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Mountaineers top Northeastern, 73-51

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MORGANTOWN — The No. 9 West Virginia men’s basketball team was not supposed to host the Northeastern Huskies on Tuesday afternoon, but the Mountaineers are probably glad they did. A late addition to the schedule, the game filled the gap left after Buffalo withdrew due to COVID-19 ...

All-PVC football team released

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The All-Potomac Valley Conference football team was recently released and is headlined by Class A state playoff qualifiers Pendleton County, East Hardy and Moorefield. The Wildcats defeated Moorefield and Tygarts Valley before losing to St. Marys in the semifinals in what turned out to be ...

Pair of Mountaineers earn All-American honors

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MORGANTOWN— West Virginia University senior defensive tackle Darius Stills and sophomore spear Tykee Smith were named to the Associated Press All-America First and Third Teams, respectively, as announced by the organization. Stills, the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year and All-Big 12 ...

Musselman’s Hartman wins Warner, Kennedy awards

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BUNKER HILL — The best way to define Blake Hartman is by a career, not a single season. Yet, an accumulation of single seasons have brought forth an amazing career for the Musselman senior running back. Indeed, discussion of Blake Hartman covers four years, rather than a single ...

Lawton wins Sam Huff Award

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When your program ends the season as the state’s Class AAA champion, you’re unlikely to harbor many regrets, but there is just this one for South Charleston coach Donnie Mays — he didn’t get to see Zeiqui Lawton carry the ball. Lawton, a senior defensive end, capped a remarkable ...

Milum named best interior lineman in state

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SPRING VALLEY — When one thinks of Spring Valley’s football program, the first thing that comes to mind is the offensive line. The Timberwolves have sent several players to major Division I college football in the last decade behind Brad Dingess and offensive line coach Brent ...

Princeton’s Parsons wins Moss Award

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PRINCETON — When Princeton Senior High School’s Ethan Parsons was playing varsity football for head coach Chris Pedigo as a freshman, toward the end of the season he tried his hand at a number of offensive skill positions — including quarterback. After Pedigo completely reconfigured ...

Mountaineers to face Vols in Liberty Bowl

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West Virginia (5-4, Big 12) vs. Tennessee (3-7, SEC), Dec. 31, 4 p.m. EST LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee TOP PLAYERS West Virginia: Junior running back Leddie Brown ranks second in the Big 12 in rushing yards per game (105.0) and third in rushing touchdowns (nine). His 945 yards rushing ...

WVU visits Kansas Tuesday after close win

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MORGANTOWN — Miles McBride stared at the hoop, the only thing separating the West Virginia men’s basketball team from its fourth consecutive victory. The sophomore guard knocked down the first of two free throw attempts, tying the score against Big 12 foe Iowa State. After a timeout, ...

TV’s Holbrook inks to play golf at Fairmont State

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MILL CREEK — Tygarts Valley’s Andrew Holbrook signed to play golf for Fairmont State University this week. Holbrook qualified multiple times for the state tournament during his career for the Bulldogs, while also winning consecutive low-medalist honors in the Potomac Valley ...

Late season hunting opportunities

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As we head into the second half of December, deer season is starting to wind down. Some die hard archery hunters may still be chasing that trophy buck that eluded them during the firearm season or may just be wanting to top off their freezer for winter. There is also some end of the year ...

Mountaineers earn Big 12 honors

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MORGANTOWN — The Big 12 Conference has announced its annual All-Big 12 Conference teams and individual awards, as voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players. Two West Virginia players were named for top conference individual ...

WVU hosts Iowa St. in league opener

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MORGANTOWN — Eighth-rated West Virginia gets an early start to Big 12 play when it meets Iowa State tonight at the WVU Coliseum. The Cyclones (1-3) are coming off a disappointing 74-65 home loss to Kansas State, which recently lost to Division II Fort Hays State. West Virginia coach Bob ...

Martinsburg’s Smith wins Lee Award

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MARTINSBURG — Anthony Smith and his Martinsburg teammates experienced a reality check to open the 2020 football season. A couple of teams ran wild on the Bulldogs, who went into the season as the four -time defending Class AAA state champions, winners of eight of the previous 10 titles and ...

Senior’s Michael recipient of House Award

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FAIRMONT — This bulletin board of achievement wasn’t one of individual statistical benchmarks, team-based goals, or standards of athletic character. It didn’t even have anything to do with football at all. And yet, Fairmont Senior High’s Gage Michael was determined to earn ...

Morgantown’s Biser wins Howley Award

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MORGANTOWN - When offered the job at Morgantown High last winter, veteran coach Sean Biser wanted to make sure his son Caden was OK if he accepted the job. Caden was about to enter his senior year at Keyser, the school he established himself at, so a move to Morgantown could easily hurt ...

Pirates’ Shelton: Taillon on track for 2021 return

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The videos from Jameson Taillon come every few days, a reminder to Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton what hopefully awaits when spring training begins. Taillon is on schedule to return in 2021 after missing most of 2019 and all of 2020 while recovering from a ...

WVU moves to eighth in AP poll

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(AP) — Gonzaga and Baylor headlined an unchanged top tier of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, even as both have been sidelined by recent coronavirus issues. The top five teams remained in place in Monday’s latest Top 25, with Mark Few’s Bulldogs receiving 54 of ...

Greenbrier East’s Colby Piner wins Fulton Walker Award

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BECKLEY — Greenbrier East’s Colby Piner has been named the Fulton Walker Award winner by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Piner rushed for over 1,000 yards and piled up 453 as a receiver. But he was just as dangerous on special teams where he returned 17 kicks for 715 ...