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Mountaineers take down Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas — Four players finished in double figures as the West Virginia University women’s basketball team got back to its winning ways with a 74-60 win over Texas Tech, on Saturday, at the United Supermarkets Arena, in Lubbock, Texas. Junior guard Katrina Pardee finished with a ...

Pocahontas wins tourney

CLARKSBURG — The Pocahontas County Warriors claimed the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament Class A Championship Saturday, downing Van 73-51. The WVHIT championship game was played at Robert C. Byrd High School. The Warriors’ Briar Wilfong led all scorers with 23 points and ...

Lady Bulldogs edged at home

MILL CREEK — A close game didn’t go their way Saturday night as the Tygarts Valley Lady Bulldogs lost to Doddridge County High School, 60-52. “It was really an exciting game; it was close throughout,” TVHS coach Nancy Lewis said, noting TVHS had the lead several times, but ended up ...

Lady Vikings drop road heartbreaker

PETERSBURG — The Lady Vikings led fellow Class AA East Fairmont, 47-32, to start the fourth and final frame Saturday, but the Lady Bees’ freshman Kierra Bartholow sank some key three-pointers in the fourth to help the visitors get out of town with a 57-53 win. “East jumped out to an 8-0 ...

TVMS girls earn tournament title

MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Middle School Lady Bulldogs took home their second straight conference tournament championship Friday, downing Belington Middle 39-34. “Belington had beat us twice this season, but we got the win tonight,” TVMS coach Tim Coberly said. “I’m pretty ...

Lady Colts trump Petersburg

PETERSBURG — Petersburg’s Casey Watts was nearly lights out from the charity stripe with a 12 of 14 count Friday, but it wasn’t enough to stop Philip Barbour from picking up a 59-43 win in Class AA sectional competition. The Lady Vikings picked up a 13-11 edge in the first quarter, but ...

PBHS tops Grafton

GRAFTON — Philip Barbour trailed early, but came alive in the third quarter Friday to hand Grafton a 78-71 loss in Big 10 Conference action at the Bearcats’ place. Helping the Colts improve to 13-2 with a rivalry win on the road, senior David Shriver shot 5 for 9 from behind the arc, on ...

WVU to host Oklahoama St.

MORGANTOWN — A rejuvenated West Virginia University men’s basketball team will meet Oklahoma State in an important early afternoon Big 12 game today at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. Tipoff for today’s game is noon and the contest will be televised nationally on ESPN. The ...

Mountain Lions hold off Moorefield, 56-44

HAMBLETON — Moorefield’s Thomas Williams torched the net with 4 three-pointers Friday, as the Yellow Jackets drained a total of 7 from behind the arc, though not quite enough to keep Tucker County from winning 56-44 on Senior Night during Class A Potomac Valley Conference ...

Harman boys defend home turf in tourney

HARMAN — Harman senior Clayton Eye played his way onto the West Virginia Home Town Invitational All Tournament Team Friday, as the Panthers zipped past Hundred, 43-37, in boys varsity basketball action. “It was very ugly,” Harman coach Darrell Barnett said. “But a win is a win. ...

Bridgeport tames Lady Tigers

ELKINS — Taylor Maynard set the pace for the Lady Tigers with 15 points Thursday, but Big 10 rival Bridgeport still managed to pull off a 54-40 victory over Elkins. “We competed against a very well-coached Bridgeport team,” EHS coach Matt Davis said. “Our defense kept us in the ...

Tucker girls power past Petersburg

PETERSBURG — Tucker County improved to 18-1 Thursday with a comfortable 76-25 win over Petersburg in Potomac Valley Conference territory. Three players reached double-figure scoring for TCHS. Sydney Nestor and Terra Kuhn tied for the game-high scorer with 14 each. Sydney Moore nailed 7 of ...

Philip Barbour Colts outlast Liberty Mountaineers, 71-62

PHILIPPI — A pair of usual double-figure scorers for Philip Barbour helped the Colts stave of Liberty High School for a 71-62 win in Big 10 Conference action Thursday. Seniors David Shriver and Cole Whited rattled off 22 points each, and both collected 8 rebounds in and around the ...

TVHS Bulldogs fall on the road

MT. STORM — Union’s Trenton Reed was nearly unstoppable Thursday, as the Tigers downed Tygarts Valley, 64-55, in boys varsity basketball action. “We came out really flat,” TVHS coach Tom Wamsley said. “Of course, that’s basketball. We played our hearts out two nights ago against ...

Philippi Middle prevails in OT

PHILIPPI — Tygarts Valley’s Garrett Gibson was the game’s leading scorer Thursday, but in the end Philippi Middle School walked away from the contest with a 44-41 overtime victory. “It was a back-and-forth game with each team making runs to go ahead 4 to 6 points,” TVMS coach James ...

Tygarts Valley Middle wins tourney game

MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Middle School Lady Bulldogs defeated Philippi 39-28 in the first round of the varsity conference tournament at Tygarts Valley. Abigail Cabaniss led all scorers with 12 points for TVMS, followed by Brenlyn Swecker with 11. Landrie Lanham contributed 7 points ...

Taylor stings Hornets

GRAFTON — Austin Harris and Jacob Bender both reached double figures in scoring for Elkins Middle School Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to push the Hornets past Taylor County. EMS lost the varsity contest, 50-36. “The guys played hard,” EMS coach Doug Boggs said. “It was a ...

Elkins’ Triplett signs with Princeton

ELKINS — A record-breaking Elkins High School punter will not be changing his stripes as he advances into his college football career. EHS standout George Triplett signed with the Princeton University Tigers, a Division I Ivy League institution, Wednesday with his biggest supporters by ...

Gandy Dancer squad wins first place

ELKINS — The YMCA second- and third-grade Gandy Dancer basketball team finished their season in first place by winning the championship game in the end-of-season tournament recently at the YMCA. The team was able to complete an undefeated season by going 8-0 in the regular season and ...