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Studio C welcomes registrants all summer long

GRAFTON—Studio C offers a variety of dance courses, for a range of ages, providing a little something for everyone that is looking to move to the beat.

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Improved times and finishes as championship meet draws near for the Grafton Gators

BUCKHANNON— The Grafton Gators continue to grow, as the season championship meet draws near. On Tuesday, the team traveled to Buckhannon-Upshur High School, taking to the waters against the Barbour County Swim Team (BCST) and created some waves with more than 20 first place finishes.

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Get up, get out and Get Moving! during the 2022 Day of Play

MORGANTOWN— For the last ten years West Virginia has ranked within the top five in the nation for childhood obesity. To combat the unhealthy statistic, Get Moving! Was founded right here in the Mountain State in 2014 and is inviting local youth to “get moving” during the 2022 Day of Play.

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Online soccer registration starts this weekend

TAYLOR COUNTY—Taylor County Soccer Association (TCSA) will be opening their online registration beginning on Friday, July 1 and will run through Friday, August 5.

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TLPGC continues Youth League after first year success

TAYLOR COUNTY— After seeing great success last summer with the start of their Youth Golf League, Tygart Lake Public Golf Course (TLPGC) has decided to carry on the annual event.

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Open Gym organizers looking to expand with community support

GRAFTON— Locals Chad and Tosha Morris started hosting Open Gym evenings back in May to provide a fun, safe and free environment for Grafton’s youth to remain active and learn basketball skills over the summer months. With the program’s great success, the couple is now looking to grow their offerings.

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Busy stretch brings up slew of top finishes for Grafton Gators

GRAFTON— Competing in four meets over the course of ten days, the Grafton Gators Swim Team has spent more time in the water than out recently, and the proof is in the results of their latest contests.

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Studio C offering four weeks of summer fun through various dance camps

GRAFTON—Summer fun has just begun, and Studio C will be adding to the excitement by offering four weeks of dance camps.

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Gators record over 40 first and second place finishes at recent meet

CLARKSBURG—The Grafton Gators made a splash in the VA pool on Saturday, taking a combine 42 first and second place finishes in the 44 event they were entered.

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WVU football offers camp opportunities

MORGANTOWN—Join the West Virginia University Football Program for the Future Mountaineer Youth/Middle School camp taking place next week.

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Three week period goes live on Monday

TAYLOR COUNTY— Sports teams across the county will be coming together beginning Monday, June 13 for an off-season practice period. The three-week live period provides an opportunity for student athletes to remain active and sharp on their skills for their upcoming seasons, and also gives players who may be wanting to tryout a sport the chance to do so before fully committing.

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Four seasons of hustle pays off for U10 Wildcats

TAYLOR COUNTY—The Taylor County Youth Soccer Association U10 Wildcats recently captured a championship win that has been four seasons in the making.

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TCYF bounces back after a year of low participation

GRAFTON— Last fall, the Taylor County Youth Football (TCYF) program took a hit and was unable to yield a Midget team for the older players in the area. However, this year the program has fully recovered with more than enough athletes to boast three full rosters.

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Studio C puts on memorable two-night showcase

PHILIPPI— Over the weekend, dancers from Studio C put on their first-ever two-night showcase of performances that wowed the crowd. After two years of somewhat unconventional recitals for Studio C, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, owner Casey Cox decided it was time to get back to normal ,encapsulating the dedication of her students and staff with the theme “The Show Must Go On.”

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Annual memorial golf tournament held in honor of Mandy Boyles

TAYLOR COUNTY—The rolling hills and plush greens of Tygart Lake Public Golf Course (TLPGC) will soon be inviting golfers and guests alike to participate in a special event that is set to give back to the youth of the county.

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Sting Rays record stellar season despite falling short in championship

TAYLOR COUNTY—Hoping to reign as second year champions for the NCWV Soccer League, the Taylor County Sting Rays took down three tough competitors before falling in the championship matchup against MCSC Williams.

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Corrected dates for free sports physicals

GRAFTON— In preparation of the upcoming fall sports season, one local health clinic will be offering free sports physicals to Taylor County athletes.

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Four day tennis camp slated for June

GRAFTON—Once again, the Grafton High School (GHS) Tennis program will be providing the opportunity for those within the community to learn the sport and have a bit of fun while doing so.

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Grafton’s Lillie Crimm to represent county and state in Oklahoma with travel softball team

GRAFTON— As the local regular season of girls’ softball comes to a close the travel season is just beginning for the local Base Invaders squads, as well as one promising Grafton player that will play for the elite Black Diamond Express out of Morgantown.

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Free sports physicals for Taylor County athletes

GRAFTON— In preparation of the upcoming fall sports season, one local health clinic will be offering free sports physicals to Taylor County athletes.

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2022 Trump Classic to benefit new baseball field construction

KNOTTSVILLE— The Tygart Lake Public Golf Course invites you to join them on the green on Saturday, July 9 for the 2022 Trump Classic.

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State competiton brings up season bests for GHS track

GRAFTON— The Grafton High School (GHS) girls track team ran their season bests in all five of the track events that they entered for the West Virginia High School State track meet.

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Invaders finish 16-1 with championship victory

GRAFTON—Julie Dowdy’s 11U Base Invaders team has been grabbing the attention of area competitors as they built an impressive winning streak, taking the “W” in more than ten straight games before heading into play-off action.

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Lady Knights Shuttle Relay team earns Athlete of the Week recognition

This week our Taylor County Athlete of the Week recognition has been capture by not only one outstanding local athlete, but four young ladies, that have continuously worked together to become an unstoppable team.

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Angus ready at the reigns to lead and grow Gators program

GRAFTON—While it still may be a little early for most to hit the pool, the Grafton Gators swim team members are braving the cool waters as they prepare for their summer season under new leadership.

