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Senators drop road tilt to Cedarville

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CEDARVILLE, Ohio - The Davis & Elkins College men’s soccer team fell to Cedarville, 2-1, Thursday in Great Midwest play. The Yellow Jackets took the lead in the 67th minute, as Guilherme Fernandes took a pass from outside the box and fired a low shot from 10 yards for the game ...

West Liberty picked to capture the MEC

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BRIDGEPOR — West Liberty is the preseason favorite to win the 2019 Mountain East Conference men’s basketball championship after a vote conducted by the league's coaches. The Hilltoppers, the preseason No. 1 team in the country according to Street & Smith’s, had 116 points and six ...

Glenville St. women top MEC hoops poll

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BRIDGEPORT —Glenville State has been picked to win a third-straight Mountain East Conference title in women's basketball in a vote conducted by the league's coaches. The poll had five different teams receive first-place votes. Notre Dame was narrowly picked to finish second with 109 points ...

Writer finally goes squirrel hunting

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I decided to go squirrel hunting two weeks ago. It was about 7:15 a.m. when I started into the woods with my grandfather’s old J.C. Higgins bolt-action, 12 gauge shotgun. All of the foot trails were not just damp, they were downright muddy due to all of the rain we had received during ...

BATTLING THE ELEMENTS

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ELKINS —With a downpour right before the start of the Big 10 Conference Championship girls’ cross country race on Thursday morning, Elkins coach Matt Lewis’ job description changed as quickly as the rain dropped to the ground. A light drizzle during the boys’ portion of the meet ...

Tigers on the road at Bridgeport

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ELKINS — “No rest for the weary” may seem like the appropriate phrase for Elkins, which will play its third straight highly-ranked Class AA opponent tonight when the Tigers visit No. 5 Bridgeport. A week ago, EHS (2-4) dropped its fourth consecutive game of the season at Robert C. Byrd, ...

Tucker and TV at home this evening

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Tucker County and Tygarts Valley will be at home tonight, while Buckhannon-Upshur takes to the road at University. Both the Mountain Lions and Bulldogs have Class A playoff aspirations as the season heads into the final four weeks of the regular season. Tucker County (6-1) is sixth in the ...

Elkins High soccer teams host B-U for senior night

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ELKINS —The Elkins High School soccer teams celebrated senior night on Thursday night against old rival Buckhannon-Upshur at EHS field. In Thursday’s nightcap, the Lady Tigers and Lady Bucs battled to a scoreless draw. “It was good for us to come out tonight and get back into ...

D&E and AB women’s soccer teams take losses

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CEDARVILLE, Ohio — The Davis & Elkins College Women's Soccer team fell to Cedarville, 2-0, Thursday evening in Great Midwest play. The Senators fell behind in the 28th minute as the hosts took the lead on a free kick. Bex Vellonery capitalized on a foul from 30 yards out and fired a ...

EHS spikers fall to BHS; JV squad wins

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School varsity volleyball team fell to Bridgeport in straight sets Thursday at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium by the scores of 7-25, 4-25 and 3-25. The Lady Tigers are now 9-12 and will conclude their home schedule on Tuesday with a triangular match with ...

HITTING THE COURSE

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ELKINS — Some of the top runners and teams in the Class AA ranks will take part in the Big 10 Conference Championships set for today at Davis & Elkins College. The boys race was set to begin at 10 a.m., followed by the girls at 11 a.m. Four teams among the top 10 in the ...

Hoops clinic slated

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School boys basketball program will be hosting an Offensive Skills Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 27. The time on Oct. 24 will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the time on Oct. 27 will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Families can choose to attend either ...

Wesleyan’s Tucker gets MEC honor

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BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan’s Makatlyn Tucker is the Mountain East Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Tucker, a freshman from Salem, helped the Bobcats to a pair of wins with seven points in two matches. She had a goal and assist in a win over West Liberty ...

Sweep for UC golfers

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DANIELS — Led by medalist Eoin Cunniffe, the University of Charleston took home its second straight Mountain East Conference men’s golf tournament championship Wednesday at Glade Spring’s Cobb Course. UC shot 298 on the final day to hold off all challengers and win the title. In ...

Second-half rally falls just short for EMS at Mannington

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RACHEL — A furious second-half rally fell just short for Elkins Middle School in a 30-22 loss to Mannington on Wednesday night. The Hornets trailed 30-6 at halftime before scoring late in the third quarter to cut the lead to 30-14 after the two-point conversion and again with three ...

Title hopes could be dashed at Talladega

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Local race action is over and all that remains is our annual awards banquet, which will be held in early December. I’ll bring you details as soon as tickets are ready for purchase. This is always a great evening of fun, food and fellowship as we recognize everyone’s ••• The ...

Playoff chase to start heating up

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With the high school football regular season heading into the home stretch, the race for the playoffs will heat up over the next four weeks. In Class A, Tucker County maintained the sixth position in the WVSSAC ratings released on Tuesday after getting past East Hardy last Friday. The ...

B-U booters use late goal to tie Lewis

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TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur pushed across a goal with just one-minute remaining in regulation to salvage a 1-1 draw with Lewis County Tuesday for senior night at Ted Crites Alumni Field at Tom Hasbrouck Stadium. “This was an exciting way to end to our home schedule,” Buccaneer coach ...

Colts race past Tigers, 5-2

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour peppered Elkins with 22 shots on goal to nab a 5-2 win over the Tigers Tuesday in a Big 10 Conference and sectional rivalry contest on George Byrer Field at BC Bank Park. On senior night, the Colts dominated time of possession substantially over the first 40:00 to ...