This week we congratulate our Female Athlete of the Week, Alexa Price. Last week during the Tigers game against Robert C. Byrd, Alexa delivered a Hat-Trick scoring all 3 goals for the Lady Tigers. They won the contest by a score of 3-1. Price scored her first 2 goals in the first half, then netted her 3rd score on a PK kick in the 2nd half sealing the win. Congratulations to Alexa and the Lady Tigers.
Rodney Vandevender is our male athlete of the week. Last Friday night, Rodney put together a stellar performance as the Tigers routed the Colts of Philip-Barbour 36-0. Rodney was responsible for a total of 4 scores. The senior had 2 passing TD’s to teammate, Dante Ramirez. He was 4 for 7 passing for a total of 84 yds. On the ground, Vandevender rushed for 114 yds and 2 rushing TD’s from 4 and 15 yds out. He connected on 3 two-point conversions as well. The Tigers are now 2-2 and getting more production from a number of players. Congratulations to Rodney and the entire Tiger team!
This weeks female athlete of the week is Junior Alexa Triplett. The girls soccer team is off to a terrific start and it starts with great leadership on and off the field. Alexa scored a pair of goals this past week in wins over Pocahontas County and North Marion. She has been a vocal leader to a rather young team and by working hard every day in practice and showing that same intensity on game day, it has pushed the younger players to bring up the level of their game. We want to congratulate Alexa and all the Lady Tigers on what is shaping up for not only a great season, but a continued successful program in girls soccer at Elkins High.
This week we look to the gridiron for our male athlete of the week. Standout TJ Guire has started off the season where he left off last year. The Tiger has been a presence on both sides of the ball this early season. This past Friday evening against North Marion, TJ showed his speed and versatility with a 63yd TD scamper. He tallied 115 total rushing yards on 10 carries. This after having to leave the game in the 3rd quarter due to a knee injury. We at Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic are keeping TJ in our thoughts and the Medical team in hopes to see him back out there this year. We are continually impressed at the hard work and dedication the entire Tiger team puts forth each and every week. Congratulations TJ!
Congratulations to Charlie for his runner-up finish at the Frankfurt Invitational cross country meet this past Saturday. Charlie broke the old course record by 23 seconds and was just 2/10 of a second off of first place and the new course record! We are proud of Charlie and the entire Tiger team for keeping the faith they would compete this year and worked every day over the summer in a time of such uncertainty. All the area athletes and students continue to be the bright light in our community and we are proud and happy to continue the 3rd Annual Athlete of the Week this year!