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Vicentic scores 1,000th point as ‘Cats tumble to Charleston, 102-77

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats had no answers for the University of Charleston’s Drew Rackley during their Mountain East Conference contest Wednesday at H. Bernard Wehrle Arena.... more

Lady ‘Cats have rough outing at Charleston in 105-38 setback

CHARLESTON – It was just a game you would rather forget if you are head coach Vicky Bullett and her West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats when they faced off against the University of Charleston Golden Eagles Wednesday evening at the H. Bernard Wehrle Arena.... more

Basketball Bucs clock Lewis County in Big 10 Conference battle, 64-36

WESTON – No clock shenanigans this time.... more

JV Bucs stay perfect with 79-39 victory over Minutemen

WESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Bucs had little trouble putting away the Lewis County Minutemen Monday night in a road contest at Lewis County High School.... more

Basketball Lady Bucs tumble to Class AA No. 1 North Marion, 60-46

TENNERTON – There seemed be a lid on the basket for the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers when they squared off against Class AA No. 1 North Marion Huskies in a Big 10 Conference battle Tuesday night.... more

Junior varsity Lady Bucs fall to North Marion, 41-27

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs dug themselves an early hole and was unable to dig out of it in a 41-27 setback to the North Marion Huskies Tuesday night.... more

Strader has double-double as Bucs cruise past Riverside, 84-57

BELLE – Ryan Strader’s basketball career at Buckhannon-Upshur has always been defined as a blue-collar work ethic and doing things that don’t always show up in the stat sheet.... more

Reynolds scores 16 as Lady Bucs overcome sluggish play for win against Weir

TENNERTON – McKenzie Reynolds came off the bench and scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs to a 46-36 victory over the Weir Red Raiders Thursday night at the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School gymnasium.... more

Junior varsity Buccaneers roll past Riverside, 69-41

Junior varsity Buccaneers roll past Riverside, 69-41... more

Junior varsity Lady Bucs dominate Weir, 30-3

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs limited Weir to just three points in a 30-3 romp Thursday evening at the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School gymnasium.... more

‘Cats go on the road and get 79-72 win over Golden Bears

BECKLEY – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats started the new year off right with a hard-fought 79-72 victory over the homestanding WVU Tech Golden Bears in a non-conference match-up Sunday afternoon.... more

Lady Bobcat rally falls short against WVU Tech

BECKLEY – West Virginia Wesleyan’s fourth-quarter rally came up just short against the homestanding WVU Tech Golden Bears in an 81-76 non-conference setback as they attempted to end their six-game losing streak.... more

Basketball Bucs upset Pennsylvania’s top Class 5A team Meadville, 66-53

WELLSBURG – There are upsets, then there are really big upsets.... more

Swim Bucs take fourth at Brooke Invitational

WELLSBURG – With a partial roster of just four swimmers competing at the Brooke Winter Invitational this past Friday, the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers still finished in fourth place out of eight teams.... more

Lady Bucs get back into win column with overtime victory against Lincoln

SHINNSTON – Playing for the first time in two weeks, the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc basketball team earned a much needed win against the Lincoln Cougars last Saturday in overtime by a 48-45 score.... more

Junior varsity Buccaneers down Brooke by a 32-18 score

WELLSBURG – It was a little closer of a game that perhaps the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers thought they would be in when they faced the Brooke Bruins Saturday afternoon at the Brooke Holiday Invitational.... more

Hobbs, Smithson go unbeaten for Bucs at Wheeling Park Duals

WHEELING – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Julius Hobbs and Jacob Smithson posted unbeaten records for the Buccaneers at the Wheeling Park Duals this past weekend.... more

Bench comes up big for Buccaneers as they cruise past Brooke, 82-41

WELLSBURG – Four players reached double digits as the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers had their highest offensive output of the young season with an 82-41 victory over the Brooke Bruins Friday night in the Brooke Holiday Tournament.... more

