Elkins boys, Philip Barbour girls win Canaan race

CANAAN?VALLEY – The Elkins boys and Philip Barbour girls won team titles at a meet held Tuesday at Canaan Valley.

Austin Hamrick (16:47) and Matt Wallace (16:58) finished first and second, respectively, to pace the Tigers, who totaled 44 points. Southern (Md.) (51), Keyser (56), Philip Barbour (59) and Tucker County (156) rounded out the field.

Other EHS finishers included Dalton Hamrick (eighth, 18:17), Remington Knight (14th, 18:51), Ben Huffman (19th, 19:12), Brendan Wallace (22nd, 19:34) and Will Gongola (32nd, 20:35).

“It was great that the boys pulled off another victory,” Tiger coach Shellie Burda said. “Matt and Austin continue to run well and the other boys need to continue to move toward the front.”

The Colts totaled 18 points to take the girls’ race, followed by Tucker County (68), Southern (73) and Elkins (79).

Philip Barbour’s Marissa Long cleared the course in a time of 21:20 to win the individual title.

Elkins runners included Hannah Gongola (ninth, 23:27), Monica Rossi (11th, 23:37), Kathlyne Simmons (13th, 24:09), Sophie Hummer (20th, 24:51), Jaycie Saseen (26th, 27:22) and Emily Chewning (28th, 27:25).

High school volleyball

Elkins 3, Grafton 0

GRAFTON – The Elkins High School volleyball team defeated Grafton 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-14) Tuesday night in Big 10 Conference play.

It was the fourth straight win for the Tigers, who improved to 4-5.

Leading Elkins were Laken Hitt (seven set assists, three ace serves, seven attacks), Taylor Miller (12 kills, nine attacks), Cassie Plishka (four set assists, five kills, eight attacks) Kayla Simmons (five ace serves, four kills, seven attacks) and Zandra Kelly (three ace serves).

“Once again we continued to play together,” Tigers coach Penny Crawford said. “We keep improving every day and that’s all you can ask for.”

Elkins lost the junior varsity game, 22-25, 22-25.

The Tigers will host Bridgeport at 7 p.m. Thursday.

High school girls’ soccer

Elkins 1, Grafton 0

GRAFTON – Elkins picked up a Big 10 Conference win over Grafton on Tuesday night.

Sophomore Hailea Harper had the lone score on the game with 20:00 left in regulation.

Charlie George recorded the shutout in goal for the Tigers, who improved to 10-3-1 overall and 3-1-1 in league games.

“It was good to get this win tonight,” Elkins coach Scott Cutright said. “We did a great job of settling the ball in the second half and converted when we got a look on goal.”

The Tigers will return home at 6 p.m. Thursday to face Bridgeport for another Big 10 matchup. They will then travel to Hampshire on Saturday.

“Those two games are big for us,” Cutright said. “Bridgeport is one of the top teams in the Big 10 and Hampshire is in our section.”