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ELKINS — Matthew Gainer twirled a five-inning one-hitter and Elkins’ offense pounded out 13 hits en route to a 10-0 victory over Buckhannon Tuesday in Area 5 American Legion action at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Post 29 (12-12, 4-1) wasted little time getting started in the contest as ...

Collins looks to become a veterinarian

BELINGTON — Philip Barbour class of 2019 member Shelby Collins stacked up six varsity letters and an overall GPA of 4.15 during her time at the Colts’ Corral. Though not signed for any official sports at Davis & Elkins College, the Senators have welcomed her onto campus where ...

WVU swimming adds Dozier to staff

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach Vic Riggs announced the addition of Daniel Dozier as an assistant coach on Tuesday. Dozier arrives to Morgantown after a three-year stint as an assistant at UNC Asheville. Under Dozier’s guidance, the ...

Elkins runners eyeing another state berth

ELKINS — The Elkins High Tiger cross country team recently wrapped up their three-week summer session on Friday. The Tigers have been averaging around 20 runners, with even more expected when the season begins on Aug. 5. The Tigers will be looking to advance to their eighth consecutive ...

Pirates thrash Cubs 18-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell certainly looks ready for the Home Run Derby. Pittsburgh’s All-Star first baseman hit three home runs to boost his season total to 25, leading the Pirates to an 18-5 rout over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. Bell, who will be part of the eight-man derby ...

Tucker standout Ambrose set to attend West Virginia University

HAMBLETON — Recent Tucker County High School graduate Corrick Ambrose rounded up nine varsity athletics letters and a 4.12 overall grade point average during the four years he spent on the mountain at TCHS. Though offered scholarship opportunities from a number of next-level programs ...

McDonald’s takes city title

ELKINS — McDonald’s captured the Elkins Elks Babe Ruth Fuzz Jones City Tournament with a 9-6 victory over Citizens Bank of West Virginia Saturday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. McDonald’s, which went undefeated in the double-elimination tourney with a 3-0 record, was led by Seth ...

Post 29 gets win against Summersville

HICO — Read Schumacher had four hits — including two home runs — as Elkins rolled to a 9-1 win over Summersville Sunday in Area 5 American Legion baseball action at Midland Trail High School. Schumacher hit a solo homer in the first inning and a two-run shot in the third to give Post 29 ...

Former WVU pitcher earns spot

BALTIMORE (AP) — A surprising season for Orioles rookie left-hander John Means reached another level Sunday when he was named Baltimore’s lone representative on the AL All-Star team. Means is 7-4 with a 2.50 ERA in 17 games, including 13 starts. Opponents are batting just .219 against ...

Thames’ home run sinks Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames homered leading off the eighth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday. Thames, who entered as a pinch-hitter in the sixth, blasted an 0-1 pitch from Pirates reliever Kyle Crick (3-4) to straightaway center, a 432-foot shot ...

Penguins trade Kessel to Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes wasted little time making a big splash under new owner Alex Meruelo. Arizona acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel on Saturday in a deal that sends center Alex Galchenyuk to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Minor league defenseman Pierre-Oliver Joseph ...

McDonald’s moves to title tilt

ELKINS — McDonald’s rallied from a 7-2 deficit to knock off Citizens Bank of West Virginia, 8-7, Friday night in Elkins Elks Babe Ruth Fuzz Jones City Tournament at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. The tourney’s top seed advances to today’s championship game scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and ...

South Charleston hands Post 29 a 7-2 setback

CHARLESTON — Nick Loftis had two hits and knocked in a pair of runs to help lead South Charleston Post 94 to a 7-2 win over Elkins Friday in American Legion baseball action at St. Albans High School. One of Loftis’ hits in the contest was a two-run home run that capped off a four-run ...

Wrestling Under the Stars slated

GRANVILLE  — Get ready for a night of intense action and excitement when Wrestling Under the Stars makes its thrilling debut at the Monongalia County Ballpark on Aug. 3, presented by Cricket Wireless. The stars of Northeast Wrestling bring their best moves to Morgantown in the first ...

DTC, Fordland stay alive

ELKINS — Davis Trust Company and Elkins Fordland stayed alive with wins Thursday evening in Elkins Elks Babe Ruth Fuzz Jones City Tournament action at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. In the first contest, Davis Trust Company used a 10-run first inning en route to an 18-9 win over Allegheny ...

Russell clinches fifth overall win of season at Snowshoe

SNOWSHOE — The 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, continued this past Sunday atop Snowshoe Mountain Resort for the eighth round of the season. After a hard-fought battle throughout the duration of the race, ...

Pirates pound Astros again, 10-0

HOUSTON (AP) — Rap music spilled out of the doors of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse and muffled but joyful chants could be heard above the tunes. The Pirates took a minute to celebrate on Thursday after a second straight rout handed the Houston Astros their first home series loss of the ...

TV eliminated from tourney

SUTTON — The Tygart Valley 11-12-year-old All-Stars were eliminated from District 8 play Thursday night at Holly Gray Park after dropping a 6-3 verdict to Braxton County. Tygart Valley had defeated Braxton in its first game of the tournament on Sunday, 5-1, before falling to Summersville, ...

Season tickets for WVU hoops to go on sale

MORGANTOWN —New season tickets for West Virginia’s 2019-20 men’s basketball campaign will go on sale today at the Mountaineer Ticket Office. New men's basketball season ticket holders who purchase by the July 26 priority deadline will have the opportunity to select their seat locations ...