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Lady Battlers picked to finish 13th in G-MAC this season

INDIANAPOLIS — The Alderson Broaddus softball team was picked 13th in the 2018 Great Midwest Softball Preseason Coaches Poll, presented by Under Armour. The Battlers finished the 2017 season with a 13-29 overall record and won six conference games under first-year head coach Rachael ...

Warriors post 11th victory

DUNMORE — The Pocahontas County Warriors won their 11th game of the season by racing past Richwood 93-59 Monday evening. Five Warriors scored in double figures on the night. Logan Dilley led Pocahontas with 22 points, while Jacob Jones racked up 20. Briar Wilfong posted 17 points on the ...

Lady Bulldogs fall to Union

MT. STORM — The Tygarts Valley Middle School Lady Bulldogs fell to Union, 31-28, on Monday evening. Katelyn Fike scored 9 points to lead Tygarts Valley. Also contributing were Brenlyn Swecker, with 6 points, and Landrie Lanham and Emily Tackett, who each scored 4 points. Allison ...

Davis & Elkins softball squad selected sixth in preseason poll

INDIANAPOLIS — The Davis & Elkins College Softball team was picked sixth in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Softball Preseason Coaches Poll presented by Under Armour on Monday, the conference announced. Davis & Elkins, which finished as the conference tournament runners-up, ...

Lady Bucs drop Morgantown

TENNERTON — Class AAA Big 10 Conference based Buckhannon-Upshur captured a 63-55 win over sectional opponent Morgantown Monday to further the Lady Bucs’ post-season positioning while also being ranked No. 1 in AAA, and eyeing a fourth straight run at the playoffs while returning as AAA ...

Lady Colts fall to Keyser

PHILIPPI — Keyser’s Lexi Turner turned in a game-high 18 points Monday to help the visiting Golden Tornado maintain and then go ahead to nab a 54-41 win over fellow Class AA and sectional host Philip Barbour. “We did not play too well, and our shooting was not very good,” PBHS coach ...

Bulldogs blast Cee Bees, 65-60

MILL CREEK — Logan George scored 16 points Monday as Tygarts Valley defeated Clay-Battelle, 65-60, in boys varsity basketball. “We told the kids after the game that they played hard but not smart,” TVHS coach Tom Wamsley said. “We did a lot of dumb things in the fourth quarter. We ...

EMS splits games with Taylor County

ELKINS — When the Taylor County school bus pulled out of the Elkins Middle School parking lot Monday evening, the team hauled home a varsity victory but fell short in junior varsity action. The Hornets lost the varsity contest, 41-33, but won the JV game, 48-19. “We hung in there, but we ...

Hawks soar past Harman

HARMAN — The South Harrison Hawks swooped into Harman Monday and flew away with a 87-47 victory over the Panthers in boys varsity basketball action. “South Harrison shot the lights out,” HHS coach Darrell Barnett said. “I don’t know how many three-pointers they made. They’d spread ...

Lady Hornets fall

GRAFTON — Eight Lady Hornets tallied points in the stat book Monday, but it didn’t total enough to take down Taylor County in middle school varsity basketball action. EMS lost the contest, 31-17. “The girls played tough,” EMS coach Clint Bennett said. “They played hard. We got down ...

Petersburg grabs win on the road in AA

GRAFTON — Petersburg High School freshman Kayla Lantz lifted the Lady Vikings to victory Monday with a buzzer-beater shot at the end of regulation to help the visitors grab a 60-58, come-from-behind win over Grafton in Class AA non-conference action. Grafton senior Allison Peters did all ...

Tucker girls coast past Pendleton

HAMBLETON — Tucker County senior Sydney Nestor put up a career-high 33 points to lead all scorers during the Lady Mountain Lions’ 84-23 Potomac Valley Conference victory over visiting Pendleton County Saturday. “We got a lot of people in the game and played good defense, It was good to ...

Mountain Lions fall at home

HAMBLETON — Class A No. 1 Wheeling Central proved to be too much to handle Saturday as they picked up an 84-57 road win at Tucker County High School. “I think we played pretty well, and I was proud of our effort,” TCHS coach Jim Ambrose said. “We fought hard and never gave up. Things ...

Petersburg splits games

PETERSBURG — Petersburg High School’s boys varsity squad picked up split decisions over the weekend after playing in back-to-back games Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Vikings fell in overtime, 77-68, to Berkeley Springs. The hosts then rebounded with a 76-62 win over Liberty ...

Harman claws Paw Paw

HARMAN — Natalie Teter notched a career high in scoring Saturday, as the Lady Panthers downed Paw Paw, 49-23, in girls varsity basketball action. “We played a solid four quarters on the offensive and defensive sides of the basketball,” HHS coach Todd Raines said. “Our bench play ...

No. 6 WVU crushes Longhorns, 86-51

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Sixth-ranked West Virginia held onto a big lead for a change. Jevon Carter scored 22 points and led a second-half burst that propelled the Mountaineers to an 86-51 victory over Texas on Saturday. After surrendering double-digit leads in losses to No. 8 Texas Tech ...

Warriors pick up 10th victory

ELIZABETH — The Pocahontas County Warriors downed Wirt County 71-51 in the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament Saturday. Briar Wilfong led all scorers with 24 points for Pocahontas, while Jarret Taylor also had an outstanding game, putting up 22 points, including 4 ...

Pocahontas girls fall in home game

DUNMORE — Kira Bircher and Laila Calhoun both reached double digits in scoring Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to push Class A No. 10 ranked Pocahontas past Class A No. 6 ranked Summers County. The Lady Warriors fell, 65-44. Bircher set the tone for PCHS with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 6 ...

Harman Panthers stumble in tourney

PADEN CITY — Three Panthers reached double digits in scoring Saturday, however Harman still fell to Paden City, 70-59, in the opening round of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament. “We didn’t get back well on defense,” HHS coach Darrell Barnett said. “They liked to ...