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Harris surpasses 1,000 points for Lady Bulldogs

MILL CREEK — The season is in the books for the Lady Bulldogs, but Tygarts Valley point guard Abby Harris closed out a spectacular junior campaign by surpassing 1,000 points for her career. “She’s our leader on the floor,” TVHS coach Nancy Lewis said. “She leads us offensively and ...

Elkins Middle School Hornets fall in championship game

PHILIPPI — Jesiah Matlick lit the net for 18 points Monday, as Philippi Middle School defeated Elkins, 46-37, to claim the area middle school varsity tournament championship. “Our nerves got the best of us in the first half,” EMS coach Doug Boggs said. “We were down 18 points at ...

Tucker boys fall at Lincoln

SHINNSTON — Tucker got off to a slow start to trail Lincoln 26-11 after one quarter Monday, and never could quite recover after falling to 10-10 on the season with the Cougars taking a 61-52 win over the visitors in a Big 10 Conference hosting Potomac Valley Conference affair. “We ...

Lady Vikings win in sectional play

PETERSBURG — McKenzie Weasenforth paced the Vikings with 11 points, while shooting 3 of 4 at the foul line Monday as Petersburg beat Berkeley Springs, 43-29, to advance forward in Class AA Region I Section 1 play. After a 15-8 first quarter, the Lady Vikes kept the heat on to lead 24-11 at ...

TVHS Bulldogs lose to Doddridge

WEST UNION — Logan George was the game’s top scorer Monday, but it wasn’t enough to push Tygarts Valley past Doddridge County in boys varsity basketball action. The Bulldogs fell, 62-57. “We were down 10 at halftime and down by 15 with 6 minutes to go in the fourth quarter,” TVHS ...

Elkins Tigers swim well at state meet

MORGANTOWN — Elkins High School senior Alex Rosencrance swam for a pair of new school record times at the state swim meet Thursday and Friday, with both event times being good enough for second-place finishes among West Virginia’s best at the West Virginia University ...

Lady Bulldogs fall in tournament

BLACKSVILLE — The Tygarts Valley Lady Bulldogs’ basketball season came to an end Saturday with a loss in the opening round of the sectional tournament to Clay-Battelle, 57-38. “It was a very close game in the first half,” said TVHS coach Nancy Lewis. “We were up 14-10 at the end of ...

No. 13 Kansas comes back to overtake No. 20 WVU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Udoka Azubuike scored 21 points and Devonte’ Graham added 15 to help No. 13 Kansas come back from a double-digit deficit to beat No. 20 West Virginia 77-69 on Saturday night. Both teams struggled to create much separation in the first half, neither establishing more ...

Senators pick up first win

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Davis & Elkins College baseball picked up its first win of the season on Sunday as the Senators split a doubleheader at Pioneer Park. The Senators fell to Notre Dame College 10-2 before defeating host Tusculum 4-2 in the final game of the day. Davis & Elkins ...

Elkins’ Smyton signs with WVU

ELKINS — A former Elkins High School lineman is following his dream to join the West Virginia University Mountaineers this fall. Garrett Smyton, a center/guard for the Tigers, said he has always dreamed of becoming a Mountaineer. “(WVU) has been my dream school since I was a little ...

Mountaineers head to Kansas for rematch

MORGANTOWN — Wash, rinse, repeat — that must be what it has felt like for West Virginia the last couple of times it has gone out to the Phog (Allen Fieldhouse) to play the Kansas Jayhawks. Start out strong, build a big lead and then wait for an A-bomb to fall. The Mountaineers hope to ...

Tigers’ Shreve to play for Capital University

ELKINS — An Elkins High School senior has made a commitment to continue his football career at the collegiate level. Zach Shreve, a defensive end for the EHS Tigers, will be joining the Crusaders of Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. He noted he also played offensive and defensive line ...

Lady Vikings top East Hardy

BAKER — Petersburg pulled away from East Hardy in the second half to pick up a regular season finale win, 74-51, over the hosting Couguars in Potomac Valley Conference action. East Hardy opened up with a 15-13 lead to begin the second quarter. Petersburg went on for a 31-26 lead at ...

Tucker girls top Pocahontas

HAMBLETON — The Tucker County Lady Mountain Lions topped the Pocahontas County Lady Warriors, 63-34, on Thursday, despite losing leading scorer Sydney Nestor to a leg injury in the first quarter. The 20-1 Mountain Lions lost Nestor during a scramble for the ball in the first quarter. ...

TVHS falls on the road

BLACKSVILLE — The Tygarts Valley Lady Bulldogs dropped a close road contest to Clay-Battelle, 50-44, Wednesday evening. “We got off to a slow start, we were behind 13-3 in the first quarter,” TVHS coach Nancy Lewis said. “But then we picked it up. We were down just 24-23 at the half, ...

Harman girls win at home

HARMAN — Four Lady Panthers recorded double-doubles Thursday, as Harman defeated Lighthouse Academy, 65-22, in girls varsity basketball. “We moved the ball around a lot tonight,” HHS coach Todd Raines said. “Our bench really stepped up tonight, they had 22 points and three girls with ...

Elkins squeezes past Tucker Co.

ELKINS — Read Schumacher nailed a three-pointer with about 45 seconds left in the game Wednesday to give Elkins a 55-52 victory over Tucker County. “We had a big lead for awhile,” EHS coach Brandon Simmons said. “They chipped it away. We missed a lot of easy looks. We were getting ...

Lady Tigers defeat Grafton

GRAFTON — Three Lady Tigers reached double digits in scoring Wednesday, as Elkins defeated Grafton, 54-35, in girls varsity basketball action. “It was a good win,” EHS coach Matt Davis said. “We rotated a lot of kids this evening to prepare for the next few days.” Sarah Riggleman ...