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GSC'S ALAN FIDDLER INDUCTED INTO MUSSELMAN HALL OF FAME Provided by the GSC Public Rela- tions Office Glenville, WV- Glenville State Col- !e3e bead football coach Alan Fiddler was among five new inductees to the Musselman High School Hall of Fame during an enshrinement ceremony held Saturday evening September 12th, 2009 at Mussleman High School in Berkley County. Fiddler was un- able to attend the festivities because his Glenville State College Pioneer football team was playing Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. "It is a great honor, and I am very humbled to be named to my High School's Hall of Fame. I was fortu- nate to have great coaches and team- mates at Mussleman High School. I was also blessed with tremendous fam- ily support throughout my career," said Fiddler. A 1984 graduate of Musselman High School, Fiddler was a member of the 1982 West Virginia High School State championship football team and quartcrbacked the Applemen to a state runner-up finish in 1983. He was also a standout basketball player for Mussteman, averaging 17.3 points per game his senior season. Upon graduating from Mussleman, Fiddler attended Glenville State Col- lege from 1984-87, where he was a quarterback on the Pioneer football team. He completed his B.S. in Edu- cation at West Virginia State College in 1989 and received his M.S. in Edu- cation from Shenandoah University in 2002. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at South Charleston and Mussleman before taking the Head Coaching position at Moorefield High School in 1993. He led Moorefield to six West Virginia High g School State Championships and a state runner-up in ten seasons. Fiddler holds West Virginia's state coaching records for the most consecutive state championships (4) and the most play- off wins (28) in state history. Fiddler had a career 98-28 record and 28-2 playoff record while at Moorefield. He coached 2 undefeated teams and had a 30 game winning streak at MHS. In addition, Fiddler coached the North squad to a 20-18 victory in the 2000 West Virginia North-South All-Star game. In 2004, Fiddler was named as the new Head Coach at Glenville State College. His 2008 Pioneers finished with an 8-3 overall mark and won the WVIAC Championship. Fiddler was named the 2008 WVIAC Coach of the Year. He has won more games in his first five seasons (33) at Glenvilte State College than any other coach in school history. In his time at GSC, Fiddler has coached such standouts as Jerry Seymour, Joey Conrad and An- tonio Carter. Seymour, a Haflon Hill finalist Running Back was named the 2008 WVIAC Offensive Player of the Year and led the nation in rushing with a 207.4 average per game. Seymour also became the school's all-time leading single season and career rushing leader. Quarterback Joey Conrad finished the 2005 season as a Harlon Hill finalist and became the NCAA Division II all-time lead- ing Passer and Total Yardage Leader. Conrad was also named the 2005 WVIAC Offensive Player of the Year while breaking four conference pass- ing records. During the 2004 season. Wide Receiver Antonio Carter was named the WVIAC Offensive Player of the Year. Fiddler has also coached 23 AI1-WVIAC first team members during his time at GSC. Fiddler's 2008 and 2005 offenses and defenses were ranked first in the WVIAC. Joining Fiddler in the school's third Hall of Fame class were Longtime Musse!man High School football coach Denny Price, former Musselman standout athletes Kip Washington. and Paul Swartz, and contributor Glen Cunningham. Fiddler lives in Glenville with his 22 d feIv mY ?nFdd 1 i2 damgh tae rts w S O h/olby Aaron, 22, and Ryan, 19. GSC HEAD COACH ALAN FIDDLER GCHS Cross Country Team Runs an "Uphill" Battle r - - 7rro7 7ouTtryrTn ntis-7 7poSt m ;i 7nTer7 ! i ./ compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain. | I (,i, , The courses used at these events may include grass, mud, I woodlands, and water. It is a popular participatory sport, I  and usually takes place in temperate regions during the I ] r-  autumn and winter when soft conditions underfoot L prevail.-Wikipedia 2009 I I On August 22, 2009, GCHS Cross kicking it at gut-wrenching (5K) The Luck of the country team traveled to Buckhan- The rugged courses consisted of non, WV for the Bobcat KickoffClas- steep hills, wide fields, bridges and a Irish: Notre sic and on August 29, to St. Marys for the Autumn Kickoff Classic. Races began at 9:00 and consisted of the Junior High Girls and Boys (3K) and closing the day's exciting competi- tions were the Varsity Girls and Boys, Bobcat Kickoff Classic: Boys' 5K: Girls' 5K: Jacob Shreves 24:22.70 Maggie Lilly 29:38:92 Conner Ferguson 26:28.79 Morgan Allen 41:00.79 Richard Dorsey 26:44.20 Alexis Sprouse 46:08.85 Boys 3K: Girls 3K: Nick Williams 15:18.31 Samantha McCune 17:11:91 Skylar Arbogart t 8:16.16 Tara Evans 18:58.89 re freshing run through a country