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Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game priority ticket deadline approaching

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University fans are reminded that the priority ticket request deadline for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, is Friday, May 1. West Virginia and Florida State will open the 2020 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept. 5, at ...

Swartz named D&E women’s basketball coach

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins Director of Athletics Jamie Joss named Rachel Swartz as the next head coach of the Davis & Elkins women’s basketball program. Swartz arrives in Elkins after working with Everett Community College as an assistant coach. Previously serving in various ...

Six Mountaineers earn Academic All-Big 12 honors

MORGANTOWN — Six members of the West Virginia University golf team were named to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Golf Team, as announced by the conference on Monday. Senior Philipp Matlari and sophomore Kurits Grant were named to the first team and were two of five men’s golfers ...

30th Hillbilly Hardball Classic canceled

ELKINS — For the first time in 30 years, local baseball diamonds will not feature the annual Hillbilly Hardball Classic, which has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Chris George, Elkins Post 29 Baseball president and general manager and Hillbilly Hardball Classic ...

French Creek man charged with felony

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man was arrested for allegedly stealing items from a residence in early February. Brandon Cole Cartrette, 24, of French Creek, allegedly broke into a home on Kesling Mill Road on the night of Feb. 6, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County ...

Mazey named Furfari Award winner

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University baseball coach Randy Mazey has been named the 2019-20 Furfari Award winner as the state’s top college coach, as voted on by members of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Named in honor of the late local sportswriter, Domenick (Mickey) ...

WVU wrestler recognized as All-American

MORGANTOWN — Redshirt sophomore Noah Adams of the West Virginia University wrestling team earned a place on the 2020 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-America First Team. “Being an All-American is a huge honor and Noah certainly earned this award,” WVU head coach Tim ...

D&E’s Hyland named to All-Region Team

NORMAN, Okla. — Davis & Elkins freshman Jordan Hyland was named to the Division II PING Atlantic All-Region Team, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced. In total, 12 individuals were named to the All-Region squad from eight institutions. Hyland appeared in 12 rounds ...

WVU’s Martin selected in WNBA Draft

MORGANTOWN — Redshirt senior guard Tynice Martin of the West Virginia University women’s basketball was selected with the 34th overall pick in the third round of the 2020 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft on Friday evening. “Congratulations to Tynice on being ...

WVU signs four on National Signing Day

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey announced the addition of four Mountaineers for the 2020-21 season, as Jasmine Carson (Memphis, Tenn./Georgia Tech/McEachern), Ariel Cummings (Toledo, Ohio/Chipola Community College/Notre Dame Academy), Jayla ...

D&E student-athletes named to Honor Roll

WACO, Texas — Eight Davis & Elkins student-athletes were named to the 2020 National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Academic Honor Roll, released Monday afternoon. Student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher were recognized on the ...

New hunting and fishing opportunities considered

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced a historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries. This proposed rule is the single largest ...

West Virginia’s Tshiebwe to go through NBA draft process

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia’s Oscar Tshiebwe will go through the NBA draft process while maintaining his college eligibility. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Tshiebwe’s intentions Wednesday to request an evaluation from an NBA undergraduate advisory committee. “Oscar ...

Attempt at elections betting in W.Va. raises eyebrows

CHARLESTON — For nearly two hours Tuesday night, people using the FanDuel sports wagering phone app could place bets on the U.S. presidential election, but the market was closed and now questions are being raised about how election betting was approved. FanDuel, which operates a Sportsbook ...

D&E wrestlers earn honors

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins wrestling had seven individuals earn 2019-20 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division II Scholar All-American honors, as the organization released its academic awards on Monday. A total of 267 student-athletes from 49 institutions were honored ...

Metheny tapped best in the state

MORGANTOWN — Not only did Kaden Metheny have the obvious ball skills and ability to shoot when he was lighting up the middle school ranks at Mountaineer Middle, but University coach Joe Schmidle saw something right away that impressed him more than anything. “I knew how skilled he was ...

Class AAA All-State team selected

MORGANTOWN — There wasn’t much doubt that the No. 1 University High boys’ basketball team (22-3) was favored to return to the Class AAA finals this year, but with their season now in limbo, it’s expected seniors K.J. McClurg and Kaden Metheny won’t suit up in their high school ...

Class AA All-State team released

CHARLESTON (AP) — Obinna Anochili-Killen has been a force that Class AA hasn’t seen in a long while. The 6-foot-9 center-forward from Chapmanville Regional, a dominant defender and rebounder for four seasons, has also developed into an offensive dynamo in recent years, keeping the ...

Boys All Mason-Dixon conferrence

2019-2020 Boys All Mason-Dixon Conference Team: First Team Clay-Battelle: Coltin Barr, Levi Carrico, Seth Casino Hundred: Cody Soles, Logan Norris Cameron: Jessop Broughton, Garrett Scott Trinity Christian: Fletcher Hartsock, Seth Goins Notre Dame: Jaidyn West, Elijah ...