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Rain alters Post 29’s schedule

ELKINS — With the Area 5 regular-season title secured, Elkins Post 29 will now look to gain some momentum entering postseason play. Elkins was slated to visit Moorefield Post 64 on Wednesday evening but that game was canceled due to the weather, creating a scheduling change. Post 29 ...

Shamblin set to guide AB softball team

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus Director of Athletics Carrie Bodkins has announced the hiring of Luke Shamblin as the new softball coach. Shamblin was the Battlers’ interim coach during the 2019 campaign. “Luke provided stability and growth in the softball program last year,” ...

WVU’s annual Fan Day set for Aug. 3

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University fans will be given the opportunity to get autographs from their favorite Mountaineer players and coaches and watch practice at the football team’s annual Fan Day on Saturday, Aug. 3. New coach Neal Brown, assistant coaches and WVU players will sign ...

Wolfpack hit hard by graduation on the offensive side

Editor’s note: The following is the third in a series of previews of West Virginia’s football opponents for the 2019 season. The last time West Virginia faced North Carolina State a future NFL star quarterback was guiding the Wolfpack offensive attack. Russell Wilson, a member of the ...

Marshall picked to take C-USA East Division

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — North Texas senior quarterback Mason Fine has been tabbed as the preseason Conference USA offensive player of the year, and the Mean Green have been picked as the overwhelming favorite to win the West Division this season. Marshall was the East Division favorite in the ...

Goldschmidt’s HR lifts Cards past Bucs

t a go-ahead, three-run homer off Michael Feliz in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh 6-5 on Wednesday, dealing the Pirates their fifth loss in six games. St. Louis trailed 4-3 when Tommy Edman singled off Francisco Liriano (4-2) with one out in the seventh and ...

Burdette dominates in taking Red Frederick Memorial race

KERENS — After taking two weeks to complete the show, the third annual Red Frederick Memorial is in the books. The weather washed out the features on July 6 and the makeups were the first order of business this past Saturday. The UMP Modifieds started last week and counted at three ...

PB grad continues to break marks

BELINGTON — Philip Barbour class of 2018 product Kasey Neville is prepping to enter her sophomore year as a student-athlete at Marietta College in Ohio, and has already captured two shot put school records as a Lady Pioneer. Neville is currently the all-time distance leader in the ...

Post 29 blanks Weston, 7-0, to secure title

WESTON — Elkins locked up the Area 5 regular-season championship and earned the right to host the league tournament with a 7-0 win over Weston Tuesday night at Lewis County High School. Post 29, which improved to 19-14 overall and 6-1 in league play with the win, now has the luxury of ...

WVU will be inexperienced

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After success outside the Power Five and as Big 12 media days concluded, two of the coaches featured Tuesday are just getting started — Kansas State’s Chris Klieman and West Virginia’s Neal Brown. Brown, who took over the Mountaineers after Dana Holgorsen left ...

Big 12 addresses ‘horns down’

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — So when is flashing “horns down” considered a penalty and should it always draw a flag? Greg Burks, the Big 12 coordinator official, said it depends on when and where an opposing player flashes the hand signal that is the exact opposite of the Texas Longhorns’ ...

Pirates plate two in ninth to best Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colin Moran drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the ninth for a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Francisco Liriano (4-1) pitched the eighth and earned the victory. Felipe Vazquez pitched a ...

Mountaineers add defensive analyst

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced the hiring of Ron West as a senior analyst (defense) on the Mountaineer Football staff. “Ron brings an extensive amount of football experience and is an outstanding addition to the West Virginia coaching ...

Bowlsby says no talk of expanding Big 12

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby sat on the podium at midfield of the massive NFL stadium where the Big 12 plays its championship game, talking about the successes of the smallest Power Five conference before getting a familiar question about the possibility of expansion. The ...

State champions

BECKLEY — Another seventh-inning rally wasn’t necessary for Elkins against host Beckley Saturday afternoon in Babe Ruth 13-year-old state tournament action. After using a five-run seventh inning in the first game of the best-of-three series on Friday night to claim an 11-8 victory, ...

Huntington rides pitching to win crown

ELKINS — Huntington Southeastern rode its pitching in turning a dominating performance in the Babe Ruth 14-year-old state tournament played at Robin Harvey Memorial field. The Cabell County squad, which allowed just two runs in three tourney wins, claimed the crown with a 15-0 victory in ...

Post 29 suffers setback

PHILIPPI — Luke Zorne had three hits and drove in two runs to lead Jefferson County (Ohio) to an 8-4 win over Elkins Sunday in American Legion baseball action at Philip Barbour High School. Andrew Kinney added two hits and two RBIs for Post 33, which improved to 35-7 with the victory. ...

Cubs complete sweep of Bucs

CHICAGO (AP) — After struggling prior to the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs have started the second half clicking on all cylinders. Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. The NL ...

Huntington bests Elkins

ELKINS — Huntington Southeastern and the North Central Apostles claimed shutout wins in the first round of the Babe Ruth 14-year-old state tournament being played at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Huntington claimed an 11-0 victory over Elkins in Friday’s late game, while the ...

Elkins 13-year-olds rally past Beckley in state tourney play

BECKLEY  — The Elkins 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars took the driver’s seat in state tournament action by rallying past Beckley, 11-8, in the first game of a best-of-three series on Friday night. The teams will meet again at 1 p.m. today, with Elkins needing just one victory to claim ...