JV Bucs go to 4-0 with 38-35 win over Meadville

WELLSBURG – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Bucs remained perfect on the season with a hard-fought 38-35 victory over the Meadville (Pa.) Bulldogs Friday night during a game in the Brooke Holiday Tournament.... more

JV Lady Bucs down Spring Mills, 35-30

SPRING MILLS – In a game that featured 55 fouls, the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs earned their first win of the season defeating Spring Mills on the road by a 35-30 score.... more

Bennett goes 8-0 as wrestling Buccaneers have solid showing at Musselman Duals Tournament

INWOOD – Alex Bennett had himself quite the tournament for the Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Buccaneers at the two-day Musselman Duals this past weekend.... more

McCauley, Hurst each score 23 as Bucs get first victory beating Preston, 80-64

BUCKHANNON – Ryan Hurst and Will McCauley each scored 23 points apiece to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers to an 80-64 victory over the Preston Knights in a Big 10 Conference outing Friday night at West Virginia Wesleyan College.... more

Freshman Bucs fall to Philip Barbour, 65-47

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon-Upshur freshman Buccaneers dropped a 65-47 decision to the Philip Barbour Colts Friday evening at Rockefeller Center on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College.... more

JV Bucs stay perfect with 77-54 win over Preston

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers continue to shine as they cruised past the Preston Knights by a 77-54 score Friday night at West Virginia Wesleyan College.... more

Swim Bucs claim nine events at P-B tri-meet

PHILIPPI – The Buckhannon-Upshur swim team took first place in eight of the nine events they competed in during a tri-meet with Grafton and Philip Barbour last Tuesday at Alderson-Broaddus University.... more

Gilyard scores 21 but Lady Bobcats tumble to Alderson Broaddus, 66-61

PHILIPPI – Nicole Gilyard scored 21 points and hauled in nine rebounds but it wasn’t enough to lift the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats to a victory Saturday afternoon in a non-conference affair with the Alderson Broaddus Battlers at the Rex Pyles Arena.... more

Basketball Bucs come out slow against Lincoln in 47-43 setback

BUCKHANNON – It was a disappointing effort from the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers in a 47-43 setback to the Lincoln Cougars in a Big 10 Conference affair Wednesday night at West Virginia Wesleyan College.... more

JV Bucs stay hot with 69-62 win over Lincoln

BUCKHANNON – Noam Keith scored 21 points to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers to a hard-fought 69-62 decision against the Lincoln Cougars Wednesday evening at West Virginia Wesleyan College.... more

Frosh Bucs light up scoreboard in debut against Braxton Co.

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer freshman basketball team lit up the scoreboard in their opener against Braxton County in an 81-54 victory Wednesday afternoon at West Virginia Wesleyan College.... more

Basketball Little Bucs lose tough one to Mountaineer Middle, 40-14

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneer varsity cagers found the going tough here Dec. 12, tumbling to Mountaineer (Morgantown) by a 40-14 spread.... more

JV Little Bucs edge Mountaineer for 37-31 win

TENNERTON – Jonas Barton poured in 28 points here Dec. 12 to pace the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers to a 37-31 triumph over Mountaineer (Morgantown) in a junior varsity match-up.... more

Little Lady Buc cagers tumble to Mountaineer

MORGANTOWN – Kennna Maxwell and Kyndal Davis combined for 27 points here Dec. 12, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs from falling to Mountaineer (Morgantown) by a 49-38 margin in varsity cage action.... more

Junior varsity Little Lady Bucs fall to Mountaineer

MORGANTOWN – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs failed to score in the first three quarters here Dec. 9 and wound up tumbling to Mountaineer (Morgantown) by a 50-4 count in junior varsity basketball action.... more

Wrestling Little Bucs go 4-1 at South Harrison Duals

LOST CREEK – Five wrestlers posted perfect 5-0 records to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers to a 4-1 record here Dec. 7 in the South Harrison duals tournament.... more

