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PB softball team upends Grafton

PHILIPPI — Freshman hurler Sara Simon struck out nine batters and dinged a pair of RBIs Tuesday to help Philip Barbour power past Big 10 Conference rival Grafton, 9-1, in the Lady Colts’ home opener. After using a balanced attack with runs scored in all of the first four innings, ...

Cooper pitches Lady Vikings over Keyser

PETERSBURG — Carly Cooper surrendered just two hits over seven innings of work as Petersburg remained unbeaten on the season with a 10-2 win over Keyser Tuesday in Potomac Valley Conference action. Cooper, who improved to 6-0 on the year, didn’t walk a batter and struck out 10 in a ...

Lady Battlers lacrosse squad drops close match

PHILIPP — The Alderson Broaddus women’s lacrosse team dropped a 15-12 decision to Ursuline College on Tuesday afternoon. The Arrows jumped out to a 3-0 lead within the first five minutes of the game. The Lady Battlers answered back, however, after a goal from Taheera Rodgers and ...

WVU women set to face Northwestern

MORGANTOWN — Continuing play in the 2019 Postseason WNIT, the West Virginia women's basketball team will host Northwestern at 7 p.m. today at the WVU Coliseum. This is the fourth all-time meeting between West Virginia (22-10) and Northwestern, with the Wildcats leading the series at 2-1. The ...

Elmore sets new mark as Herd wins

HUNTINGTON (AP) — C.J. Burks had 20 points as Marshall topped Presbyterian 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the CIT on Tuesday night. Jon Elmore, the all-time leading scorer in program history, had 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals for Marshall (21-14). Elmore made three 3-pointers to ...

Bridges named player of the year

FAIRMONT — Jalen Bridges disagreed with the label and was irked by the stigma. In his mind, the critics were wrong. Their perceptions that he was too cavalier as a player and too passive as a competitor were warped by his willowy build, relaxed disposition and silky-smooth overall game and ...

WVU falls to Coastal Carolina

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Devante Jones had a season-high 32 points as Coastal Carolina got past West Virginia 109-91 in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational on Monday night. West Virginia allowed its most points at home in program history, topping 107 by Notre Dame in ...

Big Reds’ Kirby honored as Mary Ostrowski Award winner

PARKERSBURG — PHS head coach Scott Cozzens’ investment in a pair of safety goggles before his dive into the haystack following May’s Parkersburg High School commencement ceremony might be a smart decision. The purchase of a full-body suit may be advisable too so he avoids hay ...

B-U’s Lilly, Hurst honored

TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur’s Dawson Lilly and Ryan Hurst received spots on the Class AAA all-state honorable mention list released on Sunday. Lilly, a senior guard, led the Bucs in scoring. Hurst is a sophomore guard. George Washington senior guard Bunky Brown was chosen as the ...

Tigers outlast Vikings, 13-8; improve to 3-3

PETERSBURG — Seniors Cole Crumm and Read Schumacher each drove in three runs to help Elkins claim a 13-8 win over Petersburg on Saturday. Nathan Cooper added three hits and Alan Bennett two hits for the Tigers, who improved to 3-3. Jeremy Cogar went three innings on the mound for ...

WVU defeats Villanova in WNIT

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University women’s basketball team featured three players in double figures as the Mountaineers took down Villanova, 64-57, in the second round of the WNIT Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum. Senior guard/forward Naomi Davenport scored a game-high 25 ...

Mountaineers to host CCU today in CBI

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia will host Coastal Carolina University at 7 p.m. today in the second round of of the CBI. The Mountaineers (15-20) earned a 77-63 win over Grand Canyon in their opening game of the CBI, while Coastal Carolina (16-16) won 81-72 against Howard. TEAM ...

Area schedule

Monday, March 25 High school baseball Elkins at Preston, 5 p.m. Lincoln at Buckhannon-Upshur, 7 p.m. Philip Barbour at Robert C. Byrd, 5 p.m. Tucker County at Tygarts Valley, 6 p.m. Pendleton County at Petersburg, 5 p.m. High school softball Elkins at Preston, 5 p.m. Lincoln ...

Smoak inks with Fairmont

ELKINS — Elkins High School senior James Smoak has signed on to compete in cross country next year at Fairmont State University. Smoak said he believes Fairmont will be a good fit for him because of their class sizes and the potential for creating professional connections as a ...

Trio of Lady Bucs receive honors

CHARLESTON — A trio of Buckhannon-Upshur High School girls basketball players have earned Class AAA all-state honors. Senior Alli Robinson is a third-team selection, while teammates Audrey Gaudet and Brooklyn Maxwell appear on the honorable mention list. Gaudet is a senior and Maxwell a ...

George named to squad

PINE GROVE — Tygarts Valley’s Logan George has been selected to the all-Mason Dixon Conference boys basketball first team. George, a 6-foot-2 junior forward, is joined on the first team by Clay-Battelle’s Seth Casino and Levi Carrico, South Harrison’s Caleb Jenkins and Brent ...

Senators tumble at Malone

MASSILLON, Ohio — The Davis & Elkins College baseball team dropped a 9-1 decision to Malone Friday to open up G-MAC play. The nightcap was suspended in the sixth inning with the Pioneers holding an 8-1 lead. The Senators (0-16, 0-1 G-MAC) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of ...

Babe Ruth tryouts set for Sunday

ELKINS — The final registration and tryouts for Elkins Elks Babe Ruth 13-15 year-olds will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. The date was moved from today due to the possible weather conditions. There will be no players added to the league after tryouts and the ...

EHS tennis teams best B-U

BUCKHANNON— The Elkins boys and girls tennis teams opened the season with wins over Buckhannon-Upshur Tuesday at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The Tigers claimed a 5-2 win, while the EHS girls took a 4-3 verdict. Earning wins for the EHS boys were Noah Carr at No. 1 singles, Daniel ...