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Tigers set for rematch against Eagles

ELKINS — After picking up the school’s first-ever playoff win over Sissonville last week, 16th-rated Elkins (6-3) will look to move into the Class AA state semifinals Sunday afternoon against eighth-rated Robert C. Byrd (7-2). The game — tentatively set for 3 p.m. at Robert C. Byrd ...

State playoffs continue tonight

ELKINS — Three Big 10 Conference teams will be in action tonight in quarterfinal action of the state football playoffs. While sixth-rated Fairmont Senior (8-2) entertains No. 14 Independence (5-2) at historic East-West Stadium, Bridgeport and North Marion face stern road tests. The ...

Mountaineers’ home opener gets postponed

MORGANTOWN — The home opener for the West Virginia University men’s basketball team against Youngstown State on Wednesday, Dec. 2, has been postponed due to the Penguins pausing team activities related to COVID-19. The two schools are hoping to reschedule the game with a mutually ...

FINDING A HOME

ELKINS — Dante Ramirez faced a dilemma when COVID-19 postponed the fall high school football season in Virginia. With a goal of wanting to play college football, Ramirez knew waiting until the spring — when Virginia hopes to have a season —his shot at suiting up at the next ...

Mountaineers to now face Northern Iowa in opener

MORGANTOWN — With Texas A&M opting out of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic to be held next week in South Dakota due to COVID-19 concerns, West Virginia will now face Northern Iowa in its season opener. The 15th-ranked Mountaineers and the Panthers will square off at 2 p.m. ...

WVU still in contention for Big 12 title game berth

MORGANTOWN — In a year as crazy as 2020 has been, it seems fitting that, despite being mid-November, the West Virginia football team is still in contention for a Big 12 Championship berth. The team matched its win total from a season ago with a 24-6 win over TCU on Saturday, and the ...