Local Sports

Post 29 in the midst of a very strange season

ELKINS — Even though Elkins Post 29 has not reached the midway point of the season, things have been interesting for the squad as the month of June comes to a conclusion. The squad has two ties to date, suffered a loss to Buckhannon for the first time in 12 years and two pitchers (Adam ...

Pirates rally in the ninth to stun Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — David Freese hit a go-ahead, two-run single and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Wednesday night. Gregory Polanco had an RBI single and Josh Bell added a sacrifice fly in the ninth as the Pirates, shut down by ...

MSFF Night Golf tourney is Saturday

ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival Night Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at the Elks Golf Course. Registration is set for 3 p.m. and the tourney will start at 4 p.m., with two 9-hole rounds (daylight and nighttime). The tournament is for two-person teams and is $100 per ...

Elkins battles to tie

LOST CREEK — Elkins Post 29’s contest with Clarksburg on Tuesday night ended in a 1-1 tie after rain ended play in the fifth inning. “We couldn’t make it up and finish it so both coaches agreed to a tie,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “I give our guys credit. We were down ...

Wesleyan third in final Cup race

BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan placed third in the 2017-18 Mountain East Conference Commissioner’s Cup standings. Wesleyan, last year’s winner, won league titles in women’s cross country, women’s soccer, softball, men’s tennis and men’s swimming. The Bobcats also won a ...

MSFF golf tourney set for this Saturday

ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival Night Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at the Elks Golf Course. Registration is set for 3 p.m. and the tourney will start at 4 p.m., with two 9-hole rounds (daylight and nighttime). The tournament is for two-person teams and is $100 per ...

Bucs fall to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores singled home the winning run in the 10th inning and the New York Mets stopped their seven-game losing streak Tuesday night, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 hours after general manager Sandy Alderson stepped down because his cancer has returned. In a game ...

Elkins 9-10 year-olds advance to state tournament

SUTTON — The Elkins 9-10 year-old All-Stars earned a state tournament berth with a 13-9 win over Braxton County in the District 8 Tournament loser’s bracket finale Tuesday night at Holly Gray Field. Elkins, which lost a 7-2 decision to eventual champion Summersville in its opening ...

July basketball camps to be offered at Elkins High School

ELKINS — Local youth are once again invited to participate in annual basketball instructional camps coming up in July, as both the annual Elkins High School camp and the Hoops Skills Basketball Night School camp will take place at Elkins High School. The EHS camp will run July 2-6 ...

New D&E coach named

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Athletic Department and Director of Athletics Jamie Joss have announced the hiring of Doris Sullivan as the head coach of the Senators women’s soccer program. “We are ecstatic to attract someone of coach Sullivan’s level of experience with 15 ...

WVWC announces new track & field/cross country coaches

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College Athletic Director Randy Tenney has announced the new head coaches for the Bobcat track & field/cross country programs. On the women’s side. Tenney has named current Bobcat assistant and former standout Alan Crise has the head coach. Crise ...

Bell, Polanco homer to lead Bucs

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Bell hit a two-run homer, Gregory Polanco also went deep and the Pittsburgh Pirates took advantage of some dreadful defense by the New York Mets to snap a five-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory Monday night. In a series opener between tumbling teams, Pittsburgh ...

Riggleman no-hits Post 7

ELKINS — For the second time this calendar year, Adam Riggleman has thrown a no-hitter, the latest coming on Sunday night as Elkins Post 29 earned a 7-0 win over Area 5 rival Buckhannon at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Riggleman, a rising sophomore at Glenville State College, struck out 15, ...

Elkins stays alive in tourney, will face Tygarts Valley today

SUTTON —Elkins stayed alive in the Little League District 8 9-10 year-old All-Star tourney with a 19-9 win over Belington-Barbour County Sunday at Holly Park. Elkins, which lost to Summersville, 7-2, in Saturday’s first game, will now face Tygarts Valley at 5:30 p.m. today in another ...

MSFF golf tourney set for this Saturday

ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival Night Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at the Elks Golf Course. Registration is set for 3 p.m. and the tourney will start at 4 p.m., with two 9-hole rounds (daylight and nighttime). The tournament is for two-person teams and is $100 per ...

Family has shaped new EHS coach

ELKINS —Growing up the son of a highly successful coach in Maryland, basketball has always had a special place in Amrit Rayfield’s heart. So after four years away from the game he loves, Rayfield will be back on the sidelines this winter after recently being named the new head coach at ...

Battle expected at Snowshoe GNCC

MORGANTOWN— The 2018 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, an AMA National Championship, heads to the scenic Snowshoe Mountain today and Sunday for the 12th annual AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC. The Snowshoe GNCC is known for being “America’s toughest race” and the world's ...

All-star action begins today

ELKINS — Little League postseason action is set to get underway today for area 9-10 year-old All-Star teams today in Sutton. Squads from Elkins, Tygarts Valley, Belington-Barbour County and Tucker County will all compete in the District 8 tourney, with the winner and runner-up advancing to ...

ATV riders set to invade Snowshoe

MORGANTOWN— This Saturday, the world’s fastest off-road ATV racers will take to Snowshoe Mountain for the 12th annual AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC. Shaped after the famed Blackwater 100 race, the Snowshoe GNCC in West Virginia is known as one of the most challenging races on the circuit. This ...