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Yellow Jackets eliminate ’Cats

FRANKLIN — Rion Landes blasted a home run Tuesday, as Moorefield eliminated Pendleton County, 12-5, in the Class A Region II Section 2 tournament. Blake Watts started for the Yellow Jackets, but gave up 3 runs on 2 hits in 2/3 of an inning. Sloan Williams took over and notched the victory ...

Strong Season Ends

BRIDGEPORT — The baseball season came to an end for No. 3 ranked Elkins Monday, as the Tigers fell to No. 1 ranked Bridgeport, 6-2, in the Class AA Region II Section 1 Championship game. “It’s sad to end the season with a loss, because everybody wants to end it with that final win,” ...

Moorefield earns regional victory

LOST CREEK — Moorefield’s Bethany Smith and Hanna Carlson teamed up to shut out South Harrison, 10-0, in the first round of the Class A Region II tournament. The Lady Yellow Jackets will now host SHHS today for Game 2 in the best-of-three series. “We started out slow,” MHS ...

Lady Vikings falter at home

PETERSBURG — Oak Glenn High School senior hurler Hannah Clunk proved to be more than Petersburg could handle Monday as she struck out 13 batters while helping the visiting Golden Bears blank the Vikings for a 5-0 Game 1 decision in Class AA regional play. “We didn’t have an answer for ...

Tygarts Valley Bulldogs advance in sectional tourney

MILL CREEK — A trio of pitchers teamed up Monday to help the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs blank Gilmer County, 10-0, in the Class A Region II Section 1 tournament. TVHS will now travel to Notre Dame today at 6 p.m. “We really hit the ball hard on the ground tonight,” TVHS coach James ...

Recognition

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Athletic Department awarded student-athletes and teams on Friday night at the DESPY Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony. The Davis & Elkins College Athletic Department recognized students with awards for Top Freshman, Leadership, Academic Athlete ...

Six inducted into D&E Athletic Hall of Fame

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Athletic Department inducted six new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night at the DESPY Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony hosted on campus. The 2017 induction class includes: Lew Atkinson (1971), Jim Bialek (1974), Charles Brummage ...

Tigers defeat Lincoln

ELKINS — Luke Petrice and David Gainer both crushed 3-run homers Saturday to help No. 3 ranked Elkins defeat No. 7 ranked Lincoln, 12-8, and advance to the Class AA Region II Section 1 Championship. Elkins will now face Class AA No. 1 ranked Bridgeport today in Bridgeport. Elkins must ...

Kittle takes win at Goff Farm

TUNNELTON — What do you get with an eight-mile track of mud and a 17-year-old on a mission? You get Parkersburg native Shane Kittle winning the ATV overall spot at Goff Farm on Saturday. As round four of the Full Throttle Harescramble Championship Series got underway, Kittle grabbed the ...

Elkins duo falls short in tourney

CHARLESTON — Remington Storey and Ethan Sutton fell just short Saturday in their bid to become the first West Virginia State Tennis Champions in Elkins High School’s history. The duo lost in two sets to Ravenswood’s Jacob Howard and Luke Radabaugh in the Class AA/A Boys No. 3 Doubles ...

Philip Barbour HOF seeking nominations

PHILIPPI — With over half a century of stats and experiences, the Philip Barbour Colts are set to name their inaugural Hall of Fame class during a special ceremony on Aug. 31. The first class of the PB Hall of Fame is slated to be further recognized on Sept. 1 when the Colts host their home ...

Tigers to play for first-ever title

CHARLESTON — Remington Storey and Ethan Sutton will play for the first West Virginia State Tennis Championship in Elkins High School’s history this afternoon in Charleston. The duo will face a team from Ravenswood for the Class AA/A Boys No. 3 Doubles division title. “It will be a ...

Hummer signs with University of Charleston

ELKINS — An Elkins High School runner signed a letter of intent to compete for the University of Charleston this week. Sophie Hummer, a member of the EHS Lady Tigers cross country team as well as the track and field team, will be joining the Golden Eagles of Charleston in the upcoming ...

Lady Bobcats advance in NCAA regional tourney

BUCKHANNON — The seventh-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat softball team had to rally late from a 2-0 deficit to win a 5-2 decision in eight innings over the Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Golden Bears in the winner’s bracket of the NCAA DII Atlantic Regional Tournament at Culpepper Field ...

Sectionals Stumble

BRIDGEPORT — The Tigers’ bats went cold Thursday, as Class AA No. 3 ranked Elkins fell to Class AA No. 1 ranked Bridgeport, 6-3, in the Region II Section 1 tournament. EHS will now host the winner of Lincoln versus Liberty on Saturday. “I thought Ben Huffman pitched ...

2 Tigers advance in state tourney

CHARLESTON — Elkins High Schools’ Christine Zurbuch and Megan Morral advanced to the Class AA/A Girls No. 1 Doubles quarterfinals Thursday after beating Petersburg in the opening round of the West Virginia State Tennis Tournament. The duo will face a team from St. Josephs High School ...

EHS runner Underwood signs with Davis & Elkins

ELKINS — A local long distance running standout has chosen to make a familiar trail her home course for the next four years. Olivia Underwood, a cross country and track athlete at Elkins High School, signed a letter of intent with Davis & Elkins College this week. Finishing out her ...

Tigers roar in regionals

CHARLESTON — On an less than ideal weather day, the Elkins High Track Team put forth their best effort in regional qualifying for the West Virginia State Track & Field Meet, set for next weekend in Charleston. Senior Brendan Wallace would be the first individual EHS qualifier to stamp ...

TVHS falls in ninth

MILL CREEK — An error in the ninth inning Wednesday helped Notre Dame defeat Tygarts Valley, 3-2, in the Class A Region II Section 1 tournament. “It was one heck of a ball game,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “We had many opportunities to score but just couldn’t get it done. ...

Cougars crush Wildcats, 9-4

FRANKLIN — Austin Whetzel crushed a 3-run homer in the third inning Wednesday to help East Hardy power past Pendleton County, 9-4, in the Class A Region II Section 2 tournament. “We got ourselves in a tough spot,” PCHS coach Sam Yokum said. “East Hardy has a really, really ...