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Page 4 -- The Gienville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 By Shaun Smith, Sports Reporter, 462-7309, Fax: 462.7300 GJiiii!!i{!!iii!iiiiiiiiililili i i i i i!: :k :: { ................ &&,:iiii!iiii!iiii}i! ................ ..................... ,mi i!!ii i ili i iiiiiiiiiiii! iV sT r ma-- -- "1 Mountaineers Home I Basketball I Schedule CAMAIROBERSON, HANNAH CHAMBERS, AND AMBER LOWTHER By Shaun Smith and Andrea Starcher made the Spe- Sports Reporter cial Honorable Mention Team. Three standouts from this season's So, six Lady Titans from this GilmerCounty volleyball team made season's championship team were I st Team All-State honors, honored with All-State status and will Senior Hannah Chambers was berememberedinGilmerCountyhis- named All-State captain. Senior set- tory. ter Amber Lowther and junior hitter Congratulations to all of the honor- Camai Roberson completed Gilmer's ees for an amazing season filled with top selections for 1st Team honors, amazing accomplishments and suc- All-State 2nd Team honors were cess! captured by Kacie Buck. Crystal Metz 7th Grade: [ Gilmer 12, Robert L. Bland 31 Scoring: Samantha Loudin (4); and I .Jan. 10 Georgetown- 12:00 p.m. I EmmaHickman(8).Rebounds: Brook] -Jan. 14 Va. Tech - 7:00 p.m. I Turner (6); and Samantha Loudin (7). | -Jan. 21 Marshall - 7:30 p.m.* | Gilmer 36, Walton 5 Scoring: Jessica Hixon (2); Ashley McHenry (2); Beth Ann Moyers (4); Brittany Ellyson (8); Samantha Loudin (6); Brook Turner (8); Jennifer Papouschek (4); and Mackenzie Langman (2). Rebounds: Brook Turner (7); Brittany Ellyson (6); and Samantha Loudin (8). 8th Grade: Gilmer 33, Robert L. Bland 17 Scoring: Brittany Calhoun (4); Ashley Kennedy (2); Catherine Butcher (13); Caitlin Bamberger (6); and Melissa Cole (8). Rebounds: Caitlin Bamberger (9); and Melissa Cole (7). Gilmer 44, Walton 18 Scoring: Brittany Calhoun (6); Ashley Kennedy (2); Catherine Butcher (18); Caitlin Bamberger (10); and Melissa Cole (8). Rebounds: Caitlin Bamberger (8); and Melissa Cole (7). Steals: Calhoun (6); and Butcher (9). Next Games: Jan. 5 at Wirt (6:00/ 7:30 p.m.), Jan. 8 at Robert L. Bland (6:00/7:30 p.m.) earn or By Shaun Smith tookmatters into herown hands, SCOT- Sports Reporter ing a deuce from the left wing at the It's LKC time. Time for the Lady buzzer just before several crisp Lady Titans' basketball team to show what Titan passes were made to take an they're made of, as their schedule early 18-2 advantage. enters the LKC-zone. For the first time all evening, Wirt Squaring off with Wirt County on finally executed the Lady Titans' Tues., Dec. 23, the Lady Titans, from smothering press, to climb up two the opening tip til the fourth quarter points, 18-4 at the 6:48 mark. buzzer sound, simply dominated the Up 24-8, Gilmer's Tuell stole a full- game. Gilmer rolled all over Wirt, court pass attempt and finished with a winning 60-22. layup on her end to go up 26-8 with The Lady Titans jumped out to an 2:27 left in the half. early 12-0 lead, holding the Tigers OnthenextLadyTitanplay,Cham- scoreless in the game's opening quar- beTs, at the top of the key, made a ter. beautiful pass to Tuell underneath, Senior Hannah Chambers quickly who made an underhand scoop shot to threw a crisp pass to Junior Camai increase their lead 28-8. Roberson underneath, who scored Holdingtheiropponentstojusteight while being fouled, to give Gilmer a points in two quarters, the Lady Ti- 14-0 lead. tans racked up 30 for the half. Chambers then scored from the left In a quarter with few points anct wing with just under three minutes many turnovers on both sides, Tuel remaining in the first before Wirt perhaps playing:beret game of th~ would score their first points of the season, scored most of the Lady game. tans' points in the third With the score at 16-2 and the clock With 4:38 left in the game, the winding down, Annahmoriah Tuell Gilmer defense responded to a Wirt raw / County shot with a double-rejection, sending the ball out-of-bounds. On the next play, Teresa Wine and Stephanie Alfred made a great give-n- go play, as Alfred nailed the lay-in. The Lady Titans began to slow the ball down under Alfred's command, to go on to grab the game 60-22. Despite a 4-2 record that includes two losses from top-ranked Class AA schools, Gilmer is denied a top-ten ranking in Class A, receiving just four votes and the short end o fthe straw, according to the Dec. 23 rankings. The Lady Titans will hit the hard- wood again on Jan. 5 at Grafton (5:45 /7:211 ,m.) and Jan. 6 against Clay at rl llJ-Gilmer is looking for a big 11 d for the home game, as there are other home or away basketball games scheduled for that evening. Gilmer Stats: Giimer 60, Wirt 22 Gilmer 18 12 11 19-60 Wirt 2 6 9 5-22 (Look for final stats in next week's edition) 2 Troy Quick Loans Buy, Sell, Trade and Lend Dollars on Jewelry, Guns, Musical Instruments, Electronics, etc. