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Miller selected as Huff winner

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SPENCER — Alex Miller has been selected winner of the 2020 Doug Huff Award from the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Miller, a Roane County High School senior, died suddenly and unexpectedly last Sept. 13 on the football field in Clay County. “The award is given to a high ...

WVU salary, athletic cuts to save $3 million

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons will take a 10% salary reduction for the next fiscal year in an effort to save the athletic department $3 million in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Lyons said Friday that football coach Neal Brown, men’s basketball coach ...

WVU track and field team members earn honors

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MORGANTOWN — Twenty-five members of the West Virginia University track and field team have been named to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Track and Field Team, as announced by the conference on Wednesday. There were 36 women across the conference who earned the honor with a 4.00 grade point ...

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game priority ticket deadline approaching

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University fans are reminded that the priority ticket request deadline for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, is Friday, May 1. West Virginia and Florida State will open the 2020 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept. 5, at ...

Swartz named D&E women’s basketball coach

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins Director of Athletics Jamie Joss named Rachel Swartz as the next head coach of the Davis & Elkins women’s basketball program. Swartz arrives in Elkins after working with Everett Community College as an assistant coach. Previously serving in various ...

Six Mountaineers earn Academic All-Big 12 honors

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MORGANTOWN — Six members of the West Virginia University golf team were named to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Golf Team, as announced by the conference on Monday. Senior Philipp Matlari and sophomore Kurits Grant were named to the first team and were two of five men’s golfers ...

30th Hillbilly Hardball Classic canceled

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ELKINS — For the first time in 30 years, local baseball diamonds will not feature the annual Hillbilly Hardball Classic, which has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Chris George, Elkins Post 29 Baseball president and general manager and Hillbilly Hardball Classic ...

French Creek man charged with felony

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BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man was arrested for allegedly stealing items from a residence in early February. Brandon Cole Cartrette, 24, of French Creek, allegedly broke into a home on Kesling Mill Road on the night of Feb. 6, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County ...

Mazey named Furfari Award winner

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University baseball coach Randy Mazey has been named the 2019-20 Furfari Award winner as the state’s top college coach, as voted on by members of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Named in honor of the late local sportswriter, Domenick (Mickey) ...

WVU wrestler recognized as All-American

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MORGANTOWN — Redshirt sophomore Noah Adams of the West Virginia University wrestling team earned a place on the 2020 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-America First Team. “Being an All-American is a huge honor and Noah certainly earned this award,” WVU head coach Tim ...

D&E’s Hyland named to All-Region Team

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NORMAN, Okla. — Davis & Elkins freshman Jordan Hyland was named to the Division II PING Atlantic All-Region Team, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced. In total, 12 individuals were named to the All-Region squad from eight institutions. Hyland appeared in 12 rounds ...

WVU’s Martin selected in WNBA Draft

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MORGANTOWN — Redshirt senior guard Tynice Martin of the West Virginia University women’s basketball was selected with the 34th overall pick in the third round of the 2020 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft on Friday evening. “Congratulations to Tynice on being ...

Deer harvest shows another decrease

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The leave of absence I had to take from this “Outdoor Column” was longer than expected due to complications that occurred after surgery on Nov. 6, 2019. I had to have two additional surgeries in December and ended up being in a recovery rehabilitation center for nearly three months. This ...

WVU signs four on National Signing Day

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey announced the addition of four Mountaineers for the 2020-21 season, as Jasmine Carson (Memphis, Tenn./Georgia Tech/McEachern), Ariel Cummings (Toledo, Ohio/Chipola Community College/Notre Dame Academy), Jayla ...

D&E student-athletes named to Honor Roll

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WACO, Texas — Eight Davis & Elkins student-athletes were named to the 2020 National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Academic Honor Roll, released Monday afternoon. Student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher were recognized on the ...

New hunting and fishing opportunities considered

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced a historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries. This proposed rule is the single largest ...

West Virginia’s Tshiebwe to go through NBA draft process

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia’s Oscar Tshiebwe will go through the NBA draft process while maintaining his college eligibility. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Tshiebwe’s intentions Wednesday to request an evaluation from an NBA undergraduate advisory committee. “Oscar ...

Attempt at elections betting in W.Va. raises eyebrows

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CHARLESTON — For nearly two hours Tuesday night, people using the FanDuel sports wagering phone app could place bets on the U.S. presidential election, but the market was closed and now questions are being raised about how election betting was approved. FanDuel, which operates a Sportsbook ...