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Page 4 --- The Gienville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Sept 18, 2003 By Shaun Smith, Sports Reporter, 462-7309, Fax: 462.7300 runner-up zn DOWN THE STRETCH-Head coach Steve Shuff calls for a team meeting during a time-out in the third quarter. (Staff photo by Shaun Smith, Sports Reporter). Wirt County defeats Gilmer Titans 42-25 Prepare for season home-opener against Mt. Hope By Shaun Smith 335 total yards for three touchdowns. Sports Reporter Coach Shuffcommented on Lilly's per- Visiting Gilmer County Titans foot- formance, "He played a great game." ball team was handed a tough loss Fri- Quarterback Dustin Fox had seven day night, Sept. 12 to Wirt County, 42- carries for four yards and went 12-24 25. for 156 yards and one touchdown. Gilmer was certainly in the game, Will Sandy had four catches for 61 tradlingjust 14-13 in the second quarter yards, while Charlie Smith also had two with 8:47 left on the clock, catches for 32 yards. Josh Brown and However, Wirt scored another touch- Ryan Tomblin both had one catch each down, gaining the lead further, 27-13. for nine and two yards, respectively. And, the Titans almost got a power Gilmefs total receiving yards were 291. boost at halftime when a pass from Defensively, Lilly tallied 21 tackles, quarterback Dustin Fox to Will Sandy 14 of which he did single-handedly. was completed, leaving Gilmer within Brock McVaney recorded 12 tackles 11 yards of the goalline. Unfortunately, (seven solo), while Charlie Smith also time ran out, and the Titans were down made 12 tackles (four solo). Fox made two touchdowns atthehalf, withascore 11 tackles. of 27-13. McVaney sent a Wirt County player Wirt began to take control of the homewithaconcussiononanoffensive game and never looked back, winning play that echoed throughout the stands. the battle, 42-25. The Titans are now preparing for the "We're getting better," head coach season home-opener versus Mt. Hope SteveShuffexplainedofhisteam'sper- on this Fri., Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. formance. Coach Shuff had this to say about the Jacob Lilly gained both 'Offensive upcoming home-opener, "We under- and Defensive Player of the Week' with stand that we are missing opportunities an outstanding performance, on offense, and this week are working Lilly had l8 carries for l31yards and on this extensively. We're all excited one touchdown. He also had three about playing at home for the first time catches for a total of 52 yards for one this season. We'd like to have a nice touchdown, and accumulated 152 re- crowd because we're going to go out turn yards for yet another touchdown. Friday night and try to get a win because This touchdown came from a 70-yard this team deserves it." kick-off return. In all, Lilly recorded Glenville State's golf team took runner-up in the Burger King Invi- tational at Woodridge Plantation , which was hosted by Ohio Valley College Tournament. Twenty-four teams fielded the tourney. Tim Fisher placed third overall by shooting an even par 142 for his two-day total. Other contributing members' scores were as follows for their two- day totals: Nick Bibby 154, John Smith 155, Trent Roush 157, and AI Cormier 162. Head coach Dennis Fitzpatrick was pleased with his team's perfor- mance, "We played extremely well until the last four or five holes." When asked about Fisher's per- formance, Coach Fitzpatrick re- sponded, "I would rate him as in the top five golfers in the state." "However, this is a team sport and all of our members understand that. It's a real pleasure to work with these kids. I just ask that they come out and play as hard as they can as a team. That's all I can ask." Glenville State's next match will be on Sept. 22-23 at Clarion, Pa. Wheeling Jesuit makes Top 25 Wheeling Jesuit represented the WVIAC in football by rack- ing up 293 points in the AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll. Jesuit, standing at No. 17, moved up from last week's rank- ing of No. 21. It By Shaun Smith The PAC meeting stressed the point of Harold mentioned the pig roast and dance Sports Reporter increasing revenues instead of cutting events which were big fundraisers a few The Pioneer Athletic Club held a very back. years ago, but were just kinda forgotten important meeting on Mon., Sept. 8 at West Virginia is on the verge of a about. Coach Harold stated, "We need to 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union on cam- budget cut for athletic programs, which, bring these types of things back." pus. at this point, two-percent is allocated for Indeed, it is these types of events that The meeting held the main focus of athletic programs. The state proposal, if help gain school