Tygarts Valley earns spot in state tourney

HUTTONSVILLE – Tygarts Valley will join Elkins in the Little League 11-12-year-old state tournament after defeating Braxton County Monday night in the runner-up finale of the District 8 tournament.

Elkins earned a berth in the state tournament with a win over Tygarts Valley on Sunday to capture the District 8 title.

Barboursville, which captured the District 1 championship with a 10-2 win over League 3 on Sunday, also advanced to the state tournament.

Either League 3 or Ceredo-Kenova also will move to states. They battled Monday night in a game played at Vinson in the runner-up finale.

Martinsburg, meanwhile, defeated Grant County to win its district Monday night in a contest played in Moorefield.

The state tournament will get underway on Saturday, July 20, in South Charleston.