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Taylor stings Hornets

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GRAFTON — Austin Harris and Jacob Bender both reached double figures in scoring for Elkins Middle School Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to push the Hornets past Taylor County. EMS lost the varsity contest, 50-36. “The guys played hard,” EMS coach Doug Boggs said. “It was a ...

Elkins’ Triplett signs with Princeton

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ELKINS — A record-breaking Elkins High School punter will not be changing his stripes as he advances into his college football career. EHS standout George Triplett signed with the Princeton University Tigers, a Division I Ivy League institution, Wednesday with his biggest supporters by ...

Gandy Dancer squad wins first place

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ELKINS — The YMCA second- and third-grade Gandy Dancer basketball team finished their season in first place by winning the championship game in the end-of-season tournament recently at the YMCA. The team was able to complete an undefeated season by going 8-0 in the regular season and ...

EHS Tigers down Buccaneers, 54-49

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TENNERTON — Donovan Wiles reeled off 22 points Wednesday, as Elkins downed Big 10 Conference rival Buckhannon-Upshur, 54-49, in boys varsity basketball action. “The boys played hard,” EHS coach Brandon Simmons said. “It was a physical game on both ends and the refs were letting us go ...

Pocahontas wins on road

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RICHWOOD — Laila Calhoun fell just shy of a triple double Tuesday, as Class A No. 10 ranked Pocahontas County ran past Richwood, 57-27, in girls varsity basketball action. Calhoun finished the contest with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 9 steals. Kira Bircher also had a big game, notching 13 ...

Dirt tracks in full swing in the south

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The dirt tracks in Georgia and Florida are in full swing for the next two weeks. Speedweeks 2018 gets started at Golden Isle Speedway with the Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing. This was two nights of Lucas Oil Super Late Model Racing. West Virginia’s own Josh Richards showed why he was last ...

Carter nominated for national awards

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SPRINGFIELD, MASS. — West Virginia University senior guard Jevon Carter was announced as one of the 10 candidates by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard ...

Lady Bucs win in Shootout tourney

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INSTITUTE — The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buccaneers extended their win streak to 16 games, and improved their Class AAA No. 1 record to 20-1 Tuesday after taking out the Winfield Generals, 60-42, in the Little General Shootout hosted at West Virginia State University. Senior point guard Hanna ...

Tucker earns 17th victory

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HAMBLETON — Tucker County jumped all over Moorefield Tuesday for a 77-20 win to improve to 17-1 while ranked at second in Class A. “We played a lot of kids, and held them to 8 points in the second half,” TCHS coach Dave Helmick said. “We played good defense.” It was senior night ...

Bulldogs fall at home to Fighting Irish, 86-62

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MILL CREEK — Three Notre Dame players reached double figures in scoring Tuesday, as the Fighting Irish outgunned Tygarts Valley, 86-62, in boys varsity basketball action. “We played well, we just didn’t have enough horses,” TVHS coach Tom Wamsley said. “We kept them to within about ...

Battlers top Urbana, 79-68

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PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus men’s basketball team picked up their 15th win of the season as they topped Urbana 79-68 on Monday night at Rex Pyles Arena. A balanced attack led the Battlers (15-8) in Monday’s win as they improved to 15-8 on the season. Mike Davis led the Battlers ...

Lady Bulldogs earn road win

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LOST CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Lady Bulldogs notched a good road win Tuesday evening by defeating South Harrison, 61-54. “We did a much better job offensively tonight,” TVHS coach Nancy Lewis said. “We had three players in double figures. It was a good win for us.” Abby Harris ...

Lady Colts grab victory in overtime

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour senior Kasey Neville paced the Lady Colts with a double-double Tuesday, helping the home team pick up a 58-56 overtime win over Lewis County in Big 10 Conference action. Neville, a Class AA champion in track and field for the Colts, racked up 16 points and 10 ...

Harman bows to Tucker County

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HAMBLETON — Kaylee Dudley notched her fourth double-double of the season Tuesday; however, it wasn’t enough to push the Lady Panthers past the Tucker County junior varsity squad. The Lady Mountain Lions upended Harman, 53-42, in the non conference matchup. “Our girls played a great ...

TVMS bounces back against Pendleton

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FRANKLIN — Riley Tackett and Garrett Gibson led the charge Tuesday to help Tygarts Valley Middle School defeat Pendleton County, 40-25, and bounce back from the team’s first loss of the season suffered at the hands of Philippi last week. “We didn’t play well in the first half,” TVMS ...

D&E Senators fall to Glenville State

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GLENVILLE — The Davis & Elkins College men’s basketball team fell on the road Monday night at Glenville State 78-75 in non-conference action. The Senators took a 37-32 lead into the break and expanded on the lead early in the second half to as much as 13. However, Davis & Elkins ...

WVU survives to beat Sooners

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Lamont West scored 17 points, and No. 19 West Virginia survived a 32-point night from Oklahoma’s Trae Young to escape with a 75-73 win over the 17th-ranked Sooners on Monday night. Esa Ahmad and Sagaba Konate each scored 14 and Jevon Carter added 10 points, eight ...

Tygarts Valley boys pick up win

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MILL CREEK — Brett Smith fired up 21 points Saturday to help Tygarts Valley High School defeat Valley Wetzel, 63-48, in boys varsity basketball action as part of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament. “We came out flat in the first half,” TVHS coach Tom Wamsley said. ...

Texas women defeat Lady Mountaineers

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Once Jatarie White hit the floor, it was smooth sailing for Texas. White had 18 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season to lead No. 6 Texas over West Virginia 73-55 on Monday night. The Longhorns (19-4, 10-2 Big 12) opened up the game on a 7-0 ...

Pocahontas bows to Midland Trail

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DUNMORE — A late fourth-quarter rally paved the way for Midland Trail to take a 59-55 overtime victory from Class A No. 10 ranked Pocahontas County during a game Saturday afternoon. The Lady Warriors took a 13-8 lead after the first period and ushered a 22-17 advantage into the locker room ...