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Bucs have big fourth-quarter to rally past Bridgeport, 54-49

TENNERTON – Learning how to win the close ones and game management in the close ones is something that Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Travis Foster has been preaching to his Buckhannon-Upshur Bucs this season.... more

Rough third quarter dooms junior varsity Buccaneers in 55-38 setback to Bridgeport

TENNERTON – A dreadful third quarter cost the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers a chance at a victory against the Bridgeport Indians Monday night in a home contest.... more

New school record set by B-U’s Cadence Vincent in 200-yard freestyle

BUCKHANNON – Cadence Vincent bettered her school mark with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle for the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc swimmers in their final dual meet of the year with the Elkins Tigers last Thursday at the WVWC pool.... more

Preston Bennett takes two events for swim Bucs in Elkins dual meet

BUCKHANNON – Preston Bennett picked up two wins and the 200-yard medley relay team was victorious for the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer swim team in their last regular season meet of the year last Thursday at the WVWC pool.... more

Parke scores 24 as Lady Bucs down Lewis County in overtime, 63-56

TENNERTON – For the second time in three games, the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs have gone into an overtime period.... more

Junior varsity Lady Bucs come up short in losses to Tucker and Lewis County

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs dropped a pair of games earlier this week.... more

WVWC acro & tumbling fall in season finale to Frostburg State

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan acro & tumbling team dropped a 251.750-250.145 decisions to the visiting Frostburg State Bobcats Tuesday night in Rockefeller Center.... more

Bucs, Lady Bucs get votes in latest AP basketball poll

TENNERTON — The Associated Press high school boys and girls Class AAAA and Class AAA weekly basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and total points, records are from Monday.... more

Little Bucs split games with West Fairmont and East Fairmont

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Bucs split a pair of home games with Marion County schools recently.... more

Soccer Bobcats hang on for 2-1 road win over West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat soccer team ended their three-game slide with a 2-1 road win over the West Liberty Hilltoppers Friday evening in a Mountain East Conference tilt.... more

Lady Bucs rally to win thriller against Indians; roll past Liberty

BRIDGEPORT – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs rallied from 15 down to take an 11-point lead, only to see that evaporate and force an overtime session with the Class AAAA No. 8 Bridgeport Indians last Friday night in Bridgeport.... more

JV Lady Bucs take early lead but fall to Indians, 43-26

BRIDGEPORT – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs couldn’t make a first-quarter lead hold up in a 43-26 setback to the Bridgeport Indians Friday night.... more

Wesleyan lacrosse has best offensive showing of season in loss to Alderson Broaddus

PHILIPPI – The West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team had their best offensive showing of the year, but it wasn’t enough to get them past the homestanding Alderson Broaddus Battlers Saturday afternoon in Mountain East Conference action.... more

Lady ‘Cats tumble in overtime to Frostburg State

BUCKHANNON – It took over 100 minutes of soccer to find a winner between Frostburg State and West Virginia Wesleyan when the two teams met at Ross Field Friday afternoon.... more

Freshmen Buccaneers lose to Indians, 55-42

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon-Upshur freshmen Buccaneers lost a 55-42 decision to the Bridgeport Indians Friday night in a home encounter.... more

Hudson picks up two wins as Lady ‘Cats sweep Notre Dame in doubleheader

BUCKHANNON – With Hannah Hudson back in the circle, the West Virginia Wesleyan softball team returned to their winning ways in a Mountain East Conference home doubleheader with the Notre Dame Falcons Saturday afternoon at Culpepper Field.... more

Bobcats drop home doubleheader to Notre Dame, 13-6 and 6-4

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat baseball team dropped a home doubleheader to the Notre Dame Falcons Saturday at Hank Ellis Field in Mountain East Conference action. ... more

‘Cat golfers open season in Malone Spring Classic

ALLIANCE (Ohio) – The West Virginia Wesleyan golf team opened up their 2021 spring schedule with a showing in the four-team, two-day Malone Spring Classic held at the Tannernhauf Golf Club this past Friday and Saturday.... more

