Grafton Wrestling Club host Tony Williams Memorial Tournament

GRAFTON – The Grafton Wrestling Club held their annual Tony Williams Memorial Tournament last Saturday at the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium on the campus of Grafton High School. In a very packed house the Grafton team welcomed over 315 youth wrestlers all hoping to take home a trophy and several Grafton youth wrestlers did just that.

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TCMS wrestlers begin busy season

GRAFTON – The Taylor County Middle School wrestling team has been playing catch-up all season as their year began a little late due to some unforeseen circumstances. With all that behind them they began their season mid December with a home match against RL Bland and Preston. In the match TCMS won 14 matches and lost 8.

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Williams takes 1st place at Braxton

FLATWOODS – The Grafton High School wrestling team participated in the Braxton County Invitational last weekend in Flatwoods. The Bearcats had a strong showing as they brought home one first place finish, two second place finishes and one fifth place finish. The first place finish comes at the hand of veteran wrestler Dillon Williams. Williams went a perfect 5 and 0 on the day with three pins, one decision and one tech-fall.

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TCMS Knights dominate Barrackville

GRAFTON – The Taylor County Middle School boys basketball team played host to Barrackville last Thursday night at TCMS. The Knights had little trouble against the Bisons as they cruised to a 45 to 22 victory. The Knights would start slow as they found themselves down 7 to 5 in the first but this would be the last time the Knights would trail as they took a 25 to 11 lead into the locker room at the half. The Knights would seal the deal in the second half as they outscored the Bisons 20 to 11.

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Lady Knights fall to Barrackville

GRAFTON – The Taylor County Middle School girls basketball team was supposed to play an away game last Thursday night but a scheduling conflict allowed them to stay at home and play. The Knights opponent on Thursday was the Barrackville Bisons. The Lady Knights had a difficult time finding any offense against the Bisons and went on to lose 32 to 14.

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Bearcats roll at Lewis 76 to 59

SOUTH WESTON – The Grafton High School boys basketball team put together a solid performance in Lewis County last Thursday night as they defeated the Minutemen 76 to 59. For the first time this season the Cats did not come out slow and need to play from behind. In fact the Cats held an 18 to 12 advantage after the first quarter.

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Lady Cats hold off Lewis County 53 to 50

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School girls basketball team played host to Lewis County on Friday night in the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium. The Cats dominated play through three quarters but Lewis made a run in the fourth. The run would come up three points short thanks to some key free throw shooting by Bailey Toothman and Bria Jacobs down the stretch. In the fourth quarter Jacobs was three of four from the line while Toothman was a perfect six for six. Toothman actually was 100 percent from the line against Lewis as she went eight for eight in the contest. Both the Cats and Lewis County played tough defense in the first as the score saw Grafton leading by one at the end of the quarter. In the second the Bearcats pulled away from Lewis with a couple of three pointers by Brooklyn Teeple and Jacobs. Going into the locker rooms at halftime the Lady Cats held a 23 to 13 advantage.

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Natalie Satterfield named Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week

Senior Natalie Satterfield has been named the Grafton High School student athlete of the week for her performance in the East Fairmont High School Invitational at Fairmont State University.

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Bearcats fall to Indians 80 to 58

BRIDGEPORT – The Grafton High School boys basketball team made the short drive to Bridgeport on Tuesday night to take on the Bridgeport High School Indians. Senior Dylan Massie was hot out of the gate for GHS as he dropped eight of his ten points in the first quarter. The rest of the Cats were not as hot in the first as they would trail the Indians 17 to 14 at the end of one.

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TCMS Knights start slow against Braves

GRAFTON – The Taylor County Middle School boys basketball team played their first contest of the new year on Tuesday night as they hosted the Braves of Bridgeport Middle. The Knights started slow as they were only able to put seven points on the board in the first quarter with Alex Hess recording four of the seven points. The second quarter was almost even as the Braves would only outscore the Knights by two points. At the half BMS was up 24 to 16 over the Knights.

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Lady Bearcats struggle with Indians

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School girls basketball team was back in action on Wednesday night as they hosted the Bridgeport Indians. The Cats had trouble finding their groove on offense as they fell to the Indians 65 to 32. The Indians dominated the first two quarters as the Cats fell behind 41 to 13 at the half. The second half was much of the same as the Cats added 19 points to their total but allowed BHS to add 24 to their total.

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Lady Braves top Lady Knights 42 to 29

BRIDGEPORT – The Taylor County Middle School girls basketball team battled the Bridgeport Braves on Tuesday night in Bridgeport. The Lady Knights made a late run at the Braves but it was not enough as the Braves won the contest 42 to 29. The Lady Knights came out an inspired team as they would only find themselves down 12 to 9 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Knights would sputter in the second quarter as they found themselves down 22 to 13 going into the locker room at the half.

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Little Cats to be recognized at GHS basketball game

GRAFTON – The GHS Lady Bearcat basketball team will be having the Little Cats Fundamental Recognition Night this Friday Jan 11th at 7:30 during their home game against Lewis County. If you would like your child to participate, please arrive at GHS on Friday by 6:30 to get your child’s name on the announcement list and please wear your camp shirt. All campers will be admitted free into the game.

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GHS swimmers compete at EFHS Invitational

FAIRMONT – The Grafton High School swim team competed in the East Fairmont High School Invitational last Saturday at Fairmont State University. Grafton competed against teams from Fairmont Senior, East Fairmont, Morgantown, University, Philip Barbour, North Marion, and Doddridge Co.

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Buckhannon-Upshur cruises against the Lady Bearcats

BUCKHANNON--- The Grafton High School Lady Bearcats traveled to Buckhannon on Friday night to battle the Buccaneers. The Lady Cats were coming off a tough sectional lost to Keyser, but the Lady Bucs were too much for the Lady Cats this night. The Lady Cats came out and ready to battle with the Lady Bucs and took the early lead in the first quarter. Grafton was up 10 to seven at the end of the first quarter. Meridith Maier almost outscored the entire Lady Bucs team in the first quarter. Maier contributed six points to the Bearcats offense and Bria Jacobs and Bailey Toothman each scored two points.

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GHS wrestlers have strong showing at Cameron

CAMERON – The Grafton High School wrestling team traveled to Cameron over the weekend to compete in the Cameron Invitational at Cameron High School. The Bearcats had an outstanding meet as they were able to place 6 of the eight wrestlers that competed for the Bearcats.

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Bria Jacobs named Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Bria Jacobs was named the Grafton High School student athlete of the week for her performance this week against Keyser.

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Slow start haunts Bearcats again against Bucs

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School boys basketball team played their first contest of 2019 last Thursday night at home against the Buccaneers of Buckhannon-Upshur High School. Once again the Bearcats fell behind early as the Bucs outscored the Cats 26 to 14 in the first quarter. The Cats played almost even the remaining three quarters but could never get the lead as they fell to Buckhannon-Upshur 84 to 69.

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