Lenny Roach and Rachel Buser each won individual titles while leading their respective teams to victory in a cross country meet held at Warm Springs Middle School on Tuesday, October 2.
The boys team easily beat Paw Paw, 16 to 45, while the girls won uncontested. Even if the other teams would have had full squads it is unlikely they would have had any chance of beating the Indians, since the Tribe finished one, two, three, five.
On Thursday, October 4, the Berkeley Springs boys soccer team defeated Keyser 7-2 at Morgan Field in Berkeley Springs.
The Indians dominated the action, outshooting their Mineral County rival 27-5, on their way to the comfortable victory. Leading 3-1 at the half, Berkeley Springs added four more goals in the second half for the final margin of victory.
The Berkeley Springs High School Volleyball team tasted victory twice last week, beating Hancock on Monday, October 1 and East Hardy on Wednesday, October 3.
It was just what the doctor ordered after the Indians' recent struggles, although their losses were to some of the best teams in the tri-state area, including the top rated team in West Virginia, Class AAA, Hedgesville.
Amanda Waltman has done a great job in goal this year for the Berkeley Springs High School girls soccer team. Indian coach Rocky Riffle has described her as having the best hands of any goalie in the state and she lived up to the billing on Monday, September 24, stopping 14 shots, as the Indians defeated Petersburg 1-0, in Petersburg, for her fifth shutout of the year.
"Our defense was outstanding," Riffle said. "We have been shuffling the lineup because of injuries and the girls have played well. In fact, against Petersburg, we had to play shorthanded for much of the game because of a red card. This was our second win of the year over Petersburg and will help with our sectional seeding. I am glad we got out of there (Petersburg) with a win."
The Berkeley Springs boys soccer team started last week with an 8-2 over Petersburg, before the injury-ridden team dropped a pair of games, losing to Mercersburg Academy, 5-0, on Wednesday, September 26 in Mercersburg, Pa. and to St. James Academy, 5-1, in Hagerstown, Md. on Saturday, September 26, 5-1.
The Tribe invaded Petersburg on Monday, September 24, and disposed of the Vikings 8-2, outscoring their Grant County rival 4-1 in each half.
Berkeley Springs finished fifth in the Region II, Class AA golf Tournament, played on Monday, September 24, at Tygarts Lake Golf Course in Grafton.
Grafton, led by low medalist Adam Ware's 76, easily defeated the Region II field. Their total of 319, was 29 strokes better than runner-up Frankfort's 349 total. Petersburg finished third with 353, followed by Philip Barbour 378, Berkeley Springs 379, Braxton County 380, Lincoln 387 and Keyser 390.
On Saturday, September 29, Berkeley Springs High School traveled to Hereford, Maryland for the Bull Run Invitational Cross Country Meet. This is the largest meet the Indians have competed in this year and provided a stern test for all involved. The meet featured four divisions: small school, medium school, large school and elite.
Junior Lenny Roach continued his impressive season, winning the small school division comprised of 26 teams and 197 runners. Roach's winning time of 16:46 was 15 seconds better than that of Kyle Andrews of Oakland Mills. Roach's time was only bettered by one runner in all four divisions combined.
Berkeley Springs traveled to Ridgley on Friday, September 21, for a showdown with longtime rival Frankfort. The Indians rolled the dice in overtime and escaped with a three-point victory, 26-23.
After Frankfort kicked a successful 22-yard field goal in overtime to take a 23-20 lead, Berkeley Springs, facing a fourth down from inside the Falcon one yard line, decided to forgo the tie and go for the win. Cody Reed, who had 151 yards rushing, took the handoff from Matt Colwell and leaped into the end zone for the win.
The Berkeley Springs High School Volleyball Team picked up an important win on Monday, September 17, when they beat Petersburg in straight games by scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 25-20, respectively, for their third win of the year.
"This was a huge sectional win for us," said coach Phil Hofe. "Our hitting is becoming more effective, and Courtney (Jones) had a great night with 21 kills. We needed that win for our confidence."