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Hoops Skills Camp offered at EHS

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ELKINS — The third annual Hoops Skills Night School Basketball Camp is slated for July 24-27 at Elkins High School, where several learning opportunities for local players will be offered. “We had over 60 campers in attendance last year and it was a great week,” camp organizer Amrit ...

Tucker golfers ready to rip

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HAMBLETON — Senior golfer Carleigh Bolyard is set to lead the Tucker County Mountain Lions on the links this season, as she hopes to make a return appearance at the Class A West Virginia State Golf Tournament this fall. “The kids have been playing a lot more this summer,” TCHS golf coach ...

STATE CHAMPS

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ELKINS — The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s 14-year-old All-Star team won the state title Saturday, going undefeated as the home team for the state championship tournament at Robin Harvey Memorial Field at Bluegrass Park. “I’m very proud of the boys for this accomplishment. They have ...

Elkins sweeps games

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ELKINS — Elkins Post 29 closed out the regular season Sunday with impressive victories over South Charleston Post 94 and Moorefield Post 64 in a double header at Elkins High School. Elkins defeated South Charleston, 10-8, in the first game and beat Moorefield, 3-0, in the night cap. “It ...

Post 29 beats Wheeling

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WHEELING — Elkins Post 29 walked into Wheeling Saturday afternoon and took a 6-4 victory from two-time defending state champion Wheeling Post 1. “Coming off one of the worst losses in years, we traveled to Wheeling and took on the two-time defending state champions and came out with an ...

Foundation’s golf event set for Aug. 10

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BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation’s 19th annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 10 at Snowshoe Mountain’s Raven Golf Club. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Immediately following tournament play, an awards banquet is set in the ...

Elkins wins Babe Ruth state tourney opener

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ELKINS — The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s 14-year-old All-Star team defeated Beckley 6-3 in the opening game of the state tournament at Robin Harvey Memorial Field at Bluegrass Park Thursday evening. Gage Bibey was the winning pitcher, and Bobby Henline earned the save for Elkins. ...

Post 29 stumbles against Jane Lew

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WESTON — After clinching the top seed in the Area 5 tournament on Wednesday, Elkins Post 29 turned around and dropped a 7-4 loss to conference rival Jane Lew Post 166 on Thursday at Lewis County High School. “It all starts with me, and filters down,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. ...

Teammates in the big game of life

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On the battlefields of sports, teams are forged in many ways. Sometimes there is a playbook issued, but often it is simply seeing the field and doing your job that wins or loses a momentary skirmish. The same old military cliches pop up again and again when observing and also participating in ...

Clinching the Title

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ELKINS — Sam Ross drove in 3 runs Wednesday to help Elkins Post 29 defeat Buckhannon Post 7, 16-6, and clinch the American Legion Area 5 Championship. “We were sluggish to start out, but as the game went on we got better,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “Adam Riggleman got ...

Dirt racing spectacular set for this weekend

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Rain, rain, go away and, for that matter, stay away from Elkins Raceway! This weekend will feature the largest local racing event of the year. This will be a two-day show. On Friday evening, the first annual Red Frederick Memorial Race will take place, featuring increased purses in all ...

Post 29 blanks Fairmont, 10-0

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ELKINS — Luke Petrice crushed a 2-run homer in the first inning Tuesday to help Elkins Post 29 defeat Fairmont Post 17, 10-0, in seven innings of American Legion Baseball action. “We challenged the guys going into the game,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “This is the most ...

EHS in need of an A.D., ASAP!

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At Tuesday’s Randolph County Board of Education meeting, we all learned that Elkins High School is still without an athletic director — just weeks away from the start of football practice. During the public comment session of the BOE meeting, concerned parent Lisa Severino asked the board ...

All-Star state tourney to begin

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ELKINS —The Elkins Elks Babe Ruth League’s 14-year-old All-Star team will be the host team for the state tournament, which begins play Thursday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field at Bluegrass Park.. Four teams will take part in the pool-play tournament — Elkins, Beckley, Harrison County and ...