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GRAFTON—The Grafton High School Softball team concluded their season last month, and for one of their own, it came with some much-deserved postseason acknowledgment. Frederique Maloley, a freshman standout for the Bearcats, was recognized on both the All  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School Softball team concluded their season last month, and for one of their own, it came with some much-deserved postseason ...



Federally-funded WV TRIO programs continue to help students succeed  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Area high school students moved onto college campuses in the Mountain State last week to get a jump start on their college educations ...



Reed ready to report on Taylor County Sports  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Mountain Statesman is pleased to announce our new Sports Editor, Scott Reed. He will begin working for the paper on Monday, June 3, and ...



GHS tennis to host summer camp  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School Tennis Team's 2019 WV State Runner-up and the GHS Tennis Coaches will be hosting a tennis camp open to all players, ...



John William Sturm | Obituaries  WV News

BRIDGEPORT — John William Sturm, 73, passed away at his home in Bluffton, SC, on June 11, 2019.



Taylor County Tie Man turns 30  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Today a local celebrity that has touched the hearts of many is celebrating his 30th birthday, and for his birthday he is asking community to help him ...



Local basketball players take part in national AAU tournaments  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Even though the high school basketball season has officially come to an end for the Lady Cats basketball team, three of Grafton's own continue to ...



Minear graduates USAF basic training  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Air Force Airman Jacob Minear graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas on May 17th, 2019.



Stephen Blake Deakins | Obituaries  WV News

GRAFTON — Stephen Blake Deakins, age 70, of Victor Street, Grafton, WV, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, with his wife and daughter by his side ...



BOE recognizes sports achievements and hears about academic programs  Mountain Statesman

PRUNTYTOWN—At Tuesday's Taylor County Board of Education meeting, two sport teams were recognized for making their way to states, and the board ...



Grafton High School Tennis looking to improve in 2019  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School tennis teams began their 2019 campaign last week as they traveled across the mountains to Moorefield, but before we get ...



Grafton High Tennis takes on BUHS and BHS  Mountain Statesman

BUCKHANNON—The Grafton High School tennis team headed out on the road Monday night, as they traveled to Buckhannon to take on the Bucs. The boys ...



GHS to host special sale for prom  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—In a few months' students will planning to have the night of their life at the high school prom. From finding the perfect date, to the perfect dress ...



Carolyn Ruth Bartlett Burnett | Obituaries  WV News

GROVELAND, Fla. — Carolyn Ruth Bartlett Burnett, age 77, of Groveland, FL, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at home following a long illness.



Dancers' performances out of this world  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—On Saturday, the stage was set, the dances had been practiced and the crowd patiently waited for their favorite dancers to take the stage. The lights ...



Helen M. Swisher Kirkpatrick | Obituaries  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Helen M. Swisher Kirkpatrick, 89, of Bridgeport, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.



Vivian Leigh Sickles  Mountain Statesman

Vivian Leigh Sickles, 51, of Grafton, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Wendel, ...



Hard times at Grafton High for Lady Bearcats  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School girls basketball team hosted one of the top teams in WV at home on Wednesday night. The Bearcats' opponent was the ...



Grafton High School Spring Sports wind down  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Athletes at Grafton High School have swung, run, jumped, hit, thrown and hurdled their way through the 2019 Spring Sports Season. Many of the ...



GHS Cheerleaders compete  Mountain Statesman

WHEELING—The Grafton High School cheerleading squad competed last week for the WV Regional I AA championships in Wheeling. The girls gave it all they ...



Grafton High School golfers improve to 7 and 0  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School golf team remained unbeaten last week as they added to more dominating performances to their impressive resume.



Several personal records set at AA state track meet  Mountain Statesman

CHARLESTON—The Grafton High School girls and boys track team visited the state capital last weekend as they competed in the 2019 WV AA state track meet ...



FFA greenhouse blooming with plants and veggies  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Future Farmers of America (FFA) Greenhouse is open for the season. The greenhouse, which is located off Riverside Drive, ...



GHS Band to host a special event  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—High school band members work tirelessly to learn their instrument and hone their skills and can often be thought of as just half-time entertainment ...



GHS Homecoming court announced  Mountain Statesman

2018 Grafton High School Homecoming Court. This year's court includes seniors Payton England escorted by Andrew Devart, Morgan Griffith escorted by Garrett ...



Announcers pleased that Bearcat football to fill airwaves once more  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON–Most of us can remember a time in the past that we heard the Bearcat football games being called over the radio, and just like that, last year, there ...



