Elks Senior Golf League hosts banquet

The Elks Senior Golf League ended its season with a banquet recently at the Elks Country Club.

First place for the season went to the team of Wib Smith, Ed Remo, Sid Smith and Leonard Phillips. Members of the second-place team included Dave Pingley, Don Hansen and Bill House, and third place was Gary Tokarick, Ken Corley, Tom Williams and John Parrack.

Closest to the pin for the year was Carl Antoloni with a distance of 2-9 3/4, while Jim Lambert had the longest putt of 39-4.

Don Corbin, meanwhile, will be the new golf chairman.

High school golf

Elkins teams best B-U

With Buckhannon-Upshur unable to field a complete team, Elkins splits its squad to play a tune-up for upcoming postseason action Wednesday at the Elks Course.

The Elkins Black team fired a 181 to edge the Elkins Orange team by two strokes. B-U’s foursome finished with a 215.

Braden Hammon fired a 35 to earn low medalist for the Orange team, while Mason Schoonover turned in a round of 47.

Kollin Hopwood paced the Orange team with a 38, followed by Kole Hopwood’s 44.

Tanner Wuchner had a 47 for the Bucs.

“We split up Braden and Kollin, two players I think our the best in the Big 10 Conference, on different teams and had a nice competetion,” Elkins coach Dave Baird said. “Hopefully this is something that will prepare us for the Big 10 tourney and regionals.”

Elkins will return to action at 4 p.m. today at Philip Barbour.

Hinzman leads TV

MOOREFIELD – Alex Hinzman shot a 33 to lead Tygarts Valley to a share of first place in a four-team match Wednesday at Valley View Golf Course.

The match was called after seven holes due to lightning. Tygarts Valley and Moorefield finished with a score of 146, followed by Petersburg (149) and East Hardy (182).

Hinzman shared low-medalist honors with Petersburg’s Ryan Colaw and Brian George.

The Bulldogs’ Jared Wegman chipped in with a 36, Casey Martel a 38, Cody Grimmett a 39 and Davey Ratzer a 49. Moorefield’s Tanner Carr and Nick Martin shot 36s and East Hardy’s Ian Im a 38.

“All the guys were playing really well tonight before the lightning,” Tygarts Valley coach Mitch Channell said. “I think we are beginning to come out of our mid-season slump.”

The Bulldogs will travel to Canaan Valley today to face Tucker County, East Hardy and Union.

Middle school football

Hornets Down Bulldogs

PHILIPPI – George Triplett accounted for three touchdowns to lead Elkins Middle School past Philippi 31-22 Wednesday night at George Byrer Field.

Triplett, who also kicked a 28-yard field goal, rushed for a score, passed for another and was on the receiving end of 61-yard pass from Beau Bright.

Tyler Monk also had a touchdown reception for the Hornets (2-0).

Chase Boni had a pair of touchdowns for the Bulldogs, including a kickoff return for a score.

Elkins will host Petersburg at 7 p.m. next Wednesday in the home opener.

Philippi will visit West Fairmont on the same evening.