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TVHS Bulldogs earn win

MORGANTOWN — Hunter Lanham powered the Tygarts Valley offense Monday, generating 4 RBIs to lead the Bulldogs to a 12-5 victory over Trinity Christian School at the Washington Wild Things stadium in Washington, Pennsylvania. “We had a rough first inning in the field and gave up 5 runs, but ...

Pendleton wins pair over Bishop Walsh

FRANKLIN — The Pendleton County Wildcats claimed a pair of victories on Saturday over Bishop Walsh, Maryland, in a non-conference doubleheader. PCHS won the first game, 15-2, then claimed the second contest, 11-1. Kole Puffenberger earned the victory on the mound in the first game. He went ...

Celebration Time

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle approached Jameson Taillon in Pittsburgh’s dugout after the top of the eighth inning and asked his team’s emerging ace for a bit of healthy self-assessment. “He asked me if I had pitches left,” Taillon said. “I don’t know if I even said anything ...

D&E falls to Lake Erie

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — The Davis & Elkins College women’s lacrosse team fell to Lake Erie College 20-2 Sunday afternoon in Great Midwest Athletic Conference play. The Senators were unable to keep pace with the Storm, as the hosts jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first nine ...

NHL’s playoffs format criticized

(AP) — Two of the top four teams in the NHL are guaranteed to be out the playoffs after the second round. Goodbye Nashville or Winnipeg. Goodbye Boston or Tampa Bay. Thanks for playing. That’s the reality under the divisional playoff format that could pit the top two teams in the ...

Lady Tigers lose doubleheader

BRIDGEPORT — The Lady Tigers’ offense struggled Friday, as Elkins lost both games of a doubleheader in a tournament being played at Bridgeport High School. EHS bowed to Bridgeport in the first contest, 9-1, then fell to Gilmer County, 7-2, in the nightcap. “We had a couple girls that ...

D&E drops a pair

OWENSBORO, Ky. — The Davis & Elkins College baseball team dropped a pair of close battles at Kentucky Wesleyan Friday afternoon, falling 10-7 in game one and 3-1 in game two. In game one, the Senators fell behind early, as the hosts jumped up 3-0 in the top of the first inning of the ...

PBHS Colts pound Tucker Co., 12-6

PHILIPPI —The Philip Barbour Colts outlasted Tucker County Friday evening, defeating the Mountain Lions, 12-6, in varsity baseball action. Trent Tallman earned the victory on the mound for PBHS in relief. He went 4 1/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 9 batters. ...

TVHS Lady Bulldogs fall to Clay-Battelle

BLACKSVILLE — The Lady Bulldogs came up short Friday, dropping both games of a double header to Clay-Battelle in the season opener. Tygarts Valley lost the first contest, 16-0, and the second game, 13-0. “The girls played their hearts out,” TVHS coach Wendy Walden said. “I’m very ...

PBHS Colts fall 7-5 at Robert C. Byrd

CLARKSBURG — Philip Barbour picked up a slim advantage with a 7 to 6 count in the hits column Friday, but Robert C. Byrd picked up a 7-5 final victory to best the Colts during Class AA Big 10 Conference action. With 6 RBI compared to 3 RBI by PBHS, the hosting Lady Eagles avenged an opening ...

Moorefield tops Southern Garrett

MOOREFIELD — The Yellow Jackets extended their winning streak to four games Friday, defeating Southern Garrett, Maryland, 10-0, in non-conference baseball action. Isaac Van Meter earned the victory on the mound for MHS. He went the distance, giving up 5 hits and striking out 5 batters. He ...

Elkins’ Gainer throws no-no

CLARKSBURG — Matthew Gainer tossed a no-hitter against Robert C. Bryd Thursday, as the Elkins Tigers defeated the Eagles, 7-0, in Big 10 Conference action. “Matt (Gainer) did a great job, pitching 7 no-hit innings,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “He pitched really well. It was cold. He ...

Yellow Jackets sting Bulldogs in doubleheader

MOOREFIELD — Garrett Haggerty tossed a no-hitter Thursday, as Moorefield took both games of a doubleheader from the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs. The Yellow Jackets won the first contest, 17-0, and then took the second game, 11-1. In game 1, Haggerty earned the victory. He struck out 9 ...

PB Lady Colts bash Frankfort

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour finally got back on the sandlot Thursday to improve to 2-0 after taking a 10-run rule win over Class AA sectional opponent Frankfort with a final tally of 17-6 in prep sotftball action. Sophomore Emma Kennedy paced the Lady Colts at the plate with a pair of home ...

Wildcats take 2 from Tucker

FRANKLIN — The Wildcats tossed back-to-back one-hitters, as Pendleton County defeated Tucker County on both ends of a doubleheader. PCHS won the first game, 11-0, and took the second contest, 15-0. “We’ve been practicing since February 26 and this was our third game,” PCHS coach ...

Lady ’Jackets blank Pendleton

MOOREFIELD — Remi Hinkle and Anna Riggleman both launched home runs Thursday, as Moorefield blanked Pendleton County, 11-0, in girls varsity softball. Rebekah Markwood earned the victory on the mound for the Lady Yellow Jackets. In 3 innings of work she threw 26 pitches, giving up 3 hits, ...

Colts hoping to be at Lincoln today

PHILIPPI — With only two varsity tilts under their belt so far, a 1-1 Philip Barbour High School baseball team is hoping to get back on the diamond today with a Big 10 Conference road game at Lincoln High School. Local weather has kept the Colts’ Corral closed so far this week, as a ...

Lady Jackets defeat Fort Hill

MOOREFIELD — The Lady Yellow Jackets’ offense exploded for 5 runs in the third inning Wednesday, as Moorefield High School downed Fort Hill, Maryland, 10-2 in varsity softball action. Emma Baker earned the victory for MHS on the mound. In three innings of work, she surrendered 2 runs on 4 ...

Senators’ acrobatics team falls to Fairmont

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Acrobatics & Tumbling team closed out its inaugural season in 2018 with a loss to No. 6 Fairmont State at the McDonnell Center Wednesday night, falling -261.030-130.725. Despite the loss, the Senators set three program-highs in the meet. The ...