WVWC track teams fare well in WVU Mountain Classic

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia Wesleyan track and field teams were back in action Friday at the Mountain Classic hosted by West Virginia University.... more

Breagan Pearson reaches 100-win plateau in B-U wrestling career

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Breagan Pearson is the latest wrestler to join the 100-win club for the Buccaneer wrestling program.... more

Day 3: GMAC/MEC Swimming Championship Recap

CANTON (Ohio) — The third day of competition wrapped up on Thursday at the 2021 GMAC/MEC Swimming and Diving Championships at the C.T. Branin Natatorium.... more

Lady ‘Cats fall in lacrosse action to Frostburg State

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat lacrosse team couldn’t get much going against Frostburg State in a home contest Wednesday afternoon at Ross Field.... more

Hurst and McCauley led Bucs past Philip Barbour in 70-54 victory

TENNERTON – What better time for a senior to shine than on “Senior Night.” ... more

JV Bucs run away from Colts in 67-45 win

TENNERTON – Zach Calef-Boring scored a game-high 20 points and Shawn Blandino added 13 as the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Bucs rolled to an easy 67-45 win over the visiting Philip Barbour Colts Thursday evening at the high school gym.... more

Fast start lifts B-U freshmen to 44-38 win over Colts

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur freshman Buccaneers built a huge halftime and then had to hold off a determined Philip Barbour Colt team in the second half for a 44-38 victory Thursday night at the high school gym.... more

Lady Bucs go scoreless in first quarter in upset loss to Philip Barbour, 60-49

PHILIPPI – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs still remain out of sorts since returning to the court from their quarantine lay-off.... more

JV Lady Bucs drop 49-26 decision to Colts

PHILIPPI – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs were slow out of the gate and dropped a 49-26 decision to the Philip Barbour Colts in a road outing Wednesday evening.... more

Day 2: GMAC/MEC Swimming Championship Recap

CANTON (OHIO) — UNC Pembroke posted two more wins Wednesday on the second day of the GMAC/MEC Championships at C.T. Branin Natatorium.... more

Little Bucs split games with Robert L. Bland and Trinity

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Bucs split a pair of home games recently with Robert L. Bland and Trinity. ... more

WVWC football opts out of remainder of spring season

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan has elected to opt out of the remainder of its 2020-21 spring football season, effective immediately. The decision was made due to a high number of injuries to WVWC football student-athletes.... more

Soccer Lady Bobcats blank Battlers for fourth win in a row

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat defense limited Alderson Broaddus to just one shot-on-goal and just two shots overall and Kayla Fay provided two goals as Wesleyan controlled play in a 3-0 Mountain East Conference victory over the visiting Alderson-Broaddus Battlers Wednesday afternoon at Ross Field.... more

Lady Bucs can’t slow down the three-point shot of No. 4 Morgantown in loss

MORGANTOWN – The No. 12 Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs ran into a team that seemingly couldn’t miss a three-point shot when they took on the No. 4 Morgantown Mohigans Monday night in a non-conference road contest.... more

JV Lady Bucs struggle with Mohigans in setback

MORGANTOWN – A scoreless first quarter set the tone for the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs in their contest with Morgantown Monday evening in a 41-14 loss.... more

Basketball Bucs have No. 5 Hawks on the ropes but can’t close the deal

MORGANTOWN – The No. 12 Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers were smelling another upset when they took on the No. 5 University Hawks Tuesday night in Morgantown.... more

Rough first quarter hurts junior varsity Buccaneers in 67-47 defeat to University

MORGANTOWN – A disastrous first quarter did in the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers against the University Hawks Tuesday night in a 67-47 setback.... more

Baseball Bobcats drop road twin bill to Hilltoppers

WEST LIBERTY – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat pitching staff couldn’t hold up against the West Liberty Hilltoppers in a Mountain East Conference doubleheader Monday afternoon at Kovalick Field.... more

B-UMS girls’ basketball quarantine shuts down the rest of their season

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School girls’ basketball team saw their season come to an unexpected end this week.... more

