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EHS golfers second; MHS?wins PVC

September 11, 2012
By Edgar Kelley - Sports Editor ( , The Inter-Mountain

North Marion claimed top honors in a tri-match Monday at the Elks Country Club.

The Huskies captured first place with score of 161, just ahead of Elkins (165) and Buckhannon-Upshur (167).

Ryan Powell and Austin Swagger both shot 38 to lead North Marion.

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Elkins High School’s Alex Baird swings away in the Tigers’ match against Buckhannon-Upshur and North Marion Monday at the Elks Country Club.

Alex Baird and Kollin Hopwood hit 39s to lead the Tigers. Branden Hammond chipped in with a 40 and Kole Hopwood shot a 47.

The Buccaneers' Dalton Westfall was the low-medalist for the match with a 38. Stetson West followed with a 40 for B-U.

"We need to try and work the rust off our games before the postseason begins," Elkins coach Dave Baird said. "Hopefully we start playing better, because we have some big matches coming up."

Elkins will play its final home match of the season Wednesday against Robert C. Byrd. The Tigers will travel to Clarksburg on Monday for the Big 10 Conference Championships.

MHS?CLAIMS?TITLE: Moorefield won the Potomac Valley golf championship after shooting a 398 on Monday.

Tucker County (402), Pocahontas County (405), Tygarts Valley (412) and East Hardy (438) rounded out the field.

"It was a great match and a real close one," Tygarts Valley coach Mitch Channell said. "Our team played very well today. They've worked hard and came a long way this season - I couldn't be happier for them."

Channell and Moorefield coach Donna Riggleman were named PVC?Co-coaches of the Year after the match.

The Yellow Jackets were paced by Quincy Fraley's 94.

Colleen Connelly and Noah Carr followed with 100 for MHS.

Tucker County's Lucas Bast and Pocahontas County's Andrew Morrison both shot 91 to tie for low-medalists.

Alex Hinzman earned all-conference honors and led Tygarts Valley with a 102. Jared Wegman and Casey Martel both followed with 103.

Korey Foltz led East Hardy with a 94.

The Bulldogs will travel to Pocahontas County on Wednesday.



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