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Cougars set for season

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BAKER — Class A No. 2 ranked East Hardy will face a tough challenge in week 2, as the team takes on Class AA opponent Frankfort High School in Ridgeley. “Frankfort was the closest game we had during the regular season last year,” EHHS coach Chad Williams said. “Actually, at the time ...

Racing season ends with a roar

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Racing season ends with a roar The 2017 local racing season has drawn to a close with the final night of racing last Saturday evening with the Fall Brawl 40. Rain had been the story of the year and Mother Nature would be the track champion with multiple wins. There were only nine regular ...

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Elkins High School junior Susan Riggleman drops back on defense while the Lady Tigers take on Grafton Tuesday.

Lady Tigers drop 1-0 loss to Grafton

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GRAFTON — After missing a shot on goal early in the game Tuesday, the Lady Tigers didn’t get many more chances to find the net in a 1-0 loss to Big 10 Conference rival Grafton. “It was not a good performance for us tonight,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “I thought we came out ...

Mountain Lions struggle on links

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MORGANTOWN — Carleigh Bolyard shot a 42 at the Pines Country Club on Tuesday, as the Tucker County Mountain Lions limped to a third-place finish. “We didn’t play that well,” TCHS coach Sam Goughnour said. “It’s a difficult course. I guess they were each about 2 strokes more than ...

Tigers cruise to 6-0 victory

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GRAFTON — The Elkins offense was too much for the Bearcats Tuesday, as the Tigers cruised to a 6-0 victory over Big 10 Conference rival Grafton in boys varsity soccer action. “We’re improving with every game,” EHS coach Michael Sfameni said. “We have Preston at home on Thursday ...

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The Elkins boys cross country team finished fifth in a track meet in Bridgeport.

Tiger cross country runners claw their way to success

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BRIDGEPORT — The Elkins High School Tigers boys cross country team, ranked eighth in the current West Virginia rankings, took their skill to the Bridgeport Sports Complex on Saturday morning. Despite being down their number one varsity runner, and having only half their team available ...

Lady Tigers defeat Pocahontas Co.

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DUNMORE — Sofia Triplett scored two goals Monday to help the Lady Tigers down Pocahontas County, 3-1, in girls varsity soccer action. “It was nice to see us bounce back from Saturday and get a win on the road,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “A lot of different girls got some ...

Elkins, Tygarts Valley golfers compete at Snowshoe

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SNOWSHOE — Dylan Reckart captured the low medal Monday, as the Elkins Tigers cruised to a second-place finish at the Raven Golf Course at Snowshoe Mountain. “It was our first time up at Snowshoe in a couple of years,” EHS coach David Baird said. “Up at Snowshoe, it’s all about ...

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Elkins High School senior Ethan Sutton controls the ball during the Tigers' 1-1 tie match against Wheeling Park on Saturday.

Elkins boys play Wheeling to 1-1 tie

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ELKINS — Sophomore Devan Fletcher scored a goal Saturday, as the Elkins Tigers cruised to a 1-1 tie with Wheeling Park on the soccer field. “Wheeling Park is a very good team,” EHS coach Michael Sfameni said. “They moved the ball pretty good, they just couldn’t finish. Our guys ...

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Elkins High School junior Sofia Triplett pushes the ball forward against Wheeling Park on Saturday.

Lady Tigers defeated 2-0 by Wheeling Park

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ELKINS — The Lady Tigers couldn’t find the back of the net Saturday, as Wheeling Park left town with a 2-0 victory over Elkins. “I thought we played well against a very good Wheeling Park team,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “We didn’t get the result that we had hoped for but it ...

Buccaneers take on Woodrow Wilson

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TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur and Woodrow Wilson High School battled it out for 80 minutes on the soccer pitch Saturday before a scoreless game went down as a tie in the books following a Class AAA non-conference match-up. The result moved Buckhannon’s season record to 1 win, 1 loss and 1 ...

Vikings open with victory

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PETERSBURG — Junior quarterback Jacob Hartman led Petersburg High School with 3 touchdowns and 123 yards on 22 carries as the Vikings came from behind to defeat Berkeley Springs 22-15 at Viking Memorial Field Friday. Berkeley went up 15-0 at the half after scoring twice in the second ...

Key Colts contribute to historic PBHS victory

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PHILIPPI — Several Colts made big impressions in Philip Barbour’s 27-7 win to open their season at Grafton Friday, the first football victory for PBHS in years. Leading a Philip Barbour defense that made 10 tackles for a loss was senior Hunter Gainer with 10 tackles, an interception and a ...

Colts Claim Huge Win

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GRAFTON — Philip Barbour put a stop to a two-year losing streak on Friday by handing Grafton High School a 27-7 loss on McKinney Field. With the win, PBHS claimed the 2017 Arch Coal Bowl trophy, which is now set to be delivered back to the Colts’ Corral for at least a 365-day ...

B-UHS prevails 20-19 in OT

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TENNERTON— Buckhannon-Upshur posted a thrilling win to start off the season Friday, defeating Princeton 20-19 in overtime. “It was definitely exciting,” B-UHS head coach Duane Stoeckle said after the game. “It was a little sloppy at times on both sides, but it was an exciting finish ...

PBHS linebackers Hunter Mason, right, and Chase Collier take down a Grafton ballcarrier duPBHS linebackers Hunter Mason, right, and Chase Collier take down a Grafton ballcarrier during the Colts’ 27-7 win on Friday.ring the Colts’ 27-7 win on Friday.

TVHS Bulldogs drop opener, 28-12, to Valley Wetzel

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MILL CREEK — New head coach Rodney Bright’s offense amassed 225 yards on the ground for Tygarts Valley Friday, but in the end three turnovers spelled defeat for the Bulldogs. TVHS fell to Valley Wetzel, 28-12, in the season opener. “We played well,” Bright said. “We just had ...

Farmers, landowners facing a dilemma

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Throughout West Virginia, “No Hunting” and “No Trespassing” signs are a common sight. New land uses sometimes encourage this, like small tracts being used for second homes. Larger tracts of acreage can be leased out to elite hunting clubs. Open land is more prevalent today than ...