Little Bucs split games with West Fairmont and Taylor County

GRAFTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Bucs spilt a pair of road games with West Fairmont and Taylor County.... more

WVWC swimmers have good first day at GMAC/MEC Championships

CANTON (Ohio) — UNC Pembroke's Nathalia Silva was a winner in the 1,000 freestyle, and the Braves were also victorious in the 800 free to highlight performances on the first day of the GMAC/MEC Swimming & Diving Championships.... more

Wesleyan softball starts season with 1-3 mark

BUCKHANNON – A two-week delay to the start of their season due to COVID-19 concerns put the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat softball team behind the rest of the Mountain East Conference when they were finally able to take the field last Friday against the Concord Mt. Lions.... more

Lady Bucs smash three Big 10 records at conference championship swim meet

CLARKSBURG – When the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc swimmers enter the pool, there is a good chance records will fall and that was the case when they competed in the Big 10 Conference Championships this past Saturday at the Harrison County YMCA.... more

Preston Bennett sets new record at Big 10 Swim Championships

CLARKSBURG – Behind his record-breaking effort in the 500-yard freestyle and winning the 200-yard IM, as well as being part of two runner-up relay teams, sophomore swimmer Preston Bennett shared high point honors for the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers at the Big 10 Championships Saturday afternoon at the Harrison County YMCA.... more

Wrestling Bucs win three championships at Big 10 Conference tournament

KINGWOOD – The Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Buccaneers left Kingwood Saturday evening with three Big 10 Conference championships, the Big 10 Wrestler of the Year, the Big 10 Coach of the Year and runner-up honors in the very loaded Big 10 Tournament.... more

Wrestling Bucs host quad last week; go a perfect 3-0

TENNERTON – Prior to their Big 10 Conference championships this past Friday and Saturday, the Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Buccaneers hosted a quad last Tuesday featuring Musselman, George Washington and Oak Hill.... more

Baseball ‘Cats swept in twin bill opener at Wheeling

WHEELING – Following the postponement of four doubleheaders, the West Virginia Wesleyan baseball team was finally able to play this past Saturday opening their 2021 season with a road doubleheader with the Wheeling Cardinals.... more

Shooting woes plague Lady Bucs in 58-47 setback to University

TENNERTON – Since their mandatory quarantine ended last week, the No. 10 Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs have struggled to find their shot.... more

JV Lady Bucs tumble to Hawks, 38-22

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs dropped a 38-22 decision to the visiting University Hawks Friday night at the high school gym.... more

Cage Bucs, Lady Bucs both ranked 12th this week in latest AP poll

TENNERTON — Both the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer and Lady Buc basketball teams are ranked 12th in the latest AP poll.... more

Soccer ‘Cats get blanked by Davis & Elkins, 2-0

ELKINS - The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats suffered a defeat at the hands of the Davis & Elkins Senators last Friday at Nuttall Field.... more

WVWC lacrosse drops contest to Senators

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team lost their home opener Sunday afternoon in a partial rainstorm at Ross Field.... more

Kenny Lewis Jr. has two scores but Bobcats fall to Concord, 52-14

BUCKHANNON – Kenny Lewis Jr. hauled in two touchdowns for the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats against the Concord Mt. Lions Saturday afternoon at Ross Field in their Mountain East Conference contest.... more

Lady ‘Cats extending winning streak to three with 2-0 shutout victory over Yellow Jackets

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat soccer team won their third match in a row with a 2-0 victory over the visiting West Virginia State Yellow Jackets Sunday afternoon in a Mountain East Conference match.... more

Bullett steps down as WVWC women’s head basketball coach

BUCKHANNON – After five seasons as the head coach of the West Virginia Wesleyan women's basketball team, Vicky Bullett has announced that she will be departing the program.... more

Basketball Bucs get back on track with wins over Bees and Cougars

CHARLESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer basketball team had hit a rough patch of their season recently.... more

