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Alan Huffman and Micky Sponaugle, known as ‘Dem Farm Boyz,’ took home top honors Saturday in the 2017 Mountain State Forest Festival cornhole tournament. The first place winners received a $100 prize. Seventeen teams participated in the double-elimination event and all participants received coupons from Sheetz in Elkins, which also provided the cornhole boards. Pictured, from left, are MSFF Director General Chad Shoemaker, Sponaugle, Huffman and Assistant Director Robbie Morris.

Competing in the Mountain State Forest Festival Cornhole Tournament

Alan Huffman and Micky Sponaugle, known as ‘Dem Farm Boyz,’ took home top honors Saturday in the 2017 Mountain State Forest Festival cornhole tournament. The first place winners received a $100 prize. Seventeen teams participated in the double-elimination event and all participants received ...

WVU puts away Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia did what most people expected it would against Kansas in the first half Saturday, building the kind of lopsided advantage that should have made it an easy afternoon in Memorial Stadium. Instead, the banged-up Mountaineers blew much of that lead during a ...

Comeback bid by AB falls short

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus football team had its comeback bid fall short as Glenville State topped the Battlers 47-42 on Saturday afternoon in the I-79 Barrel Classic. Trailing 47-29 with just under nine minutes to play in the game, AB cut the lead to 47-36 when the Battlers scored a ...

Bobcats fall to Urbana

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan’s football team dropped their second Mountain East Conference game in a row Saturday afternoon, falling to the visiting Urbana Blue Knights 21-7 at Cebe Ross Field. Urbana used a stifling defensive effort to pull the important road win, holding the ...

The Inter-Mountain photos by Tony Baisi
Philip Barbour senior Hunter Mason blocks a Tucker defender Friday as junior Chase Collier takes off on one of several carries of the evening. Collier racked up more than 175 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns on the ground in the game.

PBHS wins first game in new stadium

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour got over a hump Friday by defeating visiting Tucker County High School 35-6 for the football program’s first win ever on the newly installed surface at BC Bank Park. The new George Byrer Field is now in its second year of use. The Mountain Lions opened the ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Logan Comer
The swarming Elkins High defense forces a fumble Friday night against East Fairmont.

Elkins staves off East Fairmont comeback, 21-14

ELKINS — Thomas Talkington scored three touchdowns Friday to help Elkins earn a last-minute 21-14 victory over Big 10 Conference rival East Fairmont at Wimer Stadium. “We played old school single wing football,” EHS coach Evan Hott said. “There was a drive in the first half where ...

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D&E falls to Walsh

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins volleyball squad fell to conference opponent Walsh in four sets on Friday night. In the first set, the Senators briefly had the lead but quickly relinquished the lead when Walsh went on a run to win the first set, 25-17. In the second set, the Senators ...

TVHS falls to Clay-Battelle

MILL CREEK — The game slipped away in the second half Friday, but the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs showed a solid effort in a 39-20 loss to Clay-Battelle. “We came out strong,” TVHS coach Rodney Bright said. “Special teams came out and took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. Then ...

The Inter-Mountain photos by Logan Comer
Elkins senior Rachel Phillips surveys the field as she controls the ball during Tuesday’s contest against Morgantown

EHS girls blank Morgantown, 2-0

ELKINS — Rachel Crawford and Nonee High found the back of the net Thursday as the Lady Tigers blanked Morgantown, 2-0, in non-conference soccer action. “It was a big game for us to step up and play well,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “I thought we came out and played really well ...

Elkins Tigers tame Wildcats, 14-0

FRANKLIN — Caleb Shipley netted 4 goals Thursday to help the Elkins Tigers cruise by Pendleton County, 14-0, in boys varsity soccer action. “The guys looked good tonight,” EHS coach Michael Sfameni said. “They are still passing and moving the ball really well. We just have to ...

Tucker golfers win at Canaan

CANAAN — Easton Snyder was the top golfer for the Tucker County Mountain Lions Thursday as the team earned a victory over Petersburg and Tygarts Valley at the Canaan Valley Golf Course in the regular season finale. “The team played well for their final regular season match,” TCHS coach ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns
An adult ATV rider starts into a mud pit in Jimtown at the Mountain State Forest Festival Motorcycle and ATV Race on Sunday.

Results of MSFF Motorcycle and ATV Race are announced

JIMTOWN — Final race results from the Mountain State Forest Festival Motorcycle and ATV Race have officially been released by the race promoter. MSFF Director General Chad Shoemaker said, “We had more than a thousand spectators Sunday, we couldn’t have asked for better weather and the ...

Hornets sting Bulldogs

ELKINS — With 11 seconds left on the clock Wednesday evening, the Elkins Hornets punched a touchdown into the endzone to defeat Tygarts Valley Middle School, 14-8. “It was a really hard-fought battle,” EMS coach Martin Kniley said. “They played a really tough game. My defensive ...

Tigers hosting East Fairmont tonight

ELKINS — Tonight, the 2-1 and 15th-rated Elkins Tigers will look to rebound after losing their first game of the season last week, when they host 0-3 East Fairmont. Last Friday night the Tigers were upended by North Marion, 52-29. It was a long night for the Tigers on the defensive side of ...

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The Elkins Tigers boys cross country team smiles with their trophies for winning the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer Invitational.

EHS cross country boys claim Buccaneer Invitational

BUCKHANNON — The Elkins Tigers boys cross country team took top honors at the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer Invitational Tuesday evening. The Tigers sprinted to the front of the pack early, controlling the top four positions through the first mile. The Tigers would continue to dominate ...

Colts to host Mountain Lions

PHILIPPI — With even records of 2-2, Philip Barbour and Tucker County will meet once more on the gridiron Friday to decide who walks away with the win. The Mountain Lions have controlled the past few years of the ongoing boarder rivalry, and the Colts are still in search of their first home ...

B-UHS Bucs are shut out

FAIRMONT — Class AAA Buckhannon-Upshur went scoreless for only the second time of the season Tuesday after dropping a 5-0 decision to fellow Big 10 Conference foe Fairmont Senior High School at East-West Stadium. The Class AA FSHS Polar Bears moved to 12-0 on the year. With 23-0 and 17-1 ...

Mountain Lions earn golf victory

MOOREFIELD — Moorefield’s Zach Arbaugh and Ean Carr tied for the low medal Tuesday at the Valley View Golf Couse, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Tucker County Mountain Lions from earning a team victory over multiple Potomac Valley Conference rivals. “We played our best round tonight ...