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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 ...

Senator cagers drop first two tilts

GRAND VALLEY, Mich. — The Davis & Elkins College men’s basketball team dropped games at Ferris State and Grand Valley State over the weekend to start the 2019-20 campaign. The Senators fell to Ferris State, 85-58, on Saturday and lost an 84-68 verdict to Grand Valley State on ...

Battler gridders earn first win of season

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus football team picked up its their first win of the season with a 24-17 victory over Walsh (Ohio) on Saturday. Nicolas Bishop’s 3-yard run with 6:43 left in regulation broke a 17-17 tie. Bishop, who had 128 yards rushing, also had TD runs of 3 and 7 in ...

Gondrezich nets 20 as WVU women roll

MORGANTOWN —After another 20-point effort from redshirt junior guard Kysre Gondrezick, the West Virginia University women’s basketball team captured a 56-40 victory over Presbyterian on Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. Gondrezick tallied 20 points to lead all scorers ...

Poor first half dooms Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Texas Tech quarterback Jett Duffey continues to give West Virginia fits. The junior moved the offense at will in the first half and the Red Raiders used a fast start to beat West Virginia 38-17 on Saturday, handing the Mountaineers their fifth straight loss. Duffey threw ...

B-UMS girls win RLB tourney

The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School girls soccer team captured the recent Robert L. Bland Tournament. In Friday’s edition of The Inter-Mountain, it was published that the Elkins Middle School girls soccer team had won the tourney. The Lady Hornets, however, did go 2-0 in the event but ...

Tigers cruise past Bucs

ELKINS — Powered by strong ground games from T.J. Guire and Dennard “Dee” Wyche, Elkins racked up 368 yards rushing en route to a 46-20 victory over rival Buckhannon-Upshur Friday night in the season finale for both squads at Wimer Stadium. Wyche ran for 136 yards in the ...

America lifts top-ranked Doddridge over No. 9 TV

MILL CREEK — Hunter America rushed for 204 yards and scored four touchdowns as Class A, No. 1 Doddridge County claimed a 46-7 win over No. 9 Tygarts Valley Friday night at Bulldog Field. America did all his damage in the first half as the visiting Bulldogs (10-0) scored on all six of ...

No. 2 Bridgeport blanks PB, 48-0

BRIDGEPORT — Class AA, No. 2 Bridgeport jumped out to a 28-0 lead after one quarter and never looked back in handing Philip Barbour a 48-0 setback Friday night at Wayne Jamison Field. Sam Romano, who had three touchdowns on the night, put the Indians (9-1) on the board just 11 seconds ...

WVU looks to get back in win column

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Texas Tech and West Virginia have lumbered through sour seasons under first-year coaches. One of them will get a sorely needed boost and end a losing streak when the Red Raiders (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) and Mountaineers (3-5, 1-4) meet today. The winner will prop up fading bowl ...

Mountaineers top Akron to open season

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Derek Culver and Jermaine Haley scored 16 points apiece to lead West Virginia over Akron 94-84 on Friday night. Emmitt Matthews Jr. added 13 points and Miles McBride scored 11 points for the Mountaineers (1-0). Xeyrius Williams scored a career-high 20 points for the Zips ...

BUCS VS. TIGERS

ELKINS — Two teams will be looking to end their season on a high note when Elkins entertains old rival Buckhannon-Upshur at Wimer Stadium tonight. The Tigers (2-7) haven’t tasted victory since a win at Roane County on Oct. 11. Since then, the Tigers have squared off against ...

TV battles top-ranked Doddridge

MILL CREEK — On the verge of making the playoffs for the first time since 2005, Class A, No. 9 Tygarts Valley battles top-ranked Doddridge County at 7 p.m. today at Bulldog Field. In a battle of Bulldogs, TV enters the matchup 7-2 and winners of two straight games, including a 21-0 ...

Wednesday fire guts Petersburg football team’s field house

PETERSBURG — A fast-moving fire gutted the Petersburg High School football team’s field house on Wednesday afternoon, damaging equipment and forcing a varsity game to be moved. Petersburg High School Athletic Director Travis Liller said the blaze broke out as the team was getting ...

D&E harriers set for regional meet

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College cross country teams are set to compete in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championships Saturday at Lock Haven University (Pa.). Both teams are coming off strong performances in the Mountain East Conference Championships held two weeks ago at ...

Lady Hornets win tourney

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls soccer team wrapped up another successful season by going 2-0 in the season-ending Robert L. Bland Middle School Soccer Classic tourney. The Lady Hornets beat West Fairmont in the opening round, 1-0, with the winning goal coming from Addy Cogar and ...

Coaching Carousel

ELKINS — New coaches will be in place for Davis & Elkins, West Virginia Wesleyan and Alderson Broaddus when the area college men’s basketball season gets underway this weekend. With Elkins native Nick Patella moving over to Wesleyan, Daniel Mondragon is the new coach ...

Asbell set for 12th year with Lady Senators

ELKINS — Jason Asbell enters his 12th season as the head coach of the Davis & Elkins College women’s basketball team in 2019-20. Asbell, the second winningest coach in program history, will look to rebounding specialist Jamiyah Johnson and senior Jay Kilpatrick to lead the Lady ...