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Lady Senators travel to AB for MEC tilt

PHILIPPI — Davis & Elkins and Alderson Broaddus square off for the first time as Mountain East Conference foes at 5 p.m. today at Rex Pyles Arena in women’s play. The men’s game between the old rivals was postponed due to the Senators pausing team activities due to COVID-19 ...

McBride’s layup lifts WVU by Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN — Miles McBride drove toward the basket, looking to put No. 11 West Virginia in the win column for the second straight game. As the few seconds remaining began to tick off of the WVU Coliseum’s clocks, the sophomore guard rose toward the hoop, dropping in a layup that gave ...

Lady Colts’ Sparks named first team all-state

CHARLESTON — Philip Barbour’s Braylyn Sparks is a first-team selection on the Class AA-A all-state girls soccer team as selected by a panel representing the West Virginia Sports Writers Association and released today. Sparks, a freshman forward, helped lead the Lady Colts to the state ...

Lady Senators fall on the road to Fairmont State

FAIRMONT — Sierra Kotchman fired in 28 points and dished out six assists and Fairmont State used a balanced scoring attack to cruise past Davis & Elkins, 100-60, Monday night in Mountain East Conference play. Kotchman hit 5 of 9 3-pointers for the Lady Falcons, who shot 37.9 percent ...

WVU women enter AP Poll, ranked 24th

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University women’s basketball team (11-2, 5-2 Big 12) checked in at No. 24 in the latest Associated Press Top-25 Poll announced on Monday. Making their season debut in the AP Poll, the Mountaineers received 72 votes to rank No. 24 this week. West Virginia is ...

Lady Senators fall to West Virginia State

INSTITUTE — West Virginia State used a decisive second quarter on its way to a 120-77 win over Davis & Elkins Saturday afternoon in MEC women’s action. The Lady Yellow Jackets outscored the Lady Senators 38-14 in the second quarter, shooting 54 percent from the field and hitting seven ...

D&E men fall to Yellow Jackets; AB tops Concord

INSTITUTE — West Virginia State used a big second half to come away with a 92-81 win over Davis & Elkins Saturday evening in MEC play at the Walker Convocation Center. The Yellow Jackets (5-1, 5-1 MEC) trailed by five at the break, but went on a 27-7 run that spanned nearly seven ...

‘Uncharted Waters’

MORGANTOWN — Questions have lingered around the West Virginia men’s basketball program for weeks, but it seems likely some of them may be answered today. The Mountaineers will return to the court for their first matchup since Jan. 9 due to COVID-19-related postponements. The Kansas ...

Steelers TE Vance McDonald retiring

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance McDonald could sense last spring the end of his NFL career was in the offing. The Pittsburgh Steelers tight end’s urge to branch out beyond the football field — one that bubbled for years — came to a head during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Reed’s 33 not enough for ’Cats in loss

BUCKHANNON — Despite 33 points from Jaylin Reed, West Virginia Wesleyan dropped a 94-89 decision to West Virginia State Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference play at the Rockefeller Center. A 10-0 run midway through the second half sparked the Yellow Jackets, who trailed by five at ...

Steelers ink former Washington QB Haskins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dwayne Haskins will attempt to kick-start his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers signed the former Washington quarterback to a futures contract on Thursday, giving the 23-year-old a second chance after he flamed out in the nation’s capital in less than two ...

No. 9 UC too much for D&E; Lady Battlers win

ELKINS — Brooklyn Pannell fired in 32 points as No. 9 Charleston cruised to an 84-55 win over Davis & Elkins Wednesday in Mountain East Conference play at the McDonnell Center. The Lady Golden Eagles (5-0, 5-0 MEC) also received 20 points and nine rebounds from Erykah Russell and ...

Golden Eagles hold off second-half Senator rally

ELKINS — A second-half rally fell short as Davis & Elkins dropped an 83-74 decision to Charleston Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference play at the McDonnell Center. The Senators trailed by as many as 22 points in the second half before cutting the lead to 79-74 on a jumper by Sam ...

Pirates acquire prospects in Musgrove deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington is tearing it all down. All of it. It’s the only way the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager sees a way forward. The process Cherington began when he took over 15 months ago is picking up speed after the Pirates sent starting pitcher Joe Musgrove to the San ...

D&E men best Concord; Women give Swartz first win

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins defeated Concord, 67-56, Saturday afternoon in MEC play at the McDonnell Center. Gyasi Powell led the Senators (2-2, 2-2 MEC) with 19 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He also had four steals and four assists. Breland Walton contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds ...

Rescheduled games for WVU announced

MORGANTOWN —The Big 12 Conference has made the following changes to the West Virginia University men’s basketball schedule. The West Virginia at Baylor game, originally scheduled for Jan. 12, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. ET in Waco, Texas. The game will be ...

AB’s Sita named Wrestler of Week

BRIDGEPORT— Alderson Broaddus’ Gino Sita has been named the Mountain East Conference Wrestler of the Week after posting a 3-0 record on Friday night in competition against Wheeling, Davis & Elkins and Notre Dame College. Sita, ranked fifth in the country at 197 pounds by ...

Fairmont St. rallies past WVWC women

BUCKHANNON — Fairmont State rallied in the fourth quarter to best West Virginia Wesleyan, 80-75, Monday in MEC play at the Rockefeller Center. Sierra Kotchman had 22 points and five assists for the Lady Falcons, who trailed 62-51 after three cantos. Brittany Stawovy had 22 points and ...

Marshall OK’s new football coach’s contract

HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall’s Board of Governors on Monday approved a four-year contract for new coach Charles Huff that will pay him $755,500 annually, plus incentives. Under the terms of the contract, Huff will be paid an annual salary of $350,000. He also will received $205,500 each ...

Full slate of MEC action set for today

ELKINS — A full slate of Mountain East Conference basketball action is on tap for today as Davis & Elkins, West Virginia Wesleyan and Alderson Broaddus will all be at home in men’s and women’s doubleheaders. Due to MEC COVID-19 protocol, no spectators are currently allowed to ...