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More acreage available for public hunting this year

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This fall hunters in the greater Parkersburg area are in for some very good news. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has plans to open five new wildlife management areas, expand four existing WMA’s and add a 200-hundred acre tract of land to the North Bend State Park. The ...

Colts’ season ends with loss to Grafton in sectional action

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PHILIPPI — The 2019 campaign came to a close for Philip Barbour on Friday after it suffered a disappointing 5-2 loss to Big 10 Conference and double-AA sectional rival Grafton in a Region I, Section 1 elimination contest. The Colts improved quite nicely over last year’s record of 6-16 ...

Tucker girls, boys place second

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WESTON — Both the Tucker County boys and girls track teams placed second at the Class A, Region II meet held Thursday at Lewis County High School. The top three finishers in the running events, relays, shot put, discus and long jump qualified for the state meet, while the top four in ...

Titans eliminate Bulldogs, 6-4

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GLENVILLE — Gilmer County plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to claim a 6-4 win over Tygarts Valley Friday in Class A, Region II, Section 1 play. The loss eliminated the Bulldogs from postseason play. They finished with an 18-15 mark. Zach Currence went 2 for 3 ...

Events at EHS will benefit Pritt family

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ELKINS — The Elkins community has come together to support a local student fighting a tough battle. Alex Pritt, a senior at Elkins High School, was recently diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma and has a strong support team rallying with him. Amrit Rayfield, EHS assistant principal and head ...

Tigers continue sectional trek

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ELKINS — The old saying goes “if you back a dog in a corner, it’s gonna bite.” And it appears the same expression holds true for the Elkins High School baseball team. After losing the sectional opener and falling into the loser’s bracket of the Class AA, Region II, Section 1 ...

Bulldogs get by Hawks in a slugfest

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MILL CREEK — Tygarts Valley pounded out 18 hits and used a late scoring barrage to outslug South Harrison, 17-13, Thursday in Class A, Region II, Section 1 tourney play at Bulldog Field. The Bulldogs (18-14) will now take a return trip to Gilmer County at 5 p.m. today in another ...

B-U track teams place third in regional meet

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TENNERTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur girls and boys both placed third in the Class AAA, Region 1 meet held Wednesday at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium. The Lady Bucs, who finished with 78 points, had three regional champions crowned during the day. Freshman Catherine ...

AB, D&E baseball players honored

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MASON, Ohio — Alderson Broaddus senior baseball players Tyler Amedure and Todd Sekowski have been named to the All-Great Midwest Athletic Conference first team. The Battlers were eliminated from the G-MAC tourney on Thursday, dropping an 11-0 decision to Lake Erie. They had opened the ...

WVU set to finish Big 12 schedule

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — The No. 20 West Virginia University baseball team plays its final Big 12 Conference series of the season this weekend at Kansas State, today through Sunday in Manhattan, Kansas. The series commences at 7 p.m. today and continues at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The finale at ...

Former Mountaineer Long inks with Titans

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with outside linebacker D’Andre Walker and linebacker David Long, the first of their six draft picks to get contracts. The Titans also announced Thursday they have agreed to terms with 12 undrafted free agents a day before ...

Bounce-back victory

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MILL CREEK — Tygarts Valley kept its season alive with a 12-2 victory over Doddridge County Wednesday in Class A, Region II, Section 1 tournament action at Bulldog Field. Tygarts Valley, which improved to 17-14 with the win, will look to stave off elimination again today in the ...

Tigers blank Liberty to remain alive

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ELKINS — Jeremy Cogar allowed just three hits over five innings and Matthew Gainer drove in three runs as Elkins stayed alive in the Class AA, Region II, Section 1 tourney with a 10-0 win over Liberty Wednesday at EHS/Post 29 Field. The Tigers (19-10) will host Robert C. Byrd at 6 p.m. ...

Colts best Keyser as Wilson delivers walk-off RBI single

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PHILIPPI — Second-seeded Philip Barbour rallied past No. 4 Keyser, 9-8, on Wednesday to avoid elimination in the Class AA, Region I, Section 1 tournament In a contest that featured three lead changes, the Colts’ Alex Wilson drove in the winning run with a walk-off single that scored ...

Hawks topple Bucs

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MORGANTOWN — Buckhannon-Upshur’s season came to a heart-breaking end on Wednesday night as University rallied for a 5-4 victory in eight innings in Class AAA, Region I, Section 2 play at Mylan Park. With the game tied at 4-4 in the home-half of the eighth, the Hawks’ Jake Spearen ...

Proposal for 4 classes in hoops moves ahead

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CHARLESTON — The State Board of Education on Wednesday voted to allow public comment on a proposal to make four classes in high school basketball. The BOE voted 7-1 in favor to make the WVSSAC proposal available for public comment for a span of 30 days. The comment period will begin ...

Pirates fall to Texas

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hunter Pence connected for a pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth inning and Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth as the Texas Rangers rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-6 on Wednesday. The Rangers trailed 6-2 before three walks by reliever Michael ...

Tigers fall to Cougars

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ELKINS — Hunter Moore limited Elkins to just six hits and Lincoln rallied for a 5-3 victory Tuesday in opening round action of the Class AA, Region II, Section 1 tournament at EHS/Post 29 Field. The loss puts the Tigers (18-10) in the loser’s bracket of the tournament where they will ...

Area tennis players earn state berths

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CHARLESTON — After a dramatic victory in regional play, Elkins High School’s No. 1 doubles team of Noah Carr and Danny Corley will compete in the state tennis tourney scheduled to begin Thursday at Coonskin Park. Carr and Corley were the fourth seed in the Class AA-A Region II ...

Berkeley Springs knocks off Colts

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PHILIPPI — No. 2 seeded Philip Barbour suffered a 5-3 loss to No. 3 Berkeley Springs Tuesday in Class AA, Region I, Section 1 tourney play. The Colts (16-9) will still remain home today for an elimination game against fourth-seed Keyser with a first pitch time slated for 5:30 ...