICO — No. 15 Tucker County limited No. 2 Midland Trail to just 215 yards of total offense but was unable to get its offense on track in dropping a 14-2 decision in Class A, first-round action in muddy conditions at Roger Eades Field at Patriot Stadium. After a scoreless first quarter, ...

Second Season Begins Tonight

PARSONS  — Tucker County returns to the postseason for the first time since 2013 today when the Mountain Lions travel to Hico to battle undefeated Midland Trail in Class A first-round action. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Roger Eades Field at Patriot Stadium. This will be the ...

Vikes back in the dance

PETERSBURG — No. 13 Petersburg takes to the road tonight at No. 4 and unbeaten Nicholas County in first-round play of the Class AA playoffs. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. in Summersville. An upset victory over the Grizzlies would give the Vikings (7-2) their first football playoff win ...

PBHS moves to title contest

CHARLESTON — Philip Barbour will seek its fourth straight Class AA volleyball title today at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. The Lady Colts face Big 10 Conference rival Bridgeport at 9:30 a.m. in a rematch of the 2016 title game. After disposing of Shady Spring, 3-0, in ...

Lady Senator cagers begin season today at Ferris State

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s basketball team must replace all-G-MAC first-team selection Aliyah Dukes entering the 2018-19 campaign. The Lady Senators are scheduled to open the season at 3 p.m. today at Ferris State. They will remain on the road Saturday at Michigan ...

Lady ’Cats advance in NCAA tournament

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer team knocked off No. 18 Kutztown in penalty kicks, 4-1, in first-round action of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament on Friday afternoon at Rockwell Field. The sixth-seed Lady Bobcats advance to face No. 2-seed ...

D&E set to host Ferris St.

ELKINS — Defending Division II national champion Ferris State will visit Davis & Elkins at 1 p.m. today. It will be the season opener for the Senators, who lost an exhibition game at Radford on Tuesday night. The contest is part of the G-MAC-Great Lakes Challenge. D&E will ...

D&E opens season on Saturday

ELKINS — With two of last year’s top scorers back to the fold, Davis & Elkins College looks to make a move up the G-MAC standings this season. Senior Edmund Parker and junior Trevor English both averaged in double figures for the Senators in the 2017-18 campaign. Parker, a ...

Grier up for honor

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University redshirt senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Will Grier has been named as a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award for the second straight year as announced by organization on Wednesday. Grier, who was named a ...

Bucs’ Hurst lands on second unit

TENNERTON — Buckhannon sophomore midfielder Ryan Hurst was selected to the second team of the West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Associated Class AAA all-state team released on Tuesday. State champion George Washington placed forward Chance Anderson, midfielder Adam Pack and ...

EHS’ Calain named to first unit

TENNERTON — Elkins High School’s Kiley Calain has been named to the West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association (WVHSSCA) Class AA-A all-state first team announced on Tuesday. Calain, a senior defender, helped lead the Lady Tigers to a 13-4-3 record this season. Teammate ...