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WVWC names new coach

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan Interim President Boyd Creasman and Director of Athletics Randy Tenney announced that Jack Meriwether has been named the head men’s basketball coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Meriwether served as the interim head coach for the past two months, ...

WVU will look to its backcourt veterans against Gonzaga

MORGANTOWN — As you listen to the analysts, experts and knowledgeable people break down the NCAA Tournament, you frequently hear them talk about the value of having older, experienced backcourts. Yes, college basketball is a guard-oriented game these days and basically has been that way ...

EHS to open season hosting Bulldogs

ELKINS — Unless Mother Nature decides otherwise, Elkins and Tygarts Valley high schools will open their varsity baseball seasons against each other today at Bluegrass Park in Elkins. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. “Hopefully it doesn’t rain,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said Monday evening. ...

Tucker lands 3 players on All-State list

HAMBLETON — Tucker County High School’s girls basketball team earned three spots on the Class A All-State team selected by recent voting from the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Senior Elizabeth Nichols, junior Sydney Nestor and freshman Terra Kuhn helped to power TCHS to a ...

EHS sophomore is headed to state archery competition

ELKINS — An Elkins High School student has earned the right to compete in the state archery competition in Charleston on Saturday. Jesse Tallman, an EHS 10th-grader, has made her mark as one of the best high school archers in the state. Tallman scored 276 out of a possible 300 in a ...

Burdock named to Class A First Team

MT. STORM — Class A state champion Union High School’s senior Colleena Burdock completed her latest chapter of Grant County prep sports history this week by being voted a First-Team member on the All-State team. Burdock has racked up multiple track and field state titles, and averaged ...

‘Sweet’ Win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Don’t be fooled by the Mountaineers referring to themselves as “Press” Virginia as a result of their relentless defensive pressure. This team can score. Led by Jevon Carter’s 24 points, the Mountaineers outshot the Fighting Irish in an 83-71 win on Saturday to ...

Wesleyan tennis team beats D&E

VIENNA — West Virginia Wesleyan survived a doubles surge from Davis and Elkins to take a 2-1 lead into singles play, and held off the Senators for a 6-3 non-conference win here Saturday evening in men’s tennis action. Wesleyan captured No. 2 doubles behind Nathan Sabate and Ferran Berga ...

ABU Battlers baseball falls

INDIANAPOLIS — The Alderson Broaddus baseball team lost the rubber match of the three game series 13-3 to No.17 University of Indianapolis Sunday afternoon at Greyhound Park. With the score tied 1-1 in the fifth, the Greyhounds scored six in the fifth and then added five in the sixth to ...

Senators have strong performances at W&L Carnival event

LEXINGTON, Va. — The Davis & Elkins College Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams had a strong showing on Friday and Saturday at the Washington & Lee Carnival event. Daniel Jarrell had perhaps the biggest performances of the weekend for Davis & Elkins, taking a second ...

Armstrong acts to correct traffic issue

BEVERLY — It was nothing less than 30 years of experience that helped Chicago resident Frank Snell maneuver his way out of a tough predicament recently in Beverly. Snell — like dozens of tractor-trailer truck drivers before him — made the fateful turn onto Files Creek Road at the ...

Showdown Saturday

AMHERST, N.Y. — An old Big East rivalry will be renewed today in Buffalo when the fourth-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers take on fifth-seeded Notre Dame in an NCAA Tournament second-round game to be played at KeyBank Center. Today’s game will tip off at 12:10 p.m. and will be ...

WVWC Bobcats ranked No. 3

INDIANAPOLIS — The Intercollegiate Tennis Association released the second poll of the spring season Wednesday, and West Virginia Wesleyan has moved up four spots into the top three following last week's win over Chowan. The Bobcats (3-4) come in at No. 3, behind No. 1 Bluefield State, which ...

Battlers drop opening game

INDIANAPOLIS — The Alderson Broaddus baseball team dropped game one of a three game series to No.17 University of Indianapolis 11-2 on Friday afternoon at Greyhound Park. The Greyhounds (11-4) got on the board first with three runs in the first and three runs in the second to take an early ...

Ryder makes mark in PCHS record book

DUNMORE — Pocahontas County High School’s girls basketball program is steeped in tradition, having made the Class A playoffs 10 times since 2002, with several sectional and regional victories along the way for the Lady Warriors. Helping to lead the charge over the past three seasons ...

Colts fall to Mingo in state tourney

CHARLESTON — Class AA No. 5 Mingo Central (20-6) hopped out to a 23-6 lead in the first quarter Thursday, and never trailed while defeating No. 4 Philip Barbour 75-52 in the opening quarter-final round of state playoff action. A 14-point second quarter by the Colts was topped by the ...

WVWC Bobcats drop road game

VIENNA — The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat baseball team dropped a 15-4 decision to Ohio Valley Thursday in non-conference action. The game started out well enough for Wesleyan as they scored two runs in the top of the first. James Fraser doubled home Hunter Rotarius and then later scored ...

Senators lacrosse team defeated in overtime

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College men’s lacrosse team fell to Dominican (New York) College in overtime Thursday, as the Senators comeback bid came up short, 13-12. Leading 10-9, the Senators fell behind after two goals by the Chargers in 21 seconds. After tying the game at 11, the ...