Grafton High School Swim Team ready for new season

GRAFTON­—The Grafton High School swim team will be taking to the pool for their third season in a row. The Cats welcomed 12 swimmers into their practice facility at Alderson Broaddus University this fall. The swimming Cats will once again be coached by Heather England, who has led the team for two years. This season Karen Satterfield will help Coach England as her assistant coach.

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Skaggs, Peters and Dickey earn All-State honors

GRAFTON—WVHSSCA released their All-State honors over the weekend and three Grafton High School student-athletes made the grade. Keith Skaggs was named to the honorable mention team for class AA-A boys team while Maggie Dickey and Ally Peters were named to the honorable mention class AA-A girls team. This season Skaggs led the boys team as their team captain from his midfield position. Skaggs led the team in steals and was also the teams assist leader. “Keith Skaggs was our Captain and showed tremendous leadership and led by example on and off the field. Keith’s ability gave us a chance against any team we played. I have never coached anyone that can control the ball as well as he does,” said Knight. Dickey led the Bearcat defense this season as she recorded 50 steals on the year and controlled the midfield for the Cats. She also added five goals on the year.

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Bearcat Cheerleaders compete in Regionals and Big Ten Competitions

EAST FAIRMONT—The Grafton High School Cheerleaders have had a very busy week, as they competed in the Region I Class AA championships last Saturday at East Fairmont High School. The Bearcats then traveled to Robert C. Byrd High School on Wednesday night to perform in the Big Ten Championships.

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Athlete of the Week

Senior Cheyenne Wycoff has been named the Grafton High School student-athlete of the week

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Hard work and dedication pays off for six Grafton High School soccer players

GRAFTON – The Big Ten Conference just announced their All-Conference soccer teams for the 2017 season and several Bearcats have earned the honor. For the Lady Bearcats, junior midfielder Maggie Dickey was named to the first team, senior Ally Peters was selected to the second team and junior Morgan Griffith earned honorable mention status. Dickey led her Bearcat defense this season as she recorded 50 steals on the year and controlled the midfield for the Cats. She also added five goals on the year.

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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

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