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Spirited victory for Post 29

ELKINS — A spirited and gritty effort, highlighted by a walk-off RBI single by Matthew Gainer in the bottom of the seventh inning, sparked Elkins Post 29 to a 6-5 comeback win over Fairmont Pos 17 Tuesday night at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Post 29, which halted a three-game losing streak ...

WVU fine with high expectations

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Texas has gone from compliant to committed under coach Tom Herman, and is winning again. When Herman appeared at Big 12 media days for the first time last summer, the Longhorns were coming off three consecutive losing seasons and he had yet to coach a game in ...

Area players participate in all-star game

MASON, Ohio — Alderson Broaddus University outfielder Todd Sekowski and Davis & Elkins College first baseman Maxx Mahon played in the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League All-Star game held Tuesday at Prasco Park. Sekowski played for the South team and is a member of Galion Graders. ...

John Ballantyne Memorial Junior Golf Program teaches 45 kids

ELKINS —The John Ballantyne Memorial Junior Golf Program had a very exciting summer, officials said. Officials were privileged to be able to teach the game of golf to 45 children. Each child received: • A new golf club to take home and to practice with. • A collared shirt with ...

Three Mountaineers named to watch lists

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football redshirt senior and Heisman Trophy Award candidate quarterback Will Grier and 2017 Biletnikoff Award finalist and All-American senior wide receiver David Sills V were named to the watch list for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award, and redshirt junior ...

Bowlsby bullish on the Big 12

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby never bought into the negative perceptions some have about the Big 12, and these days the commissioner has plenty of reasons to feel bullish about his league. Even more money is coming into the Big 12, the smallest of the Power Five conferences with only 10 ...

WVU women’s hoops nonconference slate for 2018-9 unveiled

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University women’s basketball team will play six games inside the WVU Coliseum, a pair in The Bahamas and one each in Pittsburgh and Charleston, as part of the team’s 2018-19 nonconference schedule, as announced by Director of Athletics Shane Lyons. Fans ...

Staten Island sweeps W.Va. Black Bears

GRANVILLE — To kick off another road series, the West Virginia Black Bears drop the first game with the Staten Island Yankees 1-0. Both pitching staffs put on excellent performances, as the teams combined for only six hits in the game. For the Black Bears, P Osvaldo Bido had a solid outing. ...

Employees: Kelly Foundry to close

ELKINS — After almost 100 years in business, Kelly Foundry and Machine Co. will be closing its doors this week, workers at the facility say. On Monday, several employees of the business told The Inter-Mountain that the 98-year-old company would be stopping operations this week. The ...

Bucs five-game sweep Brewers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One late-inning rally wasn’t enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that gave them the first five-game sweep in the majors in nearly a dozen years. With two ...

Big 12 hits Dallas for media days

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma won another Big 12 title and made it to the College Football Playoff again in its first season without coach Bob Stoops on the sideline. The Sooners, who have won the past three Big 12 titles with quarterback Baker Mayfield, will now be trying to do it again ...

Elkins Post 29 drops twin bill at Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Elkins Post 29 dropped a doubleheader to Parkersburg on Saturday. Post 29 fell in the lidlifter, 2-1, and lost a 12-1 decision in the nightcap. Elkins, now 16-15-2 on the season will return home at 7 p.m. Tuesday to face Fairmont Post 17. In the opener, Matthew Gainer ...

Carter inks with Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed second-round pick Jevon Carter to a multi-year deal. Terms of the contract announced Sunday were not disclosed. Carter was taken with the No. 32 pick after winning the Naismith defensive player of the year last season at West ...

Elkins falls to Post 64

MOOREFIELD — Moorefield Post 64 plated four runs in the sixth inning to claim a 7-4 win over Elkins Thursday night at Moorefield High School. Post 29 is now 16-13-2 on the season and will travel to Parkersburg Post 15 at 2 p.m. today for a doubleheader. With the game deadlocked at ...

Pirates cruise to win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell tied a career high with four hits, Gregory Polanco homered and both drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. The fourth-place Pirates have won five of their last six. First-place Milwaukee has ...

Fundraiser slated for All-Stars

ELKINS — A fundraiser for the Elkins 11-12-year-old Little League All-Star team will be held this Saturday at the Aaron’s parking lot located in Glenmore. The team will be selling pork barbecue dinners for $8. The meal includes a pork loin sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans, a cookie ...

Former B-U star shining

TENNERTON — Before he heads to the University of Charleston to continue his golf career, Christian McKisic is making his rounds this summer on the Callaway Junior Tour. On Wednesday, the Buckhannon-Upshur High School graduate fired a 2-under par 70 to claim the Tri State Roofing and ...

Frostburg State officially accepts MEC invitation

FROSTBURG, Md.— Frostburg State officials formally accepted an invitation to join the Mountain East Conference at a press conference held Thursday morning on the FSU campus. Frostburg State’s membership status in the MEC is contingent upon acceptance into the NCAA Division II ...