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Barbour Middle downs Hornets

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PHILIPPI — Elkins Middle School’s 15-man roster hopped off a Randolph County Bluebird school bus in Philippi Wednesday, and by halftime led 24-6 over Barbour Middle. Barbour eighth-grader Jesiah Matlick took over the game in the second half, however, scoring 3 of his 4 touchdowns in ...

Tigers to host Eagles tonight

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ELKINS — Tonight the 3-2 Elkins Tigers will play host to the 3-3 Robert C. Byrd Eagles in the annual home-slated Forest Festival Game at Wimer Stadium. A week ago the Tigers struggled against a very good Fairmont Senior Polar Bear team, losing the contest 42-14. The Tigers were held to a ...

Tucker golf season ends

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WHEELING — A fantastic season on the links for the Tucker County Mountain Lions came to an end Wednesday, as the team finished in seventh place at the Class A West Virginia State Golf Tournament at Oglebay Resort. “I think it was a bittersweet moment for Carleigh (Bolyard) and Connor ...

TVMS posts road win

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DURBIN — The Tygarts Valley Middle School football squad defeated Pocahontas County 16-8 Wednesday evening. With the win, TVMS moves to 2-3 on the season. “It was a real close game,” said TVMS coach Adam Smith. “It was 8-8 at halftime, and then we scored on a long 75-yard pass in ...

Playoffs heating up

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This week’s column begins with special prayers and thoughts to those affected by the evil attack that was carried out last weekend in Las Vegas. Everyone I’ve talked to this week has the same question — why? The only answer I have is that it was just pure evil at work in the heart of ...

Lady Tigers stumble in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — The Elkins High Lady Tigers came back from two goals down to tie the game Tuesday, but couldn’t hold off a late rally from Bridgeport to earn the victory. The Indians captured a 3-2 win over Elkins in Big 10 Conference soccer action. “It was a little disappointing,” ...

Tucker struggles at state tourney

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WHEELING — The Tucker County Mountain Lions struggled Tuesday in the opening round of the Class A West Virginia State Golf Tournament. The team will get a shot at redemption today, as the tournament draws to a close with another 18 holes on the Speidel Golf Course at Oglebay ...

2 D&E players receive honors

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INDIANAPOLIS —Davis & Elkins College’s men’s soccer team, which debuted in the United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region Poll at No. 6 this week, claimed both Great Midwest Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Players of the Week honors for the second consecutive time, with Rafa Moreno and ...

Bridgeport Indians defeat Elkins, 11-3

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BRIDGEPORT — Jared Parsons scored 2 goals Tuesday but it wasn’t nearly enough, as Elkins fell, 11-3, to Bridgeport in Big 10 Conference soccer action. “It got out of hand after the first 10 minutes,” EHS coach Michael Sfameni said. “We scored first, about 35 seconds ...

Bucs earn 5-0 win over Colts

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TENNERTON — Home-standing Buckhannon-Upshur continued their winning ways Tuesday by blanking fellow Big 10 Conference squad Philip Barbour 5-0 on the pitch. The Bucs move to 8-3 with 5 ties on record, while the Colts slipped to 6 and 8, with 2 ties on their resume. A commanding 18 to 4 ...

Lady Bulldogs post big victory

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MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley High School volleyball squad won their second game of the season Tuesday during a tri-match at home. In their first match of the day, the Lady Bulldogs defeated Richwood. The scores were 11-25, 25-18 and 25-22. In this match, Tygarts Valley’s Tatum ...

Mountain Lions vying for state title

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WHEELING — The Tucker County Mountain Lions had a terrific season on the links and now it’s time to put everything on the line as the Class A West Virginia State Championship gets underway at Oglebay Resort this week. The two-day competition features eight team and will be played at the ...

Lady Colts win on the road

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PHILIPPI — The Class AA defending state champion Philip Barbour High School volleyball squad drove down to the Charleston Civic Center last week, and once again left the building with a decisive decision by dropping Class AAAs St. Albans and Ripley in straight set victories to go undefeated ...

D&E cross country teams compete in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Davis & Elkins College Cross Country teams competed this weekend at the Louisville Invitational, hosted by the University of Louisville and the Louisville Sports Commission at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. The Senators ran strong at the prestigious and stacked ...

Wesleyan Bobcats travel to Pittsburgh to take on Duquesne

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat football program went on the road to play up a level against the FCS Duquesne in a non-conference contest at Rooney Field. The Bobcats played well at times, especially in the first quarter, but they just couldn’t overcome the FCS team ...

MSFF 10K results listed

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ELKINS — A total of 77 runners took part in the 2017 Mountain State Forest Festival 10K Sunday morning. Matt Bright was the overall winner, finishing with a time of 34:34. Mason Clark took second in 36:34. while Derek Bolyard was third in 36:46, Austin Hamrick was fourth with 37:03 and ...

Chili Cook-off winners named

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ELKINS — The results of the 2017 Mountain State Forest Festival Heat in the Street Chili Cook-Off have been released. The Overall Winner was Gino’s Pizza & Spaghetti House. The People’s Choice award went to Beander’s. Maid Silvia’s Choice went to Vintage Restaurant & ...