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Softball Drops Double Header to Notre Dame

Softball

Glenville State Lady Pioneer softball team dropped a double header at home to the Notre Dame College Falcon on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneer softball team dropped a double header at home to the Notre Dame College Falcons on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.

In the first game the Lady Pioneers would see Notre Dame take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. But the Lady Pioneers would come right back and tie the game up at 1-1 in the bottom of the first as Mackenzie Smith hit a sac fly as Miranda Cropp scored.

However Notre Dame would add another run in the top of the second as a Nicole Spuhler hit a solo homerun as the Falcons took a 2-1 lead.

Glenville State would have a nice second inning as they scored three runs as Sam Weaver hit a two run homerun scoring Chelsey Hager and Miranda Cropp hit a solo homer making it, 4-2.

Notre Dame would add two runs in the top of the fourth inning as they retook the lead, 5-4, off of a two run homerun.

In the bottom of the fourth Glenville State would tie it up again this time knotting it up a 5-5. Notre Dame would get a grand slam in the top of the fifth from Nicole Suphler, her second homer of the game, as the Falcons took a 9-5 lead.

Glenville State would end up falling to the Notre Dame Falcons, 12-6.

The Lady Pioneers finished with six hits and committed three errors while the Falcons had 12 hits and only had one error.

Miranda Cropp went 1 for 3 with and RBI and scored two runs while Sam Waver went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and scored a run. Mackenzie Smith and Casey Sheaffer both had an RBI in the game for Glenville State.

Sam Weaver pitched 4.0 innings allowing 10 hits, nine runs, and struck out two batters.

In the second game of the day Notre Dame would jump out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning.

Notre Dame would then have a huge second inning as they scored seven runs to take a commanding 9-0 lead.

The Falcons would add three runs in the top of the third and five runs in the top of the fifth as they rolled to a 17-0 win over the Lady Pioneers.

Glenville State really struggled hitting the ball as they only record one hit, which came in the bottom of the fifth inning, while Notre Dame finished with 14 hits.

Tia LeMaster recorded the hit for Glenville State.

Miranda Cropp pitched 2.1 innings allowing eight hits, nine runs, and struck out two batters.

The Lady Pioneers return to action Sunday, April 26th when they host Urbana University at 1:00 p.m., it‘s also the final game of the year for Glenville State.

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GSC ROTC Cadets Participate in Spring Leadership Development Exercise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2015

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Yellow Jacket Battalion Cadets with a Park Guide in a replica Civil War Era Union Uniform

Yellow Jacket Battalion Cadets with a Park Guide in a replica Civil War Era Union Uniform

GLENVILLE, WV – Held annually in April, the spring Joint Leadership Development Exercise (JLDX) typically takes place among the three West Virginia college Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) battalions. Those being the battalions from West Virginia University, Marshall University, and the ‘Yellow Jacket Battalion’ which is comprised of units from West Virginia State University, Glenville State College, the University of Charleston, and West Virginia University Institute of Technology. The JLDX typically is held at Camp Dawson, but was held in Pennsylvania this year. Using Fort Indiantown Gap as a launching pad, the Cadets and Cadre conducted a Staff Ride at Gettysburg and made visits to the United States Army War College and Heritage Center in Carlisle.

Cadets of the Yellow Jacket Battalion visit the Gettysburg National Military Park as part of their Joint Leadership Development Exercise in spring 2015

Cadets of the Yellow Jacket Battalion visit the Gettysburg National Military Park as part of their Joint Leadership Development Exercise in spring 2015

As part of the Staff Ride, the three ROTC battalions broke down research of the Gettysburg conflict by focusing on a single day of the battle. They then had an opportunity to train and highlight the more significant details such as logistics, political events surrounding the conflict, technology and tactics, and more. A Staff Ride is an opportunity for members of a military organization to study historic operations and apply current principles, all while fostering a sense of camaraderie with soldiers of the past. During the field phase of the event, participants travel to the site and apply their military knowledge to what they learned from research conducted in the Staff Ride’s earlier phases. The Battle of Gettysburg was the critical three day conflict which served as the turning point for the Civil War in July 1863.

