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Senators strike early and often in blanking Hilltoppers

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ELKINS — James Gill scored a pair of goals as Davis & Elkins College College captured a second straight win with a 5-0 victory over West Liberty Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference action at Nuttall Field. The Senators, who improved their record to 8-8-0 overall and 7-8-0 in ...

West Liberty blanks D&E

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ELKINS — Fresh off a 4-3 overtime victory against Wheeling in its final road game of the season this past weekend, the Davis & Elkins women’s soccer team was hoping to close out the regular season on a high note with both contests this week being played on home turf. But West ...

Lady Colt spikers win sectional title

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RIDGELEY — Philip Barbour outlasted Frankfort in five sets on Wednesday night to capture the Class AA, Region I, Section 1 title. “It was intense,” veteran PB coach Heather Halfin said. “We brought two vans full of kids over to support us, and the team showed a lot of heart. It was an ...

Playoff implications

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MILL CREEK — It will be a top 10 Class A matchup on Friday night when top-rated Doddridge County visits No. 9 Tygarts Valley. In a battle of Bulldogs, Tygarts Valley — depending on the other results around the state on Friday night — remains mathematically alive to secure at ...

Highlands Composite mountain bike team places first

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BRUCETON MILLS — The Highlands Composite mountain bike team recently took first place at Big Bear Lake Park. In the sixth-grade boys division, Kaden George took 18th and Hayden Simms placed 21st. In the sixth-grade girls division, Zanna Logar captured first, Emma Ujvagi took ...

D&E wrestlers picked sixth in MEC

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BRIDGEPORT — The Mountain East Conference (MEC) released its preseason wrestling poll for the 2019-20 season on Monday. Davis & Elkins College was tabbed sixth in the poll. The Senators were impressive in their program debut, picking up a 36-12 road win over Alderson Broaddus on ...

Allison enters transfer portal

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia backup quarterback Jack Allison will enter the NCAA transfer portal. Allison, who transfered to WVU from Miami, will graduate in December. His most game action of the season came in a loss to Iowa State, completing 19 of 26 passes for 144 yards and one score, ...

Lady Colts advance in sectional play

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PHILIPPI — Top seed Philip Barbour advanced in the Class AA Region I, Section 1 tournament Monday with a straight sets victory over second seed Keyser in a semifinal matchup. Keyser took a 3-1 set advantage to win over Grafton prior to facing the hosts at center net on the ...

Pirates exercise 2020 options on Marte, Archer

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates have exercised their 2020 options on pitcher Chris Archer and center fielder Starling Marte. Archer is scheduled to make $9 million next season and Marte $11.5 million following Pittsburgh’s decisions Monday. A 31-year-old right-hander, Archer has struggled ...

Surging Steelers clear the air from ‘September stench’

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The franchise quarterback hasn’t taken a snap since the middle of Week 2 and has essentially become the highest-paid assistant coach in the NFL. The guy tasked with taking over left his third career start after getting knocked unconscious. The running game is a bit of a ...

Lady Tigers place sixth

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ONA — The Elkins High School girls cross country team posted a sixth-place finish in the Class AA-A state meet held Saturday at Cabell Midland High School, while the Tiger boys turned in a 12th-place showing. The Lady Tigers tallied 176 points — just one point shy of ...

Surging Lady Senators claim fourth straight win

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s volleyball team captured its fourth consecutive victory with a 3-0 win over Concord Saturday in Mountain East Conference action at the McDonnell Center. The Lady Senators, who improved to 14-8 overall and 7-4 in league play, won the match ...

Volleyball sectionals get underway today around the area

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ELKINS — High school volleyball’s postseason action gets underway today. Elkins will be the third seed and will travel to Robert C. Byrd High School to begin Class AA, Region II, Section 1 play. The Lady Tigers will face host RCB in one of the semifinal matches. Liberty faces ...

Battlers, ’Cats fall short

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PHILIPPI — Luke Kellar connected on three touchdown passes to teammate Konnor Maloney as Hillsdale College rolled to a 57-21 win over Alderson Broaddus Saturday afternoon in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action at Multi-Sports Performance Stadium. Kellar completed 9 of 19 passes for ...

D&E soccer squads defeat host Wheeling

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WHEELING — Davis & Elkins College rallied for 2-1 win over Wheeling Saturday in MEC play. The Senators trailed 1-0 at halftime before tying the game in the 62nd minute on a score from Daniel Cerezo. Just 3 minutes later, Markus Just knocked in the game-winning goal off an assist ...

Steelers hold off Colts on missed FG

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin sighed and let out a sentence that, after 13 years on the job, surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers coach for the sincerity with which he meant it. Considering what his team has endured during the first half of a wildly uneven season, it was hard to blame ...

Bulldogs blank Warriors

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MILL CREEK — Tygarts Valley scored 21 unanswered fourth-quarter points and used a strong defensive effort throughout in blanking rival Pocahontas County 21-0 Friday night at Bulldog Field. The Bulldogs improved to 7-2 overall with the win and put themselves in a dynamic position to ...

Millennial generation can save hunting

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In past columns, I have stated repeatedly there are not enough youth hunters to replace the senior hunters who are leaving this outdoor activity. In the United States, hunter participation dropped by 2.2 million or 16 % between 2011 to 2016, according to the latest U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...

No. 1 Senior too much for Tigers

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FAIRMONT — Gage Michael threw for three scores and ran for another as Class AA, No. 1 Fairmont Senior cruised to a 49-7 victory over Elkins Friday night at East-West Stadium. The Tigers recovered an onside kick to open the game but the drive stalled inside Polar Bear territory. Michael ...

Upshur Co. recognizes 911 dispatchers

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County became the second county in the state to formally recognize its dispatchers at first responders with a proclamation passed during this week’s Upshur County Commission meeting. Upshur County E-911 Center director Doyle Cutright told the Upshur County Commission ...