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Dozens of bicycle racers from around the country competed in the Snowshoe Classic over the weekend.

Racers gather for Snowshoe Classic

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SNOWSHOE — Some of the best bicycle racers in the nation ascended to Snowshoe Mountain over the weekend to compete in the Snowshoe Classic. In the end, Daniel Ennis of Henderson, N.C. captured first place in both of the men’s professional classes. “We couldn’t have asked for a ...

Tigers fall just strokes from victory

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ELKINS — The Elkins Tigers came up just a few strokes short Monday, falling to Bridgeport and Grafton in a match at the Elks Country Club. “It was close,” EHS coach David Baird said. “We ended up losing by one stroke to Grafton and a couple of strokes to Bridgeport. I figured it would ...

TVHS earns win at home

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SNOWSHOE — Andrew Holbrook shot a 42 on Monday to help Tygarts Valley earn a team victory at the Raven Golf Course. The Bulldogs took first place at their home course with a team score of 192. Petersburg finished in second with 198 strokes, while Tucker County took third with 199 strokes ...

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Hunter Mason will play running back for PBHS this year.

Senior Hunter Mason to lead PBHS Colts

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour High School senior Hunter Mason is back on the gridiron for his final campaign as a Colt, and will once again be looked to as a key play maker on both sides of the ball. His time in the weight room has turned him into a punishing runner steaming forward from ...

Elkins girls win, tie on the road

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WHEELING — The Lady Tigers earned a victory and a tie in a pair of games played over the weekend during a trip to the northern panhandle. Elkins tied 1-1 on Friday in the season opener against Wheeling Central Catholic, then defeated Weir, 3-2, on Saturday in Weirton. In Friday’s game, ...

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Representing the 2005 undefeated state champion Elkins High School girls soccer team are, from left, Liz Barnes, Rachel Barnes, Lauren Elmer, Heather Saffel, Sydney Metheny, coach Nancy Saffel, Kirsten Marshall, Erica Tidwell and Abby Martin.

Randolph HOF welcomes athletes

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ELKINS — The values of family, resilience and hard work were testified to again and again Saturday as a large crowd of friends, relatives and well-wishers turned out to witness the induction of eight teams and individuals into the Randolph County Secondary Schools Athletic Hall of Fame at ...

EHS boys come up just short, 3-2

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By Ben Simmons For The Inter-Mountain WEIRTON — Caleb Shipley scored a pair of goals Saturday but it wasn’t enough to help Elkins pull off a victory in the season opener against the Red Riders. The Tigers fell to Weir High School, 3-2, in boys varsity soccer action on the road. “For ...

B-UHS falls on the road

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By Tony Baisi For The Inter-Mountain RIPLEY — The hosting Ripley High School Vikings proved to be too much for Buckhannon-Upshur High School after downing the visitors Saturday with a 5-2 decision on the soccer pitch. Ripley took a 2-0 lead into halftime, and tacked on three more goals ...

HOF inductions set for today

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Secondary Schools Athletic Hall of Fame will induct eight worthy teams and individuals today. The 24th induction ceremonies will begin at noon at the Gandy Dancer Theater. Among the inductees are George Viethmeyer. A 1925 graduate of Elkins High School, ...

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Jacob White will start at running back for Lewis County.

White to be a key starter for Lewis Co. Minutemen

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ELKINS — Lewis County High School senior Jacob White was in Elkins recently to represent the Minutemen for The Inter-Mountain’s upcoming football preview guide, and said he is looking forward to his senior year. Having played two years of middle school football at Robert L. Bland, and ...

Time for hunters to sight in guns

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We are still in the midst of summer, but the kiddos are now back in school. Hopefully, the weather will soon cool down, and they will soon be going to dances, football games, and all sorts of other school and social activities. When I was their age, I had life made and didn’t know it. Last ...

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ATV rider Devin Masters makes his way through a tight woods section en route to his overall win on Saturday. Masters has won two races overall this season.

Full Throttle riders dodge the rain

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MASONTOWN — Finally, no rain! You couldn’t ask for better weather as Round 9 of the Full Throttle Harescramble Championship Series got underway last weekend. Not only was this event a “double points” race, Paul Koontz switched things up by allowing the dirt bike riders to race ...

Lady Tigers looking for another sectional title

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ELKINS — The Lady Tigers have won three out of the past four sectional titles and head coach Scott Cutright is eyeing up another fantastic season on the soccer field. “The girls have some pretty high expectations,” Cutright said. “We’ve gotten off to a slow start a little bit with ...

Mountain Lions take second place

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GRAFTON — Carleigh Bolyard shot a 41 Thursday as the Tucker County Mountain Lions finished in second place in a match-up at Tygart Lake Golf Course. “The kids weren’t happy with their scores tonight, but many good shots were executed,” TCHS coach Sam Goughnour said. “This is where ...

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The 2005 Elkins High School girls soccer team went undefeated and became state champions.

Antolini, soccer squad to be inducted

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Secondary Schools Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome eight worthy teams and individuals on Saturday. The 24th induction ceremonies will begin at noon at the Gandy Dancer Theater. Among the inductees are Michael A. Antolini. In 1983, the Elkins High ...

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Tigers take second place at Elks

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ELKINS — Chase Reckart was the leader on the links for the Tigers Wednesday, as Elkins finished in second place in a competition at the Elks Country Club. “Chase (Reckart) was our low man today,” EHS coach David Baird said. “He’s starting to play up to his potential. That’s ...

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The Buckhannon-Upshur High School boys soccer squad includes 31 players this year, including five seniors and nine juniors.

B-UHS prepares on the pitch

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TENNERTON — Last season ended for Buckhannon-Upshur High School’s boys soccer squad a little earlier than the program is accustomed to after falling, 2-1, in the first round of sectional play against fellow Class AAA foe Morgantown High. Head coach Mike Donato is beginning his ninth ...

Fretwell, Huffman to enter Randolph Hall of Fame

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ELKINS — Eight worthy teams and individuals will be inducted into the Randolph County Secondary Schools Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. The 24th induction ceremonies will begin at noon at the Gandy Dancer Theater. Among the inductees are Sylvester Wilson Fretwell. He was a ...

Rain held off for race day

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The weather held off Friday night and we finally got another race in at Elkins Raceway. The threatening skies kept the crowd and car count down. Those who took the chance saw some great racing. The Mini-Mods saw Chandi Currence grab another older group win over Dalton Goode. Ryan Hare had ...