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PBHS wins first game in new stadium

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour got over a hump Friday by defeating visiting Tucker County High School 35-6 for the football program’s first win ever on the newly installed surface at BC Bank Park. The new George Byrer Field is now in its second year of use. The Mountain Lions opened the ...

Elkins staves off East Fairmont comeback, 21-14

ELKINS — Thomas Talkington scored three touchdowns Friday to help Elkins earn a last-minute 21-14 victory over Big 10 Conference rival East Fairmont at Wimer Stadium. “We played old school single wing football,” EHS coach Evan Hott said. “There was a drive in the first half where ...

D&E falls to Walsh

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins volleyball squad fell to conference opponent Walsh in four sets on Friday night. In the first set, the Senators briefly had the lead but quickly relinquished the lead when Walsh went on a run to win the first set, 25-17. In the second set, the Senators ...

TVHS falls to Clay-Battelle

MILL CREEK — The game slipped away in the second half Friday, but the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs showed a solid effort in a 39-20 loss to Clay-Battelle. “We came out strong,” TVHS coach Rodney Bright said. “Special teams came out and took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. Then ...

EHS girls blank Morgantown, 2-0

ELKINS — Rachel Crawford and Nonee High found the back of the net Thursday as the Lady Tigers blanked Morgantown, 2-0, in non-conference soccer action. “It was a big game for us to step up and play well,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “I thought we came out and played really well ...

Elkins Tigers tame Wildcats, 14-0

FRANKLIN — Caleb Shipley netted 4 goals Thursday to help the Elkins Tigers cruise by Pendleton County, 14-0, in boys varsity soccer action. “The guys looked good tonight,” EHS coach Michael Sfameni said. “They are still passing and moving the ball really well. We just have to ...

Tucker golfers win at Canaan

CANAAN — Easton Snyder was the top golfer for the Tucker County Mountain Lions Thursday as the team earned a victory over Petersburg and Tygarts Valley at the Canaan Valley Golf Course in the regular season finale. “The team played well for their final regular season match,” TCHS coach ...

Results of MSFF Motorcycle and ATV Race are announced

JIMTOWN — Final race results from the Mountain State Forest Festival Motorcycle and ATV Race have officially been released by the race promoter. MSFF Director General Chad Shoemaker said, “We had more than a thousand spectators Sunday, we couldn’t have asked for better weather and the ...

Hornets sting Bulldogs

ELKINS — With 11 seconds left on the clock Wednesday evening, the Elkins Hornets punched a touchdown into the endzone to defeat Tygarts Valley Middle School, 14-8. “It was a really hard-fought battle,” EMS coach Martin Kniley said. “They played a really tough game. My defensive ...

Tigers hosting East Fairmont tonight

ELKINS — Tonight, the 2-1 and 15th-rated Elkins Tigers will look to rebound after losing their first game of the season last week, when they host 0-3 East Fairmont. Last Friday night the Tigers were upended by North Marion, 52-29. It was a long night for the Tigers on the defensive side of ...

EHS cross country boys claim Buccaneer Invitational

BUCKHANNON — The Elkins Tigers boys cross country team took top honors at the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer Invitational Tuesday evening. The Tigers sprinted to the front of the pack early, controlling the top four positions through the first mile. The Tigers would continue to dominate ...

Colts to host Mountain Lions

PHILIPPI — With even records of 2-2, Philip Barbour and Tucker County will meet once more on the gridiron Friday to decide who walks away with the win. The Mountain Lions have controlled the past few years of the ongoing boarder rivalry, and the Colts are still in search of their first home ...

B-UHS Bucs are shut out

FAIRMONT — Class AAA Buckhannon-Upshur went scoreless for only the second time of the season Tuesday after dropping a 5-0 decision to fellow Big 10 Conference foe Fairmont Senior High School at East-West Stadium. The Class AA FSHS Polar Bears moved to 12-0 on the year. With 23-0 and 17-1 ...

Mountain Lions earn golf victory

MOOREFIELD — Moorefield’s Zach Arbaugh and Ean Carr tied for the low medal Tuesday at the Valley View Golf Couse, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Tucker County Mountain Lions from earning a team victory over multiple Potomac Valley Conference rivals. “We played our best round tonight ...

Lady Tigers drop Grafton on the road

GRAFTON — The Elkins High School volleyball squad defeated Grafton in straight sets Wednesday. The Lady Tigers won 25-9, 25-18 and 25-21. Elkins is now 6-3 on the season, including a 6-2 record in Big 10 conference play. “It was a good conference win but we didn’t play up to our ...

EHS cruises past Robert C. Byrd

ELKINS — Rachel Phillips was nearly unstoppable Tuesday as she tallied a hat trick to help Elkins blank Robert C. Byrd, 3-0, in girls varsity soccer action. “I thought we played well,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “It was a pretty even match in the first half, but the girls came ...

Elkins Tigers fall prey to RCB Eagles, 5-3

ELKINS — The Tigers defense couldn’t stop Khori Miles Tuesday as he torched the net 5 times to help Robert C. Bryd to a 5-3 victory over Elkins High School in Big 10 Conference soccer action. “We played well, we just have to communicate and pass more effectively,” EHS coach Michael ...

Adrian to speak at first-ever Philip Barbour HOF ceremony

PHILIPPI — The commons area at Philip Barbour High School will be the setting for a momentous occasion on Thursday as the Colts’ community will witness the first-ever PBHS Hall of Fame ceremony in school history. A total of 10 individuals, representing past students, coaches and ...