Grafton High School baseball finishes third in sectional tourney  Mountain Statesman

BERKLEY SPRINGS- The Grafton High School baseball team finished their 2019 season this past weekend as they finished third in Class AA Region I Section I.



Taylor Wyatt selected to Damascus Hall of Fame  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—You may know her now as the extremely helpful and hardworking counselor at Grafton High School, or the energetic softball coach for the Lady ...



Grafton Rotary Club honors outstanding students  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton Rotary Club met last Wednesday to honor some of Grafton High School's top students. During the meeting, juniors Chloe Collins and ...



GHS After-Prom welcomes students once more this Saturday  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Every year, around the nation young lives are cut short in car accidents involving drunk drivers on prom night, but individuals at Grafton High School ...



Grafton High Speech and Debate participates in novice tournament  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School Speech and Debate Team traveled to Parkersburg High School on Saturday, September 29. Five students competed in ...



GHS teachers defeat TCMS teachers on the hardwood  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—In front of almost 1400 students in a packed Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium, the Grafton High School and Taylor County Middle School teachers put ...



Maids 4th, Minutemen 2nd at Grafton Track Meet  WV News

The Lewis County Maids and Minutemen traveled to Grafton High School on Tuesday, April 23 to compete in a Grafton High School meet. The Maids picked up a ...



Bright wins 44th Annual Grafton 5 Mile Run  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON -- On a sunny and very windy Sunday afternoon in Grafton, the Grafton High School track team held the 44th annual Grafton 5 Mile Run. For the first ...



Grafton falls just short vs. Keyser | High School  WV News

GRAFTON — When Keyser's girls' basketball team visited Grafton high school for a matchup with the Bearcats, the two teams went blow for blow until the very ...



UPDATE: Students return to Grafton HS after tragic death of classmate  WDTV

A teenager from Grafton was among the two people killed after a head-on collision in Indiana County.



Makenzie Marie Deditch  Mountain Statesman

Makenzie Marie Deditch, 17, of Grafton, West Virginia, formerly of Saltsburg, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019, with her grandfather, Willard Francis “Wig” ...



Local craft and vendor shows to offer unique gifts for Christmas  Mountain Statesman

TAYLOR COUNTY—The holiday season is right around the corner, and many may be looking for the perfect gift for that special someone. To help with finding ...



Brazilier wins Big Ten Championship  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON--The Grafton High School tennis teams competed in the Big Ten Championships over the weekend and one member of the team came home with a ...



Taylor, WV, grand jurors accuse Clarksburg, WV, man of taking money, failing to provide monument  WV News

GRAFTON — A Clarksburg man accused of taking money to provide a monument for a beloved Grafton sports figure and then failing to provide it has been ...



Bearcats end season with loss to North Marion Huskies  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School Bearcat football team (5-4) played their final contest of the 2018 season last Friday night, at McKinney Field. On a rainy ...



Grafton High School Swim Team ready for new season  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School swim team will be taking to the pool for their third season in a row. The Cats welcomed 12 swimmers into their practice ...



Grafton Police make an arrest after threat made at Grafton High School  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—A Virginia resident has been extradited back to Taylor County to face some serious charges following an incident that occurred nearly a month ago.



Sheila Eileen (Gillespie) Sayres  Mountain Statesman

Sheila Eileen (Gillespie) Sayres, age 64, of Walnut Street, Grafton, WV, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.



Taylor County Prosecutor John Bord lives for the law and football  WV News

GRAFTON — After giving up a career as a college football coach, Taylor County Prosecutor John Bord followed in his father's footsteps, making a life in law in ...



Final stats for Grafton High School boys basketball  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Coach Mike Johnson just released the final stats for his 2017-2018 boys basketball team. The leading scorer this season will not be a surprise if ...



Grafton Wrestling Club host Tony Williams Memorial Tournament  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton Wrestling Club held their annual Tony Williams Memorial Tournament last Saturday at the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium on the campus ...



Jerry L. Latta | Obituaries  WV News

GRAFTON — Jerry L. Latta, age 63, of Blueville Drive, Grafton, WV, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in ...



Bearcat football improves  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School football team was back on the field Friday night as they hosted Richwood in their second scrimmage of the season.



Tigers spoil Senior Night at Grafton High School  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School football team played their final home contest last Friday night, as they hosted the Elkins Tigers at McKinney Field.



High school greenhouses open with post-Easter sunshine, in Harrison County, WV  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Spring only sprouted a month ago, but high school students in a trio of Harrison County schools have already grown a green thumb.



