Bearcats fall to Bridgeport, rebound against Minutemen

GRAFTON—Three, five, two, and four. Those are the points by which the Grafton Bearcats boys’ basketball team has narrowly lost four of its six games this season, most recently a 44-40 setback at the hands of Bridgeport on Wednesday. “We have got to find a way to pull one of these out. We have got to find a way to finish,” said Grafton head coach Michael Johnson after the game.

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Lady Knights take on Lady Wildcats

PRUNTYTOWN—Wedged between JV and varsity basketball games between the Taylor County Middle School boys and the Lincoln Middle School boys on Tuesday, the TCMS girls’ varsity basketball team was able to compete against the Lady Wildcats of Lincoln.

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Knights face off with Wildcats and Bucs in back-to-back action

PRUNTYTOWN—Playing three games in three days this past week, the TCMS boys’ basketball team found success recently in games against Lincoln, Buckhannon-Upshur, and South Harrison. On Tuesday, the Knights traveled to Shinnston to face off against Lincoln Middle School, and to start off the evening, the JV Knights secured the victory by the score of 28-17.

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Maier recognized as Student Athlete of the Week

Meredith Maier of the Grafton Lady Cats’ Basketball team is named this week’s Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performance against Lewis County this past Thursday

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Lady Cats hit the court against Bridgeport, Lewis County

GRAFTON—Coming off of a disappointing 51-45 loss to Buckhannon-Upshur on January 9th in which the Grafton High School girls’ basketball team held the lead at the end of every period except the last one, the Lady Cats looked to get back to their winning ways on Tuesday with an away contest at Bridgeport. In the JV matchup, the Lady Cats’ Izzy Swiger and Eva Jones led the way with eight points each in Grafton’s 32-22 win over the Lady Indians. Leah Jackson and Sydney Friend also scored six points, while Amber Smith chipped in three.

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Close games ends in loss for the GHS Bearcat Basketball team

GRAFTON—Just one day after a tough loss to Buckhannon-Upshur on the road Friday night, the Grafton Bearcats boys’ basketball team was back on the hardwood as they hosted Frankfort at Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium on Saturday. The Falcons would win their third-straight game (and sixth out of their last seven) in a hard-fought 49-47 win over the Bearcats.

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Bearcats compete in Braxton County Invitational

GRAFTON—The Braxton County Invitational, aka “The Big 16” Wrestling Tournament, was held at Braxton County High School this past Friday and Saturday and the Grafton Bearcat wrestlers fared extremely well at the event.

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GHS Swimmers hit the pool in the First Annual Backyard Brawl

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcat swimmers continue to make waves this season as they participated in the First Annual Backyard Brawl this past week against Philip Barbour and then hit the road for the Penguin Invitational at the Parkersburg YCMA.

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Buccaneers down Bearcats in Friday Night match-up

BUCKHANNON—After four straight road games in which three of those were in the eastern panhandle, the Grafton Bearcats boys’ basketball team hit the road again on Friday, this time heading to Upshur County to face off against Buckhannon-Upshur High School, winners of five of their last six games. The JV’s would kick off the action and the game would not disappoint, as both teams were knotted at 11-all at the end of the first period, with all of Grafton’s points coming from sophomore guard Justin Spiker.

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The Lady Knights hit the hardwood for three games in four days

PRUNTYTOWN—The TCMS girls’ basketball program has been busy recently, playing three games in four days this past week, starting with a Jan. 6 matchup at Westwood Middle School in Morgantown. In that game, the Lady Knights hung on for a tough-fought 26-25 win over the Warriors after the TCMS JV squad had won handily by 26 points in the earlier contest.

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Spiker named Student Athlete of the Week

Justin Spiker of the Grafton Bearcats boys’ basketball team is named this week’s Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week for his outstanding performance on the road against Berkeley Springs last Saturday.

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Knights take down Belington Middle, fall to Elkins

PRUNTYTOWN—After dropping a close contest to Westwood on Monday, the TCMS boys’ basketball team was back in action on Wednesday as they traveled to Elkins to take on Elkins Middle School.

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Lady Bearcats Basketball falls to Buccaneers in the fourth quarter

GRAFTON—Coming off of a tough road loss to regional opponent Keyser last Tuesday, the Grafton Lady Cats basketball team had a week to rest and refocus for their next game, a home contest against Buckhannon-Upshur on Thursday. Although the Lady Cats would play inconsistently to begin the game, they would lead by one point after the first period and take a 24-19 lead into the locker room at halftime behind Meredith Maier’s eight first-half points.

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Lady Bearcats Basketball falls to Buccaneers in the fourth quarter

GRAFTON—Coming off of a tough road loss to regional opponent Keyser last Tuesday, the Grafton Lady Cats basketball team had a week to rest and refocus for their next game, a home contest against Buckhannon-Upshur on Thursday. Although the Lady Cats would play inconsistently to begin the game, they would lead by one point after the first period and take a 24-19 lead into the locker room at halftime behind Meredith Maier’s eight first-half points.

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WVU versus Kansas Recap

MORGANTOWN—Coming off of an incredible win against #2 Ohio State this past Sunday at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, the WVU men’s basketball team took their newly-awarded #16 ranking to Kansas on Saturday, where the Mountaineers had never won in seven previous tries.

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Knights host Westwood Middle

PRUNTYTOWN—After a lopsided victory over South Harrison in mid-December and then having a few weeks off to enjoy the holidays, the TCMS boys’ basketball team was back in action on Monday as they hosted Westwood Middle School at TCMS.

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Bearcats swim at quad meet versus Marion County

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats’ swim team traveled to Fairmont State University on Saturday to participate in a quad-meet against the three Marion County high school teams. The Bearcats set a few personal best times and recorded several Top 5 finishes in various events. As a team, Grafton finished third overall, but the four Bearcat boys’ swimmers tallied enough points to finish second overall on the boys’ side, scoring 78 of the teams’ 121 points on the evening.

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GHS Wrestling versus Cameron

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats wrestling team headed to Marshall County on Saturday to participate in a meet against the Cameron Dragons at Cameron High School. Round-by-round results are listed below.

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Grafton Bearcats Boys’ Basketball squeezes past Berkeley Springs

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats’ boys’ basketball team headed back to the eastern panhandle on Saturday for their third trip in a week, this time facing off against Berkeley Springs (4-4). The Indians were coming off a lopsided 66-37 loss to Frankfort, while Grafton (3-3) had just played one of their better games of the season, knocking off Keyser on the road by the score of 53-39.

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Grafton Lady Cats Basketball takes on the Keyser Golden Tornadoes

GRAFTON—Coming off a convincing 20-point win against South Harrison last Monday, the Grafton Lady Cats basketball team took their 5-0 record and made the trip to Keyser on Thursday for a battle of sectional opponents. The Golden Tornado got out to a quick 18-8 lead after one quarter and never trailed in defeating the Lady Cats by the score of 51-40 at Keyser High School.

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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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