During the 3rd quarter of the Elkins vs. TVHS game last Thursday evening, Elliot drove to the basket against a defender and with a soft touch off the glass, he became the All-Time leading scorer in Elkins High School history. That basket gave him 1,293 points breaking Clint Crosston’s record of 1,292 points that stood for 27 years! He finished the game with 13 total points and ended the night at 1,297.
Last night the Tigers ended their season in Sectional play at Bridgeport against the Indians. The Tigers played with tremendous heart. A basket here or there and the outcome may have been different, but what these young student-athletes did this season was re-ignite a spark in Elkins basketball. This seasons crowds were a flashback to what they used to be, there was a sense of pride in the school and community. It was evident last night as the Visitors side was nearly at full capacity. First year Head Coach Amrit Rayfield and his staff deserve a tremendous amount of credit. Their vision and dedication they have brought to this program is contagious.
Elliot finished last nights contest with 18 points and ended his stellar career with 1,315 points. Congratulations to him, the Seniors, the returning players, the Coaches, and the fans!
This week we honor the seniors of the Lady Tigers basketball team. We want to say thank you for your dedication, hard work, and leadership on and off the court! We wish all of you the best of luck in all your future endeavors!
Pictured Left to Right
Haley Smith, Taylor Phillips, Susan Riggleman, Gracee Huffman, Allison Smith, and Sarah Riggleman.
Sarah is this weeks Female Athlete of the Week! Despite battling injuries this season, she is coming off one of her best performances against one of the regions best teams, #7 ranked Lincoln. Sarah had 19 points in the game and dished out several assists. We congratulate Sarah and want to wish the Lady Tigers good luck entering Sectional play!
This week we reached out to the bench play of the Elkins Tigers basketball team. In particular, Zach Miller. Zach, a transfer from Philip-Barbour soon realized the intensity of the rivalry game against Buckhannon-Upshur! His play coming off the bench Friday night was huge! He dropped a career high 17 points in the game and was one of the main reasons the Tigers came out of Tennerton with the W!
Congrats to Zach and the entire Tiger team!
Hannah Phillips had an outstanding showing last week in the Regional Swim Championships! She qualified in the Individual
500m Freestyle and the 100m Breaststroke events, as well as, a member of both the girls relay teams that qualified! We are extremely proud of Hannah’s hard work and we want to wish her and the entire EHS Swim Team the best of luck at States! Congratulations!
This week we are honoring 2 male athletes who have qualified for the State Swim Championships!
Austin, a sophomore has qualified to compete in the 100 meter Butterfly.
Elijah, a junior has qualified to compete in the 200 meter Individual Medley (IM).
We are extremely proud of both of these EHS Athletes and we wish them the best of luck at States!! Congratulations!