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Tygarts Valley junior Austin Lanham connects with a Petersburg pitch Wednesday afternoon.

TVHS shuts out two teams

MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs earned a pair of victories Wednesday, downing Pocahontas County, 13-0, in an afternoon contest and later, Petersburg, 6-0, in a night cap. “It was nice to get back on the field,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “We haven’t played since last ...

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D&E golfer earns title

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Alistair Kyle shot a final round 67 to climb five places and win the 2017 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship on Tuesday at the Four Bridges Country Club, helping the Senators to a second-place finish overall. Kyle started the day in sixth place after ...

Elkins sophomore Addison Huffman slides into third base Wednesday afternoon.

Lady Tigers claim a pair of victories

ELKINS — The Elkins High Lady Tigers earned a pair of victories on Senior Night Wednesday, downing Robert C. Bryd, 10-2 in the first game, and 7-1 in the second contest. “Korri (Evans) pitched both games and went all the way through,” EHS coach Sherri Collett said. “We had some really ...

Taking part in Tygarts Valley High School senior Rece Wamsley’s signing to play baseball for Fairmont State are, bottom row from left, his grandmother Janice Wamsley, his father Steve Wamsley, Rece and his mother Lisa Wamsley; and back row from left, his grandfather Andy Wamsley, his sister Tatum, TVHS athletic director Michael DiPasquale, Post 29 American Legion coach Chris George and TVHS baseball coach James Markley.

Bulldogs sign letters of intent together

MILL CREEK — Tygarts Valley High School seniors Caleb Riggleman and Rece Wamsley both signed their letters of intent Wednesday to play baseball for Fairmont State University. Riggleman, an outfielder, and Wamsley, a pitcher, said they are looking forward to joining the Fighting Falcons on ...

Elkins High School senior tennis players Christine Zurbuch, above, and Megan Morral, below, are undefeated in doubles play this season. Zurbuch is also unbeaten in singles play this year.

EHS notches wins at home

ELKINS — Both the Elkins High School boys and girls tennis teams notched wins at home Wednesday against Grafton, with the girls prevailing 7-0 and the boys posting a 5-2 victory. “We’ve had a good season, even though we haven’t got to play a whole lot because of the weather,” coach ...

Moorefield tosses pair of no-hitters

HAMBLETON — The Moorefield offense exploded for 31 runs in a doubleheader Wednesday against Tucker County, while the pitchers tossed no-hitters in both contests. The Lady Yellow Jackets won the first game, 19-0, and then took the second game, 12-0. “Tonight’s games, were games where we ...

Wildcats down Tucker

HAMBLETON — Timmy Thorne whiffed five Mountain Lions in two innings of work Wednesday to help Pendleton County down Tucker County, 16-1, in Potomac Valley Conference action. “We played well,” PCHS coach Sam Yokum said. “We hit the ball early again. On the road, you have to get off to ...

Elkins High School’s Carmen Woodward, left, takes the baton from teammate Nonee High Tuesday during a relay event at a track and field meet at Buckhannon-Upshur High School.

Tigers track team roars in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — The Elkins High School track teams fine-tuned a few things Tuesday in Buckhannon, before their annual trip to the Gazette Friends of Coal Relays this coming weekend. The meet started with a bang for the Tigers as the boys 4x800m relay of Devan Ricottilli, Mason Clark, Brendan ...

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Collett ready for new position

PHILIPPI — Just hired as the new head football coach for Philip Barbour High School, Russ Collett has already been visiting the Colts’ Corral in an effort to get to know players participating in after-school strength training drills in the weight room. Collett, who is the principal at ...

Ben Huffman was the starting pitcher on the mound for Elkins Tuesday.

Elkins wins in extra innings win

ELKINS — Blake Loftis came up with two clutch hits Tuesday to help Class AA No. 3 ranked Elkins down Robert C. Byrd, 7-6, in extra innings. “(Blake) Loftis came up big for us today at the end of the game,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “RBC is a good team. They hit the ball extremely ...

Elkins’ Madison Wagner slides into base safely during the Lady Tigers’ 7-3 loss to North Marion Tuesday.

Lady Tigers bow to Huskies, 7-3

ELKINS — Korri Evans and Sydney Leary had multiple hits for Elkins Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough to carry the Lady Tigers past North Marion in Big 10 Conference softball action. The Huskies won the game, 7-3. “We played well tonight, we just got beat by a team that put together hits ...

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D&E Lacrosse Squad Defeats AB

The Davis & Elkins College men’s lacrosse team defeated Alderson Broaddus 15-14 Tuesday at home. Above, D&E freshman Connor Shantz, from Bluffton, Canada, races past two AB defenders.

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Union’s Burdock Signs to Play for D&E

Friends and education officials take part as Union High School’s Colleena Burdock officially signs her letter of intent to play basketball at Davis & Elkins College. Burdock surpassed 2,000 points scored in her career and set the school record for most career points scored in January. The ...

Collett, EHS principal, to coach PBHS

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Board of Education voted Monday evening to hire current Elkins High School principal Russ Collett to coach the Philip Barbour High School football team this fall. Collett also will be the assistant principal for both Philippi Middle School and Belington Middle ...

WVWC releases football schedule

BUCKHANNON — Following the completion of their annual spring Orange and Black football game, the West Virginia Wesleyan football program and head coach Del Smith have announced their 2017 schedule. The 2017 schedule will feature 10 Mountain East Conference games along with one ...

WVU’s Carter declares for NBA draft

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Big 12 defensive player of the year Jevon Carter of West Virginia has declared for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent. West Virginia announced Carter’s intentions Monday. The guard has until May 24 to decide whether to remain in the draft or withdraw and ...

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Tigers win on Senior Night

ELKINS — David Gainer drove in 4 runs Friday, as Class AA No. 4 ranked Elkins downed Big 10 Conference rival Lewis County, 8-3, on Senior Night for the Tigers. “The guys played pretty well,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “It was Senior Night, so all the seniors and their parents came ...

D&E set for G-MAC title match

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — The Davis & Elkins College Women’s Tennis team earned a spot in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship match by cruising past Kentucky Wesleyan with a 5-0 victory at the Johnson-Murdoch Complex Friday. The Senators started strong with an 8-0 victory in ...

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State Runner-up Lady Bucs Recognized

The Buckhannon-Upshur High School girls’ basketball team is recognized by the Buckhannon City Council on Thursday evening for the team’s success throughout their 2016-17 season as well as their accomplishments in the state tournament, where the team finished as the state runner-up. Thursday ...