Elkins, Tygarts Valley to begin District 8 final action today

Elkins and Tygarts Valley will begin Little League All-Star 12-year-old District final action today in Huttonsville.

Elkins, the north champion, will face the south runner-up at 8 p.m., while Tygarts Valley meets south champion Braxton County at 5:30 p.m.

The tournament continues through Monday with the top two teams advancing to the state tournament, which begins July 20 in South Charleston.

Elkins went 3-0 in the north tournament, outscoring Tygarts Valley, Pocahontas County and Gilmer County by a count of 47-3.

Braxton County also went 3-0 in the south tournament.

Meanwhile, the 10-team field is set for the Little League 10-11-year-old state tournament, which begins July 13 at Riverbend Park.

Teams that will be participating include Elkins, Morgan County, Hurricane, Braxton County, St. Albans, Barboursville, Bridgeport, Vinson, Fairmont and Martinsburg.

The tournament will be pool play (three divisions) with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the single-elimination finals.

Pool A includes Morgan County, Hurricane, Braxton County and St. Albans. Pool B teams are Elkins, Barboursville and Bridgeport, while Pool C includes Vinson, Fairmont and Martinsburg.

Elkins will face Barboursville at 4 p.m. on July 13 in the first game of the tournament.