Bearcub Mighty Mites finish season undefeated

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcub football teams played their final regular season home football game last Sunday against West Fairmont. Boys and girls suited up in gold and blue took to the 50-yard line for their homecoming festivities. Each of the teams were recognized, as players and cheerleaders names were called.

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No. 3 Polar Bears down Bearcats 49 to 3

FAIRMONT—The Grafton High School football team traveled to Fairmont Friday night to face the No.3 Fairmont Senior Polar Bears. The Cats defense held the Polar Bears to three and out on the first series but then turnovers took over and the Polar Bears scored 14 points in just 45 seconds. The Cats could only manage three points in the contest and go on to fall to the Polar Bears 49 to 3.

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Grafton High School cross country competes in Regionals

BERKLEY SPRINGS—The Grafton High School cross country teams competed in the WV A-AA Region 1 championships last Thursday night in Berkley Springs. The running Bearcats competed against teams from East Fairmont, Philip Barbour, Fairmont Senior, Frankfort, Ritchie County, Tyler Consolidated, Saint Mary’s, North Marion, Oak Glen, Berkeley Springs, Keyser, Paw Paw, Weir and Wheeling Central Catholic.

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GHS boys eliminated by Byrd

CLARKSBURG – The Grafton High School boys soccer team traveled to Clarksburg last Tuesday night to face the Robert C Byrd Eagles in the second round of sectional play. The boys played one of their best games of the season but it was not quite good enough as they fell to the Eagles 3 to 1. This was the same Eagle team that had beaten the Cats 7 to 0 earlier in the season.

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Taylor County Middle School Roundup

Volleyball – The TCMS volleyball Knights have continued their winning ways the last couple of week. Last Monday the Lady Knights hosted Kasson and won in two sets. The Knights won the first set 25-17 then won the second set 25-22.

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Lady Cats soccer season comes to an end

BRIDGEPORT – The Grafton High School girls soccer team played their final game of the 2017 season last Tuesday night in sectional play at Bridgeport High School. The Lady Cats could not manage to get a shot by the Indian goalie as the fall to the Indians 3 to 0. This loss eliminated the Lady Bearcats from the sectional tournament thus ending their season.

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GHS Volleyball team working to make improvements before facing the Fighting Irish later this week

FAIRMONT – The Grafton High School volleyball team faced Fairmont senior last week. The girls played hard but fell to the Polar Bears three games to zero. In the contest Brianna Farnsworth recorded two kills and one block while Hailey Skiles had two aces and one block. Hannah Taylor added one ace, one kill and three blocks followed by Morgan Harrison with one ace, one kill, and four blocks. Kylie Hess added two kills as did Shannon Linton. The JV team lost to FSHS two games to zero.

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Lady Cats shutout Cougars

GRAFTON –The Grafton High School girls soccer team hosted a first round sectional game at home on Monday night. The Lady Cats drew the Lincoln Cougars for their first round game. The Lady Cats overcame a strong defensive effort by Lincoln to win 3 to 0. Kaycie Cochran scored the first goal for the Lady Cats as she found the back of the net with the assist coming from Maggie Dickey. The remaining two goals were scored in the second half as Morgan Griffith scored with just under eight minutes left in the contest. The assist on the Griffith goal was credited to Ally Peters.

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GHS cross country team runs at Big Ten Championships

FAIRMONT – The GHS cross country team competed in the Big Ten Championships last Thursday night in Fairmont at the White Day Golf Course. The Bearcats completed against Big Ten teams from Bridgeport, Preston, Philip Barbour, East Fairmont, Fairmont Senior, North Marion, Robert C. Byrd, Elkins, Lewis County, Liberty and Buckhannon-Upshur.

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Are you ready to hit the mats? Taylor County youth wrestling registration going on now

GRAFTON—It’s that time of year again, when the weather begins to cool down outside, but indoors the temperature begins to heat up, as athletes take to the wrestling mats to prove they have what it takes, and the Grafton Wrestling Club, located at 24 West Main Street, Grafton, has announced they have begun holding registration for the upcoming season.

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Bearcats drop third consecutive game of season

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School football team returned home last Friday to face Braxton County. The Bearcats were able to keep up with Braxton in the first half, but the Cats were not able to score in the second half and fall to Braxton 35—14.

