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Overtime Thriller

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour put a stop to a four-game losing spell after picking up a 51-48 win in overtime Monday to battle back against visiting Robert C. Byrd in Big 10 Conference action. “We didn’t play as well as we had hoped, but well enough to win,” PBHS coach Curtis Bodkins ...

Cougars defeat Harman Panthers

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BAKER — The Harman boys didn’t have enough firepower to outgun East Hardy Monday, as the Cougars blew past the Panthers, 85-35, in non-conference action. “It was a physical game from the start,” HHS coach Darrell Barnett said. “We missed 8 or 9 easy open layups in the first quarter ...

Bulldogs stumble in WVHIT

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MILL CREEK — The South Harrison Hawks swooped into Tygarts Valley on Saturday and flew away with a 65-41 victory in the second round of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament. “Both teams struggled in the first half,” Tygarts Valley High School coach Tom Wamsley said. ...

Pocahontas girls garner another victory

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DUNMORE — The Class A No. 11 ranked Lady Warriors finished Saturday’s contest with the most points they’ve scored in a game this season, defeating Greater Beckley Christian, 72-22. For Pocahontas County, sophomore Charity Warder collected her second double double of the season with 17 ...

Davis & Elkins College track team sets five new records

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SALEM, Va. — The Davis & Elkins College Men’s Track & Field team set five new school records in a strong meet for the Senators at the Finn Pincus Invitational this weekend. The Distance Medley Relay team of Matthew Chapman, Daniel Jarrell, David Magda and R.J. Weiford started ...

No. 2 Tucker Co. remains undefeated

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HAMBLETON — Class A No. 2 Tucker County handled the competition from Charleston Catholic Saturday to pick up a 61-28 win to up their record to 14-0. Late in the first quarter, senior Sydney Nestor’s bucket stopped the clock on the mountain when she set a new career points scored ...

B-UHS senior sets new record

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SHINNSTON — Class AAA No. 1 Buckhannon-Upshur got down early, but surged late to pick up a 46-39 win over AA Lincoln on the road Saturday. While pacing the Lady Bucs with 20 points, adding 4 rebounds, and going 4 of 10 from three-point range, Buckhannon-Upshur senior point guard Hanna ...

Colts come back to beat Petersburg

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PHILIPPI — Class AA No. 4 Philip Barbour had three players reach double-double figures Saturday to overcome a 40-27 halftime deficit over visiting Petersburg. After grabbing a 17-14 lead to start the second stanza, Philip Barbour got peppered 26-10 by the visiting Vikings in the second to ...

Knox’s 34 leads Kentucky past No. 7 West Virginia, 83-76

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox enjoys quieting a hostile crowd on the road. Knox scored a season-high 34 points and the Wildcats overcame a 17-point deficit after halftime to beat No. 7 West Virginia 83-76 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday night. “I love atmospheres ...

Pocahontas Co. moves to 13-1

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DUNMORE — The Class A No. 6 Pocahontas County Warriors won a pair of games over the weekend to improve their season record to 13-1. On Saturday the Warriors notched a road win by defeating Richwood 71-60. Jarret Taylor led Pocahontas County with 26 points, including 5 three-pointers. ...

Lady Bulldogs defeated by Tolsia

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MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Lady Bulldogs made a valiant comeback effort in the fourth quarter Saturday but were unable to catch Tolsia, falling 66-56 in West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament action. “They jumped ahead at the beginning of the game,” TVHS coach Nancy Lewis ...

Petersburg girls win five in a row

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FRANKLIN — Petersburg has won five games in a row now to be at 6-9 after taking down Pendleton County by a count of 58-33 in non-divisional Potomac Valley Conference action. The Lady Wildcats held the Vikings off to trail 10-9 entering the second quarter. Petersburg took control from there, ...

No. 2 Tucker remains undefeated

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CLARKSBURG — Class A No. 2 Tucker County improved to a perfect 13-0 Friday after picking up the first leg of a two-game sweep by the Mountain Lions at Clarksburg Notre Dame during non-conference, yet regional contests on the road. Tucker prevailed 52-28 over the Lady Irish. After a 19-5 ...

Elkins falls at home

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ELKINS — Fans filled the Elkins High School gymnasium with white-colored clothing Friday for a “White out” game against Class AA No. 7 ranked Bridgeport, but in the end the Indians left the Tigers faithful seeing red following a 66-49 loss. “We took one on the chin,” EHS coach ...

Mountain Lions win thriller at No. 4 Notre Dame

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CLARKSBURG — Tucker County bounded out to an early lead and stayed out in front throughout Friday to beat fellow Class A opponent and defending state champion, No. 4 Notre Dame, 66-59, in order to improve to 8-7 on the season with a win on the hosts’ home court. “I was very, very ...

Colts cruise past B-UHS

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour upped their Class AA No. 4 record to 9-2 Friday after dismantling AAA Buckhannon-Upshur, 78-45, in Big 10 Conference play. Senior David Shriver went off for a game-high 25 points while sinking 6 treys, grabbing 6 rebounds and handing out 3 assists for the hosting ...

Meadow Bridge defeats Harman

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HARMAN — Shane Varner and Clayson Knotts both reached double digits in scoring Friday, but it wasn’t enough to push Harman past Meadow Bridge in the second round of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament. The Panthers fell, 61-47. “They are well-coached,” HHS coach Darrell ...

Lady Hornets falter at home, 44-15

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ELKINS — Anna Belan scored 11 points for the Lady Hornets Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to give Elkins a victory over longtime rival Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School. B-UMS won the varsity contest, 44-15. “We let Buckhannon come out and dictate the pace of the game early,” EMS ...

Bridgeport claws past Lady Tigers

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BRIDGEPORT — Seven different Lady Tigers tallied points on the stat sheet Thursday; however, Elkins still suffered a 46-31 loss to Class AA No. 7 ranked Bridgeport in Big 10 Conference action. “We played a very well-coached Bridgeport team,” EHS coach Matt Davis said. “After the first ...

B-UHS notches 14th victory

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TENNERTON — Although Philip Barbour etched out a 15-12 first quarter win Thursday, Class AAA No. 1 Buckhannon-Upshur fired back to take control for a 62-45 Big Conference win over the visiting Lady Colts. Buckhannon (14-1) is currently on a nine-game winning streak. The Colts fell to ...