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TVHS struggles at McDonald’s Classic

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BRIDGEPORT — The Bulldogs’ offense only mustered 2 hits Friday, as Lincoln defeated Tygarts Valley, 14-1, in the opening day of the McDonald’s Baseball Classic. Tournament games are being hosted at various fields including Bridgeport High School, Frank Loria Field and the Bridgeport ...

Lady Yellow Jackets hold off East Hardy, 9-5

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BAKER — Rebekah Markwood and Alyssa Vetter both crushed home runs Friday, as Moorefield held on to defeat East Hardy, 9-5, in Potomac Valley Conference softball action. Remi Hinkle set the tone on offense for the Lady Yellow Jackets, going 3 for 4 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. Markwood went ...

PBHS squeezes past Knights, 9-8

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour led by as many as 4 runs at home Thursday, before Preston County tied the game up at 7-all in the fifth inning of Big 10 Conference action. The Colts slipped out of the contest with a 9-8 victory. “We showed our age tonight with quite a few mental ...

EHS falls in extra innings

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WESTON — An early-inning arm injury to Jesse Williams left the Elkins Tigers searching for answers on the mound Thursday, as EHS fell to Big 10 Conference rival Lewis County, 9-8, in extra innings. “Defensively, we had several errors,” Tigers coach Jack Crumm said. “We gave up several ...

Lady Tigers downed by Minutemaids on the road

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WESTON — Baylee Shiflett collected 2 hits Thursday, but it wasn’t enough for the Lady Tigers as Lewis County downed Elkins, 10-0, in Big 10 Conference action. The Minutemaids are undefeated at 11-0, so far this season. “The girls did well in the situation they were in,” EHS coach ...

Philip Barbour’s Lady Colts maul Preston County, 16-6

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour fell behind, 2-0, in the top side of the first inning against Preston County Thursday. After putting up 8 runs in the bottom half of the first frame, the Lady Colts went on to route the Knights with a 10-run rule victory count of 16-6 in a Big 10 Conference ...

Bulldogs best Notre Dame

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CLARKSBURG — Brett Smith dominated on the mound Thursday, as Tygarts Valley skated past Notre Dame, 1-0, in varsity baseball action. “It was a really well-played game,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “Brett Smith pitched really well and our defense didn’t make any errors. We had ...

TVHS girls fall in road contest

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DUNMORE — The Lady Bulldogs are still working toward collecting their first victory, after bowing to Pocahontas County Thursday, 10-0, in three innings. “We made some mistakes that young teams are going to make,” TVHS assistant coach Adam Roth said. “We just need to continue to work ...

Moorefield tops Pendleton County

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MOOREFIELD — Alyssa Vetter pitched the Lady Yellow Jackets past Pendleton County Thursday, 15-3, in 3 innings of Potomac Valley Conference softball action. “It was good to see the girls bounce back from a tough loss last night with more focus today,” MHS assistant coach Julie Markwood ...

Elkins Tigers down Bucs, 3-2

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ELKINS — Matthew Gainer singled in the game winning run Wednesday, as Elkins defeated Buckhannon-Upshur, 3-2, in Big 10 Conference baseball action. “The guys played better tonight,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “They played more like a team. They got behind each other. We still had a ...

EHS athletes compete in track meet

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BUCKHANNON — The Elkins High boys track team competed in a chilly meet Tuesday evening at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. Leading the charge for the Tigers was senior Mason Clark, taking first in the 3200m, running away from the field in a time of 10:53. Clark would also act as the lead ...

Lady Bulldogs still searching for a win

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LOST CREEK — Kayla Donley recorded the Lady Bulldogs’ only hit Monday, as South Harrison defeated Tygarts Valley, 13-0, in varsity softball action. “Courtney (Haddix) did a nice job tonight of throwing strikes,” TVHS assistant coach Adam Roth said. “We made some mistakes in the ...

Petersburg powers past Moorefield

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PETERSBURG — Freshman Jenna Burgess crushed a walk-off home run Wednesday, as Petersburg defeated Moorefield, 6-4, to remain undefeated in girls varsity softball action. The game was tied 4-4 with Petersburg at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning when Burgess launched the 2 run ...

Yellow Jackets top Pendleton, 8-2

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MOOREFIELD — The Yellow Jackets exploded for 6 runs in the second inning Wednesday, as Moorefield defeated Pendleton County, 8-2, in Potomac Valley Conference action. “We did a great job of producing runs with two outs in the first inning,” MHS coach Wade Armentrout said. “It was ...

Donkey basketball game set in Harman

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HARMAN — They say 77 percent of people die of worry, so why not die of laughing? On Friday you will have your chance. Have you ever seen a donkey basketball game? If not, you are in for a treat because the Harman School Class of 2018 will be hosting one to help raise funds for their senior ...

Racers run wild in Texas

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NASCAR headed out to the great state of Texas and descended on the Texas Motor Speedway. This track has been resurfaced and reconfigured so that the banking in turns 1 and 2 is lower than that in turns 3 and 4. If that wasn’t enough to make the crew chiefs a little crazy, Friday saw the ...

Bridgeport clips PBHS Colts, 4-1

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BRIDGEPORT — Philip Barbour suffered a 4-1 loss after 7 innings against defending Class AA Champion Bridgeport in Big 10 Conference play Tuesday. The hosts never trailed, and grabbed a go-ahead lead (2-1) in the fourth frame. With local weather looking up, and a full slate of potential ...

EHS falls, 4-2

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ELKINS — The Tigers’ defense committed 7 errors Tuesday, as East Fairmont defeated Elkins, 4-2, in Big 10 Conference action. “We didn’t play our best, at all,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “We had 7 errors today, which led to the unearned runs and the fact that we lost. “We ...

Tygarts Valley drops both ends of a doubleheader

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UPPER GLADE — The Lady Bulldogs are still searching for their first victory, after dropping both ends of a doubleheader to Webster County on Tuesday. TVHS lost the first game, 16-5, and faltered in the second contest, 21-11. “It was nice to see us score some runs,” TVHS assistant ...

Elkins High School Lady Tigers stumble in extra innings

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FAIRMONT — Lauren Wilmoth gave a valiant effort on the mound Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough as East Fairmont defeated Elkins, 11-5, in 12 innings. “It was a really tough loss,” EHS coach Sona Delawder said. “East Fairmont scored their first three batters in the first inning and we ...