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l:'agr 6 -- The Glenville l)emocrat Thursday, August 13, 20{)9 Gilm er Sports Seen e For sports information, call: 304-462-7309 Little Pioneers look strong in early practice By Jamie Mullins, ! ~:: ~tiii-~iiiiiiiiiiiiii[iiiiiiii Sports Editor As practice began on Mon., Aug. 3, i i iiiiiii!~ Keith Bah'stood along the edge of the field surrounded by his 28 Little Pio- neer C-Team members. Some of the small six -eight year old kids barely hit his waist The group huddled in close and started to form a beat as they clapped their hands. "Little Pioneers, on three," yelled Ban- with great enthusiasm. "One, Two, Three!" "Little Pioneers!" shouted the group in unison as their hands flew in the air. "Whoo!!! Let's Go Baby!" cried Ban-as he jumped up and down on the field. With such excitement at the begin- nmg of a practice, it will be interest- ing to see how he tops such a perfor- mance at an actual game. In less than a month, this team, and the other two football teams, the B- Team and the A-Team, will represent Gilmer County as they face competi- tion within their 1-77 league, which is comprised of seven teams: Calhoun. Ripley, Ritchie. Roane. Williamstown, Wirt. and Gilmer. Since July 27. the Little Pioneers have been meeting out at Rohrbough Field to practice, so following this practice opening tradition, the C-Team players have already memorized their daily routine. Burr simply tells them to line up for stretches and his return- ers take it from there Some of the eight-year-olds who played last year stand before their teammates and lead them in a serious of stretches including jumping jacks, push-ups, and sit-ups. For some stretches, Burr will join his athletes on the ground and take part. For it to be so early in the season, these young players are showing great unity and teamwork On the other side of the field, the veteran A-Team is lust starting prac- tice. The 12 boys and 2 girls are much more advanced at 11-12 years old. and thus open up with a simple pass- ing drill. As the players run for ten-yards and turn to catch a pass. one of their assis- tant coaches Jerry Burkhammer of- fers words of encouragement. 'Tm serious boys; what you do here is what you will do in the game," says iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii HANNAH MOORE AND ISSAC SPROUSE, OF THE A-TEAM, Burkhammer. When Head Coach Marcal Lazenby finishes up meeting with his parents, he gathers his team for some quick comments, then uses a chant of"One, Two, Three---Workhard!" before sending his players rote another drill. Soon, the B-Team is also practic- ing on the far end of the field. Coach Steve Shuff returns to teach these 18 nine -ten year old boys. Shuff, who had previously coached at the high school level, will tell you that coaching these young men is a very different experience. However, he has his techniques down for both levels. In one area. Shuffworks with quar- terbacks and receivers. While twenty yards away, Darwin Law educates some of the other athletes on the stances and techniques of linemen. With such specific attention spent on each athletes abilities, the young men are individually honing their skills and working toward a team com- posed 6f athletes strong in their par- PRACTICE BLOCKING. For All Nutrient Management Needs Wildlife Food Plots Litter Lime Fertilizer No Job Too Rough (304) 871-3928 ':Honour thy father and thy mother" stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness. Little Kanawha Handgunners Match Results: August 8, 2009 1'' - Mike Fisher ( 171 2"t - Jason Miller (169) yd _ Van Ramsey (160) 4 ~' - Jim Stalnaker ( 157 ) 5 ~- Bud Cain (137) 6 ~h- Will Randolph 1261 _O_pen Class Pistol 1~'- Van Ramsey (180~ 2'~* - Terry Hornbeck 1170) 3'~ - Will Randolph I 164) 4~h - Jason Miller (162) 5~'- Mike Fisher (158) G*'- Steve Ostaff ( 152 7*h- Jim Stalnaker I133) 8~h- Bud Cain (11 I~ Sponsored bin ~ :~N~o~. '~ Small Bore_Pistol ~' Lar- e Bore Pistol 1~ - Van Ramsey (181) 2no - Terry Hornbeck (160) 3'~ - Steve Ostaff (156) 4t~ - Jason Miller (150) 5~h- Mike Fisher I147) 6m- Bud Cain (138) 7'"- Jim Stalnaker (119) 8~- Will Randolph (82) Open Sight Rifle 1~- Van Ramsey (177) 2"~ - Steve Ostaff (170) 3'.< Mike Fisher (163) 4m- Jason Miller (159) Seeped Rifle 5t"- Jim Stalnaker (154) 1"- Mike Fisher (183) 6t~- Will Randolph (123 2"d - Van Ramsey (175) 3'd- Jason Miller I172) 4~h- Will Randolph (168) 5m- Jim Stalnaker ( 161 ) Next Shoot: A~agus*~22, Gil:~e~ P~!~!:i::~S~i~Z RJ~0ig~iiiii~iii~i~iii~i~ii{ Come & Join the Fun!! $5 per Event or $20 for all o Everyone Welcome! Bullseye- Bud Cain :~: ....... 