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All-state honors

Area players recognized by WVHSSCA

The Inter-Mountain file photos Elkins High School’s Sofia Triplett has been selected to the WVHSSCA Class AA-A all-state first-team squad. Triplett, a senior forward, led the Lady Tigers in goals despite missing the final three regular-season games and the postseason with an injury.

TENNERTON — The West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association (WVHSSCA) all-state teams were recently announced.

Elkins High School’s Sofia Triplett, Buckhannon-Upshur’s Ryan Hurst and Philip Barbour’s Ethan Gregory earned first-team selections in their respective classes.

Triplett, a senior forward, was named to the Class AA-A girls first team.

Three Philip Barbour players earned second-team honors. They included junior midfielder Payton Gregory, senior defender Brittany Lawrence and senior keeper Cloie Mossesso.

Pocahontas County junior midfielder Savannah McMillion also was named to the second unit.

PB sophomore midfielder Ethan Gregory earned first-team honors in Class AA-A.

Honorable mention selections included Elkins senior midfielder Isabella Karlen and Pocahontas County senior forwards Kira Bircher and Laila Calhoun.

Hurst, a junior forward, was honored on the Class AAA boys first unit.

Teammates Dawson Carpenter (senior MF), junior Lane Tenney (junior, MF), Sam Squires (junior, D) and Logan Kelley (senior, GK) were listed as honorable mention.

B-U junior defender Kennedy Samargo was named to the Class AAA girls second team. Junior midfielder Maggie Nolte was an honorable-mention selection.

Ethan Gregory, a sophomore midfielder, received first-team honors on the Class AA-A boys squad.

B-U junior forward Ryan Hurst is a first-team all-state choice by the WVHSSCA.

PB’s Noah Ward (senior, F), Caleb Shipley (senior, MF), Tre Riffle (senior, D) and Hunter Ware (senior, D) were honorable-mention choices, along with Elkins senior defender Devan Fletcher and Pocahontas County senior forward Kolton Alderman.