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Simon twirls two-hitter, fans 15 as Lady Colts blank Elkins

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PHILIPPI — Sara Simon twirled a two-hitter and struck out 15 to lead Philip Barbour to a 2-0 win over Elkins Thursday in Big 10 Conference action. Simon and Lady Tiger starter Kylee Cable were locked in a pitcher’s duel until the Lady Colts finally dented the scoreboard with ...

Pendleton advances to state title game

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CHARLESTON — Pendleton County didn’t get the chance to compete for a state championship last season due to COVID-19. A little less than 14 months later, that opportunity will come on Saturday after the third-seeded Wildcats advanced to the Class A title game with a hard-fought and ...

Philip Barbour picks up 10-0 win over Tigers

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PHILIPPI — Alex Wilson tossed a five-inning one-hitter and Nick Hamrick drove in a pair of runs runs to help Philip Barbour blank Elkins, 10-0, Thursday night in a Big 10 Conference encounter. Wilson struck out six and walked two. His teammates gave him all the run support he needed with a ...

Bulldogs cruise past Irish, 13-3

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MILL CREEK — Matthew Pratt tossed four scoreless innings of relief as Tygarts Valley cruised to a 13-3 win over Notre Dame on Thursday night. Pratt didn’t allow a hit, struck out five and walked three after taking over for starter Brandon Mahoney in the second inning. After the Irish ...

Top seeds RCB, Fairmont Senior upset in Class AAA quarters

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CHARLESTON — The two top seeds in the Class AAA state tournament are headed home after being upset in quarterfinal action Wednesday at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. Top-seed Robert C. Byrd (13-2) lost to Hampshire, 53-47, in the first game of Wednesday evening’s ...

Three area cheerleaders earn All-Big Conference honors

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FAIRMONT — Elkins High School’s Tessa Martin, Buckhannon-Upshur’s Taylor Given and Philip Barbour’s Desiree Knotts have been chosen to the All-Big 10 Conference cheer team. The remainder of the squad includes East Fairmont’s Hanna Carpenter and Samantha Crookshanks, ...

Former WVU standout Means throws no-hitter

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SEATTLE (AP) — John Means threw the major leagues’ third no-hitter this season and came within a wild pitch on a third strike of a perfect game, pitching the Baltimore Orioles over the Seattle Mariners 6-0 Wednesday. Means (4-0), who played at West Virginia from 2013-14, struck out 12 and ...

Top-seed Man pulls away from Tucker County

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CHARLESTON — Eighth-seed Tucker County stayed within striking distance of Man through two quarters on Tuesday evening. But the top-seeded Hillbillies embarked on a 22-1 run to start the second half en route to a 74-34 win in Class A quarterfinal action inside the Charleston Coliseum ...

Alt scores 25 as Pendleton moves to Class A semis

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CHARLESTON — Josh Alt scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in the third quarter as third-seed Pendleton County overcame a halftime deficit to claim a 59-45 win over No. 6 Greenbrier West Tuesday morning in Class A quarterfinal play at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. The ...

Mountain Lions battle top-seed Man tonight

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CHARLESTON — Tucker County returns to the state tournament for the first time in five years this evening with a Class A quarterfinal matchup against top-seed Man at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. The Mountain Lions (12-5) secured a ...

Elkins Middle School track teams place sixth in Bridgeport meet

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BRIDGEPORT — The Elkins Middle School girls and boys track teams posted sixth-place finishes at the Bridgeport Invitational held on Saturday. Doddridge County won the girls meet with 144 points, followed by South Middle School (99), Buckhannon-Upshur (82), Taylor County (79), Bridgeport ...

Lady Colts defeat Fairmont Senior

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FAIRMONT —Sara Simon drove in four runs to lift Philip Barbour to a 9-5 win over Fairmont Senior Saturday in Big 10 Conference play. Simon, who had a two-run single in the first, cracked a two-run homer in the fifth to break a 4-4 tie. Preslee Fincham added two RBIs and Katie Kennedy and ...

Tigers fall to Shady Spring

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ELKINS — Elkins fell short in a 6-3 setback to Shady Spring on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers trailed 3-2 before the visitors plated three runs in the sixth inning. Elkins tacked on an RBI double by Dustyn Primavero in the bottom of the frame. He also had an RBI double in the first ...

Elkins’ Price signs to play basketball at Waynesburg

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ELKINS — Elkins High School’s Mitchell Price signed to play basketball at Waynesburg (Pa.) University on Friday. Price averaged 13.1 points and 5.2 rebounds this past season in helping lead the Tigers to a 9-9 mark. He also dished out 2.1 assists and connected on 57.8 percent from ...

Morgantown takes 4-2 win over Colts

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NUTTER FORT — Morgantown plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to claim a 4-2 win over Philip Barbour Friday night at Frank Loria Field. The Colts had tied the score at 2-2 in the top of the sixth when Cody Cooper and Gage Bibey drew one-out walks. After Alex Wilson flied ...

Wyoming East too much for Lady Vikings

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CHARLESTON — Skylar Davidson scored 17 points, handed out 14 assists and collected seven steals to lead second-seed Wyoming East to a 75-44 win over third-seed Petersburg Friday in Class AA semifinal action. The Lady Warriors (10-2) will face top-seed Parkersburg Catholic at 12:30 ...

Tucker girls fall in semis

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CHARLESTON — Tucker County’s season came to an end on Thursday night in a 49-31 setback to top-seed Tug Valley in Class A semifinal action at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. The Lady Panthers (14-2) took the lead for good on Kaylea Baisden’s 3-pointer with 5:35 ...

Elkins track teams compete at B-U

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TENNERTON — The Elkins High School track teams took part in a five-school meet Tuesday at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. B-U won the boys meet with 134 points, followed by Lewis County (80), Elkins (56), Tucker County (49) and North Marion (27). Earning first-place finishes for the ...

Mixed results as WVU concludes spring drills

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MORGANTOWN —Week 1 of the college football season is still months away, but Neal Brown is openly unfulfilled. The West Virginia football coach said as much Saturday following the annual Blue-Gold spring game, pitting Mountaineers against each other. The event signaled the end of ...