Reed Between the Lines with Coach Becky Kittle

In this edition of Reed Between the Lines: Sports Editor Scott Reed talks with Lady Cats Assistant Coach Becky Kittle.

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Community mourns loss of Roane County football player

TAYLOR COUNTY—A community is in shock after the loss of one of their high school football players Friday night. Senior Alex Miller, a SE/DB on the Roane County Raiders football team, suddenly collapsed and died on the field Friday night between the 1st and 2nd quarters of their football game against Clay County in the small town of Clay, WV.

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Reed Between the Lines with GHS Basketball Player Jack Faulkner

In this edition of Reed Between the Lines: Grafton Bearcats Basketball Player Jack Faulkner talks the game with Sports Editor Scott Reed.

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Cats Cross Country competes at Mountaintop Combo

GRAFTON—Sometimes, there’s nothing wrong with using one race to get ready for another. That’s exactly what Grafton Bearcats Cross Country Coach P.D. Louzy was faced with this past week, as he took some of his runners to the Mountaintop Combo Race at Preston High School in Kingwood.

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Two up, two down for TCMS

PRUNTYTOWN—A week after knocking off Philippi Middle School on the road in their season opener, the TCMS Knights football team was back in action this past week with a home contest against South Harrison Middle School at McKinney Field in Grafton. In front of a sizable crowd, the Knights put up 284 yards of total offense and four touchdowns to dispose of the Hawks, 32-14.

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Bearcats Soccer takes down Irish

GRAFTON—After a shaky start to the season which saw a couple of their players go down with injuries and matchups against some extremely tough competition, the Grafton Bearcats boys’ soccer team finally put it all together Thursday evening against the Notre Dame Irish at McKinney Field in Grafton.

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Cat fight results in a loss for GHS

SHINNSTON—The Grafton Bearcats football team hit the road for the second time in as many weeks on Friday, as they traveled to Shinnston to battle the 1-1 Lincoln Cougars in a Big 10 Conference matchup. Both teams came into the game hungry for a win, as Grafton was coming off a disappointing 20-14 loss to East Fairmont the week prior while Lincoln was dismantled by defending AA state champion Fairmont Senior, 62-0.

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Kenny Humphries has been named Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week

Kenny Humphries of the TCMS Knights’ football team is named this week’s Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week for his outstanding performance against Philippi Middle School last Wednesday at George Byrer Field in Philippi

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Reed Between the Lines with GHS Athlete John Davis

In this edition of Reed Between the Lines: Grafton Bearcats Athlete John Davis talks with Sports Editor Scott Reed.

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Bearcubs take on two tough opponents

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcubs returned to action this past week as the Mighty Mites and Pee Wees traveled to South Harrison, while the Midgets traveled to Buckhannon. The Midgets dropped a hard-fought game at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium on Sunday, losing by the final score of 20-6.

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GHS Golfers continue to bring home wins

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats golf team has been busy of late, participating in four matches in the past week at various courses in the area.

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Lady Bearcats tackle two more matches

GRAFTON—The Grafton Lady Bearcats soccer team returned to action last Tuesday with a road contest against the Bridgeport Indians at Wayne Jamison Field in Bridgeport. After grueling early-season matches against Fairmont Senior, Wheeling Park, and St. Joseph’s, the Lady Bearcats found themselves struggling against Bridgeport on the day, giving up two early goals en route to a 4-1 loss to the Indians.

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TCMS XC hits the ground running

PRUNTYTOWN—In addition to GHS, the TCMS Cross Country teams also participated in two events recently, as they hosted an event on September 4th and similar to GHS, traveled to Mineral Wells on September 7th for the middle school competition at the Chic-Fil-A Invitational.

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Grafton High School Lady Bearcats Soccer team begins busy season

GRAFTON—On August 27, the Grafton Lady Bearcats opened their season with a very competitive match at East-West Stadium in Fairmont against the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears. GHS dominated play with strong defending and an excellent possession game that created 17 shots with 12 shots on goal for a 1-0 Grafton win. Strong defending limited Fairmont Senior to six shots overall with three shots on goal. Senior GK Jocelyn Countryman had three saves and was credited with the shutout.

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Bearcats XC teams hit the road

GRAFTON—Recently, the Grafton Bearcats Cross Country team participated in two different events and came away with solid results as they get their 2019 season underway.

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Reed Between the Lines: Grafton Bearcats Athlete Garrett Williams

In this edition of Reed Between the Lines: Grafton Bearcats Athlete Garrett Williams Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Garrett Williams and I am a senior at GHS. I play baseball, football, and wrestle. When and why did you start playing football? I started playing when I was 8 but quit playing my 8th grade year. All my friends talked me back into it. Who is your favorite sports hero and why? Jason Nolf of Penn State because he is one of the best NCAA D1 wrestlers.

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Bees top bearcats for first win since 2017

FAIRMONT—The East Fairmont Bees did something on Friday that they hadn’t done since October 20th, 2017: win a football game. Unfortunately, the Bees’ ability to break their 13-game losing streak was at the misfortune of the Grafton Bearcats, who were coming off a win against Arch Coal Bowl-rival Philip-Barbour the week prior. East Fairmont dual-threat QB Dom Postlewait finished the contest with 154 yards passing and 2 touchdowns while adding 93 yards rushing and another TD as the East Fairmont Bees won their first varsity football game in 685 days. “These seniors have gone through a lot in the last three years,” said first-year East Fairmont head coach Shane Eakle. “They’ve battled and stuck with us when they didn’t have to, and our seniors made plays when we had to have plays. I can’t be prouder of my senior group right now.”

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TCMS Knights take down Bulldogs

PRUNTYTOWN—Although it was a little bit of a struggle, the TCMS football team won their season opener this past Wednesday at Byrer Field in Barbour County, outscoring Phillippi Middle School by the final of 40-34. The Knights’ moved the ball well throughout the contest but were unable to consistently stop the Bulldogs’ offense, as both teams put up a ton of yardage throughout the night.

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GHS volleyball gets started at Preston

GRAFTON—The official 2019 volleyball season kicked for the Grafton Lady Bearcats’ volleyball team this past week as they hosted the Preston Knights at home on Thursday and came away with a solid win. The JV teams kicked off the action for the evening as the Lady Cats won both contests by the scores of 25-20 and 25-13. Senior Kassidy Simmons had three aces and two kills while freshman Emily Poling added five kills. Senior Hailey Pauley also tallied four kills. In the varsity contest, the Lady Bearcats won three of the four contests by the scores of 25-10, 11-25, 25-19, and 25-14.

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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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