JV Bucs drop physical encounter with Capital, 65-60

CHARLESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer junior varsity basketball team lost a physical contest to the Capital Cougars on the road Thursday evening dropping a 65-60 decision.... more

Wesleyan Acro & Tumbling team notches first win

ELKINS – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat Acro & Tumbling team won their first outing of the season with a 246.595-241.055 victory against the homestanding Davis & Elkins Senators Thursday evening at the McDonnell Center.... more

Wesleyan lacrosse team falls in opener to Notre Dame

SOUTH EUCLID (Ohio) – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats had a rough go of it in their 2021 season debut Wednesday afternoon against the Notre Dame Falcons in a Mountain East Conference contest at Mueller Field.... more

Quarantine stymies Lady Bucs’ momentum as they fall in return

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs were rolling along with a 5-1 record and ranked 10th in the state, then they were forced to shut everything down... more

Little Lady Bucs drop contest to East Fairmont

FAIRMONT – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs had trouble getting their offense going in a 51-20 setback to East Fairmont in a road battle Monday evening. ... more

JV Little Lady Bucs come up short against East Fairmont

FAIRMONT – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School junior varsity Little Lady Bucs lost a 23-16 road decision to East Fairmont Monday evening.... more

JV Lady Bucs lose to Preston after three-week hiatus

TENNERTON – Playing for the first time in three weeks due to a pair of COVID-19 protocol shutdowns, the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs struggled, as one can imagine, in their return game Wednesday evening in a home battle with the Preston Knights.... more

Molenhouse and Tatum earn MEC All-Conference volleyball honors

BRIDGEPORT ­— The Mountain East Conference today announced its top honors and all-conference teams for the Spring 2021 season as Fairmont State's Julia DiPaoloa and West Virginia State's Jenna Dufresne earned Player of the Year accolades, Wheeling's Audrey Francis was tabbed as the Libero of the Year and teammate Karly Niesen was selected as the Freshman of the Year. Additionally, Fairmont State head coach Courtney Materazzi was recognized as the Coach of the Year.... more

McKenzie Reynolds signs to continue volleyball career at Glenville State

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur multi-sport athlete McKenzie Reynolds picked her sport and her college recently at a special signing ceremony at the high school.... more

Bennett breaks own personal and school record in the 500-yard freestyle at meet

CLARKSBURG – Preston Bennett continued his record-breaking season for the Buckhannon-Upshur swim Buccaneers in a dual meet with Robert C. Byrd Saturday at the Harrison County YMCA.... more

Lady Buc swimmers win tri-meet with Liberty and Robert C. Byrd

CLARKSBURG – For the first time this season, the six-lady Buckhannon-Upshur swim team was the largest team in the pool at a tri-meet with Robert C. Byrd and Liberty this past Saturday at the Harrison County YMCA.... more

Wesleyan’s Makatlyn Tucker named MEC Women’s Offensive Soccer Player of the Week

BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan's Makatlyn Tucker has earned Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Wheeling's Jaci Wilson has earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.... more

Calef-Boring torches East Fairmont for 28 points in 74-54 victory for junior varsity Buccaneers

FAIRMONT – Zach Calef-Boring scored a game-high 28 points, including hitting six three-pointers, to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers to a 74-54 win over the homestanding East Fairmont Bees Tuesday night.... more

Little Lady Bucs fall to Bland but bounce back to beat West Fairmont

WESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs split a pair of games early last week on the road.... more

Junior varsity Little Lady Bucs drop a pair of close contests to Robert L. Bland and West Fairmont

WESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School junior varsity Little Lady Bucs lost two close games last week by a combined seven points.... more

Slow start costs Little Bucs in 45-28 setback to Elkins

ELKINS – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School varsity Little Bucs recently dropped a 45-28 road decision to Elkins Middle School.... more

Basketball Bucs split games with Liberty and Fairmont Senior

TENNERTON – Zach White posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds to help his Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers to a convincing 70-52 home win over the Liberty Mountaineers Tuesday night at the high school gym.... more

