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Tucker girls topple Lady Irish, 58-14

HAMBLETON — Class AAA, No. 8 Tucker County picked up its first win of the season with a 58-14 verdict over Charleston Catholic Saturday afternoon. It was the home opener for the Lady Mountain Lions, who led 12-7 after the first quarter and went to the half with a 26-11 advantage. ...

B-U players earn all-state grid honors

HUNTINGTON — Several Buckhannon-Upshur players have earned Class AAA all-state recognition. The teams were released Sunday and voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Earning special honorable-mention honors for the Bucs were senior Andrew Herron and junior Ryan Strader, ...

Grier will not play in bowl game

MORGANTOWN —West Virginia quarterback Will Grier will not participate in the 2018 Camping World Bowl and will focus on his preparation for the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2018, Grier was fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting and finished as a finalist for the Maxwell Award, the Manning Award, Walter ...

WVU holds off Pitt

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Beetle Bolden scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over archrival Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Saturday. The Mountaineers (6-3) won the defensive slugfest by doing what they do best, force turnovers. Pitt’s 24 turnovers led to 22 points for their ...

WVU women roll to victory over Pitt

MORGANTOWN —Redshirt junior guard Tynice Martin drained six 3-pointers on her way to 26 points as the West Virginia University women’s basketball team downed rival Pitt, 77-43, on Saturday afternoon at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. The Backyard Brawl triumph was the ...

Tucker girls topple Lady Irish, 58-14

HAMBLETON — Class AAA, No. 8 Tucker County picked up its first win of the season with a 58-14 verdict over Charleston Catholic Saturday afternoon. It was the home opener for the Lady Mountain Lions, who led 12-7 after the first quarter and went to the half with a 26-11 advantage. Tucker ...

Grier will not play in bowl game

MORGANTOWN —West Virginia quarterback Will Grier will not participate in the 2018 Camping World Bowl and will focus on his preparation for the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2018, Grier was fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting and finished as a finalist for the Maxwell Award, the Manning Award, Walter ...

B-U players earn all-state grid honors

HUNTINGTON — Several Buckhannon-Upshur players have earned Class AAA all-state recognition. The teams were released Sunday and voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Earning special honorable-mention honors for the Bucs were senior Andrew Herron and junior Ryan Strader, ...

WVU holds off Pitt

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Beetle Bolden scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over archrival Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Saturday. The Mountaineers (6-3) won the defensive slugfest by doing what they do best, force turnovers. Pitt’s 24 turnovers led to 22 points for their ...

Boswell’s missed FG sends Steelers to another setback

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game. A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential game-tying kick is to blame this ...

Colts coast to win

GRAFTON — Philip Barbour coasted to a 93-36 win over Pocahontas County Friday night in the consolation round of the Sam Bord Memorial Tournament hosted at Grafton High School. The Colts (1-1) never trailed in the contest and banked a 21-8 lead in the books after one quarter of play at ...

Tigers drop opener at Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — Cam Selders fired in 22 points as Class AAA, No. 4 Morgantown claimed an 87-49 win over Elkins on Friday night. “Morgantown has a very good team,” first-year Tiger coach Amrit Rayfield said. “They have good size and can shoot the ball very well.” Elliot White had 15 ...

Second-half surge lifts Grafton over Lady Colts

GRAFTON — Philip Barbour slipped to 0-2 on the young season after falling to Big 10 Conference rival Grafton, 54-44, Friday in the consolation round of the annual Sam Bord Memorial Tournament hosted at Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium. The Lady Colts led by five, at 14-9, after the first quarter ...

Lady Bulldogs win season debut

MOUNT STORM — Abby Lanham fired in 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Abby Harris netted 12 points with 11 assists as Tygarts Valley opened the season with a 67-25 win over Union on Friday night. The Lady Bulldogs got off to a slow start as the game was tied at 7-7 after the ...

Southern picks up victory over Mountain Lions

HAMBLETON — Tucker County ran into a buzz saw Friday evening in its season opener at home as Maryland rival Southern Garrett left the mountain with a 75-57 win in tow. The visiting Rams jumped out to a 26-10 lead to start the second quarter of play, and carried a 44-18 halftime cushion ...

Mountaineers set to host Pitt today

MORGANTOWN — For the first time since the 2011-12 season, Pittsburgh will pay a visit to the Coliseum at noon today to battle West Virginia. The non-conference contest will be televised on ESPN2. The Panthers bring a 7-2 mark into the hoops version of “Backyard Brawl” and the ...

WVU’s Sills V, Long Jr. receive Camp honors

MORGANTOWN —West Virginia University senior wide receiver David Sills V and redshirt junior linebacker David Long Jr. were named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America second team, as announced by the organization. The duo become the 22nd and 23rd Mountaineers to be named to ...

OVERTIME ENCOUNTER

ELKINS  — Alderson Broaddus overcame a late deficit in regulation in claiming an 84-79 overtime win over Davis & Elkins Thursday night in G-MAC play at the McDonnell Center. The Battlers (4-4, 1-1 G-MAC) trailed 73-67 with 1:44 remaining in the contest before rallying to force the ...

Lady Senators best ABU

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins women’s basketball team opened its Great Midwest Conference home slate with a 66-55 win over Alderson Broaddus Thursday night at the McDonnell Center. The Lady Senators (2-4 1-2 G-MAC) fell behind 13-4 to start the game before using a 3-pointer from ...

Tucker County girls fall at Notre Dame in season debut

CLARKSBURG — Class A, No. 5 Tucker County suffered a 59-40 loss at Notre Dame on Thursday night in its season debut. The Lady Mountain Lions overcame a 7-0 start by the Irish to come back and lead, 17-14, at the end of the first period, but the hosts outscored Tucker County, 45-23, over ...