Elkins High honors seniors

Soccer teams and volleyball recognized

The Inter-Mountain photos by Joey Kittle Elkins High School senior Patrick Simms attempts to get past a Lincoln defender Thursday night in Big 10 Conference play at the EHS field.

ELKINS – Senior players on the Elkins High School boys and girls soccer and volleyball teams were honored Thursday night during contests against Lincoln.

“We felt we should recognize our seniors with the opportunity we had tonight,” EHS athletic director Ross Ware said. “With the uncertainity of the (COVID-19) pandemic, we wanted to make sure they got their due honors, along with the seniors from Lincoln.”

The Tiger boys soccer squad earned their first victory of the season with a convincing 11-2 win over the Cougars in the first contest of the evening.

Freshman Gavin Boland had four goals for Elkins, which led by a slim 3-2 margin at halftime before erupting for eight unanswered goals in the second half.

Max Jackson and Austin Elliott added three goals each, while Patrick Simms added a score.

Elkins High School’s Olivia Guire goes up for a block during Thursday night’s match against Lincoln at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium.

The EHS girls soccer team battled Lincoln in Thursday’s late game.

Two senior EHS boys soccer players and one girls soccer player were recognized.

Inside Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium, the Lady Tigers outlasted Lincoln in five sets to improve to 2-1 on the young season.

After dropping the first two sets by scores of 18-25, Elkins took the third game, 25-16, and the fourth set, 25-21, to set up the tiebreaking fifth set, which the Lady Tigers won by the count of 15-7.

The EHS JV squad lost a 2-1 decision (14-25, 25-10, 13-25) in the preliminary contest to fall to 2-1.

Eight Lady Tiger seniors were honored on the evening.

All three teams are scheduled to remain home on Tuesday to face North Marion.


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