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Tigers roaring in the heat

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ELKINS — In the midst of the three-week open practice window, the Elkins High School football team is getting a little glimpse of what to expect once fall practices get underway. “It will be here before you know it,” said second-year Tiger coach Evan Hott of the 2018 season. ...

Post 29 drops 4-2 decision to Buckhannnon

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TENNERTON —Elkins Post 29 suffered a 4-2 setback to Buckhannon Post 7 Tuesday night in Area 5 action at William E. Phillips Memorial Field. It was the first loss to Buckhannon since 2006 for Post 29, which is now 7-6-1 on the season. “We just weren’t mentally prepared to play,” ...

Wait is over as NBA draft set for tonight

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NEW YORK (AP) — Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he’s unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He’s already a pro. He’s already a champion. And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this class. After capping his brilliant ...

Elkins Raceway attracts good crowd

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Finally we had a great weekend of weather for racing! A good crowd was on hand and they were treated to some action-packed racing at Elkins Raceway. The Super Late Models kicked off the night’s feature events. Eleven cars took the green flag and Cody Hardesty won the event. Michael Lake ...

ABU announces ticket prices

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PHILIPPI —The Alderson Broaddus athletic department has announced its football ticket pricing information for the 2018 season. Reserved and premium seats for the five home games are set for $12 and $15, respectively. Individual general admission tickets are available at $8 per game ...

Brewers hold off late rally by Bucs, 3-2

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Freddy Peralta allowed two hits in six stellar innings, Jesus Aguilar hammered his 14th home run of the season and the Milwaukee Brewers cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Tuesday night. Peralta (2-0) struck out seven without issuing a walk, surrendering only ...

WVU’s Gray earns All-American honors

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MORGANTOWN — Junior second baseman Kyle Gray has been named to the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Third Team, announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association. The All-America accolade is the first of Gray’s career, and he is the 18th All-American in program history. The ...

Colts, Bulldogs air out pigskin in drills

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PHILIPPI — With the late August start of the West Virginia prep football regular season just around the bend, Philip Barbour, Tygarts Valley and South Harrison high schools all got together over the weekend for pre-season action on the gridiron. The 7-on-7 passing drill-themed event on ...

Gino’s claims league title

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ELKINS — Gino’s took the lead for good in the top of the fourth inning in a 13-4 victory over Citizens Bank on Friday for the Elkins Little League Championship game in the Hinzman Classic. Citizens had the lead 4-3 going into the inning. Nic Cooper hit a hard ground ball on a 3-1 count ...

Bluegrass Xpress captures crown

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ELKINS — Adren “Boo” Thompson knocked in three runs, including a towering two-run blast in the second inning, to lead the Lexington (Ky.) Bluegrass Xpress to a 12-1 win over Morgantown Sunday night in the championship game of the Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic. Both teams, which ...

Post 29 goes 3-2 in Hardball Classic

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ELKINS — Elkins Post 29 had a respectable showing in the Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic, going 3-2 in the Blue Division, which produced Sunday’s championship teams. Post 29 bounced back from a tough 3-2 setback to Fairmont and 12-3 defeat to Morgantown to knock off eventual Hardball ...

Weather, teams and volunteers shine in Classic

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ELKINS — Pizza Hut Hardball Classic director Chris George has not had much sleep since early Thursday morning,when 30 teams from six states embarked on the area for four days of baseball action. Nearly 80 games later, George was able to breath a sigh of relief on Sunday night after tourney ...

Hillbilly Hardball Classic scores

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Saturday’s games At Robin Harvey Memorial Field Mifflin County (Pa.) 11, Florida Gulf Coast Elite 2 South Charleston 8, Latrobe (Pa.) 4 Morgantown 12, Elkins 3 Florida Gulf Coast 18U def. Latrobe (Pa.) Circleville (Ohio) 7, Garrett County (Md.) 2 Elkins 3, Lexington (Ky.) ...

Post 29 outslugs Fla. Elite

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ELKINS — Elkins Post 29 erupted for nine runs over the third and fourth innings to outslug Florida Gulf Coast Elite, 11-8, Friday night at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Post 29 improved to 2-0 going into Friday’s late game against Fairmont Post 17 and will play two games today against ...

Gaudet plays in North-South tilts

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TENNERTON — McKinley Gaudet’s athletic career in a Buckhannon-Upshur High School jersey officially came to a conclusion on Thursday. Gaudet participated in the North-South All-Star softball series held at Buffalo High School. Even though the North lost to a powerful South squad in ...

Bucs edge Reds

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl pitched six solid innings to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds and Matt Harvey 3-2 on Friday night. Kuhl (5-4) gave up two runs, one earned, and six hits while striking out six and walking three. It ...

A special memory of my Dad

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Editor’s note: The following column relates to many father-son/daughter relationships. It was first published in the June 14, 2014, edition of The Inter-Mountain. Father’s Day in the past for me was a day to spend with my children, sleep in and basically relax the entire day. But I’m ...