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WVU has had success with transfer QBs

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MORGANTOWN — There has been a lot in the news recently about four-year quarterbacks transferring to West Virginia University, with Will Grier being declared eligible to play for the Mountaineers this fall. Coach Dana Holgorsen had some success with former Florida State quarterback Clint ...

Elkins’ Reckart wins Callaway Jr. Tour event

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CLARKSBURG — Dylan Reckart of Elkins won first place overall and in the 17-18 age group at the Callaway Junior Tour event in Clarksburg Wednesday. Reckart, who will be a senior at Elkins High School this fall, shot a round of 72, even par, edging out Buckhannon’s Christian McKisic by one ...

Post 29 prevails in extra innings

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ELKINS — With one out in the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday, Kyle Riggleman connected on an RBI fielders choice to push Luke Petrice across the plate and give Elkins Post 29 a 7-6 victory over Bridgeport Post 68. “It was a team win, through and through,” Post 29 manager Chris ...

Kids Enjoy JAKES Day at Izaak Walton League Clubhouse

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The Tygart Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Foundation recently hosted its annual JAKES Day at Izaak Walton League Clubhouse in Beverly. A total of 43 kids and parents braved the weather to enjoy the day’s learning stations. This year a Muzzleloader Demo Station was added, with Tygart ...

Last tune-up before a big doubleheader

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The Red Frederick Memorial looked like it was going to be an event to remember Friday night. Fans were backing up to get in the gate and even with the threat of rain the hill was filling up fast. The pits fewatured some of the finest race cars this region has to offer. And then it began, a ...

Second annual Spruce Knob race set

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SPRUCE KNOB — The second edition of the Gravel Race Up Spruce Knob (GRUSK) will hit the roads on Saturday. The GRUSK is a bike race that fits into a “growing genre of cycling,” race director Travis Olson said. Gravel racing is a “great equalizer” of bike racing which brings ...

ABU student athletes honored by GMAC

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INDIANAPOLIS — Alderson Broaddus University athletics placed 82 student-athletes on the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference team for the 2016-2017 school year. The 82 is the most ever by AB and is 12 more from the 70 total during the 2015-2016 school year. As a whole, ...

Anderson wins MEC Play of the Year

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BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan football player Michael Anderson’s 11-yard touchdown run that included a leap over defenders into the end zone has been selected as the 2016-17 Mountain East Conference Play of the Year. Anderson’s touchdown run on a Thursday night at West Liberty was ...

Post 29 sweeps conference doubleheader

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GLENVILLE — Elkins Post 29 picked up a pair of Area 5 victories Sunday after defeating conference rival Summersville Post 131 in both games of a doubleheader at the Sue Morris Sports Complex in Glenville. Elkins won the first contest 15-0 and took the second game, 14-4. “We picked up ...

Elkins drops 2 against South Charleston

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SISSONVILLE — Although Elkins Post 29 dropped both ends of a doubleheader Saturday against South Charleston Post 94, manager Chris George says the experience gave Post 29 confidence to build on for the rest of the season. South Charleston won the first game, 9-3, and took the second ...

Elkins All-Stars fall in tourney

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HUNTINGTON — The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s 13-year-old All-Star team earned the runners-up title in the state tournament Sunday, falling to state champion Huntington Southeastern, 10-3. The Elkins squad also dropped their opening contest in the tournament Saturday, as Huntington ...

Post 29 tops South Charleston

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SISSONVILLE — Sam Ross racked up an RBI triple in the top of the seventh inning Friday, as Elkins Post 29 defeated South Charleston Post 94, 5-2, in American Legion baseball action at Sissonville High School. “It was the best win of the season,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “It ...

Tucker racers compete at Snowshoe

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SNOWSHOE — “America’s Toughest Race.” The AMSOIL GNCC race at Snowshoe lived up to its nickname as racers from around the world battled the rough and rugged course this past weekend. Thirteen riders from Tucker County made the trip. All of them finished the race, which was a big ...

Youngsters enjoyed JAKES Day event

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It was about two weeks ago when a person, whom I haven’t seen for several years, shook my hand and said, “Ken, let’s go fishing.” The only thing I could say in reply, “I haven’t done any serious fishing in 15 years. It may be even longer.” This past Saturday, I began to realize ...

Bright to lead TVHS Bulldogs

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MILL CREEK — As the June football practice sessions wind down, newly hired Tygarts Valley High School head coach Rodney Bright is optimistic about the season ahead. “I’m very excited about getting the job,” Bright said. “We have a good group of kids coming back. We’ve got a lot of ...

Babe Ruth squad falls

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HUNTINGTON — The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s 15-year-old All-Star team was eliminated from the state tournament Thursday, losing to Huntington Southeast 17-7, with one of the Elkins players suffering an injury during the game. “It was a better game than Wednesday, we were more ...

Red Frederick Memorial set for tonight

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Rain played havoc with the local racing and the threat of storms caused track officials to cancel last Friday night’s events at Elkins Raceway. Tonight brings one of the biggest events of the year — the first annual Red Frederick Memorial. The Jenkins Ford Super Late Models will be ...