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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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Baseball Continues Streak with Wins on the Road

Baseball

The Glenville State Pioneer baseball team has now extended their winning streak to eight straight games and have won nine MEC Conference games in a row as they defeated UVa-Wise on the road Friday afternoon in a double header

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer baseball team has now extended their winning streak to eight straight games and have won nine MEC Conference games in a row as they defeated UVa-Wise on the road Friday afternoon in a double header.

The Pioneers took game one 6-3. Glenville State had seven hits in the game and committed only one error while UVa-Wise finished with eight hits and had two errors.

Zach Sanford went 1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s while Tyler Wiseman went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.

Senior pitcher Brock McClung picked up the victory as he pitched all seven innings allowing eight hits, three runs, and struck out five batters.

In the second game the Pioneers would start right where they left off and roll to an 8-5 victory.

Glenville State had 13 hits in the second game and only had one error.

Zach Sanford again had a great game as he went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s while Tucker Abruzzino and Tyler Wiseman both went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Freshman pitcher Karl Bennington picked the win as he pitched 4.1 innings allowing eight hits, five runs, and walked only one batter.

The Pioneers will play UVa-Wise again on Saturday as they finish their four game series. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

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GSC Financial Aid Workers Complete Training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 14, 2015

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Financial Aid Counselors Receive Certifications

Mary Jones (left) and Stephany Harper (right) with a few of their special training certificates

GLENVILLE, WV – Two employees of Glenville State College’s Office of Financial Aid, Mary Jones and Stephany Harper, recently were certified in several nationally-recognized programs. After attending two days of financial aid training and taking ten separate tests, the pair received certification in: federal methodology, cost of attendance, student eligibility, return of Title IV funds, verification, campus-based programs, professional judgment, direct loans, packaging and notification of awards, and the application process. The certifications took place through the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators credentialed training program.

“Mary and Stephany’s dedication to the work of GSC’s Financial Aid Office is very much appreciated and recognized.  They demonstrate commitment to the needs of our students and work tirelessly to answer questions and solve problems to assist them in their quest for a college education,” said Financial Aid Director Karen Lay.

Both received Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees with emphasis in accounting and management from Glenville State College; Jones in 2009 and Harper in 2012. They both began their employment in the Financial Aid Office as part time workers before being promoted in 2011 and 2014, respectively.

For more information about financial aid at Glenville State College, call (304) 462-4103.

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Baseball Extends Winning Streak with Sweep Over FSU

Baseball

The Glenville State Pioneer baseball team has been on a roll as of late, with their sweep today over the Fairmont State University Falcons the Pioneers have now won six straight games in a row

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer baseball team has been on a roll as of late, with their sweep today over the Fairmont State University Falcons, the Pioneers have now won six straight games in a row.

In the first game Glenville State had eight total hits and committed two errors as they rolled to a 4-2 victory.

The Pioneers jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first inning as Randal Baugher hit an RBI single scoring Justin Lewis also for GSC Zach Sanford hit an RBI single as he scored Heath Swisher and Tyler Wiseman had an RBI scoring Randal Baugher.

Fairmont State would add a run in the bottom of the fourth however GSC would match that in the top of the seventh as they won their fifth game in a row, 4-2.

Randal Baugher went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and scored a run while Zach Sanford and Tyler Wiseman both had RBI’s in the game.

Art’om Rank pitched all seven innings as he picked up the win allowing only three hits, two runs, and struck out six batters.

In the second game of the day the Pioneers only had six hits in the game but committed no errors as they cruised to the 7-2 win.

After the game was tied up early at 1-1, Glenville State would come up big  in the fourth and fifth inning as they scored a total of five runs to take a 6-1 lead. Each team would add a run in the seventh inning as the Pioneers cruised to the victory, their sixth win in a row.

Zach Sanford had a great game as he went 1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and scored a run. Tucker Abruzzino, Khalfani Mar’na, and Jordan Braniff all had an RBI in the game.

Justin Oney picked up the win as he pitched seven innings allowing seven hits, two runs, and struck out three batters.

The Pioneers return to action this Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th as they travel to UVa-Wise. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. for both days.

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District V Literature Fair Held at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 13, 2015

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Literature Fair at GSC

GSC's Dr. Tara Cosco (left) observes as two costumed Literature Fair participants make their presentation

GLENVILLE, WV – Over eighty students from around the area gathered recently at Glenville State College for a Literature Fair sponsored by District V of the West Virginia Reading Association (WVRA). District V consists of Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Kanawha, Nicholas, Roane, and Webster Counties.

Students from Gilmer, Nicholas, and Webster Counties in grades K-12 presented sixty-four reading projects. Individuals, pairs, and classroom projects were on display and many students even dressed in character to match their project. Overall best of show awards were given to K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade divisions. Those winners received a purple ribbon and were invited to display their projects at the 60th Annual WVRA Conference to be held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs this November.

Literature Fair at GSC

Connie Stout O'Dell listens as one of the younger entrants in the Literature Fair describes his display project

Dr. Shara Curry, associate professor in the Teacher Education Department at GSC, commented that she thoroughly enjoyed working with the teachers involved in the WVRA and helping to plan the Literature Festival. “It was a joy to host the event and have the K-12 students on the campus of GSC! Many of them had never been here before and the high school students were especially interested in the campus tour led by Josh James from our Admissions Office.”

Judges included teachers from Nicholas, Gilmer, and Webster Counties and Dr. Kevin Cain, Connie O’Dell, Dr. Tara Cosco, and Dr. Shelly Ratliff, all of whom are professors in GSC’s Teacher Education Department. GSC education majors Dancey Howes, Kayla Rose, Athena Morris, Kennedy Cochran, and Katie Stover served as greeters to the K-12 students and their families and organized crafts and games for the students between presentations.

For more information about the Education Department at Glenville State College, call (304) 462-4119.

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