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District 8 tourney begins today in Elkins

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ELKINS — The Elkins Little League 9-10 year-old All-Star team will host the District 8 Tournament beginning today at River Bend Park. Braxton and Belington will square off in the first contest at 2 p.m., while Elkins and Tygart Valley battle it out at 4:30 p.m. There will be two more ...

Pirates rout Marlins to snap seven-game skid

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MIAMI (AP) — Steven Brault scattered eight hits over six innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates stopping a seven-game slide by routing the Miami Marlins 11-0 on Friday night. Brault (3-1) was hit on his left leg by Starlin Castro’s line drive in the first, but it didn’t seem to affect him ...

Weather plagues first day

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ELKINS — On a day when thunderstorms washed out most of the 2019 Hillbilly Hardball Classic Tournament games, South Charleston was able to pick up a victory in one of just a handful of contests played. Darren Flowers belted a home run and doubled at Robin Harvey Memorial Field to help ...

Postponements wash out championship round

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ELKINS — Thursday’s storm that swept through the area put a damper on the first day of the 2019 Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic. Only a handful of games were completed and reported at fields in Elkins, Buckhannon and Weston. Hardball Classic director Chris George indicated on ...

Lady Bucs’ Robinson shines in tilt

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BUFFALO  — Alli Robinson’s stellar career for Buckhannon-Upshur High School officially came to a conclusion on Thursday. Robinson, who has signed to play at West Virginia Wesleyan College, participated in the North-South All-Star softball games at Buffalo High School. In the first ...

Hillbilly Hardball Classic

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Thursday’s scores South Charleston 9, Moorefield 2 Piqua (Ohio) Post 184 vs. Beckley Post 32, ppd. until today at 5:30 p.m. Fairmont 20, Ceredo-Kenova 4 Fairmont Junior Legion 6, Bridgeport Junior Legion 5 Sissonville 5, Bridgeport Junior Legion 1 Friday, June 14 Schedule subject ...

Manoah earns fifth All-American honor

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University junior right-handed starter Alek Manoah has been named to a fifth All-America First Team, to extend his program record, as he was recognized by D1Baseball on Thursday. The only player in Mountaineer history with more than two first team All-America ...

Braves erupt for five runs in fifth to best Pirates, 6-5

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ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson drove in the tie-breaking run in Atlanta’s five-run fifth inning to win his rematch with Joe Musgrove, and the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep. The Braves have won seven straight to pass Philadelphia for the NL ...

Hardball Classic set to begin today

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ELKINS — A record number 36 teams from five different states are competing in the 2019 Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic which gets underway today. The field is broken down in six different divisions — Blue, Black, Orange, Green, Purple and Red in a round-robin format. The top ...

Wild night of action at Raceway

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KERENS — A wild night of action took place last Friday at Elkins Raceway. There was a little bit of everything. Side-by-side racing, tempers, streaks, last- lap passes, happiness, tears and first-time winners, along with the autograph and pictures at intermission. In his first outing, ...

Hillbilly Hardball Classic

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Thursday, June 13 At Robin Harvey Memorial Field at Bluegrass Park in Elkins South Charleston Post 94 vs. Moorefield Post 64, 11:30 a.m. South Charleston Post 94 vs. Clearfield (Pa.) Post 6, 2 p.m. Morgantown Post 2 vs. Latrobe (Pa.) Jethawks, 4:30 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast White ...

Job behind Steelers QB Roethlisberger wide open

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Dobbs did all the right things last summer, or at least enough of them for the Pittsburgh Steelers to cut veteran backup quarterback Landry Jones at the end of the preseason and promote Dobbs to the spot behind Ben Roethlisberger. Nine months later, none of it ...

All-American honors again for Manoah

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MORGANTOWN — Already with the most First Team All-America accolades in program history, West Virginia University junior right-handed starter Alek Manoah has been recognized to a fourth first team, as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced their All-America teams on ...

All-state honors

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TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur senior Alli Robinson has been named to the Class AAA all-state first team. She was captain of the seecond team as a junior. Robinson, an infielder at West Virginia Wesleyan College signee, departs as the school’s all-time career and single ...

Manoah gets more honors for season

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University junior right-handed pitcher Alek Manoah has been named to his second All-American First Team, as Baseball America announced its All-American teams on Monday. Manoah, already the fourth first team All-American in program history when he was recognized by ...

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 ...

Steelers line coach Sarrett embracing new position

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shaun Sarrett wants to set something straight about the origin of his “Sweet Feet” nickname. It has nothing to do with boxing, Golden Gloves or otherwise. No matter what the members of the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line seem to think. If Sarrett is being honest, ...