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Third-quarter surge allows RCB to pull away from Colts

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour senior Kiyan Bartlett recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to keep Big 10 Conference rival Robert C. Byrd from handing the hosts a 76-60 setback Tuesday night in the Colts’ home opener. The Flying Eagles etched out a ...

Elkins swimmers capture tri-meet

ELKINS — The Elkins High School boys and girls swim teams garnered wins over North Marion and Notre Dame Monday night at George A. Myles Pool on the Davis & Elkins College campus. The EHS boys defeated Notre Dame, 85-73, and North Marion, 120-23. Earning first-place finishes for ...

EMS basketball squads down RLB

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls basketball team swept a pair of games from Robert L. Bland on Monday night. The Lady Hornets (2-3) won the varsity contest, 36-18, as Celia Ricottilli fired in 12 points, Autumn Lane added nine and Laney Fletcher six. Emma Pinkney had seven for the ...

Connor Neal wins House Award

FAIRMONT — Before all of the shotgun snaps, all of the touchdowns, all of the broken records and all of the lopsided scores, quarterback Connor Neal sat down with the rest of his offense to map out a plan of what it would take for Fairmont Senior to win its first state championship game in ...

Battlers break track records

MARIETTA, Ohio — The Alderson Broaddus track team competed at the Marietta First Glimpse over the weekend. The Battlers broke a school record as well as some personal records, with some runners coming close to breaking other records. On the men’s side, Todd Sekowksi took second in both ...

Senators open up on the road

MARIETTA, Ohio — The Davis & Elkins College men’s and women’s track and field teams opened up the 2018-19 indoor season at the Marietta-Dyson Baudo Rec Center. The Senator men earned three victories and set four school records Daniel Jarrell set one of the three records in a ...

TVMS girls fall at home to Webster

MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Middle School girls basketball squad dropped a home game Monday, falling 51-13 to Webster County. Dakota Branson had 4 points for TVMS, while Erica Barb had 3. For Webster County, Sydney Baird tossed in an impressive 25 points, while Chelsea Quinn added 8 ...

Tucker girls topple Lady Irish, 58-14

HAMBLETON — Class AAA, No. 8 Tucker County picked up its first win of the season with a 58-14 verdict over Charleston Catholic Saturday afternoon. It was the home opener for the Lady Mountain Lions, who led 12-7 after the first quarter and went to the half with a 26-11 advantage. ...

B-U players earn all-state grid honors

HUNTINGTON — Several Buckhannon-Upshur players have earned Class AAA all-state recognition. The teams were released Sunday and voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Earning special honorable-mention honors for the Bucs were senior Andrew Herron and junior Ryan Strader, ...

Grier will not play in bowl game

MORGANTOWN —West Virginia quarterback Will Grier will not participate in the 2018 Camping World Bowl and will focus on his preparation for the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2018, Grier was fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting and finished as a finalist for the Maxwell Award, the Manning Award, Walter ...

WVU holds off Pitt

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Beetle Bolden scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over archrival Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Saturday. The Mountaineers (6-3) won the defensive slugfest by doing what they do best, force turnovers. Pitt’s 24 turnovers led to 22 points for their ...

WVU women roll to victory over Pitt

MORGANTOWN —Redshirt junior guard Tynice Martin drained six 3-pointers on her way to 26 points as the West Virginia University women’s basketball team downed rival Pitt, 77-43, on Saturday afternoon at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. The Backyard Brawl triumph was the ...

Tucker girls topple Lady Irish, 58-14

HAMBLETON — Class AAA, No. 8 Tucker County picked up its first win of the season with a 58-14 verdict over Charleston Catholic Saturday afternoon. It was the home opener for the Lady Mountain Lions, who led 12-7 after the first quarter and went to the half with a 26-11 advantage. Tucker ...

Grier will not play in bowl game

MORGANTOWN —West Virginia quarterback Will Grier will not participate in the 2018 Camping World Bowl and will focus on his preparation for the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2018, Grier was fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting and finished as a finalist for the Maxwell Award, the Manning Award, Walter ...

B-U players earn all-state grid honors

HUNTINGTON — Several Buckhannon-Upshur players have earned Class AAA all-state recognition. The teams were released Sunday and voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Earning special honorable-mention honors for the Bucs were senior Andrew Herron and junior Ryan Strader, ...

WVU holds off Pitt

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Beetle Bolden scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over archrival Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Saturday. The Mountaineers (6-3) won the defensive slugfest by doing what they do best, force turnovers. Pitt’s 24 turnovers led to 22 points for their ...

Boswell’s missed FG sends Steelers to another setback

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game. A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential game-tying kick is to blame this ...

Colts coast to win

GRAFTON — Philip Barbour coasted to a 93-36 win over Pocahontas County Friday night in the consolation round of the Sam Bord Memorial Tournament hosted at Grafton High School. The Colts (1-1) never trailed in the contest and banked a 21-8 lead in the books after one quarter of play at ...

Tigers drop opener at Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — Cam Selders fired in 22 points as Class AAA, No. 4 Morgantown claimed an 87-49 win over Elkins on Friday night. “Morgantown has a very good team,” first-year Tiger coach Amrit Rayfield said. “They have good size and can shoot the ball very well.” Elliot White had 15 ...