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GSC Volleyball Picked 12th in MEC Preseason Poll


The Glenville State Lady Pioneers volleyball team has been picked 12th in the MEC Preseason Poll

Bridgeport, W.Va. – Wheeling Jesuit has been picked by the coaches in the Mountain East Conference to win its third-straight league title in volleyball.

The Cardinals finished atop the poll with 121 points and 11 first-place votes. WJU, which has yet to lose a MEC match in the regular or postseason, returns several key players from last year’s Elite Eight squad, including the reigning MEC Player of the Year Andrea Thobe. Wheeling Jesuit also enters the 2015 season ranked ninth in the country in the AVCA preseason poll.

Fairmont State, the league’s runner-up in each of the last two seasons, is picked to finish second behind WJU with 103 points and had the remaining first-place vote. Shepherd is picked third with 92 points, followed by Urbana (82) and West Liberty (70). Concord and West Virginia Wesleyan tied for sixth in the poll with 60 points, with Charleston (58), UVa-Wise (56) and Notre Dame (54) narrowly behind. West Virginia State (25) and Glenville State (11) rounded out the poll.

2015 MEC Volleyball
Preseason Poll
1. Wheeling Jesuit (11) 121
2. Fairmont State (1) 103
3. Shepherd 92
4. Urbana 82
5. West Liberty 70
T6. Concord 60
T6. West Virginia Wesleyan 60
8. Charleston 58
9. UVa-Wise 56
10. Notre Dame 54
11. West Virginia State 25
12. Glenville State 11
() Indicates first place votes
* Coaches not able to vote for own team

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Pioneer Football Camp Update – Special Teams


Quin Thornton who missed last season due to an injury will look to have a big impact in the punt return and kick return game in 2015

Glenville, W.Va. – With the 2015 Pioneer Football Camp almost over, today we are going to take a deeper look into the Pioneer Special Teams.

The Pioneers returns two kickers from a year ago. Junior kicker Tanner Wright was 9 of 13 on field goals last season with his longest coming from 37 yards out. Tanner also had several punts last season and will look to fill both roles this season.

Sophomore punter Tyler Czajkowsji had 18 punts in 2014 and a punting average of 32.7. His longest punt last year was 46 yards and he also placed two punts inside the opponent’s 20 yard line. Tyler will look to compete for both positions. Freshman Chandler Carrera will also look to add depth at the kicking positions.

Ralph Gordon is back again this year as a punt returner for the Pioneers; last season he had nine returns for 72 yards. Also returning punts will be Quin Thornton who missed last season due to an injury.

Eric Kyle returns as a kick returner for GSC. He led the team last year in kick return yards with 462 yards on 18 returns. Ralph Gordon had 251 kick return yards on 12 returns last year and Quin Thornton will also look to return kicks this season.

Jonathan Dupree and Aaron Roberts will share the long snapping duties while Tyler Czajkowsji will take care of the holding duties.

The Pioneers open up the 2015 season on the road Saturday, September 5th at 12:00 p.m. as they travel to Urbana University in a matchup with the Blue Knights.

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Community Members Invited to BAD Buildings Discussion at GSC


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Glenville State College
Public Relations Department
(304) 462-4115

GLENVILLE, WV – The Glenville State College Land Resources Department will play host to a presentation on the implementation of a Brownfields, Abandoned, & Dilapidated (BAD) Buildings Model. The event will take place on Thursday, August 27 at 12:15 p.m. in room 227-228 of GSC’s Waco Center.

The BAD Buildings Model is part of a program through the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center which provides technical assistance and site analysis tools to help communities develop and enhance local abandoned/dilapidated buildings programs they may already have in place. The discussion at this meeting will show how this model provides a step-by-step plan for local volunteers and elected officials to begin making improvements to their communities.

BAD Buildings FlyerCenter officials define ‘BAD Buildings’ as structures and properties which are vacant, uninhabited and in a state of disrepair, whose owner is taking no active steps to bring the property back into functional use.

Presenters at the event will be Patrick Kirby, Director, and Luke Elser, Project Manager, from the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center.

The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers, which includes offices at Marshall University and West Virginia University, were created in 2005 by the West Virginia Legislature to empower communities to plan and implement brownfields redevelopment projects. Brownfield sites are defined as properties on which expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

The two centers promote economic development and environmental and public health protection through innovative redevelopment of brownfield sites. The centers also promote and coordinate the development of brownfield property by providing training and technical assistance, facilitating site preparation efforts, engaging community involvement, as well as by helping communities with grant writing and leveraging project funding.

The Thursday event at GSC is open to the public, free of cost, and will include light refreshments at 12:00 p.m.

