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Grafton girls slip past Philip Barbour, 49-44

Posted: Monday, Dec 22nd, 2014
PHILIPPI -- Some strong rebounding, and some clutch free-throw shooting, was once again the key to victory for the Grafton High School Girls' Basketball Team, as the Lady Bearcats pulled out a hard-fought 49-44 win over the home-standing Philip Barbour Lady Colts here on Wednesday, December 17.
This Big Ten Conference victory lifted Grafton's record up to 4-1

Chief Beltner takes a slim lead into the Bowl Bonanza

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
Only 38 games remain in our 2014 Mountain Statesman Football Forecast, and Grafton City Police Chief Bobby Beltner will take a slim lead into the Bowl Bonanza.
The final week of the regular season featured the trio of Beltner, Shawn Nines and this scribe posting identical 12-3 records, while John Bord turned in a 10-5 mark.
So, the current season

Bearcats open their season with two wins in the Sam Bord Memorial Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
GRAFTON -- The Grafton High School Bearcats opened their season with two wins in the boy's division of the Sam Bord Memorial Scholarship Tournament that was held here in the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium last Thursday, December 11, and Friday, December 12.
The Bearcats knocked off the Berkeley Springs Indians, 70-40, in opening-round action on Thursday.
Then, they handed

Moses is a Second-Team all-state defensive back

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
GRAFTON -- The members of the West Virginia Sport Writers Association have granted Grafton High School's utility man Nate Moses with Class AA Second-Team all-state football honors.
Moses rushed for 972 yards and 14 touchdowns on just 98 carries, and he caught 34 passes for 521 yards and six touchdowns this fall. Plus, the speed-blessed senior piled up

Lady Bearcats split their first two games

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
GRAFTON -- Two juniors, Tessa Clark and Siera Gabbert, scored in double figures here in the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium on Friday, December 5, to lead the Grafton High School Lady Bearcats to a season-opening victory over the Elkins Lady Tigers, 47-30.
Clark turned in a double/double-figures performance of 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Gabbert chipped in with

West Virginia to face Texas A&M

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The West Virginia University Mountaineers will make their first AutoZone Liberty Bowl appearance in half a century when it meets the Texas A&M Aggies at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 29, inside of the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. This contest will be televised live on ESPN.
This marks the 33rd bowl invitation for the

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