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Page 6A -- The (;lenville Democrat Thursday, May 7, 2009 Gilmer Sports Scene For sports information, call: 304-462-7309 Brock Mc Vaney is Named Newest Pioneer Glenville native, Brock McVaney, has been selected as the Glenville State College Pioneer Mascot for the 2009-2010 school year. McVaney was selected alter completing the Pioneer Mascot application process which includes an essay, references, and an interview with the selection commit- tee. "I am really looking forward to being the Pioneer. I grew up as a GSC Pioneer fan and am excited to be given this opportunity to represent the college," said the new Pioneer Mascot. McVaney is a 2005 graduate of Gilmer County High School, where he played football, basketball, and baseball for the Titans. He is a senior at GSC, where he is majoring in Edu- cation with a concentration in Early Education and Elementary Education. McVaney was a member of the Pio- neer Football team for two years be- fore suffering a career ending knee injury. "The entire atmosphere here at GSC is special. I just love it here. I  really appreciate the one-on-one at- tention that you get from your profes- sors. " Evan Aldridge, the 2008-09 Pio- neer Mascot, and McVaney are best friends and roommates. "I thought about trying to be the Pioneer last year, but Evan was a senior so it was his last chance. Now it is my turn. If things go well, I may apply to be the Pioneer for a second year," said McVaney. As the GSC Pioneer, McVaney's duties will include attending all home football and basketball games, tour- naments, and other He also plans on traveling to some of the away games. The Pioneer is charged with working with GSC students, fac- ulty, and staff to positively promote and support the college. McVaney plans on representing the Glenville State College at more than just sport- ing events. "I want to get involved and be more visible with other GSC ac- tivities on the campus and in the community. I want to promote the college whenever I can. I intend to participate in the upcoming Gilmer County Relay for Life," he said. The official uniform of the GSC Pioneer mascot is a set of buckskins, a coonskin hat, and a musket. A new set of buckskins and a new musket are BROCK MCVANEY being made for McVaney. In addition to serving as the pioneer mascot, McVaney is the President of Tau Kappa Epsilon fi'aternity, serves as an assistant, coach for the Lady Pioneer Softball team, and is member of t.he Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department. "I just can't wait to interact with the fans and help build excitement for GSC teams. I plan on being the num- ber one Pioneer Fan," said Mcvaney. McVaney is the son of long time GSC Pioneer fans Nancy and Jess McVaney of Glenville. Congratulations, Brock! Mini Titans Compete at Ripley Invitational The Mini Titan track team com- peted at the Ripley Invitational on April 23. The results are as follows: Pole Vault- Josh Lowther-] High Jump- Anthony Aviles- 1 Long Jump- Austin Cunningham- 3 Shot Put- Reed Ratliff- 2 Discus- Reed Ratliff- 6 65 Meter Hurdles- Josh Lowther- 4x200 Relay- 3 200 M. Low Hurdles- Josh Lowther- 3 100 MeterDash- Tiffany Youhg- 3 200 Meter Dash- Tiffany Young- 800 M. Run- Asian Mann- 5 75 M. Hurdles- Jessica Jones- 7; Hannah Roberts- 6 High Jump- Tiffany Young- 3 Shot Put- Morgan Allen-. 1 ; Alexis S'prouse- 4 Discus- Larissa Gordon- 3;.Mor- g,,an Allen- 4 4x100 Relay- 2 4x200 Relay- 3 Shuttle Hurdles- 4 Look in next week's edition for results from the Mini Titan's compet- ing at Ritchie Middle School on April 25 and Buckhannon Upshur Middle School on April 29. GSC to Induct Five Individuals into its Sports Hall of Fame On Saturday, May 16, Glenville State College will induct five indi- viduals into its Athletic Hall of Fame, which was established in May 2001 " through the generosity of the late Curtis Elam, a 1949 graduate. This year's inductees are: Larry "Doe" Stanley, Class of 1959. Larry competed in football, basketball, and track. He was leading scorer on the 1956 football team, an ALL WVIAC performer in 1956 and 1957, top rusher on the 1958 Champi- onship Team, and was All WVIAC in 1958. Tom Gunnoe, Class of 1964. Tom competed in football, basketball and baseball. He was All WVIAC in 1961; Second team All WVIAC Of- lense in 1961(Running Back); First team All WVIAC Offense in 1962 and 1963'(Running Back); First team All WVIAC Defense in 1963 (Corner Back); Captain of the football team in 1963, on the All Conference team and an All American in 1963. After gradu- ation from GSC, Tom played for the Cleveland Browns for two years. "He also made the All Time WVIAC Play- ers list, 1924-2000. Larry L. Chapman, Class of 1974. Larry competed in football for Coach Bill Hanlin. He ,was Alt WVIAC in 1973; Second team NAIA All Ameri- can in 1973; and an Offensive line- man on the 1973 NAIA runner-up team. Tina Burkhamer Cnnningham, Class of 1987. Tina competed in basketball and volleyball. She was First Team All Tournament in 1985 and 1986; Second Team ALL WVIAC in1985; First Tedm All WVIAC in 1986; Team Scoring Leader in 1985 and 1986 and Career Average Scor- ing Leade'r in 1986. Additionally Tina was Co-captain of her basketball team in 1985-1986 and received the prestigious Clarissa William Award in 1987. After graduating from GSC, she served as the College's Sports Information Director from 1987-1992; Assistant Women's Basketball Coach from 1987-1991; and as Co-Volley- ball Coach in 1987. Kim Creel, Class of '90. Kim competed in basketball, volleyball and track. She was Second Team All WVIAC in 1988 and 1989 in Basket- ball and on the first Lady Pioneer Basketball team to advance to the NAIA National Tournament. Kim received Honorable Mention, Volley- ball, All WVIAC in 1987; was Sec- ond Team All WVIAC, Volleyball in 1988; Outstanding Young Woman, Volleyball in 1988; WVIAC Champ, Discus in 1986; Second in WVIAC, Shot-put in1986; and Third in WVIAC, Javelin in t986. Kim re- ceived the Clarissa Williams Award in 1990. The May 16 banquet and ceremo- nies are open to the public and the $25 tickets can be purchased by calling 304-462-4122. