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DNR releases summary of questionnaire

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Last week, I got a summary of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources questionnaire that was handed out to all of the sportsmen and women who attended one of the regulations meetings held this past March. A total of 379 attended the 12 meetings that were held throughout the state. ...

Black Bears preparing to open season

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Granville — With Opening Day at the Monongalia County Ballpark only three weeks away, the West Virginia Black Bears have announced “What’s New at the Ballpark” — a sneak peak at some of the exciting new attractions fans will experience at the ballpark when the Black Bears open their ...

WVU will meet Texas Tech in semis

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gabe Holt’s two-run homer in the seventh inning helped Texas Tech defeat Kansas 7-5 1in a Big 12 Tournament elimination game on Friday. The top-seeded Red Raiders (38-16) will need to beat No. 4 seed West Virginia twice today to reach the championship game on Sunday. ...

Post 29 practice and tryouts to begin today

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ELKINS — Elkins American Legion Post 29 baseball will hold its first practice and tryouts at noon today at the Elkins High School/Post 29 Field. Sunday’s practice/tryouts will be at Robin Harvey Memorial Field in Elkins, starting at 1 p.m. Players from Elkins, Tygarts Valley, Philip ...

State runners-up

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VIENNA — Petersburg’s run in the Class AA state tournament ended with a 5-1 setback to Herbert Hoover in Thursday’s state title game. The Lady Vikings, who advanced to the championship with a 5-2 victory over Independence earlier in the day, would have needed to defeat Herbert Hoover ...

PB’s Gonzales headed to Glenville to play football

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour’s Damien Gonzales recently signed to continue his football career at Mountain East Conference member Glenville State. The PB student-athlete has earned a total of eight varsity letters, with four on the gridiron and four in track and field. “Glenville ...

WVU moves into semis of Big 12 tourney

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alek Manoah’s dominance helped fourth-seeded West Virginia beat top-seeded Texas Tech 5-1 in the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night. Manoah, the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, gave up one run on four hits and struck out 10 in eight innings. He won a duel with Tech’s ...

Bucs crack four HRs to best Rockies

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — After scoring just three runs in the first two games of their series with the Colorado Rockies, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ offense broke out in a big way on Thursday, setting new season highs for runs scored and margin of victory in a 14-6 win. The offensive explosion was ...

Penguins re-sign D Ruhwedel to deal

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are holding on to defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. The Penguins re-signed Ruhwedel to a two-year deal on Thursday that carries an average value of $700,000 a season. The 29-year-old Ruhwedel played in 18 games for the Penguins in 2018-19, scoring one ...

Youngsters take to the track

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ELKINS — More than 100 young athletes from local grade schools took part in the Mayor’s Johnny Keller Intra-City track meet held Tuesday at the Elkins High School track. After Elkins Mayor Van Broughton gave a motivational speech to all the youngsters in attendance, the ...

Vikes split at states

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VIENNA — Petersburg split its two games in the first day of the Class AA state tournament on Wednesday. The Lady Vikings used a strong effort on the mound from Carly Cooper to take a 1-0 win over Nitro in their first game before falling to two-time state champion Herbert Hoover, ...

WVU bests Kansas in tourney opener

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OKLAHOMA CITY — An early offensive barrage propelled the No. 17-ranked and fourth-seeded West Virginia University baseball team to a 12-8 victory over Kansas in the opening game of the Big 12 Championship on Thursday morning at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. The Mountaineers ...

Pirates fall to Rockies

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Josh Bell reached the Allegheny River on the fly for the second time in two weeks, the only notable blemish for the Colorado Rockies in a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. After Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to put Colorado ahead 3-0 in the first inning, Bell sent ...

Smith-Schuster ready to lead after Brown’s departure

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — JuJu Smith-Schuster chose his words carefully. Smith-Schuster was trying to find some middle ground between being appreciative for Antonio Brown’s influence while also acknowledging things should be considerably calmer for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019. The prolific ...

PB’s Carpenter signs with UC

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour senior McKenzie Carpenter recently signed her letter-of-intent with Mountain East Conference member the University of Charleston. Carpenter plans to major in exercise science in the classroom, while putting in more swings for the Lady Golden Eagles in athletics ...

WVU’s Manoah, Mazey honored

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — West Virginia just claimed some big-time awards, with Randy Mazey named Big 12 Coach of the Year and Alek Manoah named the league’s Pitcher of the Year. Now, the Mountaineers are looking for a team honor. Fourth-seeded West Virginia (34-18) opens play in the Big 12 ...

Post 29 schedules first practice, tryouts

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ELKINS — Elkins American Legion Post 29 baseball will hold its first practice and tryouts at noon Saturday at the Elkins High School/Post 29 Field. Sunday’s practice/tryouts will be at Robin Harvey Memorial Field in Elkins, starting at 1 p.m. Players from Elkins, Tygarts Valley, Philip ...

Marquez pitches Rockies by Bucs

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — German Marquez struck out seven over eight dominant innings, Trevor Story hit his 11th home run and the Colorado Rockies cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Tuesday night. Marquez (5-2) gave up three hits, walked one and didn’t allow a runner to third base as the ...

Big Ben set to move on from criticism

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening. Antonio Brown. Le’Veon Bell. A handful of other former teammates long since gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. The talking heads on TV. They all came for him in some form or ...

Postseason awards

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INDIANAPOLIS — Davis & Elkins College’s Emeric Arnaud was recently named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year for outdoor track and field. Arnaud, who earned dual track and freshman of the meet honors at the conference’s outdoor track and field championships ...