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Bright to lead TVHS Bulldogs

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MILL CREEK — As the June football practice sessions wind down, newly hired Tygarts Valley High School head coach Rodney Bright is optimistic about the season ahead. “I’m very excited about getting the job,” Bright said. “We have a good group of kids coming back. We’ve got a lot of ...

Babe Ruth squad falls

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HUNTINGTON — The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s 15-year-old All-Star team was eliminated from the state tournament Thursday, losing to Huntington Southeast 17-7, with one of the Elkins players suffering an injury during the game. “It was a better game than Wednesday, we were more ...

Red Frederick Memorial set for tonight

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Rain played havoc with the local racing and the threat of storms caused track officials to cancel last Friday night’s events at Elkins Raceway. Tonight brings one of the biggest events of the year — the first annual Red Frederick Memorial. The Jenkins Ford Super Late Models will be ...

Post 29 cruises past Preston

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ELKINS — Jared Kerns smashed a bases-clearing double Wednesday to help Elkins Post 29 cruise past Preston County Post 56, 13-3, in American Legion baseball action at Robin Harvey Memorial Field at Bluegrass Park. “We started out well and ended up well, but we kinda snoozed through the ...

Babe Ruth tourney begins

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HUNTINGTON — The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s 15-year-old All-Star squad had a rough start at the state tournament Wednesday afternoon. The team was defeated by Huntington Southeast, 11-1. “It was a terrible day for us,” said coach Justin Stanley. “We had a lot of errors and we ...

Memorial event to honor local legend Frederick

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ELKINS — A special race this Friday at the Elkins Raceway will honor a local legend. Gates will open at 6 p.m. for the first Red Frederick Memorial Race, and organizers hope it will become a huge annual event. Ivan Lowell “Red” Frederick passed away in January at the age of 89. He ...

Youth sports provide sanctuary

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Sports and the venues where they are played are certainly a sanctuary for the competitive animals that are humans. We grow up finding peace and strength in the games while being able to focus on growth and stability in the environments reserved for competition. You can’t stay in the ...

Post 29 blasts Buckhannon, 18-0

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TENNERTON — Elkins Post 29 kept the scorekeeper hot Tuesday, as the team blanked Buckhannon Post 7, 18-0, in American Legion Area 5 action. “We were a lot more focused,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “When we come ready to play, we’re pretty good. We knew it was an important ...

June practices going well for local football squads

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ELKINS — June football practices at several local schools are coming to a close this week. A few weeks remain for football players before they report to camp in August. Local coaches said all squads will still welcome aspiring athletes, while trying to work them into the fold. “During ...

Tigers to offer chicken BBQ

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ELKINS — To help with the Elkins High School baseball field improvement projects, the Tigers will be selling chicken barbecue meals at the Cruise-in Car Show on Saturday. Meals will cost $8 and will be available at the Elkins Wal-Mart parking lot beginning at 11 a.m. “We’ve worked ...

Belington racer competes at Snowshoe GNCC race

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SNOWSHOE — Things didn’t go quite as well as local ATV racer Chandler Burner had hoped over the weekend at the Snowshoe GNCC. However, the young racer from Belington gained some valuable experience and maintained his national standing on the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country amateur ...

Elkins’ Petrice signs with Glenville State

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ELKINS — One of the top Tigers on the Elkins baseball team committed over the weekend to continue his playing days on the diamond. All-State outfielder Luke Petrice signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Glenville State College next season in a ceremony at Robin Harvey ...

WVWC names new golf coach

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College and Director of Athletics Randy Tenney is pleased to announce that James D. “J.D.” Lamm has been named the new head coach of the men’s and women’s golf teams. Lamm arrives at West Virginia Wesleyan after working the last four years as ...

Elkins Post 29 drops games to Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — Elkins Post 29 dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Parkersburg Post 15 on Sunday afternoon. Parkersburg took the first game, 3-1, then capped the second contest with a 6-4 victory. “Adam Riggleman pitched a heck of a game,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “We just ...

Babe Ruth All-Stars ready for tourneys

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ELKINS — The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s three All-Star teams are preparing for tournament play in the coming weeks. The 15-year-old All-Star team will be heading to Huntington for tournament play beginning on Wednesday. The 15-year-old All-Stars include players Trent Tallman, James ...