Junior Charlie Smoak captured 1st Place at the WV Class AA Region II championships this past week at Camp Kidd. His time of 17:18 earned the top spot qualifying him for the WV State Championships this weekend at Cabell-Midland HS. This is the 2nd time Charlie has been named Athlete of the Week. Congrats to Charlie and the entire Tiger team. Best of luck this weekend!
This week we congratulate Addie Berdine on being named our Elkins High Female Athlete of the Week. Last week, Addie competed in the Class AA Region II championships at Camp Kidd. She took top honors finishing in 1st place with a time of 21:59. She and the rest of the Lady Tigers will compete at the WV State CC meet this weekend. This is the 2nd Athlete of the Week honor for Addie. We wish her and the entire TIger team the best of luck this weekend!
This week we honor the EHS Football team as our Male Athletes of the Week. This team sets at 4-2 on the year. Last week due to the WV Covid color map, Randolph Co was gold. Which limited the Tigers to play either another gold county school or one in their own county. It just so happend that we had 2 ranked football teams in their respective classes in our county. The #12 Tigers and the #4 Bulldogs of Tygarts Valley. For the first time, these 2 schools met on the gridiron for Varsity play. It was no disappointment either. Both teams grinded it out with the Bulldogs coming out fast and ferocious taking an early 21-7 lead in the 1st quarter. But the Tigers coaching staff didn’t panic and this resonated to the players as well. They chipped away in the 2nd quarter and found themselves ahead by 2 leading into halftime. They never looked back as they claimed a 39-34 victory. It is easy to agree that both teams are very special this year and we believe are going to do great things as the season unfolds. This win had multiple outstanding moments and individuals who put up great stats, but at EPT&SIC we truly feel this was a team win that each player taking the field contributed and helped secure the win. This was a great job by the coaching staff making adjustments as the game was being played out. We say congratulations to the EHS Football team and coaches! They are now setting in the 11th spot during a bye week. Keep up the great work Tigers!
This week we celebrate our female athletes by recognizing the Elkins High School Cheerleaders! Last week during the Facebook Livestream game against Tygarts Valley, for the first time the fans and general public could watch and hear our cheerleaders doing their thing. They sounded and looked awesome! Their enthusiasm and school spirit really came through. We can’t imagine how difficult it has been for this group traveling away for select games and cheering for a very limited and social distanced crowd, but they continue to work hard and embrace cheer and support the team each game. Congratulations to the EHS cheerleaders. We are proud of you and wish you the best this year!
This week we take to the links to introduce our male athlete of the week. Tanner Miller, a sophomore on the Elkins High golf team was the Tigers only member to qualify for the West Virginia State Golf Tourney being played at Olgebay Resort Golf course in Wheeling, WV this week. At regional play last week, Tanner shot an 85 in the Class AA Region II match at the Clarksburg Country club ensuring his spot in state play! We want to congratulate Tanner and wish him the best of luck!
This weeks female athlete of the week is Dacey Arbogast. A senior on the Lady Tigers volleyball team, Dacey brings a terrific work ethic to every practice and game. She is delivering a 98% serve reliability this year ensuring each time she takes the service box, the Tigers are a high probability of winning the point. She may be quiet on the court, but her ability to organize the offense and deliver perfect sets has led to the Tigers high kill rate at the net and is one of the reasons for their success this season. Congrats to Dacey and the entire girls volleyball team this year!