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Hinkle homers twice in win

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MOOREFIELD — Remi Hinkle smashed 2 home runs Thursday, as Moorefield blanked East Hardy 8-0 to claim the Class A Region II Section 2 Championship. “Anytime you play a team four times in one season, it can be difficult to get by them each time,” MHS assistant coach Julie Markwood said. ...

Bulldogs blast Philip Barbour in doubleheader action

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MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs closed out the regular season slate Thursday with a pair of wins against the Philip Barbour Colts. TVHS won the first game, 9-5, then topped the Colts, 10-7, in the second contest. “It was nice to get a couple wins to get us over .500,” TVHS ...

Pirates fall 3-1, are swept in four-game series by Nationals

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout the bumpy opening weeks of the Washington Nationals’ season, first-year manager Dave Martinez counseled patience and reiterated that victories would eventually materialize. They’ve come this week at the expense of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trea Turner and ...

WVU’s Allen to transfer

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia forward Teddy Allen has asked for his release and plans to transfer to another school. Coach Bob Huggins announced Allen’s intentions Thursday. Allen averaged seven points and 2.7 rebounds in 35 games coming off the bench as a freshman. Allen’s ...

Tigers trump rival Colts, 7-1

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PHILIPPI — The Elkins Tigers closed out the regular season on a high note Wednesday, defeating Big 10 rival Philip Barbour, 7-1, and securing a winning record. “It was nice to finish off the season with a win,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “Read (Schumacher) pitched extremely well, ...

Lady Tigers bow to Indians

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BRIDGEPORT — Haley Smith collected 3 hits Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to push Elkins past Bridgeport High School in the Class AA Region II Section 1 Tournament. The Lady Tigers fell, 3-2, for their first loss in the double elimination tournament. “The girls played really well ...

Wildcats romp to big win

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FRANKLIN — The Pendleton County Wildcats are riding a four game winning streak after defeating Shenandoah Valley Academy, Virginia, 20-4, Wednesday in non conference baseball action. “It was one of those games where we started out flat, but we were able to get going,” PCHS coach Sam ...

Completion of Elkins High baseball complex is celebrated

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ELKINS — After five years of hard work, a dedication ceremony was held for the Elkins High School baseball complex which will benefit players for years to come. The EHS Baseball Facility Improvement Project first began in 2013 when Lisa Severino, project coordinator and former team ...

PB Colts edged by Bearcats

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PHILIPPI — It took 28 total runs on the scoreboard to separate Big 10 Conference rivals Grafton and Philip Barbour High School Tuesday, with the Colts coming up with the short end of the stick after falling 16-12 to the Bearcats. It was Senior Night at the Colts’ Corral as Nathan ...

Elkins beats Notre Dame

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ELKINS — Hunter Mouse kept the Irish batters guessing Tuesday, as Elkins High School defeated Notre Dame, 10-4, in non-conference baseball action. “Hunter Mouse pitched a good game; keeping their batters off balance was key for him,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “We have won five ...

EHS Lady Tigers earn sectional win

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ELKINS — Hali Newlon crushed a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday, to push Elkins past Robert C. Byrd, 12-3, in the opening round of the Class AA Region II Section 1 tournament. “It was actually a great offense and defensive game for us,” EHS coach Sona Delawder ...

Pendleton Wildcats nip Yellow Jackets

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FRANKLIN — Tim Thorne smacked 2 homeruns Monday to help Pendleton County sting Moorefield, 6-5, in Potomac Valley Conference baseball action. “I was pleased with our performance,” PCHS coach Sam Yokum said. “We knew when we played at Moorefield that we had one bad inning and that hurt ...

EHS tennis teams travel to recent Big 10 Tournament

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BUCKHANNON — The Elkins High School girls and boys tennis teams recently participated in the Big 10 Tournament. Games took place Thursday and Friday at the Weston City Park in Lewis County and West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. Girls first seed Ally Dolly made it to the ...

TVHS splits with PCHS, Petersburg

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MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs took advantage of the warm Tuesday, splitting a pair of games with Pocahontas County and Petersburg. In the first contest, TVHS downed the Warriors, 20-3, then stumbled, 2-1, against the Vikings in the late game. “It was a really good game (against ...

Lady Bulldogs’ season finishes

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WEST UNION — The Lady Bulldogs’ season came to a close Tuesday with a 21-1 loss to Doddridge County in the Class A Region II Section 1 tournament. “Even though it was a tough season, we did have a lot of girls show improvement,” TVHS assistant coach Adam Roth said. “We were a very ...

Moorefield blows past East Hardy

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MOOREFIELD — Tori Humphries connected for 3 hits Tuesday, as Moorefield breezed past East Hardy, 8-2, in the Region II Section 2 tournament. “As expected, it was a well-played game by both teams,” MHS assistant coach Julie Markwood said. “Both teams ended with 10 hits, but the ...

Elkins Tigers win on Senior Night

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ELKINS — The Elkins Tigers celebrated Senior Night and the grand opening of their new facilities Monday, with a win over Big 10 Conference rival Liberty, 3-0. “We had a beautiful night for the grand opening of our upgraded facility,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “It was a nice ...

Bulldogs cruise to 25-5 win

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WEST UNION — Hunter Lanham collected 5 hits Monday, as Tygarts Valley cruised past Doddridge County, 25-5, in varsity baseball action. “It was nice to see us hit the ball well,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “We’ve been waiting to see this happen. Hopefully it continues.” ...

TVHS still looking for a victory

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CLARKSBURG – Abby Lanham collected the only hit for the Lady Bulldogs Monday, as TVHS fell to Notre Dame, 18-0, in the opening round of sectional play. “We played better in the field with limited errors,” TVHS assistant coach Adam Roth said. “Notre Dame has a solid pitcher who was ...

Tygarts Valley track squad finishes third in meet

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CHARLESTON — The Tygarts Valley High School boys track team brought home a third-place finish in the Friends of Coal Gazette Relays Friday afternoon. Junior Jaden Stafford took first place in the shotput with a throw of 43’ 3”, and also finished fifth in the discus with a toss of ...