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Tigers face another tough test tonight

ELKINS — Elkins remains on the road tonight as the Tigers travel to Lewis County High School for Week 2 of the high dchool football season. For the Minutemen, a playoff team from a season ago, this will be their first game of the season. Last week’s scheduled contest against ...

Bulldogs look for second win of early season

MILL CREEK — Tygarts Valley seeks its second win of the young season when Webster County visits Bulldog Field today for 7 p.m. contest. The Bulldogs opened the season with a 34-6 win over visiting Tucker County last Friday as Jace Swecker accounted for 118 yards of total offense and ...

Hornets open season with 28-0 win over Barbour

PHILIPPI — The Elkins Middle School football team opened the season with a 28-0 win over Barbour County Wednesday night at Alderson Broaddus’ Multisport Performance Stadium. With Wimer Stadium deemed unsafe for public events due to bleacher issues, the contest was moved to the AB ...

TV’s Holbrook earns low-medal laurels

SNOWSHOE — Tygarts Valley’s Andrew Holbrook fired a an under-par 37 to win low-medalist honors during a four-team match Tuesday at the Raven Golf Club. Holbrook is the lone golfer out for the Bulldogs this fall. He had shot his first high school under-par round with a 35 last week against ...

King, Eagles too much for Tigers

CLARKSBURG — Jeremiah King rumbled for 290 yards and scored four first-half touchdowns as Robert C. Byrd claimed a 35-12 victory over Elkins Friday night in Big 10 Conference play. The season-opening game was originally scheduled to be held in Elkins but was moved after the bleachers at ...

Bulldogs best Mountain Lions

MILL CREEK — Jace Swecker had 118 yards total offense and scored two touchdowns to help lead Tygarts Valley to a 34-6 win over Tucker County Friday night in both teams' season opener at Bulldog Field. The Bulldogs (1-0) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the contest when Daniel White scored ...

Colts, Bucs fall at home in openers

PHILIPPI — Grant Krajeski threw for three scores in the first half as Clay County claimed a 54-0 win over Philip Barbour Friday night at George Byrer Field at BC Bank Park at George Byrer Field. Krajeski connected with Caleb Atha for two of the passing scores, while hitting Dalton ...

Pirates earn doubleheader split with Reds

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates took advantage of an uncharacteristically average performance by Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer to earn a doubleheader split with a 4-3 win in the nightcap on Friday. The Reds took the opener 4-2 behind the strength of Luis Castillo, who picked up his ...

Brown names Doege starting QB for opener

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia coach Neal Brown Thursday named junior Jarett Doege his starting quarterback for the Mountaineers’ season opening game against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Milan Puskar Stadium. Brown made the announcement during his weekly radio show produced ...

‘A long strange trip’ for Tigers

ELKINS — As the late singer, Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead once said, “What a long strange trip it’s been,” and that’s what getting to the start of the 2020 high school football season has been like for the Elkins Tigers. Outside of COVID-19, which has dominated sports ...

Area football teams begin seasons tonight

ELKINS — A high school football season full of uncertainty gets underway today for area squads. Buckhannon-Upshur, Philip Barbour and Tygarts Valley will all begin the campaign at home. The Bucs will entertain Ripley at 7:30 p.m. at Freal “Red’ Crites Memorial Stadium. B-U is ...

Lady Tiger spikers defeat Preston to open the season

KINGWOOD — The Elkins High School volleyball team opened the season with a straight-set victory over Preston on Thursday night in Big 10 Conference action. The Lady Tigers won the varsity bout by scores of 25-16, 25-10 and 25-10. Elkins also captured the junior varsity match by the ...

Wirt County forfeits game at Trinity

MORGANTOWN (AP) — A West Virginia high school football team has forfeited its road game against an opponent in a county where the rate of coronavirus cases is rising. Wirt County High refused to play at Trinity High in Morgantown on Thursday night, the opening night of the season, news ...

New father Reynolds homers as Pirates defeat Cubs, 6-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — First-time father Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Thursday. Reynolds, who along with wife Blair welcomed son Reese on Monday, sent a drive off Alec Mills (3-3) into the ...

Preseason camp ends for WVU under the lights

MORGANTOWN — Second-year West Virginia coach Neal Brown concluded preseason training camp Tuesday night under the lights inside Milan Puskar Stadium with some heavy special teams work. In fact, close to half of the practice involved working all five units in live situations with ...

Elkins-RCB football game still scheduled

ELKINS — Despite an individual in attendance at football activities at Lincoln High School on Aug. 28-29 testing positive for COVID-19, the Elkins-Robert C. Byrd game slated for Friday in Clarksburg is still on, according to officials. The Tigers had scrimmaged the Cougars last week. All ...

Pirates to wear No. 21 on Sept. 9 to honor Roberto Clemente

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Roberto Clemente’s legacy in Pittsburgh and his native Puerto Rico is secure. The club the Hall of Fame outfielder spent two decades playing for is trying to ensure that legacy — both on and off the field — is acknowledged regularly by the masses. The team announced ...

Mountaineers look to improve

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown gave his players some much-welcome good vibes as they started fall practice during the coronavirus pandemic, unveiling an upgraded locker room to the sounds of celebration. After the news hit that the Big 12 season would go on, the ...

Opener set for noon on FS1

MORGANTOWN — The Big 12 Conference has announced that WVU’s Saturday, Sept. 12, football game against Eastern Kentucky at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown will be played at noon and be televised on FS1.

Unprecedented football season set to kickoff

ELKINS — High school football will have a different feal when the regular season kicks off on Friday night. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only immediate family members of players and coaches will be permitted to attend games, as long as the county of the school is in the Green ...