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Lady Pioneers Picked 10th in MEC Cross Country Poll

Cross Country

The GSC Lady Pioneers have been picked to finish 10th in the MEC Preseason Poll

Bridgeport, W.Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan has been picked by a vote of the league coaches to win its third Mountain East Conference Women’s Cross Country championship in the last three years.

The Bobcats finished atop the poll with 98 points had had nine first-place votes. WVWC has a host of All-MEC returners coming back this fall including Ali Cunningham, Rachel Pinto, Sydney Pineault, Kaylee Williams and Baylee Summers.

Wheeling Jesuit, which will be led by the 2014 MEC Freshman and Runner of the Year Kelsey Chambers, finished second in the poll with 91 points and one first-place vote. Charleston was picked to finish third with 78 points, followed by West Liberty (64), Fairmont State (59) and Notre Dame (58). Concord (55) was picked seventh and had one first-place vote, followed by UVa-Wise (41), Urbana (28), Glenville State (22) and West Virginia State (11).

The 2015 MEC men’s and women’s cross country championships will be held Sat., Oct. 24, at the Bridgeport Recreation Complex.

2015 MEC Women’s Cross Country
Preseason Poll
1. West Virginia Wesleyan (9) 98
2. Wheeling Jesuit (1) 91
3. Charleston 78
4. West Liberty 64
5. Fairmont State 59
6. Notre Dame 58
7. Concord (1) 55
8. UVa-Wise 41
9. Urbana 28
10. Glenville State 22
11. West Virginia State 11
() Indicates first place votes
* Coaches not able to vote for own team
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Retired Glenville State AD a True Pioneer

Tom and Janet Bailey

Former Glenville State Athletic Director Janet Bailey with her husband Tom | Courtesy Photo

Saturday, August 8, 2015
Reproduced Courtesy of the Sunday Gazette-Mail

By Courtney Hessler
For the Sunday Gazette-Mail

Former Glenville State athletic director Janet Bailey will be the first to tell you that at a young age she was just a girl from Peachtree with a dream.

As she begins a partial retirement, rather than take credit for her accomplishments, she gives it to those who have surrounded her throughout her prosperous life.

Click here to read the whole story.

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Pioneers Picked Ninth in MEC Cross Country Poll

Cross Country

The GSC Pioneers Cross Country team was picked ninth in the MEC Preseason Poll

Bridgeport, W.Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan and Wheeling Jesuit top the Mountain East Conference Men’s Cross Country preseason poll. The Bobcats and Cardinals each finished with 75 points and four first-place votes in the vote conducted by the league’s coaches.

WVWC and WJU have each won a MEC title in the first two years of the league with the Bobcats claiming the title a season ago. Wesleyan brings back first team All-MEC runners Brody Born and Matt Dearth, while Wheeling Jesuit returns a pair of standout sophomores in Colin Radabaugh and Albert Schrimp.

Concord was picked to finish third with 62 points, followed by Charleston and UVa-Wise in a tie for fourth with 52 points. West Liberty and Notre Dame tied for sixth with 39 points, and Fairmont State (29), Glenville State (15) and Urbana (12) rounded out the poll.

The 2015 MEC men’s and women’s cross country championships will be held Sat., Oct. 24, at the Bridgeport Recreation Complex.

2015 MEC Men’s Cross Country
Preseason Poll
T1. West Virginia Wesleyan 75
T1. Wheeling Jesuit 75
3. Concord 62
T4. Charleston 52
T4. UVa-Wise 52
T6. West Liberty 39
T6. Notre Dame 39
8. Fairmont State 29
9. Glenville State 15
10. Urbana 12
() Indicates first place votes
* Coaches not able to vote for own team
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GSC Baseball and Softball Teams Partner for Pioneer Project

Baseball & Softball

The Glenville State College Baseball and Softball teams have partnered up for what they are calling 'The Pioneer Project.'

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State College Baseball and Softball teams have partnered up for what they are calling ‘The Pioneer Project.’

The Pioneer Project is designed to put forth 1,500 hours bettering the Glenville community while teaching student-athletes the value of making a difference. “As we better our programs from a win and loss perspective, and raise our respective grade point averages in the classroom, we believe teaching our student-athletes to give back in the community will give our program complete purpose,” stated Head Baseball Coach Jimmy Mullins.

Together, the two teams plan to read to elementary school students, speak at area schools, keep roads clean by picking up trash, plant flowers throughout Glenville and surrounding communities, and donate to the underprivileged.

“We plan on putting these service hours back into our communities during the 2015-16 academic year. We want to use this as a resource to better our community and to teach our college athletes the value of making a difference,” said Head Softball Coach Kristen Tunno.

