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Page 4-- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, August 5, 2004 ]]w l I I I 1 1 1 I I I 1 1 1 n I n i i i By Travis Beall, Sports Reporter, 462-7309, Fax: 462-7300 SENIOR LEAGUE WEST VIRGINIA OlST. 8 CHAMPIONS 2004 Gilmer Vipers- (pictured from left to right) Front Row: Vic Moyers (coach), Tim White (coach), Jesse Darby, Timmy White, Sam Darby (manager). Middle Row: Doug Moyers, Tony Hardman, Ryan Tomblin, Billy Weaver. Back Row: Jamey Hall, Gary Jenkins, Andy Sirbagh, Thomas Robinson. Not Pictured: Josh McCullough. Vipers set new standard for all Gilmer County District Little League Divisions The Senior League team (ages 15-16) recently participated in the State Tournament. The Gilmer County Vipers traveled to Martinsburg on the 23rd of July and spent four days up there. They finished third in the state, which was quite good, consider- ing that the other teams in their pool were each comprised of play- ers from multiple leagues that had been merged together. In game one vs. Bluefield/Pin- nacle, Gilmer scored a 6-3 vic- tory. Jesse Darby pitched a com- plete game for the win. The de- fense was outstanding,with Doug Moyers, Billy Weaver, Tony Hardman, .Thomas Robinson, Timmy White and Gary Jenkins all turning in sparkling plays. Catcher Jenkins threw out two run- ners early to shut down the enemy running game. Andy Sirbaugh, Jamey Hall and Ryan Tomblin had hits, as did Jenkins and Weaver (2B). The Vipers made" it to within one game of the state champion- ship tilt before falling to Charles Town/Ranson 7-1. Gilmer was able to load the bases twice late in the game, but couldn't break through. Jenkihs took the loss on the mound. Hitters were Darby 2- 4, Sirbaugh 2-4, Tomblin 1-3, Robinson 2-2, and Moyers 1-3. The state tournament capped off a successful season for the Vipers. They are the first team from Gilmer County to reach the state tourney in any Little League Di ,ision. They wish to thank ev- eryone who supported them this year and look forward to another district title and return to the state tournament next season! picked third O in preseason football poll The West Virginia Intercolle- giate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Office recently released the 2004 preseason football poll, as voted by the head coaches. The Pioneers received two of the pos- sible nine first place votes and were voted third in the poll. New head coach Alan Fiddler inherits an amazing 20 returning starters as he makes his collegiate debut at Glenville State (5-6, 4-3). The Pioneers could boast one of the region's most explosive attacks with QB Joey Conrad and WR Antonio Carter. Carter and Conrad have been named to the pre-season All- American team. Cartera6'0", 180 lb. senior from College Park, GA snared 81 passes for 1168 yards in 2003. Conrad a 6'4", 200 lb. junior from Logan, OH merely estab- lished WVIAC total offense records for freshmen and sopho- mores during his first two seasons as a Pioneer. GSC has elenty of size uo front with four offensive line starters back, including 6'9", 330 lb. senior Chris Nunn. Sopho- more WR Tavon McGee provides Conrad with another dangerous target. A secondary that remains intact could be a strength for the Pioneer defense. Dennis Stanton, Lamont Howard, and Zack Hopkins form the core of an excellent defensive backfield. Dana Raban, Brian Hefner, and Gary Hefner are standouts among the front seven. Here is the WVIAC Football Coachs' Poll: 1. WV Weslyan (6) 69 2. Shepherd (1) 58 3. Glenville State (2) 57 4. Fairmont State 43 5. WVU Tech 33 6. Concord 23 7. West Virginia State 22 8. West Liberty State 19 Little Kanawha Longbeards present J.A.K.E.S. Day Summerfest Baseball/Softball Porter Wagoner/J.A.K.E.S. Day is here again, so kids tell your Mom and Dad. This event is spon- sored by the Little Kanawha Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and re- ce.ived national recognition last year. This event was host to 65 kids last year and would like to "hope for over 100. On Aug. 21 at the GilmerCounty Recreation Center, boys and girls 17 and under each participant must be accompanied by adult. Activi- ii ties include: archery, airrifles, shot Tournament gun, 22 cal., turkey calling 101, first aid and hunters education. The city of South Charleston Only $5 to register(includes a will be hosting the Annual Sum- one year JAKES membership) a merBaseball/SoftballToumament quarterly magazine, membership beginning August. 