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Elkins Raceway celebrates 65 years

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ELKINS — Another season of Friday Night Thunder is ready to get underway, as Elkins Raceway prepares for the upcoming season with some anticipated changes falling into place tonight, the track’s opening night for 2017. This evening as Raceway management will be celebrating the 65th ...

Tucker’s Poling to compete for the Lady Bobcats

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HAMBLETON — Tucker County senior Lindsey Poling put her pen on the paper this week, signing a letter of intent to compete in acro tumbling while attending West Virginia Wesleyan College. Poling is a three-year varsity letterman in the sport of cheer at TCHS. She has stood in the rain ...

Who was the best WVU QB?

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Sports fans love to argue about which player or coach was “the Best Ever.” The problem for West Virginia University fans is that there’s just no point arguing about several of the school’s sports legends. For instance, there’s simply no argument about who was the greatest ...

Elkins notches two victories

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ELKINS — The Class AA No. 3 ranked Elkins Tigers earned a pair of Big 10 Conference victories Wednesday, downing Preston County, 13-1, and later defeating Buckhannon-Upshur, 6-2. “It was nice to finish our home regular season tonight with two wins,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “It ...

Lady Tigers fall, 13-7

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BRIDGEPORT — The Lady Tigers gave up 9 runs in the first inning Wednesday, as Elkins fell to Bridgeport, 13-7, in the second round of the Class AA Region II Section 1 tournament. “We kind of broke down in the first inning,” EHS coach Sherri Collett said. “We gave up 9 runs in the first ...

Philip Barbour’s Shanabarger signs with Fairmont St.

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour senior linebacker Robbie Shanabarger formally committed to the Fairmont State University football program during a signing ceremony Wednesday. He was an All Big 10 Conference selection last fall after recording 135 tackles at the Colts’ Corral during his ...

Short to play for WVWC

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour High School senior Zac Short finalized a decision to play baseball for West Virginia Wesleyan College Wednesday during ceremonies hosted at the Colts’ Corral. Short is a four-year varsity letterman on the diamond for PBHS. He is a versatile fielder who can ...

Colts down Warriors, 13-6

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PHILIPPI — Consistent scoring in the early innings by Philip Barbour, combined with a slow start by Pocahontas County High School, led to a 13-6 win for the Colts in non-conference action Wednesday. Sophomore Trent Tallman earned the victory on the hill after 6 innings of work at the ...

Lady Vikings move to 23-0

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PETERSBURG — A now 23-0 Petersburg High School softball team dismantled fellow Class AA Potomac Valley Conference foe Frankfort 8-0 in a sectional semi-final contest Wednesday. Freshman Carly Cooper took top honors by pitching a perfect game, with 5 strikeouts in tow. Petersburg skipper ...

TVHS Bulldogs nip Notre Dame, 10-9

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CLARKSBURG — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs nipped Notre Dame, 10-9, Wednesday in varsity baseball action. Caleb Riggleman earned the victory for TVHS. He went 3 2/3 innings, giving up 5 runs on 3 hits while striking out 8 batters. Logan George started the game for the Bulldogs. He tossed 3 ...

Moorefield earns win in sectionals

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MOOREFIELD — Anna Riggleman crushed a grand slam Wednesday to help Moorefield cruise past Pendleton County, 8-0, in the Class A Region II Section 2 tournament. “It was an impressive game,” MHS assistant coach Julie Markwood said. “I will be very quick to say it was probably the best ...

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Local race season is kicking off

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The local 2017 race season is underway for the 65th year as Elkins Raceway has opened its gates. Test ‘N Tune had approximately 30 cars show up to shake down new rides or wake up the old rides from winter’s sleep. The old Mud Bus modified was still in the garage but I was there with pen ...

Lady Tigers earn sectional victory

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ELKINS — Madison Wagner connected for a walk-off single Tuesday to help Elkins High School defeat Robert C. Byrd, 4-3, in the Class AA Region II Section 1 Tournament. “We came out flat and RCB capitalized on it,” Elkins coach Sherri Collett said. “It was 3 to 2 going into the seventh ...

No-hitter downs Tucker

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MOOREFIELD — Rebekah Markwood and Emma Baker combined to pitch a perfect game Tuesday, as Moorefield downed Tucker County, 19-0, in the Class A Region II Section 2 Tournament. “The girls did well, they came out to play ball,” MHS assistant coach Julie Markwood said. “Our two pitchers ...

TCHS star Kachmarek signs to play football for Robert Morris

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HAMBLETON — Tucker County High School senior Eddie Kachmarek formally inked his commitment to play Division I football at Robert Morris University during a signing ceremony Tuesday. He lettered all four years of his varsity career for the Mountain Lions on the gridiron, along with ...

Poling will compete for the Lady Bobcats

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HAMBLETON — Tucker County senior Lindsay Poling put her pen on the paper Tuesday, signing a letter of intent to compete in acro tumbling while attending West Virginia Wesleyan College. Poling is a three-year varsity letterman in the sport of cheer at TCHS. She has stood in the rain on ...

PB Colts top Tucker, 13-2

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PARSONS — Philip Barbour was able to get on the board early Tuesday, and went on to a 10-run rule win over hosting Tucker County High School. Senior Conner Setchell picked up the complete 5-inning game win from the pitcher’s circle by fanning 8, allowing 6 hits, walking 3 and giving ...