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Moorefield beats Union

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MT. STORM — Three Yellow Jackets reached double digits in scoring Tuesday, as Moorefield breezed past Union, 64-34, in boys varsity basketball action. “We came out in the second half and made a few adjustments,” MHS coach Scott Stutler said. “We shot the ball better and got better ...

Harman picks up first victory

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HARMAN — The Panthers picked up their first win of the season Tuesday, as Harman defeated Highland County, Virginia, 51-39, in boys varsity basketball action. “We finally got one,” HHS coach Darrell Barnett said. “We played OK on defense, but we played sloppy offensively and did not ...

EMS boys stumble at Belington Middle

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BELINGTON — Cody Cooper scored 13 points Tuesday to power Belington Middle School to a 62-30 victory over Elkins Middle School in boys varsity basketball. “The varsity team had good runs, but just not enough tonight,” EMS coach Doug Boggs said. “We rebounded well and never gave up. It ...

Lady Panthers top Highland Co

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HARMAN — Jamen Dudley torched the net for 22 points Tuesday, as Harman defeated Highland County, Virginia, 59-31, in girls varsity basketball. “We made a few adjustments on offense and worked the ball well to the inside,” HHS coach Todd Raines said. “We took control of the game early ...

Lady Mountain Lions stay unbeaten

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MOOREFIELD — Moorefield’s Gianna Fair was the second highest leading scorer with 18 points on Monday, but Tucker County pulled away from the Hive with a 68-33 win over the hosting Yellow Jackets in Potomac Valley Conference action. Following a 16-6 lead after the first quarter, the ...

Sills set to return for senior season

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia All-American receiver David Sills V has announced that he will return for his senior season in 2018. “After talking with my family and my coaches and taking time in prayer, I have decided to return for my senior season at West Virginia University,” Sills said. ...

Mountaineer men’s basketball back in AP Top 10

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia is back in the top 10 in both major men’s college basketball polls. The 9-1 Mountaineers check in at No. 10 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25, which was revealed Monday, and they are also 10th in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll, according to a WVU ...

TVMS Bulldogs win over Kasson

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MILL CREEK — A fast-paced offense helped the Tygarts Valley Middle School Bulldogs defeat Kasson Middle School Monday evening, 55-19, and the team remains unbeaten on the season. “It was a pretty good effort out of the whole team this evening,” TVMS coach James Markley said. Dalton ...

Tucker takes tourney championship

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GLENVILLE — Tucker County made it a clean sweep of the GSC Waco Center last week to pick up the Class A division championship game win in the International Oil and Gas Association Tournament. They defeated Gilmer County, 81-30, on Saturday in the final, after having beat Fayetteville ...

Pocahontas girls down Richwood

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HINTON — Laila Calhoun scored 15 points Saturday, as Pocahontas County downed Richwood, 52-20, in the consolation round of the Rogers Oil Classic Tournament at Summers County High School. For the Lady Warriors, Calhoun and Alexa Taylor were named to the all Tournament Team. Along with her ...

B-UHS wins to move to 4-0

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GLENVILLE — Defending Class AAA state runner-up Buckhannon-Upshur routed Parkersburg High School, 65-38, on Saturday to claim the AAA division championship at the IOGA tournament, hosted by Glenville State College. With the victory, B-U has a 4-0 record to date, having already defeated ...

Harman boys bow to Paw Paw

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PAW PAW — Michael Lambert and Braydon Huffman both reached double digits in scoring Saturday, but the Harman defense couldn’t hold on to beat Paw Paw in boys varsity basketball action. The Pirates downed the Panthers, 61-51. “We had four starters in foul trouble and two of them hard to ...

Lady Panthers win on the road

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PAW PAW — Freshman Sheridan Bonner came off the bench Saturday to score 14 points, as Harman downed Paw Paw, 47-30, in girls varsity basketball. “We played really well on offense,” HHS coach Todd Raines said. “We got them in foul trouble early. In the game, we worked the ball inside ...

Harris scores 27 for Tygarts Valley

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MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Lady Bulldogs earned a home win by downing Union 55-31 Friday. Abby Harris had a monster game for TVHS, scoring 27 points on the night. Abby Lanham added 12 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Also for TVHS, Abby Harris had 7 steals and 4 ...

Elkins Tigers tame Liberty

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CLARKSBURG — Elliot White nailed 5 three-pointers Friday, as Elkins came from behind to down Liberty, 66-63, in Big 10 Conference action. “We won a crazy, crazy game,” EHS coach Brandon Simmons said. “We were down by 15 points in the third quarter and ended up fighting back and ...

Hunting is facing new challenges

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Just about all sportsmen and women are aware that the sale of hunting licenses nationwide have been on the decline for the past two decades. I have stated several times in past columns that the number of new youth hunters is nowhere close to replacing the senior hunters who are retiring from ...

Tucker rolls to first victory

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GLENVILLE — The Tucker County boys basketball squad picked up their first win of the season Friday, after downing Gilmer County 71-33 in an IOGA tournament consolation contest. “We shot the ball really well tonight,” TCHS coach Jim Ambrose said. “In our first three games, we struggled ...

Philip Barbour Colts remain unbeaten

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour’s Marcus Johnson is the most successful coach in boys basketball history for the Colts with multiple sectional and regional crowns, along with several teams under his tenure making it to the Class AA tournament. Johnson’s biggest fan, his mother, sidelined the ...

TVHS Bulldogs outrun Union

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MILL CREEK — Logan George scored a game-high 20 points Friday to help Tygarts Valley outrun Union, 78-44, in boys varsity basketball action. “Union was a little undermanned, but we’ll take it,” TVHS coach Tom Wamsley said. “It was the typical first home game, there was a lot of ...