• Board of Review and Equalization to meet in February

    GRAFTON—Taylor County Assessor Christa Kinsey would like to announce that the Taylor County Commission will convene as a Board of Review and Equalization in the County Commission Chambers at the Courthouse, 214 W. Main Street, Grafton, WV, on Thursday, February 1, at 6:00 p.m. This is for the purpose of reviewing and equalizing assessments returned by the Assessor of Taylor County for the tax year 2018.

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Faulkner leads GHS to first win of season

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School boys basketball team played host to Lewis County last Friday at the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium. The Bearcats played one of their best games of the season, and came away with a 67—55 victory, for their first win of the season. Caleb Bish came out with ‘buckets” on his mind, as he scored seven of the teams 18 points in the first quarter, and the Cats held an 18—13 lead after one. The Minutemen forged back in game in the second quarter, out-scoring the home-standing Cats 18­—11.

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TCMS Lady Knights dominate Bulldogs

PHILIPPI—The Taylor County Middle School girls basketball team headed to Philippi last Thursday night, to battle the Philippi Bulldogs. The Lady Knights dominated from the jump as they went on the win 37—27. The Knights jumped out to a 17—9 lead at the end of the first quarter, and increased the lead by six going into the locker room at halftime. The Knights pulled the “dogs” off of the bulldogs in the second half, as the Knights were out-scored by six.

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Peters scores 20 for Lady Cats

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School girls basketball team hosted Lewis County last Thursday at Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium. The Lady Bearcats played one of their better games of the season, but, in the end, they still fell to Lewis 74—45. The Cats were able to put 11 points on the board in the first quarter behind the outside shooting of senior guard Ally Peter. Peters scored eight of the first 11 points for GHS. The Bearcats added another 11 points in the second quarter, but still found themselves down 33—22 at the half.

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TCMS Knights fall to St. Francis Trojans

MORGANTOWN—The Taylor County Middle School boys basketball team played their third away game of the season last Saturday, as they battled the Trojans of St. Francis in Morgantown. The Knights, who were only trailing by two at the half, found themselves on the sort end of a final score of 44–33.

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Lady Bearcats fall to Bridgeport Indians 77 to 25

BRIDGEPORT—The Grafton High School girls basketball team headed down Route 50 on Tuesday night to battle the Indians of Bridgeport. The Lady Cats found themselves down 21—7 after the first period, and never made a run as they go on to fall 77—25. GHS could only manage to put 12 point on the board in the first half and went into the locker room losing 40—12. The second half was more of the same, as the Indians out-scored the Bearcats 37—13. The Bearcats only led in one category, as they committed 32 turnovers in the contest. Bailey Toothman and Ally Peters led the Bearcat offense with nine points apiece. The remaining seven points were scored by Jocelyn Countryman (2), Chalee Trimble (4) and Tori Jackson (1).

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