25-29. Games card, decal and a lunch will be will be played at Little Creek Park provided. All who plan to attend andSouthCharlestonHighSchool. must be pre-registered by July There will be three divisions for 31 .To register, call Brad Lay 304- both boys and girls: high school, 354-6411, Bruce Fitzwater 304- 14 and under, 12 and under. For 354-0220, or Paul Toro 304-462- more information, please contact 5815. Joe McCormick at 304-768-1909 or E-Mail JoeMcc@EZWV.com. Pioneer Athletic The Pioneer Athletic Club is thesuccess in our league and nation- with loyal supporters. We hope fundraising organization for the ally, but scholarship support is a you will join our teams and join Athletic Department at Glenville must. the PAC! State College. The PAC provides All receipts and disbursements We appreciate every level of scholarship assistance to student- for PAC are handled through an donor. The member benefits in- athletes in eleven sports and is account with the Glenville State crease withthelevelofgivingand vital to the success of the athletic College Foundation, Inc. A tax GSC student-athletes benefit from teams. Your support can go a long deductible contribution to PAC every gift. Many of our student- way toward helping us maintain entitles a member to a long list of athletes would not be able to at- and achieve success in our respec- benefits. All PAC funds are used tend college without your support. tive sports, for scholarships for deserving stu- The opportunities that PAC dona- The West Virginia Intercolle- dent-athletes who might not oth- tions create are very much appre- giate Athletic Conference. is al- erwise be able to attain a college ciated by our Pioneer coaches and ways very competitive, and Glen- education, athletes. ville State College is a member of We are very. proud of the effort The PAC accepts cash, cheeks NCAA Division II in all sports, and commitment from our coaches or money orders. A receipt willbe National competition will increase and student-athletes, and we also issued by the PAC for all dona- and the level of play will continue believe that Glenviile State Col- tions of $35 or more. Please feel to rise. We can achieve continued lege is an outstanding institution free to contact us at 462-4102. I Looking for great deals on buying or selling merchandise? Needing a special service? Wanting[ ]to buy a home in Gilmer County or this region? You can find anything and eve g you want[ Ion the regional marketplace page or on one of the other pages in the Glenville Democrat or[ IPathfinder. / N OW E N: KENNEDY'S G[JIDE I ( Callfor / TACKLE and PAWN JOli i after hours , I \aaff .tZL J NOWLoaningMoneyonGunsandTools : l i Buying, Selling and Trading I ] ' New and Used Guns /1~' Open Mn "Sat" 10 a'm" ";p'm" ~'1 46 ', !P ~I~__ 492~ Walnut Street - Glenville, WV 304-462-4984 '~ .......... : : 2004 GSC Pioneers Football Schedule I I I I I I I AUGUST I I ! I 28 7:00 PM Sat. 1 II SEPTEMBER II I I II 4 6:00 PM SAT. II 1 11 1:00 PM SAT. 1 I I I 18 6:00 PM Sat. l I I I 25 1:00 PM Sat. I II OCTOBER II I I I 2 6:00 PM SAT. WEST VIRGINIA TECH I 1 9 1:00 PM Sat. @ Shepherd 1 1 I l 16 3:00 PM SAT. WEST VIRGINIA STATE l 1 I II 23 1:00 PM Sat. @ West Liberty State I I 30 1:00 PM Sat. @ West Virginia Weslyan1 1 I l NOVEMBER ll~ I 6 1:00 PM SAT. I 1 1 1 2003 RECORD: ALL GAMES (5 - 6) I I 3) I Lll II II il ii II ml I1 *Home games in bold caps HeadCoach: Alan Fiddler @ Murray State MILLERSVILLE WEST CHESTER @ Clarion @ Concord FAIRMONT STATE CONFERENCE (4- lllllllllllill Bluegrass Weekend at North BendState Park August 13-14 Enjoy two gre~t days of Bluegiass music and fanuq.y fun activities at North Bend Stale Park near Cairn, WV, on August t3-14, 2004. Friday's performances start at 7 p.m. and include musical talents from Norfolk & So,'them, Sheppard Broth- ers and Highland Grass. Saturday's performances start at noon. The first set of performances includes Wildgrass, Lost Mountain, Ouna the Blue, Laurel Creek and West Virginia Bluegrass Connection. The second set of performances includes Break Mountain, the Vaughn's and West Virginia Wildlife Magazine Summer Issue The summer issue of West Virginia Wildlife magazine is now available and features informative articles of interest to people who enjoy hunting, trapping, and watching the wild crea- tures that make West Virginia such a wonderful place. West Virginia's "Throwbacks" - Unlock the secrets of two ancient, native fish species which the Wildlife Resources Section is restoring to West Virginia waters. Attack of the Alien Invaders! - What effects can non-native fish and diseases have on our state's aquatic ecosystems? What I Did Last Summer - Leeches and snappers and crayfish. Oh, my! Find out what a DNR biolo- gist came