Del Smith
WVWC football head coach Del Smith (file photo)

‘Cats fall on the road to Division I/FCS Saint Francis

LORETTO, Pa. – West Virginia Wesleyan trailed 21-0 by the end of the first quarter and was unable to recover in a 59-3 setback against Saint Francis on Saturday evening. The Bobcats were held to 115 yards of total offense on the day; 52 on the ground and 63 in the air.

The Red Flash recorded 417 yards of offense in the win behind Bear Fenimore’s 226 yards in the air on 18-of-22 passing. He threw three touchdowns over the course of the contest. Kam Lewis hauled in eight receptions for 138 yards and a score to lead the receiving corps. Chris Cropper piled up 92 yards on the ground on 12 carries. Ben Bruni led the effort on defense with seven tackles and two sacks (10 yards) for Saint Francis (2-3).

Luke Casey and Matt Vinson combined to complete 10 passes for 63 yards for West Virginia Wesleyan (0-5). Mason Brubeck notched 11 carries for 29 yards with Kam Brooks grabbing two receptions for 20 yards. Braxton Brooks paced the defense with nine tackles (eight solo, one assisted).

Story courtesy of Adam Zundell/ Mountain East Conference



New Buckhannon Parks and Rec Board wants to create more informative signs for local parks

BUCKHANNON – The new City of Buckhannon Parks and Recreation Board wants to make the city’s parks a little more user-friendly as one of its first official orders of business. Mayor Robbie Skinner presented drafts of potential signage during the […]

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Student public art project back to the drawing board after tests reveal possible issues

BUCKHANNON – The Consolidated Public Works Board voted against approving the placement of a student art project on the sidewalks along the Strawberry Festival parade route after testing the materials involved. Buckhannon-Upshur Middle art teacher Alyssa Murphy previously attended the […]

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Upshur County Sports Calendar

MONDAY (Feb. 6) Basketball TUESDAY (Feb. 7) Basketball Swimming WEDNESDAY (Feb. 8) Basketball Swimming THURSDAY (Feb. 9) Basketball Swimming FRIDAY (Feb. 10) Swimming Wrestling SATURDAY (Feb. 11) Acrobatics and Tumbling Basketball Wrestling SUNDAY (Feb. 12)

WVWC Tennis

Wesleyan men’s tennis opens spring season at UC Invite

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s tennis team saw three doubles wins and five singles wins against defending MEC Champion Charleston in the two-day UC Invite. Day 1 WinnersKevin Lin and Camillo Salvi

Poor second half costs ‘Cats in 73-50 setback to Battlers

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball team were defeated by Alderson Broaddus on the road on Saturday evening 73-50. The Battlers shot 46% from the field and knocked down eight three-pointers in

Lady ‘Cats drop 63-57 road decision to Alderson Broaddus

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s basketball team dropped a crucial MEC matchup on the road to Alderson Broaddus 63-57 on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Bobcats shot 42% from the field but fell



Nearly $400,000 in Historic Preservation Development Grants available

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Applications are now available for matching historic preservation Development Grants through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Department of Arts, Culture and History. Eligible projects include the restoration, rehabilitation or

This Week in West Virginia History

Charleston, WV – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at Feb. 5, 1889: Fiddler and self-taught physician James Franklin