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Champions crowned in Miami

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Playoff weekend is over at Homestead-Miami Speedway and NASCAR has three new champions. The Ford EcoBoost Championship weekend is always exciting and this year was no different. Four drivers in each of the three top traveling series go into the weekend tied and literally how they finish ...

Senators rally past Clarion, 81-76

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CLARION, Pa. — Trevor English scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Davis & Elkins rallied in the second half to earn an 81-76 win over Clarion University on Tuesday. It was the first win of the young season for the Senators, who are now 1-3. They will return to action at 6 p.m. ...

Tubing, skating areas to open at Canaan

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DAVIS — Canaan Valley Resort State Park is starting the winter season early this year by opening its tubing and ice skating areas during this Thursday through Sunday. The resort’s 1,200 feet long tube run is the longest in the Mid-Atlantic and features a “magic carpet” lift that zips ...

Biafora, Charles named state’s top soccer players

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MORGANTOWN — University boys' soccer coach Dustin Talton still remembers what one of Joseph Biafora’s middle school coaches told him years ago — long before the future WVU commit stepped foot on the pitch at Mylan Pharmaceuticals Stadium. “When he first came in as a freshman, another ...

Grier gets his shot vs. Oklahoma

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MORGANTOWN (AP)  — West Virginia quarterback Will Grier finally is getting his shot at playing Oklahoma. Grier missed last year’s meeting with a broken finger and the Mountaineers were blown out in Norman, Oklahoma. The senior will play his final home game Friday and can send No. 12 ...

Robinson signs with WVWC

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TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur senior Alli Robinson has signed a letter-of-intent to play softball at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Robinson, also a standout in basketball for the Lady Bucs, was the Big 10 Conference Player of the Year last season after belting a school-record nine ...

WVU women make Top 25

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NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina’s run in the top 10 in women’s hoops is over. The Gamecocks fell out of the first 10 teams in the AP women’s basketball poll on Monday after being ranked that high for the past 89 consecutive weeks dating back to Jan. 6, 2014. It was the third longest ...

Battlers pick up road win

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GREENSBURG, Pa. — Four Battlers reached double-figures in scoring as the Alderson Broaddus men’s basketball team pulled away from host Seton Hill in the second half to claim an 88-71 victory in non-conference play. AB held a 39-36 advantage at the break and came out of the gates hot in ...

WVU signs recruit

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Forward Oscar Tshiebwe has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at West Virginia next season. Coach Bob Huggins announced the signing of the 6-foot-9 Tshiebwe on Monday, saying he is an elite rebounder. He chose West Virginia over Kentucky, Baylor and Illinois.

FC33 U12 girls soccer team wins division

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DUNBAR — The FC33 U12 Girls soccer team won their division at the inaugural Friends of Coal Cup on Nov. 11 at the Shawnee Sports Complex located in Dunbar. FC33 won the championship match 4-1 over BC United, from Pittsburgh. FC33 was coached by Steve Belan. “These girls performed at ...

WVU downed by Cowboys

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius was nearly flawless against Oklahoma last week, only to misfire on a 2-point conversion pass to Tylan Wallace in a one-point loss. On Saturday, the connection worked. Cornelius threw a touchdown pass to Wallace with 42 ...

Mountaineers take third at Myrtle Beach

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Junior Lamont West had seven 3-pointers and 27 points — both career highs — and Sagaba Konate had 15 points and nine rebounds before fouling out late, helping West Virginia beat Saint Joseph’s 97-90 on Sunday for third place in the Myrtle Beach Invitational. West ...

Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw two interceptions on his first 12 passes. The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to score in the first half for the first time in more than two years, and they still trailed by 10 approaching the 2-minute warning. So when Big Ben muscled his way ...

‘Keep the Change’ benefits Elkins Youth Football

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ELKINS — Allegheny Insurance Services, Inc. announced Elkins Youth Football as the winners of the latest “Keep the Change” match donation program. The organization received $1,000 in a match donation from Allegheny Insurance for their efforts. For this outstanding community program, ...

Bobcats fall on the road

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VIENNA — The West Virginia Wesleyan College men’s basketball team hit the road on Thursday evening to take on Ohio Valley University. After a very contested first half, Ohio Valley was too much for the Bobcats and pulled away in the second half to take a t12-point victory,72-58. Ohio ...

AB Battlers earn G-MAC honors

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INDIANAPOLIS — Four Alderson Broaddus football players were named to the second team All-Great Midwest while six others were tabbed as honorable mention choice announced by the conference Friday morning. Senior Maurice Thomas was a second-team selection not only as a wide receiver, but also ...

WVU not looking past Cowboys

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — No. 7 West Virginia hopes for a spot in the Big 12 Championship game and possibly a berth in the College Football Playoff. The next challenge for the Mountaineers (8-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 9 CFP) comes today when they visit Oklahoma State (5-5, 2-5), which is coming off ...

D&E women win first game

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins women's basketball team won their first game of the season, defeating Salem in their home opener 83-63. Kali Wilburn led the way for the Senators, recording a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Just three minutes into the game, the Senators had ...