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Black Bears get walk-off win over Williamsport

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GRANVILLE — On an overcast evening at Monongalia County Ballpark, the West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Williamsport Crosscutters, 3-2, on Thursday. After offensive fireworks in Wednesday’s game, the Black Bears’ bullpen headlined Thursday’s matchup, holding the Crosscutters to ...

WVU mini-packages, single game tickets to go on sale Monday

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MORGANTOWN —With the 2018 West Virginia University football season opener less than two months away, the Mountaineer Ticket Office has announced that mini-packages and single-game tickets will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Monday. Tickets will be available for purchase online at ...

PGA Tour set to make W.Va. stop

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CHARLESTON (AP)—Decisions by most of the world’s elite golfers to skip the PGA Tour’s stop in West Virginia have been a boost for younger players like Xander Schauffele. Schauffele had a one-stroke victory over Robert Streb at The Greenbrier resort last season, which ended with the ...

Elkins picks up pair of wins

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SUMMERSVILLE — The Elkins Little League All-Stars remained alive in the 11-12 year-old District 8 Tournament with wins over Cowen and Tygarts Valley. Elkins was scheduled to face Tucker County on Wednesday evening at Summersville in the loser’s bracket finale. But the game was ...

Raceway crowns mid-season champions

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It was a hot night at Elkins Raceway! There were fireworks in the air and on the track as the mid-season championship races took center stage. There was a standing room only crowd on the grand stand side and the pits were filled with some of the very best cars and drivers of this ...

Beverly brothers win race

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BRUCETON — Two brothers from Beverly picked up a trophy as Paul Koontz’s Full Throttle XC Racing Series held its fourth race of the season last weekend at Shady Grove Off Road Park in Bruceton Mills. Along with the usual dirt bike and ATV events, Koontz also offered the annual buddy ...

Tigers cross country squad begins quest for successful season

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School Cross Country team wrapped up their three weeks of practice with an hour-long run and some core work on Friday morning. The Tigers have averaged around 24 boys throughout the three weeks of training and around 12 girls. “It’s been really good ...

Elkins stays alive with outburst

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SUMMERSVILLE — The Elkins 11-12 year-old Little League All-Stars shook off elimination in the District 8 tourney in a big way Sunday at Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park. Elkins pounded out 12 hits in a 22-2 victory over Braxton County to advance to face Cowen in another elimination ...

Elkins 15-year-olds win state title

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HUNTINGTON — When the Ohio Valley Regional tourney begins later this month, the host Elkins Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars will be entered as the West Virginia state champions. Elkins overcame a 12-1 loss on Friday to defeat homestanding Huntington Southeastern twice on Saturday, ...

Tucker moves to winner’s bracket finale

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SUMMERSVILLE — Tucker County went undefeated over the weekend in the Little League District 8 11-12 year-old tournament being held at Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park. Tucker County opened the tourney with a 12-1 victory over Craigsville (Nicholas County East) and took a 15-1 win over ...

Belington gets dramatic victory over Craigsville

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SUMMERSVILLE — The Belington-Barbour County Little League All-Stars stayed alive in the 11-12 year-old District 8 tourney with a thrilling 5-4 win over Craigsville (Nicholas County East) Sunday afternoon at Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park. Belington, which lost a heart-breaking 4-3 ...

Pratt’s homer lifts Tygarts Valley to win in opening tilt

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SUMMERSVILLE — Matthew Pratt’s two-run homer in the seventh inning helped the Tygarts Valley 11-12 year-old All-Stars capture a 6-5 win over Braxton County Saturday evening in District 8 tourney play at Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park. With the game tied at 4-4 after six innings, ...

Post 29 wins three straight to close trip

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GLENVILLE — After dropping the first two games on a road trip this weekend, Elkins Post 29 bounced back with three straight victories, including an Area 5 sweep of Summersville on Sunday. Elkins is now 12-10-2 overall and 5-1 in Area 5 play. They will return to action at 7 p.m. Thursday at ...

District 8 tourney to begin

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SUMMERSVILLE — Four area 11-12 year-old Little League All-Star teams will take to the field today for the start of the District 8 Tournament being held at Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park. Elkins, Tygarts Valley, Belington-Barbour County and Tucker County are part of the ...

Post 29 falls on the road to Post 94

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CHARLESTON — South Charleston plated six runs in each of the third and fifth innings to hand Elkins Post 29 a 12-2 defeat in five innings on Friday evening. Post 29 is now 9-9-2 on the season and will play a pair of games today at St. Albans High School, battling Wheeling at 2:30 p.m. and ...

MEC names top athletes for 2017-18

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BRIDGEPORT — The University of Charleston’s Thomas Vancaeyezeele and Fairmont State’s Mackenzie Harrison have been selected as the Mountain East Conference Male and Female Athletes of the Year for 2017-18. Vancaeyezeele collected a host of individual honors as he helped the Golden ...

Babe Ruth state tourneys to begin

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ELKINS — The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth All-Star teams will begin state tournament action this weekend in Huntington. Both squads will battle the Huntington All-Stars in best-of-three formats. With Elkins hosting the Ohio Valley Regional 15-year-old Tournament next month, the Elkins squad, ...

WVWC athletes feted for academics

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College has once again dominated the Mountain East Conference (MEC) schools academic awards. Wesleyan placed 161 of the 750 athletes on the All-MEC Academic Team (3.7-4.0) and Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.25-3.69). That total outdistanced the ...

MSFF golf tourney set for this Saturday

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ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival Night Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at the Elks Golf Course. Registration is set for 3 p.m. and the tourney will start at 4 p.m., with two 9-hole rounds (daylight and nighttime). The tournament is for two-person teams and is $100 per ...