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An Elkins High School boys soccer player fights for control of the ball Thursday evening against Preston County.

EHS boys play Preston to a tie

ELKINS — The Elkins High School Tigers scored 2 goals in the second half Thursday to come from behind and earn a 2-2 tie with Big 10 Conference rival Preston County in boys varsity soccer. “It was a huge rally, but a little bit too late,” EHS coach Michael Sfameni said. “We battled ...

Tigers open season at PBHS tonight

ELKINS — Tonight, the Elkins Tigers and the Philip Barbour Colts will renew a long and storied rivalry when they meet at George Bryer Field in Philippi. The match-up will mark the 54th time these teams will have met, with the Tigers holding an overall edge of 32-21-1 in the lengthy ...

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Buckhannon-Upshur sophomore Brooklyn Maxwell moves the ball forward in the first half Thursday.

Lady Buccaneers topple Lincoln 6-0 on the road

SHINNSTON — Buckhannon-Upshur throttled fellow Big 10 Conference foe Lincoln with a 6-0 decision on the pitch Thursday. The Bucs led 1-0 at the break, and poured on 5 more goals in the last 40 minutes for a lopsided victory at Stydahar Field. “We did a much better job with our ...

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Elkins senior Rachel Phillips collides with a Preston County player while going for the ball Thursday.

Lady Tigers push past Preston County

ELKINS — Isabella Karlen blew a penalty kick past the Preston County goal keeper Thursday, to help the Lady Tigers take a 1-0 victory over the Knights in Big 10 Conference soccer action. “I think we played great tonight,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “The girls found the effort ...

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An Elkins High School Lady Tigers volleyball player sets the ball Thursday against Preston County.

Lady Tigers win opening match

ELKINS — The Elkins volleyball squad won their opening match of the season Thursday, downing Preston County in a closely fought contest. Elkins dropped the first two sets by identical 16-25 scores, but then battled back to win the next three, 27-25, 25-20 and 15-7. “We got down early ...

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Elkins native runs for Marshall

HUNTINGTON — The Division I cross country season is set to get underway today for Marshall University, and Elkins native Austin Hamrick is hoping for a successful senior year after battling back from injuries. The Thundering Herd will travel to Morehead State in Kentucky for the Eagle ...

Cougars set for season

BAKER — Class A No. 2 ranked East Hardy will face a tough challenge in week 2, as the team takes on Class AA opponent Frankfort High School in Ridgeley. “Frankfort was the closest game we had during the regular season last year,” EHHS coach Chad Williams said. “Actually, at the time ...

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Elkins High School junior Susan Riggleman drops back on defense while the Lady Tigers take on Grafton Tuesday.

Lady Tigers drop 1-0 loss to Grafton

GRAFTON — After missing a shot on goal early in the game Tuesday, the Lady Tigers didn’t get many more chances to find the net in a 1-0 loss to Big 10 Conference rival Grafton. “It was not a good performance for us tonight,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “I thought we came out ...

Mountain Lions struggle on links

MORGANTOWN — Carleigh Bolyard shot a 42 at the Pines Country Club on Tuesday, as the Tucker County Mountain Lions limped to a third-place finish. “We didn’t play that well,” TCHS coach Sam Goughnour said. “It’s a difficult course. I guess they were each about 2 strokes more than ...

Tigers cruise to 6-0 victory

GRAFTON — The Elkins offense was too much for the Bearcats Tuesday, as the Tigers cruised to a 6-0 victory over Big 10 Conference rival Grafton in boys varsity soccer action. “We’re improving with every game,” EHS coach Michael Sfameni said. “We have Preston at home on Thursday ...

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The Elkins boys cross country team finished fifth in a track meet in Bridgeport.

Tiger cross country runners claw their way to success

BRIDGEPORT — The Elkins High School Tigers boys cross country team, ranked eighth in the current West Virginia rankings, took their skill to the Bridgeport Sports Complex on Saturday morning. Despite being down their number one varsity runner, and having only half their team available ...

Lady Tigers defeat Pocahontas Co.

DUNMORE — Sofia Triplett scored two goals Monday to help the Lady Tigers down Pocahontas County, 3-1, in girls varsity soccer action. “It was nice to see us bounce back from Saturday and get a win on the road,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “A lot of different girls got some ...

Elkins, Tygarts Valley golfers compete at Snowshoe

SNOWSHOE — Dylan Reckart captured the low medal Monday, as the Elkins Tigers cruised to a second-place finish at the Raven Golf Course at Snowshoe Mountain. “It was our first time up at Snowshoe in a couple of years,” EHS coach David Baird said. “Up at Snowshoe, it’s all about ...

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Elkins High School senior Ethan Sutton controls the ball during the Tigers' 1-1 tie match against Wheeling Park on Saturday.

Elkins boys play Wheeling to 1-1 tie

ELKINS — Sophomore Devan Fletcher scored a goal Saturday, as the Elkins Tigers cruised to a 1-1 tie with Wheeling Park on the soccer field. “Wheeling Park is a very good team,” EHS coach Michael Sfameni said. “They moved the ball pretty good, they just couldn’t finish. Our guys ...

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Elkins High School junior Sofia Triplett pushes the ball forward against Wheeling Park on Saturday.

Lady Tigers defeated 2-0 by Wheeling Park

ELKINS — The Lady Tigers couldn’t find the back of the net Saturday, as Wheeling Park left town with a 2-0 victory over Elkins. “I thought we played well against a very good Wheeling Park team,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “We didn’t get the result that we had hoped for but it ...

Buccaneers take on Woodrow Wilson

TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur and Woodrow Wilson High School battled it out for 80 minutes on the soccer pitch Saturday before a scoreless game went down as a tie in the books following a Class AAA non-conference match-up. The result moved Buckhannon’s season record to 1 win, 1 loss and 1 ...