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Summer Sweetness

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CRYSTAL SPRINGS — A new ice cream shop in Crystal Springs caters to members of the community who wish to indulge in an all-natural frozen treat. The Artizen Ice Cream and Italian Ice shop is located on 1951 Harrison Ave. “Everything is all natural,” said co-owner Michele Nelson. ...

Tigers fall to Liberty in opener

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ELKINS — A delay getting to Friday night’s game against Elkins didn’t seem to bother Liberty. The Mountaineers set the tone early by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown en route to a 40-8 victory over the Tigers at Wimer Field. The contest was delayed nearly 20 minutes ...

Colts drop decision to Grafton in Arch Coal Bowl

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GRAFTON — Philip Barbour suffered a 34-9 setback against Grafton on Friday as the two Big 10 Conference rivals battled it out on McKinney Field in the latest Arch Coal Bowl. Arch Coal awarded a pair of $1,500 scholarships to the MVPs of both squads. Will Knight was picked to represent ...

Boggs, White lift Bulldogs to 52-27 win over Valley

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MILL CREEK — Caden Boggs rushed for 173 yards and accounted for three touchdowns as Tygarts Valley rolled to a 52-27 win over Valley (Wetzel) Friday night in the season opener at Bulldog Field. The Bulldogs, who rushed for 390 yards in the contest, wasted little time getting things ...

Wesleyan tabs Patella as new coach

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BUCKHANNON  — Nick Patella has been hired as the new men’s basketball coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Patella, a native of Elkins, had spent the last four seasons as the head coach at Davis & Elkins College. He served as a graduate assistant for the Bobcats from ...

QB Kendall, coach Brown set for debuts

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Austin Kendall didn’t presume that the vacant starting quarterback job was his upon arriving at West Virginia. “I always knew there was competition,” Kendall said. “You have to work for it.” Kendall was a career backup to Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield ...

Tigers set to renew old rivalry

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ELKINS — When Elkins High School takes to the field for its 2019 season opener tonight, the Tigers will face an old foe that hasn’t appeared on the schedule for 25 years. It’s been awhile to say the least, as the last time EHS squared off with the Liberty ...

Bulldogs and Bucs open seasons at home

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MILL CREEK — The opening night of the high school football season is filled with excitement, especially when playing at home. Tygarts Valley and Buckhannon-Upshur will have that luxury this evening. The Bulldogs will entertain Valley (Wetzel) at Bulldog Field in Mill Creek, while the ...

Tucker golfers cruise

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DAVIS — Host squad Tucker County tallied a first-place score of 174 Thursday afternoon at the Canaan Valley Resort Golf Club. After besting Potomac Valley Conference foes Pocahontas County and Pendleton County, the Mountain Lions are 7-0 on the season. Pocahontas County was one golfer ...

Lady Tigers claim 3-1 victory over Pocahontas County

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DUNMORE — The Elkins High School girls soccer team claimed a 3-1 win over Pocahontas County on Thursday evening. Freshman Hannah Cutright started the scoring for the Lady Tigers just 2:00 into the match, converting a shot from the outside. The score remained 1-0 at the intermission until ...

MEC releases preseason golf polls

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BRIDGEPORT — Featuring a new-look roster that consists of six freshmen, the Davis & Elkins men’s golf team was selected fourth in the MEC preseason poll released on Thursday afternoon. The University of Charleston, which earned nine first-place votes, was picked to win its third ...

Steelers drop preseason finale

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mason Rudolph and Kyle Allen turned in solid efforts and appeared to solidify their No. 2 quarterback roles for their respective teams in the Carolina Panthers’ 25-19 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. Pittsburgh’s Rudolph continued to ...

Elkins runners battle at UHS

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MORGANTOWN — On a crisp August afternoon, the Elkins High School cross country teams looked to build on last weekend's success Tuesday in the University Flying Hawks Invitational. Down two runners, the Lady Tigers tested their skills against a very tough Class AAA field. ...

D&E women tabbed second in MEC

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BRIDGEPORT — Despite having a roster consisting of eight freshmen, the Davis & Elkins College women’s cross country team is picked to finish second in the Mountain East Conference this fall. The Senators received 87 points, including four first-place votes. D&E head coach ...

Horned Frogs return 12 starters from 7-6 squad

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Editor’s note: The following article is the 12th and final preview of West Virginia’s football opponents for the 2019 season. TCU returns 12 starters (7 on offense, 5 on defense) to the fold in 2019 off of last year’s mediocre squad. The Horned Frogs, who will host West Virginia the ...

Realmuto lifts Phillies by Bucs

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto had three hits, including a homer and a triple, Corey Dickerson also went deep and the Philadelphia Phillies got 17 hits in a 12-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Cesar Hernandez contributed three hits and three RBIs. Rhys Hoskins ...

D&E spikers picked eighth

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BRIDGEPORT — Looking to turn the tide of the program in its first year in the league, the Davis & Elkins volleyball team was picked eighth in the MEC preseason poll for 2019, the league announced Tuesday afternoon. Behind unanimous preseason favorite Wheeling, a team that has not lost ...

Elkins and PB golfers compete at Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — Philip Barbour and Elkins placed third and fourth, respectively, during a Big 10 Conference quad match on the links in Harrison County on Tuesday. Bridgeport came out on top with a best team score of 195. The host Indians also produced the low-medalist mark of 37 from Matt ...

Mountain Lions stay undefeated

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MOOREFIELD — Tucker County finished six strokes ahead of Moorefield to capture a Potomac Valley Conference win at Valley View Golf Club on Tuesday to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Mountain Lions checked into the clubhouse with a 179. The Yellow Jackets posted a 185, Petersburg was third ...

Brown, WVU respect FCS Dukes

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia first-year coach Neal Brown certainly respects Saturday’s FCS opponent James Madison, and he’s pretty sure his players do as well. “I don’t think we have to worry one bit about our guys overlooking (James Madison) or not respecting their game,” said ...