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WVU rifle team earns honors

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MORGANTOWN — Eight shooters from the West Virginia University rifle team earned a combined 21 National Rifle Association (NRA) and College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-America honors over the weekend. “I’m really proud of the team this year and seeing eight of them receive ...

VIRUS CONCERNS

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ELKINS — Following suit with the postponements of the boys and girls state basketball tournaments, high school spring sports became the latest casualty of the coronavirus concern on Friday. West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch announced on that prep baseball, softball, ...

Big 12 cancels rest of spring sports

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IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 Conference announced on Friday that its canceling the remainder of the spring sports events for the current academic year. “Due to the on-going developments related to COVID-19, the Big 12 Conference announces that all organized team activities whether organized ...

Crusadarettes cruise past Tucker girls

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CHARLESTON — In what turned out to be the final game of the 2020 high school girls state tournament for the time being, seventh-seed Tucker County saw its season come to a halt in an 85-47 setback to No. 2 Parkersburg Thursday afternoon at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention ...

Governor: ‘We need to be smart’

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday suspended state high school basketball tournaments due to concerns over the new coronavirus, just hours before he was supposed to take to the sidelines to coach a girls game. The state has no confirmed cases of the virus as of ...

WVU and MEC suspend all athletic competitions

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons announced Thursday that the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will suspend all upcoming athletic events through March 22. This announcement will cancel the upcoming baseball series ...

Lewis gets victory over Senators, 20-6

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ELKINS — The visiting Lewis Flyers (5-2) used a huge second half to defeat Davis & Elkins by a score of 20-6 Thursday afternoon at Nuttall Field. Matthew Dyck started off the scoring to give the Senators (0-7) the lead, but Lewis scored four goals in the first period to take a 4-1 lead ...

Tourney Underway

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CHARLESTON — Seventh-seed Tucker County is set to clash with No. 2 Parkersburg Catholic for the second time this season today at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. But the stakes are higher this time as the squads battle at 1 p.m. in Class A quarterfinal action. The ...

Pendleton advances to states

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FRANKLIN — Pendleton County overcame a nine-point deficit entering the final quarter to knock off Trinity Christian, 45-38, Wednesday in a Class A Region II co-final. The Wildcats, who are now 23-0, advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history as Pendleton County ...

WVU set to take on Sooners

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KANSAS CITY — The first thing media members were handed upon entering the Sprint Center Wednesday was a pink sheet of paper outlining the Big 12’s safety protocol concerning the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A big pile of antibacterial wipes were available in the media room, and the ...

WVU begins spring drills

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia began spring drills on Tuesday under second-year coach Neal Brown. “Our energy was really good,” Brown said. “We were probably better today (for the first practice of spring) than we were in fall camp a couple of times.” Brown said the wide receivers ...

Big 10 well-represented in girls state tourney

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CHARLESTON — When the Class AA portion of the high school girls basketball state tournament gets underway today at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, four Big 10 Conference teams will be in action. Top-seed North Marion headlines the league’s entries in the eight-team ...

Elkins resident wins bronze medal

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ELKINS — Elkins resident Connor Smoot recently won a bronze medal in regional alpine skiing competition. Smoot is a member of the Snowshoe Ski Team and has raced since he was a young child with his team. This year in the U16 division, he was awarded third place on the Regional Team of ...

Elkins Mat Club competes at states

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ELKINS — The Elkins Mat Club had five wrestlers place in the West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association state competition held recently in Huntington. Placing for Elkins were Gavin Boland (second), Caden Boland (eighth), Isaac Workman (sixth), Liam Wegman (third) and Slate Saville ...

Babe Ruth to hold sign-ups on Saturday

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ELKINS — Sign-ups for new players ages 13 to 15 for Elkins Babe Ruth will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Players should bring a birth certificate. For more information or questions, contact Vince Petrice at 304-704-8736 or Steve Schumacher at 304-439-5786.

Tshiebwe named to AP Big 12 team

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year, with the 7-foot senior averaging a double-double for the regular season conference champion and top-ranked Jayhawks. Azubuike and Kansas sophomore guard Devon Dotson were the only unanimous ...

D&E’s Horan earns MEC honors

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BRIDGEPORT — Davis & Elkins senior attacker Angelina Horan claimed Mountain East Conference (MEC) Offensive Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday afternoon. Horan powered the Senators with 11 goals and a pair of assists over the week during the team’s Spring Break ...