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Burdock lifts D&E women to home win

ELKINS — Colleena Burdock scored points and collected nine steals to lift Davis & Elkins College to a 78-42 G-MAC win over Ohio Valley Thursday night at the McDonnell Center. Kali Wilburn, Jamiyah Johnson and Sydney Nestor all had 10 points each for the Lady Senators. Imani Ward ...

Moorefield girls fall to Allegany

MOOREFIELD — The Moorefield girls basketball team concluded the regular season with a 49-34 loss to Allegany (Md.) on Thursday night. Lindsey Rinker paced Moorefield with 12 points and six rebounds. Gianna Fair and Madison McGregor added eight points each. The Lady Yellow Jackets led 22-17 ...

Tucker earns impressive road victory

DUNMORE — Class A, No. 10 Tucker County picked up an impressive 63-40 win over No. 5 Pocahontas County on Wednesday night. The Lady Mountain Lions, now 13-6, have defeated the Lady Warriors 13 straight times, including a meeting earlier this season in Hambleton. Tuesday’s latest ...

State swim meet set to begin today

MORGANTOWN — Several area high school swimmers will begin state meet competition today at West Virginia University’s Natatorium. Preliminary action is set for today as the boys will take to the pool first at 8:30 a.m. and the girls at 4:30 p.m. The finals will take place on ...

No. 7 Lincoln too much for EHS girls

SHINNSTON — The Elkins High School girls dropped a 78-39 decision to Class AA, No. 7 Lincoln Wednesday night in Big 10 Conference play. Sarah Riggleman fired in 19 points to lead the Lady Tigers, who finished regular-season play with a 7-14 mark. Madison Holland added five points, ...

Tucker boys tumble

CLARKSBURG —Tucker County kept it close and went on runs to re-take the lead on numerous occasions on Wednesday night, but Class A, No. 2 Notre Dame held the Mountain Lions off for a 68-58 decision. A 25-15 first quarter in favor of the winners saw Tucker County respond with a 19-9 ...

Tigers’ Burdette inks with Glenville to play football

ELKINS — Elkins High School’s Chance Burdette is headed to Glenville State to play football. Burdette signed with the Pioneers Wednesday afternoon at EHS. “Glenville was the best fit for me,” Burdette said. “They visited me at the school and then I went on a tour there. When ...

EMS student wins Hoop Shoot event

ELKINS — Elkins Middle School sixth grader AJ Friedman earned a spot in regionals by capturing first in the 12-13-year-old division at the state Hoop Shoot competition in Charleston. Friedman, representing Elks Lodge 1135, is a member of the EMS junior varsity basketball team and the ...

AB men’s volleyball team falls to Geneva

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus men’s volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Geneva College on Wednesday night. At one point in the first set, the Battlers were down 21-9, but came roaring back to make the score 22-19. Geneva, however scored three more points to take the first ...

6 Elkins Mat Club wrestlers state-bound

ELKINS — Six members of the Elkins Mat Club qualified for the state championships at the West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association Region III Tournament held over the weekend at Lewis County High School. Earning berth in the state tournament were Braeden Johnson, Grant Hutton, Logan ...

WVU women win thriller at Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas — Freshman guard Madisen Smith led four players in double-digit scoring as the West Virginia University women’s basketball team picked up a thrilling 75-72 over Texas Tech at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas, on Wednesday evening. Smith put on a 20-point ...

Pirates optimistic as spring training starts

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Optimism always runs high on the first day of spring training, even for the Pittsburgh Pirates. “This club has a feel that we can be a postseason team, that we can be a team that can advance deep in the postseason,” general manager Neal Huntington said Wednesday ...

Harris sets new mark for TV girls

MILL CREEK — Abby Harris entered the Tygarts Valley girls basketball record books on Tuesday night. The senior guard surpassed Andrea Saucerman as the school’s all-time leading scorer in a 64-51 setback to Class A, No. 5 Pocahontas County. Harris led the way for the Lady Bulldogs ...

McGrew suiting up for Team USA

BUCKHANNON  — Former West Virginia Wesleyan College and Buckhannon-Upshur High School basketball standout Tanner McGrew has been named to the February 2019 USA World Cup Qualifying Team. McGrew, who currently plays for the Salt Lake City Stars in the NBA G League, was one of 13 players ...

Tucker rallies for win

DUNMORE — Tucker County overcame a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to claim a 53-50 win over Pocahontas County on Tuesday night. The Mountain Lions trailed 39-32 after three quarters and by nine early into the final frame before rallying. A pair of 3-pointers from Corrick ...

AP source: WR Brown asks Steelers to be traded

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven’t decided whether there’s a path for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown to return in 2019. Not that it matters to Brown. He’s already made up his mind. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the ...

Area schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 13 High school boys basketball Tygarts Valley at Pendleton County, 7:30 p.m. Tucker County at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. Petersburg at Keyser, 7:30 p.m. East Hardy at Union, 7:30 p.m. High school girls basketball Elkins at Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Buckhannon-Upshur at ...

NEARING A MILESTONE

MILL CREEK — After passing the 1,000 career points milestone late in her junior campaign, Tygarts Valley senior point guard Abby Harris entered the 2018-19 season with 1,014 points, just 304 markers away from the all-time Lady Bulldogs’ career points record. Harris is now 17 points shy ...

Salem holds off late run by Senators

SALEM — A late run fell just short as Davis & Elkins dropped an 84-81 decision to Salem University Monday in non-conference action at T. Edward Davis Gymnasium. The Senators (6-16) trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half before cutting the margin to 82-81 on a 3-pointer ...

EMS cagers turn back Little Bucs

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School varsity and junior varsity squads captured wins over Buckhannon-Upshur Monday night at EMS gymnasium. It was eighth-grade night for EMS as the basketball and cheerleaders were honored in front of a capacity crowd. The Hornets captured the varsity ...