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Tigers fall to B-UHS

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TENNERTON — Cole Hoover drove in the winning run Monday, as Buckhannon-Upshur High School skated past Elkins, 5-4, in 8 innings of Big 10 Conference baseball action. “It was a good game,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “We played well, and they played well. We just gave up one more run ...

TVHS Bulldogs tame Tucker County

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HAMBLETON — The Bulldogs returned to their winning ways Monday, as Tygarts Valley topped Tucker County, 12-2, in varsity baseball action. The Bulldogs got the rally started in the first inning, when Brett Smith launched a deep sacrifice fly to score Daniel White. After scattering a few runs ...

Lady Colts drop contest to LCHS Minutemaids

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour answered a 1-0 lead by Lewis County High School Monday to have a 2-1 advantage heading into the second inning. The 2 Big 10 Conference foes went scoreless over the next two stanzas, before Lewis went on for an 8-3 victory on the sandlot. After four complete ...

Batting cage dedicated during ceremony at Elkins High School

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ELKINS — While Elkins High School has been fielding a baseball team for more than 50 years, a batting cage recently was constructed at EHS to finalize the Baseball Facility Improvement Project that began nearly five years ago. The Phares Memorial Batting Cage dedication ceremony was ...

Lewis County wins JV tournament

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ELKINS — Sunny weather over the weekend set the table for the 2018 High School Phares Memorial Junior Varsity Tournament in Elkins. The tournament featured five JV squads from across the region and closed out with Lewis County (4-0) defeated Elkins (3-1) in the championship round on ...

Pendleton splits with Spring Mills

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FRANKLIN — The Pendleton County Wildcats split a double-header with Spring Mills High School on Saturday. PCHS dropped the first game, 20-8, but rallied to win the second contest, 5-0. “It was a good Saturday of baseball, at least the second game,” PCHS coach Sam Yokum said. “I’m ...

Opening Day

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The Inter-Mountain photos by Logan Comer Young baseball players take part in the Elkins Little League opening ceremonies at Riverbend Park Saturday morning.

Lady Colts go 3-0 in tourney

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GRAFTON — Philip Barbour went undefeated in tournament play Saturday by sweeping Grafton, Preston and Webster at Grafton High School. The Lady Colts also set a new single-season wins mark of 9, after having tied the previous record of 7. Facing a 3-1 deficit before the bottom side of ...

Elkins downs PBHS

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ELKINS — The Tigers’ bats came alive Saturday, as Elkins defeated Philip Barbour 9-6 in Big 10 Conference baseball action. “They came out in the third inning and really stepped it up,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “The first batter came up and drew a walk and then we bunted a couple ...

TVHS drops doubleheader

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St. MARYS — The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs dropped both ends of a doubleheader to St. Marys on Saturday. TVHS lost the first contest, 6-5, and stumbled in the second game, 5-4. In game one, the Bulldogs lost on a walk-off home run. Charlie New was charged with the loss for TVHS. He allowed ...

Lady Tigers fall to Liberty

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CLARKSBURG — Hali Newlon and Gracee Huffman collected 2 hits each Friday, but it wasn’t enough to help Elkins get back into the win column. The Lady Tigers fell to Liberty, 12-4, in Big 10 Conference softball action. “We actually did pretty well,” EHS coach Sona Delawder said. ...

Smith strikes out 10 as Bulldogs nip Gilmer

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GLENVILLE — Brett Smith whiffed 10 batters Friday, guiding the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs to a 1-0 victory over Gilmer County. “It was a really well played game by both teams,” TVHS coach James Markley said. “Brett Smith pitched really well and our defense made some plays. Ethan Lanham ...

B-UMS stings Elkins Middle School Hornets

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ELKINS — The Lady Hornets came up short on both ends of a double header Friday, as Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School stung EMS, 15-4, in the first contest and 13-5 in the second game. “The girls played well,” EMS coach Bobby Reams said. “They’re coming together as a team. They’re ...

Time for shooting practice

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The weather was perfect for being outdoors last Saturday, and I used this time to take a trip to the shooting range during the afternoon. The rifle I decided to shoot was a .22 rimfire Mossberg that has been in the family for more than 80 years. My father purchased this bolt-action rifle from ...

Wildcats pound Warriors

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FRANKLIN — Jared Lambert and Grant Evick launched home runs Thursday, as Pendleton County cruised past Pocahontas, 15-1, in five innings of Potomac Valley Conference action. “We came off a close game with East Hardy last night, and coming off a tough game like that emotionally drains you ...

JV Tournament slated in Elkins

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ELKINS — Baseball fans from across the region are hoping for nice weather this weekend, as the 2018 High School Phares Memorial Junior Varsity Tournament is scheduled to take place in Elkins. “These JV teams work really hard,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “They work all year. They start ...

Elkins athletes take part in international CrossFit competition

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ELKINS — Can 500,000 athletes from all over the world compete directly with each other at the same time? The event known as “The Open” answered that question with a resounding “yes,” and Elkins-area athletes were a part of the fun. Starting in February and continuing for five ...