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Davis & Elkins volleyball squad falls in quarterfinals

HILLSDALE, Mich. — The Davis & Elkins volleyball squad fell to Hillsdale College in three sets in the G-MAC quarterfinals, losing 17-25, 8-25, 14-25. D&E fell behind early in all three sets and were unable to keep up with the hosts, ultimately losing in straight sets Thursday ...

Opening day is Monday

For some people, this is the best day of the entire year. This whole thing reminds me of a picture I saw in an outdoors magazine about 40 years ago. The photograph showed five grown men, who were old enough to be World War II veterans, in what looked like a hunting cabin. The caption at the ...

No. 24 WVU is wary of 5-5 Texas

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman has been sorting through a lot of firsts in his debut season. The one he’s still waiting for is a marquee victory. The Longhorns (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) are winless in four tries against ranked opponents, and while going on the road to face No. 24 West ...

4 Battlers make All-GMAC team

INDIANAPOLIS — The Alderson Broaddus University football team placed four players on the Great Midwest Athletic Conference All-Conference team which was announced by the league this week. Earning first team honors for the Battlers were offensive lineman Donovan McNelis and returner Maurice ...

WVU looking for second-half scoring

(AP) — David Sills would prefer to focus on the fun part of West Virginia’s offense. The crazy catches. The quick-scoring drives. Piles of yards and points — all in the first half of West Virginia’s last two games. The second half: Silence. No. 24 West Virginia has been held ...

D&E men fall to W.Va. State

INSTITUTE — The Davis & Elkins men’s basketball team fell to West Virginia State Thursday night 109-87. The Yellow Jackets started the first half strong and cruised to an early lead, and led by 22 in the first half. However, the Senators kept the game close in the second half but ...

AB to host NCAA tourney matches

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University will serve as host of the NCAA Division II Super Region 3 Men’s Soccer Tournament today and Saturday at the Multi-Sport Performance Stadium. Today in the Round of 16 matches, host Ohio Valley University will be taking on Rockhurst University at 4 ...

D&E notches 121-53 win in home opener

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s basketball team started off its home schedule with a 121-53 victory over Penn State-Beaver. The point total scored by the Senators is the second-highest in Great Midwest Athletic Conference history. Colleena Burdock flirted with a ...

Vikings’ Hartman has breakout year

PETERSBURG — The Vikings football squad went 6-4 in 2015 and 2016, and Petersburg High School kept things rather consistent in 2017 with a 5-5 record as PHS continues a turnaround on the gridiron while fighting out of the Potomac Valley Conference in Class AA. As a unit this season, the ...

Mountaineers return to court tonight

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has now had a few days to ponder his team’s 23-point loss to now-16th-ranked Texas A&M last Friday night at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, and he believes transition defense is the first item on his list of things he needs to fix. The Aggies ...

WVWC falls in NCAA tournament

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Just like in 2014, West Virginia Wesleyan and East Stroudsburg battled to a 0-0 tie and went to a shootout to determine the winner. But this time, the Lady Bobcats suffered a heartwrenching defeat after penalty kicks in the NCAA tournament. Wesleyan battled the home ...

ABU wins Cup

OWENSBORO, Ky. — The Alderson Broaddus football team led from start to finish and closed the 2017 season with a 40-28 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan in the third annual G-MAC Founder’s Cup game on Saturday afternoon. On the opening drive of the game, freshman quarterback Patrick Bentley ...

Senators’ season ends on penalty kicks in the second round

CHARLESTON — The Davis & Elkins College men’s soccer team’s season came to a close on Sunday as the Senators fell to No. 1 seeded Ohio Valley on penalty kicks after earning a 1-1 draw against the G-MAC foe and No. 6 ranked Fighting Scots in the second round of the NCAA National ...

STATE CHAMPS

CHARLESTON — Now three-time defending Class AA volleyball champion Philip Barbour started battling for the title at the Charleston Civic Center at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, winning in straight sets against Wayne County. Later in the day, they overcame Bridgeport in the nightcap, and ...

Colts’ banner season ends at Point Pleasant with playoff loss

POINT PLEASANT — Class AA No. 7 Point Pleasant exploded for 35 points in the second quarter Saturday night in order to have a commanding 42-0 halftime lead over No. 10 Philip Barbour. The Big Blacks poured on 21 more in the third quarter en route to a 63-14 opening-round win in the 2017 ...

No. 10 Colts enter playoffs

PHILIPPI — Class AA No. 10 Philip Barbour (8-2) will be looking to add to a six-game win streak today when they travel to Mason County to face No. 7 Point Pleasant, also an 8-2 squad. The hosting Big Blacks’ only losses of the season came against No. 1 Mingo Central (10-0) by a score of ...

Opening day set for Snowshoe

SNOWSHOE — Ski fans can finally rejoice, as opening day at Snowshoe Mountain Resort is just around the corner. The popular winter destination is scheduled to kick off a full season of activities beginning Nov. 22. “This is always one of the most exciting times of the year for us here on ...

East Hardy comes back to advance

BAKER — Clay Skovron and Brett Tharp hooked up for a touchdown late in the game Friday, as Class A No. 1 ranked East Hardy came from behind to defeat No. 16 ranked Williamstown, 14-10, in the opening round of the state football tournament. Williamstown drew first blood with a field goal to ...

Bucs’ Short gets All-State nod

TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur senior Trevor Short pulled down Class AAA All-State First Team honors as a midfielder along with First Team accolades in the Big 10 Conference during his final campaign on the prep pitch in the fall of 2017. In his “comeback from injury” effort for ...