across last year. Setting Some Limits Helps Fish Populations - Understand why DNR limits the size and number of fish anglers take. West Virginia's Wildlife Con- servation and Restoration Program - The Wildlife Resources Section of DNR uses federal dollars to enhance habitat, improve public education about wildlife, and inventory the state's wildlife resources. Strength in Numbers - DNR works with many organizationg to collect information on unitque plant and animal communities. West Vir- ginia Wildlife, a 28-page full-color magazine, is published quarterly by the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. It is availablefree of charge at DNR offices or by subscription. To subscribe, send your request to: West Virginia Wildlife, P.O. Box 67, Elkins WV 26241, or e-mail wildlife@ dnr.state, wv.us Subscrip- tion copies are shipped only to the 50 states and Washington, D.C. of : i:i visBeall Pennsylvania 500 Sunday, August 1 Pocono Raceway Top Ten (starting pos. in parentheses) 1. (14) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy. 2. (21) Mark Martin, Ford. 3. (20) Kasey Kahne, Dodge. 4. (19) Greg Biffle, Ford. 5. (I 3) Jeff Gordon, Chevy. 6. (29) Terry Labonte, Chevy. 7. C22) Robby Gordon, Chevy. 8. (15) Matt Kenseth, Ford. 9. (9) Jeremy Mayfield, Dodge. I0. (5) Ellion Sadler, Ford. Top Ten in points: 1. J Johnson 3,040 2. J.Gordon 2,808 3. D.Earnhardt Jr. 2,773 4. M.Kenseth 2,623 5. T.Stewart 2,606 6. E.Sadler 2,504 7. K.Busch 2,481 8. R.Newman 2,472 9. B.Labonte 2,466 10.K. Harvick 2,420 an encore presentation of Highland and under are admitted free. Grass. Other activities include nature For more information about put- hikes, crafts for kids, watermelon feed chasing tickets, or anything else about and nature programs, the Bluegrass Weekend, please con- Atwo-dayadmissionticketincludes tact North Bend State Park at (304) a pool pass for Saturday. Children 12 643-2931 or 1-800-CALL WVA. Dr.f uses It practic studen lenge t over a latest s in thei: coveD are out th, once r Mo~ stanti~ gigant Bas some recon: peoph tions cesse: Glide Amer Aft eled c West Miliu theA patinl As invite danc, color that e hall place moth menl sion N( lean LITTLE KANAWHA 319 W. MAINST. GLENVILLE, WV 462-4725 IIll Hours: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm Tues.- Sat. Hunting and Fishing Ill Snakehead Fish issues call attention to invasive species problems Recent reports from Maryland and Virginia on the presence ofsnakehead fish in their waters are cause for con- cem in West Virginia, according to Ed Hamrick, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Re- sources. "While snakeheads have not been collected by our fisheries staff, or reported caught by anglers in West Virginia waters, they have been found in a pet shop and in a home aquarium. We are concerned that these and other invasiv aquatic species could be es- tablished in We~t Virginia and cause significant harm to our aquatic envi- ronments, particularly sport fish popu- lations," said Hamrick. "I encourage anglers whb think that they may have caught a snakehead to contact our district fisheries' biolo- gists or conservation officers. Please do not release the fish if you think that it may be a snakehead. I also remind folks that snakeheads have been added to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service' s injurious wildlife list. Under this regu- lation, the importation into the U.S. and transportation across state lines are illegal. Additionally, West Vir- ginia state law regulates the release of fish and other aquatic organisms into waters of~e state. The DNR web site has information about snakeheads and links to other information about invasive aquatic species," said Hamrick. The address is www. wvdnr.gov/fish- ing/snakehead, shtm . Invasive aquatic species are an in- creasing threat to aquatic ecosystems across the country. Introductions of invasive zebra mussels and round go- COrn try attac ever tOW; Bm N fres; bea we' he i: dan me. M( lar BL ml sU bies have had impacts on sport fishigu-x qlbtl in Lake Erie, and some species |...._) Asian carp are threatening the Great Lakes as well. "Recreational impacts and eco- nomic costs associated with invasive species can be substantial if invasive species do become a problem. Con- trol measures usually are very expen- sive and difficult to implement. In- forming anglers of these threats is important because they are our best first line of defense to guard against invasive species," said Hamrick. Romin#ton Model 50# 22 Caliber Sale t e,e $50 . 00 TMs Wee# Onlg! 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