117 1 Overall High Score Rifle- Van RamSey, 352 of 450 poi~{sii:i~;::I Overall Hi-h Score Pistol- Van Ramsey, 521 0f675:p6ints iiii!!iiiiii~ii!iiiii~ii KEITH BARB PRACTICES DEFENSE WITH THE C-TEAM ticular posmons. The C-Team is by now working on plays. Coach Barr has lined the ath- letes up in formation, and as the ball is snapped, each kid runs to their proper destination. However, when the kids do make mistakes, Barr quickly offers words of encouragement and shows them the proper way to run the play. When the young boys and girls finally get the play just right, the excitement can be viewed on the faces of all their coaches. "That's two plays down!" says Burr excitedly. After a few more plays, Burr gains control of the ball to play against his young team in order to improve their defense skills. It i s a simple drill. The team is not to let Burr score. Follow- ing each of Barr's scoring attempts, he has the entire team find and swarm him on the field. It is clear his goal is to have all his athletes aware of the ball handler and stopping the action. as a form of punishmentfor botched plays. "Fumbles make me very unhappy," said Coach Lazenby. "We will up- down for fumbles." Each time his team missed a block or had a poor snap, he would yell for his athletes to "get them chopping." As the players started moving, iae would blow his whistle to designate when to go down. He is not at all worried about his different coaching style because he feel his techniques are affective. "I think discipline is the most im- portant part of football," said Lazenby, as his team members tossed a ball in the background almost hit- tmg a bystander. "Like right now, these kids are playing around. We are about to do up-downs. However, it is the combination of this discipli narian style and the more confined style of Assistant Coach Burkhammer that willmake these The B-Team was also working on plays. As the team lined up and handed the ball off to the runner, the plays did not seem to be falling into place. "You need a couple teaspoons of patience each day [to coach this age], but I guess it works out," said Shuff. "I got a couple at home about this age." However. Coach Shuff pulled upon his patience and ran the same play over and over until his team had got it just right. With their experience, the B-Team should be very exciting to watch this season. Finally, the A-Team was in the midst of blocking drills and offensive plays. Coach Lazenby seemed to have a dif- ferent coaching style then his counter- parts. Instead of providing words of encouragement to improve fumbled plays, Lazenby chose to use up-downs Even with a large number of first athletes successful year athletes, Barrs team looks ~11 "I enjoy ~t [coaching]," satd on their way to a strong season. ~ Burkhammer. "! love the kids I wouldn't do it if it weren't for the kids. The great thing about coaching this age is you really get the chance to teach them. By the time they get to college, what I use to coach, they already know everything." Each team looks to have strong athletes, experienced, intelligent ~iii~!i~i~i~iii~!!!!i;~!i!~!Hii{~iiii~ii~!~!iiiiiiiii~i!i{i~{!~ii!ii!!i~iii~ii~i~:i}i~:~i~{~i~!~i{{{ii~:i{!~i~!~{{ coaches, and parents eager to see liliiiiii!i~{A!!ii~U~iiiA~i:!N~d~ili::::i::il: their child succeed, Watch for some [i!!ii!i!EfiN~i~t~iiR~|~;Segv|~:i strong performances by the: Little liiiiiiii{iiii!{}iii~{{ii{!i~i~ii!~!:~;e~a::::=:2:~/~;ii::!:~ii:~:: PioneerLeaguein the season tocome, i!,iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i}ii!iiiNa{g,|ns e i .s :: ........ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: : :'!,-. HUNTER SELF, OF THE B-TEAM, PRACTICES AT QUARTERBACK. ..':~:::~;~/i : ii{iiiiiiiiiiii{iiiii!ii!i!!!iii{ii!iiii!iiiiii!iii 33 & 119, across from State Road HQ, Glenville Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. - ) Closed Sat.-Sun. i - I utollep=ir Body,he, 462-5868 Alignments - Rotors - Brakes - 011 Change Inspections " " minutes east of Weston on nwy 33- 304-473-1099J Parents, help your kids to crack the books! I $CIlOOL'$BACK SO STAI T YOUI WITH A MCDONALD'S BREAKFAST AND A MOCHA Have a great year GSC Pioneers and GCHS Titans! l uy0ne Speciality Coffee 1 I and Get One Free! L__ I * COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED WHEN ORDERING Try Our New Line of Specalllty Coffees, which include Iced Coffee, Iced Mochas, and Iced Lattes, will wake you up for that morning class! We Love To See You Smile! Glenville McDonald's 19 Fairground Road 462-5OLO i -N Appreciation Expressed The Maxwell family would like to express our sincere appreciation for all of the support that we have received during this past week, following the loss of our son. Thank you for continuing to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as our family heals from our loss. Our family appreciates all of thehelp from (hose who did show up and helped on the field after the incident, who never gave up. Special thanks for all of the staff at Minnie Hamilton Medical Center and the Women's and Children's Hospital in Charleston for taking care of Tyler and doing everything possible for him. In his short time here with us, Tyler touched many lives and can. always be remembered by that smile. Tyler enjoyed the outdoors, Tyler loved baseball and counted down the days until footbail Started~ Ihad told Tyler that he was a returning player this year in football and hehad to show all of the new players the proper work ethic and focus needed during practices. Tyler understood and tried to help the coaching staff and showed leadership from practice number one. Tyler enjoyed work- ing in the garage or the garden with his great-grandfather and always wanted to know how and why everything worked. And taking Ranger rides with his Papa and Mama Maxwell to pick berries was something Tyler enjoyed. Tyler's personality and smile will never be forgotten by those who had the opportunity to experience it. Thanks again for your prayers and God bless. : i -- ~ - : i.: The Maxwell Fam~iiy Jeff Shawna, and Alexis