creek. Gilmer County is proud to announce the following students and their finish times, who not only compete on a team level, but also on an individual one. Autumn Kickoff Classic: Boys' 5K: Girls' 5K: Jacob Shreves 22:46 Richard Dorsey 23:28 Morgan Allen 37:43 Conner Ferguson 25:36 Alexis Sprouse 37:49 Boys 3K: Girls 3K: Nick Williams 13:01 Samantha McCune 14:26 Skylar Arbogart 14:49 Tara Evans 16:09 Dame rolls past GCHS Titans By Jamie Mullins Sports Reporter On Fri., Sept. 18, the Gilmer County High School Titans met another tough opponent in the form of the Notre Dame High School Fighting Irish. Despite strong attempts, the Titans were defeated 53-12. The Irish put up 47 unanswered points before the Ti- tans could respond. The Titans two touchdowns came off of a 51-yard pass from Luke DeMarino to Joel Roberts and a 54- yard run by Josh Burton. The Titans held the Irish in the second half to only one single touch- down; however, the damage was clearly done in the first half. The Titans will be home again this weekend with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. 4NAPAI TRUCKPARTS Customer Appreciation Days " Tent Sale With Special Prices- 9am-4pm . Grantsville, WV - Monday, October 5th, 2009 . Glenville, WV - Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 . Weston, WV - Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 Harrisville, WV - Thursday, October 8th, 2009 (10am-6pm) West Union, WV - Friday, October 9th, 2009 Summersville, WV - Monday, October 12th, 2009  Food! Fun! Deals! Thursday, September 24, 2009 -- The (;lenville i)emocrat - I'a,c 7 Falcons Handily Crush Pioneers 50-37 By Drew Moo@ It was a lop-sided contest from the early seconds of the game. The record books may have new entries for the number of points scored in the least amount of time with the fewest plays. To score 21 points, the Falcons executed two plays from scrimmage, snagged an interception, and carried a kick-off return past the goal line. It took all of 69-seconds, excluding the kick-off return. On GSC's first possession from scrimmage, Ryland Newman netted an interception for Fairmont, making a 399ard return to score. Their third touchdown in the first quarter was a 73-yard kick-off return. All told, Fairmont benefitted from seven interceptions and three GSC fumbles. Glenville quarterback James McCants didn't start the game, but netted 18-33 for 254 yards, one touchtown and five interceptions by game's end. The Pioneers never gave up, though, coming back from long odds and big leads twice during the contest. The GSC coaching staff was called for unsportsmanlike conduct during a midfield argument with officials near the end of the third quarter. GSC's Brian Harden (17) and D'Andre Johnson (3) led the Pio- led the receivers with 120 yards in five receptions. He also netted 102 yards on four kick-offreturns. James McDonald had 99 yards in eight catches. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii neers'rushingeffortwithll5andl21 i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii:: yards, respectively. XavierGlenn(5) :iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii: 111:111111112111111111:::::::.::::: ......... ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: !!!!!!!:::{!!!{!!!!!{{!!!!!!!!!!![[!!!!:!!i:::: GLENN FOR THE CATCH Xavier Glenn catches James McCants pass for a gain of 34 yards to the FSU 10-yard line with about 11:19 remaining in the second quarter. (Photo by Drew Moocly) The Pioneers return home Oct. 3!!! Calhoun Banks-Glenville proudly presents GSC's Pio____nneers inAction_ ---00lenville State CollegeTs. University Central Arkansas  Kickoff Time: 7:88 p.m i Sat., Sept. 26- k At Conway, AR. You can 'bank' on Calhoun Banks for supporting the Pioneers in their quest for a winning season and capturing the 2009 WVIA C Championship! If you can, attend this game and boost the Pioneers on to victory -- take a fall drive over to Painesville, OH and enjoy the fall colors. But, if you can't attend, you can still help the team by joining the Pioneer Athletic Club. With donations of $50 or more, you can take great pleasure in knowing that you're making those victories possible. Call Athletic Director Janet Bailey at 462-4102 for details and sign up today, or if at home, just fill out, clip, and mail a check with this convenient coupon below. Remember, your donation is appreciated! I Pioneer Athletic Club Donation I I I I NAME: I I PHONE: AMOUNT: $ I I ADDRESS: I LIIIIlil mlllliiliii ill lilii lil Don't forget that on this Sat., Sept. 26, your Pioneers will be facing a new opponent in University Central Arkansas. See next week's newspaper for the game's write up. The Pioneers next game: The Pioneers will take on West Liberty State University's Hilltoppers at 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 3 at Morris Stadium. Proudly sponsored by: oun wwvt.calhotmbanks, corn Glenville Branch 904 N. Lewis Equal Housing LENDER 462-5051 F.D.I.C.