GHS volleyball season under way

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School volleyball team has been very busy the last couple of weeks as they have played in seven matches in less than two weeks. The latest contest for GHS was their best outing as they defeated North Marion 3 sets to 2 (25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 24-26, 20-18).

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TCMS Cross Country has busy week

BRIDGEPORT – The Taylor County Middle School cross country team has had a busy schedule as they competed twice last week. On Saturday the Knights ran in the Charles Point Invitational in Bridgeport. The Lady Knights had a great showing as they placed fourth in the team competition.

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GHS XC competes at Charles Point Invitational

BRIDGEPORT – The Grafton High School cross country teams competed in the Charles Point Invitational last Saturday in Bridgeport. In the team competition the girls team finished in fifth place and the boys returned to GHS with an eighth place finish. Meredith Maier continued to improve as she was the fastest Lady Cat in the meet. Maier finished with a time of 26:48 which was good enough for 28th place. The remaining Lady Cats crossing the finish line were Emily Cather (32nd), Sierrra Walls (35th), Emma Curry (40th), Aubree Collins (42nd), Destiny Walls (52nd) and Hannah Moats (58th).

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TCMS Lady Knights win two in a row

FAIRMONT—The Taylor County Middle School girls soccer team continued to play away games this fall as they were on the road at West Fairmont last Wednesday night. The Lady Knights recorded their second shutout in a row as they defeated the Cubs 3 to 0. The TCMS goals were scored by Kambree Delaney, Mykenna Stemple and Macy Johnson.

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TCMS football drops first game of the season

GRAFTON – The Taylor County Middle School football team played their first home game of the season last Wednesday night as they hosted Washington Irving Middle School at McKinney Field. The Knights struck first but it was all WI after that as the Hilltoppers defeated the Knights 32 to 7. The lone score for TCMS was scored by Arron Barker who intercepted a WI pass and returned it 85 yards for a touchdown. Layne England then came on to make the extra point and put the Knights up 7 to 0. This would be the last points for TCMS as the Hilltoppers ran off 32 straight points.

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TCMS boys soccer ties Cubs, defeats Hornets

FAIRMONT—The Taylor County Middle School boys soccer team made the short drive to Fairmont last Wednesday to take on the Cubs of West Fairmont. The Cubs defeated the Knights 4 to 0 earlier in the year but this time the Knights were able to match a goal with Fairmont to end the game in a 1 to 1 tie. The lone goal for TCMS was scored by Garin Chambers from long distance to tie the game at one. The Knights recorded 11 shots on goal at West. The shots were credited to Landen Miller (3), Layne England (3), Chambers, Jude Minard, Adrian Joyce and Markus Carder.

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#16 Grafton Bearcats control Liberty Mountaineers

CLARKSBURG—The Grafton High School football team was on the road again on Friday night, but this time it was only a forty-minute drive to play the Mountaineers of Liberty Harrison. The Bearcats, who suffered a tough lost to Oak Glen last Friday, regrouped as they bounced back this week to beat Liberty, 39-7. The Cats started with the ball at the forty-yard line on a good return by senior Noah Hodges. The Bearcat offense took control of the Liberty’s defense on the first drive, but before they could reach the red zone. The Mountaineer defense picked off a Bearcat pass and returned it for a touchdown. This would be the only score in the first quarter as the Cats found themselves down 7 to 0.

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Chris Miller named Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Chris Miller has been named the Taylor County Student Athlete of The Week for his performance at the Big Ten Championships.

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Beartcat golfers named Big 10 Cham

GRAFTON—For the first time in many years, the Grafton High School golf team played host to the Big Ten Championships at their home course at the Tygart Lake Public Golf Course. The “home field advantage” played right into the Bearcat plans, as they left Knottsville on Monday night with a Big Ten Championship. The Bearcats shot an impressive 317 as a team, which was three strokes better than the second-place Polar Bears of Fairmont Senior.

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GHS Golfers headed to regionals!

After being named Big 10 Championships, the Grafton High School golf team is ready to take on teams at Regionals, this Monday, September 24. Good luck and GO BEARCATS!

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TCMS soccer takes two from RLB

WESTON – The Taylor County Middle School soccer teams were off to Weston last Thursday night to take on the Patriots of Robert L. Bland. Both teams had little trouble with the Patriots as the Knights came home with two wins. The Lady Knights played the first game and shutout the Lady Patriots 4 to 0. This was the first win this season for the TCMS girls. The second game of the night was just as lop-sided as the Knights dominated play, winning 6 to 1.

