GRAFTON—The Grafton High School (GHS) Lady Cat Basketball program is in the throws of a rebuilding year this year. Head Coach Andrew Moore and his staff are working hard to battle through the rebuilding while in the mist of the pandemic.
With the recent cancellation of winter sports by Governor Justice and the proposed delayed start of January 11 the Lady Cats are struggling to get ready for the season.
The Lady Cats will only be returning one starter this year. With a preseason that has included transfers and injuries along with limited practice time the Lady Cats find themselves behind the eight ball as we inch closer to reopening. But amidst this dark cloud of rebuilding there is a bright light.
“I can see so much potential in our freshman class, we really have some girls who will be getting a lot more playing time at a higher level this year and that will only make our program stronger as time goes on,” proclaimed Moore.
“I have some stellar talent on this team, Alyssa Satterfield, Izzy Swiger, Amber Smith and Emma Johnson have really been putting in the work during this break. We have been using daily and weekly challenges to help keep our girls sharp during this time,” shared Moore.
Coach Moore’s assistant coach from last season is now heading up the Taylor County Middle School Lady Knights program and they are working closely together to help create a pipeline that will field a winning program for years to come.
“Me and Coach Beltner (Lady Knights) are wanting to lay a foundation for the future in Taylor County that includes a winning Girls Basketball program,” announced Moore.
Coach Moore has instituted a “Pounding the Rock” program this season.
“The idea is that we chip away little by little at the rock with solid fundamentals and a hard work ethic that will help our program overcome anything,” coach Moore stated.
The Lady Cat Basketball program hopes to resume in early January with a revised schedule.