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Big 12 tourney to kick off Wednesday

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MORGANTOWN — Pairings have been set for the 2020 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship taking place later this week at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Top-ranked Kansas (28-3, 17-1) is the tournament’s No. 1 seed and on Thursday afternoon will face the winner of Wednesday ...

D&E baseball team gets road split

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — John Acaro drove in three runs as Davis & Elkins captured the first game of a doubleheader against Savannah State (Ga.) on Saturday with a 5-2 victory. The hosts salvaged a split with an 8-7 victory in the nightcap. Acaro cracked a two-run double in the third to give ...

Lady Senator lacrosse team gets first victory

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CENTRAL, S.C. — The Davis & Elkins women’s lacrosse team earned a 15-12 win over Southern Wesleyan on Saturday. The Lady Senators capped their spring break trip with a 1-2 mark. Responding from a 9-5 deficit, D&E outscored SWU 10-6 over the final 30 minutes to move in front. ...

Hilltoppers best Charleston to take MEC tournament

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WHEELING — Top-seed West Liberty used 24 points from Marlon Moore Jr. in defeating second-seed Charleston, 73-60, in the Mountain East Conference title game held Sunday at WesBanco Arena. It was the first tournament title since 2017 for the 27-4 Hilltoppers, who learned their NCAA ...

Glenville St. wins women’s championship

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WHEELING — Emily Stoller woke up Sunday morning knowing exactly what it was like to never lose a Mountain East Conference Tournament game in her three-year career at Glenville State. Needless to say, the top-seeded Pioneers’ standout senior guard/forward, who transferred to Glenville ...

D&E women’s tennis team falls to Eckerd

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Taylour Newman and Ester Bolmenas both had big days with wins in singles and doubles play in the Davis & Elkins College women’s tennis team’s 6-3 loss to Eckerd over the weekend. Bolmenas and Newman recovered from a slow start to rattle off six straight ...

WVU upends No. 4 Baylor

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Emmitt Matthews ended a long slump to give West Virginia a much-needed boost heading into the postseason. For No. 4 Baylor, Matthews’ re-emergence came at the worst possible time. Matthews scored a season-high 18 points, freshman Oscar Tshiebwe had 16 points and 12 ...

Mountaineer players earn league laurels

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IRVING, Texas — Udoka Azubuike was selected as Kansas’ ninth Player of the Year while Scott Drew earned Baylor’s first Coach of the Year to headline the 2019-20 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball awards. Marcus Garrett (Kansas) was named Defensive Player of the Year while Davion ...

EHS’ Holland inks with West Liberty for acrobatics & tumbling

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ELKINS — Elkins High School’s Mackenzie Holland will continue her athletic and academic career at West Liberty University after signing a signed a letter-of-intent Friday at EHS. The talented senior, who is in the Top 10% in her class academically at EHS, has spent the past three ...

Pendleton holds off Moorefield to win sectional title

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PETERSBURG — Pendleton County held off a furious fourth-quarter rally by Moorefield to claim a 61-56 victory Friday night in the Class A, Region II, Section 2 title game held at Petersburg High School. The Wildcats, who remained undefeated with a 22-0 record, will now host Trinity ...

Charleston gets by ’Cats in quarters

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WHEELING — Seventh seed West Virginia Wesleyan’s season came to a conclusion in a 71-59 setback to No. 2 Charleston during Mountain East Conference Tournament quarterfinal action Friday at WesBanco Arena. The Bobcats (12-17) hung around for almost the entirety of the matchup, but the ...

No. 4 Bears visit WVU today

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia closes out the home portion of the schedule today when No. 4 Baylor visits the Coliseum for a Big 12 Conference matchup. Seniors Jermaine Haley, Chase Harler and Logan Routt will be honored during the day, with game time slated for 1 p.m. The action will be ...

Familiar faces joining WVU staff

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown announced the additions of Bill Legg and Jeff Casteel to the Mountaineer football staff on Friday. Legg will be an assistant to the head coach, while Casteel will serve as a defensive analyst. Both were previously members of ...

Pirates best Jays in a slugfest, 19-13

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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Colin Moran hit one of Pittsburgh’s eight home runs in a 19-13 win over the Blue Jays on Friday. Chris Archer started for the first time, pitching two scoreless innings and allowing a hit and a walk while striking out four. Joe Panik and Randal Grichuk homered for ...

A MARCH TRADITION

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HAMBLETON — With a 16th consecutive trip to the state tournament secured on Wednesday night, Tucker County coach Dave Helmick put the impressive streak into perspective. “Some of (our players) weren’t even born when (the streak) began,” Helmick said after the Lady Mountain ...

Pack-N-Ship wins YMCA Jerry West title, finishes 9-1

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ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County YMCA Jerry West fourth- and fifth-grade Pack-N-Ship basketball team finished the season in first place by winning the championship game in the season-ending tournament last Saturday at Elkins Middle School. It was a hotly contested game that went back ...

Lady ’Cats tumble

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WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The West Virginia Wesleyan softball team dropped a pair of games during their spring trip on Thursday. The Lady Bobcats were dealt a 2-1 loss to the University of Missouri-St. Louis in their first game of the day. UMSL scored both of its runs in the fourth inning on a ...

UC women eliminate Fairmont St.

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WHEELING — Third-seed University of Charleston wasted little time taking care of its business here Thursday afternoon against sixth-seed Fairmont State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain East Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament at WesBanco Arena. Led by first-team all-league ...

Bobcats get past Urbana

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WHEELING — Seventh-seed West Virginia Wesleyan used a 14-2 run to open the second half en route to a 68-54 win over No. 10 Urbana Wednesday in first-round play of the Mountain East Conference tourney being played at WesBanco Arena. The Bobcats held a slim 29-28 lead at the intermission ...

Late surge falls short for D&E women

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WHEELING — Davis & Elkins dropped a 69-60 decision to Wheeling University in opening round play of the Mountain East Conference women’s basketball tournament Wednesday afternoon at WesBanco Arena. Playing in the MEC for the first season, the Lady Senators entered tourney play as the ...