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Grier up for honor

MORGANTOWN —West Virginia University redshirt senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Will Grier was named as a semifinalist for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award, honoring the nation's Collegiate Player of the Year, as announced Monday by Maxwell Football Club President Mark Dianno. ...

Lady ’Cats dominate MEC women’s soccer honors

BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan’s Natalie Prater, Makatlyn Tucker and Richard Owens, along with Charleston’s Marlee Coleman, have earned top honors from the Mountain East Conference as the league announced its annual women's soccer awards and all-conference teams on ...

D&E swim teams cruise in opener

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College swim teams team opened the season by defeating Notre Dame College last Friday at Myles Pool. The Senator men picked up 11 of 14 event wins on the night, including three from Pedro Gaspar, to take a 164-97 victory. Gaspar was also part of the ...

On to the Title Game

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour took the first step down a playoff path they are very familiar with by blanking Berkeley Springs in three straight sets during a double-A Region I, Section 1 semi-final Monday. The Colts are now slated to host familiar foe Frankfort in the sectional title game ...

Steelers’ James Conner shines in Le’Veon Bell’s absence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t surprised by the success of second-year running back James Conner. Conner continues to shine in the spotlight while two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell remains away from the team. Conner enjoyed a history-making day, accounting for ...

Red Sox capture World Series title

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Sale’s final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California — and even outside Fenway Park back home. The quest is complete. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that ...

EHS competes at states

ONA — The Elkins High School girls ran to an 11th-place finish and the boys finished 14th at the Class AA-A state meet held Saturday under damp conditions at Cabell Midland High School. Lexie Morici would lead the Lady Tigers as she finished 38th in a time of 21:50. Morici was followed ...

Bragging rights will be on the line for Tigers, Bucs

Only bragging rights could be on the line on Friday night when Elkins and Buckhannon-Upshur renew their ancient rivalry at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium. Despite a 21-3 win at Preston, the Bucs’ triple-A postseason chances took a hit as the result of Friday’s results among ...

D&E women, AB men fall in tourney play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Davis & Elkins College women’s soccer teams season came to a close Saturday night in a 2-0 setback to Trevecca Nazarene University in the quarterfinals of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament. The Lady Senators, who came into the contest as the No. 7 ...

Tigers roll past ’Cats

ELKINS — After being honored before the game, a pair of Elkins seniors made their final game at Wimer Stadium a memorable on Friday night. Thomas Talkington and Daniel Romans combined for 255 yards rushing and three scores as the Tigers rolled to a 27-7 win over Class AA, No. 16 ...

Warriors hand TV a 7-0 loss

DUNMORE —Pocahontas County capitalized on a Tygarts Valley misque in the second quarter to score the game’s lone touchdown in a 7-0 win over the Bulldogs on Friday night. In a game dominated by both defenses, a mishandled snap out of punt formation allowed the Warriors to score the ...

D&E women, AB men set for G-MAC tourney play today

The Davis & Elkins College women and Alderson Broaddus men will begin Great Midwest Athletic Conference soccer tournament play today on the road. The Lady Senators (6-7-2, 6-7-1 G-MAC) are the seventh seed and will visit No. 2 Treveca Nazarene University at 6 p.m. Junior midfielder ...

Steelers safety Burnett set to play on Sunday

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Morgan Burnett is just happy to be back on the field. The veteran safety will play Sunday at home against Cleveland after missing the previous four games with a groin injury. “It’s good to get back into the flow of things and get ...

Historic Bengals begin playoffs on Saturday night

Submitted photo The Elkins Bengals Midget team finished the regular season undefeated for the first time in Elkins Youth Football League history this season with an 8-0 record, allowing just one touchdown the entire campaign. The Bengals will have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs ...

State-meet bound

ELKINS — Both the Elkins High School boys and girls teams will make the trek to Cabell Midland High School on Saturday for the Class AA-A state cross country meet. The Tigers earned their seventh straight trip to states by placing fourth at last week’s Region II meet at Doddridge ...

Tiger seniors to be honored this evening

ELKINS — With the memory of its losing streak behind them, Elkins will seek a second win in a row when Class AA, No. 16 Grafton visits Wimer Stadium this evening. The Tiger offense, which had struggled mightily in the previous five games, broke out of its shell in a big way last Friday ...

Tucker and TV look to improve playoff chances

Both Tucker County and Tygarts Valley face tough road tests tonight as they look to improve their Class A playoff status. The 10th-rated Mountain Lions (6-2), coming off a bye week, visit Class AA, No. 18 Petersburg (5-2), while the 17th-rated Bulldogs (5-3) battle homestanding Pocahontas ...

Mountaineers rout Baylor, 58-14

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Will Grier threw three touchdown passes and No. 13 West Virginia used a big second quarter to cruise to a 58-14 victory over Baylor on Thursday night. The Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1 Big 12) bounced back from a blowout loss at Iowa State with arguably their best performances of ...

EHS boys basketball team hosting skills clinics

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle Elkins High School first-year boys basketball coach Amrit Rayfield instructs participants during an Offensive Skills Clinic Wednesday night at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. A second clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday for ...

Tygarts Valley cheerleaders capture PVC title

Submitted photo The Tygarts Valley High School varsity cheerleaders won the Potomac Valley Conference ‘A’ cheerleading competition held this past Saturday. Kaitlynn Bolyard and Caitlyn Swecker earned All-PVC honors and coach Melissa Walters was named the ‘A’ Coach of the Year. ...