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Mountaineers travel to Pitt tonight

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia seeks a third straight victory over Pitt as the hardwood version of the Backyard Brawl takes place tonight at the Petersen Events Center. Game time is set for 7 p.m. and the action will be televised on ESPNU. The Mountaineers have just one game under their belt ...

WVU basketball inks pair of recruits

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Forward Taj Thweatt and guard Kedrian Johnson have signed letters of intent to play at West Virginia next year. Coach Bob Huggins announced the signing of Thweatt on Wednesday and Johnson on Thursday. The 6-foot-7 Thweatt averaged 20.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game ...

’Cats fall in finale

FAIRMONT — Fairmont State University raced out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter and never looked back in posting a 42-13 win over West Virginia Wesleyan Thursday night in Mountain East Conference action. Takwan Crews-Naylor completed 14 of 18 passes for 258 yards and threw for four scores ...

Just, Falconieri on first unit

BRIDGEPORT — Davis & Elkins sophomore midfielder Markus Just and West Virginia Wesleyan senior forward Luca Falconieri have earned spots on the Mountain East Conference men’s soccer first team. The Bobcats’ Luis Diaz, a sophomore defender, was named to the second team, ...

’Cats fall in PKs in MEC tourney

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — After batliing through 90 minutes of regulation and two overtime sessions without a goal being scored, Notre Dame College advanced to the Mountain East Conference semifinals by defeating West Virginia Wesleyan, 5-4, on penalty kicks Wednesday afternoon at Mueller ...

Lang scores 31 as Rams best WVWC

BUCKHANNON — Thomas Lang fired in 31 points as Shepherd claimed an 85-65 decision over West Virginia Wesleyan Wedneday night at Rockefeller Center. In a battle of former MEC foes, the Rams are now a member of the PSAC, the visitors had two other players join Lang in double figures as Kyle ...

D&E triathlon team preps for nationals trip

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s triathlon team will compete in the National Championships at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Tempe, Arizona. Head coach Chris Hammer’s squad will race along Town Lake Park, with a 750-meter swim, 20k bike, and 5k run through downtown Tempe near ...

All-state honors

TENNERTON — The West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association (WVHSSCA) all-state teams were recently announced. Elkins High School’s Sofia Triplett, Buckhannon-Upshur’s Ryan Hurst and Philip Barbour’s Ethan Gregory earned first-team selections in their respective ...

D&E spikers claim MEC win over Wesleyan in straight sets

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s volleyball team defeated rival West Virginia Wesleyan in three games Tuesday in Mountain East Athletic Conference action at the McDonnell Center. The Lady Senators, who improved to 17-8 overall and 10-4 in conference play with the ...

Lady ’Cats blank Eagles

BUCKHANNON — Playing with snow on the turf of Cebe Ross Field, West Virginia Wesleyan notched a 2-0 win over the University of Charleston Tuesday afternoon in Mountain East Conference women’s soccer tourney play. The Lady Bobcats (13-6-0) will now travel to Fairmont State at 7 p.m. Friday ...

D&E cross country teams make history

LOCK HAVEN — The Davis & Elkins women’s and men’s cross country teams made history at the D-II Atlantic Regional meet held over the weekend. Both squads earned their first-ever berths in the NCAA National Championships. It was also the first time in history two schools from ...

Concord sweeps MEC women’s soccer awards

BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan’s Jadyn Tavekelian and Madison LaPole were named to the All-Mountain East Conference women’s soccer first team released on Tuesday. Tavekelian is a sophomore defender and LaPole a senior midfielder for the Lady Bobcats, who advanced to the MEC ...

WVU women receive votes in AP Poll

MORGANTOWN — For the second straight week, the West Virginia University women’s basketball team received votes in the Associated Press Poll released Monday. The Mountaineers received 59 votes in this week’s poll, just one behind No. 25 South Florida. Baylor and Texas represent the ...

Mighty Minkah: Safety Fitzpatrick leads Steelers’ turnaround

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ball left Jared Goff’s hands and fluttered to the ground. And for a split second, everyone around Minkah Fitzpatrick eased up. Not Fitzpatrick. Easing up isn’t really his thing. Instinctively, the Pittsburgh Steelers safety at the epicenter of his team’s ...

Surging ’Cats blank D&E

ELKINS — West Virginia Wesleyan College posted a third consecutive shutout win with a 1-0 victory over Davis & Elkins College Sunday in Mountain East Conference play at Nuttall Field. With the victory, the Bobcats (12-5-1, 10-4-1 MEC) secured the third seed in this week’s MEC ...

Lady ’Cats best D&E women, 1-0

ELKINS — West Virginia Wesleyan College avenged an earlier season loss to Davis & Elkins by claiming a 1-0 victory Sunday in the regular-season finale for both squads at Nuttall Field. The Lady Bobcats (12-6, 10-4 MEC), who dropped the first Mountain East Athletic Conference contest ...

Lady Colts secure 18th straight state tourney berth

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour was able secure an 18th consecutive spot in the state volleyball tournament on Saturday by finishing as the Class AA Region I runner-up after falling in five sets to Oak Glen in the championship match. Entering a field of eight in Charleston on Friday, the Lady ...

Bulldogs to visit Cavs in ‘A’ playoffs

MILL CREEK  — Tygarts Valley is headed back to the Class A state playoff for the first time since 2005. Third-year head coach Rodney Bright’s squad is the 13th seed and will travel to No. 4 Greenbrier West at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the opening round. All three of Tygarts Valley’s ...

Fairmont State outlasts D&E

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s volleyball team had its five-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Fairmont State University Saturday in Mountain East Athletic Conference action at the McDonnell Center. After dropping the first contest of the match 25-23, the Lady ...