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Grier named Unitas finalist

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University redshirt senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Will Grier has been named as one of the final five candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as announced Thursday by the organization. Grier already has been named a top 15 ...

W.Va. deer firearms season facts released

SOUTH CHARLESTON — The 2018 West Virginia buck firearms season will start Monday and run through Dec. 1. Here are a few facts about the season: Buck firearm season is open in all counties except Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming. Sunday hunting will be legal on public lands throughout ...

B-U’s Gaudet makes Class AAA first team

CHARLESTON — Cabell Midland fell well short of defending its Class AAA championship, falling to eventual-champion Hurricane in sectional play in what has become a rugged Region 4. But it’s hard to put any of that blame on junior forward Emilie Charles. The 2017 state player of the ...

D&E falls to Charleston

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins men’s basketball team fell to the University of Charleston 99-68 in a non-conference contest Wednesday. After an even start over the first three minutes, the visitors got hot from the field, hitting nearly every shot as they pulled away on a 26-8 run ...

West Virginia buck season begins Monday

SOUTH CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season begins Monday, Nov. 19, the earliest possible opening date. This season opens the Monday before Thanksgiving every year, and gives hunters an opportunity to hunt during part of the rut, when bucks are active. “Hunters ...

Steelers moving on with Le’Veon Bell out of the mix

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of 10 months waiting on Le’Veon Bell to show up for work. They said all the right things, stressed they understood the star running back was making a business decision by opting to stay home in hopes of protecting himself ahead ...

EMS girls soccer squad wraps up successful season

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls soccer program recently wrapped up a successful season in the inaugural campaign of coach Levi Fletcher. The girls finished the season with an 8-3-1 record, including a signature win over rival Buckhannon snapping an eight-season losing skid. ...

Battlers fall in final seconds

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus men's basketball team pushed defending national champions Ferris State to the brink, but fell 76-74 Sunday afternoon at Rex Pyles Arena. The Battlers inbounded the ball with 15 seconds to go in a 74-74 basketball game before the full court pressure by the ...

Sills V a Biletnikoff semifinalist

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University senior wide receiver David Sills V was named one of 11 semifinalists for the 2018 Biletnikoff Award, as announced Monday by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award. Sills ...

Loss pushes WVU out of Top 25

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke changed everything about who AP Top 25 voters considered to be the nation’s best team with a single dominating performance against a marquee opponent. Meanwhile, West Virginia fell out of the Top 25, while the team that defeated the Mountaineers last Friday, ...

Youth league champs

BRIDGEPORT — The Elkins Bengals midget squad capped off a perfect 11-0 season by pulling away from Bridgeport White in the second half to claim a 30-6 victory in the Mountain Youth Football League title game Sunday at Wayne Jamison Field. The Bengals never trailed and Bridgeport’s lone ...

Bridgeport ends PB’s run of titles

CHARLESTON — The 2018 Class AA volleyball championship match came down to a fifth and final set on Saturday morning to separate Big 10 Conference rivals Philip Barbour and Bridgeport at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. It was the Lady Indians prevailing to earn their first ...

D&E drops pair of tilts

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College men’s basketball team dropped a pair of games over the weekend at the McDonnell Center in the G-MAC-Great Lakes Crossover Challenge. The Senators fell to Grand Valley State by an 85-68 decision on Sunday afternoon and an 89-70 decision to ...

No. 7 WVU hands TCU a rare lopsided setback

MORGANTOWN (AP) — No. 7 West Virginia’s mini-payback tour is off to a good start as the Mountaineers try to secure a spot in the Big 12 championship game. After a lopsided win over TCU, West Virginia has showdowns remaining against Oklahoma State and No. 6 Oklahoma. The Mountaineers (8-1, ...

Mountain Lions fall to Midland Trail

HICO — No. 15 Tucker County limited No. 2 Midland Trail to just 215 yards of total offense but was unable to get its offense on track in dropping a 14-2 decision in Class A, first-round action in muddy conditions at Roger Eades Field at Patriot Stadium. After a scoreless first quarter, ...

Second Season Begins Tonight

PARSONS  — Tucker County returns to the postseason for the first time since 2013 today when the Mountain Lions travel to Hico to battle undefeated Midland Trail in Class A first-round action. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Roger Eades Field at Patriot Stadium. This will be the ...

Vikes back in the dance

PETERSBURG — No. 13 Petersburg takes to the road tonight at No. 4 and unbeaten Nicholas County in first-round play of the Class AA playoffs. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. in Summersville. An upset victory over the Grizzlies would give the Vikings (7-2) their first football playoff win ...

PBHS moves to title contest

CHARLESTON — Philip Barbour will seek its fourth straight Class AA volleyball title today at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. The Lady Colts face Big 10 Conference rival Bridgeport at 9:30 a.m. in a rematch of the 2016 title game. After disposing of Shady Spring, 3-0, in ...

Lady Senator cagers begin season today at Ferris State

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s basketball team must replace all-G-MAC first-team selection Aliyah Dukes entering the 2018-19 campaign. The Lady Senators are scheduled to open the season at 3 p.m. today at Ferris State. They will remain on the road Saturday at Michigan ...

Lady ’Cats advance in NCAA tournament

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer team knocked off No. 18 Kutztown in penalty kicks, 4-1, in first-round action of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament on Friday afternoon at Rockwell Field. The sixth-seed Lady Bobcats advance to face No. 2-seed ...