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Elkins Middle girls earn win

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls soccer team claimed a 9-1 win over Lincoln last week. Scoring goals for the Lady Hornets were Haylie Doyle, Laney Fletcher, Layla Fletcher and Maddie Belan with two each and one from Addy Cogar. Darby Bailey and Laney Fletcher tallied three ...

Wesleyan and AB drop league games

BUCKHANNON — Frostburg State extended its win streak to five games with a 35-13 MEC victory over West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday. Will Brunson was 14 of 23 passing for 244 yards and three touchdowns for Frostburg State (5-1, 5-1 MEC). Jarrett Northrop completed 20 of 32 passes for 234 ...

Kendall injured in WVU setback

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Breece Hall may have given Iowa State the dependable option at running back the Cyclones have been looking for since star David Montgomery left. The freshman rushed for 132 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Iowa State to a 38-14 victory over West Virginia on ...

Minutemen best Bucs, 42-14

TENNERTON — Marshall Hobbs rushed for 152 yards and a pair of scores as Class AA, No. 10 Lewis County captured a 42-14 win over Buckhannon-Upshur Friday night at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium to retain the Coal Pick Trophy. The Minutemen (5-1) jumped out to a 14-0 lead on a ...

Gardiner lifts No. 2 Pendleton over No. 4 TV

FRANKLIN — Isaiah Gardiner scored six rushing touchdowns to lead Class A, No. 2 Pendleton County to a 41-6 victory over No. 4 Tygarts Valley Friday night in front of the homecoming crowd at PCHS. Gardiner, who finished with 133 yards rushing on 19 carries, scored three of his touchdowns ...

Tigers take 32-30 win over Roane

SPENCER — Dennard “Dee” Wyche and T.J. Guire both rushed for over 100 yards and Elkins used a late defensive stand to claim a 32-30 win over Roane County on Friday night. Wyche tallied 162 yards on nine carries with a pair of touchdown runs covering 64 and 63 yards, while Guire ...

Purdy, Iowa State next test for WVU

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Iowa State’s smothering defense from a year ago is still hauntingly fresh in the memories of West Virginia players. So, too, is Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy bouncing through the Mountaineers with relative ease. That defense is still stout a year later and Purdy just ...

Chargers veteran Rivers to face Steelers rookie QB

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers will be making his 214th straight start when the Los Angeles Chargers host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. On the opposite sideline, Devlin Hodges will make his first. By all appearances that matchup has all the appearances of a mismatch, but ...

Class A Showdown

MILL CREEK — On the way to a perfect 5-0 record, Tygarts Valley has broken some streaks, accomplished some feats and most importantly climbed to No. 4 in the Class A high school football ratings. With such accomplishments, the games get bigger and more important each and every week ...

Tigers set to visit Raiders tonight

ELKINS — Elkins will be looking for win number two of the season when it travels to Roane County tonight to take on the Raiders. As the 1-4 Tigers start off the second half of their season, a tough schedule lies ahead, featuring state powers Bridgeport, Wheeling Park and Fairmont Senior. ...

Colts travel to East

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour seeks its first win of the season tonight against East Fairmont at East-West Stadium. The Big 10 Conference encounter is set for 7 p.m. The Colts (0-6) are currently suffering from low numbers, but the freshmen and sophomore classes are the biggest at this time. ...

Lady Colts blank East Fairmont in Big 10 matchup

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour broke open a close game with two second-half goals in a 3-0 win over Big 10 Conference foe East Fairmont Thursday evening on George Byrer Field at BC Bank Park. The Lady Colts dominated time of possession in the attacking third with a 14-1 advantage in the shots ...

TVHS spikers split pair

MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley High School volleyball team split a pair of games in a tri-match Thursday night at TVHS Gymnasium. The Lady Bulldogs dropped their first contest to Pendleton County in two games, 25-13 and 25-10, but rebounded in the nightcap to defeat Tucker County in ...

Gold-Blue Debut set for this evening

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University will tip off the 2019-20 men’s basketball season with the Gold-Blue Debut presented by Coca-Cola at 7 p.m. today inside the WVU Coliseum. Admission to the event is free with gates opening at 6 p.m. An officiated game between the Gold and Blue ...

Senators get 1-0 victory over Cards

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College made a first-half goal stand in claiming a 1-0 win over Wheeling Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference action at Nuttall Field. Victor Pires netted the game-winning goal in the 13th minute when his shot from eight yards out found the back of ...

Tucker golfers place fifth at states

WHEELING — Tygarts Valley’s Andrew Holbrook and Petersburg’s Nick Fleming both earned all-state honors, while Tucker County placed fifth in the Class A team standings Wednesday on the final day of the state golf tournament held at Speidel Golf Club’s Jones Course at Oglebay ...

Wright to join D&E cagers

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins head men’s basketball coach Daniel Mondragon has announced the addition of assistant coach Brandon Wright to the team beginning in the 2019-20 season. Wright, who becomes the first hire for Mondragon since taking over the program, arrives in Elkins after ...

TVMS falls at Pocahontas

DUNMORE — Pocahontas County improved to 3-2 on the season with a 26-16 win over Tygarts Valley Friday in middle school football action. The Warriors held a slim 7-0 lead at the half before the Bulldogs took the lead in the third quarter when Carter Patterson returned the second-half ...

Teammates, coaches back Kendall after 4-pick game

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Coaches and teammates are rallying behind West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall as fans question his ability to lead the team following another multiple-interception game. Kendall leads the Big 12 with 190 pass attempts. He knows he needs to limit his mistakes in ...

D&E’s Santos earns MEC swim honors

BRIDGEPORT —Davis & Elkins freshman Jiwh Santos earned the Mountain East Conference Men’s Swimmer of the Week award, the league announced Wednesday. Santos was impressive in his first collegiate action against Notre Dame College on Oct. 4. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.31, ...