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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 ...



James Hebb  Mountain Statesman

James Hebb, 70, entered into eternal rest Saturday surrounded by his loving family, at Heritage Manor in Liberty, Ohio. Jim was born on April 25, 1948, ...



Nancy Lou O'Connor  Mountain Statesman

Nancy Lou O'Connor (nee Woodyard), 94, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Ames Family Hospice in Westlake, OH. She was born in Grafton, WV on ...



Grafton student to participate in American Legion 'A Constitutional Speech Contest' in Indianapolis  WV News

INDIANAPOLIS — Grafton High School senior Trevor Scott Swiger will compete in the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship program, ...



Judy Ann (Henderson) Annon  Mountain Statesman

Judy Ann (Henderson) Annon, age 66, of Grafton, WV, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at her home, with her family by her side. She was born June 1, ...



George B. “Bernie” Nestor  Mountain Statesman

George B. “Bernie” Nestor, age 81, of Fairmont, WV, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the Mon Health Medical Center, in Morgantown. He was born ...



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 ...



Carl “Pete” Isner - Obituaries  Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune

Carl Norman “Pete” Isner, 84, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at his home in Ripley surrounded by family. He was born in Grafton on June 21, 1934.



Calendar of events  WV News

Today. Easter egg sale by Emmanuel Christian School, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Meadowbrook Mall, Bridgeport. Six flavors. 304-624-6125 or any student for more ...



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 ...



American Red Cross donates set during National Volunteer Month  WV News

MORGANTOWN — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets during National Volunteer Month this April. Eligible donors of ...



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.



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 ...



Ram grapplers compete in Border Brawl | Sports  WV News

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Three Southern Garrett seniors wrestled for Team Maryland/West Virginia in Sunday's fourth annual Border Brawl Mason-Dixon Wrestling ...



Bearcats host North Marion in Regional final  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School boys basketball team (10-15) will host the North Marion Huskies tonight in the WV AA Region 1 finals in the Scotty ...



Carl Norman "Pete" Isner  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Carl Norman "Pete" Isner, 84, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at his home in Ripley, surrounded by family. He was born in Grafton on June 21, 1934.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Jerry L. Latta  Mountain Statesman

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



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 ...



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 ...



Student achievements recognized by the Rotary Club of Grafton  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Rotary Club of Grafton recognized the success of four local Grafton High School students, both in and out of the classroom. Rotarians and ...



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 ...



GHS volleyball season under way  Mountain Statesman

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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Grafton Bearcats continue to win late in the season  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON- The Grafton High School boys basketball team was back on the road this past Thursday to face off with arch rival, the Philip Barbour Colts.



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 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.



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.



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 Bearcats: Where are they now?” Brian Westerman  Mountain Statesman

Where are you now? I live on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Floriday, where I am a Logistics Manager of Joint Communications Support Element. What was ...



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 ...



East Fairmont Lady Bees double up Bearcats 64-32  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School girls basketball team hosted the East Fairmont Bees on Wednesday night at the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium. The Lady ...



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 ...



Lloyd Ellsworth “Mick” Elsey, III  Mountain Statesman

Lloyd Ellsworth (Mick) Elsey, III, age 66, of Woodyard Road, slipped away peacefully to his Heavenly Home on Sunday, June 17, 2018, with his loving family and ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



International Mother's Day Shrine at Grafton needs funds to repair stained glass windows  The Dominion Post

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



GHS Entertainers are ready to compete  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Get ready to come out this weekend to support a local group of talented students, while they celebrate the brave men and women that have served ...



Marjorie Ellen McCauley | Obituaries  WV News

GRAFTON — Marjorie Ellen McCauley, 88 years old, passed away peacefully at her home on Victory Avenue in Grafton on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.



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 ...



GHS tennis teams open the season against B-U  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School tennis teams opened their season on Monday night as they played host to Buckhannon-Upshur. On a very cold and windy ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Toothman and Maier lead Lady Bearcats to victory over Liberty  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School girls basketball team played host to the Liberty Mountaineers last Monday night, at the Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium.



Masons to open time capsule from 1915  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Masons from Grafton Lodge No. 15 will play host to The Grand Lodge on Saturday, April 7, for a unique experience, that has reportedly never ...



GHS Baseball drops opener against Lincoln  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School baseball team opened their 2019 season on Tuesday night as they hosted the Lincoln Cougars at Upton Park.



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 ...



Behind the scenes of Grafton High School's fall play  WDTV

GRAFTON, W. Va. (WDTV)- A lot goes into theater production behind the curtain. Sherwood Forest has taken root in Grafton High School theater with Robin ...



