Steelers’ T.J. Watt focused on football

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt is entering the final year of his contract. The two-time All-Pro said he never gave any thought to holding out in hopes of reaching a long-term deal. “I love this team, I love all of the coaches and this staff here, and ...

D&E releases men’s and women’s cross country schedules

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins head men’s and women’s cross country coach Jason Pyles has announced the 2021 schedule. After competing in an abbreviated cross country season in the spring 2021 semester of just two meets, the Senators will return to the course this fall. Looking to build ...

Texas/OU move could bring more conference shuffling

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Barry Alvarez lived through the tidal wave of conference realignment that swept over college sports in the early 2010s as Wisconsin’s athletic director, watching the Big Ten grow to 14 teams from the Midwest to the East Coast. Another round of shuffling could be on ...

D&E names Forsythe as interim men’s and women’s golf coach

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ELKINS — Alasdair Forsythe was named the interim golf coach for the Davis & Elkins men’s and women’s programs this week. Forsythe has spent over a decade with the D&E golf program in various capacities and takes on the interim role for the departed J.D. Lamm, who accepted the ...

Elkins Otters claim fourth straight title

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SHINNSTON — Following a canceled season in 2020, the Elkins Otters swim team fiercely came back to prevail at the North Central Swim League Championship held in Shinnston last weekend. Although it was a shortened season due to COVID restrictions, Lauren Cain was ready to get the team ...

Post 29 downs Buckhannon to win area banner

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TENNERTON — Cody Cooper tossed a complete-game five-hitter as Elkins Post 29 captured the Area 5 title with a 9-3 win over Buckhannon on Wednesday night . It was the 14th straight area banner captured by Elkins, which plated three runs in each of the third and seventh innings en route to ...