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Great night of action at Elkins Raceway

KERENS — It was a picture perfect evening for dirt track racing on Aug. 25 for Saturday night racing at Elkins Raceway. There was just a little fall nip in the air. The action was hot and heavy on the track. There was a standing room crowd and a great car count in the pits. First up was ...

Philip Barbour, B-UHS claim top spots at Barbour Co. Skirmish

PHILIPPI — Buckhannon-Upshur High School junior Samuel Walker crossed the finish line first with a time of 18:56 Saturday morning in the first event at the Barbour County Skirmish cross country meet at BC Bank Park. The Bucs’ Julius Hobbs notched a 20:19 in fourth place, but the Colts ...

Impressive Opener

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It isn’t in Will Grier’s nature to panic. So two dropped touchdown passes, a 10-minute drive by the opposing offense and an hour-long weather delay at halftime weren’t about to distract the West Virginia senior quarterback on Saturday. Grier got his Heisman ...

D&E plays to a draw

WEST LIBERTY — The Davis & Elkins College Women's Soccer team played out to a 0-0 draw against West Liberty University in its season opener Saturday afternoon. Lauren Hill made seven saves for the Senators in the game, preserving the clean sheet over 110 minutes. Karin Rosario ...

Vikings best Wildcats 43-35

PETERSBURG — Petersburg High School and Potomac Valley Conference rival Pendleton County combined for more than 800 yards of total offense, and dented the Viking Memorial Field scoreboard with 78 total points over the weekend. When the dust settled, the Vikings came out on top, 43-35, in ...

Bobcats lose heartbreaker to Concord

BUCKHANNON — Freshman kicker Luke Walls’ 40-yard field goal on the final play of the game propelled Concord to a 34-31 come-from-behind win over West Virginia Wesleyan Saturday afternoon in Mountain East Conference play at Cebe Ross Field. Early in the second quarter, CU found itself ...

WVU coordinator: People don’t respect our defense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson is determined that his unit will not be the weak link in what has the potential to be a special season for the 17th-ranked Mountaineers. His guys are off to a promising start. The Mountaineers limited Tennessee’s ...

AB Battlers win a pair

PETERSBURG, Va. — The Alderson Broaddus women’s volleyball team earned a pair of victories over Mount Olive and Saint Augustine’s Saturday afternoon to close out the Virginia State Tournament 3-1. In the opener, the Battlers (4-3) dropped the first set 25-17, but came roaring back ...

Tigers coast to 40-22 win over Colts

ELKINS — A strong second quarter and a dominating performance on the ground helped power Elkins to a 40-22 win over rival Philip Barbour Friday night in Big 10 Conference action at Wimer Stadium. The Tigers (2-0), who racked up 362 yards rushing in the contest, managed just 26 yards on ...

Tucker pulls away from TV

MILL CREEK — Tucker County used a strong second half to post a 35-14 win over Tygarts Valley Friday night at Bulldog Field. The Mountain Lions, who are now 2-0 on the season, led 14-6 at the intermission before outscoring the Bulldogs, 21-8, in the second half. Tucker County jumped out ...

Bucs’ offense shut down in loss to Ripley

TENNERTON — Ripley’s defense limited Buckhannon-Upshur to just 70 yards rushing in claiming a 27-12 win Friday night at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium. The Bucs trailed 14-0 before scoring twice in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 14-12 at the intermission. After ...

D&E volleyball team knocks off Glenville State

EDINBORO, Pa. — The Davis & Elkins College volleyball team opened up the Rebich Investments Invitational with a 3-2 victory over Glenville State on Friday, The Senators won the first two sets 25-15 and 25-14 before being forced into a fifth-set decider for the match. The Pioneers won ...

Grier looks for big homecoming

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Will Grier has some fond memories of playing quarterback in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he once threw for 834 yards and 10 touchdowns and helped his high school team score 104 points in a state semifinal playoff game. Grier won’t be expected to put up those ...

D&E booters hold off Salem

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College men’s soccer team started off the Matt Ellinger era with a 3-1 victory over Salem University Thursday night at Nuttall Field. Friedrich Peter headed home a corner kick from Niklas Rasch-Hegelund in the ninth minute to make it 1-0. Pedro Bassin ...

D&E to join the MEC in 2019-20

BRIDGEPORT —The Mountain East Conference announced on Thursday that Davis & Elkins College has accepted an offer of full membership from the conference following a unanimous vote of approval by the MEC Board of Directors on earlier this week. The league also announced that The ...

Tigers, Colts set to renew rivalry tonight

ELKINS — A long-standing rivalry will renew tonight when Elkins and Philip Barbour meet under the lights of Wimer Stadium. A packed house is expected as the teams, separated by just 23 miles and very familiar with each other, will give it their all in week two of the high school ...

Lady Tiger booters now 5-0

KINGWOOD — The Elkins High School girls soccer improved to 5-0 on the season with a 2-0 win over Preston Thursday night in Big 10 Conference action. The Lady Tigers scored both of their goals in the first half as Sofia Triplett found the back of the net from 18 yards at the 8:00 mark and ...

Bulldogs to host Tucker; Bucs open home slate

Tygarts Valley looks to build on last week’s opening-game victory at Valley Wetzel when Tucker County visits Bulldog Field at 7 p.m. today. The Bulldogs used 152 yards rushing and three scores from Daniel White in claiming a 33-8 win over the Lumberjacks. Starting running back Jake Tackett ...

Grier and Sills ready for run at Big 12

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Quarterback Will Grier and wide receiver David Sills worked well together at West Virginia last year, right down to announcements a few days apart that they’d return for their senior seasons. Rather than wondering what might have been if the duo chose to enter the NFL ...