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Post 29 tweaks its slate

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ELKINS — The weather and teams scrambling to complete their league schedules have adjusted the Elkins Post 29 slate. Friday’s Area 5 regular-season finale at Jane Lew was called off due to rain and will not be made up. “They couldn’t play (today) or Sunday and with the Area (5) ...

ABU football hosts a bone marrow drive

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DEVON, Pa.— The Alderson Broaddus University football team sponsored and hosted a Get in the Game, Save a Life (GTIG) bone marrow donor recruitment drive that added 150 members to the Be the Match Registry. “Our guys did a great job volunteering at the drive and generating support ...

Kayaking Poker Run set for Sunday

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By Bayli Rhodes Staff Writer PARSONS — The Tucker County Fair Board is preparing to hold their first Kayaking Poker Run Sunday. "We are one month away from the Tucker County Fair at Camp Kidd in Parsons," Tucker County Fair board member Daniele Wilfong stated. "This weekend will be the ...

Elkins set for state tourney

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ELKINS — The Elkins Little League 12-year-old All-Stars will begin state tournament action Saturday in Huntington. Elkins, the District 8 runner-up, received a first-round bye in Bracket 2 play and will face the winner of today’s contest between District 6 champion Jefferson and ...

WVU duo on Biletnikoff Watch List

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Tallahassee, Fla. — West Virginia University senior receivers Gary Jennings Jr. and David Sills V, a 2018 Biletnikoff Award finalist, has been named to the 2018 Biletnikoff Preseason Award Watch List, today, as announced by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc. The ...

D&E releases volleyball schedule

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ELKINS— The Davis & Elkins College Volleyball program and head coach Kylie Heyne have announced the schedule for the upcoming 2018 season. The Lady Senators will open up their season on the road with a pair of non-conference weekends. Opening weekend will feature a tri-match at Lock ...

B-UHS softball team to hold car wash

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TENNERTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur High School softball team will hold a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Buckhannon Wendy’s parking lot. The team is trying to raise funds to construct their own playing field. They will also hold a car wash fundraiser on Aug. 18

NEXT-LEVEL OPPORTUNITY

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ELKINS — The opportunity to play a sport you love at the college level is something most athletes dream of achieving. In Shayne Liller’s case, being a member of the Elkins Post 29 American Legion baseball this summer opened the door to continue playing at the next level. Liller, who ...

Currence was a multi-sport star for TVHS

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Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series of articles about the six individuals and two teams that will be inducted into the Randolph County Athletic Hall of Fame on Aug. 4 at the Gandy Theatre in Elkins. Keith Currence, a multi-sport athlete, was a four-year letterman for the ...

Lady Senator soccer schedule announced

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s soccer program and first-year head coach Doris Sullivan have announced the schedule for the upcoming 2018 season. The Senators will open up their season on the road with a pair of non-conference contests on the opening weekend. D&E ...

Big weekend slated at Elkins Raceway

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After a morning of rain and threatening skies in the afternoon and evening, it turned out to be a great night for racing at Elkins Raceway last Friday. There were several new cars in the pits to get a jump on the competition for this week’s doubleheader action. Speaking of which, ...

Spirited victory for Post 29

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ELKINS — A spirited and gritty effort, highlighted by a walk-off RBI single by Matthew Gainer in the bottom of the seventh inning, sparked Elkins Post 29 to a 6-5 comeback win over Fairmont Pos 17 Tuesday night at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Post 29, which halted a three-game losing streak ...

WVU fine with high expectations

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Texas has gone from compliant to committed under coach Tom Herman, and is winning again. When Herman appeared at Big 12 media days for the first time last summer, the Longhorns were coming off three consecutive losing seasons and he had yet to coach a game in ...

Area players participate in all-star game

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MASON, Ohio — Alderson Broaddus University outfielder Todd Sekowski and Davis & Elkins College first baseman Maxx Mahon played in the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League All-Star game held Tuesday at Prasco Park. Sekowski played for the South team and is a member of Galion Graders. ...

John Ballantyne Memorial Junior Golf Program teaches 45 kids

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ELKINS —The John Ballantyne Memorial Junior Golf Program had a very exciting summer, officials said. Officials were privileged to be able to teach the game of golf to 45 children. Each child received: • A new golf club to take home and to practice with. • A collared shirt with ...

Three Mountaineers named to watch lists

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football redshirt senior and Heisman Trophy Award candidate quarterback Will Grier and 2017 Biletnikoff Award finalist and All-American senior wide receiver David Sills V were named to the watch list for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award, and redshirt junior ...

Bowlsby bullish on the Big 12

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby never bought into the negative perceptions some have about the Big 12, and these days the commissioner has plenty of reasons to feel bullish about his league. Even more money is coming into the Big 12, the smallest of the Power Five conferences with only 10 ...

WVU women’s hoops nonconference slate for 2018-9 unveiled

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MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University women’s basketball team will play six games inside the WVU Coliseum, a pair in The Bahamas and one each in Pittsburgh and Charleston, as part of the team’s 2018-19 nonconference schedule, as announced by Director of Athletics Shane Lyons. Fans ...