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Page 2B -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, January 15, 2009 i Gilmer Xl00arts Scene For sports information, call: 304-462-7309 Former GSC Football Player, Willie Williams, Currently Playing for Union College After bouncing around from col- lege to college after graduating high school, Willie Williams, who came to Glenville State College to play foot- ball, but was ineligible to play, has found a home at Union College in Barboursville, KY. Williams, who came to Glenville State for a new start, thought he would be able to play football for the Pio- neers under the NCAA's one-time transfer exception. In actuality, Will- iams had to sit out a year because he'd already transferred from a four year school. Glenville applied for a waiver in order for Williams to play, but were denied. This is when he decided to transfer to Union College. Union is a NAIA college that does not follow the NCAA regulations, so he was able to play without having to sit any time out. Union, who has 1,350 students, is certainly different from any place Williams is used to. "Good things come in small packages," Williams says. "This is a great experience for me. '1 So far, things are going great for Williams at Union. He has helped the Union football team to win the first five games of their season for the first time in their school's history. In the first game, Williams was named the NAIA national defensive player of the week. Union coach Tommy Reid is thrilled to have Williams on his team and adjusting to Barboursville so well. Williams has managed to stay out of trouble at Union thus far. He did not have any problems at Glenville. Glenville State College coach Alan Fiddler liked Williams so much that he recommended him to Coach Reid, who is a former GSC player. Williams says his change of atti- tude and decision to straighten up in order to stay out of trouble with the law is because of his three-year old daughter, Willaysia, who lives in Miami. "It definitely made me more mature and that much more of a man," says Williams. "The thing you realize is you have responsibilities now that you have to take care of. That really changed me." When GSC coach Fiddler was asked about Willie Williams he said, "The thing I like about Willie is he's a kid who has a good personality He prac- ticed hard. The other kids liked to be around him. He was a fun kid. He's not a mean-spirited person. He gets a bad rap as far as that goes. The kids reMly loved him." When his current coach was asked if he thought Williams had the talent to play in the NFL, he stated, "I think so, but it doesn't mtter what I think. What matters is what the NFL guys think." Rob Rang, a senior analyst for nfldrafiscout.com, believes that Wil- liams' run-ins with the law will make him a long shot as a draft pick. Williams thinks his career as a pro- fessional football player is realistic. "I've got my eyes on the prize. It's like a big race I've just got to finish." TRACY WYATT- RABAN, originially from Kegley, earned numerous honors over her three years at Glenville State. She was a two-time "WVIAC Player of the Year;" NCAA Division II Daktronics Second and Third Team All-American; two-time Kodak All-American; two-time Neal Baisi Award Winner; and GSC Williams Award Winner (2005). She was named to such teams as WVIAC First Team (three times); 2002 First Team East Region; and 2002 Elite Eight All-Tournament Team. Additionally, she holds the national record for most free throws made, 16 for 16, in an NCAA Elite Eight tournament game. Pictured L-R are Coach Dennis Fitzpatrick, Tracy Wyatt Raban, and Athletic Director Janet Bailey. Raban's jersey was retired during the Alderson Broaddus game. Congratulations! No. 7 Ranked Titan Boys Basketball Team Defeat Braxton County Eagles , 53-42 On Tuesday, January 6, the Titan basketball team of Gilmer County High School hosted the Eagles of Braxton County. According to The Parkersburg News, Gilmer fell behind bY ten points after one quarter, but ralfied fdr huge 53-42 Little Kanawha Confer- Braxton. Top scorers for Gilmer were Zach Burkhammer with 11 points, William Radcliff with ten points, and James Farley with eight points. Players w!th the mostrehounds were Willihr ltdli'ff With eight and Jor- dan Knight with eight. Jordan Knight and James Farley also contributed to the game with four assists each. Jordan Knight also had four steals. The Titan basketball team played at Clay on Tuesday and will be at Cal- houn on Thursday. Good luck! ....... ence South Division victory over The Irving Berlin song, "How Deep is the Ocean" contains only Flag Football one line that is not a question. The one non-quizzical line is 'TII tell you no lie." State Championships Jan. 24 in Parkersburg The DUGOUT Softball Park in Parkersburg will host the USSSA WV Flag Football State Champion- ships January 24 (and 25. if neces- sary), 2009. The tournament will be held at Park- ersburg High School Stadium Field on artificial turf. All teams must have matching jer- seys (numbers not required). Two games guaranteed. Trophies and T- shirts will be awarded. Entry fee is due by Wednesday, January 21. For entry information Contact Ron at (304) 481-0903 or dugout29 @ gmail.com. Self-respect will keep a man from being abject when he is in the power of enemies and will enable him to feel that he may be in the right when the world is against him. --Bertrand Russell *** We offer 90-day Layaways Shop locally for better deals! Come see our new look Phone 304.462.8688 ]Large Assortment to meet your Kitchen's . F,I e .... ::::::: ........ : : :::::::.::: .... 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