The Cadets also were afforded an opportunity to visit the U.S. Army War College where a board of Colonels briefed the future Lieutenants on everything from expectations of a newly commissioned officer to current events within the Department of Defense. A portion of the briefing that elicited much interest was a question and answer session between the Cadets and the Colonels. Following this, the Cadets made their way to the Heritage Center and learned how the Army is preserving critical documents, uniforms, and displaying military artifacts for all to appreciate.

Yellow Jacket Battalion Cadets at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Yellow Jacket Battalion Cadets at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

“This was by far one of the best learning leadership exercises that I’ve done in my ROTC career and it has truly shown me a better explanation of mission command,” said GSC cadet Travis Nesbitt. Fellow cadet Caitlin Gwinn agreed. “Being at Gettysburg was a great experience. It’s one thing to read about it and study it in books, but is a completely different experience to be there in person and apply what you’ve learned. To be on the same field where so many men gave their lives for what they believed in was humbling,” she stated.

For more information about this event or the Glenville State College ROTC program, contact Staff Sergeant James Brewer at James.Brewer@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6285.

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Pioneer Offense Prevails Over Defense in Annual Spring Game

Football

Dante Absher hauled in six passes for 61 yards and two touchdowns in the Annual Sprin Game

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer Offense (White Team) scored 51 on the Pioneers Defense (Blue Team) as they rolled to a 51-44 victory in the Annual Blue and White Spring game at I.L. and Sue Morris Stadium on Thursday night.

The Pioneer offense would find the endzone on their first possession as Quarterback Sean Steele hit Ralph Gordon at the 13:08 minute mark to take a 7-0 lead. Steele would end up having a nice day as he finished the game 12 of 20 for 121 yards and three touchdowns.

Quarterback Dante Roberts also had a nice game as he completed 10 passes for 64 yards and a touchdown pass to Damon Robinson.

Also on the offensive side of the ball Rahmann Lee had a nice game as and had several good runs. Lee carried the ball only eight times for 18 yards. Eric Kyle totted the ball 10 times for 32 yards while Isiah Scott carried the ball 11 times for 21 yards.

The Pioneer wideouts had a great night as they accounted for all four touchdowns by the Pioneer offense. Ralph Gordon caught four balls for 39 yards and a touchdown while Dante Absher hauled in six passes for 61 yards and two touchdowns. Damon Robinson also caught a touchdown pass in the game.

Kicker Tanner Wright connected on a 38 yard field goal for the offense while Tyler Czajkowski hit a 23 yard field goal.

On the defensive side of the ball Zach Mayes had several big plays from his safety position as he finished with six tackles while cornerback Earon Settles had four tackles in the game. Defensive end Javon Webster had six tackles, a pass breakup, and a sack. Safety Reggie Chambers had one of two turnovers for the defense as he had a late interception in the game.

Linebackers Fitzgerald Mofor and Tony Vasquez both had several good plays.

The Pioneers open up the 2015 season on Saturday, September 5th on the road at Urbana. Their first home contest is Thursday, September 10th when West Virginia Wesleyan travels to Glenville.

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GSC Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015

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Participants of the SAAM walking relay complete a lap at the Waco Center

Participants of the SAAM walking relay complete a lap at the Waco Center

GLENVILLE, WV – Students, staff, and administrators at Glenville State College teamed again this year to raise awareness about the issue of sexual assault. Members of GSC’s Army ROTC program, various student organizations, individual students, and several GSC offices partnered with the college’s Human Resources Department Director during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), which occurs throughout April, to educate and inform the campus as a whole about the issue.

The main SAAM event, a mile-long relay walking race, included many participants in boots; emphasizing the theme of ‘stomping out violence.’ The event, which took place at the Waco Center’s indoor walking track, highlighted relay racers walking to show their support for victims of sexual abuse.