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiii!iiiiiiii ZECH COSNER PATTING CODY JAMES SLIDING INTO HOME PLATE GCHS Edges Out Notre Dame in 10 Innings by One Run The Titan baseball team hosted Richwood on Tuesday, April 28. at the Sue Morris Sports Complex. Gilmer was out to win. finishing the game victorious in just five in- nings, 10-0. The winning pitchers were Devon Cottrill. who had seven strike-outs. and Cody James. who had three strike- outs. Hitting for the Titans were Cody James. who went one-for-three at the plate and had one RBI: Josh Burton. who went one-for-two at bat and one RB]: Devon Cottrill. who went two- for-three at bat and had one RBI; Stephen Carter, who went. two-for- three at bat. hit two doubles, and had two RBIs: Ian Morris. who went one- for-three at bat and had two RBIs: Jacob Wolfe who went one-for-two at the plate and had one RBI; and West Shackleford. who had one RBI. Gilmer was back to play the next day, hosting Notre Dame. The team was also victorious, but had to work a little harder for this win. sending the game into extra innings, but eventu- ally winning, 11-10, in ten innings. Pitching was Luke Montgomery, with eight strike-outs. Stephen Carter. with two strike-outs, and Jacob Wolfe. Gilmer hitting included Josh Bur- ton. who hit a triple; Cdy James. who went two-for-three at bat and had two RBIs: Ian Morris who hit a double and had two RBIs: Daniel Dulude. who had an RBI; Jacob Wolfe. who went two-for-three at bat and had one RBI: and Matt Roberts. who went two=for- four at bat. hit a double, and had one RBI. C.W POWELL, ASST. EXE. DIRECTOR, MR. DAMON WEST, AND GARY RAY, EXE. DIRECTOR Mr. West Attends 68th State Basketball Tournament The team battled, but were defeated in both games. Game one ended with a score of 7-4 and game two ended, 10-0. .:.,i!ii..=. • A=HINIIId" u !iii. iii Gilmer County High School's Lady Titan softball team hosted South Harrison for a double header on Tues- day. April 28. Damon West, retired teacher-coach from Troy, attended his 68th West Virginia State Boy's Basketball Tour- nament in March of 2009 in Charletston. West attended his first tournament in 1937 in Buckhannon There were only eight teams entered and Hun- tington won. Beginning in 1937. he attended six tournaments before serving four years in the Amry during World War II. Following his war service. Mr. West has attended 62 consecutive tourna- Lifeguard Training to be Held at GSC Glenville State College is offering a non-credit Lifeguard Certification class. This class provides the neces- sary training to become a certified lifeguard. Attendance at all Classes and successful completion of skill tests and written tests for all course material is required to receive Red Cross Certification. To be eligible to take the class, candidates must: be at least 16 years old and have parental consent if under 18 years old, swim 300 yards continu- ously (6 laps demonstrating free style tcrawl) or breast stroke, swim 20 yards, dive down to 10 feet to pick up a brick, and swim back 20 yards while keeping both hands on the brick. All students are responsible to pur- ASHLEY WOODFORD BRITTANY ELLYSON chase required book and CPR mask. Sdents are required to bring a swim Double Header Results-Game One: 7-4; Game Two: 10-0 suit (one piece for females), a towel, and writing utensils each day. Pitching both games was Jenny Toregister for the Lifeguard Certi- Wolfe, who combined, had five strike- fication claso- or for more inforrna- outs. tion, contact Tracy Lancaster, Coor- I I 1 000000000000000000 The Latest in Techn010gyl "Up " • & Equipment I : CO mlng : I To Serve You Better I i S ue Mo rris i 1-Down Draft Paint / : S p o rt s i Complex " Bake Booth " 1 - Cro Draft ." Events " Paint Booth . • " @ • @ • IIWr I JMa/ • • IRE llll • • /11 " • May 7-9- LKC Tour- • t (B 11) " • namen aseba • • • • 23-25-,2nd Annual •" • Ed"Doc Simmons • • Memorial Tournament • . • • ••. • ••. •• •••••• NEW and USED PARTS, TOWING dinator of,if-Campus Programming, at 462-4117 ext. 7124 or tracy. lancaster@ glenville, edu. The deadline to register is Monday, May I 1. ments. He was excorted to the gym floor by members of the WVSSAC Ad- ministrative Staff: Gary Ray, Execu- tive Director. and C.W. Powell. As- sistant Executive Director. Wolfe Recognized Jenny Wolfe, sophomore starting pitcher for the Lady Titan softball team. was recognized for her efforts in the Wed.. Apr. 29 issue' of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, by being named to the Small School Ath- lete of the Week Honor Roll. Congratulations. Jenny! Gilmer County Gospel Sing Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Gilmer CountySenior Center Featured Group: The REAPERS : Braxton County Everyone Welcome! Turkey Hunting Headquarters I Guns, Atom., Blinds, Decoys, Rain Gear (waterproof boots, I ckets & pants), and Turkey Archery Supplies " 1 • Catfish, Trout & Muskie fishing supplies We offer gO-day Layaways Specializing in WV- Made Products Such as fishing htres, atom,, turkey calls, deer lures, food plot seed, and more. Phone 304.462.8688 Open: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.. Mon.-Sat.