spirit as well. If the sports Glenville State's future survival in athlet- voted through, willeliminateathleticfund- teams can get the students behind them, ics in the West Virginia Intercollegiate ing and give it to education, there's no telling how successful GSC can Athletic Conference. Glenville State isn't the only school in be. Denny Pounds led the introduction and trouble, however, lf the proposal does go Another suggestion, made by The ordered the meeting. Pounds also stated through, no college in the WVIAC could Glenville Democrat's Sports Reporter, the objective of the meeting as recruiting support ten sports programs (ten is the Shaun Smith was to brin~ in an entertain- support, minimum number of sports programs al- ment team for a game such as the King and Athletic Director Greg Bamberger lowed for NCAA Division II status). His Court, the four-man softball team, or stressedtheimportanceofCqenvilleState's If all WV1AC schools went back to perhaps, the Harlem Globetrotters. existence in the WVIAC, "We need to get Division III, the budgets would be way Yet another fundraiser, I would like to people involved, not necessarily mort- too low to survive and road trips to away suggest at this time, is for the PAC to talk etarily, but mainly support-wise." games would be far too expensive. So, the to the organizers of the Bluegrass Festival Glenville State's budget is continiously bottom line is, ifyouwantedtoplaysports (the 2nd annual was held this weekend) being cut, and sometime in the near fu- in West Virginia, you'd only have two and ask permission to have concessions ture, the sports program will be in jeop- options: Marshall or WVU. for the weekend. ardy of having to fold. Anotherinteresting fact is that Glenville I'm sure Glenville State would be happy Financially, the athletic program will State is funded at the lowest level in the to support their own atheltic program for be at a standpoint if something isn't done WVIAC in football. This presents a huge the school through their own event. to prevent it. challenge for the programs to exist when The PAC could sell a Bluegrass Ham- Whether people want to face reality or the budgets are this low. burger, some hotdogs, homemade bowls not, the sports programs, in many ways, And further, with GSCs enrollment ofchili, coffee, roastapig, popcorn, nachos, are the heart of the school. They give dwindlingeachsemester, theathleticbud- soft drinks, and Polish sausage and ice opportunitytohundredsofstudents, who, get also dwindles. The current fall cream are always a winner at events such otherwise, might not have had the chance semester's enrollment becomes the stan- as this. And, add a raffle drawing for to come to school for an education, dard for the following year. Everyone season tickets too, (wink-wink). Not only this factor, but also the fact needs to be aware of this dilemma. The meeting, overall, was very success- that the athletic programs bring in much The meeting became open for sugges- ful and set an agenda to start having meet- financially. Schools attract more students tions for increasing PAC members and ings at least once a month. to come to college through advertising, funding. Athletic Director Greg Bamberger Each time the Lady Pioneers hang up Many ideas were discussed and noted, would like to encourage more PAC mem- another "W" on gymnasium wall, people The Moose Lodge may support a bingo bers to attend and get involved with your across the state and across the country night and donate all profits to the PAC. pioneers.Yourhelpandsupportaregreatly read about it, and hence, the exposure a Bambergerisworkingonthisextensively. appreciated. school receives. There is also a golf tournament fundraiser If you would like information on the Now, sometimes it is not the best news on the agenda, next meeting, or find out how you can (i.e. The Glenville State "Making players Concessions operations for football and help, please call the Athletic Department 'pay-to-play' Rule" which was broadcast basketball games were also discussed, at 462-4102. on ESPN); but it's still exposure. Lady Pioneers Head Coach Steve Edwards (21-27, five kills). Lowther contributed in setting with 84 of 96 and 32 assists. Metz and Szabo had three and two digs, respec- tively. On Thurs., Sept. 11, the Lady Ti- tans competed in a West Virginia Tri- Match against AA Shadysprings and AAA Nicholas County. Gilmer played defending AA State Champion Shady Springs in the first match, losing valiantly 19-25 and 23- 25. Scoring were: Chambers (six); Szabo (three); Lowther, Metz, and SamanthaSmith (two each); and Buck (one). Hitting for the Lady Titans were: Chambers (28-30, three kills); Buck (19-23, two kills); Starcher (17-20); Edwards (15-20, two kills); and