JV Buc pick up wins over Mountaineers and Polar Bears

FAIRMONT – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers looked strong in a pair of wins last week against Liberty and Fairmont Senior. ... more

Lady Bucs swimmers win all nine events against Elkins

MORGANTOWN – Cadence Vincent, Alayna Whitehair and Cameron Zuliani each won two events for the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc swimmers in their home dual meet with the Elkins Tigers Thursday evening at the WVWC pool.... more

Swim Bucs fare well in the pool in dual meet with Elkins

BUCKHANNON – Once again, the five-man Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer swim team was dominant within the confines of the pool in a home dual meet with the Elkins Tigers Thursday evening at the WVWC pool.... more

Soccer ‘Cats blanked by Notre Dame, 1-0

BUCKHANNON – Notre Dame College made an early goal on a penalty kick stand up as they defeated the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats by a 1-0 decision Sunday afternoon at Ross Field in a Mountain East Conference clash.... more

Soccer Lady ‘Cats hang on for 3-2 win over Notre Dame

SOUTH EUCLID (Ohio) – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats built a 3-1 lead late against the homestanding Notre Dame College Falcons Sunday afternoon in their Mountain East Conference contest.... more

Lady ‘Cats run sixth at MEC cross-country championship

WHEELING – The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s cross-country team placed sixth out of seven teams in the MEC Championship held Saturday at Oglebay Park.... more

Robinson runs 29th for ‘Cats in MEC cross-country championship

WHEELING – West Virginia Wesleyan’s lone runner in the 2021 Mountain East Conference men’s cross-country championships held Saturday at Oglebay Park was Cade Robinson, who finished 29th with a time of 29:46.43.... more

Freshman Bucs edged by a point in 45-44 loss to Polar Bears

FAIRMONT – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer freshman team lost a nail-biter to the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears Thursday evening.... more

Wrestling Bucs go 4-0 at Lewis County and home meet

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Buccaneers continue to pile up the wins as they wrestled in a pair of tri-matches last week going a perfect 4-0.... more

Tennis Lady ‘Cats start 2021 season 0-2

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat tennis team opened their 2021 season with a pair of home matches against Salem and West Liberty last week.... more

Bucs tumble to No. 2 Morgantown, 82-64

MORGANTOWN — Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Travis Foster was hopeful his Buccaneers could not only compete but defeat the Class AAAA No. 2 Morgantown Mohigans Monday night in Morgantown.... more

JV Bucs fall to Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers didn’t have an answer for Morgantown’s Brody Davis in their encounter Monday night.... more

Soccer ‘Cats lose to AB

PHILIPPI — The 22nd-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat soccer team didn’t live up to their ranking as they were upset Wednesday by the Alderson Broaddus Battlers in a Mountain East Conference soccer clash.... more

WVWC’s Gandy named MEC Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week

BRIDGEPORT — Charleston’s Nathan Stout is the Mountain East Conference Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week, while West Virginia Wesleyan’s Faith Gandy was selected as the Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week.... more

WVWC drops tennis opener to Salem

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s tennis team lost their home opener on Tuesday against the Salem Tigers.... more

Wesleyan’s Taylor earns MEC weekly football honors

BRIDGEPORT — Five players were recognized by the Mountain East Conference for their performance in week one of the spring football season.... more

Leaman and Gandy impress at the Brandi Bowen Memorial Invitational

GLENVILLE — The West Virginia Wesleyan track and field program opened up the outdoor season on the road at the Brandi Bowen Memorial Invitational hosted by Glenville State. ... more

Basketball Bucs hold off rally to upset No. 7 Parkersburg South, 65-62

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer basketball program picked up a statement win early in the season as they downed the No. 7 Parkersburg South Patriots Saturday night by a 65-62 score at the high school gym.... more

Wrestling Bucs face some of the state’s best last week

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling head coach Jacob Orr brought into some of the best teams in the state for a home quad last Tuesday for his Buccaneers to compete against.... more

