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Pirates, Reynolds stun Tigers, 8-7

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to complete the Pirates’ rally from a six-run deficit, and Pittsburgh beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7 on Wednesday night. With the Pirates trailing 7-5, Reynolds sent a knuckle curve from Nick Ramirez (3-2) 421 feet to ...

Braxton eliminates Elkins

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ELKINS — A seven-run third inning helped propel Braxton County to a 15-9 win over Elkins Tuesday in an elimination game of the 9-10 year-old District 8 Little League Tournament. With the win, Braxton County moves on to face Summersville in the championship round today at 7 p.m. ...

Elkins drops 3-1 verdict to Post 7

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TENNERTON — Logan Bailey pitch five strong innings and helped his own cause at the plate with a solo home run as Buckhannon downed Elkins 3-1 Thursday in Area 5 American Legion baseball action at William E. Phillips Memorial Field. Bailey, a recent Buckhannon-Upshur High School graduate, ...

FC-33 to host two assessment days

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BUCKHANNON — FC-33 will conduct assessments this weekend in Buckhannon and Philippi for U10 and U12 boys and girls for the 2019 fall season. Assessments are free and an FC-33 board member will be on site to answer questions. On Saturday, the assessment will take place at West ...

Jacobs, Stephens honored by MEC

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BRIDGEPORT — Notre Dame College’s Mike Jacobs and Glenville State’s Kim Stephens have been named the Mountain East Conference Men’s and Women’s Sports Coaches of the Year for 2018-19. Jacobs, in his third season as head coach, led the Falcons to a historic season winning the ...

Tigers slip by sloppy Bucs to snap 4-game losing skid

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos trotted home when a potential double play in the eighth turned into an RBI fielder’s choice thanks to some indecisiveness by Pittsburgh second baseman Adam Frazier, allowing the Detroit Tigers to edge the Pirates 5-4 on Tuesday night. The Tigers ...

Summersville holds of Elkins

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ELKINS — Summersville and Braxton County captured victories Monday in the 9-10 year-old District 8 All-Star Tournament being held at Melvin Heckel Little League Complex at River Bend Park. The Elkins-Summersville contest was a winner’s bracket game as both teams entered with records ...

Elkins Post 29 set to visit Post 7 tonight in Area 5 play

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ELKINS — With the 2019 version of the Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic in the books, Elkins Post 29 will begin Area 5 action today at Buckhannon Post 7. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at William E. Phillips Memorial Field on the campus of Buckhannon-Upshur High School. Elkins went 2-2 ...

’Cats name coach

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan has announced the hiring of Alexa Johnson as the new acrobatics & tumbling coach. Johnson comes to Wesleyan after an impressive career on the mat for Fairmont State University. “My goal was to stay in West Virginia, and Wesleyan feels like home ...

EHS basketball camp to be held June 24-28

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School Basketball Camp will be held June 24-28 at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The camp, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, is for boys (third through seventh grade) and girls (third through eighth grade) and the cost is $100 (family and ...

Area schedule

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Tuesday, June 18 American Legion Baseball Elkins Post 29 at  Buckhannon Post 7, 7 p.m. Little League 9-10 District 8 Tournament Braxton County vs. Elkins at River Bend Park, 6 p.m.

Five teams go undefeated

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ELKINS — Despite most of the Hillbilly Hardball Classic Tournament being washed out by thunderstorms on Thursday, the weather enabled games to be played all day on Friday and Saturday, along with a single game on Sunday. With no championship round played due to Thursday’s weather ...

Elkins wins opening game, Tygart Valley stays alive

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ELKINS — Tygart Valley and Summersville collected wins Sunday in Little League District 8 Tournament action at River Bend Park. The Tygart Valley 9-10 year-old All Stars, which fell to Elkins 21-7 on Saturday, staved off elimination by defeating Belington, 15-5. Bryson Taylor ...

Hardball Classic scores

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Friday’s scores Florida Gulf Coast Green 8, Ceredo Kenova 5 Morgantown 11, Piqua (Ohio) 1 Clearfield (Pa.) 7, Greenville (Ohio) 7 Greenville (Ohio) 12, Moorefield 6 Elkins 3, Florida Gulf Coast White 2 Beckley 12, Elkins 2 Garrett County (Md.) 1, Moorefield 0 South Charleston ...

Pirates rally to best Marlins, 5-4

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MIAMI (AP) — Josh Bell padded his NL-leading RBI total and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates to a series-clinching victory. Bell’s go-ahead double in the seventh lifted the Pirates over the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Sunday. The Pirates rallied from a 4-2 deficit on Corey Dickerson’s pinch-hit ...

Pens get Kahun from Chicago for Maatta

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. The Blackhawks had been looking to upgrade their blue line after missing the playoffs for the second ...

Back on the diamond

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ELKINS — Cory Reed’s three-run double in the fifth inning lifted Elkins to a 3-2 win over Florida Gulf Coast White Friday night in Hillbilly Hardball Tournament action at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Post 29, which improved to 4-4 with the victory, trailed 2-0 entering the fifth inning ...

Neal, Post 2 roll past Piqua, 11-1

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ELKINS — Devon Neal drove in three runs to power Morgantown Post 2 past Piqua Post 184, 11-1, Friday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Caleb Taylor and Cam Musgrave added two RBIs each for Post 2. Colton Matthews went all five innings to earn the win, fanning eight. Jarrod Magoteaux ...

Moorefield Post 64 falls to Garrett, Greenville

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ELKINS — The Moorefield American Legion team dropped a pair of games Friday in the second day of the Hillbilly Hardball Classic Tournament. Despite a strong pitching performance from Garrett Haggerty, Post 64 (0-3) dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 decision at the hands of Garrett County (Md.) ...

Hillbilly Hardball Classic scores, schedule

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Thursday’s scores South Charleston 9, Moorefield 2 Buckhannon 3, Ceredo-Kenova 0, 3 innings Fairmont 20, Ceredo-Kenova 4 Fairmont Junior Legion 6, Bridgeport Junior Legion 5 Sissonville 5, Bridgeport Junior Legion 1 Weston 5, Sissonville 4 Clarksburg 9, Morgantown Junior Legion ...