Memorial Day activities throughout North Central West Virginia honor the fallen  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Memorial Day, formally known as Decoration Day in the years following the Civil War, was a day set aside to honor and remember those who ...



Grafton High School tennis team returns four starters  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School tennis team will return four starters from last year's team. On the boy's side of the court, the Cats have three players that ...



Grafton High School Theater Club takes the stage in multiple competitions  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Seven Grafton High School Theater Club students put on their best acts and competed in the West Virginia State Thespian Festival, held in ...



Brazilier places second in WV AA state tennis tournament  Mountain Statesman

CHARLESTON – Two of Grafton High School best tennis players headed to Coonskin Park last week in Charleston to compete in the 2019 WV AA State Tennis ...



Eagles fly past Mountaineers, 59-35 | High School  WV News

GRAFTON — Robert C. Byrd overcame 28 turnovers by shooting 46 percent from the field and 71 percent from the free throw line to down Liberty, 59-35, in the ...



Terring Wayne Skinner  Mountain Statesman

Terring Wayne Skinner, 60, of Grafton passed at Mon Health Medical Center on Monday, January 7, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born ...



Grafton High School Alumni game held at Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The 7th annual Grafton High School alumni basketball games were held last Friday night in the friendly confines of the Scotty Hamilton Gym.



Season comes to an end for Lady Bearcats softball  Mountain Statesman

KEYSER – The Grafton High School softball team opened their sectional tournament last week as they traveled two hours east to face Keyser. The Cats could ...



2019 GHS Prom Court announced  Mountain Statesman

The 2019 Grafton High School Prom Court is all smiles as they pose for a picture last week. This year's senior hopefuls include: back row from left to right, Alexis ...



Brittany Lane Davis  Mountain Statesman

Brittany Lane Davis, 31, of Grafton passed away at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV, on Monday February 18, 2019, with her loving family by her side ...



Christmastime coming to Grafton  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Grafton, as city workers have been busy prepping for the upcoming holiday season. From hanging ...



Judge Alan D. Moats in Taylor, WV, livid that regional jail didn't transport prisoners on time  WV News

GRAFTON — The prisoner transportation problem that continues to vex courts throughout the region and the state popped up again Tuesday, this time in Taylor ...



Dyna-Mix Custom Mixed Rubber holds manufacturing day for local high school students  WBOY.com

A local plant opened it's doors Tuesday morning to show students some opportunities for their future.



New look for GHS baseball  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School baseball team will have a “new look” this season as they take the diamond at Upton Field. The Cats will be showing off ...



Taylor assistant prosecutor Shawn Nines soon moves to judge in Barbour, Taylor, WV  WV News

GRAFTON — Come Jan. 1, Shawn D. Nines goes from one side of the bench to the other.



Grafton's newest attraction will hopefully draw tourists to town  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Grafton native, Brendan Gallagher, is making sure that the town is ready for the release of the game Fallout 76. The new game has a host of ...



Simon throws perfect game, no hitter as Colts go 3-0 in Grafton  WV News

GRAFTON — Philip Barbour starting pitcher Sara Simon was simply too much for anyone she faced on Saturday, as she routinely kept hitters off balance for a ...



International Mother's Day Shrine at Grafton needs funds to repair stained glass windows  wajr

GRAFTON, W.Va. — A mother's love lasts forever, but the shrine to mothers everywhere will not without an infusion of funds. The International Mother's Day ...



Taylor County Tie Man going for world record, needs your assistance  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Throughout the years, many locals may have heard of the Taylor County Tie Man, Billy Davis, and have been touched by his kind heart. Davis has ...



GHS wrestler Hodges selected to All-Star team  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Grafton High School wrestling standout, Noah Hodges, has been selected to wrestle in the Border Brawl Mason Dixon Classic on March 24, ...



Emilien Brazilier named the Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week  Mountain Statesman

Grafton High School tennis standout Emilien Brazilier was named the Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Big Ten and ...



Grafton High School wrestlers open at Point Pleasant  Mountain Statesman

POINT PLEASANT – The Grafton High School wrestling team opened their 2017-2018 season this past weekend in Point Pleasant. The Bearcats wrestled ...



Rosters released for 2019 North-South Football Classic  WVAH

The annual WCHS-TV/FOX 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic will be staged on June 8. For the second straight year, Black Eagle Stadium on the campus ...



Grafton residents say 'good riddance' to old school building  WDTV

Residents in Grafton are relieved to see an old school building torn down, decades after the school closed.



CSM. Tim Bolyard's body returns home to Grafton  WDTV

Command Sergeant Major Tim Bolyard was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month when two Afghan officers opened fire with a rifle and machine gun.



