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Taylor County Little League ready to play ball

TAYLOR COUNTY—It is nearly time to dust off home plate and play some ball! In preparation, Taylor County Little League has recently released registration information for the upcoming season.

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Bearcat basketball ready to hit the hardwood

GRAFTON— After the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the start of their season, the Bearcat basketball team is now ready to hit the hardwood, and get their much anticipated season underway.

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Lady Cats find a unique way to put fans in the stands this season

GRAFTON—Because of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions that threatened to put a halt to the 2020-2021 sporting season before it even began, many indoor and most major winter sports have seen some changes to their rules and regulations.

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Lady Cats find a unique way to put fans in the stands this season

GRAFTON—Because of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions that threatened to put a halt to the 2020-2021 sporting season before it even began, many indoor and most major winter sports have seen some changes to their rules and regulations.

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ABO looking to create league in North Central West Virginia

GRAFTON—Taylor Duncan, a 25-year-old man from Dallas, Georgia, has a desire of helping other individuals overcome their disabilities to gain social and physical skills for success in life.

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Lady Bearcats gear up to take down the competition

GRAFTON—The time many young athletes have been looking forward to for nearly a year is just around the corner. After canceled seasons and delayed start times, many local sports teams and ecstatic to once again be hitting the field or gym.

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Lady Knight’s coaches optimistic heading into season

PRUNYTOWN— As the county starts slowly moving forward after a long year of COVID lockdowns the Taylor County Middle School Lady Knights Softball team is anxious to get back on the field. Lady Knights Head Coach Joe Mauller recently talked about the upcoming season and his expectations for the future of the program.

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Bearcat baseball young and full of potential ready to hit the diamond

GRAFTON— As the county prepares to start the winter season sports back up after the winter rise of COVID-19, we will now have a unique overlapping of winter and spring sports.

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WVSSAC releases winter sports calendar

GRAFTON — After a tumultuous year and a shaky start to the winter programs the WVSSAC has finally released another revised calendar for winter and spring sports seasons.

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Taylor County athletes earn recognition

GRAFTON—A few of Grafton’s High School athletes have been chosen by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association for the Class AA All-State Football Team for the 2020 season.

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WVSSAC releases grade requirements for winter sports

GRAFTON—The WVSSAC and the Board of Education want to remind parents and students about eligibility requirements for middle school and high school athletes.

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Just Sayin’ with Justin: Sports Correspondent Justin Wolford talks expansion of county sports

In this week’s article I want to summarize previous thoughts and expand on some new ones in preparation for the resumption of our sports programs on January 11, 2021

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Countryman signs to tumble at the next level as a Pioneer

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School cheer program standout Madelyn Countryman signed on the dotted line Friday, December 11 while surrounded by family and friends to join the ranks of the Acrobatics and Tumbling program at Glenville State.

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Just Sayin’ with Justin: Sports Correspondent Justin Wolford touches on need of indoor facility x

In the previous articles I have spoken more about the programs and the attitudes of our athletes. Some of those problems could take years to sort out. I thought I would use today’s article to discuss something that could make an immediate difference in our sports programs.

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Coach Moore sees potential as the Lady Cats rebuild their team

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.

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Twelfth Man

I was thinking about the next column, then Justin opened the door for me with his last column.\ It’s no secret that I personally don’t like the Big Ten Conference in its present form. I don’t believe Grafton High belongs there in any sport.

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WVSSAC makes revisions to winter and spring sports

GRAFTON—The athletes of Taylor County had their winter sports schedule upended by Governor Justice’s controversial stoppage last month but there remains hope.

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Just Sayin’ with Justin: Sports Correspondent Justin Wolford talks fire and aggression in young athletes

In the previous article I talked about the lapse in the top down approach to the sports programs in the county. While the last article was highly observational this one is a purely opinion piece, taken from my experience coaching different sports in the county.

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Lady Knights hopeful to pick up where they left off

PRUNTYTOWN — The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Knights basketball team began their regular season in October, but with the recent cancellation from West Virginia Governor Jim Justice the winter sports programs in the state have been put on ice until January 11.

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Lady Knights conclude with a winning season

PRUNTYTOWN—The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Knight Soccer season has come to an end, with the Lady Knights finishing with an overall record of 9-2-1; a spectacular winning season for Lady Knights.

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More Grace Outreach cross country running with a purpose

BOOTHESVILLE—The winding road between the communities of Grafton and Fairmont harbors one of the best kept secrets in Taylor County, the More Grace Outreach (MGO).

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Devotion and dedication lead Dunham to the next level

GRAFTON—Grafton High School (GHS) Lady Bearcats Soccer standout Kadie Dunham signed on the dotted line on Monday to further her soccer career at Alderson Broaddus University (AB).

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GHS cheer takes third at Regionals, Morris continues to build stronger squad for next season

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School (GHS) Lady Bearcat Cheerleading squad’s season ended last week.

