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Battler men fall to Gannon University

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ERIE, Pa. — The Alderson Broaddus men’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Gannon University on Wednesday. Melvrik Fernandes scored the Battlers’ lone goal in the 83rd minute off an assist from Daniel Yague. Najee Holder and James Dawes each had one shot on goal for AB, which ...

Elkins Raceway awards banquet set for Dec. 8

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I finally have all the rundowns for the 2018 Elkins Raceway season. Mark your calendars and get your tickets for the awards banquet to be held at the Beverly Fire Hall on Dec. 8. Contact the track office by phone at 304- 636-8661 or by message on the track Facebook page. The top 10 in each ...

Soccer sectionals begin

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PHILIPPI — An unfortunate and non-violent red card situation in the opening minute of sectional play on George Byrer Field at BC Bank Park Tuesday put third-seed Elkins a man down throughout the remaining 79 minutes of Region II, Section 2 tournament action as Philip Barbour went on to ...

Area teams remain in playoff hunt

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The official release of the high school football playoff field is under three weeks away and just a handful of area teams remain in the running for a spot among the top 16 in their respective classes. In Class A, Pendleton County and Tucker County are in good shape heading into the final ...

Bucs topple MHS

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MORGANTOWN — Ryan Hurst scored two goals, including the game winner in the 68th minute, as the Buckhannon-Upshur boys soccer team knocked off Morgantown, 2-1, Tuesday night in Class AAA, Region I, Section 1 action. The Bucs advance to face top-seed University Thursday in Morgantown for ...

Lady Tigers drop matches to B-U and Petersburg

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School volleyball team dropped matches to Buckhannon-Upshur and Petersburg Tuesday night in triangular action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Tigers are now 9-14 on the season and will travel to North Marion on Thursday for a Big 10 Conference ...

D&E golf team places sixth in final fall match

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GREENSBURG, Pa. — The Davis & Elkins College men’s golf team wrapped up their fall semester schedule Monday with a sixth-place finish at the Vulcan Invitational hosted by California (Pa.) Toby Gibbons led the way for the Senators, contending for the overall victory as he finished in ...

Lady Senators fall to West Va. State

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s tennis team fell to West Virginia State, 7-0, Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas Tennis Center. The Lady Senators struggled early in doubles play and were unable to keep pace with the visiting Yellow Jackets once the matched turned to singles ...

Bike Team takes first-place title

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On Oct. 7, the Highlands Composite mountain bike team, consisting of Randolph and Tucker County athletes, competed in the second race of the season. The team took their second first-place team title, topping Morgantown and Parkersburg. All the athletes had a strong showing at the race. In ...

Steelers not waiting for Le’Veon Bell to return

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell’s stall inside the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room has been untouched for months. The Pittsburgh Penguins jersey. The black-and-yellow Jordans. Sweatpants. Cleats. His shoulder pads. Everything remains the same as it was when Bell walked out of the team’s ...

Sectional tune-ups

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PHILIPPI — After lightning halted Big 10 Conference soccer action at George Byrer Field on Oct. 2, Philip Barbour hosted Buckhannon-Upshur early Saturday morning to resume play in what would be the regular- season finale for both schools. An 8 a.m. start time saw the boys game resume with ...

D&E celebrates homecoming with a victory

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ELKINS — The Davis and Elkins College men’s soccer team picked up a 4-1 win against Ohio Dominican University in a pivotal Great Midwest battle on homecoming Saturday afternoon on Nuttall Field. On a day marked by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first National championship ...

Bobcats and Battlers drop road contests

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WISE, Va. — UVa-Wise held West Virginia Wesleyan to 20 yards rushing and 130 total offensive yards on its way to a 35-14 win on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers took a 14-0 lead into the halftime break and outscored the Bobcats 21-7 in the final stanza to earn their third win of the ...

D&E, AB runners compete at Penn-State Fayette

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LAMONT FURNACE, Pa. — The Davis & Elkins College men’s cross country team ran to a second- place finish Saturday afternoon at the Penn State-Fayette Invitational. David Magda led the way for the Senators, who totaled 51 points, seven behind winner Frostburg State. Magda finished ...

Iowa State deals WVU first setback

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — It was arguably West Virginia’s biggest test, on the road at night against a plucky Iowa State team with a stifling defense and a dangerous young quarterback. The sixth-ranked Mountaineers failed miserably. Freshman Brock Purdy threw for 254 yards and three TDs and ...

Mountain Lions fall to Rams

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PARSONS — Quarterback Hayden McLaughlin rushed for four scores as Southern (Md.) handed Class A, No. 6 Tucker County a 35-14 setback Friday on senior night at R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field at Class of 1984 Alumni Stadium. The Mountain Lions (6-2) were outscored 21-7 in the second half ...

Bowen lifts Bridgeport over Tigers

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BRIDGEPORT — Class AA, No. 5 Bridgeport used 190 yards rushing and two scores from Jake Bowen to claim a 35-0 win over Elkins Friday night at Wayne Jamison Field. The Indians (7-1) took a 28-0 lead into the intermission and added a 60-yard scamper from Bowen in the third quarter to break ...

Second-half surge lifts Bulldogs over Wirt County

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MILL CREEK — Kaden Boggs ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns to help lead Tygarts Valley to a 20-12 homecoming win over Wirt County Friday night in non-conference action at Bulldog Field. With the Bulldogs trailing 6-0 midway through the first quarter, Boggs tied the contest up for ...

WVU on upset alert at Iowa State

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 6 West Virginia will head into the second Saturday in October as the Big 12’s last undefeated team. The elements of a potential upset appear to be in play for the Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0 Big 12). Iowa State is just 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the league. But the Cyclones ...

EMS girls capture 2-1 win over West Fairmont

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ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls soccer team improved to 7-3-1 with a 2-1 win over West Fairmont Wednesday at Riverbend Park. Hannah Cutright opened the scoring for the Hornets off a Kendall Flynn corner kick in the first half. West Fairmont then answered to tie the match at ...