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Colts tripped up by Bridgeport

PHILIPPI — No. 4 Philip Barbour was tripped up by fellow Class AA Big 10 opponent Bridgeport on Friday by a final tally of 83-70 as a nearly full gallery was in attendance at the Colts’ Corral. The loss drops PBHS to 7-2 while the visiting Indians improved to 9-2. “We just didn’t ...

East Fairmont flies past Tigers 

FAIRMONT — The Elkins Tigers lost a heartbreaker in overtime Friday, falling to East Fairmont, 63-53, in Big 10 Conference action. “It was a battle,” EHS coach Brandon Simmons said. “We came out and couldn’t hit anything in the first quarter. Elliot (White) hit one three-pointer and ...

No. 6 WVU to host Texas

MORGANTOWN — If sixth-ranked West Virginia wants to snap its two-game losing streak, it’s going to have to beat somebody pretty good to do so. Such is the life in the Big 12 these days. Today, it’s 12-6 Texas. A 2 p.m. tip off has been established for the game, to be televised ...

Tucker Co. heats up with home victory

HAMBLETON — Tucker County warmed up the basket with 9 three-pointers Friday to help power their way past Pendleton County, 75-46, in Potomac Valley Conference rivalry matters on the mountain. “It was one of the better offensive games we’ve had so far this season,” TCHS coach Jim ...

Elkins girls fall to East Fairmont, 59-51

ELKINS — Taylor Maynard fired up 20 points Thursday, but the Lady Tigers ended up on the short end against Big 10 Conference foe East Fairmont. The Bees won the contest, 59-51. “The kids played with good energy and effort,” EHS coach Matt Davis said. Along with her 20 points, ...

Warriors run past Bulldogs, 72-50

DUNMORE — Four Warriors reached double digits in scoring Thursday, as Class A No. 8 ranked Pocahontas County ran past Tygarts Valley, 72-50. “They came out very aggressive on both ends of the floor,” TVHS coach Tom Wamsley said. “We just did not match their intensity. We got down by ...

No. 4 Colts to host Indians

PHILIPPI — Class AA No. 4 Philip Barbour is scheduled to bring a 7-1 resume to home court today as they take on Big 10 Conference rival Bridgeport (8-2) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Trouncing Lincoln 68-38 last Friday at the Colts’ Corral was the last time PB played in live varsity ...

D&E Senators suffer tough loss at Kentucky Wesleyan

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Aliya Dukes led all scorers with 31 points, but the Davis & Elkins College women’s basketball team was unable to rally Thursday night, falling to the Panthers of Kentucky Wesleyan 79-69 in Great Midwest Athletic Conference play. After trading the lead multiple ...

Petersburg nips Lady ’Jackets

PETERSBURG — Petersburg nabbed a 47-43 come from behind win over Moorefield Thursday in Potomac Valley Conference action to improve to 4-9 on the season. “It’s been an adjustment period. Our team has trusted and bought in,” PHS coach John Webster said. “We started out at 1-9. They ...

Panthers claw Highland, 61-31

MONTEREY — Eleven Panthers recorded ink in the scorebook Thursday, as Harman downed Highland County, Va., 61-31, in boys varsity basketball. “Highland was out manned,” Panthers coach Darrell Barnett said. “The coach told me they lost a few players. They seemed to be a very coachable ...

Bulldogs down Kasson

KASSON — The Tygarts Valley Middle School junior varsity basketball team swooped into Kasson Thursday and came away with a 42-33 victory. Ezra Scott was the top Bulldog with 21 points. Teammate Ashton Workman chipped in 7 points to the effort. For Kasson, the leading scorer was Shawn ...

Harman girls even record

MONTEREY, Va. — Sophomore guard Jamen Dudley notched 20 points Thursday to help Harman defeat Highland County, Va., 49-45, and even the team’s record. “We controlled the game from under the basket well tonight,” HHS coach Todd Raines said. “Our offense was a little slower than I ...

Lady Bulldogs get 40-point win

MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Lady Bulldogs trounced Pendleton County 78-38 Thursday evening. “We shot 58 percent for the game, 35 for 60,” TVHS coach Nancy Lewis said. “And we played excellent defense. “We came out very strong in the beginning. We scored 25 points in the ...

Lady Hornets feel the sting

PHILIPPI — Makenna Howe tallied 10 points Thursday, as Philippi stung the Lady Hornets, 33-12. “The effort was pretty good,” EMS coach Clint Bennett said. “We put them on the line a lot. Offensively, we had more turnovers than we’ve had in awhile. So, that lead to the breakup — ...

Elkins Middle upsets Philippi

ELKINS — Austin Harris and David Gongola both reached double digits in scoring Thursday, as Elkins Middle School nipped Philippi, 46-44, in boys varsity basketball. “It was a blast,” EMS coach Doug Boggs said. “The band performed tonight. Any of the home games when the band performs, ...

Huggins unhappy with team’s performance

MORGANTOWN — Bob Huggins’ postgame press conference following his team’s 71-66 loss to Kansas late Monday night began with a simple question. What changed from a first half that saw your team lead by as many as 16 points to what happened in the second half? Huggins, hunched over at ...

Tucker pounds Moorefield

MOOREFIELD — Coming off a seven-day layoff from competition, Tucker County went on the road to hand Potomac Valley Conference foe Moorefield a 79-38 dismantling in Class A conference action Wednesday. “It was a good night of basketball. We had six players reach double figures,” TCHS ...

Lady Bulldogs come back to defeat EMS

ELKINS — The Tygarts Valley Middle Lady Bulldogs came from behind Wednesday to defeat Elkins Middle School, 25-19, in girls varsity basketball action. “Even though we came up short, I’m still very proud of the girls,” EMS coach Clint Bennett said. “It was a good overall team ...

Tiger swimmers eyeing run to states

ELKINS — Year after year, the Elkins High School swimming teams have continued to produce individual and team qualifiers to make it to the WVU Natatorium for competition in the West Virginia State tournament. This season, the Tigers’ captains are excited about the opportunities on the ...

Mattison to manage WV Black Bears

GRANVILLE — The Pittsburgh Pirates have named Kieran Mattison as the manager for the West Virginia Black Bears 2018 season. This announcement comes after the promotion of the 2017 manager, Brian Esposito, to the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple-A team, the Indianapolis ...