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SUMMER SENDOFF

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ELKINS — When Elkins was eliminated from the recent American Legion State tourney, eight players saw their careers in a Post 29 uniform come to an end. “It was real emotional and there were a lot of tears shed,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “Some of those guys will never play ...

D&E to induct six into athletic HOF

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College athletic department will induct six new members into the athletic Hall of Fame during the 2018 Homecoming/Senator Nation weekend on Oct. 13. Shellie Burda, Glenn A. Davis, William R. Hitchner, John “Jack” Sanzari, Carmel L. Shearer and Charles A. ...

TV Little League wins Allegheny Insurance donation

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ELKINS — Allegheny Insurance Services, Inc., recently announced Tygart Valley Little League as winners of their latest “Keep the Change” match donation program. The organization received $1000 in a match donation from Allegheny Insurance for their efforts. For this outstanding ...

Steelers high on rookie Adeniyi

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Olasunkanmi Adeniyi is all too familiar with the comparisons to James Harrison. Both undrafted free agents from the Mid-American Conference feature a similar, small, stocky-type build considered by some as undersized for the position. But like ...

Knapper cleared to play for WVU hoops

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MORGANTOWN —West Virginia University men’s basketball student-athlete Brandon Knapper has been cleared to fully participate in all basketball activities this season. Knapper, a redshirt-freshman guard from South Charleston, had been sitting out certain basketball activities while some ...

State police plan DUI checkpoint

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ELKINS — The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight Aug. 23 on state Route 92, west of Elkins Near Crystal Springs in Randolph County The focus of this checkpoint is driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement. Other enforcement activities ...

Bucs preparing for season opener

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle Buckhannon-Upshur linemen take part in a drill during fall practices last week. The Bucs, along with Elkins, Philip Barbour and several other Big 10 Conference teams, competed in the North Marion Big 10 Grid-O-Rama Saturday at North Marion High School. ...

Rodriguez, Giants hold off Pirates

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A year ago, Dereck Rodriguez was down in Double-A ball, a converted outfielder hoping to take a new path as a pitcher. A non-roster invite to spring training, Rodriguez finally got the call to the majors in late May. Since then, he’s sparkled. Rodriguez threw ...

Lady ’Cat booters ranked 22nd in poll

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BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer team is 22nd in the NCAA preseason rankings. The Lady Bobcats went 18-2-2 last season, advancing to the NCAA Division II tourney for the fourth straight season. They are the lone Mountain East School appearing in the ...

Steelers’ young receivers play well

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Damoun Patterson knows a strong performance in his first preseason game won’t be enough to guarantee his future with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie wide receiver feels he must continually prove himself to the coaching staff and his teammates — and he’s not the ...

Steelers backup QBs all impress

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Landry Jones, Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph can do the math. The Pittsburgh Steelers have four quarterbacks in training camp. They’ll carry three at most into the regular season. Translation: one of them will be out of a job when rosters are trimmed to 53 on Sept 1. The ...

No ‘Deflategate,’ just a defective ball

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No investigation or federal case needed this time. The NFL says a bad football used in a preseason game Thursday night was simply defective. The league said in a statement Friday that a ball was removed from play during the third quarter of the Steelers-Eagles game in ...

TVHS golf squad wins road match

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MARLINTON — The Tygarts Valley High School golf team played its second match of the year Wednesday against Pendleton County and Pocahontas County. The match was held at Pocahontas County Country Club in Marlinton. Pocahontas County does not have enough golfers to qualify for a team ...

QBs Jones and Dobbs lead Steelers over Eagles, 31-14

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs each tossed touchdown passes and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-14 Thursday night in the preseason opener. The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles rested several starters, including quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Nick ...

Grier, Sills are top award contenders

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(AP) — Stanford running back Bryce Love’s decision to return for his senior year instantly made him a preseason front-runner for some of college football’s top individual awards. Love won the Doak Walker Award as college football’s top running back and was runner-up in the Heisman ...

Saturday night offered great racing

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Saturday nights alright! The song says for fighting. It was all right for racing at Elkins Raceway this past weekend. With increased purses and laps, the stage was set for some great racing. First up were the Performance Chevrolet AMRA Modifieds. Fifteen cars were in the pits. Kyle Bond ...

Elkins Lightning 12U squad falls in championship game

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ELKINS — The Elkins Lightning 12U traveling baseball squad has had a great summer competing against teams from around the state and beyond. • The Lightning dropped a game to Ohio Buzz Baseball after a late score in pool play. Elkins Lightning 12U stayed in it until the end, but Ohio ...

WVU’s Jennings looking to score more

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Wide receiver Gary Jennings had a prolific 2017 season between the end zones for West Virginia with little else to show for it. Jennings figures his touchdown chances will improve a year after he scored just once despite amassing 97 receptions that ranked him fourth in the ...