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Mountain State Forest Festival DJ Rogers Memorial Bass Classic official Rich Nida, right, congratulates Rodney Thompson, who won the competition, and also took the lunker prize, for biggest bass caught during the event Saturday.

Boats hit the water for MSFF DJ Rogers Memorial Bass Classic

ELKINS — A total of 12 boats hit the water Saturday morning to take part in the 2017 Mountain State Forest Festival DJ Rogers Memorial Bass Classic. When the boats returned to the Scott Ford Road dock Saturday afternoon for the fish weigh-in, first place went to Rodney Thompson and Nathan ...

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Elkins High’s Chance Burdette is brought down by North Marion defensive players Friday evening.

North Marion Huskies tame Tigers, 52-29

ELKINS — George Triplett set an Elkins High School kicking record Friday, but it wasn’t enough to help the Tigers get past North Marion in Big 10 Conference football action. The Huskies took a 52-29 victory at Wimer Field. “I think the kids played hard,” EHS coach Evan Hott said. ...

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Tygarts Valley wide receiver Dalton Grimes runs with the ball through the Doddridge County defense Friday.

Doddridge County shuts out Tygarts Valley Bulldogs

MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs lost their starting quarterback on the second play of the game Friday and things went downhill from there, as Doddridge County claimed a 43-0 victory. TVHS quarterback Jake Tackett suffered a separated shoulder on the second play of the game, ...

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Second-generation Philip Barbour player Jakob McCord (75) follows in his father Jay McCord’s footsteps by taking down Liberty's Dalton Westfall as several hats get to the ball for the Colts' defense.

Philip Barbour Colts stumble 35-7on the road vs. Liberty

CLARKSBURG — Class AA No. 9 Liberty High School’s potent running attack proved to be too much at home Friday as they defeated Philip Barbour 35-7 in a Big 10 Conference AA match-up. “The game happened just as I was worried about,” PBHS head coach Russ Collett said. “The size and ...

Mountain Lions roll in Moorefield

MOOREFIELD — The Tucker County Mountain Lions rolled into Moorefield Friday evening and stung the Yellow Jackets for a 20-10 victory in Potomac Valley Conference action. TCHS quarterback Luke Poling got the scoring started when he hit Ben Cromer for an 8-yard touchdown pass with 3:45 left ...

Pendleton picks up win over Bath Co.

FRANKLIN — The Pendleton County Wildcats racked up a 61-24 win over Bath Co., Va. on Friday to give head coach Zack Smith his first career victory. “The monkey’s finally off our back,” Smith said. “The boys played with excitement. We had a good week of practice. They came out hungry ...

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Elkins High’s Austin Storey, No. 10, struggles with Fairmont Senior players for control of the ball Thursday.

Tigers fall to Polar Bears, 2-1

ELKINS — Class AA No. 1 ranked Fairmont Senior came into Elkins Thursday and took a 2-1 victory, but EHS coach Michael Sfameni says he’s proud of the effort his team showed on the soccer field. “There’s a reason why they’re 10-0,” Sfameni said. “They’re the best team ...

Elkins to host Huskies tonight

ELKINS — The Elkins High School Tigers will put their perfect 2-0 start on the line tonight as they host the 2-1 North Marion Huskies. Elkins, ranked No. 7 in the initial Class AA WVSSAC Ratings released this week, have relied upon a stout defense and a pounding running game to secure their ...

Tucker golfers win again

FRANKLIN — Carleigh Bolyard collected her eighth low medal of the season Thursday, as the Tucker County Mountain Lions cruised to a victory over Moorefield, Union and Pendleton County at The Highlands Golf Club at Fisher Mountain. “I was pleased with most of the scores tonight,” TCHS ...

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Elkins goalie Taylor Phillips, right, goes to her knees to corral the ball against Fairmont Senior Thursday.

EHS Lady Tigers edged at home by Fairmont Senior

ELKINS — Rachel Phillips scored a goal for the Lady Tigers on Thursday, but Elkins couldn’t get past Big 10 Conference rival Fairmont Senior in girls varsity soccer action. The Polar Bears took a 2-1 victory over EHS. “I think we came out pretty slow,” EHS coach Scott Cutright ...

Lady Tigers improve to 5-2

ELKINS — The Elkins High volleyball squad improved to 5-2 on the season by posting a home victory Thursday against Fairmont Senior. Elkins won in straight sets, 25-12, 25-19 and 25-12. The Lady Tigers are now 5-1 in Big 10 Conference play. “We’re beginning to play together as a ...

Elkins golfers tie for low medal

FAIRMONT — Dylan and Chase Reckart tied for the low medal Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to give the Tigers a team victory at the Apple Valley Golf Course. East Fairmont earned the team victory with 171 combined strokes. Elkins finished in second with 174 strokes, while Robert C. Byrd took ...

Lady Bulldogs win first game of year

MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley volleyball squad won their first game of the season Thursday, defeating Webster County at home. The Lady Bulldogs won three of five sets against Webster. The scores were 10-25, 25-22, 25-20, 13-25 and 20-18. “We’ve got a young team here,” TVHS ...

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Elkins Middle School hosted Petersburg Middle at Wimer Stadium Wednesday evening.

EMS Hornets fall to Petersburg

ELKINS — The short-handed Elkins Middle School Hornets football squad had a tough night Wednesday, falling to Petersburg 26-8. “We just have a bunch of young kids learning to play football,” said EMS coach Martin Kniley. “Petersburg had two plays tonight — a quarterback sweep and ...

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Philip Barbour’s Chase Collier, shown above in a game earlier this year, gained 257 yards on the ground and scored a pair of touchdowns against Notre Dame last week.

PBHS Colts to take on Liberty Friday

PHILIPPI — Class AA Philip Barbour (2-1) picked up their second win of the season in week three after a second-half onslaught, posting a 56-32 victory over Class A Notre Dame at Hite Field. The Colts will be back in the Clarksburg vicinity on Friday to face AA No. 9 Liberty High School ...

EHS Lady Tigers kick past Huskies

FARMINGTON — Rachel Phillips and Erin Dettinger scored two goals each as the Elkins High Lady Tigers cruised past North Marion, 7-3, in Big 10 Conference soccer action Tuesday. “I thought we finished the ball well tonight,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “In some other games, we’ve ...

Bucs pick up Big 10 victory

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon-Upshur’s Christian McKisic shot 2 under par at the Riverbend Golf Club on Tuesday to power the Buccaneers to a Big 10 Conference victory over Elkins, Grafton and Robert C. Byrd high schools. “The Riverbend course is challenging in some places, but also forgiving ...