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GHS Swimmer and Lady Bearcat Basketball player Jocelyn Countryman named athlete of the week

Jocelyn Countryman of the Grafton Lady Cats basketball team is named this week’s Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performances in recent events.

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Lady Cats split pair of games

GRAFTON—The Grafton Lady Cats’ basketball team split games recently with Liberty (Harrison) and Lincoln, going 1-1 in those two games with a dominant win at Liberty on Tuesday by the score of 72-29 and a tough home loss to Lincoln on Thursday by the score of 57-42.

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TCMS Basketball squads defeat Lincoln at home

PRUNTYTOWN—Playing in their last regular-season games on Tuesday, the Taylor County Middle School’s boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball squads made “Eighth Grade Recognition Night” a complete success on and off the court, as both teams avenged previous losses to Lincoln to secure wins in front of friends and family at TCMS. Eighth-grade student-athletes were recognized in-between the boys’ and girls’ games, which saw the Knights erase a 17-14 halftime deficit in the boys’ game to win by the score of 40-29, while the Lady Knights grinded out a tough 25-21 win in front of an energetic crowd.

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Biddy League season comes to an end

TAYLOR COUNTY—Another successful 2019-20 Taylor County Biddy League season came to an end on Wednesday with four teams competing for the Homer Knotts Memorial Tournament championship in two divisions. Throughout the season, teams competed for the Tommy Shay Memorial Tournament title at the beginning of the season, then went on to play for the regular season championship, then competed for the Homer Knotts Memorial tournament championship this past Wednesday. All games were played at Grafton’s St. Augustine Social Center.

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Taylor County Little League to host registration for 2020 season

GRAFTON— Baseball season is just around the corner, as Spring approaches, don’t miss the chance to get your little leaguer registered for the 2020 season. Taylor County Little League has announced in person registration for Saturday, February 15 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

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Bearcats take down Knights in close contest

GRAFTON—After a tough defeat to Robert C. Byrd at home last Wednesday, Grafton Bearcats head coach Michael Johnson and his team had a few days to prepare for their upcoming trip to Kingwood on Monday against the Preston Knights. The Knights, who were coming into the game on a three-game losing streak, couldn’t pull off the comeback at home after being down seven at the half as the Bearcats would ultimately take the win by the score of 70-67.

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Lady Cats dominate on the road

GRAFTON—With the weather taking a turn for the worse on Friday and school in most counties being delayed or cancelled, the Grafton Lady Cats’ basketball team didn’t let that stop them from heading to the eastern panhandle this past weekend for games against Berkeley Springs on Friday and Hedgesville on Saturday. The Lady Cats cruised to a 70-19 win over the Indians on Friday, and then braved the storm against the Eagles on Saturday, hanging on for a 48-41 victory to run their record to 12-5 on the season.

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Grafton Bearcats Swim Team competes at Regionals

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats swim team competed Saturday, February 8th in the Region 3 swim meet held at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. Although none of head coach Heather England’s swimmers were able to qualify for the state meet this season, every single member of her team swam personal best times in either their individual or relay races, and some managed to swim personal bests in all of their events.

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Outstanding performance earns Faulkner Athlete of the Week

Jack Faulkner of the Grafton Bearcats boys’ basketball team is named this week’s Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week for his outstanding performance against Petersburg on Saturday.

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TCMS hits the hardwood against West Fairmont and Belington

PRUNTYTOWN—Both of the TCMS basketball teams were back in action this past week, starting with games against West Fairmont Middle School on Wednesday. The boys traveled to Fairmont while the girls hosted the Cubs at home in rematches of games from just the week prior.

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Early lead puts Eagles over Bearcats

GRAFTON—After knocking off Petersburg on Saturday in their annual “Shoot for a Cure” game in which senior Jack Faulkner scored his 1,000th career point, the Grafton Bearcats boys’ basketball team returned to action on Wednesday to host the red-hot Robert C. Byrd Eagles at Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium.

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Lady Cats down South Harrison and RCB

GRAFTON—Following their impressive 13-point win against sectional opponent Petersburg on Saturday, the Grafton Lady Cats basketball team followed that victory with wins over South Harrison on Monday and Robert C. Byrd on Tuesday. Against South Harrison, the evening started off with a JV game against Lady Hawks, with Grafton winning that contest by the score of 49-16. Leah Jackson led Grafton with 11 points, followed by Izzy Swiger’s 10.

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GHS swimmers dive in at Big 10 Championships

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats’ swim team participated in the 2020 Big Ten Championships on Saturday at the Harrison County YMCA and out of 10 teams, the Bearcats finished eighth overall with just 10 athletes. The boys turned in an impressive fifth place result out of nine teams, scoring a total of 60 points. Grafton participated in three relays and they all resulted in personal best times, including the boys’ medley relay team of Luke Nibert, Layne England, Will Angus, and Zach Nibert, who bettered their previous school record by 4.58 seconds.

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Last minute basket takes down Preston

GRAFTON—J.T. Veltri drained a jump shot as time expired to lead the Grafton Bearcats boys’ freshman team to a 54-52 win over the Preston Knights on Thursday in Kingwood. The Bearcats built a small lead after the first half, moving ahead 15-9 after the first period and taking a 22-17 lead into the locker room at halftime.

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Basketball Bearcats, Lady Cats down Petersburg during “Shoot for A Cure”

GRAFTON—Coming off of double-digit losses to North Marion last week, both the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats’ basketball teams looked to get back into the win column against Petersburg on Saturday, in their annual “Shoot for a Cure” game in which they help raise awareness for childhood cancer.

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Bengals down Knights across the board

PRUNTYTOWN—On Monday, both of the TCMS basketball teams were back in action as the Knights hosted Elkins Middle School at TCMS, while the Lady Knights traveled to Elkins Middle School to face off against the Bengals. In JV action, Kenny Humphries scored 12 points and Adrian Joyce added 11 as the Knights dropped their contest by the score of 40-31. Also scoring for the Knights were Mason Markley (4), Kaden Keener (3), McCray Blackwell (2), and Cam Foley (2).

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Bearcats wrestle at Viking Smash

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats wrestling squad participated in the Viking Smash at Petersburg High School this past weekend and fared extremely well, winning numerous matches in various weight classes. Teams participating in the event were Berkeley Springs, East Hardy, Elkins, Frankfort, Grafton, Hampshire, Hedgesville, Keyser, Moorefield, Petersburg, and Philip Barbour.

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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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