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Bish leads the Cats over Cougars

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School boys basketball team played their final home contest of the season on Wednesday night, as they played host to Big Ten rival Lincoln. The Bearcats held off a late surge from the Cougars and made their free throws down the stretch to come away with a 63—53 victory. The game was back and forth throughout the first quarter, as both teams managed to put 12 points on the score board. The Bearcats pulled away in the second by outscoring the Cougars 20—10 to take a 32—22 lead into the locker room at halftime.

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Grafton Bearcubs host Tony Williams Tournament

GRAFTON – The Grafton Youth Wrestling Club hosted the Tony Williams Memorial Tournament last Saturday at the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium on the campus of Grafton High School. The Bearcubs had a strong showing as they placed 20 wrestlers in the top five of their divisions.

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Athlete of the Week

Freshman Blake Moore has been named the Grafton High School student athlete of the week for his performances in the last two GHS varsity basketball games.

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Daetwyler and Shaver have good showing at State Air Rifle Comp.

MORGANTOWN—The 2018 4-H Air Rifle State Competition was held last Saturday at WVU Rifle Range, on the campus of West Virginia University. The Taylor County duo shot against 18 of the finest marksmen the 4-H programs have to offer.

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Taylor County Fairgrounds home for winter soccer

PRUNTYTOWN—If you see cars headed into the Taylor County fairgrounds this winter, don’t think they are going there for the funnel cakes or the candy apples. They are there for indoor soccer practice or games. The Taylor County Fair Association has created an opportunity for our sports community to use some of the facility for indoor winter practices. The Fair Board has transformed the “livestock” barn into an 80-yard field with artificial turf. As of right now the building is being used as a soccer facility and operated by Raul Ovalle of the Valley Soccer Academy.

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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).

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    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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    Ronald Howard Poling

    Ronald Howard Poling, 80, of the Lucretia Community, passed away at Grafton City Hospital, Saturday, January 14, 2017, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Grafton, May 2, 1936, a son of the late Howard Frederick and Mabel Norris Poling.

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    James Harry Weekley

    James Harry Weekley, 90, of Grafton, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Grafton City Hospital. He was born in Grafton, October 22, 1926, son of the late Harry and Blanche Griffith Weekley. He is survived by his wife Helen Weekley, they were m

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