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Bengals set to play Fairmont Saturday at PBHS in semis

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ELKINS — After cruising past South Harrison, 53-0, in the first round of the Mountain Youth Football Midget playoffs, the Elkins Bengals will host West Fairmont Saturday night in semifinal play. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be played at George Byrer Field at BC Bank ...

D&E’s Hill and Freed receive G-MAC honors

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Davis & Elkins’ Lauren Hill has been selected to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference second team. Hill, a senior goalkeeper, logged all 1,548 minutes in goal this season, starting all 16 games for the Lady Senators. Hill had two shutouts and helped D&E ...

AB football players earn league honors

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INDIANAPOLIS — Alderson Broaddus quarterback Joe Czelusniak and wide receiver-kick returner Dante Waugh are the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week. Czelusniak completed 26 of 34 passes for 353 yards and tied a school record with five touchdown ...

Sectional Thriller

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PHILIPPI — It took five sets to reach a verdict in a closely-contested Class AA, Region I, Section 1 title game on Wednesday night with Philip Barbour outlasting Frankfort to take the crown. The victory also earned the three-time state champion Lady Colts the second seed in Saturday’s ...

NBA affiliate team has state flavor

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Hustle roster will have plenty of West Virginia connections this season. The Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, finalized their squad on Wednesday, with former West Virginia University standout Jevon Carter, a second-round draft pick ...

WVU picked to beat Texas

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NEW YORK (AP) —This will probably be the best Saturday of the college football season. With four games matching top-15 teams, including No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 LSU, the stakes are high, the story lines intriguing and the playoff ramifications plentiful. Both Southeastern Conference ...

Logano angers Truex Jr. in victory

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series both raced this past weekend at the tight paperclip shaped half-mile Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. The Xfinity series teams had a weekend off in their playoff races. They will be back in action ...

POSTSEASON DREAMS

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On Saturday night, the playoff field in each of the state’s three classes should be set in stone. But the postseason fate of several area teams will be on the line this Friday night, especially in the single-A ranks for Tucker County and Tygarts Valley. For the 6-3 Mountain Lions, a ...

Grier up for honor

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MORGANTOWN —West Virginia University redshirt senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Will Grier was named as a semifinalist for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award, honoring the nation's Collegiate Player of the Year, as announced Monday by Maxwell Football Club President Mark Dianno. ...

Lady ’Cats dominate MEC women’s soccer honors

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BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan’s Natalie Prater, Makatlyn Tucker and Richard Owens, along with Charleston’s Marlee Coleman, have earned top honors from the Mountain East Conference as the league announced its annual women's soccer awards and all-conference teams on ...

D&E swim teams cruise in opener

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College swim teams team opened the season by defeating Notre Dame College last Friday at Myles Pool. The Senator men picked up 11 of 14 event wins on the night, including three from Pedro Gaspar, to take a 164-97 victory. Gaspar was also part of the ...

On to the Title Game

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour took the first step down a playoff path they are very familiar with by blanking Berkeley Springs in three straight sets during a double-A Region I, Section 1 semi-final Monday. The Colts are now slated to host familiar foe Frankfort in the sectional title game ...

Steelers’ James Conner shines in Le’Veon Bell’s absence

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t surprised by the success of second-year running back James Conner. Conner continues to shine in the spotlight while two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell remains away from the team. Conner enjoyed a history-making day, accounting for ...

Collisions with deer can be costly

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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now urging all motorists to use extra caution while driving during the months of October, November and December. This year the state appears to have a higher than average abundance of white-tails, especially in the mountainous counties ...

Red Sox capture World Series title

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Sale’s final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California — and even outside Fenway Park back home. The quest is complete. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that ...

EHS competes at states

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ONA — The Elkins High School girls ran to an 11th-place finish and the boys finished 14th at the Class AA-A state meet held Saturday under damp conditions at Cabell Midland High School. Lexie Morici would lead the Lady Tigers as she finished 38th in a time of 21:50. Morici was followed ...

Bragging rights will be on the line for Tigers, Bucs

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Only bragging rights could be on the line on Friday night when Elkins and Buckhannon-Upshur renew their ancient rivalry at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium. Despite a 21-3 win at Preston, the Bucs’ triple-A postseason chances took a hit as the result of Friday’s results among ...

D&E women, AB men fall in tourney play

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Davis & Elkins College women’s soccer teams season came to a close Saturday night in a 2-0 setback to Trevecca Nazarene University in the quarterfinals of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament. The Lady Senators, who came into the contest as the No. 7 ...

Tigers roll past ’Cats

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ELKINS — After being honored before the game, a pair of Elkins seniors made their final game at Wimer Stadium a memorable on Friday night. Thomas Talkington and Daniel Romans combined for 255 yards rushing and three scores as the Tigers rolled to a 27-7 win over Class AA, No. 16 ...

Warriors hand TV a 7-0 loss

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DUNMORE —Pocahontas County capitalized on a Tygarts Valley misque in the second quarter to score the game’s lone touchdown in a 7-0 win over the Bulldogs on Friday night. In a game dominated by both defenses, a mishandled snap out of punt formation allowed the Warriors to score the ...