Soccer Lady Bobcats win home opener over Davis & Elkins 2-0

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan made a pair of first-half goals stand-up in a 2-0 win over the visiting Davis & Elkins Senators Sunday afternoon in their Mountain East Conference home opener at Ross Field.... more

Junior varsity Bucs tumble to Parkersburg South, 69-32

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers saw their two-game winning streak come to an end in a tough 69-32 setback to the Parkersburg South Patriots Saturday evening.... more

Bucs hang with No. 1 Wheeling Park for a half but fall down the stretch, 76-59

WHEELING – Wheeling Park is the No. 1 team in Class AAAA for a reason and her name is Lindsey Garrison.... more

Barcus to continue track career at Salem University

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur track and field performer Zachary Barcus is going to run at the collegiate level after he made that announcement at a special ceremony last week at the high school.... more

Little Bucs lose opener to Barrackville

RACHEL – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Bucs came up just short in their season opener last week on the road against Barrackville.... more

Freshmen Bucs drop 57-49 contest to Hawks

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur freshman Buccaneers fell behind early and were forced to play catch-up the rest of the game in a 57-49 setback Saturday afternoon at the high school gym.... more

Lady ‘Cat Ally Moore earns MEC Defensive Player of the Week honors

BRIDGEPORT — The University of Charleston's Rachel Osborne has earned Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors, while West Virginia Wesleyan's Ally Moore and Fairmont State's Taylor Kennedy share Defensive Player of the Week honors.... more

Football Bobcats drop 2021 spring opener to West Virginia State, 38-13

INSTITUTE – West Virginia Wesleyan couldn’t keep West Virginia State Yellow Jacket Dant’e Jones out of the end zone in their 2021 debut Saturday afternoon at Lakin Field.... more

Little Lady Bucs fall in a pair of home games to Elkins, Taylor County

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs dropped a pair of home games last week.... more

Wesleyan splits dual swim meet with Fairmont State

FAIRMONT – The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s and women’s swim teams wrapped up their abbreviated 2021 regular season Saturday at Fairmont State.... more

West Virginia Wesleyan updates outdoor attendance policy

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan announced an update to their policy for outdoor athletic events Monday with a press release to the media.... more

15 Questions With... Maggie Queen

BUCKHANNON – In this edition of 15 Questions With…we interview senior soccer player and former cross country runner Maggie Queen. We find out what she enjoys about being a Buccaneer and life in general. Enjoy!... more

Stoeckle announces retirement as Buccaneer football head coach

TENNERTON – Duane Stoeckle, head coach of the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer football program since 2013, announced his retirement this week from that position.... more

Lady Bucs have no trouble putting away Grafton, 83-35

TENNERTON – Shelby McDaniels scored a game-high 24 points and Gabby Parke added 23 points as the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs rolled past the overmatched Grafton Bearcats by an 83-35 decision Wednesday night at the high school gym.... more

Leggett to continue soccer career at Alderson Broaddus

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur soccer standout Laikelyn Leggett will take her game to the collegiate level after the announcement at a special signing ceremony at the high school on Wednesday.... more

Vincent sets new mark again in 50-yard freestyle for Lady Bucs in 2021 debut

MORGANTOWN – Sophomore Cadence Vincent broke her own personal, school and state record in the 50-yard freestyle for the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc swim team in their debut Wednesday in a tri-meet with University and Morgantown at the Mylan Aquatic Center.... more

Bennett breaks school mark in 200-yard freestyle for Buccaneers in season debut

MORGANTOWN – The five-man Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer swim team looked impressive in their 2021 spring opener in a tri-meet with University and Morgantown at the Mylan Aquatic Center.... more

Basketball Bucs fall to Class AAA No. 1 Robert C. Byrd, 66-42

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers ran into a hot-shooting Robert C. Byrd Eagles team while struggling to find their own shot in a 66-42 setback in their contest Thursday night at the high school.... more

Junior varsity Bucs down Eagles, 60-46

TENNERTON – Shelton Thropp and Zach Calef-Boring combined for 33 points to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers to a 60-46 victory over the visiting Robert C. Byrd Eagles Thursday evening.... more

