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Bike Team takes first-place title

On Oct. 7, the Highlands Composite mountain bike team, consisting of Randolph and Tucker County athletes, competed in the second race of the season. The team took their second first-place team title, topping Morgantown and Parkersburg. All the athletes had a strong showing at the race. In ...

Steelers not waiting for Le’Veon Bell to return

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell’s stall inside the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room has been untouched for months. The Pittsburgh Penguins jersey. The black-and-yellow Jordans. Sweatpants. Cleats. His shoulder pads. Everything remains the same as it was when Bell walked out of the team’s ...

Sectional tune-ups

PHILIPPI — After lightning halted Big 10 Conference soccer action at George Byrer Field on Oct. 2, Philip Barbour hosted Buckhannon-Upshur early Saturday morning to resume play in what would be the regular- season finale for both schools. An 8 a.m. start time saw the boys game resume with ...

D&E celebrates homecoming with a victory

ELKINS — The Davis and Elkins College men’s soccer team picked up a 4-1 win against Ohio Dominican University in a pivotal Great Midwest battle on homecoming Saturday afternoon on Nuttall Field. On a day marked by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first National championship ...

Bobcats and Battlers drop road contests

WISE, Va. — UVa-Wise held West Virginia Wesleyan to 20 yards rushing and 130 total offensive yards on its way to a 35-14 win on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers took a 14-0 lead into the halftime break and outscored the Bobcats 21-7 in the final stanza to earn their third win of the ...

D&E, AB runners compete at Penn-State Fayette

LAMONT FURNACE, Pa. — The Davis & Elkins College men’s cross country team ran to a second- place finish Saturday afternoon at the Penn State-Fayette Invitational. David Magda led the way for the Senators, who totaled 51 points, seven behind winner Frostburg State. Magda finished ...

Iowa State deals WVU first setback

AMES, Iowa (AP) — It was arguably West Virginia’s biggest test, on the road at night against a plucky Iowa State team with a stifling defense and a dangerous young quarterback. The sixth-ranked Mountaineers failed miserably. Freshman Brock Purdy threw for 254 yards and three TDs and ...

Mountain Lions fall to Rams

PARSONS — Quarterback Hayden McLaughlin rushed for four scores as Southern (Md.) handed Class A, No. 6 Tucker County a 35-14 setback Friday on senior night at R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field at Class of 1984 Alumni Stadium. The Mountain Lions (6-2) were outscored 21-7 in the second half ...

Bowen lifts Bridgeport over Tigers

BRIDGEPORT — Class AA, No. 5 Bridgeport used 190 yards rushing and two scores from Jake Bowen to claim a 35-0 win over Elkins Friday night at Wayne Jamison Field. The Indians (7-1) took a 28-0 lead into the intermission and added a 60-yard scamper from Bowen in the third quarter to break ...

Second-half surge lifts Bulldogs over Wirt County

MILL CREEK — Kaden Boggs ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns to help lead Tygarts Valley to a 20-12 homecoming win over Wirt County Friday night in non-conference action at Bulldog Field. With the Bulldogs trailing 6-0 midway through the first quarter, Boggs tied the contest up for ...

WVU on upset alert at Iowa State

AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 6 West Virginia will head into the second Saturday in October as the Big 12’s last undefeated team. The elements of a potential upset appear to be in play for the Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0 Big 12). Iowa State is just 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the league. But the Cyclones ...

EMS girls capture 2-1 win over West Fairmont

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls soccer team improved to 7-3-1 with a 2-1 win over West Fairmont Wednesday at Riverbend Park. Hannah Cutright opened the scoring for the Hornets off a Kendall Flynn corner kick in the first half. West Fairmont then answered to tie the match at ...

Senators drop road tilt to Cedarville

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - The Davis & Elkins College men’s soccer team fell to Cedarville, 2-1, Thursday in Great Midwest play. The Yellow Jackets took the lead in the 67th minute, as Guilherme Fernandes took a pass from outside the box and fired a low shot from 10 yards for the game ...

West Liberty picked to capture the MEC

BRIDGEPOR — West Liberty is the preseason favorite to win the 2019 Mountain East Conference men’s basketball championship after a vote conducted by the league's coaches. The Hilltoppers, the preseason No. 1 team in the country according to Street & Smith’s, had 116 points and six ...

Glenville St. women top MEC hoops poll

BRIDGEPORT —Glenville State has been picked to win a third-straight Mountain East Conference title in women's basketball in a vote conducted by the league's coaches. The poll had five different teams receive first-place votes. Notre Dame was narrowly picked to finish second with 109 points ...

BATTLING THE ELEMENTS

ELKINS —With a downpour right before the start of the Big 10 Conference Championship girls’ cross country race on Thursday morning, Elkins coach Matt Lewis’ job description changed as quickly as the rain dropped to the ground. A light drizzle during the boys’ portion of the meet ...

Tigers on the road at Bridgeport

ELKINS — “No rest for the weary” may seem like the appropriate phrase for Elkins, which will play its third straight highly-ranked Class AA opponent tonight when the Tigers visit No. 5 Bridgeport. A week ago, EHS (2-4) dropped its fourth consecutive game of the season at Robert C. Byrd, ...

Tucker and TV at home this evening

Tucker County and Tygarts Valley will be at home tonight, while Buckhannon-Upshur takes to the road at University. Both the Mountain Lions and Bulldogs have Class A playoff aspirations as the season heads into the final four weeks of the regular season. Tucker County (6-1) is sixth in the ...

Elkins High soccer teams host B-U for senior night

ELKINS —The Elkins High School soccer teams celebrated senior night on Thursday night against old rival Buckhannon-Upshur at EHS field. In Thursday’s nightcap, the Lady Tigers and Lady Bucs battled to a scoreless draw. “It was good for us to come out tonight and get back into ...