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The Inter-Mountain photo by Ben Simmons
Belington ATV racer Chandler Burner drew his first DNF of the season Saturday at the Snowshoe GNCC after his clutch cable broke on the third lap. Burner is currently ranked third in the nation in College Class B and is set to compete July 8 at The Wiseco John Penton in Millfield, Ohio.

Belington racer competes at Snowshoe GNCC race

SNOWSHOE — Things didn’t go quite as well as local ATV racer Chandler Burner had hoped over the weekend at the Snowshoe GNCC. However, the young racer from Belington gained some valuable experience and maintained his national standing on the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country amateur ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson
Post 29 outfielder Luke Petrice signs a letter of intent  to play baseball at Glenville State College next season. Those attending the ceremony are, front row, Luke and his mother, Nicky Petrice; and second row, his uncle, Tom Petrice, his aunt, Christina Tenney, and his grandmother, Lucy Petrice, and back row, from left, Elkins High School football coach Evan Hott, EHS assistant coach Rocky Vannoy, Elkins Babe Ruth league coaches Mark Bennett and Chris Broughton, Elkins Post 29 Manager Chris George and EHS baseball coaches Jack Crumm and Joe Ross. Petrice’s father, Vince Petrice, was unable to attend.

Elkins’ Petrice signs with Glenville State

ELKINS — One of the top Tigers on the Elkins baseball team committed over the weekend to continue his playing days on the diamond. All-State outfielder Luke Petrice signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Glenville State College next season in a ceremony at Robin Harvey ...

WVWC names new golf coach

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College and Director of Athletics Randy Tenney is pleased to announce that James D. “J.D.” Lamm has been named the new head coach of the men’s and women’s golf teams. Lamm arrives at West Virginia Wesleyan after working the last four years as ...

Elkins Post 29 drops games to Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Elkins Post 29 dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Parkersburg Post 15 on Sunday afternoon. Parkersburg took the first game, 3-1, then capped the second contest with a 6-4 victory. “Adam Riggleman pitched a heck of a game,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “We just ...

Babe Ruth All-Stars ready for tourneys

ELKINS — The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s three All-Star teams are preparing for tournament play in the coming weeks. The 15-year-old All-Star team will be heading to Huntington for tournament play beginning on Wednesday. The 15-year-old All-Stars include players Trent Tallman, James ...

Tickets still available for gun raffle

ELKINS — Some tickets are still remaining as Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League officials are selling tickets for a gun raffle to benefit the youth baseball organization. A ticket will make each donor eligible for a month’s worth of raffle drawings. “We will have drawings every day except ...

Weather changes Post 29 schedule

ELKINS — With impending rain showers in the forecast Friday evening, Elkins Post 29 officials canceled today’s game at noon with Wheeling Post 1. However, as of press time, the game against Bridgeport Post 68 was still on for 5 p.m. at Robin Harvey Memorial Field at Bluegrass ...

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Hannah Vet, a West Virginia Wesleyan junior pitcher from Naples, Florida, has received multiple postseason honors.

Vet named MEC Female Athlete of the Year

BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan softball standout Hannah Vet has been named the Mountain East Conference Female Athlete of the Year for 2016-17. Vet, a junior from Naples, Florida, went 28-4 with a 0.94 ERA in the circle for the Lady Bobcats. She ranked second in the country in ERA ...

Elkins Post 29 pounds Fairmont, 24-2

FAIRMONT — Kyle Riggleman drove in 10 runs Thursday as Elkins Post 29 cruised past Fairmont Post 17, 24-2, in American Legion baseball action at Robert C. Byrd High School. “I challenged the guys going into the game,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “After last night, one of the ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Lydia Rhodes
VBS director Michelle Rhodes gathers with children attending Job Church of God’s ‘Outta This World’-themed Vacation Bible School, which culminates today.

Job Church of God offers VBS

JOB — The Job Church of God outside of Harman is hosting its annual Vacation Bible School event this week for all children. The nightly sessions began Monday evening and will conclude today. VBS runs from 6 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m. each evening. Any child from or around the ...

Post 29 loses epic slugfest, 21-20

GLENVILLE — Elkins Post 29 blew a 12-run lead Tuesday, falling to Braxton County Post 33, 21-20, in American Legion baseball action. Ben Fincham earned the victory in relief for Braxton County. He went 5 innings, giving up 8 runs on 9 hits while striking out 4 batters. Kyle Riggleman ...

Canaan, Timberline announce partnership

DAVIS — Timberline Four Seasons Resort and the Canaan Valley Resort in Davis are announcing a new partnership in the creation of a single joint ski ticket beginning in the 2017-2018 ski season. The cooperative venture allows purchasers of a joint lift ticket to ski a combined 84 trails ...

The Inter-Mountain file photo by Tony Baisi
Austin Upton led the Philip Barbour Colts in scoring in the 2016-17 season.

Philip Barbour’s Austin Upton commits to ABU

PHILIPPI — Recent Philip Barbour graduate Austin Upton made his final decision about where to go to college after commencement was in the books at the Colts’ Corral. Upon has committed to the Alderson Broaddus University’s mens basketball program, headquartered at Battle Hill in ...

WVU players to be at EHS on Friday

ELKINS — A Meet and Greet Shootout with West Virginia University basketball players Nathan Adrian and James Long will be offered on Friday at Elkins High School. The players will meet fans of the game between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to talk WVU basketball, shoot some ball and sign autographs. ...

The inter-Mountain photo by Tony Baisi
The Philip Barbour and Buckhannon-Upshur girls soccer squads scrimmaged Wednesday at BC Bank Park on George Byrer Field. The tune-up game resulted in good minutes for all as the teams worked on fundamentals leading up to the regular season.

Lady Colts host B-U for scrimmage

PHILIPPI — A pair of opposing seniors put the first two goals of the evening in the net Wednesday at BC Bank Park as the visiting Lady Buccaneers of B-UHS took on the Philip Barbour Colts in a tune-up scrimmage game. Senior Molly Clark took care of a blocked shot from the left side for ...

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Bob Koepka, left, is proud of the success of his son, U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka.

U.S. Open winner has ties to Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan graduate Bob Koepka, class of 1981, received a Father’s Day present he will cherish the rest of his life — his son’s U.S. Open Golf Championship. When Brooks Koepka made the final putt on the 18th hole to clinch the title, it was a dream come true ...

Walks sink Post 29

CLARKSBURG — Too many free passes contributed to the defeat of Elkins Post 29 Tuesday, as the team fell to Bridgeport Post 68, 14-4, at Robert C. Byrd High School in American Legion baseball action. “Simply put, we got our tails kicked tonight,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “I ...