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Class A boys All-State Team named

CHARLESTON — First-year Charleston Catholic head coach Hunter Moles was looking forward to the Class A state tournament and hopefully cutting the nets down, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed those plans. The Irish, who were hoping to claim their first state crown since 2012, earned the ...

WVU spring game canceled

MORGANTOWN — Due to the ongoing developments related to COVID-19, the Big 12 Conference extended its suspension from March 29 to May 31 of all team activities whether organized or voluntary. This suspension includes team and individual practices, meetings, and other organized gatherings. The ...

Babe Ruth tryouts suspended

ELKINS — Tryouts for the Elkins Elks Babe Ruth Baseball League have been suspended indefinitely, officials said. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the tryouts have been suspended until further notice

Lacy named W.Va. Player of the Year

(AP) — George Washington’s Kalissa Lacy revels in the process and finds enjoyment in the effort she puts into improving her game at the gym year-round. Preseason, her name wasn’t necessarily at the top of many player-of-the year lists, but her rapid ascension from a nice shooter as a ...

Class AAA All-State girls basketball team named

BECKLEY — After the graduation of perennial all-stater Katy Darnell, opposing teams knew junior Kalissa Lacy would be the focal point of George Washington’s offense. The sharpshooter embraced that challenge, hoping to build on a sophomore year which saw her lead the Mountain State Athletic ...

Class AA girls basketball All-State teams tapped

FAIRMONT (AP) — In a 2019-20 season surrounded by uncertainty and unprecedented circumstances, it was a pair of unstoppable individual stars and two impeccable all-around teams who brought a certain degree of night-to-night assuredness to the Class AA girls’ basketball hoops scene all year ...

Athletes named to Class A girls All-State Team

PARKERSBURG (AP) — Huntington St. Joe’s 5-foot-7 senior guard Bailee Adkins could have displayed her considerable scoring talent across a challenging schedule during her senior season. But as the heartbeat of the Irish, Adkins sacrificed those high point totals. Instead, she ...

WVU extends ticket deadline for Kickoff tilt

MORGANTOWN —Due to the ongoing developments related to COVID-19, the West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is extending the priority ticket request deadline for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game to May 1. “As we continue to monitor the ongoing developments ...

WVU nonconference schedule released

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons has announced the 2020-21 men’s basketball nonconference schedule. The nonconference schedule will feature eight games at the WVU Coliseum and five games away from home, including three in the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 ...

Former Steelers CB Burns signs with Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears and cornerback Artie Burns agreed to a one-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Saturday. Drafted out of Miami by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the No. 25 pick in 2016, Burns played in all 16 games each of his first three years before falling ...

WVU wrestler finalist for award

MORGANTOWN — Redshirt sophomore Noah Adams has been named a finalist for the 2020 Win Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented by ASICS, announced by WIN Magazine on Friday. Adams is joined on the list by Northwestern junior Ryan Deakin (157 pounds), Princeton sophomore Pat ...

MEC officially cancels rest of spring competitions

BRIDGEPORT — After a thorough review of public health recommendations regarding gatherings, decisions by states and municipalities, member campus decisions affecting student-athletes and in consideration of the NCAA’s decision to cancel all spring 2020 championships, the Mountain East ...

Horse racing resumes at West Virginia track

CHARLES TOWN (AP) — Live horse racing is back on without the fans at a West Virginia track a few days after the facility was shut down due to the new coronavirus. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races announced Thursday that horse racing would resume Friday night, The Journal reported. ...

Steelers adding TE Ebron

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is getting a little help. The defensive line is getting a little depth and the offensive line a little veteran experience. The Steelers have agreed to terms with tight end Eric Ebron on a two-year deal. The team also agreed to terms with guard Stefen ...

WVU finishes 24th in AP poll

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self has spent much of the past week mulling ways to commemorate one of the more remarkable seasons in the school’s proud basketball history, one that began with off-the-court distractions too numerous to count and ended in the unprecedented ...

Harman and Pendleton lead squads

HARMAN — Harman and Pendleton County led the all-Potomac Valley Conference boys basketball teams recently released. Harman had three players on the 1A (small-schools squad) in seniors Brayden Huffman and Shane Varner, along with junior Clayson Knotts. The rest of the team includes ...

WVU to issue ticket refunds to fans

MORGANTOWN — Due to the ongoing developments related to COVID-19, the Big 12 Conference announced on March 13 that all conference and nonconference competitions are canceled through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year. As a result, ...

Steelers place Shazier on reserve/retired list

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Shazier’s NFL career is over. For now at least. The Pittsburgh Steelers placed the inside linebacker on the reserved/retired list on Tuesday. Shazier spent the last two seasons on the Physically Unable to Perform list while recovering from a spinal injury suffered ...

Tucker trio named to PVC squad

HAMBLETON — Three members of Tucker County girls basketball team have been selected to the all-Potomac Valley Conference squad. Senior forward Terra Kuhn, sophomore guard London Hood and freshman Kadie Colebank were named to the single-A team for large schools. The trio helped lead the ...

Former PB athlete finishes GSC career

BELINGTON — Former Philip Barbour High School standout athlete Chris Neville is nearing the end of a quick four-year road that has led to the Colt earning a bachelor degree in sports management and business from Glenville State College. With the Mountain East Conference suspending the ...