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McGrew suiting up for Team USA

BUCKHANNON  — Former West Virginia Wesleyan College and Buckhannon-Upshur High School basketball standout Tanner McGrew has been named to the February 2019 USA World Cup Qualifying Team. McGrew, who currently plays for the Salt Lake City Stars in the NBA G League, was one of 13 players ...

Tucker rallies for win

DUNMORE — Tucker County overcame a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to claim a 53-50 win over Pocahontas County on Tuesday night. The Mountain Lions trailed 39-32 after three quarters and by nine early into the final frame before rallying. A pair of 3-pointers from Corrick ...

AP source: WR Brown asks Steelers to be traded

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven’t decided whether there’s a path for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown to return in 2019. Not that it matters to Brown. He’s already made up his mind. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the ...

Area schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 13 High school boys basketball Tygarts Valley at Pendleton County, 7:30 p.m. Tucker County at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. Petersburg at Keyser, 7:30 p.m. East Hardy at Union, 7:30 p.m. High school girls basketball Elkins at Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Buckhannon-Upshur at ...

NEARING A MILESTONE

MILL CREEK — After passing the 1,000 career points milestone late in her junior campaign, Tygarts Valley senior point guard Abby Harris entered the 2018-19 season with 1,014 points, just 304 markers away from the all-time Lady Bulldogs’ career points record. Harris is now 17 points shy ...

Salem holds off late run by Senators

SALEM — A late run fell just short as Davis & Elkins dropped an 84-81 decision to Salem University Monday in non-conference action at T. Edward Davis Gymnasium. The Senators (6-16) trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half before cutting the margin to 82-81 on a 3-pointer ...

EMS cagers turn back Little Bucs

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School varsity and junior varsity squads captured wins over Buckhannon-Upshur Monday night at EMS gymnasium. It was eighth-grade night for EMS as the basketball and cheerleaders were honored in front of a capacity crowd. The Hornets captured the varsity ...

ABU grapplers take down Ohio Valley

VIENNA — The Alderson Broaddus wrestling team earned a 36-9 victory over host Ohio Valley to close out their dual meet season. The Battlers jumped out to an 18-3 advantage after dropping a match at 125 and sandwiching a Curtis Cox pin with forfeits at 133 and 149. Gino Sita and Jared ...

D&E’s Guzman honored by NCATA

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College sophomore Caitlynn Guzman was named a Week 1 Honorable Mention Specialist of the Week by the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA). The San Jose, California, native is the first NCATA award winner in program history for the ...

Travis Trickett joins WVU staff

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that Travis Trickett, who started his coaching career at WVU, will rejoin the Mountaineer coaching staff as an assistant coach on the offensive side. Brown will announce staff assignments at a later ...

Lady Colts tumble to Class AA, No. 6 Falcons

PHILIPPI — Senior guard Abby Beeman fired in four triples to net a game- high 25 points as Class AA, No. 6 Frankfort dismantled sectional foe Philip Barbour, 81-32, on Friday. The winners wasted little time getting the advantage as the Lady Falcons headed into the second stanza with 25-7 ...

WVU dismisses Ahmad, Harris

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia starters Esa Ahmad and Wes Harris have been dismissed from the team for undisclosed violations of athletic department policies. The Mountaineers announced the dismissals Monday night without elaboration. Ahmad was the team’s third-leading scorer this ...

Pirate sign OF Melky Cabrera

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to big-league camp. The Pirates announced the deal on Monday. The 34-year-old Cabrera will make $1.15 million with an additional $850,000 available in ...

AP high school basketball polls

AP boys basketball poll Class AAA Record Pts Prv 1. Martinsburg (9) 19-0 90 1 2. George Washington 16-2 80 2 3. University 15-3 72 3 4. Hurricane 15-4 56 4 5. Capital 14-4 47 6 (tie) Woodrow Wilson 13-6 47 7 7. Wheeling Park 11-5 30 5 8. ...

Tigers take 78-47 win over Tucker

ELKINS — Senior Elliot White led three teammates in double figures with 22 points as Elkins rolled to a 78-47 win over Tucker County Saturday night in non-conference action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. Senior Read Schumacher and Blake Harris followed White in the scoring ...

Phillips’ last-second shot lifts D&E

ELKINS — Logan Phillips’ layup just before time expired lifted Davis & Elkins College to a thrilling 73-71 win over Malone University Saturday afternoon at the McDonnell Center. With the game tied at 71-71, Phillips worked his way through the Pioneer defense and delivered the ...

D&E and ABU women suffer G-MAC losses

ELKINS — A strong showing from Robin Campbell helped power Malone University to a 66-59 win over Davis & Elkins Saturday afternoon in G-MAC action at the McDonnell Center. Campbell finished the contest with 15 points as the Lady Pioneers (11-12, 9-8 G-MAC) overcame a 31-28 halftime ...

EMS girls fall in title game

FAIRMONT  — The Elkins Middle School varsity and junior varsity squads both fell to host East Fairmont in the EFMS tourney title games on Friday. The Lady Hornets dropped a 37-33 decision. Autumn Lane and Celia Ricottilli each had 11 points for EMS, while Emerson Haddix added ...

Texas routs WVU

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Texas proved Saturday night that they may be heating up at the right time. Courtney Ramey tied a career-high with 19 points as the Longhorns beat West Virginia 75-53. Texas (14-10, 6-5 Big 12) dominated just about every facet of the game to pick up its third win in the ...

Lady Bucs coast to win over Elkins

ELKINS — A red-hot start coupled with Brooklyn Maxwell’s 14 points helped power Buckhannon-Upshur to a 60-35 win over Elkins Friday night in Big 10 Conference action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Buccaneers, who improved to 14-7 with the win, wasted little time ...