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Lady Vikings go to 8-0

PETERSBURG — Petersburg jumped out to a 9-1 lead after 3 innings in the books Thursday, and went on to end the battle via an 11-1 victory under the 10-run rule in four innings of action against visiting Hampshire High School. It was a non-conference matchup on the slate between the AA Lady ...

Elkins High’s Morral signs to play soccer for W.Va. Wesleyan

ELKINS — A dedicated student athlete from Elkins High School who has high aspirations on and off the field will be joining the West Virginia Wesleyan College soccer program in the upcoming school year. Megan Morral, a four-year starter for the EHS soccer team and one of the school’s ...

TVHS downs Tucker Co.

MILL CREEK — Garrett Swecker tossed a shut out Thursday, as Tygarts Valley cruised past Tucker County, 10-0, in five innings of varsity baseball. “It was a good team effort,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “Our pitching and defense was really solid tonight. “Garrett Swecker ...

Lady ’Jackets cruise to win

MASSANUTTEN, Va. — Hanna Carlson and Alyssa Vetter combined for a no-hitter Thursday, as the Lady Yellow Jackets cruised past Massanutten High School, 20-0, in non conference softball action. “We hit the ball really well,” MHS assistant coach Julie Markwood said. “We didn’t face a ...

Bulldogs Bash

MILL CREEK — Caleb Riggleman drove in 3 runs Wednesday, as the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs cruised past Philip Barbour, 13-1, in non-conference baseball action. “We played pretty well,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “We had a rough first inning, starting out, but we settled down. ...

Lady Tigers down Preston Co.

ELKINS — Korri Evans struck out 10 batters Wednesday, as the Lady Tigers defeated Preston County, 5-1, in Big 10 Conference softball action. “The girls played well tonight,” EHS coach Sherri Collett said. “We had a few errors in a couple spots, but it was a good win for us. We’re ...

Hunting, fishing expo set in Elkins

ELKINS — As spring officially settles in around the mountains of West Virginia and local sportsmen prepare for their respective outdoor excursions, a brand-new hunting/fishing attraction is gearing up to serve the region. The Almost Heaven Hunting and Fishing Expo will be offered April 8-9 ...

EHS sophomore is headed to national archery tourney

ELKINS — After placing fifth in the state at the West Virginia archery tournament, Elkins High School’s Jesse Tallman will now move on to compete to the national archery competition in Louisville, Kentucky, in May. The EHS sophomore made her mark as one of the best high school archers ...

EHS boys claim win on the track

BUCKHANNON — The Elkins High School track teams got their 2017 season underway this week in Buckhannon. The boys team opened up their season claiming victory over the host team Buckhannon and visiting Lewis County on Tuesday. The boys opened things up with a first-place finish in the ...

Pendleton powers past Petersburg

PETERSBURG — Luke Cooper notched 3 RBIs Wednesday to power Pendleton County past Petersburg, 8-6, in boys varsity baseball action. “It was good to get a win on the road,” PCHS coach Sam Yokum said. “We’ve got some young guys making some young guy mistakes. But we’ve also had some ...

Upshur girl going to WrestleMania

MORGANTOWN — Make-A-Wish kids will be at the center of the WWE universe on Sunday, when they attend WrestleMania 33 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. While millions of WWE fans around the world tune in to watch their favorite WWE Superstars, 39 wish kids and their families — more than 150 ...

Coalton will offer Color Fun Run

COALTON — The third-grade class at Coalton Elementary will soon host their first Color Fun Run to help raise money for an upcoming field trip in May to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. The color run/walk will take place in River Bend Park in Elkins and feature a 5K course with upbeat ...

AB to have recruit practices

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus football team kicked off their 2017 spring football practices on Friday morning in preparation for the upcoming season under first year head coach Salvatore Dewalt. “The first practice went great,” said Dewalt. “The players and coaches were exciting and ...

Adrian to play in All-Star game Friday

PHOENIX — West Virginia University senior Nathan Adrian will play in a senior All-Star game this week The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee have announced the rosters and coaches for the 2017 Reese’s Division I College ...

Lady Bucs place 4 on All-State squad

BUCKHANNON — The 2016-17 Class AAA No. 2 Lady Buccaneers basketball team took Buckhannon-Upshur High School to new heights over the winter by breaking records and earning crowns on their way to Charleston, where they achieved a runners-up award in the state tournament. In ...

AB drops D&E to take series

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus baseball team topped Davis & Elkins 7-0 and 5-2 to take games three and four of the series at Jack Funk Field. Zach Salmon pitched a complete-game shutout in game three Sunday as he allowed just four hits and struck out two in seven innings of work. It ...

PBHS Colts Fall on the Road

CLARKSBURG — Philip Barbour is still in search of its first win on the diamond this spring after suffering a 10-run rule defeat on the road at Robert C. Byrd High School Monday. The Flying Eagles nestled an 8-0 advantage after one inning, and stopped the contest by going up 11-1 in the ...

Wildcats drop doubleheader

MARTINSBURG — The Pendleton County Wildcats traveled to Spring Mills over the weekend and dropped both ends of a doubleheader in boys varsity baseball. Spring Mills won the first game, 4-3, and took the second contest, 6-1. “ I was pleased with our effort,” PCHS coach Sam Yokum said. ...

Tigers cruise to victory

TENNERTON — Blake Loftis crushed a home run Saturday, as Elkins cruised past Buckhannon-Upshur, 8-1, in Big 10 Conference baseball action. “It was a really good game,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “It was well played on both sides. It was our third game and we had no errors for the ...

ABU tops Senators

PHILIPPI — The Davis & Elkins College Baseball team split with Alderson Broaddus on the open day of Great Midwest Athletic Conference play, winning 10-4, before losing 15-0. The Senators grabbed an early lead when Robbie McKinney’s ball in play allowed Johnny Liu to score. McKinney ...