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Seneca Soccer teams compete in tourney

SUMMERSVILLE — Seneca Soccer sent several teams to the Nicholas County Youth Soccer Kick or Treat Tournament held Oct. 9. The U12 Boys team, coached by Brad Bennett and Craig Fortney, won the championship of the U12 Boys Lakes Division with a record of 3-0-1. They outscored ...

Blake one of few veteran players for Tigers

ELKINS — Lane Blake was one of the few holdovers returning for the Elkins High School football team this fall. The Tigers returned just a handful of starters from last season’s squad, which advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class AA state playoffs. Blake, a senior, recorded ...

Antolini to be interim WVPB head

CHARLESTON (AP) — An Elkins native has been tapped as the interim head of the state’s public broadcasting system. The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority has named former gubernatorial spokesman Butch Antolini as interim executive director of West Virginia Public ...

No. 4 Hawks cruise past Bucs

TENNERTON — Daminn Cunningham scored four touchdowns as Class AAA, No. 4 University cruised to a 63-6 win over Buckhannon-Upshur Friday night at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium. Cunningham returned two punts for scores, another on a kickoff and the final on a touchdown ...

Southern uses big fourth quarter to defeat Tucker

PARSONS — Austin Spiker rushed for 230 yards and two touchdowns as Southern (Md.) earned its first win of the season with a 28-6 victory over Tucker County Friday night at R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field at Class of 1984 Alumni Stadium. After a scoreless first quarter, the Rams (1-4) took ...

Now healthy, Cottrell looks to contribute

MORGANTOWN — Roughly nine months ago, Isaiah Cottrell’s season came to an abrupt and painful end. The 6-foot-10 forward tore his Achilles tendon on Dec. 29, ending his freshman season before it ever really began. He averaged about five and a half minutes per game in a reserve role, ...