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Making Waves

ELKINS — The Elkins High School swim teams hosted a triangular meet Wednesday night, competing against regional foes Robert C. Byrd and Grafton at Davis & Elkins College’s George A. Myles Pool. Both EHS squads were coming off home wins over Notre Dame and North Marion on ...

Tucker girls drop tough decision to Nicholas County

GLENVILLE — Class A, No. 5 Tucker County went neck-and-neck with double-A, sixth-ranked Nicholas County Wednesday evening before dropping a 59-50 decision in the first round of the IOGA Tournament hosted by Glenville State College. Tied at 17-all after the first 8 minutes of play at the ...

Indians race by TC boys

GLENVILLE — Single-A Tucker County dropped a 100-71 decision to Class AA Bridgeport in opening round action of the International Oil and Gas Association Tournament Wednesday afternoon in the Waco Center at Glenville State College. “We played a pretty good Bridgeport team,” Mountain ...

Foul trouble plagues EHS girls in loss

KINGWOOD — Elkins was unable to overcome an early deficit and foul trouble in dropping a 54-45 decision at Preston on Wednesday night. The Lady Tigers are now 1-1 on the young season and will return home at 7:30 p.m. Friday to battle Liberty for a Big 10 Conference contest. Elkins found ...

TV girls best South Harrison

LOST CREEK — Three players landed in double figures as Tygarts Valley captured a 44-29 win over South Harrison on Wednesday evening. Courtney Haddix led the way for the Lady Bulldogs (3-0) with 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Abby Harris chipped in 14 points, five caroms ...

Tigers coast past Knights

ELKINS — Elliot White scored 23 points and Donovan Wiles added 18 as Elkins coasted to a 66-45 win over Preston in its home opener at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The Tigers, now 1-1, never trailed in the game and enjoyed a double-digit advantage the entire ...

Bulldogs get road victory at Harman

HARMAN — Tygarts Valley outscored Harman in every quarter to post a 66-47 victory on Tuesday night. It was the season opener for the Bulldogs, while the Panthers are now 1-2. Logan George tallied 19 points, Brett Smith followed with 16 and Josh Bright 10 to pace Tygarts Valley, which ...

Harris leads TV girls by Harman

HARMAN — Abby Harris fired in 25 points and Tygarts Valley used clutch free-throw shooting to hold off Harman, 58-52, on Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Bulldogs are now 2-0 on the season and will visit South Harrison at 7:30 p.m. today. Abby Lanham added 13 points for Tygarts Valley, Harris ...

Third-quarter surge allows RCB to pull away from Colts

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour senior Kiyan Bartlett recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to keep Big 10 Conference rival Robert C. Byrd from handing the hosts a 76-60 setback Tuesday night in the Colts’ home opener. The Flying Eagles etched out a ...

Elkins swimmers capture tri-meet

ELKINS — The Elkins High School boys and girls swim teams garnered wins over North Marion and Notre Dame Monday night at George A. Myles Pool on the Davis & Elkins College campus. The EHS boys defeated Notre Dame, 85-73, and North Marion, 120-23. Earning first-place finishes for ...

EMS basketball squads down RLB

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls basketball team swept a pair of games from Robert L. Bland on Monday night. The Lady Hornets (2-3) won the varsity contest, 36-18, as Celia Ricottilli fired in 12 points, Autumn Lane added nine and Laney Fletcher six. Emma Pinkney had seven for the ...

Connor Neal wins House Award

FAIRMONT — Before all of the shotgun snaps, all of the touchdowns, all of the broken records and all of the lopsided scores, quarterback Connor Neal sat down with the rest of his offense to map out a plan of what it would take for Fairmont Senior to win its first state championship game in ...

Battlers break track records

MARIETTA, Ohio — The Alderson Broaddus track team competed at the Marietta First Glimpse over the weekend. The Battlers broke a school record as well as some personal records, with some runners coming close to breaking other records. On the men’s side, Todd Sekowksi took second in both ...

Senators open up on the road

MARIETTA, Ohio — The Davis & Elkins College men’s and women’s track and field teams opened up the 2018-19 indoor season at the Marietta-Dyson Baudo Rec Center. The Senator men earned three victories and set four school records Daniel Jarrell set one of the three records in a ...

TVMS girls fall at home to Webster

MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Middle School girls basketball squad dropped a home game Monday, falling 51-13 to Webster County. Dakota Branson had 4 points for TVMS, while Erica Barb had 3. For Webster County, Sydney Baird tossed in an impressive 25 points, while Chelsea Quinn added 8 ...

Tucker girls topple Lady Irish, 58-14

HAMBLETON — Class AAA, No. 8 Tucker County picked up its first win of the season with a 58-14 verdict over Charleston Catholic Saturday afternoon. It was the home opener for the Lady Mountain Lions, who led 12-7 after the first quarter and went to the half with a 26-11 advantage. ...

B-U players earn all-state grid honors

HUNTINGTON — Several Buckhannon-Upshur players have earned Class AAA all-state recognition. The teams were released Sunday and voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Earning special honorable-mention honors for the Bucs were senior Andrew Herron and junior Ryan Strader, ...

Grier will not play in bowl game

MORGANTOWN —West Virginia quarterback Will Grier will not participate in the 2018 Camping World Bowl and will focus on his preparation for the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2018, Grier was fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting and finished as a finalist for the Maxwell Award, the Manning Award, Walter ...

WVU holds off Pitt

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Beetle Bolden scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over archrival Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Saturday. The Mountaineers (6-3) won the defensive slugfest by doing what they do best, force turnovers. Pitt’s 24 turnovers led to 22 points for their ...