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Elkins goalie Taylor Phillips, right, goes to her knees to corral the ball against Fairmont Senior Thursday.

EHS Lady Tigers edged at home by Fairmont Senior

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ELKINS — Rachel Phillips scored a goal for the Lady Tigers on Thursday, but Elkins couldn’t get past Big 10 Conference rival Fairmont Senior in girls varsity soccer action. The Polar Bears took a 2-1 victory over EHS. “I think we came out pretty slow,” EHS coach Scott Cutright ...

Lady Tigers improve to 5-2

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ELKINS — The Elkins High volleyball squad improved to 5-2 on the season by posting a home victory Thursday against Fairmont Senior. Elkins won in straight sets, 25-12, 25-19 and 25-12. The Lady Tigers are now 5-1 in Big 10 Conference play. “We’re beginning to play together as a ...

Elkins golfers tie for low medal

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FAIRMONT — Dylan and Chase Reckart tied for the low medal Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to give the Tigers a team victory at the Apple Valley Golf Course. East Fairmont earned the team victory with 171 combined strokes. Elkins finished in second with 174 strokes, while Robert C. Byrd took ...

Lady Bulldogs win first game of year

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MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley volleyball squad won their first game of the season Thursday, defeating Webster County at home. The Lady Bulldogs won three of five sets against Webster. The scores were 10-25, 25-22, 25-20, 13-25 and 20-18. “We’ve got a young team here,” TVHS ...

WVU teams still inspire the state

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The Inter-Mountain is celebrating West Virginia University’s 150th anniversary with a special section included in today’s edition. Trying to describe how sports have and continue to impact a population is difficult to delve into. There are so many things to talk about, including how ...

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Elkins Middle School hosted Petersburg Middle at Wimer Stadium Wednesday evening.

EMS Hornets fall to Petersburg

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ELKINS — The short-handed Elkins Middle School Hornets football squad had a tough night Wednesday, falling to Petersburg 26-8. “We just have a bunch of young kids learning to play football,” said EMS coach Martin Kniley. “Petersburg had two plays tonight — a quarterback sweep and ...

Running wild at Richmond

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Leaves are beginning to change. Hurricanes have played havoc in Texas and Florida. Racing action is swinging into high gear as NASCAR begins the playoffs to determine the 2017 National Champions in its three top divisions. This past weekend action moved to the short track that thinks it’s ...

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Philip Barbour’s Chase Collier, shown above in a game earlier this year, gained 257 yards on the ground and scored a pair of touchdowns against Notre Dame last week.

PBHS Colts to take on Liberty Friday

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PHILIPPI — Class AA Philip Barbour (2-1) picked up their second win of the season in week three after a second-half onslaught, posting a 56-32 victory over Class A Notre Dame at Hite Field. The Colts will be back in the Clarksburg vicinity on Friday to face AA No. 9 Liberty High School ...

EHS Lady Tigers kick past Huskies

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FARMINGTON — Rachel Phillips and Erin Dettinger scored two goals each as the Elkins High Lady Tigers cruised past North Marion, 7-3, in Big 10 Conference soccer action Tuesday. “I thought we finished the ball well tonight,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “In some other games, we’ve ...

Bucs pick up Big 10 victory

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon-Upshur’s Christian McKisic shot 2 under par at the Riverbend Golf Club on Tuesday to power the Buccaneers to a Big 10 Conference victory over Elkins, Grafton and Robert C. Byrd high schools. “The Riverbend course is challenging in some places, but also forgiving ...

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Tucker’s Carleigh Bolyard, shown in a competition earlier this season, has earned several low medals this year.

Tucker County Mountain Lion golfers win on senior night

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CANAAN — Carleigh Bolyard cruised through the links at the Canaan Valley Golf Course Tuesday, earning the low medal and guiding the Tucker County Mountain Lions to a victory on Senior Night. “As a whole we did well,” TCHS coach Sam Goughnour said. “We had four players shoot under ...

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Aaron Coxen, center, earned the Men’s Pro Division Championship for the West Virginia Enduro Series with 78 total points. Ryan Leach, left, finished in second with 73 points, while Tom Flaherty, right, took third with 61 points.

Enduro Series wraps up bike season

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SNOWSHOE — Some of the best mountain bikers in the state raced down the course at Snowshoe Mountain on Sept. 3, as the West Virginia Enduro series wrapped up its 2017 season with the schedule’s final race and an awards ceremony afterward. “Race events like this bring new people to ...

Elkins golfers fall in Big 10 match play

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FAIRMONT — The Elkins Tigers fell just a few strokes behind Monday, as the North Marion Huskies took a team victory in match play at the Green Hills Country Club. “We did things a little different than a normal golf match,” EHS coach David Baird said. “We did match play. Players are ...

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The Elkins High School cross country squad hosted the annual Mountain State Forest Festival Invitational Saturday morning on the Davis & Elkins College cross country course.

Elkins Hosts MSFF Invitational

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Logan Comer The Elkins High School cross country squad hosted the annual Mountain State Forest Festival Invitational Saturday morning on the Davis & Elkins College cross country course.

Lady Tigers edged by state champs, 1-0

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WINFIELD — The Elkins High Lady Tigers faced their toughest opponent of the season so far on Saturday, falling 1-0 to defending Class AA West Virginia State Champion Winfield High School. “The whole point was to go down there and play against the defending state champs to measure and see ...

Buccaneers fall, 2-1

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TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur took a 1-0 lead into intermission Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as George Washington High School blanked the Bucs during the second half in order to secure a 2-1 victory on the pitch in Class AAA prep soccer action. “There’s a lot to be said about going ...

Lady Colts win 3 out of 4

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PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour High School picked up three wins after playing in four matches starting at 9 a.m. Saturday morning in the PB Spikeout tournament hosted at the Colts’ Corral. “It was a good tourney,” PBHS coach Heather Halfin said. “We showed signs of life at times, but not ...

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Elkins junior Chance Burdette prevents Lewis County senior Jacob White from scoring by hanging on to make the tackle.

Winning on the Road

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WESTON — Thomas Talkington and Daniel Romans combined for nearly 400 yards rushing Friday, as Elkins ran past Lewis County, 24-3, in Big 10 Conference action. “I’ve been saying it all along, it’s a thunder and lightning combo,” EHS coach Evan Hott said. “They showed up tonight. ...

Bucs pound Huskies

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TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur blasted out to a 4-0 lead at the half against North Marion High School, and then filled the net with 5 more goals in the second period to drop the Huskies 9-0 in Big 10 Conference play. The Buccaneers took a lopsided 20-3 advantage in shots on goal, and blanked ...