For more information or to share community service ideas/requests, contact Mullins by e-mail at or at (304) 462-6239.

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Red Cross Blood Drive Coming to GSC August 24


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Glenville State College
Public Relations Department
(304) 462-4115

Blood Drive FlyerGLENVILLE, WV – Staff and students in the Glenville State College Student Support Services organization are helping to sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, August 24 from noon until 5:30 p.m. The drive will take place in the Mollohan Campus Community Center third floor ballroom.

Interested donors can visit and enter ‘glenvillestate’ or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment.

You can also e-mail GSC Student Support Services Teacher/Counselor Spencer Darden at for more information.

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Pioneer Football Camp Update – Defense


James Johnson is the team’s leading tackler from a year ago as he returns for his senior season

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team is entering their second week of camp and with that we are going to dive in and take a closer look at the Pioneer Defense.

Starting up front in the trenches with the defensive line, GSC returns defensive tackle Alex Robinson. Robinson had 16 total tackles a year ago and added 2.5 tackles for loss. Also upfront they return Demetrius Lofton; last season he finished with 24 total tackles, six tackles for loss, and two sacks. Defensive ends Wesley Marsh and Jevon Webster return this season as well. Webster finished last season with 22 total tackles, three tackles for loss, and two sacks.

Ian Andrews also returns at defensive end. He has missed the last two seasons due to injury but will look to make a big impact this year with his return. Other newcomers that will look to have an impact this season are: Rashaun Searles, Marshall transfer Austin Hill, Cal Pa. transfer Anthony McPoyle, along with freshmen: Prince Thomas, Antione Williams, and Keshaan Cuffee.

At linebacker Glenville State returns James Johnson. Johnson is the team’s leading tackler from a year ago as he racked up 84 total tackles and had 2.5 tackles for loss. Johnson was also a MEC All-Conference Player and was named to the USA College Football DII Preseason All-American Second Team. Fitz Mofor also returns at middle linebacker. He played in only two games last season as a freshman due to an injury. However in those two games had had three tackles, one tackle for loss, and a sack. He will look to have an outstanding year.

Also at linebacker the Pioneers will call on Marcus Umu, Wes Lane, Derek Clem, and Anthony Vazquez to add depth as well as newcomers in transfer Quintavius Twine and freshmen Troy Brown and Michael Cherry.

The defensive backs for the Pioneers will look to be much improved from a year ago. Markeith Dews and Brandon Absher will look to lock down the starting cornerback position. Both have had game experience and both had a great spring last year.

At the safety position Zach Mayes returns; Mayes had 65 total tackles last year and an interception. Andre Dalton also will move over from the cornerback position to a safety position with Earon Settles. Settles had a great freshman campaign and will look to have another standout year. Newcomers Marvon Brooks, Daylon Cason, and Leonard McConico along with several others will also look to get playing time in.

In the upcoming week we will dive into the Pioneers special teams.

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Event to Feature GSC Marching Band


For More Information:
Glenville State College
Public Relations Department
(304) 462-4115

GSC Marching Band

The Glenville State College Marching Band will perform at the Glenville Presbyterian Church's Band Bash

GLENVILLE, WV – The Glenville State College ‘Wall of Sound’ Marching Band will have a feature performance at the Glenville Presbyterian Church ‘Band Bash’ coming up on Friday, August 21. The event will take place from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with the band performance beginning at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to the band performance there will be food, an inflatable whale bounce, yard games, books, and more – all for free and open to the public.

The band began using the field adjacent to the Presbyterian Church for their pre-season camp three years ago which has led to a successful partnership. “We could not have held these camps without the Glenville Presbyterian Church, Pastor Kinney, and their many hard working members. They’ve been incredible providing us with both a location and meals. They are truly a blessing and are hugely appreciated,” said Dr. Lloyd Bone. Bone is the marching band director and also serves as the college’s Fine Arts Department Chair.

The Glenville Presbyterian Church is located at 1172 WV Highway 5, about one mile from the stoplight toward Grantsville just past the Gilmer County Fire Department. Event organizers encourage attendees to bring a lawn chair to better enjoy the outdoor festivities.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, August 23.

Band Bash FlyerThe Marching Band performs a halftime show at Morris Stadium during every home football contest. They will entertain football fans on Thursday, September 10 when the Pioneers take on the WV Wesleyan Bobcats during the first home game of the 2015 season.

For more information about the ‘Band Bash’ event contact Pastor Karen Kinney at (304) 462-7239.

For more information about the Marching Band or other Fine Arts Department programs and events, contact Bone at (304) 462-6340.

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