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’Jackets earn tourney victory

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MOOREFIELD —The Moorefield Lady Yellow Jackets defeated Clay-Battelle Monday in the first game of the Class A Region II Tournament. Clay-Battelle scored their 3 runs in the third inning, while Moorefield spread the scoring out, bringing home 2 runs in the second inning, 4 in the third and 5 ...

Philip Barbour’s Christopher signs with ABU

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour High School student athlete Adriana Christopher took part in a signing ceremony that saw a total of nine PBHS seniors inking letters of intent for the next level in sports and academics. Christopher, a four-year varsity letterman for the Lady Colts basketball ...

Youth baseball is going strong

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HUTTONSVILLE — Local youth are once again enjoying competition and the great outdoors by taking part in Tygarts Valley Little League baseball. James Markley is serving his first year as the president of the Little League. He also is the head coach for the Tygarts Valley High School ...

Thunder in the mountains

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Friday Night Thunder kicked off under threatening skies at Elkins Raceway. The rain held off long enough to see some great racing in two of our divisions. The Super Late Model car count was down but the action was good as Billy Holbert notched his first victory to kick off the 2018 season. ...

EHS’ Newlon signs with Fairmont St.

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ELKINS — An Elkins High School softball player has signed to continue her athletic career while studying at Fairmont State University. Hali Newlon put her name on the dotted line of the letter of intent while surrounded by family members, friends and former coaches on the campus of ...

Tucker athletes qualify for state meet

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WESTON — Several Tucker County High School track and field athletes qualified for the two-day state meet beginning on Friday in Charleston after both the girls and boys teams took second place in the Class A Region II competition hosted at Lewis County High School over the weekend. Sydney ...

Tiger Tennis Players Excel at Tournament

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Submitted photo Elkins High School tennis players Noah Carr and Danny Corley participated in the West Virginia State Tennis Tournament last week at Coonskin Park in Charleston. Both of their performances moved them onto the second round — Carr as the number one seed and Corley as the number ...

Pirates fall to Giants

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gorkys Hernandez homered off Ivan Nova to spark a five-run sixth inning, Nick Hundley added a three-run drive and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Sunday to stop a season-high six game-losing streak. Derek Holland (2-4) allowed four hits and five ...

EHS Tigers fall to Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — Nathan Cooper drove in a pair of runs Friday, but it wasn’t enough to power Elkins past Bridgeport in the Class AA Region II Section 1 Tournament. The Indians downed the Tigers, 12-2. “Read (Schumacher) pitched well tonight,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “We got behind ...

Elkins athletes advance to state track meet

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School boys track team will be sending seven members to the West Virginia State Track & Field Meet in Charleston. Senior Mason Clark took first place in the 3200m to claim the regional championship in the event. Clark clocked a time of 10:22.50 to outdistance ...

Tygarts Valley Bulldogs eliminated with loss to Notre Dame

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CLARKSBURG — The Bulldogs’ season came to an end Friday, as Notre Dame defeated Tygarts Valley, 9-4, in the Class A Region II Section 1 Tournament. “I’m proud of the way our kids hung in there and never quit,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “We were a little short handed with ...

Moorefield falls in tune-up contest

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CLARKSBURG — The Lady Yellow Jackets took a 6-1 defeat at the hands of John Marshall Friday, in a tune up game for next week’s Class A Region II Tournament. “We wanted to challenge our team and prepare for regionals, so we traveled to Clarksburg to pick up a game with a very good John ...

Bulldogs outlast Hawks, 7-5

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MILL CREEK — The Bulldogs racked up 11 hits Thursday, as Tygarts Valley outgunned South Harrison, 7-5, in the Class A Region II Section 1 Tournament. “It was a well-played game by both teams,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “I’m really proud of our team because we hung in there ...

WVWC takes top awards

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BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan took home the top awards in the Mountain East Conference for the 2018 softball season. WVWC’s Madison Casto was tabbed as the league’s Player of the Year, Hannah Vet was named Pitcher of the Year for the third time in her career, Lauryn King was ...

D&E College honors student athletes at ceremony

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Athletic Department awarded student-athletes and teams at the DESPY, Developing Excellence in Senator Pillars Yearly, Awards Ceremony. The Davis & Elkins College Athletic Department recognized students with awards for Top Freshman, Leadership, ...

Tucker County’s Evans to run cross country for Fairmont St.

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HAMBLETON — Tucker County senior Natalie Evans made it official this week with a decision to take her distance running skills and academic accomplishments into consideration when signing a letter of intent to attend Fairmont State University. Evans has a lot of time wrapped up in ...

Tigers defeat Lincoln

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ELKINS — The Elkins Tigers opened the Class AA Region II Section 1 Tournament on Wednesday with a 7-1 victory over Lincoln High School. “Matthew (Gainer) pitched very well, as he has all season,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “The team continues to get better with their approaches at ...

TVHS notches tourney victory

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MILL CREEK — Hunter Lanham’s sacrifice fly ball late in the game Wednesday gave Tygarts Valley the go-ahead run to defeat Doddridge County, 5-4, in the Class A Region II Section 1 Tournament. “Our pitching and defense was pretty good, but we didn’t hit the ball as well as we ...

Tucker County’s Nestor signs with Davis & Elkins

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HAMBLETON — Sydney Nestor has put her name on a lot of history-making records during her four-year prep basketball career for Tucker County High School, and she added it to a commitment letter at a ceremony this week when she signed on the bottom line to become a Lady Senator at Davis ...

Moorefield falls in tournament

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CUMBERLAND, Md. — The Lady Yellow Jackets only managed 2 hits Wednesday, as Moorefield fell to Allegheny High School, Md., 4-0, in a tune-up game before the Class A Region 2 Tournament begins next week. “We lost to an undefeated Allegheny team,” MHS assistant coach Julie Markwood said. ...