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Bulldogs drop 3-2 decision to Gilmer

GLENVILLE — The Tygarts Valley baseball team dropped a 3-2 decision to Gilmer County on Friday night. Both squads received strong pitching in the game. Matthew Pratt started and went five innings for the Bulldogs. He gave up three runs on five hits, striking out 10 and walking just one ...

Tucker girls capture sectional title

HAMBLETON — Tucker County took its first step in advancing to the state tournament for the 17th straight season by defeating Union, 74-50, Thursday night in the Class A, Region II, Section 1 title game. The Lady Mountain Lions are now 15-4. They are slated to host a co-regional final ...

Bulldogs turn up defense to down Tucker

MILL CREEK — With its offense struggling early, Tygarts Valley turned up the defense in a dominating second quarter in claiming a 54-42 win over Class A, No. 9 Tucker County Thursday night at Weber-Wamsley Court. “We really got off to a slow start,” said Bulldogs coach Tom ...

EHS tennis teams open campaign

CLARKSBURG — The Elkins High School girls and boys tennis teams opened the season by sweeping Liberty Tuesday at the Robert C. Byrd High School courts. Earning wins for the Lady Tigers in singles were No. 1 Macy Reckart (8-4), No. 2 Natalie Sutton (8-1), and No. 4 Sophia Putnam ...

No. 3 Pendleton cruises to victory over Petersburg

FRANKLIN — Class A, No. 3 Pendleton County held Petersburg scoreless in the first quarter en route to a 72-28 win on Thursday night. The Wildcats improved to 11-0 and will travel to No. 9 Tucker County this evening. Bailey Thompson led Pendleton County with 14 points, followed by Josh ...

WVU guard Gondrezick taken fourth in WNBA Draft

MORGANTOWN — Redshirt senior guard Kysre Gondrezick of the West Virginia University women’s basketball was selected with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2021 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft on Thursday evening. Following Thursday’s selection, ...

Tiger seniors get win on their night

ELKINS — On a night their careers were celebrated, Elkins High School’s senior players contributed early in deciding the outcome of Wednesday night’s victory over Pocahontas County at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The Tigers started all five seniors — Mitchell Price, ...

Bulldogs roll to 75-38 win over Hundred

MILL CREEK — Four players landed in double figures as Tygarts Valley cruised to a 75-38 decision over Hundred Wednesday night at Weber-Wamsley Court. Paden Haney led the Bulldogs with 17 points, followed by Aiden Row with 13, Ashton Workman with 12 and Riley Tackett with 10. Workman ...

COVID puts halt to Lady Tigers’ season; PB girls advance

ELKINS — The Elkins High School girls basketball team’s season ended without an outcome on the floor. Due to COVID-19 issues with Liberty’s team, Wednesday’s Class AAA, Region II, Section 2 semifinal matchup at Lewis County was not played. The Lady Tigers had defeated the Lady ...

Elkins track and field teams have strong 2021 debuts

TENNERTON — After a year of absence due to COVID-19, Elkins High School took to the track Tuesday in the first meet of the season hosted by Buckhannon-Upshur High School. The Tigers found success often on the day. Opening up with the first event on the track was the Lady Tigers’ ...

Lady Bulldogs fall in sectionals

MILL CREEK — A cold-shooting performance doomed Tygarts Valley as Pocahontas County claimed a 37-29 win in Class A, Region II, Section 2 play Tuesday night at Weber-Wamsley Court. The Lady Bulldogs, who ended the season 8-7, shot just 25 percent from the floor. Despite just ...

Liberty uses 16-hit attack to best Tigers

CLARKSBURG — Liberty plated seven runs over the first two innings to hand Elkins a 12-2 setback in six innings Tuesday in Big 10 Conference play. Jayce Clevenger, Zach Womeldorff and Jacob Fahey led the Mountaineers’ 16-hit attack with two safeties and two RBIs apiece. Dustyn ...

Simon pitches Lady Colts to win; EHS swept

PHILIPPI — Sara Simon fanned 11 and didn’t surrender a hit or run in five-plus innings of relief as Philip Barbour notched its first win of the season in a 7-5 victory over Grafton Tuesday in Big 10 Conference play. The Lady Colts (1-1) trailed 5-2 before plating three runs in the ...

Hornets sweep Tucker Valley in finale

PARSONS — The Elkins Middle School varsity boys basketball team closed the season with a 43-42 win over Tucker Valley on Tuesday night. The Hornets, who finished the campaign with an 8-6 record, took the lead with just 7.5 seconds left in regulation. “We fought an uphill battle all ...

Lady Tigers visit Lewis tonight

ELKINS — The Elkins High School girls basketball team visits top-seed Lewis County at 7 p.m. today in Class AAA, Region II, Section 2 semifinal action. The winner will face the victor of today’s other semifinal game between Robert C. Byrd and Lincoln in Friday’s title game.

Lady Tigers advance in sectionals

ELKINS — Sophomore Autumn Lane and freshman Gracelin Corley combined for 36 points to help lead Elkins to a 52-36 win over Liberty Monday night in Class AAA, Region II, Section 2 action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium. The fourth-seeded Lady Tigers (2-12) will now visit top ...

Colts edge Bees on Webster’s late basket

PHILIPPI — DeShawn Webster’s layup just before time expired lifted Philip Barbour to a 58-56 win over Big 10 Conference and sectional foe East Fairmont on Monday night. The Colts (5-7) built a 17-5 lead after one quarter and carried a 33-25 cushion into the intermission. The Bees ...

PB baseball, softball teams fall to RCB

CLARKSBURG — Philip Barbour opened the season with an 8-1 loss to Robert C. Byrd Monday in Big 10 Conference play. The Colts were limited to just four hits in the game. They trailed 7-0 after two innings as the Eagles struck for two runs in the first and five more in the second ...

Bucs coast to Big 10 win over Tigers

TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur limited Elkins to just seven field goals in the second half in rolling to an 82-40 win Friday night in Big 10 Conference action. The Bucs (10-4) held a slim 16-15 lead after one quarter before outscoring the Tigers 25-8 in the second to open up a 41-23 lead ...

TV girls, Pocahontas drop games

BLACKSVILLE — Clay-Battelle held off Tygarts Valley, 41-38, on Friday night. The Lady Bulldogs (8-6) will host Pocahontas County at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Class A, Region II, Section 2 tourney play. Alivia Ammons fired in 24 points for the Lady Cee Bees, who led 20-17 at halftime and 29-28 ...