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10-5 Closed Sunday Located in Flatwoods Outlet Mall next to Tommy Hilfiger January 7 * 8:00p.m. 3 Glenville 1 Sandfork January 10 8:00p.m. CHAMPION January 8 * 6:30 p.m. 4 Normantown 2 Sandfork January 7 * 6:30p.m. 3 Glenville 1 Troy January 10 * 6:30p.m. CHAMPION January 8 "8:00p.m. 4 Normantown | .Jan.24BostonCollege-4:00p.m. | Feb. 4 Seton Hall - 7:00 p.m. | .Feb. 11 St. John's - 7:00 p.m. I | .Feb. 14 Villanova- 12:00 p.m. | I .Feb. 21 Pitt- 7:00 p.m.| Mar. 2 Syracuse - 7:00 p.m. | *ToyotaCapitalClassicatCharles- I | ton Civic Center | I.__-__----------I 1 ,t i By Shaun Smith ning streak, having knocked off: Sports Reporter Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Central', It's a rematch. Its a showcase show- Florida, Boston College, Pitt, Syra- ,, down. It's the Gator Bowl. On the first cusP, and Temple in the squad's in- U day of the new year, at 12:30 p.m., the tense run. " West Virginia Mountaineers (8-4, 6-1 WVU's Quincy Wilson looks to ' Big East) will play the Maryland Terps finish his college career in his final"'' (9-3, 6-2 ACC) in the Gator Bowl in game. Jacksonsville, FL. Defensive end, Ernest Hunter is The Terps, up by 3-1/2 points in the back in action and is practicing for: latest line seem to have the Associated Thursday's Gator Bowl matchup after Press backed behind them, but the aninjurythatmadeitdifficulttowalk. Mounties have a lot to prove-that they The Mountaineers also look to belong in the Gator Bowl. avenge their loss to Maryland (7-34)/ WVU, led by head coach Rich earlier in the season in this rematch Rodriguez (Glenville State's former game. The Terps are coming off of. head coach), is on a seven-game win- four straight victories. 'Sportsman of the Year'i! State took the gamble. After a shaky start, Rodriguez looks By Shaun Smith Sports Reporter Head West Virginia University foot- ball coach Rich Rodriguez is this year's recipient of the 2003 Gazette Sports- man of the Year Award. The former Glenville State head foot- ball coach went through some tough times before claiming his fame as this season's Big East Co-Champion. Rodriguez lived a life of teaching driver's education and coaching for free to getting married and fired before even coaching for Glenville State or taking on the job as Mountaineercoach. In fact, Rodriguez was turned down five or six times by West Virginia Conference teams before Glenville to lead his Mounties into the Gator: Bowl against the Maryland Terps in Jacksonsville, Fla. on Jan 1 at 12:00: p.m. :: As Sportsman of the Year,-" Rodriguez has not only proved that he is worthy of the coaching status, but also proved to set examples for stu- , dent-athletes that will last a lifetime., Past winners of the award include: : (2002-Rod Thorn, New Jersey Nets general manager, Princeton native);' (2001-Nick Saban, LSU football: [ coach, Monongah native); and ( Brett Nelson, University of Florida :: basketball, St. Albans native). Coastal Frametown, Call 304-3 3 (Day) (Night) Larry Bird, Bill Russelland Wilt Chamberlin are the only three NBA players to[ win three consecutive MVPs 1 The Reale Family Presents- fill =i:711!!" ........... ..................... i!~i~i~i!!!i~iii~ili~!~!i!ii!iii:i!!ii!i~iiiii~!i GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Jan. 7 ... @ Braxton ....................... Away ......... 5:45/7:30 p.m. GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS Jan. 5 ... @ Grafton ....................... Away ......... 5:45/7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 ...Clay ................................ HOME ........ 5:45-7:30 p.m. GLENVlLLE STATE PIONEERS Jan. 7 ... @ Lees McFlae ............... Away ............... 12:00 p.m. LADY PIONEERS Jan. 3-4.. @ Ocean City, Md, (Holiday Hoopla Classic) - TBA GILMER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN Jan. 7 ... @ Braxton ....................... Away ................. 4:00 p.m. MINI- TITANS .... Jan. 2 ... @ Robert L. Bland ......... Away ......... 6:00/7:30 p.m. LAD Y MINI- TITANS Jan. 5 ... @ Wirt ............................. Away ......... 6:00/7:30 p.m. GILMER COUNTY ELEMENTARY Jan. 7, 8, 10...Tournaments ........... @ Glenville State College...6:3010:00 p.m. (Editor's Note: It is only through enthusiastic and devoted fan support that our Gilmer County basketball teams can gain the advantage. And, in a close game, active and numerous fans mean the difference between victory and defeat. Support our county's youth and cheer them on to victory by attending their games. In Gilmer County, you can 't find any more exciting entertainment.) Sponsored By: PHILIP TERRY PHILIP i