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EHS, B-U spikers win; Colts claim sectional title

October 19, 2012
By Andrew Davis Staff Writer and Jesse Skiles Sports Correspondent , The Inter-Mountain

The Elkins High School volleyball team defeated Grafton 3-0 Thursday in Big 10 Conference action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium.

The Lady Tigers (6-9) won all three sets of the match, 25-10, 25-12 and 25-16.

Kaitlyn Miller had 13 kills, while Amiah Price added five ace serves and three kills for Elkins.

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Elkins High School’s Kaitlyn Miller goes up for a shot in front of a pair of Grafton players Thursday night in the Lady Tigers’ win at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium.

Contrara Huffman chipped in with 14 set assists, while Natalie Green and Taylor Miller had six ace serves for the Lady Tigers.

Delaney Johnson tallied eight kills for Elkins.

The Lady Tigers (3-12) lost the junior varsity contest, 25-22 and 25-13.

Elkins will host rival Buckhannon-Upshur next Tuesday for a Big 10 Conference matchup at 7:30 p.m.

Buckhannon-Upshur 3,

Lincoln 0

TENNERTON?- Buckhannon-Upshur continued to roll through its successful volleyball season Thursday night, producing another Big 10 Conference victory over Lincoln.

"Once again we came out with a win, but still did not play to our full potential," Buckhannon-Upshur coach Sheena Westfall said. "If we want to be sectional or regional champions, we have to stop giving up so many points. Lincoln gained many of their points tonight off our errors and that's unacceptable, especially at this point in the season."

Lincoln played the Lady Bucs very tough in the first set before B-U prevailed late, 25-19. Buckhannon-Upshur won the second game 25-12 and closed out the match with a 25-11 win in the third set.

Leah Blend continued her stellar play at the net, recording a match-high 13 kills. She was complemented by Sarah Gillsepie and MacKenzie Leigh with six apiece. Sarah Ling led with eight digs, while Courtney Reed tallied seven.

Lindsey Wagoner had a solid night setting with 25 assists, while Reed led with eight service aces.

"We did step up in our serving tonight, with a variety of girls providing aces," Westfall said.

Buckhannon-Upshur improves to 21-4-2 with the victory and will travel to Elkins on Tuesday.

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Prep Soccer

Philip Barbour 8,

Berkeley Springs 5

PHILIPPI?- Freshman Nick Triplett scored three goals as Philip Barbour claimed the Class AA, Region II, Section 1 championship with an 8-5 win over Berkeley Springs Thursday night at George Byrer Field.

With the win the Colts improve to 12-8-1 and will face either Bridgeport or Notre Dame in regional action on Tuesday.

Saige Cline, Isaiah Summerfield, Quentin Mouser and Travis Booth added goals for Philip Barbour.

Goal keeper Tyler Schiefelbein had 15 saves in net for the Colts.



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