Two teams to be inducted
Editor’s note: This is the third and final in a series of profiles of individuals and teams that will be inducted into the Randolph County Athletic Hall of Fame at noon Saturday at the Gandy Dancer Theatre in Elkins.
The 1982 Elkins High School girls basketball team finished with a 25-2 record, winning the Big 10, sectional and regional championships before falling in the state championship game, 55-46, to John Marshall High.
Their 25 wins and 61.7 points per game average set school records for the Lady Tigers.
Guided by head coach Jay Dailer and assistant Ron Blake, the team was led by senior Alexis Basil with 27 points per game. She was named Big 10 Player of the Year and was a All-State first-team selection, continuing her career as both player and coach at West Virginia University.
Senior Amy McFarlane was an All-Big 10 first-team choice and second team All-State selection. Junior Kim Lewis, selected to the All-State and All-Big 10 first teams, went on to play at Marshall University.
The team compiled a three-year record of 68-8 with an 11-3 mark in postseason play. From 1980-1982, they won three Big 10 championships, three sectional titles and two regional crowns. In two state tournament appearances, the team reached the semifinal round in 1981 and finished as state runner-up in 1982.
1956 Elkins High School football team
The 1956 Elkins High School football team ranks as one of the top all-time scoring teams in school history.
Coached by Bob Irwin, the Tigers finished the season with an 8-1 record and ranked first in the state at midseason.
With only one loss to Shinnston, the team finished as runner-up to undefeated state champion Grafton in the Big 10 Conference.
The Tigers finished the season ranked second in the state.
Joe Nucilli led Elkins in scoring with 10 touchdowns, while Blake Corrick was second with six. All-State honors went to Charles Fletcher, a second-team selection. Corrick was named to All-State third team and Dana Helmick and Fonso Stalnaker earning honorable mention laurels.
Averaging 23.2 points per game while giving up only 10, this team was the highest scoring team of the decade. The senior squad of 1956 finished their careers with a 22-4-3 record.
Bridget Jack Lanham
Bridget Jack Lanham set school records in basketball at Tygarts Valley High School from 1995-1998. With 1,174 career points, she was an All-Potomac Valley Conference selection in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
She set a school record for single-game rebounds with 26 as a junior. Her other single-season records include 41 three-point field goals with a 44 percent average from that range. In her career, she set marks for field-goal percentage (48 percent), free-throw percentage (72 percent), three-point field goal percentage (41.5 percent) and rebounds (766).
She ranked second in career double-doubles with 26.
Jack was an honorable mention All-State choice as a sophomore and an All-State second-team choice in both her junior and senior years.
During her career, the Lady Bulldogs compiled a 72-21 overall record with a 37-4 mark in conference play.
Led by coach Buck Cecil between 1995-1998, the team won four sectional titles, three regional titles, two Tygarts Valley Holiday Tournament championships and one Kermit Vanscoy Invitational Tournament crown.
Twice ranked as high as fourth overall in the state, Tygarts Valley was ranked first among public schools, winning a Potomac Valley Conference title with a 10-0 record in 1996.
Jack continued her basketball career at West Liberty State College.