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Heartbreaking loss

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WESTON — Eighty minutes of regulation play and a pair of 10-minute overtime periods were not enough time to separate Philip Barbour and Lewis County Thursday as the Big 10 Conference rivals carried a 0-0 score into the penalty kick phase for a final decision in the Class AA-A Region II, ...

After ‘gauntlet’ Tigers return home

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ELKINS — The Elkins Tigers (2-5) haven’t tasted victory since August, and will be chomping at the bit tonight to get win number three of the season when they host the Lincoln Cougars (3-4) for a 7 p.m. kickoff from Wimer Stadium. Last week the final leg of the “gauntlet,” as Tiger ...

TV looks to stay in the playoff hunt

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MILL CREEK — Tygarts Valley looks to stay in the playoff hunt with a win over Hundred tonight in the home finale at Bulldog Field. Kickoff for the Mason-Dixon Conference matchup is set for 7 p.m. The Bulldogs (4-3) are 17th in this week’s Class A ratings after getting past Wirt ...

EHS boys, girls earn berths in state meet

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WEST UNION — The Elkins High School boys and girls cross country teams are state meet bound after their performances at Thursday’s Class AA-A Region II meet held at Doddridge County. The Tigers earned their seventh straight berth with a fourth-place showing among the 11 squads ...

Philip Barbour trio qualify for state meet

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ST. MARYS — Philip Barbour’s Noah Ward placed second in the Class AA-A, Region 1 meet held Thursday at St. Marys High School. Ward, a junior, finished with a time of 16:57.70. Fairmont Senior’s Tavian Richardson won the meet in 16:46.41. The Colts finished fifth in the team standings ...

WVU to have 6 home games in 2019

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MORGANTOWN 1 (AP) — West Virginia will have six home football games next season, including a Sept. 14 matchup with North Carolina State. The Big 12 announced the Mountaineers’ 2019 schedule Thursday. Four of their first six games are in Morgantown. Other home games for the Mountaineers ...

EHS varsity spikers fall at North Marion

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RACHEL — The Elkins High School volleyball team fell to North Marion in straight sets on Thursday. The Lady Tigers (9-15) fell by scores of 18-25, 14-25 and 17-25. “We played with no enthusiasm tonight,” EHS coach Penny Crawford said. “They acted like they didn’t care.” The ...

Area teams running for state berths

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ELKINS — Berth in the upcoming state meet will be up for grabs today for high school cross country team in regional competition. A week after competing in a challenging Big 10 Conference Championships, Elkins High School will take part in the Class AA-A, Region II meet at Doddridge ...

Second-half surge sparks EMS to win

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ELKINS — Elkins Middle School put up 20 unanswered points in the second half to claim a 28-8 win over Robert L. Bland Wednesday night in the home finale at Wimer Stadium. The Hornets improved to 4-3 with the win and will visit East Fairmont next Wednesday to conclude the regular ...

WVU set for a bye week

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A bye week for No. 13 West Virginia coincides with saying so long to some lofty goals. An undefeated season. A shot, for now, of reaching the College Football Playoff. And likely the Heisman Trophy aspirations of quarterback Will Grier. The Mountaineers were thoroughly ...

LHS-EHS game to highlight prevention

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office will feature Friday’s Lincoln at Elkins gridiron matchup as an Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week. Throughout each week, the initiative engages with student athletes, coaches, school officials and ...

Battler men fall to Gannon University

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ERIE, Pa. — The Alderson Broaddus men’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Gannon University on Wednesday. Melvrik Fernandes scored the Battlers’ lone goal in the 83rd minute off an assist from Daniel Yague. Najee Holder and James Dawes each had one shot on goal for AB, which ...

Elkins Raceway awards banquet set for Dec. 8

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I finally have all the rundowns for the 2018 Elkins Raceway season. Mark your calendars and get your tickets for the awards banquet to be held at the Beverly Fire Hall on Dec. 8. Contact the track office by phone at 304- 636-8661 or by message on the track Facebook page. The top 10 in each ...

Soccer sectionals begin

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PHILIPPI — An unfortunate and non-violent red card situation in the opening minute of sectional play on George Byrer Field at BC Bank Park Tuesday put third-seed Elkins a man down throughout the remaining 79 minutes of Region II, Section 2 tournament action as Philip Barbour went on to ...

Area teams remain in playoff hunt

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The official release of the high school football playoff field is under three weeks away and just a handful of area teams remain in the running for a spot among the top 16 in their respective classes. In Class A, Pendleton County and Tucker County are in good shape heading into the final ...

Bucs topple MHS

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MORGANTOWN — Ryan Hurst scored two goals, including the game winner in the 68th minute, as the Buckhannon-Upshur boys soccer team knocked off Morgantown, 2-1, Tuesday night in Class AAA, Region I, Section 1 action. The Bucs advance to face top-seed University Thursday in Morgantown for ...

Lady Tigers drop matches to B-U and Petersburg

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School volleyball team dropped matches to Buckhannon-Upshur and Petersburg Tuesday night in triangular action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Tigers are now 9-14 on the season and will travel to North Marion on Thursday for a Big 10 Conference ...

D&E golf team places sixth in final fall match

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GREENSBURG, Pa. — The Davis & Elkins College men’s golf team wrapped up their fall semester schedule Monday with a sixth-place finish at the Vulcan Invitational hosted by California (Pa.) Toby Gibbons led the way for the Senators, contending for the overall victory as he finished in ...

Lady Senators fall to West Va. State

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s tennis team fell to West Virginia State, 7-0, Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas Tennis Center. The Lady Senators struggled early in doubles play and were unable to keep pace with the visiting Yellow Jackets once the matched turned to singles ...