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WVU women drop 3-1 match to No. 3 Stanford

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HAPPY VALLEY, Pa. — The No. 11-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team could not overcome a three-goal halftime deficit as it fell to No. 3 Stanford, 3-1, at Jeffrey Field on Sunday. WVU moved to 1-1 on the season with the loss, while Stanford improved to 2-0, with both ...

Bucs complete sweep of Reds

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Bauer’s beginning with the Cincinnati Reds has been about as rocky as his ending with the Cleveland Indians. Bauer allowed eight runs in three innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 9-8 Sunday to sweep a three-game series. Since being acquired from the ...

Big Ben makes preseason debut

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger needed three short series to show he’s ready for the regular season. The Tennessee Titans did their best to protect Marcus Mariota on a wet and ugly night Roethlisberger capped his night with a 17-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster, and ...

Lady Irish top Elkins

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ELKINS — Charleston Catholic used three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 win over Elkins Friday in the season opener for both squads at EHS field. The Lady Tigers (1-0) jumped out to the early lead in the contest when Sofia Triplett scored a breakaway goal eight minutes into the ...

Eight starters are back to lead Tiger soccer team in ’19

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ELKINS — With eight starters returning to this year’s team, the Elkins High School boys soccer team is eyeing a winning season in 2019. The Tigers will get their first crack at posting a victory today when they travel to Charleston Catholic for a noon encounter with the Irish. A ...

Elkins High harriers look to continue state streaks

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ELKINS — After qualifying for the West Virginia State Cross Country Championships for the 14th time in the past 17 attempts, the Elkins High boys cross country team looks to pick up where they left off last season. As they are riding six consecutive trips to the state meet, the Tigers ...

Area runners set to hit the course today

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ELKINS — Area high school cross country teams will take to the courses today to begin the 2019 season. Both Elkins High School and Tucker County will compete in the 27-school St. Marys Autumn Classic, while Buckhannon-Upshur and Philip Barbour are entered in the unique Knight ...

WVU’s Ryan ruled eligible to play

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MORGANTOWN —West Virginia’s inexperienced receiving corps got a boost on Friday as the NCAA granted immediate eligibility to Sean Ryan. Ryan, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, transfered to WVU in May after two coaching changes occurred at Temple. He had 12 receptions for 162 yards and one score as ...

WVU women blank Duquesne in opener

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MORGANTOWN — The 11th-ranked West Virginia women’s soccer team opened the regular season with a 2-0 win over Duquesne Friday night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Jade Gentile gave the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead after scoring a first-half goal off an assist by Jordan Brewster. The score came ...

Pirates rally to best Reds

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pablo Reyes hit a game-ending RBI single, driving in pinch-runner Joe Musgrove, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday night. Pittsburgh won for just the ninth time in 39 games since the All-Star break by chipping away at Reds closer ...

Lady Tigers have high goals

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ELKINS — With several key players returning from last season’s 14-4-3 team, expectations are high for the Elkins High School girls soccer team entering the 2019 campaign. The Lady Tigers, who dropped a 3-2 decision to Philip Barbour in last year's sectional title game, will open ...

PB boys open on the road

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour had a winning record of 9-7-1 last year after ending the season with a heartbreaking loss still on the players’ minds. The Colts battled their way into the Class AA-A, Region II, Section 2 title match at Lewis County. The contest showcased a classic effort ...

Lady ’Cats the favorite in MEC South Division

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BRIDGEPORT — Notre Dame and West Virginia Wesleyan have been tabbed by the league coaches as the preseason favorites for the 2019 Mountain East Conference women’s soccer season. Conference newcomer Davis & Elkins College was projected to finish fourth in the South Division. Notre ...

Wilmoth, Shaw and Jeffries earn wins at raceway

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KERENS — Racing in all classes took place last Saturday at Elkins Raceway. The track also sponsored bicycle races for the kids with not only prizes for the winners, but for all the participants as well. Throughout the season, Mountain Valley Bank sponsors the Kids for Racing Club ...

Simmons set to lead receivers

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver T.J. Simmons is embracing the chance to lead a unit that lost most of its production. An afterthought last season, Simmons is now the focal point of an inexperienced group still trying to fill out a depth chart under new head coach Neal ...

WVU women booters open campaign today

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MORGANTOWN — The 11th-ranked West Virginia University women's soccer team opens its 2019 season with a matchup against Duquesne at 7 p.m. today at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Tonight also marks the 2019 season opener for the Dukes, who concluded the 2018 season with a 6-9-2 overall record. ...

Steelers eyeing unity this season

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The word Ramon Foster chose wasn’t by accident. Asked what he expects the identity of the Pittsburgh Steelers to be in 2019 following the high-profile departures of star wide receiver Antonio Brown and versatile running back Le’Veon Bell , the second-longest tenured ...

Confidence builder

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ELKINS — Elkins High School golf coach Dave Baird believed his young team needed some time playing on its home course. The Tigers got that opportunity on Wednesday as Big 10 Conference foes Buckhannon-Upshur and East Fairmont were on hand for a match at the Elks Golf Course. “We ...

Senator booters picked fifth in MEC

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BRIDGEPORT — Davis & Elkins College is picked fifth and West Virginia Wesleyan fourth in the Mountain East Conference men’s soccer preseason poll released on Wednesday and voted on by the league’s coaches. The Senators, competing in their first season in the MEC, received 35 ...

Bulldog golfers turn in second-place showing

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SNOWSHOE — The Tygarts Valley golf team placed second during a home match held Tuesday at the Raven Golf Course. Pacing the Bulldogs, who tallied a team-score of 198, was Liam Depp with a round of 46. Cole Arbogast wasn’t far behind at 47. Andrew Holbrook managed a 50 on the day and ...