Toothman Ford donates to the GHS track teams

Toothman Ford finance manager, Danny Leach, presents a check to GHS head track coach, Wes Norris, on behalf of JR Toothman. Toothman Ford has been the proud sponsor of the Toothman Ford invitational for the last six years. The invitational is open to all middle school track programs in the area.

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Reign finishes 1-1-1 at WVSA Open

BARBOURSVILLE – The Taylor County Reign U12 girls soccer team headed to Barboursville last weekend to battle for the 2018 WVSA Cup. The girls fought hard all weekend and came away with a 1-1-1 record. On Saturday morning the Reign defeated Kanawha Valley 7-1 as Jennah Charlton led the way with three goals including one on a penalty kick.

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Brayden Palmer takes first in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG—With the school sports season coming to an end many of our local athletes are starting to compete in their summer schedules. Whether it’s travel baseball, summer basketball or youth wrestling tournaments our kids are keeping a busy schedule throughout the summer.

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Be sure to check out Friday’s edition of the Mountain Statesman for Taylor County Little League highlights and results.

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GHS track team runs best times of year at state competition

CHARLESTON—Several members of the Grafton High School track team made the two hour journey to Charleston last week to compete in the West Virginia AA state track meet. The athletes that competed in the “capital city” were Blaise Nibert, Austin Timmons, Austin Saltis, Matthew Cather, Devin Criss, Christopher Loomis, Sarah Snider, Shayla Poling, Tehya Hern and Brooke Runner. In the boys events, Blaise Nibert placed 14th in the preliminary events in the 200 meters with a time of 24.10. Teammate Christopher Loomis competed in the high jump but was not able to record a height.

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Christopher Loomis named Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Christopher Loomis has been named the Grafton High School student-athlete of the week for his performance at the regional track meet at North Marion.

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Taylor County Reign U12 records 10th win

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Reign U12 girls soccer team recorded their tenth win of the season on Wednesday night to bring their season record to 10-3-1. So far this season the Reign offense has been dominate as they have out-scored their opponents 51 to 24.

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GHS baseball season comes to an end at Keyser

KEYSER—The Grafton High School baseball team headed to Keyser on Saturday to play in the third round of their sectional tournament. The Cats put two runs up in the first, but their bats went silent over the last four innings as they fall to the Golden Tornado 9 to 4. The Cats got on the board first as TJ Summers scored on a single by Devin Vanscoy then added another run when Dillon Williams came across the plate on a single by Garrett Moats.

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Ten GHS runners qualify for State Track Meet

FARMINGTON—The Grafton High School track team completed last week in the regional track meet, at North Marion High School. The Bearcats ran against teams from North Marion, Oak Glen, Fairmont Senior, East Fairmont, Weir, Frankfort, Philip Barbour, Berkeley Springs, Petersburg and Keyser.

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TCMS track ends season at Harry Green Invitational

BRIDGEPORT—The Taylor County Middle School track team ran their final events of the season last Saturday, at the Harry Green Invitational at Bridgeport High School. The track at Wayne Jamison Field was packed with runners from Ritchie County, Winfield, Hurricane, Wildwood, Doddridge County, Buckhannon, Bridgeport, Central Preston, Mountaineer Middle, Park Middle, Suncrest, Williamstown, St. Francis, Mountaineer Middle (Harrison), Washington Irving, Wood County, Tyler Consolidated, Gilmer County, Davis Thomas, South Harrison, RL Bland, Ripley, Tygarts Valley, Pleasants County, Elkins, and Lincoln.

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TCMS Lady Knights finish 1 and 1 at State Farm Classic

BARRACKSVILLE—The Taylor County Middle School softball team headed to Barracksville over the weekend, to play in the State Farm Classic. The Lady Knights opened their tournament schedule with an 11—0 win over Ritchie County. The Knights were impressive in the field, as they did not record an error in the contest.

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TCMS track teams compete in 5th Annual Toothman Ford Invitational

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Middle School Knights held one of the largest middle school track meets in the area last Saturday night, as they welcomed teams to the 5th Annual Toothman Ford Invitational. The Knights hosted teams from Doddridge County, Bridgeport, Mountaineer Middle, Central Preston, Washington Irving, South Harrison, South Preston and Tucker Valley.

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