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Pioneers Fall to University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Pioneers Fall to University of Tennessee Chattanooga

It was a tough Thursday night for the Glenville State Pioneers as they took their second loss of the season to University of Tennessee Chattanooga Mocs, with the final score being 35-0. Having only five first downs the entire game, the Pioneers offense just couldn’t get back into their groove after UT Chattanooga scored off of a Glenville State fumble by Rahmann Lee. Going into halftime the score was 21-0 in favor of UT Chattanooga. The Pioneers offensive struggles continued into the second half of [...]



Abel top performer for Pioneers at Elkins

Abel top performer for Pioneers at Elkins

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Forest Festival this past Saturday. Schools that participated were Fairmont State, Gannon, Ohio Valley, West Virginia Wesleyan, and the host school, the Davis and Elkins Senators. The women’s race took off first on the tough course, made even more difficult due to the rain. At the end of the day the underclassmen from West Virginia Wesleyan led the way. Bobcat Sophomore Erica Walker won with Freshmen teammates Rachel Hulett and Lauren Mcdaniel close behind. The [...]



Third Time’s the Charm

Third Time’s the Charm

Defeating the Fairmont State Falcons 41-21 in the Battle of the Bit, The Glenville State College Pioneers will retain the Bit trophy for the third consecutive year. By the end of the first quarter, the Pioneers showed the Falcons who clearly would be in charge for the rest of the game, ending the quarter with a score of 17-7. Quarterback Darold Hughes had a great game, throwing three touchdowns and completing 13 out of 25 passes for 285 yards. Hughes also earned WVIAC Offensive Player [...]



Lady Pioneer’s Softball Preview

Lady Pioneer’s Softball Preview

It’s that time of year again! The Lady Pioneers, under the direction of first-year Head Coach Mandy Sansbury, will be running the bases and fielding grounders in the Caronlinas beginning February 24th. In fact they won’t have a game in West Virginia until March 8th and sadly for all of you Pioneer Softball fans this will take place at Institute against the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears. It won’t be until the 11th of March that Glenville will host a collegiate softball game. On that [...]



GSC student excels at pole vaulting after years of military service

GSC student excels at pole vaulting after years of military service

Hands once accustomed to holding a gun now hold a tool used for one of the most fundamentally difficult sports. The tall heavily tattooed red head sprints down the runway and flings his body using the pole to project himself. All of this happens in less than two seconds and in a graceful manner William Sarine clears the height. Applause fills the area surrounding the polevault area as athletes nearby appreciate Sarine’s talent but many more would be cheering if they knew of the service [...]



Q+A With Coach Sansbury

Q+A With Coach Sansbury

Head Softball Coach Mandy Sansbury and I discuss the upcoming softball season for the Lady Pioneers, the goals for the team this year, and the fact that we were the best athletes to ever graduate from Ripley High School. The Lady Pioneers look to improve upon last season’s 19 win season. Phoenix What’s your favorite sports drink? Coach Sansbury  Probably Gatorade. P Why did you decide to come to Glenville? CS  I had a friend that played at Glenville and she called me about the [...]



Glenville Places 14 on All-Conference Team

Glenville Places 14 on All-Conference Team

      Although the football season is over and the Pioneers haven’t made the post season, several Pioneers joined a select few of elite players within the conference due to their impressive performances throughout the season. Captaining the offense is quarterback Adam Neugebauer of West Virginia Wesleyan on the first team all-conference offensive team. Three Pioneers joined him on the First Team because of their exceptional play throughout the season. Junior Joe Mesadieu has been a key factor in the Pioneer offense all season long. The Roanoke, [...]



Glenville football defeats Seton Hill in season finale

Glenville football defeats Seton Hill in season finale

            The Pioneers won a high scoring affair at Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 63-44, against conference opponent, Seton Hill before Thanksgiving break.             The Griffins didn’t go down without a fight, as the score indicates. Seton Hill jumped out to an early 7-0 lead using a little trickery. A designed wide receiver run play, turned out to be a wide receiver reverse pass. Sean Randall connected with Jorge Valdovinos for a 51-yard pass. The Pioneers answered back at the end of the quarter on a Steffen Colon [...]