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Elkins’ Liam Gongola battles with two Lewis County players for possession of the ball Saturday afternoon.

Tigers stumble in sectional title tilt

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ELKINS — Justin Parsons scored a goal late in the game Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to help the Elkins Tigers come back to defeat Lewis County in the Class AA/A Region 2 Section 2 Championship game. The Minutemen won the sectional title, 3-2, and will advance to the Region 2 ...

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Philip Barbour senior lineman Donald Foley (51) pulls his way into the blocking lanes as Damien Gonzales hands the ball off to Chase Collier for a running play against Lewis County Friday evening.

Winning Record

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WESTON — Lewis County jumped out to a 10-0 lead over Philip Barbour early on in a Class AA Big 10 Conference matchup Friday, but the Colts responded to outscore the Minutemen 24-12 over the remainder of the contest to secure a 24-22 road win at LCHS. Also secured for PB now is a winning ...

Take a youth hunting

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This year’s youth squirrel season was Sept. 2. Today is the state youth deer antlerless gun season. All youth hunters must be at least eight years of age and less than 18 years old. Youth hunters, aged 15-17, must comply with all of the state licensing requirements, but the Class N or NN ...

Tigers fall in shootout, 45-44

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SHINNSTON — The Elkins defense couldn’t stop a 2-point conversion late in the fourth quarter Friday, as Class AA No. 11 ranked Lincoln came from behind to take a 45-44 victory in Big 10 Conference football action. “In hindsight, there are always things you wish would have went ...

TVHS scores big win, 51-8

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HUNDRED — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season Friday, defeating Hundred High School, 51-8, in varsity football action. “We played well,” TVHS coach Rodney Bright said. “We still have some mistakes we’ve got to fix. This was the first time we’ve had ...

Tucker nips Pendleton County

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PARSONS — Cole Rapp found the endzone late in the fourth quarter Friday to give Tucker County a 14-8 victory over Pendleton County in Potomac Valley Conference Football action. Jared Harman put the Wildcats up 6-0 on a 2 yard touchdown run with 30 seconds left in the first quarter. The ...

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B-UHS senior Trevor Short back-heels the ball to help push up into attacking territory Thursday at Ted Crites Alumni Field.

Buccaneers rally for sectional crown

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TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur High School earned a 2-1 comeback victory to take the Region I Section 2 title over the University Hawks Thursday afternoon. The Buccaneers will now advance to a region final on Tuesday against Wheeling Park at Brooke High School in Wellsburg. Thursday’s ...

Tigers to tangle with Lincoln tonight

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ELKINS — After playing at home the last two weeks, the Elkins High Tigers will take to the road tonight as they travel to Class AA No. 11 Lincoln. EHS (3-4) played well last week in a 21-3 loss to the Bridgeport Indians. In defeat, the defense played perhaps their best football of the ...

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Mason Clark, an EHS senior, took fifth place in the Region II AA/A Championships on the Tigers' home course at Davis & Elkins College. Clark's success on Thursday assisted in leading the boys team to the state tournament for the fourth time to wrap up his high school cross country career.

Elkins boys team heading to state tourney for fifth straight year

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School boys cross country team did exactly what their coach asked of them — they didn’t quit — as they qualified for their fifth consecutive state meet Thursday, making the cut for the 13th time in 15 years. The EHS cross country teams hosted the Region II ...

Colts to take on Lewis

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PHILIPPI — The Philip Barbour football squad (5-2) is coming off a bye week and looking for win number six on the season today when they take to the road to go up against the 1-7 Lewis County Minutemen in a Class AA Big 10 Conference matchup. The Colts drubbed East Fairmont for a 41-14 win ...

Lady Tigers fall to Lincoln at home

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School volleyball squad couldn’t overcome Lincoln High School during a home match Thursday. In varsity play, the scores were very close, coming in at 24-26, 21-25 and 22-25. The Lady Tigers are now 9-8 on the season. “Lincoln was much quicker than we were ...

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An Elkins player heads the ball during the Tigers’ sectional victory over South Harrison Thursday evening.

Elkins advances to sectional title game

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ELKINS — Jared Parsons scored 2 goals Wednesday to help Elkins defeat South Harrison, 6-3, and advance to the Class AA/A Region 2 Section 2 Championship game. The Tigers will now face Lewis County on Saturday at noon for the title. “We came out pretty slow,” EHS coach Michael Sfameni ...

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Elkins’ Sofia Triplett advances the ball during the Lady Tigers’ loss to Lewis County in a sectional title game Thursday evening.

Lady Tigers fall in sectional title game

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ELKINS — After two scoreless overtime periods Wednesday, the Lady Tigers soccer season came to an end as Lewis County netted a 4-2 victory on penalty kicks to claim the Class AA/A Region 2 Section 2 Championship. “We came up a little short tonight,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “I ...

Bucs to face University today

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By Tony Baisi For The Inter-Mountain TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur punched a ticket to today’s sectional championship game by besting Preston High School 3-1 on Tuesday during a Class AAA Region I Section 2 matchup. The hosting Bucs will be back at Ted Crites Alumni Field pitted against ...

Playoffs reaching fever pitch

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“Talladega, Talladega, where cars go real fast!” This is a line from an Eric Church song and it tells about some friends who make that trip to the world’s fastest superspeedway for the camping experience in the infield. There is nothing that compares to the feeling of speed you ...

EMS cruises past Robert L. Bland

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WESTON — Jay Crockett scored 4 touchdowns Wednesday, as Elkins Middle School defeated Robert L. Bland, 47-20. “It was total team effort,” EMS coach Martin Kniley said. “Every kid got to play and every kid had the opportunity to get out there. They were coachable. After the first ...

Tucker Valley downs TVMS

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PARSONS — Tucker Valley scored 2 touchdowns in the fourth quarter Wednesday to engineer a 20-16 victory over Tygarts Valley Middle School. “We played fairly well,” TVMS coach Adam Smith said. “We’ve preached blocking and tackling all year long, which we did really well in the first ...

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Buckhannon-Upshur senior Christopher Hollen drives the ball into Preston territory Tuesday as the Bucs work on a 3-1 win in order to advance to the Class AAA Region I Section 2 championship game on Thursday.

Bucs advance to sectional title game

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TENNERTON — Preston took an early 1-0 lead in a Class AAA Region I Section 2 contest that featured aggressive postseason play, with a total of 5 yellow cards issued at Ted Crites Alumni Field Tuesday. Hosting Buckhannon-Upshur High School, however, bounced back to have the match level at ...

EHS Tigers to face South Harrison

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ELKINS — The No. 1 seeded Elkins Tigers are focused and ready to begin their quest for the Class AA/A Region 2 Section 2 championship tonight as the No. 4 seeded South Harrison Hawks visit for the semi-final round of the tournament. Game time is set for 7:45 p.m. “Practice went good ...

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Elkins is looking to qualify for the state championships for the 13th time in 15 years.

Elkins to host regional cross country championships Thursday

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School cross country teams will play host to the Region II AA/A Championships Thursday at the Davis & Elkins College Athletic Complex. The Tigers have been riding high the past few years and will be looking to qualify for the West Virginia State Cross Country ...