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DTC, Fordland stay alive

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ELKINS — Davis Trust Company and Elkins Fordland stayed alive with wins Thursday evening in Elkins Elks Babe Ruth Fuzz Jones City Tournament action at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. In the first contest, Davis Trust Company used a 10-run first inning en route to an 18-9 win over Allegheny ...

Russell clinches fifth overall win of season at Snowshoe

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SNOWSHOE — The 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, continued this past Sunday atop Snowshoe Mountain Resort for the eighth round of the season. After a hard-fought battle throughout the duration of the race, ...

Pirates pound Astros again, 10-0

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HOUSTON (AP) — Rap music spilled out of the doors of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse and muffled but joyful chants could be heard above the tunes. The Pirates took a minute to celebrate on Thursday after a second straight rout handed the Houston Astros their first home series loss of the ...

TV eliminated from tourney

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SUTTON — The Tygart Valley 11-12-year-old All-Stars were eliminated from District 8 play Thursday night at Holly Gray Park after dropping a 6-3 verdict to Braxton County. Tygart Valley had defeated Braxton in its first game of the tournament on Sunday, 5-1, before falling to Summersville, ...

Season tickets for WVU hoops to go on sale

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MORGANTOWN —New season tickets for West Virginia’s 2019-20 men’s basketball campaign will go on sale today at the Mountaineer Ticket Office. New men's basketball season ticket holders who purchase by the July 26 priority deadline will have the opportunity to select their seat locations ...

Tourney action continues

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ELKINS — Citizens Bank of West Virginia and McDonald’s earned victories Wednesday during the Elkins Elks Babe Ruth Fuzz Jones City Tournament being played at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. In the opening contest, Citizens Bank of West Virginia held off Davis Trust Company for a 4-3 ...

Post 2 blanks Elkins

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MORGANTOWN — Quintin Smith had two hits and knocked in four runs to help lead Morgantown Post 2 to an 8-0 win over Elkins Wednesday in American Legion action at Mylan Park. One of Smith’s hits was a three-run homer that highlighted a five-run fourth inning for Post 2 (14-1) and gave the ...

Cignetti set for first year with Dukes

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Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series of previews of West Virginia’s football opponents for the 2019 season. A name familiar to the Mountain State will be on the sidelines when James Madison travels to West Virginia in the season opener on Aug. 31. Curt Cignetti was hired ...

TV drops 5-4 tilt to Summersville

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SUTTON  — Tygart Valley dropped a 5-4 decision to Summersville Wednesday night in 11-12-year-old District 8 All-Star action at Holly Gray Park. Tygart Valley will now face Braxton County at 6 p.m. today in an elimination game. Braxton County eliminated Elkins, 17-5, in Wednesday’s ...

WVU’s opener set for 2 p.m. start

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MORGANTOWN — The Big 12 Conference has announced West Virginia's season-opening football game with James Madison on Aug. 31 will kick off at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast on AT&T SportsNet. Previously announced game times were the Sept. 7 contest against Missouri at Memorial Stadium in ...

Bell homers again as Pirates roll

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HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Bell hit his 21st homer, Corey Dickerson had four hits and three RBIs, and rookie Dario Agrazal threw six strong innings to earn his first major league win as the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Houston Astros 14-2 on Wednesday night. Bell connected off rookie Framber ...

Post 29 topples Braxton

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PHILIPPI  — Gage Bibey’s arm and bat helped lead Elkins Post 29 to a 17-1 victory over Braxton County Tuesday night in American Legion Area 5 action. Playing on his home field, the Philip Barbour High School rising junior went all five innings, allowing just one unearned run on ...

Davis Trust, Elkins Fordland capture city tourney victories

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ELKINS — Davis Trust Company and Elkins Fordland captured victories during the opening round of the Elkins Elks Babe Ruth Fuzz Jones City Tournament Tuesday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. In the first contest, Davis Trust posted a 9-2 victory over Broughton’s Sports behind two hits ...

Elkins stays alive in District 8 play

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SUTTON — The Elkins 11-12-year-old Little League All-Stars stayed alive in District 8 tourney play with a 15-0 victory over Belington Tuesday night at Holly Gray Park. Elkins will now face Braxton County at 6 p.m. today in another elimination game. Belington was eliminated from the ...

Mazey earns coach of the year award

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MORGANTOWN — After guiding the West Virginia University baseball team to one of its best seasons in program history, coach Randy Mazey has been named the East Regional Coach of the Year, the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced on Tuesday. The accolade is the second in ...

Trio pick up first wins of the year

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KERENS — Another good crowd and full field of cars are becoming the norm for Friday Night Thunder at Elkins Raceway. After debuting his throwback paint scheme of the Post owned Mark 5 last week, Steve Wilmoth set quick time last Friday in the Jenkins Ford Super Late Models at 14.770 ...

Gurriel, Cole help Astros best Pirates

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HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel and Alex Bregman homered to back up a solid start by Gerrit Cole in his first meeting against his former team, and the Houston Astros got a 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. After winning just one time on a seven-game road trip which ended ...

WEATHER WOES

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ELKINS — Thunderstorms that moved through the area late Monday afternoon forced the postponements of several area youth baseball games and tournaments. The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s Fuzz Jones City Tournament, which is being played at Robin Harvey Memorial Field, had play halted ...

Games set to begin today

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ELKINS — The 2019 Fuzz Jones City Tournament for the Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League will begin today at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Two games will take place today in the double-elimination tournament with Broughton’s Sports and Davis Trust Company getting things started with a 5:30 ...

Elkins Post 29 cruises by Marietta

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MARIETTA, Ohio — Will Knight pitched seven strong innings and Elkins pounded out a season-high 13 hits en route to a 12-3 win over Marietta (Ohio) Sunday in American Legion baseball action. Knight scattered five hits in the complete-game effort for Post 29 (8-9). He allowed just two ...