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BCMS player makes
school football history



By Shirley Shuman
For most people, girls and football do not go together unless they picture the cheerleaders on the sidelines. However, that concept is changing in Braxton County as both the high school and middle school teams include girls. Not until last Thursday night, however, has any female scored a touchdown. Rylan Prunty, who plays tight end for the Knights, changed that—and made school football history, as she scored her first touchdown.
Coach James King reported that Prunty, an eighth-grader in her second year on the football team, caught a 30-yard pass from Knights’ quarterback Logan Bennett on the five yard line and “carried two defenders into the end zone for the TD.” He added, “She was definitely determined to score.” Asked how she felt when she scored, she answered, “I was super-excited.”
Explaining that she chose to play football because she “like[s] contact sports,” Prunty said that the best part of playing football “is making tackles and memories.” She added, “The hardest part is practicing and playing in the heat.”
Although in some areas, male football players and their coaches have strongly objected to having girls on their teams, Prunty hasn’t experienced that. “The boys on the team don’t seem to mind having girls playing football,” she said.
The record-setting young woman has not decided whether she is going to play high school football next year. However, if she does, the Eagles may well be able to use a good tight end.
Rylan is the daughter of Tara and Roy Prunty of Burnsville.


BCHS music teacher
had perfect attendance

By Shirley Shuman
Rarely does anyone have perfect attendance in his or her work. However, Braxton County High’s music instructor/band director John Kimble accomplished just that last school term. Whether because of his perfect attendance or simply his dedication, Kimble’s accomplishments with the Eagles band certainly warrant attention.

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Positive drug tests have two headed to prison


The Honorable Richard A. Facemire recently completed three court orders in the Braxton County Circuit Court. The state was represented by Braxton County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Bryan S. Hinkle.

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Grand Jurors summoned

The following citizens have been selected to serve on the upcoming term of the Grand Jury beginning on October 2 at 8:45 am.

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Glenville State College ranked a Top 10 Regional College



Glenville State College has improved its ranking among the top regional colleges for 2019 according to U.S. News and World Report Best College Rankings for their southern region.

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Rotary Fall Blood Screening
set for Saturday, October 20



The Braxton County Rotary Club has announced the date of their Fall Blood Screening as Saturday, October 20 This valued service to citizens would not be possible without the cooperation of Braxton County Memorial Hospital and Braxton County Health Department.

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