Basketball Lady Bucs cruise past Robert C. Byrd and Philip Barbour

CLARKSBURG – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc basketball team put together a pair of dominating victories over a three-day period against Robert C. Byrd and Philip Barbour.... more

Volleyball Lady ‘Cats fall to Davis & Elkins in MEC tournament opener

ELKINS – It was almost a mirror effort for the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat when they faced the Davis & Elkins Senators in the first round of the Mountain East Conference Tournament Tuesday in Elkins.... more

Hurst goes for 28 points as Bucs easily slip past Preston, 77-57

KINGWOOD – Senior point guard Ryan Hurst scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers to a 77-57 road win over the Preston Knights Tuesday night in Big 10 Conference basketball action.... more

Calef-Boring scores 26 as JV Buccaneers down Knights, 59-54

KINGWOOD – Zach Calef-Boring lit up the scoreboard for 26 points to help lead the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers to a 59-54 victory over the homestanding Preston Knights Tuesday night in Kingwood.... more

Soccer Bobcats ranked nationally this week at No. 22

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Soccer Coaches poll acknowledged the West Virginia Wesleyan men's soccer program (2-0-0) in their first poll of the spring campaign. WVWC was chosen as the No. 22 team in the country with fellow Mountain East Conference opponents the University of Charleston (No. 1) and Davis & Elkins (No. 17).... more

WVWC Acro & Tumbling team drops outing to West Liberty

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Acro & Tumbling team saw an improvement in their second outing of the season, but they still dropped a 253.445-244.135 decision to West Liberty in their home debut Monday night in Rockefeller Center.... more

Lady Bucs ranked 12th this week in AP basketball poll

TENNERTON – Nine local girls basketball teams are inside the Top 10 in the latest high school basketball rankings, which were released by the Associated Press on Monday.... more

B-U boys move up to 15th in latest AP basketball rankings

TENNERTON ­— The Buckhannon-Upshur boys’ basketball team moved up to 15th place in the latest AP basketball rankings.... more

B-U swim teams have extremely talented rosters for 2021

BUCKHANNON – It will be a season unlike any other for Buckhannon-Upshur head swim coach Will Squires and his two Buckhannon-Upshur swim teams.... more

Bucs start fast but have to survive rally against Lincoln for 55-52 win

SHINNSTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers built a 17-point first-half lead and then had to hang on for dear life in the second half in their 2021 debut against the Lincoln Cougars Saturday night.... more

JV Buccaneers drop opener to Lincoln, 67-30

SHINNSTON – It was a rough start to the season for the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers Saturday evening as they dropped a 67-30 decision to the Lincoln Cougars.... more

Little Lady Bucs take opener at Trinity, 29-23

MORGANTOWN – Their debut game had a weird ebb and flow about it, but it was still a win for the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs in their opener Thursday night against Trinity.... more

Junior varsity Little Lady Bucs fall to Trinity at the buzzer

MORGANTOWN – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School junior varsity Little Lady Bucs lost a heartbreaker in their season debut against the homestanding Trinity Warriors Thursday night at the buzzer.... more

Cross-country Lady ‘Cats take second in opener at Davis & Elkins

ELKINS – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat cross-country team ran in their only regular-scheduled meet of the season on Friday in the Davis & Elkins Winter Invite at Glendale Park.... more

Volleyball Lady ‘Cats come up short in finale against Davis & Elkins, 3-0

ELKINS – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat volleyball team played Davis & Elkins close in all three sets but were never able to get over that hump for a set victory in their regular-season finale Friday night at the McDonnell Center.... more

Wrestling Bucs finish 2-1at UHS quad

MORGANTOWN – The No. 4 Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Buccaneers went 2-1 in a road quad Saturday afternoon at University High School.... more

Wesleyan swimmers return to the pool and split dual outing with Frostburg State

FROSTBURG (Md.) – The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s and women’s swimming teams returned to the pool after a three-week hiatus Saturday afternoon on the road in a dual meet with Frostburg State.... more