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 ...



Caleb Bish named Taylor County Student Athlete of the Week  Mountain Statesman

Senior Caleb Bish has been named the Grafton High School student athlete of the week for his performance against the Philip Barbour Colts. Bish was very ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Rachel Nicole (Bailey) Davis  Mountain Statesman

Rachel Nicole (Bailey) Davis, age 28, of Grafton Road, Fairmont, WV, went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 4, 2018, in Logan County, WV. She was born ...



GHS Golf's outstanding season recognized by Taylor County BOE  Mountain Statesman

PRUNTYTOWN—The Taylor County Board of Education recognized the accomplishments of one local sports team at a recent meeting. Many may remember a ...



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.



GHS boys track looking to have a solid 2019 track season  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School boys track team will be opening their season this coming Tuesday as they will host their first of three home meets.



Lady Bearcats eliminate Colts from sectional play  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School girls basketball team hosted the Phillip Barbour Lady Colts on Monday night, in a first round sectional basketball game.



Grafton High School Softball Recap  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School softball team has had a busy couple of weeks, in which they managed to add three more wins to their season record.



Lady Bearcat Softball falls to Lady Bucs 13—4  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON – The Grafton High School softball team played their first home contest on Tuesday night as they hosted the Lady Bucs of Buckhannon-Upshur.



Fast start propels Cats over Berkley Springs Indians  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School boys basketball team hosted the Berkeley Springs Indians in their first round of the AA sectional tournament, on Monday ...



Deanna (Helm) Kisner | Obituaries  WV News

BRIDGEPORT — Deanna (Helm) Kisner, 78, of Bridgeport, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019, at her daughter and son-in-law's residence.



Mary Ellen Haney - East Fairmont's first female principal is an 'open book'  WV News

When classes resumed at East Fairmont High School this fall, there was — for the first time in the century since its founding — a woman occupying the corner ...



Seniors honored at awards ceremony  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—Grafton High School seniors were honored for their dedication and hard work. On Friday, students from the class of 2018 were recognized for their ...



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 ...



Local girl initiated into WVU honor society  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—One former Grafton High School student was initiated into the nation's oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society. Jasmine ...



North Central WV students to compete in statewide Poetry Out Loud competition  WBOY.com

Fifty-one West Virginia high school students, including ten from the north central region, will compete in the statewide finals of the Poetry Out Loud competition.



Juanita Grace Wolfe Lipscomb | Obituaries  WV News

GRAFTON — Juanita Grace Wolfe Lipscomb, 97, of Middleville Community, passed away at River Oaks Nursing Home, Thursday, November 22, 2018.



Lady Bearcats finish third in Sam Bord Tournament  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School girls basketball team played in the consolation game of the Sam Bord Memorial Tournament Friday against the Philip ...



Make your way to the Tygart Dam Choral Classic to see the GHS Entertainers steal the show  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School Entertainers will host the 3rd Annual Tygart Dam Choral Classic (formerly known as cavalcade) this Saturday, January 20, ...



2017 Little Miss Bearcat crowned  Mountain Statesman

Grafton- Each year, the Grafton High School Cheerleaders host the Little Miss Bearcat competition as a way to raise money for the program. This year, the little ...



Dr. Findley 'graduates' with the Class of 2017  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—After graduating seven classes from Grafton High School, the school's principal, Dr. Joseph Findley, has decided to “graduate” along side the class ...



GHS Cross County hosts Bearcat Invitational  Mountain Statesman

GRAFTON—The Grafton High School cross country team hosted the Bearcat Invitational last Saturday, at West Taylor Elementary School. The Cats hosted team ...



Lady Bearcat softball drops season opener  Mountain Statesman

PETERSBURG – The Grafton High School girls softball team played their first game of the year away from home as they made the two hour journey to ...



Bearcats fall at Frankfort  Mountain Statesman

RIDGELEY – The Grafton High School boys basketball team made the two hour journey to Ridgeley, WV last Saturday to take on the Frankfort Falcons.



TCHS Theatre Club Qualifies for WV State Thespian Festival  The Parsons Advocate

By Heather Clower The Parsons Advocate. Drama and theatricals have been a growing area of interest in our schools over the past several years. TCHS second ...



Taylor County Prosecutor named as 19th Judicial Circuit Judge  Mountain Statesman

TAYLOR COUNTY—After serving the citizens of Taylor County for the past 11 years as a prosecutor, Shawn D. Nines was appointed as the newest Circuit Judge ...



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