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Lady Tigers fall to Liberty

CLARKSBURG — Hali Newlon and Gracee Huffman collected 2 hits each Friday, but it wasn’t enough to help Elkins get back into the win column. The Lady Tigers fell to Liberty, 12-4, in Big 10 Conference softball action. “We actually did pretty well,” EHS coach Sona Delawder said. ...

Smith strikes out 10 as Bulldogs nip Gilmer

GLENVILLE — Brett Smith whiffed 10 batters Friday, guiding the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs to a 1-0 victory over Gilmer County. “It was a really well played game by both teams,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “Brett Smith pitched really well and our defense made some plays. Ethan Lanham ...

B-UMS stings Elkins Middle School Hornets

ELKINS — The Lady Hornets came up short on both ends of a double header Friday, as Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School stung EMS, 15-4, in the first contest and 13-5 in the second game. “The girls played well,” EMS coach Bobby Reams said. “They’re coming together as a team. They’re ...

Wildcats pound Warriors

FRANKLIN — Jared Lambert and Grant Evick launched home runs Thursday, as Pendleton County cruised past Pocahontas, 15-1, in five innings of Potomac Valley Conference action. “We came off a close game with East Hardy last night, and coming off a tough game like that emotionally drains you ...

JV Tournament slated in Elkins

ELKINS — Baseball fans from across the region are hoping for nice weather this weekend, as the 2018 High School Phares Memorial Junior Varsity Tournament is scheduled to take place in Elkins. “These JV teams work really hard,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “They work all year. They start ...

Elkins athletes take part in international CrossFit competition

ELKINS — Can 500,000 athletes from all over the world compete directly with each other at the same time? The event known as “The Open” answered that question with a resounding “yes,” and Elkins-area athletes were a part of the fun. Starting in February and continuing for five ...

TVHS Bulldogs crush Warriors, 12-1

DUNMORE — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs took a step in the right direction Wednesday, defeating Pocahontas County, 12-1, in varsity baseball action. “It was good to get back on the winning track,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “Hopefully we can continue it into this weekend. We played ...

EHS Tigers drop close decision to Bridgeport, 3-2

CLARKSBURG — The Elkins Tigers outhit Bridgeport Wednesday, but couldn’t generate enough runs to secure a victory over the Big 10 Conference rival. The Indians squeezed past EHS, 3-2, in a contest played at Robert C. Byrd High School. “We outhit them, 6 to 4,” EHS coach Jack Crumm ...

Pendleton County nips East Hardy

FRANKLIN — Grant Evick drove in the winning run Wednesday, as Pendleton County defeated Potomac Valley Conference rival East Hardy, 2-1. “It was a heck of a game,” PCHS coach Sam Yokum said. “It was a good effort by Tim Thorne, it was the longest he’s gone this season. He pitched ...

Lady Vikings sail past Lady Colts

GRAFTON — Petersburg drove from Grant County to Grafton Wednesday, and played well at Grafton High School to take a 16-1 win over Class AA sectional opponent Philip Barbour after 3 innings. The Lady Vikings put up 10 runs in the top side of the first inning, 3 more in the second, and their ...

Moorefield picks up 13-0 victory

ROMNEY — Alyssa Vetter brought the heat on the mound Wednesday, as Moorefield blanked Hampshire, 13-0, in girls varsity softball action. “We had a slow start, as the girls were not very disciplined at the plate,” MHS assistant coach Julie Markwood said. “They adjusted and got much ...

Lady Colts’ Neville setting records

BELINGTON — Hailing from less than a hundred yards up the street from what used to be Poe’s Store in Belington, Brown Avenue resident Kasey Neville is continuing to set new records for Philip Barbour High School during her final run as a senior at the Colts’ Corral. “I practice ...

Historic field damaged by flood waters

NUTTER FORT — Just weeks after receiving an artificial turf surface, Frank Loria Memorial Field in Nutter Fort was seriously damaged by recent high water in the region. Not only will it be at least a temporary loss to Salem University, Notre Dame High School, and Clarksburg American Legion ...

Senators dominate Sweet Briar in road win, 18-4

SWEET BRIAR, Va. — The Davis & Elkins College women’s lacrosse team matched a school record for goals in a game with the Senators third win in four games, defeating Sweet Briar College 18-4 in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon. The Senators got things started right away, as ...

WVWC Bobcats split series with Concord

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan hosted Concord for a four-game series over Friday and Saturday. WVWC split the series 2-2 picking up a win in the later game on each day. In game one, Eric Forbrick provided some early offense for the bobcats, bringing home Wyatt Adkins on a single to ...

Battler Invitational

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour High School’s boys track and field team took first place over the weekend at the Alderson Broaddus Battler Invitational meet hosted at BC Bank Park. The Colts scored a 99, while Buckhannon-Upshur took 4th with a 74, and Elkins collected 47 points to nab sixth ...