Roberson (6-10, one kill). Lowther set a perfect 39 of 39 with five assists. Roherson and Buck had three and two blocks, respectively. In match number two, the Lady Ti- tans faced Nicholas County, winning 25-20 and 25-17. Scoring for Gilmer included: Smith (11); Starcher (seven); Edwards and Lowther (four); Buck (three); Metz (two); and Chambers (one). Hitting for the Lady Titans were: Chambers (33-35, five kills); Starcher (13-13, two kills); Roberson (11-13, four kills); Buck (9-12, two kills); and Edwards (15-17). Setting for the Lady Titans was Lowther, who went 33-35 with six asssists. Roberson recorded four blocks, while Buck added two. Next home games: Gilmer JV vs. Wirt and Braxton in a Tri-Match, Thurs., Sept. 18 at 6:00 p.m. Gilmer Varsity will play at home this Sat., Sept. 20 at 1:00 p.m. On Tues., Sept. 9, the Gilmer County Varsity and Junior Varsity volleyball team traveled to Braxton County. Gilmer's JV team played the first match 'best three out of five' and won 25-23, 25-16, 25-17. Heather Papousceck scored 14 points and Brianna Lowther and Stephane Estep each had nine. Becky Gray and Jes- sica Estep'contributed six and four, respectively. In match two, Gilmer's varsity downed Braxton 25-18, 12-25, 25- 15, and 25-18. Scorers included: Andrea Starcher (14); Andrea Edwards (13); Hannah Chambers (12); Amber Lowther (seven); Shannon Szabo (four); Crys- tal Metz (four); and Katie Buck (two). Hitting for the Lady Titans were: Chambers (37-45, 15 kills); Camai Roberson (18-21, nine kills); and By Shaun Smith head and feel sorry for yourself. We (whose name was not Sports Reporter had kids who did both, and that is suspended for his actionS. The Olenville State Pioneers tray- disappointing." "This football team is a l eled to West Chester, Pa. this past Coach Shaffner stressed the point of it needs to grow. Sat, Sept. 13 to take on West Chester this young Glenville State point, "We this loss, we'll be a betta University Of Pa. are very young, and it showed last family." The Pioneers fell short of their Saturday.Hopefuily, we'llmaturefrom The Pioneers will game season opener team goals, posting the 56-7 loss, this." making their overall record 0-2. During the game, some words were (Pa.) this Sat., Sept. WestChesteroutplayedGlenville passed between players on the Stadium at l:00p.m. State by accumulating a total of 646 Glenville State team. "Some of our The home game yards, compared to tbe Pioneers' 244. players showed immaturity with their family day, and all "It was a very difficult defeat for tempers. However, it shows also how couraged to attend the us," stated head coach Paul Shaffner. much th,:y care about this football fam- Coach Shaffnel "This game really tested our charac- ily," Shaffner stated. ' his is just some- will be a good ter." thing we are going to have to learn In last year's ThePioneersreceivedjust 14first from. Failure isn't true failure, unless schools, almost 1,000 downs, compared to West Chester's you hang your head and walk away yardage was acct 33. from it without learning from your "The key this game Is. CoachShaffnerexplainedtheloss mistakes. Some of the greatest men in turnovers. It will be as a disappointment, but also as a theworld, like Abraham Lincoln failed ofourdefenseandalsoWh° come it with the best learning tool. "There are two things many times before he became success- Shaffner stated. "Our you can do after a loss. The first one ful." is to have pride and hold your head In the "exchange of words" between have to hold our high. The second is to hang your Glenville State players, one player andc Mum's the Wc Quality Belgium Mums from Sl.°° to s5. Homegrown Fresh Produce Fresh Picked Corn ~ s3.5° per dozen Tomatoes - .99¢ per pound Peppers, sweet or hot ~ .99¢ per pound or s8.°°for 1/2 bushel Half Runner Beans -- Sl.29 per pound Fresh dug Tators -- .28¢ per pound or S107° per bushel Canning jar lids ~ S l ?7 per dozen 7[me to stac ulT on 2OaY hon . 139n 't for t the molasses/ s3. per or SS. per cuart We accept Food Stamps and Senior Vouchers INllt u I tn.n 7 days a weekfrom 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 304-269-2200 JACOB 18 Carries, 131 *3 Catches, 52 152 Return DEF! 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Cut out the coupon and mail it to: Glenviile State College • Athletic Department/P.A.C. • Gienville, WV Remember, this Saturday, it's your GSC Pioneers first home game Come out and join the Pioneers on a Family Day Full of Fun (See next week's newspaper edition for the game's write up). • Next week: Away Game against New Haven, Connecticut • Sat., Sept. 27 at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by Fred & Peggy Moore, Owners ° Kelly Radcl ff, Manager 19 E. Main St., Glenville • 462-7454