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Liriano hopes return to the Pirates sparks a turnaround

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Liriano had a handful of offers during free agency that were basically the same. Teams wanted him to come to spring training on a minor league contract. Realizing he was not getting a major league deal, he returned to the team where he had his best run ...

WVU to host Pink Game today

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MORGANTOWN — Following a thrilling victory at Texas Tech earlier this week, the West Virginia University women’s basketball team returns to the WVU Coliseum today to host TCU in the Mountaineers’ annual Pink Game in honor of breast cancer awareness, presented by WVU Medicine. Tip-off is ...

Tigers hold off Colts in Big 10 play

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ELKINS — Elkins used 34 points from Elliot White and a big first quarter to hold off rival Philip Barbour,74-66, Thursday night in Big 10 Conference action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. White scored 20 of his game-high points in the first half alone as Elkins (14-5) stormed ...

Ohio Valley bests D&E

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ELKINS — A late Davis & Elkins College rally fell just short in a 97-95 setback to Ohio Valley Thursday night in G-MAC play at the McDonnell Center. The Senators (6-17, 3-12 G-MAC) trailed by eight, at 95-87, with :28 remaining in regulation before a 3-pointer by Marcus Friend ...

Lady Mountain Lions breeze past Pendleton

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HAMBLETON — Class A, No. 10 Tucker County closed out the regular season with an 83-19 win over Pendleton County Thursday night in Potomac Valley Conference action at TCHS. “We came out and shot the ball well,” Mountain Lions coach Dave Helmick said. “The girls still had good energy ...

Lady Warriors get past PBHS

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PHILIPPI — Class A, No. 5 Pocahontas County and Philip Barbour split the tail of two halves into four quarters Thursday night at the Colts’ Corral where the Lady Warriors picked up a 52-40 verdict over the hosts. “We played pretty well and we actually won the second half,” ...

Burdock lifts D&E women to home win

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ELKINS — Colleena Burdock scored points and collected nine steals to lift Davis & Elkins College to a 78-42 G-MAC win over Ohio Valley Thursday night at the McDonnell Center. Kali Wilburn, Jamiyah Johnson and Sydney Nestor all had 10 points each for the Lady Senators. Imani Ward ...

Moorefield girls fall to Allegany

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MOOREFIELD — The Moorefield girls basketball team concluded the regular season with a 49-34 loss to Allegany (Md.) on Thursday night. Lindsey Rinker paced Moorefield with 12 points and six rebounds. Gianna Fair and Madison McGregor added eight points each. The Lady Yellow Jackets led 22-17 ...

Tucker earns impressive road victory

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DUNMORE — Class A, No. 10 Tucker County picked up an impressive 63-40 win over No. 5 Pocahontas County on Wednesday night. The Lady Mountain Lions, now 13-6, have defeated the Lady Warriors 13 straight times, including a meeting earlier this season in Hambleton. Tuesday’s latest ...

State swim meet set to begin today

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MORGANTOWN — Several area high school swimmers will begin state meet competition today at West Virginia University’s Natatorium. Preliminary action is set for today as the boys will take to the pool first at 8:30 a.m. and the girls at 4:30 p.m. The finals will take place on ...

No. 7 Lincoln too much for EHS girls

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SHINNSTON — The Elkins High School girls dropped a 78-39 decision to Class AA, No. 7 Lincoln Wednesday night in Big 10 Conference play. Sarah Riggleman fired in 19 points to lead the Lady Tigers, who finished regular-season play with a 7-14 mark. Madison Holland added five points, ...

Tucker boys tumble

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CLARKSBURG —Tucker County kept it close and went on runs to re-take the lead on numerous occasions on Wednesday night, but Class A, No. 2 Notre Dame held the Mountain Lions off for a 68-58 decision. A 25-15 first quarter in favor of the winners saw Tucker County respond with a 19-9 ...

Tigers’ Burdette inks with Glenville to play football

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ELKINS — Elkins High School’s Chance Burdette is headed to Glenville State to play football. Burdette signed with the Pioneers Wednesday afternoon at EHS. “Glenville was the best fit for me,” Burdette said. “They visited me at the school and then I went on a tour there. When ...

EMS student wins Hoop Shoot event

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ELKINS — Elkins Middle School sixth grader AJ Friedman earned a spot in regionals by capturing first in the 12-13-year-old division at the state Hoop Shoot competition in Charleston. Friedman, representing Elks Lodge 1135, is a member of the EMS junior varsity basketball team and the ...

AB men’s volleyball team falls to Geneva

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PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus men’s volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Geneva College on Wednesday night. At one point in the first set, the Battlers were down 21-9, but came roaring back to make the score 22-19. Geneva, however scored three more points to take the first ...

6 Elkins Mat Club wrestlers state-bound

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ELKINS — Six members of the Elkins Mat Club qualified for the state championships at the West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association Region III Tournament held over the weekend at Lewis County High School. Earning berth in the state tournament were Braeden Johnson, Grant Hutton, Logan ...

WVU women win thriller at Texas Tech

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Freshman guard Madisen Smith led four players in double-digit scoring as the West Virginia University women’s basketball team picked up a thrilling 75-72 over Texas Tech at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas, on Wednesday evening. Smith put on a 20-point ...

Pirates optimistic as spring training starts

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Optimism always runs high on the first day of spring training, even for the Pittsburgh Pirates. “This club has a feel that we can be a postseason team, that we can be a team that can advance deep in the postseason,” general manager Neal Huntington said Wednesday ...

Harris sets new mark for TV girls

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MILL CREEK — Abby Harris entered the Tygarts Valley girls basketball record books on Tuesday night. The senior guard surpassed Andrea Saucerman as the school’s all-time leading scorer in a 64-51 setback to Class A, No. 5 Pocahontas County. Harris led the way for the Lady Bulldogs ...