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Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake dies at age 62

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darryl Drake, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers who spent more than 30 years molding players at the position at the college and professional level, has died. He was 62. The team said Drake, who joined the coaching staff in 2018, died early Sunday morning. “Darryl ...

Cards rally to best Bucs, 11-9

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lane Thomas hit a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning, Paul Goldschmidt and Dexter Fowler also homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-9 Sunday. St. Louis rallied from an 8-4 deficit to sweep the three-game series and move into second place ...

A PROGRAM ON THE RISE

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MILL CREEK — With the opening week of high school preseason football drills officially in the books, things will heat up from here on out as teams prep for opening night on Aug. 30. Although practice just started on Monday, prep coaches work year-around to get their programs where ...

Looney specialized in kicking during career at Elkins High

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Editor’s note: The following is the second in a series of profiles of individuals that will be inducted in the Randolph County Athletic Hall of Fame on Aug. 17. Travis Looney was a kicker for the Elkins High School football team from 1979-1980. He was known as a soccer-style kicker, and ...

Mountain Lion golfers win first match of season

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SNOWSHOE — Tygarts Valley junior Andrew Holbrook recorded a low- medal score of 40 strokes Thursday afternoon at the Raven Golf Club, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Tucker County, which took the match with a combined four-player score of 188 on the links. The Bulldogs shot a 199, while ...

Mountaineers cruise in Valencia

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VALENCIA, Spain — Eight Mountaineers scored double figures and a 32-0 run over 10 minutes in the first half led West Virginia to a 115-50 victory over CC Basketball Academy in Valencia, Spain, on Friday. Derek Culver and Jordan McCabe posted double-doubles for West Virginia. Culver had ...

LSU transfer set to join WVU football squad

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MORGANTOWN — Former LSU punter Josh Growden is set to join the West Virginia University football team. As a graduate transfer, Growden, a left-footed punter, is eligible to play this year. The native of Australia spent the last three years with LSU, averaging 41.4 yard per punt as a ...

Dobbs and Rudolph lift Steelers to win

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph led the offense on four scoring drives as the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-28 on Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Two-time Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger gave way to recent draft picks Dobbs ...

Twins call up former AB pitcher

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PHILIPPI — Every baseball player grows up dreaming about the day they get the call, “Kid, pack your bags, you’re going to the show.” On Wednesday, Alderson Broaddus class of 2017 graduate Randy Dobnak got that call. Dobnak was promoted from the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings to ...

D&E booters unveil 2019 schedule

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins men’s soccer head coach Matt Ellinger has announced the 2019 schedule, featuring nine regular-season home games at Nuttall Field and eight away contests. Six of those nine home matchups will be night games for the Senators, who begin their first season as a ...

Wells inherits talent in first year with Red Raiders

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Editor’s note: The following is the ninth in a series of previews of West Virginia’s football opponents for the 2019 season. Matt Wells — one of four new coaches in the Big 12 Conference — takes over the reigns at Texas Tech this season. Wells replaces Kliff Kingsbury (now the head ...

WVU picked to win Big 12

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MORGANTOWN — The 11th-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team was chosen No. 1 in the 2019 Big 12 Preseason Poll, as announced by the league on Thursday. The poll marks the seventh consecutive year in which the Mountaineers have been picked to finish first in the conference. ...

Steelers host Bucs in preseason opener

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Buccaneers make their preseason debut tonight at Pittsburgh under Bruce Arians, the latest coach to take a crack at ending the team’s long playoff drought. The Bucs have missed the playoffs 11 consecutive seasons, the second-longest stretch in the league. Part of ...

EMBRACING THE WORK

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TENNERTON — With defending Class AA state champion Fairmont Senior visiting in the season opener in just over three weeks, Buckhannon-Upshur and head coach Duane Stoeckle are embracing the challenge. “It’s a great opportunity for us,” said Stoeckle, entering his seventh ...

ABU swim coach named

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PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University Director of Athletics Carrie Bodkins has announced Katrice Keane as the next head coach of the Battlers’ swimming teams. “Katrice has a wealth of experience, both in coaching and as a Division I swimming student-athlete,” Bodkins said. “We ...

WVU women’s soccer players lauded

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MORGANTOWN — Senior goalkeeper Rylee Foster and sophomore defender Jordan Brewster of the West Virginia University women’s soccer team were named to the 2019 Preseason All-Big 12 Team, as announced by the league on Wednesday. Foster was named an All-Big 12 First Team honoree in 2018, ...

Pair of WVU volleyball matches to be televised

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MORGANTOWN —The West Virginia University volleyball team will play a pair of Big 12 matches on ESPNU this fall. West Virginia’s match against Texas Tech on Wednesday, Sept. 25, will air on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET. The Mountaineers and the Red Raiders will meet for the 17th time overall and the ...

Watt seeks to build on breakout season

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Personal stats don’t mean much to Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt. The 24-year-old was happy to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl during a breakout second season, but he also wanted to make the playoffs with the Steelers. This year, Watt looks to lead the ...

Brewers sweep Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Keston Hiura hit two home runs and drove in three runs Wednesday night, powering the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-3 win and three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hiura hit a two-run homer with two out in the first inning for an early 2-0 lead. He sent a fastball from ...

D&E women release slate

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ELKINS — First-year Davis & Elkins College women’s soccer coach Declan McGill has announced the 2019 schedule. The Senators will also compete in their first season in the Mountain East Conference (MEC) in 2019, following a six-year run in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference ...