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Mountaineer football team adds two assistants

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced the hirings of Gerad Parker as the offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach and Jeff Koonz as the special teams coordinator/inside linebackers coach. Matt Moore, meanwhile, has been promoted to assistant head ...

DOUBLE-OT THRILLER

HAMBLETON — Jenna Burgess fired in 27 points as Petersburg outlasted Class A, No. 5 Tucker County, 58-50, in double overtime on Thursday night. The Lady Mountain Lions (5-3) led throughout the first half, outscoring the Lady Vikings 10-6 in the first quarter and carrying a 21-17 lead ...

Lady Colts garner win over Liberty

CLARKSBURG — Philip Barbour improved to 6-4 overall and 2-1 in Big 10 Conference league play via a 61-35 road win over Liberty Thursday night. The Lady Colts doubled up the hosts, 22-11, in the first stanza and carried a 33-14 cushion into the intermission break. PB poured in 20 more ...

McDaniels helps Lady Bucs rally past Grafton

GRAFTON  — Buckhannon-Upshur rallied in the second half to claim a 51-44 victory over Grafton Thursday night in Big 10 Conference play. The Lady Bucs (5-3, 4-2 Big 10) trailed 24-19 at halftime and 35-33 after three quarters, B-U then outscored the Lady Bearcats, 18-9, in the final ...

Hornet cagers split tilts with B-UMS

TENNERTON — Bryson Johnston fired in 20 points as Buckhannon-Upshur edged Elkins Middle School, 36-33, on Thursday night. Aaron Sharp had nine points and Isaiah Merritt seven for the Hornets (5-2). In the JV contest, A.J. Friedman’s 3-pointer with eight seconds left lifted EMS to a ...

Elkins High swim teams host North Marion and Notre Dame

ELKINS — The Elkins High School swim teams hosted North Marion and Notre Dame Wednesday at Davis & Elkins College’s George A. Myles Pool. Earning first-place finishes for the Lady Tigers were the 200-yard medley relay team of Kaleigh Edwards, Hannah Phillips, Isabelle Judy and ...

Little Lady Bucs get past Elkins; JV Lady Hornets win

ELKINS  — Kenna Maxwell tallied 14 points to lead Buckhannon-Upshur to a 29-24 decision over Elkins Friday night in varsity action at EMS gymnasium. Emerson Haddix led the Lady Hornets (6-2) with 12 points, followed by Laney Fletcher with five and Addy Cogar with four. “It was a ...

WVU to build new sports facility

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons announced Thursday a $10 million gift from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust to build an Athletics Performance Center at the WVU Coliseum Sports Complex. “To build this kind of ...

Hawkins, Lincoln best Tigers

ELKINS — Payton Hawkins’ steady play in the paint and his key shooting from behind the 3-point arch helped power Lincoln to a 64-55 win over Elkins Wednesday night in Big 10 Conference action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The 6-foot-7 Hawkins, who finished with a team-high ...

Defense fuels Colts over Senior

FAIRMONT — Philip Barbour used a stingy defensive game plan from the sideline grease board to best Big 10 Conference power Fairmont Senior, 61-40, for a road win Wednesday night. “It was all defense, we guarded lights out on defense,” Colts assistant coach Tyler Rogers said. ...

Bright sparks TVHS

MILL CREEK — Josh Bright connected on six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points as Tygarts Valley rolled to an 80-53 win over Harman Wednesday night in non-conference action at TVHS gymnasium. Willie Walden hit four treys in the contest and added 21 points for the Bulldogs (6-2), who led ...

Lady Bulldogs pick up decision over Harman

MILL CREEK — Abby Lanham poured in a game-high 23 points to lead Tygarts Valley to a 63-22 win over Harman Wednesday in non-conference action at TVHS Gymnasium. Landrie Lanham added 18 points for the Lady Bulldogs (4-5), who led 34-8 at the half and 50-15 after three quarters of ...

Vicentic reaches milestone in Bobcats’ loss at UC

CHARLESTON  — Charleston raced out to a 16-point halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 102-77 win over West Virginia Wesleyan Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference action. The Golden Eagles (10-2, 5-2 MEC) carried a 54-38 advantage into the intermission. Drew ...

Balanced attack leads EMS boys past Knights

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School boys varsity team improved to 5-1 with a 50-42 victory over Taylor County Wednesday night at EMS gym. Brock Holland had 10 points for the Hornets, followed by Isaiah Merritt, Griffin Boggs and Nate Hulver all with eight apiece. Rylan Wymer added ...

Lady Hornets shake off slow start to post win over Taylor

GRAFTON — Elkins Middle School overcame a slow start to claim a 22-10 win over Taylor County Wednesday night in varsity play. The Lady Hornets, who are now 6-1 on the season, trailed 6-3 at halftime before outscoring the hosts, 19-4, in the second half. Emerson Haddix had seven points and ...

WVU women cruise

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 23 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 21 and No. 19 West Virginia pulled away in the second half to defeat Kansas 68-49 on Wednesday night, the Mountaineers’ eighth-straight win. Both players had 13 points in the second half as West Virginia (12-1, ...

Weather postpones games

ELKINS — Area high school basketball action was put on hold Tuesday due to the weather conditions. Games postponed on Tuesday and rescheduled for today include Harman at Tygarts Valley (boys and girls) and Tucker County at Moorefield (boys). The Elkins at Lincoln girls basketball ...

Lady Bucs fall to No. 1 North Marion

TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur dropped a 61-46 Big 10 Conference verdict to Class AA, No. 1 North Marion on Tuesday night. The Lady Bucs, who are now 4-3 overall and 3-2 in Big 10 play, trailed 14-5 after one quarter before the Lady Huskies increased their lead to 13, at 20-7, after ...

Lady Warriors improve to 8-3

LINDSIDE — Class A, No. 7 Pocahontas County claimed a 45-40 win over double-A James Monroe on Monday night. The Lady Warriors are now 8-3 on the season and will host No. 3 Summers County on Friday night. They will then visit Midland Trail on Tuesday for a key game between sectional ...

Pendleton takes 66-50 win over Bath County

FRANKLIN  — Laird Sweet and Bailey Thompson combined for 39 points to lead Pendleton County to a 66-50 win over Bath County (Va.) on Monday. Sweet had a game-high 22 points, followed by Thompson with 17. Pendleton County (6-0) led 20-17 after one quarter before taking a 40-27 advantage ...