A student adds her signature to the 'Stomp Out Violence' board while other participants wait for the relay to begin

A student adds her signature to the 'Stomp Out Violence' board while other participants wait for the relay to begin

“Glenville State is committed to raising awareness to the issue of sexual violence on college campuses,” said GSC Title IX Coordinator and Chief Human Resources Officer Krystal Smith. “Our goal for these awareness events is to ensure institutional commitment towards maintaining a campus atmosphere for all students to learn and develop free of discrimination and harassment.”

Sexual violence is a serious public health problem that affects millions. In the United States one in five women are rape survivors and one in two women and one in five men have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lives; most occurring before the victim is 25.

For more information about SAAM events at Glenville State College, contact Smith at Krystal.Smith@glenville.edu or (304) 462-4101. Victims of sexual assault should contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at (800) 656-4673 for resources and information.

Some of students, staff, and administrators who took part in the walking relay pose for a group photo

Some of students, staff, and administrators who took part in the walking relay pose for a group photo

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Softball Drops Two Games to WV Wesleyan

Softball

The Glenville State Lady Pioneers only combined for a total six hits in two games as they dropped a double header on the road to MEC Conference foe the West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcats on Tuesday evening

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers only combined for a total six hits in two games as they dropped a double header on the road to MEC Conference foe the West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcats on Tuesday evening.

In the first game Glenville State only had three hits and committed two errors while they gave up 18 hits to the Bobcats as they fell, 16-3.

Erica Damone led the Lady Pioneers as she went 1 for 2 with an RBI and scored 2 runs while Mackenzie Smith went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Also for Glenville State Briana Jackson went 1 for 2 and scored a run.

Miranda Cropp picked up the loss as she pitched only 1.2 innings allowing 11 hits, nine runs, and had no strike outs.

In the second game the Bobcats would score nine runs in the bottom of the first inning and scored eight in the bottom of the second inning as they never looked back and went on to defeat the Lady Pioneers, 17-2.

Glenville State only had three hits in the game and committed five errors while the Glenville State defense gave up 14 hits to West Virginia Wesleyan.

Miranda Cropp went 1 for 3 while Mackenzie Smith went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Erica Damone also had an RBI in the game.

Sam Weaver pitched 3.1 innings giving up 13 hits, 17 runs, and struck out three batters.

The Lady Pioneers return to action this Thursday, April 23rd when they host West Virginia Tech in a non-conference matchup. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.

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Baseball Drops Double Header on the Road

Baseball

The Glenville State Pioneer baseball team has now dropped three games in a row as they fell in a double header today on the road at Davis & Elkins

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer baseball team has now dropped three games in a row as they fell in a double header today on the road at Davis & Elkins.

In the first game Davis & Elkins would take a late one run lead in bottom of the fifth as they were up, 1-0.

The Pioneers would come back and take a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth as Tucker Abruzzino singled scoring Justin Lewis and later Lance Gilbert took a RBI walk as Randal Baugher crossed the plate.

However Davis & Elkins would retake the lead in the bottom of the sixth as they scored four runs taking a 5-2 lead. Glenville State would add two runs in the top of the seventh but it wouldn’t be enough as Davis & Elkins went to win by a final, 5-4.

The Pioneers only had five hits in the game while Davis & Elkins finished with 10 hits.

Leading the way for Glenville State was Justin Lewis who went 2 for 3 with an RBI and scored 2 runs while Kenny Finzel, Tucker Arbuzzino, and Lance Gilbert all had RBI’s in the game.

Justin Oney picked up the loss as he pitched 5.2 innings allowing nine hits, five runs, and struck out three batters.

In the second game of the day the Pioneers would take a 3-2 lead into bottom of the fourth inning. However Davis & Elkins would tie the game up at 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Davis & Elkins would then add five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as they took an 8- 3 lead.

Glenville State could only manage to score one more run in the top of the seventh before falling in game two, 8-4.

Glenville State finished the game with 11 hits but committed five errors while Davis & Elkins had 14 hits and only two errors.

Kenny Finzel went 2 for 4 with an RBI and scored a run while Zach Sanford went 2 for 4 with an RBI and scored a run. Also for GSC Khalfani Mar’na and Jordan Braniff both had an RBI in the game.