Wrestling Buccaneers have change of plans; adjust for dominating performance at Keyser

KEYSER – There was a huge change of plans for the Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Bucs this past weekend, but they handled it in stride and came out on the other side with a dominating performance.... more

Lady Buc swimmers dominate home meet with RCB and Grafton

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc swim team faced little resistance from their competition in a home tri-meet last Wednesday at the West Virginia Wesleyan College pool.... more

Junior varsity Lady Bucs edged by one point against Preston Knights, 33-32

KINGWOOD – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs seem to be snake-bitten in the early part of the 2019-20 season.... more

Little Lady Buc cagers hike record to 3-0 after 40-25 victory over Grafton

GRAFTON — Kenna Maxwell fired in 22 points here Dec. 9 to pace the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs to a 40-25 triumph over Taylor County’s Lady Knights in a varsity cage clash.... more

JV Little Lady Bucs fall by six to Taylor County, 17-11

GRAFTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs tipped off the 2019-20 junior varsity basketball campaign here Dec. 9, falling to Taylor County’s Lady Knights by a 17-11 count.... more

Swim Bucs take second place at home meet with Robert C. Byrd and Grafton

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon-Upshur swim Buccaneers took second place in a three-team home meet this past Wednesday at the West Virginia Wesleyan College pool.... more

Little Bucs tumble to Taylor County, 37-24

TENNERTON – A poor shooting night cost the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers here Dec. 9 in a 37-24 varsity basketball loss to Taylor County’s Knights.... more

JV Little Bucs cruise past Taylor County, 50-19

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers opened the junior varsity season Dec. 9 with a flourish, thrashing Taylor County’s Knights by a 50-19 count.... more

Bucs play well at No. 9 Wheeling Park, but fade late in season opener, 71-51

WHEELING – 26-3. No, that wasn’t the final score of the Buckhannon-Upshur-Wheeling Park boys’ basketball game played Saturday evening... more

Basketball Lady Bucs drop games to Preston and Spring Mills

KINGWOOD – Following a 2-0 start to the season, the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs ran into some issues this past week dropping a pair of close road games.... more

Little Bucs go 1-1 in home Kick-off Tournament

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers split in their Kick-off basketball tourney Dec. 4-5, dropping a 43-32 decision to Robert L. Bland’s Patriots in their opener, but bouncing back to claim a 56-37 triumph over Washington Irving’s Hilltoppers in the consolation clash.... more

Basketball Little Lady Bucs win own tournament after defeating Robert L. Bland and Elkins

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs got the 2019-20 basketball season off to a perfect start Dec. 4-5, capturing their Kick-off Tournament with a pair of exciting victories.... more

JV Bucs open strong with 67-49 victory over Patriots

WHEELING – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers opened their 2019-20 season with a solid effort in a 67-49 victory over the homestanding Wheeling Park Patriots Saturday afternoon.... more

‘Cats overcome 19-point half time deficit to beat NDC in overtime

SOUTH EUCLID (Ohio) – Most teams would prefer not to fall behind by 20 or so points in a game.... more

Lady Bobcat cagers fall to league-leading Notre Dame in MEC play, 72-53

SOUTH EUCLID (Ohio) – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats made the trek to South Euclid (Ohio) to face the Mountain East Conference leading Notre Dame Falcons Saturday afternoon.... more

Football Buccaneers land two players on Class AAA All-State football team

TENNERTON – Two Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers were named to the 2019 Class AAA All-State Football team as selected on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.... more

Wesleyan puts three players in doubles figures as they defeat Urbana, 73-65

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan placed three players in double figures as they earned a hard-fought 73-65 decision over the visiting Urbana Blue Knights Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference action.... more

Lady Bobcat cagers squander early lead; tumble to Urbana at the buzzer, 82-80

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat basketball team came out on fire building a 16-point first-quarter lead against Urbana Blue Knights Wednesday evening in a Mountain East Conference contest at Rockefeller Center.... more

