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Tucker falls to No. 8 Cougars

PARSONS — Mason Miller threw for four scores and ran for another as Class A, No. 8 East Hardy posted a 39-6 win over Tucker County Friday night at R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field at Class of 1984 Alumni Stadium. The Mountain Lions (1-4) used two defensive stands in a scoreless ...

EHS girls, boys qualify for states

PARSONS — The Elkins High School cross country teams earned spots in the state meet at the Class AA, Region II championships held Thursday at Camp Kidd. The Lady Tigers captured the regional title with 33 points. They were followed by Liberty (40), Robert C. Byrd (70) and Lincoln ...

WVU pits top defense vs. Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Texas Tech might be able to pick up a few pointers from West Virginia’s game films on slowing down offenses in the Big 12. The Red Raiders (0-3, 0-2 Big 12) will need more than a few stops as they try to exit the league basement today when they host the Mountaineers ...

Top-seeded Lady Colts blank Grafton to advance to finals

PHILIPPI — Top-seed Philip Barbour advanced to the Class AA-A, Region II, Section 1 finals with a 3-0 win over Grafton Thursday night at George Byrer Field at BC Bank Park. The Lady Colts (7-1-1) will host Liberty at noon Saturday in the title game. The Lady Mountaineers defeated ...

Tucker hosts eighth-rated Cougars tonight

PARSONS — Tucker County looks to build off the momentum of last week’s convincing win over Hundred against Class A, No. 8 East Hardy this evening. Game time is set for 7 p.m. from R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field at Class of 1984 Alumni Stadium. The squads were set to meet on Oct. 9 but ...

WVU women picked to finish fifth in Big 12 12

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University women’s basketball team was picked fifth in this year’s Big 12 Preseason Poll in a vote by the league’s 10 head coaches, the conference announced Thursday. Baylor once again was selected as the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 ...

EHS squads set for regionals

ELKINS — With their COVID-19 tests complete, the Elkins High School cross country teams will compete in the Class AA-A, Region II championships today at Camp Kidd located outside of Parsons. The meet was originally slated to be held at Doddridge County but moved due to the county being in ...

PB girls advance to states

RIDGLEY — The Philip Barbour girls cross country team placed second in the Class AA-A, Region I championships on Wednesday to earn a spot in the state meet. The Lady Colts (49) finished just behind Fairmont Senior (46) for the team title. Junior Audrey Williams placed third for PB, ...

No postseason play for Elkins High School soccer teams

ELKINS — There will be no postseason action for the Elkins High School soccer teams this fall. With Randolph County being in the orange in this past Saturday’s DHHR color-coded map, the Tigers were not allowed to participate in the Class AA-A, Region II, Section 2 tournament which got ...

Colts blank Lincoln in sectional play

PHILIPPI — It had been nearly a month since the Philip Barbour boys soccer team took to the field before Tuesday night’s Class AA-A, Region II, Section 1 matchup against Lincoln. The Colts showed little rust, however, as they advanced with a 6-0 victory at George Byrer Field at BC ...

Elkins, TV set for no Friday tilts

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring the unknown in regards to high school football schedules. Randolph County was orange in Saturday’s DHHR color-coded map, meaning no sporting events. Elkins was scheduled to face No. 2 Frankfort on Saturday at Buckhannon-Upshur High School and ...

Smith to enter Cal (Pa.) HOF

CALIFORNIA, Pa. — Former Elkins High School standout Kayla Smith is among five inductees into California University of Pennsylvania’s 26th Athletic Hall of Fame class. Smith was a dominant forward for the Vulcans from 2006-2011 and received All-America status three times. She helped ...

USDA investing $1.4 million loan in Barbour County

PHILIPPI — The Trump Administration on Monday announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in a $1.4 million Community Facilities Direct Loan to help repair community facilities in rural West Virginia. The loan will be provided to the Alderson Broaddus ...

Brown, Doege lead WVU over Kansas

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Leddie Brown broke open a close game with a long touchdown run in the third quarter and caught one of Jarret Doege’s three touchdown passes to lead West Virginia to a 38-17 victory Saturday over a winless Kansas team that was without coach Les Miles. Before a crowd of ...

Tucker rolls past Hundred

PARSONS — Tucker County used a dominating first quarter in rolling to a 62-6 win over Hundred Friday night at R.H. Armstrong Field at Class of 1984 Alumni Stadium. The win halted a 17-game losing skid for the Mountain Lions, who improved to 1-3 and were playing their first game since ...

Bulldogs blank Ravenswood, improve to 6-1

RAVENSWOOD — Daniel White and Caden Boggs combined for 232 yards rushing as Class A, No. 11 Tygarts Valley blanked Ravenswood 30-0 on Friday night. After holding the Red Devils (0-6) to three plays and a punt on their opening possession, the Bulldogs (6-1) jumped out to a 7-0 lead on ...

WVU hosts Jayhawks with fans in attendance

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles has been cleared to return to the Jayhawks after his positive test for COVID-19, but out of caution skipped the team’s trip to West Virginia for today’s game. The 66-year-old Miles announced last week that routine testing had returned a positive ...

High school football

Friday’s Scores By The Associated Press Berkeley Springs 41, Hampshire 34 Cameron 44, Clay-Battelle 21 Frankfort 42, Petersburg 20 Greenbrier West 64, Richwood 12 Huntington 31, Winfield 3 John Marshall 61, Brooke 21 Keyser 63, Jefferson 44 Martinsburg 79, Hedgesville ...

Bulldogs look to bounce back from first loss

MILL CREEK — Tygarts Valley’s schedule is taking another turn due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a trip to Ravenswood this evening. The Bulldogs (5-1) were originally scheduled to host South Harrison, but with Harrison County schools orange — meaning no sporting events — officials ...

SSAC releases fall sports postseason guidelines

Area players, coaches and athletic directors will be keeping a close eye on this Saturday’s DHHR color-coded map as postseason play is set to get underway. The WVSSAC announced postseason guidelines on Thursday afternoon. Schools in counties that are green, yellow and gold on the map ...