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Boswell’s missed FG sends Steelers to another setback

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game. A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential game-tying kick is to blame this ...

Colts coast to win

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GRAFTON — Philip Barbour coasted to a 93-36 win over Pocahontas County Friday night in the consolation round of the Sam Bord Memorial Tournament hosted at Grafton High School. The Colts (1-1) never trailed in the contest and banked a 21-8 lead in the books after one quarter of play at ...

Tigers drop opener at Morgantown

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MORGANTOWN — Cam Selders fired in 22 points as Class AAA, No. 4 Morgantown claimed an 87-49 win over Elkins on Friday night. “Morgantown has a very good team,” first-year Tiger coach Amrit Rayfield said. “They have good size and can shoot the ball very well.” Elliot White had 15 ...

Second-half surge lifts Grafton over Lady Colts

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GRAFTON — Philip Barbour slipped to 0-2 on the young season after falling to Big 10 Conference rival Grafton, 54-44, Friday in the consolation round of the annual Sam Bord Memorial Tournament hosted at Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium. The Lady Colts led by five, at 14-9, after the first quarter ...

Lady Bulldogs win season debut

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MOUNT STORM — Abby Lanham fired in 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Abby Harris netted 12 points with 11 assists as Tygarts Valley opened the season with a 67-25 win over Union on Friday night. The Lady Bulldogs got off to a slow start as the game was tied at 7-7 after the ...

Southern picks up victory over Mountain Lions

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HAMBLETON — Tucker County ran into a buzz saw Friday evening in its season opener at home as Maryland rival Southern Garrett left the mountain with a 75-57 win in tow. The visiting Rams jumped out to a 26-10 lead to start the second quarter of play, and carried a 44-18 halftime cushion ...

Mountaineers set to host Pitt today

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MORGANTOWN — For the first time since the 2011-12 season, Pittsburgh will pay a visit to the Coliseum at noon today to battle West Virginia. The non-conference contest will be televised on ESPN2. The Panthers bring a 7-2 mark into the hoops version of “Backyard Brawl” and the ...

WVU’s Sills V, Long Jr. receive Camp honors

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MORGANTOWN —West Virginia University senior wide receiver David Sills V and redshirt junior linebacker David Long Jr. were named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America second team, as announced by the organization. The duo become the 22nd and 23rd Mountaineers to be named to ...

OVERTIME ENCOUNTER

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ELKINS  — Alderson Broaddus overcame a late deficit in regulation in claiming an 84-79 overtime win over Davis & Elkins Thursday night in G-MAC play at the McDonnell Center. The Battlers (4-4, 1-1 G-MAC) trailed 73-67 with 1:44 remaining in the contest before rallying to force the ...

Lady Senators best ABU

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins women’s basketball team opened its Great Midwest Conference home slate with a 66-55 win over Alderson Broaddus Thursday night at the McDonnell Center. The Lady Senators (2-4 1-2 G-MAC) fell behind 13-4 to start the game before using a 3-pointer from ...

Tucker County girls fall at Notre Dame in season debut

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CLARKSBURG — Class A, No. 5 Tucker County suffered a 59-40 loss at Notre Dame on Thursday night in its season debut. The Lady Mountain Lions overcame a 7-0 start by the Irish to come back and lead, 17-14, at the end of the first period, but the hosts outscored Tucker County, 45-23, over ...

Pocahontas girls cruise to home win

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DUNMORE — Class A, No. 8 Pocahontas County used a big third quarter to breeze past Greenbrier West, 65-31, on Thursday night. The Lady Warriors (2-0) led by 13-4 after the first quarter before outscoring the visitors, 13-8, in the second quarter and 21-3 in the third frame. Brianna ...

EMS squads battle East Fairmont

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ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School boys basketball team split games against East Fairmont on Thursday evening. The Hornets (2-2) captured a 50-41 win in the varsity contest as Ben Baines scored 14 points and Maxie McCollum added 11. Alex Culp led East with 11 points. EMS trailed ...

Elkins High’s Romans on the first unit

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CLARKSBURG — Elkins High School’s Daniel Romans and Petersburg’s Jacob Hartman have been named to the Class AA, all-state first team, as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Romans, a senior linebacker, led the Tigers in tackles for the second straight season. ...

Catching up with Super Late Model news

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I thought I would take this off week to catch up on some Super Late Model news. Two of the biggest events the entire year took place over the last month. The World of Outlaws Super Late Models, Big Block Northern Modifieds and the Winged Outlaw Sprint cars all decided their year-end point ...

Senators set to host ABU tonight

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ELKINS — Alderson Broaddus University and Davis & Elkins look to shake off slow starts when the old rivals square off at 5:30 p.m. today at the McDonnell Center for a G-MAC encounter. The Senators (1-5, 0-1 G-MAC) enter the contest with a 1-5 overall record and 0-1 slate in G-MAC ...

Petersburg boys get past Hampshire to open season

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PETERSBURG — Class AA Petersburg notched a 56-54 verdict over visiting triple-A Hampshire Tuesday night in its season opener. The Vikings were without two senior starters, and veteran Petersburg coach Todd Heare said other players stepped up to help the Vikings’ squad ...

WVWC women tripped

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BUCKHANNON —UVa.-Wise withstood a strong fourth quarter from West Virginia Wesleyan and held on for a 59-58 MEC win on Wednesday night. The Cavs (4-4, 3-2) held a 50-33 lead after three quarters, but the Lady Bobcats (2-3, 2-5) battled back in the final 10 minutes. A trey from Wesleyan’s ...

Lady Tigers win opener

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ELKINS — Elkins overcame a cold night from the floor by drilling 22 free throws in a 47-40 win over Petersburg Tuesday night at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Tigers, who were making their season debut, managed just 11 field goals on the evening. “It was a typical ...

B-U boys down Lewis in debut

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TENNERTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur boys basketball team opened the season with a 62-56 win over Big 10 Conference rival Lewis County on Tuesday night. Ryan Hurst scored 17 points and Tyler Sandreth added 14 to pace the Bucs, who trailed 20-13 after one quarter before taking a six-point ...