Chris Knapp picked up the loss as he pitched 5.2 innings allowing 12 hits, seven runs, and stuck out two batters.

The Pioneers will look to end their losing streak this weekend as they hit the road and head to West Virginia State University for a four game series on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th, game time for both days are set for 1:00 p.m.

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Track & Field Competes at Bobcat Open

Track & Field

The Glenville State men and women’s Track & Field teams had a great day at the WVWC Bobcat Open on Friday, April 17th as the women’s team placed overall third while the men came in second

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State men and women’s Track & Field teams had a great day at the WVWC Bobcat Open on Friday, April 17th as the women’s team placed overall third while the men came in second.

On the women’s side Madison Martin scored some points for Glenville State as she placed sixth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 67.51. Emily Walker placed fifth in the 1500 meter run with a time of 6:07.14, Walker also came in fifth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:23.96.

The GSC ladies 4×100 relay team came in second place as they finished with a time of 53.46, the team consisted of Breayun Days, Madison Martin, Briana Smythe and Skyy Lewis.

In the high jump Aerial Clark took third place with a jump of 1.50 meters, Clark also placed fifth in the long jump with a jump of 4.69 meters, and she also placed second in the shot put with a throw of 12.23 meters.

Overall the Women’s team came in third with 51 total points.

On the men’s side Rahmann Lee had a good day as he placed first in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.17, Lee also placed fifth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.04.

Noah Greene also placed fourth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.85.

Brien Winston took second for the Pioneers with a time 52.23. He also took third in the high jump with a jump of 1.70 meters.

Sebastian Swartz took first place in the 10000 meter run with a time of 41:33.26.

Dustin Martin took third in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.88 and he took second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.76.

Also for Glenville State Daman Robinson took first place in the high jump with a 1.85 meter jump.

The Men’s team took overall second place as they scored 94 points.

Both Track & Field teams return to action this Friday, April 24th as they host the Brandy Bowen Invitational (Glenville State). The meet is schedule to start at 10:00 a.m.

Women’s Results

1. WV Wesleyan 294

2. Concord 61

3. Glenville State 51

4. Charleston 37

Men’s Results

1. WV Wesleyan 266

2. Glenville State 94

3. Concord 52

4. Charleston 38

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Freshman Raven Fatool Named to the MEC Women’s Golf Honorable Mention Team

Women's Golf

GSC Freshman women’s golfer Raven Fatool has been named to the 2014-15 All-MEC Honorable Mention Team

Bridgeport, W.Va. – Wheeling Jesuit’s Kasey Frazier is the Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, while teammate Bridget Lynn is the league’s Freshman of the Year, and Notre Dame’s Colleen Groomes is the Coach of the Year, the league announced today.

In addition to the award winners, the league announced its All-MEC teams. Frazier and Lynn were first team selections, along with Elizabeth Frederick (Fairmont State), Kelli Garrett (Charleston), Becky Gossard (West Virginia Wesleyan) and Michiko Smith (Notre Dame).

Christi Bilas (Notre Dame), Kaitlyn Bliss (West Liberty), Kayla Linger (West Virginia Wesleyan), Lindsey Phillips (Urbana), Alex Smith (Concord) and Kenzi Turner (Charleston) were second team selections.

Earning All-MEC honorable mention were Sarah Adamowksi (West Liberty), Leah Baughman (Wheeling Jesuit), Kasey Caudill (Urbana), Raven Fatool (Glenville State), Samantha Knowlton (West Liberty), Brianna Stokes (Notre Dame), Courtney Tierney (Urbana) and Rachel Williamson (Notre Dame).

Frazier earns MEC Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season after posting a scoring average of 77.29 in the league’s three select events used to determine all-conference honors. She was also medalist at the league’s fall conference championship at Glade Springs Resort. Lynn averaged 82.29 in her freshman season for the Cardinals. Groomes, who was the league’s Coach of the Year for the second-straight year, directed the Falcons to the MEC championship last fall.

The All-MEC teams, along with Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors, are determined by scoring in select Mountain East Conference events. The MEC Coach of the Year is determined by a vote of the league’s coaches.

