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New dates for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 announced

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021.

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NCAA grants additional year of eligibility to springs sports athletes

GRAFTON—It had been discussed thoroughly for the past few weeks but finally on Monday, the NCAA Division 1 Council voted to grant a year of clemency to athletes participating in spring athletics who had their season suspended or eliminated due to COVID-19.

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West Virginia University cancels annual spring football game

MORGANTOWN—Although it probably wasn’t much of a shock to anyone at this point, the WVU football program, as well as the rest of the Big 12 conference teams, has decided to cancel their spring football game due to the spread of COVID-19.

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Non-conference schedule announced

MORGANTOWN—Although the 2019-20 NCAA basketball season was cut short a few weeks ago due to concerns over the rapidly-spreading coronavirus, the recent release of WVU men’s basketball’s non-conference schedule for next season should get Mountaineer fans excited about what’s in store for the future.

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Commissioner Bob Bowlsby discusses the future of Big 12 sports

GRAFTON—As the coronavirus continues to rear its ugly head and spring sports are in jeopardy of folding, one must wonder if the pandemic will affect summer and fall sports as well.

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Reed Between the Lines with former Lady Bearcat Tessa Clark

In this edition of Reed Between the Lines, Sports Editor Scott Reed talks with former Grafton Lady Cats’ Basketball Standout Tessa Clark.

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Lady Bearcats earn post-season honors

GRAFTON—The West Virginia Class AA Girls All-State Basketball Team, as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, was released recently and two Grafton Lady Bearcat players earned their way onto the team due to their hard work and stellar play.

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Grafton ballers make Big 10 All-Conference

GRAFTON—The Big 10 All-Conference basketball teams were released yesterday and Grafton High School’s Jack Faulkner and Meredith Maier both earned 1st-Team honors, while Ryan Maier earned 2nd-Team honors for the Bearcats.

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Reed between the lines with TCLL President Tim Hussion

Sports Editor Scott Reed talks shop with Little League President Tim Hussion

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Mountaineer Basketball recap

MORGANTOWN—In a matter of seconds, the WVU men’s basketball team had their hopes of a deep postseason run dashed last Thursday as word of the rapidly-spreading coronavirus made its way around high school, college, and professional athletics in just a matter of hours.

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GHS Seniors express emotions over the cancellation of their final season

GRAFTON—Now that the start to spring sports in Taylor County have either been suspended and/or eliminated due to COVID-19, so too are many camps, clinics, tournaments, leagues, and organized practices for our local teams.

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NFL: Draft will continue, but under new format

NEW YORK (Barry Wilner/The Associated Press)—The NFL will proceed with its draft but without public events next month in Las Vegas. It’s not yet clear, however, if the draft itself will be held in the city.

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NFL: Draft will continue, but under new format

NEW YORK (Barry Wilner/The Associated Press)—The NFL will proceed with its draft but without public events next month in Las Vegas. It’s not yet clear, however, if the draft itself will be held in the city.

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Taylor County Spring Sports coaches sound off about the effects of Coronavirus

GRAFTON—Now that the start to spring sports in Taylor County have either been suspended and/or eliminated due to COVID-19, so too are many camps, clinics, tournaments, leagues, and organized practices for our local teams.

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Bearcubs celebrate success on hardwood

GRAFTON—Before the threat of coronavirus gripped the Taylor County community, the Grafton Bearcubs’ 4th and 5th grade travel basketball teams brought home some much-deserved hardware in a recent tournament at the Philippi City Building in Barbour County.

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Taylor County’s spring sports season over before it starts

TAYLOR COUNTY— COVID-19 continues to have major impacts on state and local sporting events. On Thursday, March 12, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice requested that West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC) Director Bernie Dolan, suspend both the boys and girls West Virginia High School State Basketball Tournaments.

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Knights prepping for track season

PRUNTYTOWN—While the track teams at Grafton High School are preparing for their 2020 campaign, 65 runners are aiming to make the 2020 season yet another great one for the Taylor County Middle School Knights.

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Bearcats ready to hit the track

GRAFTON—Spring sports season in Taylor County is just around the corner, and at Grafton High School, a couple of familiar faces will again be directing the boys’ and girls’ track teams.

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TCMS teachers take down local law enforcement in annual match-up

PRUNTYTOWN—For the second consecutive season, the staff of Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) and local law enforcement officials have gotten together to play an exhibition basketball game in front of the student body at TCMS.

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Gear up for 45th Annual Grafton 5 Mile Run

GRAFTON—Lace up those sneakers and get ready to run and walk your way to the finish line, while helping to promote athletics at Grafton High School.

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Golden Tornadoes rain down on Cats, wash away post-season hopes

GRAFTON—In a rematch of a game played on December 30th in Keyser in which Grafton won by the score of 53-39, the Bearcats boys’ basketball team knew they would have a tall task ahead of them when they played the Golden Tornado again in the second round of the Region 1, Section 1 tournament at Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium on Wednesday.

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Beltner's season long efforts earn him Student Athlete of the Week

Logan Beltner of the Grafton Bearcats’ basketball team is named this week’s Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week for his outstanding performances throughout the season

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Cats put a damper on Cougar's Senior Night

SHINNSTON—Winners of five of their last six games, the Grafton Bearcats boys’ basketball team headed to Shinnston on Wednesday to take on the Lincoln Cougars, who came into the game sporting a 14-7 record after a lopsided 65-30 win at Wyoming East just four days before.

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Lady Bearcats end their season with a disappointing loss

GRAFTON—For three periods of their second-round sectional matchup against Petersburg on Wednesday, everything seemed to be going according to plan for the Grafton Lady Cats basketball team.

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Mountaineers looking to save their season

MORGANTOWN—It seems like every game the past few weeks has been a “must win” game for the West Virginia University men’s basketball program, and for the most part, they haven’t won them.

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Blake Moore earns Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week

Blake Moore of the Grafton Bearcats’ basketball team is named this week’s Taylor County Student-Athlete of the Week for his outstanding performances in his last two games

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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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