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Lady Bearcats soccer plays even with Liberty Mountaineers

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School girls soccer team hosted the Liberty Mountaineers last Thursday night at McKinney Field. The Cats had already defeated the Lady Mountaineers twice this season, but on Thursday the Mountaineers would not let it be three times. When the final horned sounded the Lady Cats and Mountaineers had played to a 2 to 2 tie. The first Bearcat goal was scored by Emily Knotts off of a corner kick from Morgan Griffith. The second Bearcat goal was scored late in the first half when Kadie Dunham hit the back of the net with just over four minutes to go in the half.

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GHS boys soccer team falls to Mountaineers

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School soccer team hosted the Liberty Mountaineers last Thursday night at McKinney Field. The Cats were able to manage two goals in the contest, but it was not good enough as the Mountaineers scored four in the game. The first GHS goal was scored by Cody Abraham, as Marik Chambers was able to chip the ball over the defenders for Abraham to score the goal. Chambers was credited with an assist. The second goal for GHS was scored in the second half when Kaden Moore scored with an assist from Gabe Wolverton.

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Bearcats suffer first loss

NEW CUMBERLAND—The Grafton High School football team made their second long drive of the season last Friday night, as they headed to the northern panhandle, to face the Golden Bears of Oak Glen High School. On a positive note, the referees did show up for the contest, but as it turns out, the Bearcats may have not shown up for it.

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Grafton High golf team goes 2 and 1 on the week

MORGANTOWN—The Grafton High School golf team had a slight set back last week, as they recorded their first team loss of the season. After a rain out on Monday night, the Cats left for Morgantown to play at the Pines Country Club on Tuesday night. The Cats were just a little off on a difficult course, coming back to the clubhouse in second-place.

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Kimbrew named Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week

Senior Kolbe Kimbrew has been named the Grafton High School student athlete of the week for his performances for the GHS golf team.

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Personal records set at Chick-fil-A Invitational

MINERAL WELLS – The Grafton High School cross country teams left Grafton early last Saturday as they traveled to Mineral Wells to run in the Chick-fil-A Invitational. The Cats did not come home with any first place finishes but many of them set personal records during the event. The Cats ran against teams from Winfield, Williamstown, Ripley, Parkersburg, Ritchie, Caldwell, East Fairmont, Parkersburg South, Woodrow Wilson, George Washington, Wayne, Doddridge, Wheeling Catholic, South Charleston, Paden City, St. Marys, John Marshall, Huntington, Linsly, Marietta, Pikeview, Herbert Hoover, Point Pleasant, Oak Glen, Tyler Consolidated, Notre Dame, Wirt, Philip Barbour, Roane, Cameron, Nitro, Shady Springs and Scott.

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GHS soccer teams drop two in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON—The Grafton High School soccer teams were on the road again on Tuesday night, as they traveled to Upshur County to take on the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers. Neither the boys team nor the girls team could muster much offense against the Bucs as the GHS boys fall 4 to 1 and the Lady Bearcats lose 4 to 0. The magic number for the Bucs must have been four.

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Knights XC teams run in Mineral Wells and Doddridge

MINERAL WELLS – The Taylor County Middle School cross country teams ran in the Chick-fil-a Invitational in Mineral Wells over the weekend. The race included 31 schools from all over West Virginia and into Ohio. The Knights ran against teams from Doddridge, Williamstown, Ripley, Winfield, Milton, East Fairmont, Hamilton, Ravenswood, Pleasant, John Adams, Tyler Consolidated, Edison, Caldwell, Cameron, Ritchie, Bruceton, Andrew Jackson, Vandevender, Elkview, Trinity, Jackson, South Charleston, Horace Mann, Poca, Wirt, Marietta, Notre Dame, Shadyside, Blennerhassett and Sherman.

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Bearcats to battle Oak Glen

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School football team will make its second long drive of the season tonight as they head to top of the state to face Oak Glen High School tonight at 7:00 p.m.

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TCMS Knights move to 2—0 on the season

LOST CREEK—The Taylor County Middle School football team traveled to Lost Creek last Thursday night to take on South Harrison Middle School. The young Knights used a late fourth quarter score to defeat South Harrison 7 to 6. The lone score for the Knights was a touchdown by Arron Barker with less than three minutes to go in the game to tie the score at six. South Harrison had scored a touchdown in the third quarter but failed to convert the extra point.

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Miller and Kimbrew named low medalists

MORGANTOWN—The Grafton High School golf team continued their winning ways last week as they move their regular season record to 9 and 0. On Wednesday the Bearcats played at Mountainview Golf Course against University High and Preston. The Bearcats placed first with a team score of 164, University High was next with a 179 and Preston finished last with a score of 199.

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