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Bulldogs prepare for state tourney

BRIDGEPORT — Caleb Riggleman drove in 2 runs in the top of the ninth inning Monday to help Class A No. 4 ranked Tygarts Valley defeat Class AA No. 1 ranked Bridgeport, 4-2, in the final tune-up game before the state baseball tournament gets underway later this week in Charleston. “We were ...

Tucker teams traveling to other counties

PARSONS — Tucker County Little League is now playing games in three different locations in Tucker County and also traveling to play teams in other counties. “The league has operated for many years and is still going strong. We have about 150 players this year,” said Dr. Eddie ...

Tucker’s Kincaid, Swartz sign letters of intent

HAMBLETON — Tucker County High School seniors Josh Kincaid and Dillon Swartz both inked letters of intent recently during ceremonies hosted on Backbone Mountain at TCHS. The student-athlete duo has amassed a combined nine varsity letters while donning the gold and black for Tucker. ...

BULLDOGS ADVANCE

MILL CREEK — Logan George whiffed five batters Thursday to help Tygarts Valley down East Hardy, 7-1, and advance to the Class A state tournament next week in Charleston. “What a great game,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “I couldn’t be more proud of this team. We fought through ...

Lady Jackets fall in state tourney

VIENNA — The Lady Yellow Jackets didn’t quite achieve their goal of a state championship Thursday, falling to Sherman, 6-0, in the semi-final round of the Class A state tournament. Moorefield (29-9) finished the season in third place in Class A, with the loss. “We could not hit the ...

W.Va. driver to compete in XFINITY series Saturday

By Jess Mancini For The Inter-Mountain PARKERSBURG — A race car driver from Vienna returns to NASCAR Saturday in an XFINITY Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cale Conley will pilot the No. 24 Toyota Camry for the JGL Racing Team. He joined JGL earlier this year in its Young ...

Lady Yellow Jackets still alive

VIENNA — The Lady Yellow Jackets’ hopes of a state championship are still alive, after Moorefield finished 1-1 on Wednesday in the Class A state tournament at Jackson Memorial Park in Vienna. MHS fell to Sherman, 2-1, in the first game, but rallied back to defeat Fayetteville, 8-2, in the ...

Intra-City Track Meet results released

ELKINS — Despite overcast skies and a light rain, 123 area youth took part in the annual Mayor’s Johnny Keller Intra-City Track Meet at the Elkins High School track Tuesday night. “It was gratifying to see so many kids giving it their all, smiling and cheering each other on ...

Even Series

BAKER — Brett Smith struck out five batters Wednesday to help Tygarts Valley defeat East Hardy, 3-1, and force Game 3 in the Class A Region II championship series. “The resiliency we showed tonight after a tough loss Tuesday night was great,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “I’m ...

Huge Hit

MILL CREEK — Corey McDonald crushed a solo homer in the seventh inning Tuesday to help East Hardy defeat Tygarts Valley, 4-3, in Game 1 of the Class A Region II championship series. Game 2 is set for 6:30 p.m. today in Baker for the best-of-three series. “It was a tough loss ...

Lady Jackets ready to battle for state title

VIENNA — Moorefield has never won a state title in softball, but the Lady Yellow Jackets are hoping to change that this week when the Class A West Virginia State playoffs get underway today. MHS is set to face Sherman High School today at 11:30 a.m. at Jackson Memorial Park in the ...

Regional Battle

MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs are set to host East Hardy tonight in Game 1 of a best-of-three series for the Class A Region II Championship. “We’re excited to be in the situation that we’re in,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “It’s just a very exciting time. ...

Legion tryouts are Saturday

ELKINS — American Legion Post 29 will host its first practice/tryouts at noon Saturday at Elkins High School. The team is open to players from EHS, Tygarts Valley, Philip Barbour, Tucker County and Pocahontas County. Eligible players cannot turn 20 years old before Jan. 1, 2018. “This is ...

2017 West Virginia State Track Meet

CHARLESTON — The Elkins High Tigers were the last team to still be competing in the post season for Elkins High School and did not disappoint. The Tigers qualified 15 athletes for the 2017 West Virginia State Track Meet, and they would not be denied the hardware they’ve worked for all ...

Randolph County native earns win in racing series

BRUCETON MILLS — Round 5 of the Full Throttle Harescramble Championship Series got underway Saturday at Shady Grove Off-Road Park in Bruceton. The track had its share of challenges for the riders. Paul Koontz, owner of the series, kept the motocross section, but also added a four log ...

Elkins’ Browning signs with Glenville

ELKINS — A member of the Elkins High School football squad will be adding his name to the Glenville State College roster this fall. Josh Browning signed a letter of intent this week to join the Pioneers of Glenville. “I like that the campus is small,” Browning said. “I really love ...

WVWC headed to World Series

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — The West Virginia Wesleyan softball team is World Series bound. The Lady Bobcats can finally make that statement after they defeated the West Chester Rams in the “if” game by a 10-1 score in the fifth inning on the mercy rule in the NCAA Division II Super Regional ...

Making a Mark at the State Track Meet

The Tucker County High School girls shuttle hurdle relay team members display the third-place medals they earned Friday at the 2017 West Virginia State Track Meet in Charleston.