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Youth football season wraps up with first round playoff losses

GRAFTON—The Bearcub Midgets, PeeWees and Mighty Mites each concluded their respective seasons with teams from Bridgeport, Shinnston and Summersville this past week.

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Justice halts winter sports once more

MORGANTOWN—During his Friday morning COVID-19 press briefing, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced that high school winter sports will not be permitted to start until January 11, at the earliest, due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases across the state.

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Two Lady Bearcats take their athletic careers to the next level

GRAFTON—Two of Grafton’s premier female athletes will take their skills onto the next level as they signed National Letters of Intent with Fairmont State University (FSU), on Wednesday.

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Baseball staff announces All-Decade Team

FAIRMONT—Since taking over the Fairmont State University baseball program in the fall of 2015, head coach Phil Caruso has made it a priority to honor and recognize alumni from the storied program. Today, Caruso and his baseball staff are pleased to recognize 17 individuals as members of the Falcon Baseball Team of the Decade (2011-2020).

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Young Bearcat soccer team gains valuable experience as their season comes to an end

GRAFTON—The 2020 Bearcat Boys Soccer program concluded last week. The Bearcats finished the season with a 4-12-2 record.

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Bearcats unable to stop strong running game of Minutemen

GRAFTON— The Lewis County Minutemen traveled to McKinney Field to take on the Bearcats this past Friday night to close the season, with the Bearcats supporting a record of 3-6 going into the night; the Minutemen close behind with a 4-5 record on the season.

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WVU Coliseum reduced capacity for upcoming basketball season

MORGANTOWN— The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will welcome fans to the WVU Coliseum, beginning with the men’s basketball home opener on Dec. 2 against Youngstown State and the women’s basketball home opener on Dec. 3 against North Alabama.

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Knights wrap up season with impressive win, Beltner praises team

PHILIPPI—The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Knights football team traveled to Philippi Middle School to face the Bulldogs for their final matchup of the regular season.

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Lady Cats overcome challenges and finish season strong

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School (GHS) Lady Bearcat Soccer season ended last wee

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Taylor County Biddy League postponed

TAYLOR COUNTY—According to league officials, Taylor County Biddy League basketball has opted to postpone their season as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Taylor County Biddy League postponed

TAYLOR COUNTY—According to league officials, Taylor County Biddy League basketball has opted to postpone their season as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Tensions run high in an aggressive match up against Clay County

GRAFTON—The Clay County Panthers traveled to McKinney Field on Friday night to take on the Bearcats.

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TCMS met tough competitors during Bump Fest

BELINGTON— The Taylor County Middle School Lady Knights volleyball team participated in the prestigious Belington Bump Fest over the weekend.

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Perseverance pays off for Knights XC team

PRUNYTOWN—The local Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) just concluded a remarkably successful cross-country season.

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Knights looking for redemption after falling to West and East teams

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Middle School boys soccer team took to the pitch for two contests last week.

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Big 12 Conference goes Conference + One in football

TAYLOR COUNTY—The Big 12 Conference Board of Directors approved a revised scheduling model for the upcoming college football season that will include nine conference games and one non-conference game, the league confirmed on Monday.

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WVUhoops social media accounts make the Power Dozen

MORGANTOWN—According to Skull Sparks, an NCAA sports digital and design firm based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, West Virginia men’s basketball’s social media accounts are now considered among the NCAA’s “Power Dozen.”

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World TeamTennis and the Greenbrier Resort in negotiations

GREENBRIER COUNTY—Professional tennis players may be making their way to Greenbrier County soon as a result of the top international tennis tours ceasing to operate since early March with no tour events expected to resume until August at the earliest.

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WVSSAC Director talks prep football

TAYLOR COUNTY—As fans wait anxiously for the decision to be made regarding fall sports, West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission Executive Director Bernie Dolan says he is optimistic that there will be a high school football season in the state this year.

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GHS Seniors express emotions over the cancellation of their final season

GRAFTON—Now that the start to spring sports in Taylor County have either been suspended and/or eliminated due to COVID-19, so too are many camps, clinics, tournaments, leagues, and organized practices for our local teams.

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Beltner's season long efforts earn him Student Athlete of the Week

Logan Beltner of the Grafton Bearcats’ basketball team is named this week’s Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week for his outstanding performances throughout the season

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TCMS volleyball game recap

PRUNTYTOWN – The Taylor County Middle School volleyball team finished their 2018 season last week. Here are their results for their final games of the season. 10/8/2018 - The girls were on the road in Elkins. The Hornets won in the contest 2 to 1. Natalea Mumaw had three blocks, Caroline Wellman had three aces and Daisy Charlton had one ace. In JV action the Knights lost both sets to Elkins. Andie Toothman, Destiny Weaver and Autumn Ware all had one ace while Sierra Persinger and Toothman had one kill.

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