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2016 BCHS Golf season already underway
While other fall sports are still preparing for their first competition, Braxton golfers have played one match and have two scheduled for this week.
In their first outing, Braxton lost to Gilmer. The Eagles finished with 200 strokes compared to the Titan’s 179. Discussing the match, Coach Jerry Frame commented on the lack of a course for practice. “The match against Gilmer was our first time on a golf course,” the coach said. “It’s so difficult to get these players to a course to practice that we’ve been practicing on the driving range,” he added.
This year’s team includes five returnees and three newcomers. Seniors Cam Long and Brent Dittman, along with juniors Cody Dobbins and Gage Vincent and sophomore Gavin Triplett all played last year. The newcomers are senior Braden Poling and freshmen Quinn Meador and Seth Meador.
The Eagles will play at Wirt on Tuesday and Summersville Thursday.
BCHS grad donates to athletic fund
Braxton County High athletic director Keith Greene recently announced that the high school’s athletic fund received a donation from Zac Perkins, a former athlete at the high school, now a local businessman.
Greene reported that Perkins gave the athletic fund $500 and expressed his appreciation of the gift. “Any donation is always greatly appreciated,” Greene said, “with the funding problems we have here.” He added, It is especially noteworthy when someone who was part of the program contributes.”
Perkins, who played football for the Eagles, owns and operates The Spot, a local eatery. He explained why he donated the money to the football team. “Football was one of my things. It has helped me with my accomplishments in life,” he said. “I wanted to give back not just to the school but to the kids out there playing,” he added.
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