Brazilier and Chambers advance to state tourney  Mountain Statesman

MORGANTOWN—The Grafton High School tennis team competed in the 2019 Region II tournament this weekend in Morgantown. Most of the event was moved ...



Grafton High School tennis season in review  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School tennis team finished their season last week, in the West Virginia AA regional tournament. The Bearcats brought many new ...



Grafton-Taylor Health Department receives various innovation awards  Mountain Statesman

TAYLOR COUNTY—Recently, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department was recognized for their hard work and dedication to the county. At a conference ...



UPDATE: Social media post from Rockingham County, Va., no threat to Grafton High School, students, police say  WV News

GRAFTON — An investigation into a social media threat “to shoot three people” at Grafton High School posed no threat to the school or its students, Grafton ...



Lady Bearcats continue to grow  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School girls basketball team will open the 2018-2019 season looking to build off of some experience that was gained last year.



Harrison and Taylor County schools expand health services  WV News

GRAFTON — Students, faculty and staff in two Taylor County schools will have in-school access to medical and behavioral health professionals for the first time ...



Students at Taylor County Middle School set new Penny Wars record  Mountain Statesman

PRUNTYTOWN—The Grafton Rotary Club wrapped up Penny Wars at the Taylor County Middle School last week, with a new Penny Wars record, to be donated ...



North Central West Virginia high school cheerleading squads prepare for regionals Saturday  WV News

CLARKSBURG — North Central West Virginia's high school cheerleading teams will compete in regional competitions this weekend, with one Harrison County ...



Grafton High School ProStart team cooks up the drive for competition  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Students in the Grafton High School ProStart class have chopped, whipped, seared and sautéed their way to the top of the class to take part in this ...



Pastor Ronald Gene “Ron” Ford  Mountain Statesman

Pastor Ronald Gene “Ron” Ford, 74, of Grafton, went to his heavenly home, Sunday December 16, 2018, after one month of knowing he had pancreatic and liver ...



Weathered and worn relics recovered from 1915 time capsule  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Community members and guests filled the pews in the sanctuary of the International Mother's Day Shrine on Saturday, as Larry Richman ...



Kimbrew to play golf at FSU  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – Grafton High School's Kolbe Kimbrew signed his letter of intent last week to continue is golf career at Fairmont State University. Kimbrew who was a ...



2017 GHS Homecoming Court  Mountain Statesman

The 2017 Grafton High School Homecoming Court poses for a picture outside of the school. Pictured in no particular order are Seniors: Susanna Clelland and ...



BOE honors teachers and students Tuesday  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Board of Education met at Grafton High School on Tuesday, to see and hear about the progress and strides the school has made ...



Bruce Miller | Obits  WV News

ROWLESBURG — Bruce Lynn Miller, 66, of Rowlesburg, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at Mon General Hospital with his loving family by his side.



GHS track stars headed to Charleston for State Finals  Mountain Statesman

FARMINGTON – The Grafton High School track teams competed in the regional championships last weekend at North Marion High School with a chance to ...



GHS swimmers win team competition at ABU  Mountain Statesman

PHILIPPI—The Grafton High School swim team found themselves once again driving south on US 119 to Philippi. The pool on the college campus in Philippi ...



Wellman throws 3 touchdowns, Cats still fall to Cougars  Mountain Statesman

SHINNSTON – The Grafton High School Bearcat football team made the journey to Shinnston last Friday night to battle the No. 16 Lincoln Cougars. In what ...



James Andrew Poling  Mountain Statesman

James Andrew Poling, 28, of Grafton, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was born in Clarksburg, WV. December 31, 1989, son of the late, James ...



North Central West Virginia bands prepare for the annual Region 10 Band Festival  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Area middle and high school bands will showcase their skills and talent Thursday and Friday at this year's Region 10 Band Festival.



Toothman goes above and beyond in athletics and beyond | High School  WV News

Over the last couple of years Bailey Toothman has been a strong competitor both on the soccer field and on the hardwood for the Grafton Bearcats.



Region 10 Band Festival results  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Following are the Region 10 Band Festival rating results for Wednesday's adjudications.



Parades, ceremonies to celebrate North Central West Virginia veterans  WV News

CLARKSBURG — Veterans Day will be celebrated throughout North Central West Virginia with ceremonies and parades to honor veterans and military ...



Keith Skaggs  Mountain Statesman

Senior Keith Skaggs has been named the Grafton High School Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance at the West Virginia state wrestling tournament.



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