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ABU women’s lacrosse drops home contest to IUP

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PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus women’s lacrosse team fell to Indiana University of Pennsylvania 19-5 in a non-conference matchup on Monday evening. IUP (1-0) took control from the opening draw and opened the game with eight goals in the opening nine minutes of play to lead 8-0. Later ...

Elkins’ Kiess named WVU mascot

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University senior and member of the Honors College Trevor Kiess was announced as the next Mountaineer mascot at Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Iowa State. Kiess is an Elkins native who was a captain of the Elkins High School Fighting Tigers football ...

Carter makes history in win

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Jevon Carter needed one assist to make history. It turned out to be just one of his milestones on Saturday. Carter scored 24 points as No. 21 WVU notched a 85-70 victory over Iowa State. With 15:59 left in the first half, Carter picked up an assist of the game to become ...

Tucker Lady Mountain Lions grab sectional crown

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PETERSBURG — Tucker County led by 11 at the end of three quarters, and turned it on down the final stretch to pick up a 48-25 Class A Region II Section 2 title win over Potomac Valley Conference rival Moorefield High School Saturday. “Moorefield came out and played a good game with a bit ...

Bulldogs win thriller in sectional tourney

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MILL CREEK — Four Bulldogs reached double figures in scoring Saturday, as Tygarts Valley High School defeated Clay-Battelle, 67-63, in the first round of the Class A Region II Section 1 Tournament. “This game was a testimony to our team’s resiliency,” TVHS coach Tom Wamsley said. ...

Elkins’ Phillips signs with Fairmont State

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ELKINS —An Elkins High School senior will be taking her athletic talents to the next level as she recently committed to Fairmont State University. Rachel Phillips, a member of the EHS soccer team, signed a letter of intent to join the FSU Falcons. “I looked at a lot of schools in ...

Pocahontas falls in title game

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DUNMORE — Charleston Catholic’s Jordan Keener was nearly unstoppable Friday, as the Irish nipped No. 9 ranked Pocahontas County, 27-25, for the Class A Region III Section 1 Championship. Keener was the game’s leading scorer with 17 points. Teammate Mills Mullens added 8 points and Hannah ...

Philippi Youth Basketball championship teams crowned

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PHILIPPI — Philippi Youth Basketball concluded the 2018 season with its annual league tournament on Feb. 18. Following tradition, all six of the 5-6 year-old teams played exhibition games and then received participation trophies. After the National Anthem was sung by Slayton Harris, the ...

Pendleton Co. tops East Hardy

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FRANKLIN — Marcus Sites notched a career high in scoring Friday, as Pendleton County ran past East Hardy, 84-67, in Potomac Valley Conference basketball action. “We came out and face guarded their best player (Brett Tharp),” PCHS coach Ryan Lambert said. “We did a great job of not ...

Get ready now for gobbler season

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While it may seem like a long way off for some sportsmen and women, the spring gobbler season is less than two months away. The one-day youth Spring Gobbler season will be April 14, and the traditional spring gobbler season will start April 16 and run through May 12. The West Virginia ...

B-UHS earns sectional crown

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TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur found themselves in unfamiliar territory Thursday, trailing Morgantown 37-34 in the fourth quarter. The Lady Buccaneers, however, stayed atop Class AAA at the No. 1 spot, and came out mostly unscathed with a 53-49 Class AAA Region I Section 2 crown win over ...

Lady Colts’ season ends at Keyser

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KEYSER — Philip Barbour’s season came to an end with a 55-34 loss to Keyser in sectional play, after posting a winning record of 14-9 in 2017-18. With the Lady Colts’ recent seasons’ records continuing to be on the upswing, four Philip Barbour seniors who have been part of that ...

Tucker County girls advancing to championship contest

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HAMBLETON — Tucker County junior Riley Evans picked up valuable game minutes on the mountain Thursday with a game-high 17 points, including a trio of shots made from behind the arc to help the Class A No. 3 Mountain Lions best Harman, 87-16, and advance to the Class A Region II Section 2 ...

Pocahontas wins at home

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DUNMORE — The Pocahontas County Warriors closed out their regular season with a home win Thursday, easily dispatching Meadow Bridge, 69-42. Briar Wilfong led all scorers with 24 points for the Warriors, while Logan Dilley added 16. Hunter Shafer scored 10 points for Pocahontas County, ...

D&E ready for next road trip

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The Davis & Elkins college baseball team returned from its first road trip of the season with a 2-6 record after playing eight spring games in Tennessee, and will head to North Carolina this weekend. The Senators split their doubleheader on their final day in ...

Tucker upsets No. 6 Trinity

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MORGANTOWN — Tucker County finished the regular season with an 11-10 resume Wednesday, after knocking off Class A No. 6 Trinity Christian School, 71-63. “We came out aggressive, played hard, our effort was tremendous,” TCHS coach Jim Ambrose said. “We focused on playing the first 4 ...

TVHS falls on the road

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BLACKSVILLE — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs fell to sectional rival Clay-Battelle, 54-41, on Wednesday. However, the Bulldogs will have an opportunity to avenge the loss in a rematch this weekend when the regional tournament gets underway. “We started out slow,” TVHS coach Tom Wamsley ...

No. 9 Lady Warriors notch win

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DUNMORE — Kira Bircher and Laila Calhoun led the charge Wednesday, as No. 9 ranked Pocahontas County toppled Valley Fayette, 50-43, in the second round of the Class A Region III Section 2 Tournament. Bircher set the pace with 15 points, 4 steals, 3 assists and 5 deflections. Calhoun came ...

Philip Barbour downs North Marion

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PHILIPPI — Working his way around the Colts’ Corral for a game-high 37 points Wednesday, Philip Barbour senior David Shriver led Philip Barbour to a 69-63 regular season finale win over Big 10 Conference foe North Marion. Shriver, already the all-time leader in three-point shots made in ...

Wildcats romp Union, 76-48

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FRANKLIN — Four Wildcats reached double digits in scoring Wednesday, as Pendleton County cruised past Union High School, 76-48. “I didn’t like our defensive intensity,” PCHS coach Ryan Lambert said. “We came out flat. We got better as the game went on. We were much improved in the ...