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West Virginia Wesleyan softball camp being offer

BUCKHANNON—West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Softball program will be hosting a summer Softball Camp next month, with some prestigious Division II names on the list of instructors.

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Lady Knights softball honors eighth grade members, closes out season against Elkins

GRAFTON— The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Knights softball team hosted the Elkins Lady Hornets this past week in what would be the last game of the season for the Lady Knights and the last game for the eighth graders on the team.

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Emphasis on Regional Meet pays off for Lady ‘Cats track

GRAFTON—Grafton High School will be represented by the Lady Bearcats track team in multiple events next week at state competition.

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Grafton’s season concludes with 9-1 loss to Keyser

KEYSER— The Lady Bearcats struggled to contain Keyser’s offense on Tuesday during championship play, resulting in a season ending loss for the Grafton High School softball program.

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TCMS steals another victory with 25 runs in five innings

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Knights softball program hosted the Lady Colts of Phillip-Barbour Middle School on Thursday. In a high scoring shoot out the Lady Knights would emerge victorious over the newly formed Lady Colts program as both teams were able to mount plenty of offense in the affair as the game ended early in the fifth with a final score of 25-17.

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GHS golf sign-ups underway

GRAFTON— Grafton High School Golf team signups are underway now for the upcoming 2022 season.

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Four straight wins earn Sting Rays Lorenzen Cup

TAYLOR COUNTY— Led by a spectacular performance from goalie Avery Alexander, the Taylor County Sting Rays allowed only two scores over four games, to claim victory in recent championship play.

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Tygart Golf Classic May 21

KNOTTSVILLE—On Saturday, May 21, area golfers will have the opportunity to take to the green of Tygart Lake Public Golf Course for a good cause.

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Redemption for Lady Knights in 14-8 win over East Fairmont

GRAFTON – The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Knights softball hosted the East Fairmont Lady Hornets this past week in a rematch of a very close game played the week before in which the Lady Hornets proved victorious in that match-up with the final 12-15. This week would tell a different tale, as the Lady Knights hit the field fired up and ready to win.

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Bearcub sign-ups slated for May 20-21

GRAFTON—Grafton Youth Football and Cheer will be hosting sign-ups for the 2022 season later this month. Sign-ups will be held on Friday, May 20 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. outside of the Claire Bee Field House at Grafton High School.

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Grafton escapes Berkeley Springs to earn a shot at the championship after falling to Keyser

GRAFTON— Keyser’s high-powered offense threw the Lady Bearcats off course on Wednesday evening as the Tornados racked up ten runs off 14 hits to come out on top, 10-2, of the second-round sectional game.

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Sting Rays, Matrix and Whales record shutout victories

TAYLOR COUNTY— Last week in Taylor County Youth Soccer league action, the Sting Rays claimed two more wins to add to their undefeated record.

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Lady Bearcats outlast Lady Falcons,5-4, in round one of sectionals

RIDGELEY, WV— After ending April with one last regular season win over the LAdy bucs, the week for the Lady Bearcats’ softball program began with the first round of sectional play, as they faced off against the Frankfort Lady Falcons on Monday evening.

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4x800 Lady ‘Cat relay team records second fastest time in state for Class AA

GRAFTON— During their home meet on Wednesday, the Lady Bearcats 4x800 relay team earned one of the four fastest finishing times in the state for girls class AA.

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Dowdy’s Base Invaders on three game winning streak

TAYLOR COUNTY— After an opening day loss, the 11U Base Invaders team coached by Julie Dowdy, Rachel Gerkin, Sam Gerkin and Becky Phillips, have found their stride and are on a three-game winning streak.

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Lady Knights baller recognized as Taylor County Athlete of the Week

This week’s Taylor County Athlete of the Week caught the attention of some fans in the stands during her debut season as a Lady Knight basketball player.

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Struggles plague Lady Knights in 24-1 loss to Mountaineer Middle

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Knights softball program hosted the Mountaineer Middle School Lions of Harrison County last Tuesday.

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Following consecutive losses Lady Bearcats start new with big win over Elkins

GRAFTON— After a pair of back-to-back losses last week, the Lady Bearcats came out “swinging” to start off play Monday night at home, redeeming themselves with a big win over Elkins.

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Ryan Maier named at Taylor County Athlete of the Week

This week’s Taylor County Athlete of the Week is sure to go down as a legend of Grafton High School (GHS) basketball. Playing the sport for nearly his entire life, starting out at a young age in Taylor County Biddy League and playing for area travel and all-star teams, continuing at the middle school level and excelling for four years at the high school, GHS senior Ryan Maier has recently ended his career as a Bearcat, leaving a mark on the program that will not soon be forgotten.

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Keener has stellar performance on the mound against Notre Dame

NUTTER FORT— The Grafton High School Boys Bearcat Baseball program travelled to Frank Loria Field last week to take on the unbeaten Notre Dame baseball team and secure a victory against an opposing opponent with a final score of 14-6.

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Lady Knights struggle in division play dropping two

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Knights softball program had a busy week as they hosted both the Bridgeport Lady Braves and the Lincoln Lady Cats in division play this week.

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Setler named the Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week

Chase Setler has been named the Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week

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TCMS volleyball game recap

PRUNTYTOWN – The Taylor County Middle School volleyball team finished their 2018 season last week. Here are their results for their final games of the season. 10/8/2018 - The girls were on the road in Elkins. The Hornets won in the contest 2 to 1. Natalea Mumaw had three blocks, Caroline Wellman had three aces and Daisy Charlton had one ace. In JV action the Knights lost both sets to Elkins. Andie Toothman, Destiny Weaver and Autumn Ware all had one ace while Sierra Persinger and Toothman had one kill.

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