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Pioneers squeak by Bobcats

Pioneers squeak by Bobcats

The only thing hotter than the heat this past Saturday was the Wesleyan passing attack against the Pioneer defense. However, the Pioneers were able to battle the temperature and a late surge from the Bobcats to hang onto a narrow 35-32 homecoming day victory Saturday at Morris Stadium. After obtaining an early 28-0 lead, it seemed too many in attendance that the Pioneers were well on their way to a very easy victory. Although Wesleyan scored a touchdown late in the first half it seemed [...]



Lee Named Offensive Player of the week after impressive victory

Lee Named Offensive Player of the week after impressive victory

This past Thursday night, Glenville State College unveiled a series of exciting new features for the football season. The Pioneers showcased their new uniforms while playing on the field’s new playing surface. Thursday night also marked the debut of the newly renovated home stands, the Jumbotron, and sky box seats. All of this excitement did not leave the fans of Glenville State College disappointed, as the Pioneers were able to defeat bitter rival Fairmont State University by a final score of 31-14. The game got [...]



Volleyball looks to gather cruical wins

Volleyball looks to gather cruical wins

The Lady Pioneer volleyball squad was in action this past weekend. They participated in an invitational tournament at Davis and Elkins. This tournament provided the Lady Pioneers with the opportunity to play against four separate opponents. Over the course of the weekend, Glenville State College finished with a 1-3 record. The team suffered losses to Davis and Elkins, Alderson Broaddus, and Seton Hill. However, the team was able to produce one win on the weekend as they defeated Bluefield State. Their dominating victory against Bluefield [...]



Fall Sports Underway

Fall Sports Underway

This past weekend proved to be a big one for the athletic teams of Glenville State College. The football team made the trip to Virginia Military Institute to take on the Division I-FCS Keydets. Although VMI expected the Pioneers to be just an easy opening game for the Keydets, the Pioneers went into the game with plans of their own. At the end of regulation, the Pioneers found themselves trailing 34-27. As if that was not close enough, the Pioneers also found themselves just one [...]



Big Games For Football and Volleyball

The time is finally here. This weekend marks the start of the 2013-14 football season for the Glenville State College Pioneers. While this first game of the season has been greatly anticipated by the players and coaches, the Pioneers will be facing quite the task. This Saturday they will make the 4 hour trek to Lexington, Virginia to face the Keydets of Virginia Military Institute. The Keydets of the Big South Conference participate at the Football Championship Subdivision of Division One football.  By competing in [...]



Lady Pioneer Volleyball Preview

Lady Pioneer Volleyball Preview

As school starts back this semester, many students are preparing for much more than attending classes. This is certainly the case for the Glenville State College volleyball team. Although classes come first for the Lady Pioneers, this year’s squad is hitting the court with a point to prove. After being predicted to finish eleventh out of 12 teams in the inaugural Mountain East Conference preseason poll, the Lady Pioneers feel as if they have several people to prove wrong. Returning sophomore netter Rachel Morris expressed [...]



Pioneer Football Preview

Pioneer Football Preview

Students are back on campus, and the month of August is slowly coming to a close. This means that football season at Glenville State College is right around the corner. Fans of the Pioneers have plenty to be excited about during the 2013 season. Not only will the team be showcasing their skills on a brand new playing surface, but the team is also returning key components from last year’s squad. In fact, the Pioneers have enough talent to earn themselves a fourth place ranking [...]



Pioneers Hosted 5th Annual Brandi Bowen Invitational

Four years ago, Glenville State College lost two of their finest young athletes due to a tragic automobile accident.  Kyle Puffenberger, a freshman who was a redshirt defensive back on the Pioneer Football team and Brandi Bowen, a sophomore, who ran track and cross-country.  Both Kyle and Brandi were not only standout athletes, but they were also amazing people.   For those of us who had the pleasure of knowing them and the honor of having them as a friend, we will always have wonderful memories [...]



Lady Pioneers Earn Regular-Season Title

Lady Pioneers Earn Regular-Season Title

After picking up their 18th straight win of the season on the road against the University of Charleston Golden Eagles this past Monday, the Glenville State Lady Pioneers took home the WVIAC regular-season title. Two minutes went by in the first half before Kenyell Goodson opened the game with a 3-point shot that was preceded by a very fast 7-0 lead for the Lady Pioneers. However, the Golden Eagles weren’t going to hand Glenville the game so easily. Two minutes after the Lady Pioneers went [...]



Pioneers Fall to University of Pitt-Johnstown

Pioneers Fall to University of Pitt-Johnstown

The Pioneers suffered another very tough road loss, this time to the University of Pitt-Johnstown, 74-85. In the first half, the Pioneers took awhile to get their flow going, while in the process UPJ built a five point lead on them 7-2. The Pioneers battled back and tied the game at nine when Joe Ballard hit a very nice dunk. With plenty of time left to play UPJ extended their lead by 11 to end the first half with a score of 41-30. In the [...]