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ABU INVITATIONAL

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour High School’s girls and boys track and field squads each placed second in the annual Alderson Broaddus University Invitational hosted on George Byrer Field at BC Bank Park. In girls team scoring, Preston took first place with a 155 score, followed by the Lady ...

AB track squads break 37 records

BUCKHANNON — The Alderson Broaddus track & field team competed at the Claggett Invitational hosted by West Virginia Wesleyan. Thirty-seven Battlers broke personal bests and two school records, with three first place finishes and 39 athletes with top-8 finishes in their respective ...

ABU golfers compete at Bill Blazer Memorial

PATASKALA, Ohio — The Alderson Broaddus men’s golf team finished seventh at the Bill Blazer Memorial hosted by Ohio Dominican at the Cumberland Trail Golf Club Friday and Saturday. Brandon Talaska paced the Battlers with a 165 shooting an 82 in the opening round and an 83 in the second ...

Mountaineer baseball squad ranked in top 25

MORGANTOWN — For the first time this season, the West Virginia University baseball team is in the national rankings, appearing in five top-25 polls. The Mountaineers are as high as No. 20 in this week’s D1Baseball poll. WVU is No. 23 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association ...

Elkins High School earns 10-0 victory over Braxton County

ELKINS — An eight-run fifth inning coupled with a strong pitching performance from Jeremy Cogar powered Elkins to a 10-0 win over Braxton County Saturday in non-conference action at Elkins High School/Post 29 Field. The Tigers, who improved to 12-5 with the win, crossed single runs in ...

Bulldogs sweep Calhoun

MT. ZION — Tygarts Valley captured a doubleheader sweep against Calhoun County Saturday in non-conference action Calhoun County High School Field. The Bulldogs (7-9) won the opener 11-3 and completed the sweep with a 7-5 victory in the nightcap. Tygarts Valley fired out of the gates in Game ...

PBHS Colts best RCB, 9-3

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour avenged an earlier season 4-3 loss to Robert C. Byrd on Saturday with a 9-3 decision over the Flying Eagles in Big 10 Conference matters at the Colts’ Corral. Nick Hamrick got the complete game win after scattering 10 hits, 3 runs, 2 strikeouts, and a walk after ...

Gold-Blue Game

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Neal Brown’s first Gold-Blue Game as the football coach at West Virginia University had the bells and whistles fans are used to for these games. There was a pre-game ceremony honoring weight room and walk-on standouts, and at halftime the school unveiled new uniforms ...

‘Best Opportunity’

ELKINS— Elkins High School basketball standout Donovan Wiles will continue his basketball career upon graduating next month as the talented cager signed a letter-of-intent with Davis & Elkins College earlier this week. The senior guard, who was a key figure in helping lead the Tigers ...

Behrndt impressing at center for Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN — So, how does a dude from Wildwood, Missouri, end up in Morgantown, West Virginia, anyway? By threading the needle, of course. That’s how Mountaineer center Chase Behrndt ended up in Almost Heaven. Zac Huerter, a former Michigan State player, knew former Mountaineer offensive ...

Elkins High Tigers defeat Lewis County

ELKINS — Matthew Gainer surrendered just one hit in five innings pitched to help lead Elkins to a 4-2 win over Lewis County Thursday in Big 10 Conference action at Elkins High School/Post 29 Field. Gainer allowed just one run and struck out 11 batters for the Tigers (11-5), who snapped a ...

Live bats lift PBHS Lady Colts

KINGWOOD — Philip Barbour used run spurts in the third and fifth innings Thursday to get a 15-4 mercy rule win over Big 10 Conference foe Preston. The hosting Lady Knights’ four runs all came in the home side of the fifth and final frame. Philip Barbour thrower Amanda Reed was credited ...

Mountaineers’ Gold-Blue Game set for Saturday

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University is hosting its annual Gold-Blue Spring Football Game on at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. The gates open at noon, and tickets are available for $10 each. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online at ...

Senators top Battlers in OT

ELKINS — Matt Dyck’s overtime goal lifted Davis & Elkins College to an 11-10 victory over Alderson Broaddus University Thursday in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action at Nuttall Field. Dyck’s score capped off an improbable comeback that saw the Senators (2-8, 1-3 G-MAC) rally ...

Lady Tigers best Tucker, 12-1

ELKINS — Elkins used timely hitting and took advantage of some defensive miscues by Tucker County en route to a 12-1 victory Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at Betty Heckel Field on the Elkins Middle School campus. The Lady Tigers, who improved to 7-8 overall with the win, ...

Lady Senators take 14-6 win over UDC

ELKINS — Ryann Sumner scored five goals to help power Davis & Elkins College to a 14-6 win over University of the District of Columbia Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at Nuttall Field. Four of Sumner’s scores came in the first half alone as the Lady Senators, who ...

Vikes blank MHS

MOOREFIELD — In  battle of two teams expected to be back in the state tournament in their respective classes, Petersburg turned in a dominating performance to hand Moorefield a 13-0 loss in three innings on Wednesday. The Lady Vikings remained unbeaten on the season as Carly Cooper ...

Pendleton trips Moorefield, 6-1

FRANKLIN — Timmy Thorne twirled a five-hitter as Pendleton County handed Moorefield a 6-1 setback Wednesday night in Potomac Valley Conference action. Thorne, a senior, struck out four and walked just one. “Timmy pitched a great game,” Wildcats coach Sam Yokum said. “He really ...

Lady Senators will send 9 to MEC meet

BRIDGEPORT — Nine members of the Davis & Elkins College acrobatics & tumbling team have qualified for Saturday’s first MEC Championship in the sport. The Inversion Pyramid (Pyramid 1), Open Pyramid (Pyramid 3), Open Toss (Toss 3) and Open Tumbling Pass events were selected for ...