Bearcats fall to Bridgeport, rebound against Minutemen

GRAFTON—Three, five, two, and four. Those are the points by which the Grafton Bearcats boys’ basketball team has narrowly lost four of its six games this season, most recently a 44-40 setback at the hands of Bridgeport on Wednesday. “We have got to find a way to pull one of these out. We have got to find a way to finish,” said Grafton head coach Michael Johnson after the game.

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Lady Knights take on Lady Wildcats

PRUNTYTOWN—Wedged between JV and varsity basketball games between the Taylor County Middle School boys and the Lincoln Middle School boys on Tuesday, the TCMS girls’ varsity basketball team was able to compete against the Lady Wildcats of Lincoln.

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Knights face off with Wildcats and Bucs in back-to-back action

PRUNTYTOWN—Playing three games in three days this past week, the TCMS boys’ basketball team found success recently in games against Lincoln, Buckhannon-Upshur, and South Harrison. On Tuesday, the Knights traveled to Shinnston to face off against Lincoln Middle School, and to start off the evening, the JV Knights secured the victory by the score of 28-17.

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Close games ends in loss for the GHS Bearcat Basketball team

GRAFTON—Just one day after a tough loss to Buckhannon-Upshur on the road Friday night, the Grafton Bearcats boys’ basketball team was back on the hardwood as they hosted Frankfort at Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium on Saturday. The Falcons would win their third-straight game (and sixth out of their last seven) in a hard-fought 49-47 win over the Bearcats.

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Bearcats compete in Braxton County Invitational

GRAFTON—The Braxton County Invitational, aka “The Big 16” Wrestling Tournament, was held at Braxton County High School this past Friday and Saturday and the Grafton Bearcat wrestlers fared extremely well at the event.

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GHS Swimmers hit the pool in the First Annual Backyard Brawl

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcat swimmers continue to make waves this season as they participated in the First Annual Backyard Brawl this past week against Philip Barbour and then hit the road for the Penguin Invitational at the Parkersburg YCMA.

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Buccaneers down Bearcats in Friday Night match-up

BUCKHANNON—After four straight road games in which three of those were in the eastern panhandle, the Grafton Bearcats boys’ basketball team hit the road again on Friday, this time heading to Upshur County to face off against Buckhannon-Upshur High School, winners of five of their last six games. The JV’s would kick off the action and the game would not disappoint, as both teams were knotted at 11-all at the end of the first period, with all of Grafton’s points coming from sophomore guard Justin Spiker.

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The Lady Knights hit the hardwood for three games in four days

PRUNTYTOWN—The TCMS girls’ basketball program has been busy recently, playing three games in four days this past week, starting with a Jan. 6 matchup at Westwood Middle School in Morgantown. In that game, the Lady Knights hung on for a tough-fought 26-25 win over the Warriors after the TCMS JV squad had won handily by 26 points in the earlier contest.

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Spiker named Student Athlete of the Week

Justin Spiker of the Grafton Bearcats boys’ basketball team is named this week’s Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week for his outstanding performance on the road against Berkeley Springs last Saturday.

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Knights take down Belington Middle, fall to Elkins

PRUNTYTOWN—After dropping a close contest to Westwood on Monday, the TCMS boys’ basketball team was back in action on Wednesday as they traveled to Elkins to take on Elkins Middle School.

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Lady Bearcats Basketball falls to Buccaneers in the fourth quarter

GRAFTON—Coming off of a tough road loss to regional opponent Keyser last Tuesday, the Grafton Lady Cats basketball team had a week to rest and refocus for their next game, a home contest against Buckhannon-Upshur on Thursday. Although the Lady Cats would play inconsistently to begin the game, they would lead by one point after the first period and take a 24-19 lead into the locker room at halftime behind Meredith Maier’s eight first-half points.

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Lady Bearcats Basketball falls to Buccaneers in the fourth quarter

GRAFTON—Coming off of a tough road loss to regional opponent Keyser last Tuesday, the Grafton Lady Cats basketball team had a week to rest and refocus for their next game, a home contest against Buckhannon-Upshur on Thursday. Although the Lady Cats would play inconsistently to begin the game, they would lead by one point after the first period and take a 24-19 lead into the locker room at halftime behind Meredith Maier’s eight first-half points.

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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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