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Folk Festival 5K Saturday, June 18 Registration opens @ 7:00 aan. at the Park on Main St. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by GCHS National Honor Society To share sports news with this paper, call the office at 304.462.7309; FAX 304.462.7300 DATES TO REMEMBER - June 20-22 - GSC Pioneer Individual and Team Camp Contact E. Smith for more info (304) 462-6232 June 24- Little Pioneers and Cheerleading -Sign-Ups @Glenville Elementary at 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. June 27-29 - Glenville State Men's Basketball Camp Contact S. Dye for more info (304) 462-6228 By Jamie Mullins, Sports Editor Each June, people flood the streets of Glenville for the an- nual West Virginia State Folk Festival. For many, it is the only visit to this small town they will make all year. Those guest miss the exciting sports scene that keeps Titan and Pioneer fans on edge throughout the year. If you are one of those annual visitors, this is for you. For almost a decade now, I have made it a tradition to treat the yearly Folk Festival visitors to a review of the past year's top highlights. This year is no different. The Pioneer and Titan athletic teams and programs had some awe- some moments in 2015-2016. Here are the top five head- lines you missed while you were gone: IlilllimillillilnNinliillllli Titans Lock Up 500 Season When I first started as Sports season in more than a decade! Editor,the Titans had just earned Junior Trey Shuff connected their first win after back-to-back with four different receivers for winless seasons. A couple years touchdowns and added a score back, I had the honor of report- on the ground. ing their first win over rival From start to finish, the Ti- Calhounafter 13-straightlosses. tans controlled that contest[ In the November 5 edition, I A loss in the season finale got to write about another ac- left the Titans with a (5-5) sea- complishment I had yet to see son,butthat2015 GCHS squad from the sideline! only lost a couple of seniors, so With a win over Parkersburg with a little work, Catholic,47-14,tbe they could be GCHS Titan foot- makingapushfor ball team secured the playoffs in their FIRST 500 2016! Stout Finishes Career on Top Nathan Stout is easily one of cus with a throw of 167-00! the best throwers WV has seen Stout is a five .time state in decades, champion who will continue his The GCHS senior finished throwing career at Southern I1- his career by crushing his own linois University. Oass A Shot Put record with a Congratulations, on four throw of59-08.25 Oust short of amazing years at his career best - 62-03 . Healso GCHS, NextStop- broke the state record for Dis- the Olympics! For more than a decade, stellar season, the GCHS Lady lady Titan team rallied from a State Championship and their small,privateWV schools have Titans spent the year ranked doubledigithalfiimedeficit, 15- first State Tournarnent appear- dominated the WVSSAC Class just behind #1 St. Joseph Cen- 27, in the State Championship ance since their runner-up fin- tral. bout to defeat the Irish, 42-40! ish in 2001. In fact, despite a However, on March 12, that It was the Lady Titans first Congratolations, ladies! lnlilllllnlilnnnululnllnlliNi Stephens Named GSC Lady Pioneer Head Coach The last few years have been On Monday a whirlwind for the Lady Pin- April 11, neer basketball program. OFFICIALpress In 2013, Head Coach Bunky conference Harkleroad resigned with mere marked the return weeks before the start of the of Kim Stephens season. Cookie Marshall picked to the Lady Pioneer pro- up a strong program and ran gram. with it. Stephens is an alumnus who When he lost eight seniors at played the fast-paced basket- seasons end (2013-2014), he ball to which GSC fans have wfis tasked With rebuilding the become accustomed. In addi- program and providing a new tion to her on court experience, foundation. This year, it was Stephens has three years as clear he was doing just that. Assistant Coachat Sacramento However, rumors circulated State (D-I) under Harkleroad, during the HS State Tourna- as well as a season as assistant ment that he was headed to WV atGSC (2012-2013). State. When the announcement Stephens hails was officially made days later, from Parkersburg. the program seemed prepared Welcome home! for another shake-up. Cornerstone will be tlana-Oippea Ice Cream/ Banana Splits/ Sunaaes/ Cones/ Plan on Stopping By! \ 304.462.7454 MEET THE TEAM - Congratulations to the 2016 State Champion Lady Titans: (Sitting, L-R) R. Fitzwater, C. Somerville, M. Huff, E. Jedamski, and K. Shuff; (Standing, L- R) Assistant Coach W. Tomblin, Assistant Coach M. Allen, Manager H. Moore, H. Grove, W. Rader, L. Chapman, B. Wellings, HaleyW., S. Wright, and Head Coach A. Chapman. I have many new and used rifles, shotguns and pistols in stock. Stop in and see what I have. "I will trade." Just compare my prices one time, that's all it will take to make you a regular customer. 304.804.2022 304.#83.2087 Financing Available See Store For Detaits .150 !~,z ....... :i m BENNE 'S FURNIT E CE ER .................. 126 MAIn WesroN, WV 26452 Head to Glenville Saturday morning, June 18, and partici- pate in the 2016 Folk Festival 5K Run/Walk! With barely a week to plan, the GCHS National Honor So- ciety recognized the value of this annual event and decided to take the planning into their own hands. Thank them for these efforts by attending and participating. Registration will take place at the park on Main St. from 7:00 a.m.:8:00 a.m. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m., and it will follow the traditional Glen- viUe 5K route. Cost for registration will be $20 per racer with the first 50 to register receiving a race shirt! The top overall male and fe- male will be recognized as well as the top three runners in each age category. Again,if you don't rim, come out and walk; support the GCHS National Honor Society[ Come In & Register ]