Local Sports

Gaudet plays in North-South tilts

TENNERTON — McKinley Gaudet’s athletic career in a Buckhannon-Upshur High School jersey officially came to a conclusion on Thursday. Gaudet participated in the North-South All-Star softball series held at Buffalo High School. Even though the North lost to a powerful South squad in ...

Bucs edge Reds

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl pitched six solid innings to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds and Matt Harvey 3-2 on Friday night. Kuhl (5-4) gave up two runs, one earned, and six hits while striking out six and walking three. It ...

Post 7 upends Prospects, 8-2

TENNERTON — Logan Bailey knocked in three runs and combined with two other pitchers to limit the Florida Gulf Coast 18U Prospects to seven hits as Buckhannon Post 7 opened Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic play with an 8-2 victory Thursday afternoon at William E. Phillips Memorial ...

Post 29 pair shine in win over Mifflin

ELKINS — Brett Smith struck out 12 and Justin Fike knocked in five runs as Elkins Post 29 opened 2018 Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball play with an 11-3 win over defending champion Mifflin County (Pa.) on Thursday night. Smith allowed just four hits in going the distance to improve to 2-0 on ...

Morgantown Post 2 off to a 2-0 start after first day

ELKINS — Morgantown Post 2 got off to a good start in Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic, knocking off Florida Gulf Coast Elite by a 4-1 score Thursday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Cam Stoldt and Gavin Cottle each had two RBIs for Post 2, while C. Matthews had thee hits. Caleb ...

Hardball Scores and schedule

Thursday’s games At Robin Harvey Memorial Field Moorefield 4, Beckley 1 Clearfield (Pa.) 19, Beckley 5 Morgantown 4, Fla. Gulf Coast Elite 1 Morgantown 18, Mifflin County (Pa.) 5 Elkins 11, Mifflin County (Pa.) 3 Elkins High School/Post 29 Field Circleville (Ohio) 7, ...

Classic offers more than just great baseball

ELKINS — Action gets underway today in the 2018 Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic at seven fields around the area. A total of 31 teams from six different states make up the field, with games being played at Robin Harvey Memorial Field, Elkins High School/Post 29 Field, Tygarts Valley ...

Bucs avoid sweep

PHOENIX (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates had what looked like an out turn into a home run. They made a couple of questionable decisions, endured some nerve-wracking moments in the ninth inning. But they’re leaving Arizona with a win, which is all that really matters. Everything else can ...

Black Bears to open season on Friday

GRANVILLE — With opening day of the 2018 season kicking off at Mahoning Valley on Friday, the West Virginia Black Bears are pleased to announce a preliminary opening day roster. The Black Bears will open up the season with a six-game road trip beginning in Niles, Ohio, against the Mahoning ...

Area players earn all-state honors

ELKINS — Elkins High School’s Matthew Gainer and Buckhannon-Upshur’s Logan Bailey, along with a pair of Moorefield players, highlight the list of area players honored on last week’s all-state baseball teams announced by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Gainer (pitcher) ...

Post 7 falls to Post 13

TENNERTON — Clarksburg Post 13 scored 10 runs over the final three innings to hand Buckhannon Post 7 a 10-3 setback Saturday night at William E. Phillips Memorial Field. Post 7, which was scheduled to face Braxton County Tuesday night at Glenville State College, is now 1-2 on the season ...

ABU to begin men’s, women’s rugby programs

PHILIPPI —Athletic Director Dennis Creehan has announced the hiring of Laura Miller to be the head coach of the newly formed men’s and women’s rugby teams at Alderson Broaddus University. “We are very pleased to have Laura as our first ever rugby coach,” said Creehan. “Her time ...

Konate’s return bolsters Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN — A signing class that has received a thumbs up from all of the recruiting experts recently got a whole lot better when sophomore forward Sagaba Konate removed his name from the NBA Draft. Konate, one of the nation’s top returning interior defenders, made the decision to come ...

Bobcats to play without All-American Goode

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats football squad has five home contests and six road games scheduled this fall, playing without the services of the defensive tackle who received All-American recognition at the end of his senior year. For the third year in a row, coach Del ...

Upshur youth league sporting good numbers

TENNERTON — The hardball season for Upshur County Youth Baseball is in full swing, and the league is once again reporting a very solid turnout in the number of youth participating this year. “I’d say we have right around 300 kids total out playing this year,” league official Jason ...

Fordland wins city title

ELKINS — Elkins Fordland overcame adversity to capture the 2018 Elkins Elks Babe Ruth Fuzz Jones City Tournament Sunday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Fordland, which was the sixth seed in the tourney, came out of the loser’s bracket finale on Saturday and needed to beat top-seed Davis ...

Area players shine in girls’ all-star game

GLENVILLE — Hanna McClung’s final game wearing a Buckhannon-Upshur High School jersey was an MVP performance in Sunday’s North-South All-Star Girls Basketball game at the Waco Center. McClung, who departed B-U as the school’s all-time leading scorer (both boys and girls), scored 18 ...

Post 29 competes in WAJR Wooden Bat Classic tourney

MORGANTOWN — Elkins Post 29 played a full slate of games over the weekend, competing in the WAJR Wooden Bat Classic Tournament at Mylan Park in Morgantown. The team finished the tourney with two wins, two losses and one tie. “It was very, very good competition,” Post 29 manager Chris ...

North takes football classic

CHARLESTON — East Hardy’s Brett Tharp earned MVP honors as the North defeated the South, 42-20, in Saturday’s North-South All-Star Football Classic held Saturday afternoon at South Charleston High School. Tharp, who was the 2017 Carl Lee Award winner as the state’s top defensive ...