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Vikings’ Hartman has breakout year

PETERSBURG — The Vikings football squad went 6-4 in 2015 and 2016, and Petersburg High School kept things rather consistent in 2017 with a 5-5 record as PHS continues a turnaround on the gridiron while fighting out of the Potomac Valley Conference in Class AA. As a unit this season, the ...

Mountaineers return to court tonight

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has now had a few days to ponder his team’s 23-point loss to now-16th-ranked Texas A&M last Friday night at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, and he believes transition defense is the first item on his list of things he needs to fix. The Aggies ...

WVWC falls in NCAA tournament

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Just like in 2014, West Virginia Wesleyan and East Stroudsburg battled to a 0-0 tie and went to a shootout to determine the winner. But this time, the Lady Bobcats suffered a heartwrenching defeat after penalty kicks in the NCAA tournament. Wesleyan battled the home ...

ABU wins Cup

OWENSBORO, Ky. — The Alderson Broaddus football team led from start to finish and closed the 2017 season with a 40-28 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan in the third annual G-MAC Founder’s Cup game on Saturday afternoon. On the opening drive of the game, freshman quarterback Patrick Bentley ...

Senators’ season ends on penalty kicks in the second round

CHARLESTON — The Davis & Elkins College men’s soccer team’s season came to a close on Sunday as the Senators fell to No. 1 seeded Ohio Valley on penalty kicks after earning a 1-1 draw against the G-MAC foe and No. 6 ranked Fighting Scots in the second round of the NCAA National ...

STATE CHAMPS

CHARLESTON — Now three-time defending Class AA volleyball champion Philip Barbour started battling for the title at the Charleston Civic Center at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, winning in straight sets against Wayne County. Later in the day, they overcame Bridgeport in the nightcap, and ...

Colts’ banner season ends at Point Pleasant with playoff loss

POINT PLEASANT — Class AA No. 7 Point Pleasant exploded for 35 points in the second quarter Saturday night in order to have a commanding 42-0 halftime lead over No. 10 Philip Barbour. The Big Blacks poured on 21 more in the third quarter en route to a 63-14 opening-round win in the 2017 ...

No. 10 Colts enter playoffs

PHILIPPI — Class AA No. 10 Philip Barbour (8-2) will be looking to add to a six-game win streak today when they travel to Mason County to face No. 7 Point Pleasant, also an 8-2 squad. The hosting Big Blacks’ only losses of the season came against No. 1 Mingo Central (10-0) by a score of ...

Opening day set for Snowshoe

SNOWSHOE — Ski fans can finally rejoice, as opening day at Snowshoe Mountain Resort is just around the corner. The popular winter destination is scheduled to kick off a full season of activities beginning Nov. 22. “This is always one of the most exciting times of the year for us here on ...

East Hardy comes back to advance

BAKER — Clay Skovron and Brett Tharp hooked up for a touchdown late in the game Friday, as Class A No. 1 ranked East Hardy came from behind to defeat No. 16 ranked Williamstown, 14-10, in the opening round of the state football tournament. Williamstown drew first blood with a field goal to ...

Bucs’ Short gets All-State nod

TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur senior Trevor Short pulled down Class AAA All-State First Team honors as a midfielder along with First Team accolades in the Big 10 Conference during his final campaign on the prep pitch in the fall of 2017. In his “comeback from injury” effort for ...

Cougars begin playoff march

BAKER — Class A No. 1 ranked East Hardy finished the regular season undefeated and now head coach Chad Williams is hoping to march the troops through the playoffs to another state title tilt at Wheeling Island. The journey begins tonight when the Cougars host Williamstown in the first ...

Buckhannon youth team in search of title

BUCKHANNON — Young athletes ranging from 11 to 13 years old on the Buckhannon Youth League midgets squad have made their way to a league title opportunity Sunday as the 9-1 Buccaneers will go up against Bridgeport for a Mountaineer Youth regional championship game hosted at Lincoln High ...

Joss appointed to NCAA Nominating Committee

INDIANAPOLIS — Davis & Elkins College Director of Athletics Jamie Joss has been appointed to the NCAA Division II Nominating Committee for a four-year term ending in August of 2021, the NCAA announced. “It’s a tremendous honor and privilege to be appointed to serve on this ...

Elkins native serves as mascot

MORGANTOWN — An Elkins native has carried the musket and served admirably as West Virginia University’s mascot, the beloved Mountaineer, during the past two WVU football games. Trevor Kiess, a graduate of Elkins High School and a native of Kerens, was named the alternate Mountaineer ...

Players earn All-State honors

ELKINS — Several all-conference players from local schools in the Big 10 Conference were recently also named to the West Virginia prep soccer All-State teams in both Class AAA and AA. Once again, Buckhannon-Upshur, Elkins and Philip Barbour made the cut. Buckhannon (AAA) senior Trevor Short ...

Whited a 3-sport star for Colts

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour High School senior three-sport athlete Cole Whited may be most comfortable on the soccer field and basketball court for the Colts. On the soccer pitch, Whited can play any position when the nets are up; he also plays a split out role on this year’s 8-2 ...

Nine Mountain Lions named to All-PVC list

PARSONS — The 2017 football season is in the books and several Tucker County Mountain Lions earned spots on the Potomac Valley All-Conference roster. “It’s a nice honor for the kids,” TCHS coach A.J. Rapp said. “Our kids worked hard. The season didn’t work out the way we wanted it ...