Little Buc grapplers fall in debut to Bland, 60-30

WESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneer wrestlers got the season off to a rocky start here last Dec. 4, falling to the Robert L. Bland Patriots, 60-30.... more

Hobbs and Smithson go unbeaten for Bucs at John Marshal duals

MOUNDSVILLE – Buckhannon-Upshur had two wrestlers earn perfect records at the John Marshall Duals this past weekend.... more

It’s official, WVSSAC announces B-U will be AAAA in basketball

MORGANTOWN — Just prior to our deadline for today’s paper, the WVSSAC announced the new classifications and the launch of the high school basketball ‘4-Class’ system.... more

Lady Bucs move to 2-0 as defense shuts down Elkins in 50-24 victory

ELKINS – The old cliché is that defense wins championships.... more

Lady Bucs place fourth at Mohawk Invite; Vincent breaks school record

MORGANTOWN – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Cadence Vincent felt right home at the new Mylan Park Aquatic Center in MoHawk Invitational this past Saturday.... more

Wrestling Bucs open season with dual win over Lewis County

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Buccaneers opened their season last Thursday in a dual meet with the visiting Lewis County Minutemen.... more

Bucs swim to 10th place at Morgantown

MORGANTOWN – With a partial roster, the Buckhannon-Upshur swim Buccaneers still finished 10th out of 17 teams in the MoHawk Invite this past Saturday at the new state-of-the-art Mylan Park Aquatic Center.... more

JV Lady Bucs tumble to Elkins in close one, 26-24

ELKINS – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs and the Elkins Lady Tigers battled neck-and-neck for 32 minutes, but unfortunately for the Lady Bucs they came up just short with a 26-24 setback.... more

Lady Bucs force 29 turnovers as they down Minutemaids in opener, 44-21

TENNERTON – Senior Brooklyn Maxwell led an impressive first-quarter charge and a suffocating Buckhannon-Upshur defense forced 29 Lewis County turnovers as the Lady Bucs easily won their 2019-20 debut over the Minutemaids Friday evening with a 44-21 win.... more

Bucs ready to begin season Tuesday at home against No. 1 University

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur boys’ basketball team is going to be tested right out of the gate as they host the defending state Class AAA champion and preseason No. 1 University Hawks Tuesday to tip-off their 2019-20 season.... more

JV Lady Lady Bucs tumble in debut to Lewis County, 37-27

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs dropped their season debut to the Lewis County Minutemaids Friday night by a 37-27 score.... more

Basketball Bobcats tumble to Wheeling in MEC action, 84-70

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats were unable to capitalize on the momentum of their huge upset win over West Liberty here Saturday afternoon when they hosted the Wheeling Cardinals in a Mountain East Conference clash.... more

Nicole Gilyard scores 24 for Wesleyan but Lady ‘Cats fall to Wheeling, 67-58

BUCKHANNON – Nicole Gilyard scored a game-high 24 points for the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats in their MEC home outing with Wheeling Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as Wesleyan dropped a 67-58 decision.... more

Lady Bucs to open basketball season tonight at home against rival Lewis County Minutemaids

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc basketball team will tip off their 2019-20 season tonight when they host the Lewis County Minutemaids.... more

Vincent, Reynolds and McDaniels earn spots on All-Conference Team

TENNERTON – Three Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs were named to the Big 10 All-Conference Volleyball team that was recently announced.... more

Lady Bobcat cagers tumble to West Liberty, 82-51

WEST LIBERTY – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats fell behind early and were never able to recover en route to an 82-51 setback at the hands of the homestanding West Liberty Hilltoppers Wednesday evening in a Mountain East Conference outing.... more

Basketball Bobcats stun No. 14 West Liberty at the buzzer with 94-91 victory

WEST LIBERTY – Dusan Vicentic nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer to finish off an improbable comeback for the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats and lift them to a dramatic 94-91 victory over the No. 14th-ranked West Liberty Hilltoppers.... more

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