Soccer Lady Bobcat debut spoiled by penalty kick

FROSTBURG (Md.) – A penalty kick decided the fate of the West Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer team in their 2021 spring debut Friday evening in a Mountain East Conference road contest to the Frostburg State Bobcats.... more

Bobcat tennis team loses opener to West Liberty, 7-0

WHEELING – The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s tennis team opened their spring campaign with a 7-0 road loss to West Liberty in Mountain East Conference action.... more

Basketball Bucs have high hopes for 2021 campaign

TENNERTON – When Travis Foster took over the head coaching job for the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers four years ago, he knew he would need some time to rebuild the program that hadn’t had a winning season in over a decade.... more

15 Questions With... Zach White

BUCKHANNON – In this edition of 15 Questions With…we interview senior basketball and baseball player Zach White. We find out what he enjoys about being a Buccaneer and life in general.... more

McDaniels scores 28 as Lady Bucs down Lincoln in season opener, 73-62

TENNERTON – Returning Second-Team All-Stater Shelby McDaniels picked up right where she left off last season for the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs in their season opener Wednesday night against the Lincoln Cougars.... more

Wrestling Bucs look strong in debut in Elkins quad

ELKINS – The Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Buccaneers couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season than how they performed Wednesday in a quad match at Elkins High School.... more

Lady ‘Cat offense goes from hot to cold in 80-33 tournament loss to Notre Dame

WHEELING – Just two days prior to their Mountain East Conference quarterfinal tournament match-up with Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon at the Wesbanco Arena in Wheeling, the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats lit up the scoreboard in their first-round tournament clash with West Virginia State scoring 100 points.... more

Wesleyan athletic department announces update on attendance policy for spring competitions

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College sent out a press release Friday updating their policy for attendance at outdoor spring competitions.... more

Junior varsity Lady Bucs fall in opener to Lincoln, 44-25

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs had trouble getting their offense going in their season debut against the Lincoln Cougars Wednesday evening in a 44-25 loss.... more

Buckhannon-Upshur freshman hold off Lincoln to win opener, 61-55

SHINNSTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur freshman Buccaneers held off a late charge from the Lincoln Cougars for a 61-55 road victory Wednesday night in their 2021 debut.... more

Wrestling Bucs loaded with talent and numbers for 2021 campaign

TENNERTON – Not many high school wrestling coaches have the luxury of having a returning state champion on their roster, but Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jacob Orr is afforded that rare opportunity this spring.... more

Lady Bobcats sting Yellow Jackets in first-round of MEC Tournament

INSTITUTE – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats saved their best offensive performance for the best possible time – the first round of the MEC Tournament.... more

WVWC Acro & Tumbling squad loses opener to Fairmont State

FAIRMONT – The West Virginia Wesleyan Acro & Tumbling team opened their 2021 season with a 262.430 – 239.205 loss to the Fairmont State Falcons Monday afternoon.... more

MEC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament scores and schedule

WHEELING – The scores and schedule for the MEC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Wesbanco Arena in Wheeling.... more

Wrestling Bucs start season ranked fourth by WVMat

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur wrestling Bucs will start their season ranked fourth in the state in Class AAA according to the WVMat.com preseason coaches’ poll.... more

Volleyball Lady Bobcats improve to 6-3 with victory over Concord

ATHENS – The West Virginia Wesleyan volleyball team was put on upset notice by the winless Concord Mt. Lions Tuesday night in their Mountain East Conference encounter.... more

Basketball Lady Bobcats shut out of post-season honors; UC’s Brooklyn Pannell named MEC Player of the Year

BRIDGEPORT — Charleston's Brooklyn Pannell has been selected as the Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, the league announced on Tuesday as it released its top honors and all-conference teams.... more

Bucs, Lady Bucs both receive votes in first AP basketball poll

CHARLESTON – Both the Buckhannon-Upshur boys and girls basketball teams received votes in the first Associated Press rankings.... more

Bucs coast past Liberty, 68-45

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