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Taylor County Athlete of the Week

Senior lineman Garrett Ware has been named the Grafton High School student-athlete of the week. Garrett led the Bearcat defense last week against Lincoln with seven tackles including two tackles for losses.

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Knights XC runs at Doddridge County

DODDRIDGE COUNTY—The Taylor County Middle School cross country team ran at Doddridge County last Tuesday night. The Knights ran against 33 of the finest cross country teams in the area. The schools that ran in the competition were Ripley Middle, St. Francis, Williamstown, Mountaineer Middle, Suncrest, Doddridge County, Central Preston, East Fairmont, Ritchie County, Tyler Consolidated, Pleasants County, West Fairmont, Hamilton, Mountaineer (Harrison), Belington, South Middle, Fairmont Catholic, Elkins, Bruceton, Trinity, Jackson, South Preston, Webster County, Terra Alta/East Preston, Mannington, Blennerhassett, Edison, Warren, Wirt County, West Preston, Barrackville and Vandevender.

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Lady Bearcats score at will against Lincoln

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School girls soccer team (8-8-2) played host to Lincoln last Tuesday night, in what was the last home game for the senior girls. The Lady Cats dominated play all night and ended up on the greater side of a 9—0 victory. The Cats scored early and often, as they managed a total of five goals in the first half. The first goal was scored by Rachel McKinney off the assist by Ally Peters. Peters then score the next two goals for GHS to give them a 3 —0 lead. The next two goals were scored by Josie Gras, with Jocelyn Countryman and Kadie Dunham providing the assists.

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Let’s bring on the Bearcats

The Grafton High School football team will be at home tonight

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Copeland’s goal leads Cats over Lincoln Cougars

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School boys soccer team played their final home game of the 2017 season, this past Tuesday night, as they played host to the Lincoln Cougars. The teams played even most of the night but in the end the Bearcats came away with a 1—0 victory.

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GHS girls blanked by Byrd

CLARKSBURG—The Grafton High School girls soccer team headed to Clarksburg last Thursday night, for a Big Ten showdown against RCB. The girls played even for the entire first half, but the Eagles took over in the second half and cruise to a 3—0 victory. The Lady Cats could only manage three shots on goal, with all three of them coming in the first half off the foot of senior Ally Peters. Kadie Dunham and Emily Knotts led the Bearcat defense with two steals apiece, while Maggie Dickey, Morgan Griffith, Josie Grass, Peters and Brooke Runner

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GHS boys soccer falls to Byrd

CLARKSBURG—The Grafton High School boys soccer team took the show on the road last Thursday night, to do battle with the Eagles of Robert C. Byrd. The boys held the state ranked Eagles to two goals in the first half, but in the end the Eagles came away with a 6—1 win. The lone Grafton goal was scored on a header from Quincy Copeland, off of a corner kick from Marik Chambers. The Bearcats were able to get off five shots in the contest. The shots on goal were c

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Bearcub Midgets and PeeWees split games against Elkins

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcubs returned home last Sunday to play host to the youth football league from Elkins. The first game on Sunday saw the Bearcub Mighty Mite team displaying Bearcub pride and strength, as they took on the Bengals. The boys played tough and recorded eight touchdowns during the competition. Chace Kinsey opened the game with a touchdown on the first snap of the ball. The remaining seven touchdowns were credited to Garrett Davis, who put his running-game to the test recording a 99-yard touchdown run, as well as an 84-yarder. The Mighty Mites were unable to complete a pass during the match-up, but that wouldn’t slow them down. “I was really surprised that we weren’t able to complete a pass, because the boys have done well with them up until this game,” said Mighty Mite Head Coach Thomas Davis.

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Wellman throws 3 touchdowns, Cats still fall to Cougars

SHINNSTON – The Grafton High School Bearcat football team made the journey to Shinnston last Friday night to battle the No. 16 Lincoln Cougars. In what turned out to be a hard fought but very ugly high school football game, plagued with 21 penalties for 250 yards and one player suspension, the Cougars outlasted the Bearcats 42 to 21. The Cougars got on the board first on a three yard run by Hunter Moore on the second play from scrimmage. The touchdown was set up by a Kobie Carpenter 64 completion on the first play of the game.

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TCMS Kights sports teams continue to impress

FOOTBALL – The Taylor County Middle School football team improved their season record to 4 and 2 last Wednesday night with a dominating win over Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School. The Knights used a very impressive ground attack to pull away with a 46 to 12 victory.

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