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Lady Tigers looking for sectional title

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ELKINS — The Lady Tigers have won three out of the past four sectional titles and head coach Scott Cutright says the squad is ready to challenge for the Class AA/A Region 2 Sectional title again this week. No. 1 seed Elkins will host No. 4 seed Philip Barbour tonight at 6 p.m. in the opening ...

B-UHS notches win over Hawks

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TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur High School senior Trevor Short shot the soccer ball from long distances in the second half Saturday to help the Buccaneers earn a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Class AAA Region I, Section 2 rival University. The visiting UHS Hawks took a 1-0 lead into ...

EHS Tigers fall to Bridgeport, 21-3

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ELKINS — George Triplett took sole possession of two Elkins High School kicking records Friday, although the Tigers fell 21-3 to Class AA No. 5 ranked Bridgeport in Big 10 Conference action. “The effort was amazing,” EHS coach Evan Hott said. “If we play with that type of effort ...

Pocahontas County defeats TVHS Bulldogs on Senior Night

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MILL CREEK — The Class A No. 16 ranked Pocahontas Warriors rumbled into Mill Creek Friday evening and walked away with a 41-6 victory over the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs on Senior Night. “We played a lot better this week,” TVHS coach Rodney Bright said. “We had all but one or two ...

Outlooks differ for hunting season

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No person in their right mind should be complaining about all the rain we have been getting for this week. This precipitation has been desperately needed in this area for nearly a month. Last week, I got my 2017 Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook Report from the West Virginia Division of Natural ...

Elkins closes out season with victory

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TENNERTON — Sofia Triplett scored 2 goals Thursday to guide Elkins to a 4-2 victory over Buckhannon-Upshur High School in the regular season finale. “It was good to come out and win a rivalry game,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “Even though Buckhannon isn’t in our section ...

Tigers to host Bridgeport tonight

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ELKINS — The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Elkins High Tigers tonight as they host Class AA No. 5, the Bridgeport Indians. The Tigers (3-3) come into the contest after suffering a tough 28-24 loss to Robert C. Byrd a week ago. What made the loss hard was that the Tigers held ...

EHS boys fall to B-UHS

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TENNERTON — Justin Parsons scored the only goal for Elkins Thursday, as the Tigers fell to Big 10 Conference rival Buckhannon-Upshur, 5-1, in boys varsity soccer action. “We played a great first half,” EHS coach Michael Sfameni said. “I think we kinda wore ourselves out. We’ve just ...

Davis & Elkins Senators fall late at Trevecca Nazarene, 3-2

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Senators were sent down to nine men early and were unable to hold on as Davis & Elkins fell to Trevecca Nazarene 3-2 Thursday night. The Senators fell to 10 men early in the game after a straight red card to Carlos Cruza on a shirt pull in open play about 10 ...

Elkins downs Tygarts Valley

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MILL CREEK — The Elkins High School volleyball squad posted a victory Thursday on the road against the Tygarts Valley Lady Bulldogs. The scores in the straight set victory were 25-11, 25-7 and 25-18. The Lady Tigers are now 9-6 on the season. “It was great to finish out the week with ...

Morrisey spotlights Buccaneers

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office will feature the University vs. Buckhannon-Upshur gridiron matchup as an Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week. Throughout each week the initiative engages with student athletes, coaches, school officials ...

Elkins’ Triplett up for honor

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ELKINS — Elkins High School senior George Triplett, who has already committed to playing for the Naval Academy, is currently in second place for this week’s online voting to elect the Kohl’s Kicking National Player of the Week in a nationwide race among seven finalists from across the ...

Lady Colts stumble

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The Philip Barbour volleyball squad was able to get past Williamstown 25-12 and 25-23, but the Class A Wirt County Lady Tigers proved to be too much while overtaking the Class AA champion Colts 25-16 and 25-17 in the night cap. Colby Nestor led the team in serving with 9 ...

WVWC notches victory

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WEST LIBERTY — Amy Stewart scored her fifth goal of the season as the No. 11 West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat soccer team defeated West Liberty by a 1-0 score today in Mountain East Conference action. The lone goal of the game came in the 24th minute. Stewart snuck in a goal past West ...

EMS Hornets fall to Mannington

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ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School Hornets were overwhelmed in the first half Wednesday night, but fought back in the second to put touchdowns on the board against Mannington Middle, making the final score 36-14. “They brought about 40 kids to the game and we just had 17,” EMS coach ...

Drivers strive to advance

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Two of the three top NASCAR series were back home to race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Xfinity series raced on Saturday night after rain forced a five-hour delay on the start of the Drive for the Cure 300. Hurricane Nate played havoc with the weather in the south most of the weekend. ...

Lady Tigers win on Senior Night

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ELKINS — Elkins seniors Rachel Phillips and Caitlin Weese hooked up for a goal Tuesday as the Lady Tigers downed Philip Barbour, 8-0, on Senior Night. “I thought we came out and played really well,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “We moved the ball really well and we had some nice ...

D&E tops AB for third straight win

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ELKINS — The Volleyball dominated rival Alderson Broaddus 3-0 in a perfect display of offense and defense. The Senators raced to a 5-0 lead in the first set, prompting a Battlers timeout. After the timeout, D&E cruised to a 25-10 first set win. In the second set, the Battlers had an ...

WVWC defeats Salem

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BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat volleyball team returned to non-conference play against the Salem International Tigers Tuesday in Rockefeller Center. The Lady Bobcats won a 3-0 straight sets decision – 25-23, 25-16, 25-18. The first set was evenly contested as four ...

Elkins cruises by PBHS Colts, 5-1

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ELKINS — Liam Gongola scored a hat trick Tuesday as the Elkins Tigers blew past Philip Barbour, 5-1, in Big 10 Conference soccer action. “Philip Barbour played a very good first half,” EHS coach Michael Sfameni said. “Their keeper had some excellent saves. We played good the first ...