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Staten Island sweeps W.Va. Black Bears

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GRANVILLE — To kick off another road series, the West Virginia Black Bears drop the first game with the Staten Island Yankees 1-0. Both pitching staffs put on excellent performances, as the teams combined for only six hits in the game. For the Black Bears, P Osvaldo Bido had a solid outing. ...

Employees: Kelly Foundry to close

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ELKINS — After almost 100 years in business, Kelly Foundry and Machine Co. will be closing its doors this week, workers at the facility say. On Monday, several employees of the business told The Inter-Mountain that the 98-year-old company would be stopping operations this week. The ...

Bucs five-game sweep Brewers

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — One late-inning rally wasn’t enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that gave them the first five-game sweep in the majors in nearly a dozen years. With two ...

Big 12 hits Dallas for media days

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma won another Big 12 title and made it to the College Football Playoff again in its first season without coach Bob Stoops on the sideline. The Sooners, who have won the past three Big 12 titles with quarterback Baker Mayfield, will now be trying to do it again ...

Elkins Post 29 drops twin bill at Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — Elkins Post 29 dropped a doubleheader to Parkersburg on Saturday. Post 29 fell in the lidlifter, 2-1, and lost a 12-1 decision in the nightcap. Elkins, now 16-15-2 on the season will return home at 7 p.m. Tuesday to face Fairmont Post 17. In the opener, Matthew Gainer ...

Carter inks with Grizzlies

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed second-round pick Jevon Carter to a multi-year deal. Terms of the contract announced Sunday were not disclosed. Carter was taken with the No. 32 pick after winning the Naismith defensive player of the year last season at West ...

Elkins falls to Post 64

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MOOREFIELD — Moorefield Post 64 plated four runs in the sixth inning to claim a 7-4 win over Elkins Thursday night at Moorefield High School. Post 29 is now 16-13-2 on the season and will travel to Parkersburg Post 15 at 2 p.m. today for a doubleheader. With the game deadlocked at ...

Pirates cruise to win

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell tied a career high with four hits, Gregory Polanco homered and both drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. The fourth-place Pirates have won five of their last six. First-place Milwaukee has ...

Several changes made in hunting seasons

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The 2018-2019 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary can now be brought up online, and the hunting regulations booklet should be available in the Elkins Area in about 10 days. This year, there are more changes in the hunting regulations than what I normally see in any one ...

Fundraiser slated for All-Stars

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ELKINS — A fundraiser for the Elkins 11-12-year-old Little League All-Star team will be held this Saturday at the Aaron’s parking lot located in Glenmore. The team will be selling pork barbecue dinners for $8. The meal includes a pork loin sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans, a cookie ...

Former B-U star shining

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TENNERTON — Before he heads to the University of Charleston to continue his golf career, Christian McKisic is making his rounds this summer on the Callaway Junior Tour. On Wednesday, the Buckhannon-Upshur High School graduate fired a 2-under par 70 to claim the Tri State Roofing and ...

Frostburg State officially accepts MEC invitation

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FROSTBURG, Md.— Frostburg State officials formally accepted an invitation to join the Mountain East Conference at a press conference held Thursday morning on the FSU campus. Frostburg State’s membership status in the MEC is contingent upon acceptance into the NCAA Division II ...

HIGH EXPECTATIONS

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IRVING, Texas — West Virginia was selected to finish second in the Big 12 football preseason poll, voted on by media representatives and announced on Thursday. Oklahoma garnered 46 of the 52 first-place votes. The Mountaineers were chosen second with TCU, Texas and Oklahoma State ...

Taillon, Mercer lift Bucs by Brewers

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon had a career-high 10 strikeouts, Jordy Mercer tied his career high with four RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Thursday night. Taillon (6-7) surrendered one run on four hits with two walks. The right-hander struck out the ...

Post 29 pulls away from Jane Lew

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ELKINS — Elkins Post 29 improved to 6-1 in Area 5 play with a 7-3 victory over Jane Lew Wednesday night at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Post 29, now 16-12-2 overall, is battling Buckhannon for the top seed in the upcoming Area 5 tourney. Both teams have just one loss ln league ...

Four Mountaineers named to Big 12 preseason team

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IRVING, Texas — Redshirt senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Will Grier has been named the Big 12 Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, the league office announced on Wednesday. Grier and three of his teammates were also named to the All-Big 12 Media Preseason ...

Pirates take two of three from Nats

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte did not start any of the first three games of July because Pirates manager Clint Hurdle felt his slumping center fielder needed a mental break. The strategy worked, even if Marte still doesn’t agree with it. Marte hit a two-run home run and Trevor ...

Lake takes feature at Elkins Raceway

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Threatening skies this past Friday night caused the crowd and car count to be down a little from last week at Elkins Raceway. For those who came on out, they were treated to some great racing. We were able to get the first autograph and picture night completed. There were 16 Jenkins ...

Post 29 drops 6-4 decision to Kingwood

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ELKINS — With the start of posteason play quickly approaching, Elkins Post 29 manager Chris George is hoping his squad can become more consistent with its play on the diamond. “The time to start playing better is now,” George said after Tuesday’s 6-4 setback to Kingwood Post 56 ...