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Mountaineers win first game of tour

MADRID, Spain — Emmitt Matthews Jr. had 17 points to lead six Mountaineers in double figures as WVU won its first game on the 2019 Spain Tour, 97-69, against the Madrid All-Stars on Tuesday. In addition to Matthews’ 17 points, the sophomore from Tacoma, Washington, added seven rebounds in ...

Bears look to build off Texas Bowl victory over Vanderbilt

Editor’s note: The following is the eighth in a series of previews of West Virginia’s football opponents for the 2019 season. For the second straight season, West Virginia will battle Baylor under the lights on a Thursday night. The Halloween Big 12 Conference clash will take place at ...

WVU men’s soccer ranked 23rd in poll

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University men’s soccer team checked in at No. 23 in the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Division I Men's Preseason Ranking, as released on Tuesday. The Mountaineers are one of two Mid-American Conference schools ranked in the preseason poll. Akron, which ...

Gitzen steps down as WVWC swim coach

BUCKHANNON — April Gitzen has resigned from her position of head swimming coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Gitzen has accepted a position at California University of Pennsylvania as the head women’s swimming coach. Gitzen was the MEC Coach of the Year for the second straight ...

Steeler TE McDonald sees changes

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald noticed a positive change in the organization following last year’s turbulent season. McDonald also noticed a difference in quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the chemistry surrounding the team as a whole after the Steelers ...

Brewers hold off Bucs, 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yasmani Grandal had two doubles and an RBI and the Milwaukee Brewers, without a resting Christian Yelich, beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Tuesday night. Grandal drove in Ryan Braun with a double to left-center, the first hit off Pirates starter Steven Brault, in the ...

Getting Ready

ELKINS — The 2019 high school football season officially kicked off on Monday as teams throughout the Mountain State took to the field for the first day of preseason drills. Prep squads will have the entire month of August to prepare for the opening night of the season, which is ...

Lawrence was a hard-nosed standout for the Tigers

Editor’s note: The following is the second in a series of profiles of “Gridiron Greats” from area high schools. The series will lead up to the publication of The Inter-Mountain’s annual Football Preview and Fall Sports Guide on Aug. 27. Errol “Junior” Lawrence played the game of ...

Morgantown wins Legion state title

KEYSER — Morgantown Post 2 rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Berkeley Post 14, 5-4, in the American Legion State championship game Sunday at Potomac State College. It was the first state title for Post 2 since 2008 and 13th overall. Post 14 had ...

Mets down Bucs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mets star Robinson Cano appears headed back to the injured list after straining his left hamstring, an injury that overshadowed Noah Syndergaard’s sparkling outing in a 13-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday that pulled New York within one game of .500 for the first ...

Feiler to take over tackle spot

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Matt Feiler was a perfectly capable fill in at right tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season. Now, the journeyman offensive lineman wants to prove his worth as the starting right tackle following the offseason departure of Marcus Gilbert. “I’ve been working ...

Bullseye for Generosity

BUCKHANNON — Coming off a top 12 finish in the world championships, the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School archery program now has an extra $10,000 in the bank to help them make the return trip next year. On Thursday, Buckhannon Toyota presented a check to the Buckhannon-Upshur ...

WVU begins fall drills

MORGANTOWN — Neal Brown’s first practice of fall camp as West Virginia’s head coach is in the books. Some new faces were also on hand for the Mountaineers in Friday’s practice session, leading up to the opener on Aug. 31 at home against James Madison. They include a pair of ...

D&E’s Rossiter signs with Ipswich Town Football Club

ELKINS — After a successful four-year playing career with the Davis & Elkins women’s soccer program, defender Ellie Rossiter is returning to the Ipswich Town Football Club for a second stint. Rossiter appeared in 66 games with the Senators from 2015-18, logging 62 starting ...

Flexibility key for Steeler rookies in camp

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The message couldn’t have been clearer when the Pittsburgh Steelers called Sutton Smith on the final day of the NFL draft. Yes, the Steelers liked Smith’s production at defensive end at Northern Illinois. His 15 sacks as a senior were kind of hard to miss, ...

Bucs down Mets

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte’s three-run homer in the seventh inning broke open a tight game and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak with an 8-4 victory on Friday night. The Pirates led 5-4 when Marte turned on a pitch from Tyler Bashlor and ...

Pirates designate IF Kang for assignment

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang’s time with the Pittsburgh Pirates — and quite possibly in the major leagues — is over. The team designated the South Korean third baseman/shortstop for assignment on Friday. Kang hit .169 with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs in 65 games this season. The ...

Post 29’s season ends with loss at states

KEYSER — Chase DeLauter’s two-run single in the fifth inning lifted Berkeley County to a 2-1 win over Elkins Thursday in an elimination game of the American Legion State Tournament at Potomac State College. With the win, Post 14 stays alive and will face Romney at 4 p.m. today. ...

Post 1 takes victory

KEYSER — Wheeling Post 1 handed host squad Romney a 7-3 setback Thursday in American Legion State Tournament play at Potomac State College. Wheeling (26-8) faced Morgantown Post 2 at 10 a.m. today in a battle of unbeaten teams in the six-team tournament. Post 2, which rallied from a 3-0 ...