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Two more WVU cagers will depart

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MORGANTOWN, (AP) — Two more West Virginia men’s basketball players are looking to transfer and reduce coach Bob Huggins’ already thin roster for the 2019-20 season. The school says forwards Lamont West and Andrew Gordon have put their names into the NCAA’s transfer portal. West ...

New-look Reds rally past Pirates

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Derek Dietrich’s three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning rallied the new-look Reds to a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, an encouraging start for a Cincinnati team looking to escape last place. Playing their first game under manager David ...

CONFERENCE SWEEP

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ELKINS — A seventh-inning rally fell just short for Davis & Elkins College in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday as Alderson Broaddus completed a G-MAC sweep with a 3-2 victory at Harpertown Fields. The contest was originally scheduled to be played in Philippi but moved ...

Tigers best Preston for road victory

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KINGWOOD — Remington Stanley and Alan Bennett combined on a shutout as Elkins rolled past Preston, 15-0, in Big 10 Conference play on Wednesday. Stanley earned the win, going the first four innings and striking out six. Bennett finished in relief. Tyler Davis led the Tiger offense ...

Colts lack timely hit in loss to RCB

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CLARKSBURG — Philip Barbour stranded nine runners on base while surrendering a 3-2 verdict to Robert C. Byrd in Big 10 Conference play on Wednesday. The Flying Eagles dented the Stanton Field scoreboard first with a single run in the bottom of the fourth frame. Answering back, the ...

D&E softball earns sweep over Pioneers

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College softball team captured a doubleheader sweep against Glenville State on Wednesday. The Lady Senators improved to 5-15 with the wins. D&E took the opening game, 5-4, and claimed a 17-13 victory in the second game. The Lady Senators will ...

Lady Colts drop tilt at Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — A six-run outburst in the second inning helped Bridgeport claim an 11-2 victory over Philip Barbour Wednesday in Big 10 Conference play. The Lady Colts trailed 3-2 before the Lady Indians took control in the home-half of the second frame. The game ended after the top of ...

WVU women’s season concludes

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MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University women’s basketball team led by as many as 18 points in the first half, but it couldn’t hold on in a 56-54 loss to Northwestern in the third round of the 2019 Postseason WNIT on Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers finished with ...

Lady Senators fall in overtime to WJU, 15-14

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ELKINS — Ally Coggins’ overtime goal lifted Wheeling Jesuit University to a 15-14 win over Davis & Elkins College Wednesday afternoon in women’s lacrosse action at Nuttall Field. The victory was the fourth straight for Lady Cardinals, who improved to 6-2 on the season. The loss ...

LB Brendan Ferns ends WVU career

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia linebacker Brendan Ferns says he’s accepted a medical scholarship and will not play football in his final two seasons of eligibility. The junior made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter. Ferns missed the entire 2016 season and most of the past two ...

Tigers cruise past Mountaineers

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CLARKSBURG — Tyler Davis had a two-run single during a five-run first inning and Read Schumacher went five strong innings on the mound as Elkins claimed a 12-1 win over Big 10 Conference foe Liberty on Tuesday Jeremy Cogar and Matthew Gainer added two RBIs each for the Tigers. Gainer also ...

EHS, B-U open track seasons

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The Lady Bucs’ Iris Kolenich competes in the high jump at Tuesday’s meet. She won the event with an effort of 4-8. TENNERTON — Elkins High School and Buckhannon-Upshur opened the 2019 track season on Tuesday with a dual meet at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium on the B-UHS ...

Robinson homers again as Lady Bucs down Preston

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TENNERTON  — Alli Robinson homered and knock in three runs and Ciara Melton tossed a three-inning no-hitter to power the Buckhannon-Upshur softball team to a 14-0 win over Preston Tuesday in Big 10 Conference action. Robinson, who now has six homers on the season, also doubled for the ...

Colts best Bearcats in Big 10 play

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PHILIPPI — Sophomore ace Gage Bibey picked up his second complete-game win of the season as Philip Barbour claimed a 6-3 win over Big 10 Conference rival Grafton on Tuesday. Bibey struck out 12 Bearcats on the day. After feeling things out on the diamond in the opening acts, Philip ...

PB softball team upends Grafton

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PHILIPPI — Freshman hurler Sara Simon struck out nine batters and dinged a pair of RBIs Tuesday to help Philip Barbour power past Big 10 Conference rival Grafton, 9-1, in the Lady Colts’ home opener. After using a balanced attack with runs scored in all of the first four innings, ...

Cooper pitches Lady Vikings over Keyser

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PETERSBURG — Carly Cooper surrendered just two hits over seven innings of work as Petersburg remained unbeaten on the season with a 10-2 win over Keyser Tuesday in Potomac Valley Conference action. Cooper, who improved to 6-0 on the year, didn’t walk a batter and struck out 10 in a ...

Lady Battlers lacrosse squad drops close match

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PHILIPP — The Alderson Broaddus women’s lacrosse team dropped a 15-12 decision to Ursuline College on Tuesday afternoon. The Arrows jumped out to a 3-0 lead within the first five minutes of the game. The Lady Battlers answered back, however, after a goal from Taheera Rodgers and ...

WVU women set to face Northwestern

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MORGANTOWN — Continuing play in the 2019 Postseason WNIT, the West Virginia women's basketball team will host Northwestern at 7 p.m. today at the WVU Coliseum. This is the fourth all-time meeting between West Virginia (22-10) and Northwestern, with the Wildcats leading the series at 2-1. The ...

Elmore sets new mark as Herd wins

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — C.J. Burks had 20 points as Marshall topped Presbyterian 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the CIT on Tuesday night. Jon Elmore, the all-time leading scorer in program history, had 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals for Marshall (21-14). Elmore made three 3-pointers to ...