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Regional game delayed by rain

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MOOREFIELD — The Yellow Jackets haven’t given up a hit in the contest yet, as Moorefield holds a 3-0 advantage over Notre Dame in the opening game of the Class A Region II Championship Tournament. The game was delayed due to rain in the sixth inning Monday and will continue today in ...

Rain can’t stop youth baseball

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ELKINS — The unusually high amount of rain our area has received recently has been a challenge for Elkins Little League officials, as many game nights have been rained out, but weather adversity can’t keep the league down, and youth baseball is still going strong. Currently, the ...

Pirates drop 3 out of 4 to Padres

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Diego Padres squeezed out a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Freddy Galvis drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run ninth inning with San Diego’s second successful squeeze bunt of the game, and the Padres rallied to beat the Pirates 8-5 Sunday for their third win ...

Padres cool off first-place Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Hosmer hit two doubles and scored the go-ahead run and Tyson Ross won for the first time in more than a month as the San Diego Padres cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Friday night. Hosmer, signed to a $144-million, eight-year contract as a free agent in ...

Philip Barbour’s Carpenter signs to swim for ABU

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PHILIPPI — Following up a four-year varsity letterman effort as a swimmer, Philip Barbour High School senior Dylan Carpenter has inked a letter of intent with Alderson Broaddus University to keep on swimming competitively, while also entering into the nursing program on Battle Hill. ...

DNR puts out info and results

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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has released the results of the questionnaires for the 2018-2019 big game season, the 2019-2020 small game hunting and trapping seasons, along with the 2019 fishing regulations. Individuals and various clubs approved of all of the changes the DNR ...

PBHS Colts’ Shriver signs to play for Alderson Broaddus 

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PHILIPPI — At a ceremony held in the Philip Barbour High School commons area recently, senior David Shriver signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Alderson Broaddus University. Lettering for three years in basketball, and four years in baseball, Shriver has been busy at the ...

Pirates win 8th out of 9

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco led off the seventh inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run on an error, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the San Diego Padres 5-4 Thursday night for their eighth win in nine games. Polanco took third on Francisco Cervelli’s deep flyball, then ...

Ranked No. 1

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MORGANTOWN — College football’s No. 1-rated starting quarterback resides in Morgantown, West Virginia — at least that is the opinion of Athlon Magazine, which recently unveiled its ranking of all 130 starting quarterbacks from 130 to 1. Senior Will Grier is coming off a 2017 season that ...

Tigers fall in tourney

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BRIDGEPORT — The Elkins Tigers managed to knock off No. 1 Bridgeport Wednesday in the continuation of a game that had been suspended due to severe weather, but the Tigers weren’t able to beat Bridgeport a second time Wednesday, which would have given them the Class AA Region II Section 1 ...

Bell lifts Pirates over White Sox

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell was in the unaccustomed role of pinch hitter when he stepped to the plate, getting a rare break from the starting lineup in a day game after a night game. He adjusted quite nicely. Bell singled to break a seventh-inning tie, and the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates ...

Relays added for this year’s Intra-City Track Meet

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ELKINS — Area youth from preschool through fifth grade are invited to participate in the Mayor’s Johnny Keller Intra-City Track Meet on Tuesday at the Elkins High School track. Registration will be from 4:15 until 5:15 p.m. Field events will begin with the softball throw and standing long ...

Lady Yellow Jackets win regional bid

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BLACKSVILLE — The Moorefield Lady Yellow Jackets are heading to the state tournament, after defeating Clay-Battelle 3-1 in Tuesday’s game, part of the Class A Region II Tournament. “It was a well-played game,” said Moorefield High School assistant coach Julie Markwood. “We had to ...

Storm delays Tigers’ game

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BRIDGEPORT — Severe weather, including lightning, caused the Elkins High School’s boys baseball game to be suspended Tuesday evening in their game against Bridgeport. The Tigers were winning 8-5 in the top of the sixth inning, said EHS coach Jack Crumm. “We’re batting, with 1 out, ...

Neville inks with Marietta College

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PHILIPPI — Kasey Neville, a Philip Barbour High School senior, opted to ink with Marietta College in Ohio recently with intentions of playing track and field for the Lady Pioneers along with a degree study in elementary education. Neville has collected at least eight varsity stripes as a ...

Elkins downs Lincoln

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ELKINS — The Elkins Tigers baseball squad came out on top in a slugfest Monday evening, eliminating Lincoln 9-5 in the Class AA Region II Section 1 Tournament. “We hit the ball very well tonight,” said EHS head coach Jack Crumm. “We got a lot of runners in scoring position and most ...