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D&E plays to a draw

WEST LIBERTY — The Davis & Elkins College Women's Soccer team played out to a 0-0 draw against West Liberty University in its season opener Saturday afternoon. Lauren Hill made seven saves for the Senators in the game, preserving the clean sheet over 110 minutes. Karin Rosario ...

Vikings best Wildcats 43-35

PETERSBURG — Petersburg High School and Potomac Valley Conference rival Pendleton County combined for more than 800 yards of total offense, and dented the Viking Memorial Field scoreboard with 78 total points over the weekend. When the dust settled, the Vikings came out on top, 43-35, in ...

Bobcats lose heartbreaker to Concord

BUCKHANNON — Freshman kicker Luke Walls’ 40-yard field goal on the final play of the game propelled Concord to a 34-31 come-from-behind win over West Virginia Wesleyan Saturday afternoon in Mountain East Conference play at Cebe Ross Field. Early in the second quarter, CU found itself ...

WVU coordinator: People don’t respect our defense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson is determined that his unit will not be the weak link in what has the potential to be a special season for the 17th-ranked Mountaineers. His guys are off to a promising start. The Mountaineers limited Tennessee’s ...

AB Battlers win a pair

PETERSBURG, Va. — The Alderson Broaddus women’s volleyball team earned a pair of victories over Mount Olive and Saint Augustine’s Saturday afternoon to close out the Virginia State Tournament 3-1. In the opener, the Battlers (4-3) dropped the first set 25-17, but came roaring back ...

Tigers coast to 40-22 win over Colts

ELKINS — A strong second quarter and a dominating performance on the ground helped power Elkins to a 40-22 win over rival Philip Barbour Friday night in Big 10 Conference action at Wimer Stadium. The Tigers (2-0), who racked up 362 yards rushing in the contest, managed just 26 yards on ...

Tucker pulls away from TV

MILL CREEK — Tucker County used a strong second half to post a 35-14 win over Tygarts Valley Friday night at Bulldog Field. The Mountain Lions, who are now 2-0 on the season, led 14-6 at the intermission before outscoring the Bulldogs, 21-8, in the second half. Tucker County jumped out ...

Bucs’ offense shut down in loss to Ripley

TENNERTON — Ripley’s defense limited Buckhannon-Upshur to just 70 yards rushing in claiming a 27-12 win Friday night at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium. The Bucs trailed 14-0 before scoring twice in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 14-12 at the intermission. After ...

D&E volleyball team knocks off Glenville State

EDINBORO, Pa. — The Davis & Elkins College volleyball team opened up the Rebich Investments Invitational with a 3-2 victory over Glenville State on Friday, The Senators won the first two sets 25-15 and 25-14 before being forced into a fifth-set decider for the match. The Pioneers won ...

Grier looks for big homecoming

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Will Grier has some fond memories of playing quarterback in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he once threw for 834 yards and 10 touchdowns and helped his high school team score 104 points in a state semifinal playoff game. Grier won’t be expected to put up those ...

D&E booters hold off Salem

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College men’s soccer team started off the Matt Ellinger era with a 3-1 victory over Salem University Thursday night at Nuttall Field. Friedrich Peter headed home a corner kick from Niklas Rasch-Hegelund in the ninth minute to make it 1-0. Pedro Bassin ...

D&E to join the MEC in 2019-20

BRIDGEPORT —The Mountain East Conference announced on Thursday that Davis & Elkins College has accepted an offer of full membership from the conference following a unanimous vote of approval by the MEC Board of Directors on earlier this week. The league also announced that The ...

Tigers, Colts set to renew rivalry tonight

ELKINS — A long-standing rivalry will renew tonight when Elkins and Philip Barbour meet under the lights of Wimer Stadium. A packed house is expected as the teams, separated by just 23 miles and very familiar with each other, will give it their all in week two of the high school ...

Lady Tiger booters now 5-0

KINGWOOD — The Elkins High School girls soccer improved to 5-0 on the season with a 2-0 win over Preston Thursday night in Big 10 Conference action. The Lady Tigers scored both of their goals in the first half as Sofia Triplett found the back of the net from 18 yards at the 8:00 mark and ...

Bulldogs to host Tucker; Bucs open home slate

Tygarts Valley looks to build on last week’s opening-game victory at Valley Wetzel when Tucker County visits Bulldog Field at 7 p.m. today. The Bulldogs used 152 yards rushing and three scores from Daniel White in claiming a 33-8 win over the Lumberjacks. Starting running back Jake Tackett ...

Grier and Sills ready for run at Big 12

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Quarterback Will Grier and wide receiver David Sills worked well together at West Virginia last year, right down to announcements a few days apart that they’d return for their senior seasons. Rather than wondering what might have been if the duo chose to enter the NFL ...

Battlers tumble in opener

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus men’s soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to Northwood (Mich.) in the Battlers’ season opener Thursday at Multi-Sport Performance Stadium. The Timberwolves struck first in the contest on a Josh Wates finish off a free kick from Lucas Neves at the 24:42 ...

WVWC to offer free admission to events

BUCKHANNON  — West Virginia Wesleyan College will offer free admission to all regular-season athletic events for 2018-2019. Wesleyan’s first home football game is Saturday at noon against Concord. “Wesleyan has enjoyed an excellent relationship with Buckhannon and Upshur ...

Hornets fall to Little Bucs

ELKINS — Mark Hurst scored five touchdowns to lead Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School to a 54-6 win over Elkins Wednesday night in the season opener for both squads. Hurst opened the scoring with just 2:48 elapsed on the first-quarter clock when he returned a punt 61 yards. He also added ...