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Mountain Lions golf team wins at Canaan

DAVIS — Tucker County improved to 2-0 on the links Thursday with a best team score of 187 on their home course at Canaan Valley Resort Golf Club. Wyatt Betler paced the Mountain Lions with a low medalist stroke count of 45. Notre Dame placed second with a 190, while Southern Garrett, ...

Newman RBI single lifts Pirates past Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Kevin Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out in the ninth inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Friday night. Tucker, pinch-hitting, worked a bases-loaded walk off Brandon ...

Lady Senators spikers release slate

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins volleyball team has released their 28-match schedule for the fall of 2019 and announced by fifth-year head coach Kylie Heyne. Featuring 12 home matches at the McDonnell Center, the Senators will look to make an impact in their first season in the Mountain ...

TVHS golfers top Pendleton County

FRANKLIN — Tygarts Valley picked up an 11 stroke match victory over Pendleton County Wednesday afternoon at the Highlands Golf Course in Franklin with a team score of 206. The Bulldogs were paced by junior Andrew Holbrook who was the low medalist with a 42. Tanner Townsend led the Wildcats ...

Dailer had success coaching both girls and boys teams at EHS

Editor’s note: The following story is one in a series of profiles of individuals that will be inducted in the Randolph County Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. Jay Dailer coached both girls and boys basketball at Ekins High School from 1980-1986. Dailer led the Lady Tigers to five ...

D&E XC teams release schedule

ELKINS — After competing in what can be regarded as one of the top regions in the nation, the Davis & Elkins cross country teams will set their sights on new challenges and opportunities with the release of the 2019 schedule. Finishing in the top half of the NCAA Midwest Regional, ...

Dye to lead Battler basketball

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus Director of Athletics Carrie Bodkins has announced the hiring of Stephen Dye as the next head men’s basketball coach for the Battlers. “It is my honor to announce Stephen as our head men’s basketball coach,” Bodkins said. “Stephen is a proven head ...

D&E Senators name Hall of Fame class

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Athletics Hall of Fame will add to its illustrious family this September, welcoming six athletes as members of the class of 2019. The class of 2019 will be formally inducted during a ceremony, which is open to the public, as part of Homecoming ...

Varner had stellar career on the court for Harman High

Richard Varner lettered in basketball from 1977-1979 at Harman High School. His team placed second in the Little Mountain Conference his junior year with a record of 16-5, along with a record point spread of 47 points. With this being Varner’s first year of organized basketball, he ...

Petersburg’s Fleming shoots even par 35 in PVC golf action

MOOREFIELD — Petersburg senior Nick Fleming stroked an impressive even par on the back nine for a 35 low medalist score at Valley View Golf Course on Tuesday during Potomac Valley Conference action. Moorefield and Petersburg share Valley View as their official home courses during the prep ...

Collett helped lead Tigers to consecutive playoff berths

Editor’s note: The following story is one in a series of profiles of individuals that will be inducted in the Randolph County Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. Clayton Collett lettered in football from 2010-2012 at Elkins High School, graduating in 2013. As a player, he participated ...

B-U’s Isaac Lane earns low medalist

TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur’s Isaac Lane shot a low medal mark of 41 during a nine-hole Big 10 Conference match hosted at Buckhannon Country Club Monday afternoon. The Bucs also took the overall match victory with a four player score of 185. Lewis County took second with a 189, and ...

Calain excelled on the mat during his career at Elkins High

Editor’s note: The following story is one in a series of profiles of individuals that will be inducted in the Randolph County Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. Dennis “J. R.” Calain graduated from Elkins High School in 1991. He lettered in soccer, track and field and wrestling. ...

Brown’s task is to keep WVU rolling

MORGANTOWN (AP) — New coach Neal Brown has a tall task as he tries to prevent West Virginia’s perennially prolific offense from turning pathetic. Brown was hired from Troy in January to take over for the departed Dana Holgorsen and inherited a roster lacking proven stars. Gone is ...

‘Gridiron Greats’: Jed Drenning, Tucker County High School

Editor’s note: The following is the third in a series of profiles of “Gridiron Greats” from area high schools. The series will lead up to the publication of The Inter-Mountain’s annual Football Preview and Fall Sports Guide on Aug. 27. Long before Jed Drenning roamed the ...

WVU wraps up Tour with easy victory

erek Culver and Logan Routt posted double-doubles to lead West Virginia to a 98-67 win over the Barcelona All-Stars on Sunday in Barcelona in the final game of WVU’s 2019 international tour. Culver posted teams highs of 26 points and 12 rebounds in the victory, while Routt had 20 points and ...

Rookie Bush shines in Steeler debut

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers expect first-round pick Devin Bush to provide a serious jolt of athleticism and swagger to a young defense. The speedy inside linebacker already made a significant impact in the preseason opener, a 30-28 home victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on ...