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Tigers roaring in the heat

ELKINS — In the midst of the three-week open practice window, the Elkins High School football team is getting a little glimpse of what to expect once fall practices get underway. “It will be here before you know it,” said second-year Tiger coach Evan Hott of the 2018 season. ...

Post 29 drops 4-2 decision to Buckhannnon

TENNERTON —Elkins Post 29 suffered a 4-2 setback to Buckhannon Post 7 Tuesday night in Area 5 action at William E. Phillips Memorial Field. It was the first loss to Buckhannon since 2006 for Post 29, which is now 7-6-1 on the season. “We just weren’t mentally prepared to play,” ...

Wait is over as NBA draft set for tonight

NEW YORK (AP) — Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he’s unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He’s already a pro. He’s already a champion. And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this class. After capping his brilliant ...

ABU announces ticket prices

PHILIPPI —The Alderson Broaddus athletic department has announced its football ticket pricing information for the 2018 season. Reserved and premium seats for the five home games are set for $12 and $15, respectively. Individual general admission tickets are available at $8 per game ...

Brewers hold off late rally by Bucs, 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Freddy Peralta allowed two hits in six stellar innings, Jesus Aguilar hammered his 14th home run of the season and the Milwaukee Brewers cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Tuesday night. Peralta (2-0) struck out seven without issuing a walk, surrendering only ...

WVU’s Gray earns All-American honors

MORGANTOWN — Junior second baseman Kyle Gray has been named to the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Third Team, announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association. The All-America accolade is the first of Gray’s career, and he is the 18th All-American in program history. The ...

Colts, Bulldogs air out pigskin in drills

PHILIPPI — With the late August start of the West Virginia prep football regular season just around the bend, Philip Barbour, Tygarts Valley and South Harrison high schools all got together over the weekend for pre-season action on the gridiron. The 7-on-7 passing drill-themed event on ...

Gino’s claims league title

ELKINS — Gino’s took the lead for good in the top of the fourth inning in a 13-4 victory over Citizens Bank on Friday for the Elkins Little League Championship game in the Hinzman Classic. Citizens had the lead 4-3 going into the inning. Nic Cooper hit a hard ground ball on a 3-1 count ...

Annual JAKES Day set for Saturday at Mountaineer Chapter clubhouse

BEVERLY — The Tygart Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation will host its annual JAKES Day Saturday at the Mountaineer Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America’s clubhouse, located approximately 6 miles straight up Files Creek Road in Beverly. Registration will begin at 8 ...

Bluegrass Xpress captures crown

ELKINS — Adren “Boo” Thompson knocked in three runs, including a towering two-run blast in the second inning, to lead the Lexington (Ky.) Bluegrass Xpress to a 12-1 win over Morgantown Sunday night in the championship game of the Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic. Both teams, which ...

Post 29 goes 3-2 in Hardball Classic

ELKINS — Elkins Post 29 had a respectable showing in the Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic, going 3-2 in the Blue Division, which produced Sunday’s championship teams. Post 29 bounced back from a tough 3-2 setback to Fairmont and 12-3 defeat to Morgantown to knock off eventual Hardball ...

Weather, teams and volunteers shine in Classic

ELKINS — Pizza Hut Hardball Classic director Chris George has not had much sleep since early Thursday morning,when 30 teams from six states embarked on the area for four days of baseball action. Nearly 80 games later, George was able to breath a sigh of relief on Sunday night after tourney ...

Hillbilly Hardball Classic scores

Saturday’s games At Robin Harvey Memorial Field Mifflin County (Pa.) 11, Florida Gulf Coast Elite 2 South Charleston 8, Latrobe (Pa.) 4 Morgantown 12, Elkins 3 Florida Gulf Coast 18U def. Latrobe (Pa.) Circleville (Ohio) 7, Garrett County (Md.) 2 Elkins 3, Lexington (Ky.) ...

Post 29 outslugs Fla. Elite

ELKINS — Elkins Post 29 erupted for nine runs over the third and fourth innings to outslug Florida Gulf Coast Elite, 11-8, Friday night at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Post 29 improved to 2-0 going into Friday’s late game against Fairmont Post 17 and will play two games today against ...

Gaudet plays in North-South tilts

TENNERTON — McKinley Gaudet’s athletic career in a Buckhannon-Upshur High School jersey officially came to a conclusion on Thursday. Gaudet participated in the North-South All-Star softball series held at Buffalo High School. Even though the North lost to a powerful South squad in ...

Bucs edge Reds

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl pitched six solid innings to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds and Matt Harvey 3-2 on Friday night. Kuhl (5-4) gave up two runs, one earned, and six hits while striking out six and walking three. It ...

Post 7 upends Prospects, 8-2

TENNERTON — Logan Bailey knocked in three runs and combined with two other pitchers to limit the Florida Gulf Coast 18U Prospects to seven hits as Buckhannon Post 7 opened Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic play with an 8-2 victory Thursday afternoon at William E. Phillips Memorial ...

Post 29 pair shine in win over Mifflin

ELKINS — Brett Smith struck out 12 and Justin Fike knocked in five runs as Elkins Post 29 opened 2018 Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball play with an 11-3 win over defending champion Mifflin County (Pa.) on Thursday night. Smith allowed just four hits in going the distance to improve to 2-0 on ...