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Catching up with Super Late Model news

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I thought I would take this off week to catch up on some Super Late Model news. Two of the biggest events the entire year took place over the last month. The World of Outlaws Super Late Models, Big Block Northern Modifieds and the Winged Outlaw Sprint cars all decided their year-end point ...

Senators set to host ABU tonight

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ELKINS — Alderson Broaddus University and Davis & Elkins look to shake off slow starts when the old rivals square off at 5:30 p.m. today at the McDonnell Center for a G-MAC encounter. The Senators (1-5, 0-1 G-MAC) enter the contest with a 1-5 overall record and 0-1 slate in G-MAC ...

Petersburg boys get past Hampshire to open season

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PETERSBURG — Class AA Petersburg notched a 56-54 verdict over visiting triple-A Hampshire Tuesday night in its season opener. The Vikings were without two senior starters, and veteran Petersburg coach Todd Heare said other players stepped up to help the Vikings’ squad ...

WVWC women tripped

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BUCKHANNON —UVa.-Wise withstood a strong fourth quarter from West Virginia Wesleyan and held on for a 59-58 MEC win on Wednesday night. The Cavs (4-4, 3-2) held a 50-33 lead after three quarters, but the Lady Bobcats (2-3, 2-5) battled back in the final 10 minutes. A trey from Wesleyan’s ...

Lady Tigers win opener

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ELKINS — Elkins overcame a cold night from the floor by drilling 22 free throws in a 47-40 win over Petersburg Tuesday night at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Tigers, who were making their season debut, managed just 11 field goals on the evening. “It was a typical ...

B-U boys down Lewis in debut

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TENNERTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur boys basketball team opened the season with a 62-56 win over Big 10 Conference rival Lewis County on Tuesday night. Ryan Hurst scored 17 points and Tyler Sandreth added 14 to pace the Bucs, who trailed 20-13 after one quarter before taking a six-point ...

Elkins, B-UMS split tilts

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ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls varsity squad dropped a 50-26 decision to Buckhannon-Upshur Tuesday night at the EMS gymnasium. The Lady Little Bucs stormed out to a 29-20 halftime lead and outscored the Lady Hornets, 21-6, in the second half. “We knew Buckhannon was going ...

Shriver, Bocook power Battlers to win over Salem

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PHILIPPI — Freshman David Shriver fired in 23 points and Malik Bocook grabbed 20 rebounds as Alderson Broaddus claimed an 88-63 win over Salem University Tuesday night in non-conference action at Rex Pyles Arena. Shriver, a Philip Barbour High School product, was 7 of 14 from the 3-point ...

Lady Bucs trip Preston, 56-30

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TENNERTON — Class AAA, No. 8 Buckhannon-Upshur gave head coach Rob Kittle his first career win in a 56-30 victory over Preston Monday night in Big 10 Conference action. Nine different Lady Buc players reached the scoring column, led by Audrey Gaudet with 10 points. Alli Robinson and Leigh ...

Sloppy Mountaineers fall to Gators

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kevaughn Allen scored a game-high 19 points to lead Florida to a 66-56 win over West Virginia in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Even though Allen was the only Gator to finish in double-figure scoring as Florida won its third ...

Tucker’s Rapp on All-State first team

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WHEELING — Wheeling Central coach Mike Young is a believer that if each player does his job with the team in mind, that individual success is a natural byproduct. Perhaps no team in Young’s 48-year coaching career embodied that premise more than this one. Because of that attitude, he ...

Blown Opportunities

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The excuses aren’t hard to find if the Pittsburgh Steelers were in the mood to look for them. The false start that wasn’t called on a play that ended with a Los Angeles Chargers touchdown. The apparent block in the back that helped spring Chargers punt returner Desmond ...

Trey at the buzzer sinks Lady Bucs

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FAIRMONT  — Abby Beeman’s 3-pointer as time expired lifted Class AA, No. 4 Frankfort to a 51-49 win over Class AAA, No. 8 Buckhannon-Upshur Saturday in the Frank Hines Memorial Basketball Mixer on Saturday. The Lady Bucs (0-1) had taken a 49-48 lead on a free throw from Alli Robinson ...

Trey at the buzzer sinks Lady Bucs

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FAIRMONT  — Abby Beeman’s 3-pointer as time expired lifted Class AA, No. 4 Frankfort to a 51-49 win over Class AAA, No. 8 Buckhannon-Upshur Saturday in the Frank Hines Memorial Basketball Mixer on Saturday. The Lady Bucs (0-1) had taken a 49-48 lead on a free throw from Alli Robinson ...

WVU to face Syracuse in Orlando

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MORGANTOWN — For the second time in six years, West Virginia is facing Syracuse in a bowl game. The old Big East Conference foes will meet in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, Dec. 28 in the 2018 Camping World Bowl. They last met six years ago in the Pinstripe Bowl with the Orange taking a ...

WVU to face Syracuse in Orlando

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MORGANTOWN — For the second time in six years, West Virginia is facing Syracuse in a bowl game. The old Big East Conference foes will meet in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, Dec. 28 in the 2018 Camping World Bowl. They last met six years ago in the Pinstripe Bowl with the Orange taking a ...

Mountaineers rout Youngstown St.

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — James “Beetle” Bolden and Esa Ahmad each scored 15 points to lead West Virginia over Youngstown State 106-72 on Saturday. It took no time at all for the offense to get started for the Mountaineers (5-2), as Bolden scored 11 points in the first five minutes, leading WVU ...

Mountaineers rout Youngstown St.

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — James “Beetle” Bolden and Esa Ahmad each scored 15 points to lead West Virginia over Youngstown State 106-72 on Saturday. It took no time at all for the offense to get started for the Mountaineers (5-2), as Bolden scored 11 points in the first five minutes, leading WVU ...

Petersburg girls drop pair of games in tourney

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ROMNEY — Petersburg opened the season with a pair of losses in the Hampshire Tip-Off Tournament over the weekend. Host Hampshire handed the Vikings a 71-49 setback on Friday night, while Sherando (Va.) survived a late Petersburg flurry to pick up a closely contested 51-50 win on ...

Petersburg girls drop pair of games in tourney

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ROMNEY — Petersburg opened the season with a pair of losses in the Hampshire Tip-Off Tournament over the weekend. Host Hampshire handed the Vikings a 71-49 setback on Friday night, while Sherando (Va.) survived a late Petersburg flurry to pick up a closely contested 51-50 win on ...