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Battlers win third straight game

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ATHENS — The Alderson Broaddus men’s basketball team improved to 4-1 on the season as they topped Concord University 72-69. Tied at 59 with just under five minutes to play, Malik Bocook gave the Battlers a 61-59 lead on a layup. After a pair of stops two minutes later, Mike Mitchell put ...

D&E’s Parker earns honor

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INDIANAPOLIS — Davis & Elkins junior guard Edmund Parker (Dayton, Ohio/Ponitz CTC) was tabbed the new Great Midwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference Monday afternoon. Parker had a monster performance in the Senators’ 95-86 victory ...

WVWC Bobcats fall at Gary Miller Classic

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ERIE, Pa. — West Virginia Wesleyan’s men’s basketball squad battled the 6-2 St. Rose Golden Knights’ tight in the consolation game of Gannon University’s 34th annual Gary Miller Classic. In the end, the Bobcats came up just short in a 71-64 final. In a first half that featured eight ...

RECOGNITION

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PHILIPPI — Recent voting by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association elected the 2017 Class AA All-State squad. Named captain of the First Team All State squad was Philip Barbour junior McKenzie Carpenter. Maddi Carpenter also made the First Team. Both players also earned First Team ...

Carpenter captains AA All-State squad

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BELINGTON — Philip Barbour junior volleyball player McKenzie Carpenter is the opposing coach’s worst nightmare, when trying to prepare for all the ways that the three-time defending AA champ Lady Colts can beat the other team on a quest to 25 points, win by 2, or in overtime if need ...

Mayfield leads Oklahoma past West Virginia, 59-31

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield began the week with tears and an apology. He ended it as he so often has — by celebrating a victory. The Oklahoma quarterback passed for 281 yards and three touchdowns after being punished for directing a lewd gesture toward the Kansas bench last ...

WVU tops Missouri to win tourney

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jevon Carter scored 29 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute, and No. 23 West Virginia overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Missouri 83-79 on Sunday night in the Advocare Invitational championship game. Daxter Miles Jr. added 26 ...

Backups called on by WVU, Sooners

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Two very different situations changed the quarterback matchup between Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and West Virginia’s Will Grier. Mayfield, the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, was caught on camera making a lewd gesture towards the Kansas sideline during last ...

Treat it right and it may last

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People who have several guns often wonder about all of the ammunition they have had on their shelves for years. From my own experience, I have learned that ammunition that has been kept in a cool, dry environment is almost non-perishable. It was back in the 1990s when I fired some 30/40 Krag ...

Mountaineers cruise to finals

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — No. 23 WVU advanced to the finals of the AdvoCare Invitational Friday with a commanding 83-45 victory over UCF. The Mountaineers will play Missouri for the title on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2. West Virginia forced 27 UCF turnovers and shot 46 percent ...

West Virginia wins to end Paradise Jam

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MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Teana Muldrow scored 25 points, Kristina King had 10 points and nine rebounds, and No. 11 West Virginia beat Drexel 75-42 on Friday to conclude the relocated Paradise Jam. Muldrow was 10 of 16 from the floor as the Mountaineers shot 56 percent overall, including 6 of ...

Parker’s 43 points lead D&E to win

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ELKINS — Junior Edmund Parker scored a career high of 43 points to help the Davis & Elkins men’s basketball team defeat Clarion 95-86 at home. The Senators fell to a deficit early in the game, but kept it close with the Golden Eagles thanks to Parker’s “lights out” performance. ...

Cougars facing No. 5 St. Marys

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BAKER — The Class A No. 1 ranked East Hardy Cougars (12-0) are set to put their undefeated record on the line tonight, when No. 5 ranked St. Marys (10-1) visits for the third round game of the West Virginia State Football Playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. “Everyone is excited,” ...

No. 11 Mountaineers top Butler 75-68 in Paradise Jam

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MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Teana Muldrow had 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Naomi Davenport added 16 points and 15 boards, and No. 11 West Virginia beat Butler 75-68 on Thursday in the relocated Paradise Jam. West Virginia scored the opening 10 points of the game and held Butler to ...

3 Lady Tigers earn honors

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ELKINS — This season the Lady Tigers volleyball squad defended home court at Richard P. Simmons Gymnasium while also going on the road in the Big 10 to collect a 7-5 conference record. Now three Elkins players have been named to the 2017 All-Conference Team for the Big 10 Elkins High ...

WVWC squads fall on the road

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty remained undefeated Monday night, defeating West Virginia Wesleyan 111-81 in MEC men’s basketball action. While the Bobcats were able to hold the Hilltoppers well below their 124.7 points per game average, the perennial MEC power was able to pull a solid ...

D&E teams do well at tourney

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DELAWARE, Ohio — The Davis & Elkins College men’s swim team finished third overall at the Corbiere-Merion Invitational on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University. Javier Sanchez and Pedro Gaspar paced the Senators with five first-place finishes among the two swimmers. Sanchez ...

AB puts 4 on G-MAC All-Conference team

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Alderson Broaddus University football team placed four players on the Great Midwest Athletic Conference All-Conference team which was announced by the league recently. Earning first team honors for the Battlers was offensive lineman Donovan McNelis and returner Maurice ...

NASCAR season’s end offered thrills, spills

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The 2017 NASCAR season has come to a close and I’m sure the teams are already preparing for Speedweeks in Daytona. Drivers get a much-deserved few weeks off to enjoy families and the holidays and reflect on this past year. A few of the teams give crews some time off also before action ...