Devart earns Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week title

Jacinda Devart of the Grafton High School Lady Bearcats’ soccer team has been named this week’s Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performances throughout the season.

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Mounties ready to take on Boston Terriers

GRAFTON—On Monday, the West Virginia men’s basketball team moved to 3-0 on the season with a scrappy first-round win over Northern Colorado in the Cancun Challenge at the WVU Coliseum. Tonight, the Mountaineers look to continue their run in the tournament as they host the Boston Terriers at the Coliseum for a 7:00pm tipoff.

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TCMS Knights boys basketball is ready to take on the competition

PRUNTYTOWN—24 players will be on the sidelines this season for TCMS head boys’ basketball coach Jonathan Curran, who is entering his second year at the helm of the program. Curran, a former WVU walk-on who played under former greats Gale Catlett and John Beilein, leaned heavily on his group of seventh graders last season and will again look to those players as eighth graders to shoulder most of the workload.

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Lady Bearcats Basketball gears up to hit the hardwood

GRAFTON—The Grafton Lady Cats basketball team began practicing recently for their upcoming 2019-20 season and so far, fifth-year head coach Andrew Moore has liked what he has seen from his experienced squad. “We are excited about the potential of this team as we essentially return all but one player from last year’s team,” said an optimistic Moore. “We played a lot of freshman last year on the varsity squad and I’m anxious to see how they respond with a year under their belt.”

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WVU takes down Northern Colorado

MORGANTOWN—An early 17-point lead against Northern Colorado in the opening round of the Cancun Classic at the Coliseum slowly disappeared on Monday, as WVU took a 10-point lead into the locker room at halftime and then found themselves tied with 6:18 remaining in the contest. The dry spell came around the 10-minute mark of the second half when the Mountaineers went scoreless for nearly five minutes, allowing the Bears to tie the game at 54 and WVU scrambling for answers.

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Hodges goes undefeated at Battler Royale

PHILIPPI—Alderson Broaddus led the field at today’s inaugural Battler Royale at the Rex Pyles Arena with five champions. Going undefeated in their weight classes today were 125 Noah Hodges, 141 Curtis Cox, 184 Gino Sita, 197 Alex Eaton, and Heavyweight Jared Burgoyne. Hodges defeated his long-time rival Shawn Moore of Davis & Elkins in the final by major decision, using several takedowns and a nasty ride to get the job done.

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New QB ignites spark in WVU Mountaineers

GRAFTON—Considering that the West Virginia Mountaineers football team had not won a game in almost two months, head coach Neal Brown needed a spark and some luck, and got both in a 24-20 win over Kansas State on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan. After watching backup starting quarterback Jarret Doege relieve starting quarterback Austin Kendall in last week’s ugly 38-17 loss to Texas Tech, Brown decided to make the change and named Doege the starter this week against the Wildcats.

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Grafton Bearcats Swim Team begins 2019-2020 swim season

GRAFTON—Grafton Bearcats’ Swim Team Head Coach Heather England took a young group of swimmers to the Harrison County Rotary Invitational on Saturday to compete in their first meet of the season. There were 11 teams competing in various events at the Harry Green Aquatic Center at the Lowndes Hill YMCA location. They were Grafton, Notre Dame, Robert C. Byrd, Lincoln, Bridgeport, Doddridge Country, Philip Barbour, Fairmont Senior, East Fairmont, Hampshire County, and Washington.

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Grafton Cheerleaders finish seventh at Big 10 Competition

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats cheerleading squad placed seventh in the Big 10 cheerleading competition held at Buckhannon-Upshur High School on Thursday. Bridgeport won the competition over Lincoln, who finished in second place.

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Hattie Tucker has been named this week’s Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week

Hattie Tucker has been named this week’s Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week

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Bearcat soccer players earn post-season honors for performance on field

GRAFTON—The Big 10, Regional, and All-State teams for boys’ and girls’ soccer were announced recently and, a few of our own Grafton Bearcats were recognized for their outstanding play this season. On the boys’ side, senior Alec Correia made 1st Team All-Big 10, while senior Stetson Sanders made the All-Big 10 2nd Team.

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WVU prepares to take down Kansas State

MORGANTOWN—Fresh off of an embarrassing home loss to Texas Tech this past Saturday, the West Virginia football team travels to Manhattan, Kansas this Saturday for a matchup against #24 Kansas State (6-3 overall, 3-3 Big 12). WVU (3-6, 1-5) has lost five consecutive games and must win its remaining three games to become bowl-eligible.

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Tucker signs with Auburn to continue competing in a uncommon sport

GRAFTON­—Surrounded by her family and friends, Hattie Tucker, a senior at Grafton High School, yesterday signed a letter of intent to continue her equestrian career with the University of Auburn, a Division 1 school in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and located in Alabama.

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Reed Between the Lines with Grafton Lady Bearcats Soccer Player Kenna Delaney

In this edition of Reed Between the Lines: Grafton Lady Bearcats Soccer Player Kenna Delaney Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a four-year member of the Lady Cats soccer team, a two-year member for the Lady Cats basketball team, and a present member in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I am also a member of the Beulah Baptist Church. I have several hobbies which include painting, drawing, and crafts. When and why did you start playing soccer? I started playing soccer when I was five. I personally wanted to play when I was younger because all my friends had also signed up. I was at such a young age and I didn’t know that playing when I was five was going to lead for me to have such a love for the game.

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Playoffs to kickoff this weekend

GRAFTON—After another year of fantastic high school football around the state, the times and dates have been set for the AAA, AA, and A playoffs, which kickoff this weekend. Because of the disparity in the number of schools between the classifications, four teams made the playoffs in AAA with losing records, while another three teams made the playoffs with .500 records.

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Mountaineers no match for Red Raiders

MORGANTOWN—In a clash of 3-5 teams looking to get back to their winning ways, the Texas Tech Red Raiders wasted no time on Saturday doing just that, scoring quickly and scoring often on an overmatched West Virginia team at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown. The Red Raiders (4-5, 2-4) found themselves up by 25 points early in the contest, eventually winning by three scores, 38-17, against a Mountaineer squad that was never really in the game.

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Bearcat Football’s post season comes to an end after loss to Minutemen

LEWIS COUNTY—Although the 2019 football season had quickly spiraled out of control for the Grafton Bearcats, they still had the opportunity to finish out the year on a high note, traveling to Weston on Friday for a Big 10 matchup against the Lewis County Minutemen. Grafton came into the game having dropped eight in a row after a Week 1 defeat of rival Philip-Barbour. Lewis County came into the contest having dropped two of their last three and needing a win to secure an AA playoff spot.

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Bearcat Cheerleaders take third at Regional Competition

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats Cheerleading squad took third place out 11 teams in the Region 1 Cheerleading Competition held at East Fairmont High School on Saturday. East Fairmont secured first place while Fairmont Senior claimed second-place honors. This season, the Bearcats are coached by Chatera Morris, who took over the reigns as head coach from her mother, Crystal Morris.

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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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