Lady Bearcats fall to Byrd 43 to 27

CLARKSBURG—The Grafton High School girls basketball team headed to Clarksburg last Thursday night to battle the Lady Eagles of RCB. Neither team could find their offense early in the game, but the Eagles found it late to come away with a 43—27 win. The two teams could only manage a combined six points in the first quarter, as the Eagles took the lead 4—2. The score improved slightly in the second quarter, as the Cats scored eight and the Eagles scored 12. At the half the score was RCB 16 and GHS 10.

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Lady Knights place second at West Fairmont

FAIRMONT —The Taylor County Middle School Lady Knights played their final game of the 2017-2018 season in the finals of the West Fairmont year end tournament. In the finals, the Lady Knights battled the West Fairmont Cubs. The Cubs dominated from the start of the contest on their way to a 47—23 victory. The Knights were led in scoring by Frederique Maloley with six points, followed by Alyssa Satterfield with four points.

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Daetwyler and Shaver qualify for state air rifle competition

GRAFTON – As many of the loyal WVU fans know, the WVU Rifle Team is one of the best if not the best college team in the land. To go along with having a superior program the Mountaineers have one of the best facilities to practice their trade. Two local girls will get to experience this first hand as they travel to Morgantown this Saturday to compete in the 2018 4H State Air Rifle Championships. Kristi Daetwyler and Olivia Shaver have earned the right to represent Taylor County in this competition that takes place at the WVU rifle range. The girls shot their way to Morgantown by finishing fifth and seventh at the 4H Regional competition at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School a few weeks ago. Daetwyler finished in fifth place while Shaver placed seventh.

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Grafton Cubs continue to roll at Clarksburg

CLARKSBURG—The Grafton Bearcub youth wrestling team continue their very impressive season last weekend at the Clarksburg Panther Invitational. The Cubs had two first place finishers and 11 more finishers in the top four. The two first place finishers were Autumn Knotts (11/12 HWT) and Garrett Davis (8U 75), while Ian Glaspell (6U 75), Brayden Palmer (11/12 85, 90, 96) and JW Nestor (6U 60) finished in second place.

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Grafton Biddy League to host youth basketball tournaments

GRAFTON – The Grafton Biddy League just announced they will be hosting two youth basketball tournaments this winter at the Saint Augustine Social Center. The first tournament will be the Dougie Rogers Memorial Tournament. This tournament will be open to teams in grades third-sixth, and is scheduled to be played February 26 through March 3.

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GHS Wrestlers get set for Regionals

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School wrestling team will be looking to qualify for the state wrestling tournament later this week. They will head to Braxton County High School today and tomorrow to compete in the Region II Championships. Noah Hodges will be hoping to make his third straight appearance in Huntington, if he qualifies this Saturday. Garrett Ware and Keith Hodges have also seen action at the state tournament but must first qualify this weekend.

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Wrestling cubs have great showing in Keyser

KEYSER—The Grafton Bearcub youth wrestling team headed to Keyser last Saturday to compete in the Winter Storm Classic. The Bearcubs had five wrestlers finish in fourth place or better and even had one six year old finish in first place.

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Lady Knights swat Hornets

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Middle School Lady Knights played another home contest on Monday night as they hosted the Hornets of East Fairmont. The Lady Knights dominated from the start on their way to a 49 to 27 victory. The Lady Knights came out of the gate on fire as they outscored Fairmont 15 to 2 in the first quarter. The Knights then matched their first quarter point total in the second as they took a commanding 30 to 9 lead into the locker room at the half. The Hornets came out inspired in the third as they won the quarter 12 to 10. The Knights took care of business in the final quarter to come away with the lop-sided win.

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TCMS Knights fall to Belington

BELINGTON—The Taylor County Middle School boys basketball team made the 45 minute voyage to Belington,, last Tuesday night to battle the Hawks of Belington Middle School. The Knights fought hard but in the end the Hawks were too much as they went on to win 30 to 27. The Hawks and Knights had trouble finding the goal in the first quarter as both teams recorded seven points in the book. The second proved more of the same as neither team could get their offense to spark. At the half the Hawks held a two point lead over the Knights.

