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Lady Tigers fall to Bridgeport in sectional action

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BRIDGEPORT — Emily Riggs had two hits, including a grand slam home run, to help power Bridgeport to a 14-8 win over Elkins Wednesday in sectional tournament action. The No. 3 seed Lady Tigers will now look to stay alive in the double elimination tournament when they entertain Robert C. Byrd ...

Will Grier says his role is to support Newton

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Will Grier launched his tee shot down the first fairway at Quail Hollow Club on Wednesday, one overzealous fan shouted “Move over Cam!” Grier appreciates the support, but he knows that’s not happening anytime soon. Cam Newton is in no danger over losing ...

Tigers baseball squad tops B-UHS

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TENNERTON — Nathan Cooper had two hits and drove in two runs to help lead Elkins to a 6-4 win over Buckhannon-Upshur on Tuesday. Read Schumacher earned the win for the Tigers (17-9) in five innings of relief work. Schumacher scattered four hits, struck out seven and walked two. Remington ...

Colts blank Mountain Lions 11-0

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour used an early balance of 5 runs scored in both the first and second innings on Tuesday en route to an 11-0 mercy-rule verdict over Tucker County. The Colts tacked on an insurance run in the home side of the fourth to seal the deal. Philip Barbour sophomore ...

Elkins High School’s Gainer signs to play at WVU Tech

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ELKINS — Elkins High School baseball standout Matthew Gainer signed a letter-of-intent to play baseball at West Virginia University Institute of Technology this week. The senior left-handed pitcher has been dominant for the Tigers the past two seasons and because of this, had offers from ...

Pendleton wins pair over Paw Paw

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PAW PAW —The Pendleton County Wildcats took both games of a doubleheader over Paw Paw on Tuesday. In the first game Josh Alt was the winning pitcher, throwing two innings with three strike outs, one hit and one run allowed. Kole Puffenberger went two for three at the plate with a ...

Bulldogs fall in home closer

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MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs baseball squad fell to Petersburg 8-4 in their last regular season home game Tuesday. Peyton Sindledecker hit a triple for the Vikings, while Dawson Tingler and Blake Loy drove in 2 RBIs each. Tyce Wisnewski was the winning pitcher for Petersburg, ...

Brown hoping to make impact on WVU line

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MORGANTOWN — Michael Brown’s introduction to major college football came with a cruel twist. Having never played high school football and possessing just a limited knowledge of the sport, he thought he had died and gone to heaven when he followed older brother, Joe, to Eastern Arizona ...

SECTIONAL WIN

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PHILIPPI — Berkeley Springs put the pressure on Philip Barbour with an early 3-0 lead to start a first-round Class AA Region I Section 1 elimination game on Monday. The Lady Colts erupted in the fourth inning to take a lasting 6-3 advantage before tacking on 5 insurance runs in the home ...

Colts top North Marion

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PHILIPPI — North Marion dented the Colts’ scoreboard with 5 runs in the top side of the third inning on Monday to take a 5-1 lead over Philip Barbour in Big 10 Conference play. The Colts belted back with three runs in the bottom of the third, and used a pair of scores in the fourth to ...

Elkins High School Tigers earn win over Preston on Senior Night

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School baseball team closed out the home portion of its schedule on Monday with a 10-0 victory over Preston at EHS/Post 29 Field. The Tigers, who improved to 16-9 with the win, had 10 seniors play their final home game at the field. “Those are some good ...

Bulldogs sweep doubleheader over East Hardy

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MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs baseball squad won both ends of a doubleheader against East Hardy Monday evening. TVHS earned a 4-0 victory in the first game. Riley Tackett pitched an entire game shutout for the Bulldogs, scattering 6 hits and a pair of walks while racking up 6 ...

WVU’s Simms enters NCAA transfer portal

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms is looking to transfer. The school confirmed Monday that Simms has put his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal. Rather than play for new head coach Neal Brown after Dana Holgorsen left for Houston, Simms wrote Sunday on ...

West Virginia 2019-20 nonleague hoops slate has seven home dates

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia will play seven men’s nonconference basketball games at home next season. WVU announced the nonconference portion of its schedule Monday. The Mountaineers open the 2019-20 season at home against Akron on Nov. 8. After playing at Pittsburgh Nov. 15, WVU will ...

Lady Senators drop twin bill

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College softball team dropped a doubleheader at the hands of Kentucky Wesleyan Saturday afternoon in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action at Joni Smith Softball Field. The Lady Senators, who took a seven-game winning streak into the doubleheader, ...

Senators garner split with Findlay

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College baseball team split a pair of games with the University of Findlay Saturday afternoon in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action at Harpertown Field. The Senators, who are now 6-36 overall and 6-20 in G-MAC play, won the opener, 3-1, but was ...

B-UHS and Elkins girls place high

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CHARLESTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur and Elkins High School girls turned in strong performances at the Gazette Relays held Friday and Saturday at Laidley Field. The Lady Bucs placed third among the 11 teams in the Class AAA field with 74 points, while the Lady Tigers were fourth in the ...

Bulldogs capture tilts at Webster

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UPPER GLADE — The Tygarts Valley baseball team captured wins over Westside and host Webster County on Saturday. The Bulldogs received strong pitching in both games, blanking Westside, 5-0, in their first game and breezing past the Highlanders, 19-2, in the second contest. Ethan Kirk ...

Lady Senators get past OVU

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins overcame a slow start to rally past Ohio Valley University, 14-12, Saturday in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action at Nuttall Field. The Lady Senators, who ended the regular season with an 11-6 overall mark and 3-4 league log, saw the visitors storm out to ...