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Lady Hornets down Taylor County

ELKINS — Haylie Doyle scored a pair of goals to help lead Elkins to a 4-0 win over Taylor County Monday evening in middle school soccer action at EHS Field. Laney Fletcher and Maddie Belan added one goal each for the Lady Hornets, who improved to 7-1-1 with the victory. “I thought we ...

Auvil named new EHS baseball coach

ELKINS — Jay Auvil admittedly couldn’t be happier to be handed the reins as the new head baseball coach at Elkins High School. That’s because ever since he graduated from the school in 1990, thoughts of someday returning to coach at his alma mater frequently crossed his mind. “The ...

Bike team wins title at ‘Rally in the Valley’

POCAHONTAS COUNTY — The Highlands Composite Mountain Bike Team competed in their second race of the season and the team took the first-place team title at the Rally in the Valley event at Canaan Valley Resort on Sept. 15. The home race held up to everyone’s expectations: beautiful ...

Wesleyan player, scholar spends summer in Rwanda, Uganda

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College student Marcus Larsson participated in a summer study abroad program, spending three weeks each in Rwanda and Uganda. Larsson was a 2019 recipient of the prestigious and highly competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. ...

MEC DEFENSIVE BATTLE

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins women’s soccer team battled Urbana to a scoreless deadlock Sunday afternoon in Mountain East Conference action at Nuttall Field. The Lady Senators (5-3-2, 4-2-1 MEC) outshot the Lady Blue Knights (5-4-1, 5-2-1) 16-11 in the contest, but where unable to ...

Early deficit too much for Senators

URBANA, Ohio — Davis & Elkins couldn’t overcome an early deficit in a 2-1 loss to Urbana Saturday night in Mountain East Conference play at Urbana University Stadium. The Blue Knights made the most of their early opportunities, striking for two goals on their first two shots within ...

Second-half rally falls short for Colts at East Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Philip Barbour suffered a 24-20 setback to Big 10 Conference foe East Fairmont Friday night for homecoming at East-West Stadium. “We ended up falling behind (17-0) and then started having a little more confidence and started playing hard,” PB coach Russ Collett said. ...

EHS harriers compete at Tucker

PARSONS  — The Elkins High School cross country teams got one final tune-up before the start of postseason racing Friday at Camp Kidd. The Lady Tigers tallied just 22 points to win a three-team race, followed by host Tucker County (43) and Lewis County (61). Samantha Sproul was ...

Elkins Middle girls earn win

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls soccer team claimed a 9-1 win over Lincoln last week. Scoring goals for the Lady Hornets were Haylie Doyle, Laney Fletcher, Layla Fletcher and Maddie Belan with two each and one from Addy Cogar. Darby Bailey and Laney Fletcher tallied three ...

Wesleyan and AB drop league games

BUCKHANNON — Frostburg State extended its win streak to five games with a 35-13 MEC victory over West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday. Will Brunson was 14 of 23 passing for 244 yards and three touchdowns for Frostburg State (5-1, 5-1 MEC). Jarrett Northrop completed 20 of 32 passes for 234 ...

Kendall injured in WVU setback

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Breece Hall may have given Iowa State the dependable option at running back the Cyclones have been looking for since star David Montgomery left. The freshman rushed for 132 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Iowa State to a 38-14 victory over West Virginia on ...

Minutemen best Bucs, 42-14

TENNERTON — Marshall Hobbs rushed for 152 yards and a pair of scores as Class AA, No. 10 Lewis County captured a 42-14 win over Buckhannon-Upshur Friday night at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium to retain the Coal Pick Trophy. The Minutemen (5-1) jumped out to a 14-0 lead on a ...

Gardiner lifts No. 2 Pendleton over No. 4 TV

FRANKLIN — Isaiah Gardiner scored six rushing touchdowns to lead Class A, No. 2 Pendleton County to a 41-6 victory over No. 4 Tygarts Valley Friday night in front of the homecoming crowd at PCHS. Gardiner, who finished with 133 yards rushing on 19 carries, scored three of his touchdowns ...

Tigers take 32-30 win over Roane

SPENCER — Dennard “Dee” Wyche and T.J. Guire both rushed for over 100 yards and Elkins used a late defensive stand to claim a 32-30 win over Roane County on Friday night. Wyche tallied 162 yards on nine carries with a pair of touchdown runs covering 64 and 63 yards, while Guire ...

Purdy, Iowa State next test for WVU

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Iowa State’s smothering defense from a year ago is still hauntingly fresh in the memories of West Virginia players. So, too, is Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy bouncing through the Mountaineers with relative ease. That defense is still stout a year later and Purdy just ...

Chargers veteran Rivers to face Steelers rookie QB

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers will be making his 214th straight start when the Los Angeles Chargers host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. On the opposite sideline, Devlin Hodges will make his first. By all appearances that matchup has all the appearances of a mismatch, but ...

Class A Showdown

MILL CREEK — On the way to a perfect 5-0 record, Tygarts Valley has broken some streaks, accomplished some feats and most importantly climbed to No. 4 in the Class A high school football ratings. With such accomplishments, the games get bigger and more important each and every week ...

Tigers set to visit Raiders tonight

ELKINS — Elkins will be looking for win number two of the season when it travels to Roane County tonight to take on the Raiders. As the 1-4 Tigers start off the second half of their season, a tough schedule lies ahead, featuring state powers Bridgeport, Wheeling Park and Fairmont Senior. ...

Colts travel to East

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour seeks its first win of the season tonight against East Fairmont at East-West Stadium. The Big 10 Conference encounter is set for 7 p.m. The Colts (0-6) are currently suffering from low numbers, but the freshmen and sophomore classes are the biggest at this time. ...

Lady Colts blank East Fairmont in Big 10 matchup

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour broke open a close game with two second-half goals in a 3-0 win over Big 10 Conference foe East Fairmont Thursday evening on George Byrer Field at BC Bank Park. The Lady Colts dominated time of possession in the attacking third with a 14-1 advantage in the shots ...