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Grafton Biddy League to host youth basketball tournaments

GRAFTON – The Grafton Biddy League just announced they will be hosting two youth basketball tournaments this winter at the Saint Augustine Social Center. The first tournament will be the Dougie Rogers Memorial Tournament. This tournament will be open to teams in grades third-sixth, and is scheduled to be played February 26 through March 3.

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Lady Bearcats fall to Cougars

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School girls basketball team hosted the Lincoln Cougars last week in Big Ten basketball conference action. The GHS girls never found their spark on the offensive side of the court, and they went on to lose to the Cougars 66—25.

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Shumaker wins Most Outstanding Wrestler

FAIRMONT -- The Taylor County Middle School Knights had a strong performance at the Mason Dixon Conference tournament on Saturday. The Knights finished ninth in a field of 20 teams. Eli Shumaker went 4-0 in the 123 pound division with all wins coming from pins. Shumaker recorded a final season record of 35-1 taking first place and winning the Most Outstanding Wrestler award.

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GHS swimmers compete at Region III

BUCKHANNON—The Grafton High School swim team headed back to Buckhannon last Saturday, to compete in the WV Region III swimming Championships at WVWC. The swimming Cats swam some of their best times of the year, but the times were not good enough as no Bearcat swimmer advanced into the state finals.

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GHS swimmers compete at Region III

BUCKHANNON—The Grafton High School swim team headed back to Buckhannon last Saturday, to compete in the WV Region III swimming Championships at WVWC. The swimming Cats swam some of their best times of the year, but the times were not good enough as no Bearcat swimmer advanced into the state finals.

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GHS swimmers compete at Region III

BUCKHANNON—The Grafton High School swim team headed back to Buckhannon last Saturday, to compete in the WV Region III swimming Championships at WVWC. The swimming Cats swam some of their best times of the year, but the times were not good enough as no Bearcat swimmer advanced into the state finals.

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GHS wrestlers finish 6th at Big Ten Championships

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School wrestling team hosted the Big Ten Championships this past weekend at the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium. The Cats welcomed teams from all over north central West Virginia, and some of the best wrestlers in the entire state. In fact, most of these wrestlers will see action at the state tournament in a couple of weeks.

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TCMS eighth grade winter athletes honored on special night

PRUNTYTOWN—The Taylor County Middle School basketball teams played in front of a packed house last Thursday night, as they hosted Central Preston on eighth grade night. Both the varsity boys and varsity girls were in action, and in between the games, the eighth graders that played winter sports were honored. The student-athletes were escorted by their parents across the court in front of family and friends.

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  • Knights defeat Elkins Middle

    GRAFTON—The Taylor County Middle School boys basketball team played their final home contest last Thursday night, as they hosted the Elkins Hornets. The TCMS boys used a strong fourth quarter to defeat Elkins 50—36. Ryan Maier led the Knights with 18 points, followed by Andrew Irvine with 12. The remaining Knights in the scoring column were Justin Spiker (10), Tanner Moats (4), James Hoskins (4) and Cayden Boylen (2).

  • Bearcats place Second at Regionals

    FLATWOODS – The Grafton High School Bearcat wrestling team competed in the WV Region II Championships last weekend at Braxton County High School, in Flatwoods. The Bearcats represented their hometown well, as they came back to GHS with a second place finish in the team competition. To go along with the second place finish, the Cats qualified five individuals to wrestle in the WV state tournament in Huntington. In individual competition, Noah Hodges (113), Keith Skaggs (120) and Garrett Ware (285) were all crowned Region II champions, as they took top honors in their division.

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FLATWOODS – The Grafton High School Bearcat wrestling team competed in the WV Region II Championships last weekend at Braxton County High School, in Flatwoods. The Bearcats represented their hometown well, as they came back to GHS with a second place finish in the team competition. To go along with the second place finish, the Cats qualified five individuals to wrestle in the WV state tournament in Huntington. In individual competition, Noah Hodges (113), Keith Skaggs (120) and Garrett Ware (285) were all crowned Region II champions, as they took top honors in their division.

Bearcats place Second at Regionals