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Braxton wrestlers finish 3rd in AA State Tourney Senior Logan Conley wins championship at 195#

Braxton wrestlers placed third in the state tournament last week, behind Point Pleasant with 247 points and Fairmont Senior with112. The Eagles had 99.
Eight of the Braxton wrestling team qualified for the state tournament this season, and six placed in the AA state tournament wrestled last week. One, Logan Conley, wrestled his way to  the championship, the sixth BCHS wrestler to accomplish that goal.
Braxton head coach Sterling Beane commended Logan Conley for reaching his goal and said he wasn’t surprised that he did it. “Logan is an excellent wrestler,” Beane said. “He’s a hard worker, a good leader, and he wrestled hard at the tournament. He deserved a state championship.”
The other placers included freshman Blayne Jarvis, 120, who finished in fourth place. Junior Colton Moore, 182, finished fifth, and sixth place went to Tyee Ellyson at 132, Logan Bennett at 138, and Sturgis May at 220. Bennett is a sophomore. Ellyson and May are both seniors.
Coach Beane pointed out that three of Braxton’s state placers will be returning next season. “They will be the nucleus of next year’s team,” he said.

Senior Center unveils plans for miniature golf course, asks Commission for help

One of the highlights of last Friday’s Braxton County Commission meeting was a presentation by the BC Senior Center detailing plans to build a miniature golf course that would be open to the public. BCSC Director Mary Chapman began by telling the Commission that her board was thinking outside the box when they began looking for activities for local resident. “Some of the thought process came about due to the high number of grandparents caring for their grandchildren. We wanted activities that appealed to different age groups so they could enjoy them together. That’s how the putt-putt golf course began.” explained Chapman.

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Braxton native instrumental in vaccinating thousands in WV

By Shirley Shuman
On Dec. 23, 2020, Jessica Dennison McColley, D.O., vaccinated her staff in Cabin Creek Health System, for which she serves as the CMO. Since that time, Dr. McColley, a native of Braxton and graduate of Braxton County High School, has initiated the vaccination of nearly 17,000 West Virginians.

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Herb Cogar leads community clean-up, stresses importance

By Shirley Shuman
Gassaway resident Herb Cogar, a longtime community activist, recently organized a group of volunteers to clean up what he termed “an absolute nightmare” along Route 4. Cogar announced the project at a meeting in the Gassaway Community Building. He set March 17 as the date for the cleanup.

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Garavaglia, tied for fifth, to attend Liberty University

Adison Garavaglia has chosen to attend Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, for her higher education. She noted that it is “one of the largest Christian colleges in the country.” However, she chose Liberty because “it has lots of programs, especially in biomedical sciences,” and that covers her planned major.

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Hunter Mitchell’s future plans are to be a doctor

Hunter Mitchell is one of two at number five in Class of 2021
Outside school, Hunter Mitchell, son of Edwin and April Mitchell, enjoys hunting and fishing and playing Airsoft. In addition to his academics, within school he has been very active. Mitchell has played basketball all four years. He also belongs to the local chapter of National Honor Society, HISTA, and Interact.





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