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Strong field will battle at Preston High

KINGWOOD — Some of the state’s top-ranked squads will take to the course at Preston High School today for the Big 10 Conference cross country championships. Four teams among the top 10 in the RunWV Class AA-A power rankings will compete in the girls’ race. They include No. 3 ...

Hornets and Mannington battle to 22-22 tie in 2OTs

ELKINS — Elkins battled Mannington Middle School to a 22-22 deadlock Wednesday night in double-overtime action at Wimer Stadium. After a scoreless first quarter, the Husky Pups opened the scoring early in the second quarter when Casey Minor pulled in a 35-yard touchdown pass. The score ...

B-UHS Athletic Hall of Fame to induct 2019 class

TENNERTON — Five individuals and one team will be inducted into the Buckhannon-Upshur High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2019 inductees will be honored during the annual Hall of Fame banquet at 6 p.m. this Saturday at B-UHS. Tickets are $15 each in advance and no tickets will be ...

Tshiebwe earns preseason honors

IRVING, Texas — Udoka Azubuike (Kansas) was named Big 12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Player of the Year, while Chris Clarke (Texas Tech) earned Newcomer of the Year and Oscar Tshiebwe (West Virginia) was selected as Freshman of the Year. The honors were voted on by head coaches, who are not ...

Penguins get OT victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Tanev scored a short-handed goal in overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Colorado 3-2 on Wednesday night, the first loss of the season for the Avalanche. Tanev, Pittsburgh’s biggest free-agent pickup in the offseason, scored his first goal with the Penguins ...

Rudolph will return as starting QB

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looks like “Duck Season” will last just a week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup after being cleared by an independent neurological consultant following a concussion he sustained against ...

Lady Colts trip EHS, 2-1

ELKINS — Philip Barbour captured a second straight victory with a 2-1 triumph over sectional foe Elkins Tuesday evening in Big 10 Conference action at EHS Field on senior night. The Lady Colts, who improved to 8-2-2 overall and 6-2-2 in league play with the win, connected on a goal off a ...

Tigers drop 7-0 verdict to PBHS

ELKINS — The Elkins High School boys soccer team dropped a 7-0 decision to sectional and Big 10 Conference foe Philip Barbour Tuesday evening for senior night at EHS Field. The Tigers will return to action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Buckhannon-Upshur to conclude regular-season ...

Pendleton back on top in Class A

ELKINS — Last Friday’s victory over Tygarts Valley has vaulted Pendleton County back to the top spot of the SSAC Class A ratings, released on Tuesday afternoon. The 6-0 Wildcats, who claimed a 41-6 over the Bulldogs, are tied with Doddridge County. Ritchie County is third, ...

Injuries and departures continue for Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia first-year coach Neal Brown announced on Tuesday wide receiver Tevin Bush will redshirt the remainder of the season and plans to enter the transfer portal. “He’s going to redshirt the rest of this season,” Brown said at his weekly press conference. “Then ...

D&E’s Timm earns MEC women’s cross country honors again

BRIDGEPORT — Davis & Elkins College freshman Svea Timm is the Mountain East Conference Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday afternoon. Timm posted a school record 18:07.7 on the 5K course at the Royals XC Challenge held in North Carolina on ...

Young WVU defense set for big test

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia’s defense has turned to a group of freshmen to shore up a depleted unit during the most difficult part of the schedule. West Virginia used safety Tykee Smith and cornerbacks Nicktroy Fortune and Tae Mayo in a 38-14 loss to Iowa State on Saturday. The ...

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 ...