GRAFTON—It seems like summer break has flown by, and it’s already time to talk about Bearcat sports. From seasoned veterans to new coaches, Grafton High School sports are gearing up for an exciting new season.
It looks as if the football Bearcats will see many returning letterman from last season, and for the first time in four seasons ,they will have the same head coach. Rich Bord will once again lead the Cats into battle.
Many of the same faces appear to be on the coaching staff again this year, but a few will have different assignments this fall. The summer works have been intense, and the kids have seemed to buy into the program. Now it’s time to see if they can keep climbing the ladder.
The girl’s soccer team will once again be a contender in the state, as Lorraine Isner returns to lead the Lady Cats. There will be several letter winners returning from last year’s successful team.
The boy’s soccer team will be lead by a new face this season, as Bryant McCarthy turned in his whistle at the end of last season. Arthur Knight will be in charge of Cats this season, and if the name sounds familiar, it should, as he is also the JV basketball coach at GHS.
The cross country team will be lead by a new coach this season, and will return a few veterans from last year’s team. The coach will be announced this week.
The golf team will once again be coached by Lucas McCall, who is returning for his second season. A few of the Bearcats have been playing on tours this summer, and should bring lots of experience to Tygart Lake this fall.
The Cheer squad will once again welcome Crystal Morris back this year, to lead them it what turns out to be the longest season of any sport at GHS. It starts in the fall and does not stop until spring.
GHS volleyball has a new coach this season, as Jeremy Loomis has stepped down as head coach. The new coach will be Mary Kay Scherzinger, who was the head coach at TCMS last season. There should be a good mix of seasoned veterans and newcomers for the Lady Cats this season.
Stay tuned in with the Mountain Statesman next week, as more detailed information on GHS sports becomes available with practices starting on Monday.