2014-15 All-MEC First Team

Name School Cl. Hometown

Kazey Frazier Wheeling Jesuit Jr. Galloway, N.J.

Elizabeth Frederick Fairmont State Sr. Fairmont, W.Va.

Kelli Garrett Charleston Jr. Chapmanville, W.Va.

Becky Gossard W.Va. Wesleyan Sr. Hagerstown, Md.

Bridget Lynn Wheeling Jesuit Fr. Lemont, Ill.

Michiko Smith Notre Dame Jr. Lahaina, Hawaii

2014-15 All-MEC Second Team

Name School Cl. Hometown

Christi Bilas Notre Dame Jr. Youngstown, Ohio

Kaitlyn Bliss West Liberty So. Bridgeport, Ohio

Kayla Linger W.Va. Wesleyan Sr. Buckhannon, W.Va.

Lindsey Phillips Urbana Sr. Springfield, Ohio

Alex Smith Concord Sr. Bluefield, W.Va.

Kenzi Turner Charleston Sr. Shelbyville, Ind.

2014-15 All-MEC Honorable Mention

Name School Cl. Hometown

Sarah Adamowski West Liberty Jr. Amsterdam, N.Y.

Leah Baughman Wheeling Jesuit Fr. Zanesville, Ohio

Kasey Caudill Urbana Sr. Xenia, Ohio

Raven Fatool Glenville State Fr. Sunbury, Pa.

Samantha Knowlton West Liberty Sr. Sardis, Ohio

Brianna Stokes Notre Dame So. Bellevue, Ohio

Courtney Tierney Urbana Jr. Wilder, Ky.

Rachel Williamson Notre Dame Fr. Youngstown, Ohio

Player of the Year: Kasey Frazier (Wheeling Jesuit)

Freshman of the Year: Bridget Lynn (Wheeling Jesuit)

Coach of the Year: Colleen Groomes (Notre Dame)

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5K for Autism Awareness Raises Nearly $2,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 17, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College student organization Pioneers for a Cause held their ‘Color a World Without Autism’ 5K run/walk on Wednesday, April 15th. Approximately 160 GSC students, faculty, staff, and community members of all ages were in attendance.

“Pioneers for a Cause was blown away by the support and encouragement of everyone who got involved – without them the success of the race wouldn’t have been possible. In total, we raised nearly $2,000 for autism research! My organization decided in the beginning that since we are the only group like this in West Virginia, we wanted the proceeds to stay in the state. With that idea taken into consideration, we will be donating the money to the Autism Society of WV,” said GSC student Jade Spencer who served as one of the event coordinators.

Some of the autism awareness 5K run/walk participants The group teamed up with GSC’s Student Government Association for the color run/walk who helped cover some of the costs. Glenville Foodland and Smith Land Surveying also donated all of the bottled water for the race. “We would like to thank everyone who made donations, helped throw the color, and the law enforcement for keeping everyone safe throughout the race route. Overall, the race was a huge success and made a big impact on the GSC campus. We are already looking forward to planning another one for next year,” continued Spencer.

Pioneers for a Cause invites all Glenville State College students to become involved; their meetings take place on Monday’s at 7:00 p.m. in room 311A/B of the Mollohan Campus Community Center.

For more information about student organizations and activities at Glenville State College, contact Director of Student Activities Jodi Ocheltree at Jodi.Ocheltree@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6416.

Photos by GSC student Quentin Murphy

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Jazz Concert Planned at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Members of the Glenville State College Jazz Combo and Jazz ‘Big Band’ are preparing for their spring concert which will be held on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

“The concert, titled ‘The Pioneers of Jazz’, will include an array of jazz styles featuring the music of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Herbie Hancock, and Horace Silver as well as more contemporary jazz rock sounds by artists such as the Meters, and Earth, Wind, and Fire,” said GSC Assistant Professor of Music and Jazz Band Director Jason Barr. “We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the show.”

Admission is by donation. For more information, contact Sheri Skidmore in the GSC Fine Arts Department at Sheri.Skidmore@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6340.

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