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Area swimmers shine at regionals

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SALEM — Elkins and Buckhannon-Upshur qualified several swimmers for the state meet Saturday at the Region III championships held at Salem University. The Lady Tigers placed second with 88 points. Bridgeport took the regional title with 123 points. B-U (84) was third, followed by Philip ...

McDaniels, B-U pull past Elkins, 54-36

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ELKINS — Buckhannon-Upshur used 25 points from Shelby McDaniels and a third-quarter surge to claim a 54-36 win over Elkins Thursday night in Big 10 Conference play at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. Freshman Gabby Parke added 13 points and senior McKenzie Reynolds nine for the ...

Tucker girls rally past Moorefield; Pocahontas wins

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MOOREFIELD — Class A, No. 2 Tucker County rallied late to defeat Moorefield, 49-47, on Thursday. The Lady Mountain Lions (14-4) trailed 47-45 with less than a minute left before scoring four straight to end the contest. Kadie Colebank led Tucker with 11 points, 16 rebounds and four ...

TVMS girls send coach out with wins

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MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Middle School girls varsity and junior varsity teams send their coach out with wins over Philippi on Thursday night. Longtime Lady Bulldog mentor Tim Coberly announced after the game he plans to retire. “It’s been a very emotional day,” Coberly ...

Colts hold off Tigers, 54-52

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ELKINS — Philip Barbour survived a fourth-quarter scoring drought and late rally by Elkins to hang on for a 54-52 win Wednesday night in Big 10 Conference action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The Colts, who never trailed after briefly falling behind early in the first quarter, ...

Top-ranked Gilmer gets by No. 2 Tucker

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HAMBLETON — In a battle of the two top-ranked teams in Class A, No. 1 Gilmer County rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 2 Tucker County, 63-54, on Wednesday night. The Lady Mountain Lions carried a 34-29 lead into the intermission and led 45-44 after three quarters. The Lady ...

Pendleton cruises past Pocahontas

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FRANKLIN — Bailey Thompson fired in 29 points to lead Class A, No. 3 Pendleton County to a 61-29 win over Pocahontas County Wednesday night in PVC play. Isaiah Gardiner added 12 points for the Wildcats, who improved to 8-0 on the season. Sean Beverage led the Warriors (1-5) with 17 ...

EMS girls end season with victories

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FAIRMONT — The Elkins Middle School girls basketball teams ended the season with wins over West Fairmont on Wednesday. The Lady Hornets (8-3) won the varsity game, 44-9, as Addy Cogar scored 13 and Maddie Belan 11. EMS (9-1) won the JV game, 29-19, as Maura O’Neil scored 11 and Hannah ...

Lady Colts pull away from Elkins

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour placed four players in double figures in claiming a 60-40 win over Elkins Tuesday night in Big 10 Conference play. Freshman Braylyn Sparks led the way for the Lady Colts (7-7) with 15 points, followed by Alyssa Hill with 14, Emily Denison with 11 and Averi ...

TVMS girls split with BMS; Pendleton boys win

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MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Middle School girls basketball team split games with Belington on Tuesday evening. The Lady Bulldogs dropped a 32-10 decision in the varsity game. Mackenna Halfin had 12 points and Riley Bodkins seven for the Lady Hawks. Adley Felton led TVMS with ...

Tigers topple Petersburg

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ELKINS — Elkins placed four players in double figures in claiming a 66-49 win over Petersburg Monday night at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. Cory Harper led the Tigers (7-6) with 14 points, followed by Mitchell Price and Jaydon Shreve with 12 each and Malachi Watson with ...

Bulldogs best No. 5 Cee Bees

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MILL CREEK — Josh Bright fired in 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Tygarts Valley knocked off Class A, No. 5 Clay-Battelle, 69-61, Monday night at Weber-Wamsley Court. The Cee Bees, who are now 10-2, defeated the Bulldogs, 73-43, when the teams met on March 5. “The first time ...

No. 2 Tucker girls breeze past Lady Irish

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HAMBLETON — London Hood had 25 points to lead Class A, No. 2 Tucker County to a 65-24 win over Notre Dame on Monday night. Hood also had five steals and three assists for the Lady Mountain Lions, while Kadie Colebank had 16 points, 11 rebounds and four steals and Nevaeh Nichols three ...

Tigers rally to win over Lewis County

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WESTON —Elkins had to rally in the fourth quarter to get by Lewis County, 41-40, Saturday night in Big 10 Conference action. The Tigers, who are now 6-6 on the season, held a 27-15 lead at the intermission, but were outscored 15-2 in the third as the Minutemen carried a 30-29 cushion into ...

Lady Bulldogs cruise past Richwood Lady Jacks

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MILL CREEK — Claire Smith led four players in double figures with 20 points as Tygarts Valley cruised past Richwood, 62-41, on Saturday afternoon. Landrie Lanham and Isabella Shumate added 12 each and Kendal Cutright tallied 11. The Lady Bulldogs, who had 11 3-pointers on the day, led ...

Tucker fends off Lady Tigers

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ELKINS ­— A determined and scrappy Elkins team battled Class A, No. 2 Tucker County to the wire on Friday night before falling just short, 43-40, at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Tigers trailed 30-25 after three quarters in a closely played and physical contest before ...

Nester has impressed WVU coach

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MORGANTOWN — ­Doug Nester is no stranger to the Mountain State, but he is a stranger to West Virginia. Luckily for him, his reputation as one of the state’s best high school football players in the class of 2019 follows him to Morgantown, and his prior experience makes him a key ...

Colebank’s career-high lifts Tucker girls to win

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S BAKER — It took Kadie Colebank just three quarters of action to net a career-high as Class A, No. 2 Tucker County cruised to a 75-31 win over East Hardy Thursday night in Potomac Valley Conference play. Colebank, a 6-foot-0 sophomore, had 20 of her 30 points before halftime as the ...

Hornets split with C. Preston

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KINGWOOD — The Elkins Middle School boys varsity squad dropped a 64-27 decision to Central Preston on Thursday night. Riley Rider had 10 points and A.J. Friedman and Aiden Lambert five each for the Hornets (6-5). Chance Adams netted 25 points for the Wildcats. EMS took the JV contest, ...

Lady Colts earn victory over B-UHS

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour placed four players in double figures to knock off Buckhannon-Upshur, 60-49, Wednesday night in Big 10 Conference play. Alyssa Hill had 14 points, Braylyn Sparks 13, Emily Denison 11 and Marisa Schiefelbein 10 for the Lady Colts, who led 12-0 after one quarter ...