EMS gridders blank Petersburg

George Triplett scored a pair of touchdown and kicked five extra-point conversions to lead Elkins Middle School to a 35-0 win over Petersburg Thursday night at Wimer Field.

Dalton Taylor also had two touchdowns and Daniel Ray added another for the Hornets, who improved to 3-0 and will travel to Tygarts Valley at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

High school girls’ soccer

Elkins 5, East Fairmont 0

FAIRMONT – Hailea Harper knocked in two goals as Elkins claimed a 5-0 win over East Fairmont Thursday night in Big 10 Conference soccer action.

Harper scored both of her goals in the first half, while Lindsay Roy tacked on another as the Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead at intermission.

Isabella Nieves and Morgan Henrie added scores in the second half.

“This was a good road win for us,” Elkins coach Scott Cutright said. “We were coming off a tough loss to Fairmont Senior and needed some momentum with a tough stretch of conference games coming up.”

The Tigers (6-2-1) will host Preston at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Philip Barbour 3, Lincoln 1

CLARKSBURG – Cassandra Triplett found the back of the net twice to lead Philip Barbour over Lincoln, 3-1, Thursday in Big 10 Conference play.

Brittany Wentz also had a goal for the Colts, who will entertain Braxton County at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Boys’ soccer

Elkins 2, East Fairmont 2

FAIRMONT?- Elkins and East Fairmont battled to a 2-2 Big 10 Conference deadlock on Thursday night.

Mason Schoonover scored both of the Tigers’ goals on assists from Kollin Hopwood and Levi Faith.

Levi Perkins and Colin Harvath scored for the Bees (5-2-2, 2-1-1 Big 10), who held a 6-3 edge on shots on goal.

Tyler Gray had four saves in goal for the visitors.

“We played with energy from the first whistle against a very good team,” Elkins coach Andy Montgomery said. “It was good to see our guys travel well. Any game on the road puts you at a disadvantage and I think we overcame that very well.

“Mason Schoonover was the man of the match but led a great team effort.”

The Tigers (6-4-1, 4-0-1) will host Preston at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

High school volleyball

East Fairmont 3, EHS 1

FAIRMONT?- Elkins turned in one if its best efforts of the season, losing a hard-fought 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 13-25, 24-26) decision to East Fairmont Thursday night in a Big 10 Conference matchup.

Leading the Tigers were Taylor Miller (two solo blocks, 14 kills, two ace serves), Laken Hitt (six kills), Amber Marstiller (five kills) and Cassie Plishka (four kills, eight ace serves).

“We had a great team effort tonight,” Elkins coach Penny Crawford. “and I think we’re starting to get over the hump. The girls backed one another up and it was fun to watch.”

The Tigers lost the junior varsity contest, 17-25, 25-22 and 15-25. Korri Evans and Jarrah Reams had five ace serves each in a losing effort.

Elkins will host Preston at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Women’s college soccer

AB 1, Salem 0

BRIDGEPORT – Alderson Broaddus used a stifling defense and an early own goal to sink Salem International, 1-0, on Thursday.

It was the Battlers’ first G-MAC victory

Goalkeeper Tayler Garcia tallied two saves and earned the win in net for AB, which will host West Virginia Tech at 5 p.m. on?Tuesday.