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Grier focused on wins

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University officially unveiled a website this past Saturday to launch senior quarterback Will Grier’s Heisman Trophy campaign. But for Grier, winning comes first as the Mountaineers are gearing up for the start of fall practices next month. “It would be ...

Pirates fall to Nats

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — In his first two starts after coming off the disabled list in late June, Washington Nationals starter Jeremy Hellickson allowed 12 runs over 8 2/3 innings. He reversed that trend in a big way Tuesday night, tossing five innings of two-hit ball in a 5-1 win over the ...

Simmons makes a splash at WVU

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ELKINS — 2017 Elkins High School graduate Laura Simmons is set to begin her sophomore year as a second-year student athlete at West Virginia University while returning on the Lady Mountaineers’ rowing team. As a novice walk-on for WVU, Simmons was voted “Most Improved” by her ...

Pirates down Nationals 6-3 at home

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco drove in four runs in the first two innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to a 6-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Polanco hit a two-run double in the first as the Pirates started the game with four straight hits, then added a ...

Post 29 wins two of three at home

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ELKINS — The Elkins American Legion baseball team capped off a strong week by taking two of three contests over the weekend at Robin Harvey Memorial Memorial Field. Post 29, which now sports a 15-11-2 overall record, took a four-game winning streak into Saturday’s 7-6 comeback win over ...

Na ends seven-year winless streak

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Kevin Na rode a hot putter to halt a winless streak of nearly seven years on the PGA Tour. Na shot a 6-under-64 for a five-stroke victory at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Sunday. The 34-year-old Na’s only previous tour win came in Las Vegas in ...

Kingham hits, pitches Bucs past Phillies

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — With the Pittsburgh Pirates struggling to score runs, rookie pitcher Nick Kingham came through to give himself some run support. Kingham pitched six solid innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pirates avoid a three-game sweep with a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia ...

WVU launches Heisman campaign for QB Will Grier

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia is hoping quarterback Will Grier can lead the Mountaineers to a Big 12 championship, possibly a spot in the College Football Playoff and along the way claim college football’s top individual prize. So with that in mind, the school has begun an extensive ...

Elkins begins action on Sunday

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ELKINS —The Elkins 9-10-year-old All-Stars will begin state tournament action Sunday in Hedgesville. Elkins, competing in Bracket 2, has a first-round bye and faces the winner of today’s game between Jefferson and Barboursville at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hedgesville. Games will be played at ...

Duo taking part in softball event

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TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur’s Alyssa Rohr and Lewis County’s Payton Campbell are taking part in the Softball Elite Development Invitational (EDI), operated by Major League Baseball and USA Softball, at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla, The event got underway on Friday and ...

Skiles named Glenville State AD

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GLENVILLE — Jesse Skiles has been named Glenville State College's new athletic director. His new appointment began on July 1. “I am excited about this opportunity and I'm looking forward to working not only with our great coaches and student athletes, but also with our alumni and ...

Kraft leads by one

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Kelly Kraft is about to find out whether he’s ready to handle the lead entering the weekend for the first time on the PGA Tour. Kraft shot a 7-under 63 in the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Friday to take a one-stroke edge over ...

Redmon’s fumble return named MEC’s top play

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BRIDGEPORT— Quincy Redmon’s 96-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown against UVa.-Wise has been selected as the 2017-18 Mountain East Conference Play of the Year. The MEC Play of the Year was selected by a combination of a fan vote conducted via social media, conference administrators and ...

STATE-TOURNEY BOUND

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ELKINS — The Elkins 11-12-year-old All-Stars earned a berth in the state tournament with a 7-6 win over Tucker County Thursday night in the District 8 loser’s bracket finale at Melvin Heckel Field at Riverbend Park. Elkins will now travel to Huntington on July 20 for the state ...

MEC adds a school

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BRIDGEPORT —The Mountain East Conference announced on Thursday that Frostburg State University has accepted an offer of membership from the conference following a unanimous vote of approval by the MEC Board of Directors on June 30. Provisional member status for Frostburg State in the MEC ...

Post 29 blanks Post 68

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ELKINS — Brett Smith allowed just two hits over six innings to help Elkins Post 29 claim a 5-0 win over Bridgeport Thursday night at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Smith, a rising senior at Tygarts Valley, struck out five and walked three. Kyle Riggleman worked a scoreless seventh ...

PGA event begins

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Webb Simpson ran out of sensational shots in the end to keep him from joining an elite group. Simpson shot a 9-under-par 61 for a one-stroke lead over Whee Kim after the first round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in West Virginia on Thursday. Simpson ...

Black Bears get walk-off win over Williamsport

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GRANVILLE — On an overcast evening at Monongalia County Ballpark, the West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Williamsport Crosscutters, 3-2, on Thursday. After offensive fireworks in Wednesday’s game, the Black Bears’ bullpen headlined Thursday’s matchup, holding the Crosscutters to ...

WVU mini-packages, single game tickets to go on sale Monday

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MORGANTOWN —With the 2018 West Virginia University football season opener less than two months away, the Mountaineer Ticket Office has announced that mini-packages and single-game tickets will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Monday. Tickets will be available for purchase online at ...