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Tigers look to keep momentum going

ELKINS — Elkins will look for a second straight win when it travels to Rachel to take on North Marion tonight. The Tigers (1-1) are fresh off a 25-14 triumph at Lewis County a week ago. T.J. Guire ran for 163 yards on just 13 carries and scored a touchdown. His TD run covered 88 yards ...

Bulldogs set to play first road contest

Tygarts Valley takes to the road for the first time this season in a 7 p.m. contest at Valley-Wetzel. The Bulldogs have cruised in their first two games at home in wins over Tucker County and Webster County. The senior duo of quarterback Josh Bright and running backs Caden Boggs and ...

EMS boys win, Lady Hornets fall

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School boys soccer team defeated Taylor County, 3-0, Wednesday at Riverbend Park. Caden Boland and Isaac Anger had the opening goals for the Hornets, who are now 2-1 on the season. Lucas D’Angelo and Quincy Miller had assists. Middle school girls ...

Lady Tigers improve to 4-1

ELKINS — The Elkins High School volleyball team improved to 4-1 on the season with a straight set win over Preston Wednesday night at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Tigers won by scores of 25-10, 25-12 and 25-10. The EHS junior varsity also upped their mark to 4-1 by ...

Tiger senior golfers honored during quad with Big 10 foes

ELKINS — Elkins honored its senior golfers during a quad-match held Tuesday at the Elks Course. Harmon Young and Ivan Looney-Sanders were recogonized for the Tigers, who placed third in the match with a team-total 205. Elkins’ Tanner Miller fired a 43 to share low-medalist honors with ...

Lady Tigers best North, 3-1

ELKINS — The Elkins High School girls soccer squad picked up a 3-1 win over North Marion Tuesday in Big 10 Conference play at EHS field. “It was a good win for us,” Lady Tigers coach Scott Cutright said. “We have a young and inexperienced team this season but the last couple of ...

Elkins Middle soccer teams win openers vs. Barbour County

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls soccer team opened their season with a 4-2 win over Barbour County Monday at Riverbend Park. Layla Fletcher tallied a hat trick to lead the Lady Hornets, while Talia Nucilli added a score. Addy Cogar had two assists for the winners, while Danica ...

Two WVU football players test positive

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia’s football team has two active confirmed coronavirus cases, coach Neal Brown said Tuesday. Brown said at his weekly news conference that two freshman walk-ons tested positive, the only such cases in the program. Brown also said a defensive lineman sat ...

Prep cross country season begins

RIDGLEY — The Elkins High School girls cross country team placed second to open the season Saturday at the Frankfort Invitational. The Lady Tigers tallied 107 points in placing behind first-place finisher Philip Barbour’s 58 points. The EHS boys were fifth. With COVID-19 ...

Lady Colts defeat Petersburg, 13-2

PETERSBURG — The Philip Barbour girls soccer team picked up a 13-2 win over Petersburg on Saturday. Junior Graylin Floyd had a goal and three assists to lead the Lady Colts, who also split games against Grafton and Fairmont Senior last week. PB blanked the Lady Bearcats, 10-0, and fell ...

WVU-Oklahoma St. set for 3:30 p.m. start

MORGANTOWN — The Big 12 has announced that WVU’s Saturday, Sept. 26 football conference opener at Oklahoma State in Boone Pickens Stadium will be played at 3:30 p.m. ET and be televised on either ABC or ESPN. The network will be announced later this week after Saturday’s games are played. ...

Doege, RBs shine, WVU beats E. Kentucky

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Jarrett Doege threw three touchdown passes, Leddie Brown and Alec Sinkfield gave West Virginia’s running game a lift it hadn’t seen in quite some time, and the Mountaineers beat Eastern Kentucky 56-10 Saturday. Brown and Sinkfield both finished with career highs of ...

Bucs rally past Colts, 19-10

TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur scored a pair of second-half touchdowns to rally for a 19-10 win over Philip Barbour Friday night at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium. It was the first win of the season for the Bucs, who trailed 10-6 at halftime. After a scoreless first quarter, ...

Tigers get victory over Minutemen

WESTON — Rodney Vandevender had a pair of touchdown runs in the fourth quarter and the Elkins defense made two late stops in a 25-14 victory over Lewis County on Friday night. The road warrior Tigers led 13-8 at halftime but fell behind with 5:03 left in the third when quarterback ...

Bulldogs blank Highlanders to move to 2-0 on the season

MILL CREEK — Josh Bright accounted for 222 yards total offense and four scores as Tygarts Valley rolled to a 59-0 win over Webster County Friday night at Bulldog Field. After holding the Highlanders (0-2) to a three-and-out on the opening drive of the game, the Bulldogs (2-0) scored on ...

Elkins cross country teams have high expectations

ELKINS — The Elkins High School cross country teams have begun preparation for an exciting season. The Lady Tigers are third in the preseason in Class AA/A ratings (second in AA), while the boys team has entered the season rated 10th (seventh in AA). This year will be looking a lot ...

Mountaineers set to host Colonials today in opener

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown has a soft spot for teams from his native Kentucky, keeping his comments positive for an upcoming opponent that did little right in its opening game. Besides, Eastern Kentucky is his mother’s alma mater. The Mountaineers start the ...

Elkins High honors seniors

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. ...

Tigers face another tough test tonight

ELKINS — Elkins remains on the road tonight as the Tigers travel to Lewis County High School for Week 2 of the high dchool football season. For the Minutemen, a playoff team from a season ago, this will be their first game of the season. Last week’s scheduled contest against ...

Bulldogs look for second win of early season

MILL CREEK — Tygarts Valley seeks its second win of the young season when Webster County visits Bulldog Field today for 7 p.m. contest. The Bulldogs opened the season with a 34-6 win over visiting Tucker County last Friday as Jace Swecker accounted for 118 yards of total offense and ...