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have strong potential 00this year. Lilly says got some of the best ever had since I've /' Glenville State College Coach Jesse Lilly said interview with The He added, "I Carney and me to with what we have." was to his Assistant Carney. edition of the Pioneer squad will open the regular a game November 22 at Tech. This will follow a game with the Republic of November 6 and play in the Tournament at Weston bar 18 and 19. Lilly said. "You might say nine returning regulars, two from Beckley College. and This will make us tn the overall picture and we have good depth, barring to play for the Pioneers Senior forward Greg Charlottesville, Virginia. ::tremendous iumper," Lilly forced to sit out most on's games due to iniurv. will be Sophomore Gilliard. a 6-1 lad from !' Junior forward Joe Knicelev wning. He is from Nitro. premier center. Ralph be back for his final The 6-6. 212 pound hails from Seat Pleasant. Junior guards are ham and Calvin Page. from Glenville. and Page of Upperville. Virginia. center Phillip Thomas a return to the this year. The 6-6. 177 z8 from Aquasco. Maryland. g is Junior Forward whom Coach Lilly rhaps our most consistent year." Warner is from Virginia. returnee is Junior guard ;ton. The 6-2. 170 ton hails from Brandy- land. two transfers from Beckley as Watts and Alfred Andre minted out that both were last year. Beckley dropped basketball this three games against GSC Lilly said Watts averaged points per game. tenting on his Freshmen. that Bill Brafford from Maryland will be looked "swing man in that he will to play both guard and a 6-4, 175 pounder led Frederick Military ,ear. is shmn playing ;BURG CATHOLIC IV bEFEATS GILMER Junior Varsity Girls team and Parkersburg's IV in the Glenville State College Tuesday. October 18. arg won, 29-12. Hickman was Gilmer's )ster with three points. were Sherri Roberts. tch. Jill Ellern and Diana two. and Cathy Marks Eaton had 13 points for DODDRIDGE County High School's Girls basketball team time this year. Coach Lilly says Gobel, of Flemington, is a good outside shooter. "He hits well in the 15-18 foot range," the Coach commented. John Irwin of Shady Side, Mary- land is a "good jumper." according to the Coach. "We feel he's going to be a good one." Lilly added. Clayton Smith is a "good hall-handling guard," Coach Lilly says. He is also a good medium-range shooter, according to Lilly. Smith is from Shady Side, Maryland. The final member of the team is Paul Wills, who the Coach says. "should give us good board strength." Wills, who is from Hughesville, Maryland, was recommended to th GSC Coaching Staff by a former Glenville standout. Steve Datcher. Lilly expects, tough competition in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Conference (WVIAC} again this year, he says. "Fairmont. Wesleyan, Bluefield, Morris Harvey and Concord will all definitely be strong." Lilly said. "However." he concluded. "if we can stay healthy we expect to give lots of teams plenty of problems this year," The Pioneers, who were 13-9 last year, will play their first game at home against West Virginia State on Thursday. December 1. Fbe Glenvflle Democrat/ Pathfinder 5 GCHS scorer was Susie n mints. Other Gilmer Robinson ickman with one. Scorer for Doddridge was who hit for six markers. STATE RIVALRY West Virginia Univers- OVer Penn State in guide observed. "Coach State} has some very oming on and will be three-game win series-_a first for West Mountaineers had won 19-14 in 1954, and 21-7 in won a Penn State The Gilmer County Titan Fresh- man football team closed out the 1977 season with a 20-8 loss to Spencer, in a • game played on a muddy field at Spencer High School. Thursday. October 20. Spencer scored first in the opening quarter with approximately six minutes remaining in the period, The hosts came up with a touchdown at that point, but were unsuccessful on the extra point conversion attempt to put the score at 6-0. Spencer added eight points on a second quarter safety, and a TD on a recovered Titan fumble in the end zone in the third canto. The Titans scored their lone touchdown of the game at the outset of the final quarter. Jamie Minney ran the ball in for the "I'D and also added two points on a run for the PAT to move Gilmer to within six points at 14-8. 1977 PIONEER BASKET. BALL SQUAD-Front row [! to r]: Charles Warner, Phllllp Thomas, Ralph Ledbetter, Joe Kuleeley and Douglas Watts. Second row [1 to r]: John Irwin, Wayne Washing. ton, Bill Brafford, Paul-Wills and Ernest Gilliard. Third row [1 to r]: Clayton Smith, Greg Arnette, Calvin Page, Alfred Andre White and Gary Nottiagham. Fourth row [1 to r]: Head Coach Jesse Lilly, Manager Bill Lilly, David Gobel, Trainer Benny Stalnaker and Assistant Coach Tim Carney [Photo by Mike Boggs] October 27, 1977 Titan Freshmen end season with loss O,,me. cou,. Dot .t DO t.e Titans bounce back to defeat Doddridge scoreboard again, however, and 1977 Spencer managed a final touchdown with about a minute remaining in the contest to ice the victory. The Titans were hampered by the fact that firststring quarterback Jeff Campbell was out due to an injury, Coach Bob Horning started Tim Moore in his place and said after the game, "I think Tim did a really good iob for us. He has had little game experience at the position and he did extremely well under the circum- stances." In commenting on the game as a whole. Coach Homing remarked, "It was just a case of making too many mistakes. The mistakes killed us." The Titan Freshman finish the season with a record of three wins, two losses and one tie. Gilmer 0 0 6 0-8 Spencer 6 2 6 6-20 ALL NEW 50,000 WATTS Bulldogs were ahead, 20-17, at the half. The Titans hit on six of ten free throws. Doddridge made three of six attempts at the charity stripe. Gilmer 10 7 8 17-42 Doddridge 15 7 l0 9-39 HOMECOMINGS DEADLY West Virginia University's loss to Boston College was its fifth consecutive homecoming game defeat. In 1973, Indiana defeated WVU, 28-14, the week prior to West Virginia's game with Pitt. In 1974, Miami edged the Mountaineers, 21-20. the week after the Pitt game and the week prior to Penn State. In 1975. WVU dropped a 16-14 decision to Tulane after being beaten. 39-0, at Penn State. Last year the Mountaineers lost 33-0 to Penn State in the annual homecoming tilt. AUTO Come To Our The Gilmer County High School Girls basketball team rebounded from their first loss of the season Tuesday night against Parkersburg Catholic, and handed the Doddridge County Bulldogs a 42-39 defeat, in a game played Thursday, October 20, at West Union. Pare Minigh poured in 19 points in leading the Titans. Sue Ann Reed added ten markers for the victors. It was also a come-from-behind win for Gilmer. They entered the final quarter trailing Doddridge by a score of 30-25. but outscored the host team bye margin of 17-9 in the last period to gain the victory. The win puts the Titan record at 7-1 on the campaign. Doddridge. led by Deans Sutton with 11 points, broke on top early in the game. and led by a score of 15-10 at the end of the first period. The 00tCAW.... Gilmer [42] Reed, 5-0-10: Minigh, 7-5-19: Heckert, 2-1-5; Smith. 24)4: P. Crouch. 1-O-2: Williams, 1-0-2. TOTAL: 18-6-42. Doddridge [39] Proper, 1-1-3: Cumpston, 4-0-8: Chipps, 443-8; Edgell. 3-0-6: Sutton. 5-1-11; Burgess. 1-1-3. TOTAL: 18-3-39. BASKETBALL CLINIC SET There will be a Basketball Clinic at the Glenville State College Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 29. 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