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Gilmer Jr. High Softball

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Gilmer’s Jr. High softball team improved to 14-0 with a 16 to 4 win over Wirt in three innings


Gilmer Hitting:

Taylor McHenry RBI
Ashlyn Bourn 2-2
Carrah Ferguson 2-2, 3 RBI, 2B
Emma Taylor 1-1, RBI
Sydney Sprouse 1-1, 3 RBI, 2B
Bayley Frashure 1-2, RBI
Mikayla Taylor 1-1, 2 RBI
Jailyn Mims 1-3, RBI
Alena Gray 2-2, RBI


Gilmer Pitching:

WP:  Carrah Ferguson (13-0), 2 IP, 4 K’s, 0 BB, 0 H
      Ashlyn Bourn 1 IP, 1 K, 4 BB, 1 H

GSC Softball Splits Double-Header on Senior Day with WV State

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The GSC Lady Pioneer softball team split a double-header on Senior Day from the Sue Morris Sports Complex Saturday afternoon.

Glenville State took game one by a final of 3-2.

The Lady Pioneers tallied six hits while giving up four to the Yellow Jackets.

GSC took the early 1-0 lead in the first as Hannah Wright hit her fifth home run of the season. Later in the second the Lady Pioneers added to their lead this time as Cassidy Taylor went yard as they led 2-0.

West Virginia State added a run in the fourth inning off of two hits as they pulled within one, 2-1.

But GSC answered back in the bottom of the fourth when Cassidy Taylor hit singled to right field scoring pinch runner Makenna Nickell as they went up 3-2.

The Yellow Jackets added one run in the seventh as GSC held onto the 3-2 win.

Ally Brown picked up her 13th win on the mound as she went all seven innings allowing two runs on four hits and struck out six batters.

Cassidy Taylor went 2-for-2 with two RBI while Hannah Wright went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Game two would belong to the Yellow Jackets as they defeated the Lady Pioneers 10-2 in six innings.

West Virginia State got off to a fast start as they scored three early runs in the first to take a 3-0 lead.

The Yellow Jackets added two more runs in the fourth off of two hits making it 5-0.

Glenville State got on the scoreboard in the fifth when Hannah Wright doubled to right center field scoring Catherine Pelfrey and Tori Ward as they pulled within three runs, 5-2.

However, the Yellow Jackets added five more runs in the sixth and then held GSC scoreless in the bottom of the inning as they picked up the 10-2 win over the Lady Pioneers.

Glenville State recorded seven hits and committed two costly errors while West Virginia State tallied 12 hits in the contest.

Senior Kahla Von Bergen pitched 3.1 innings allowing five runs on seven hits while striking out one batter.

Cassidy Taylor went 2-for-3 while Hannah Wright went 1-for-3 with the team’s lone RBI. Kim Ellis, Catherine Pelfrey, McKenzie Edmonds, and Hayley Olson all recoded a hit.

Glenville State (19-27, 7-19) will return to action tomorrow Sunday, April 22 when they host the University of Charleston in a double-header starting at 1:00 p.m.

Pioneer Baseball Drops Two Games at Concord

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The GSC Pioneer baseball team dropped a double-header on Saturday on the road to the Mountain Lions of Concord University.

Game one of the afternoon went to the Mountain Lions of Concord as they defeated the Pioneers, 8-2.

Concord took a 2-0 lead after scoring two runs in the bottom of the first. GSC then cut the lead to one, 2-1, in the third when Tre’ Smith hit an RBI single scoring Logan Henderson.

However, the Mountain Lions responded in the bottom of the inning as they scored two more runs off of three hits as they now led 4-1.

The Pioneers added a run in the sixth inning as John Peloro singled up the middle scoring Tre’ Smith as they made it 4-2. But Concord would have a huge inning in the bottom of the sixth as they scored four runs and go on to beat the Pioneers 8-2.

Tre’ Smith went 2-for-3 with an RBI while John Peloro went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Bryan Bayliss, Carter Boswell, and Logan Henderson all had a hit in the game.

Brady Wilkinson pitched 4.2 innings allowing four runs on eight hits to go with three strike outs.

The Pioneers then fell in game two to Concord 6-5.

Glenville State held a 5-3 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning as the Mountain Lions came up to bat.

Concord then scored three runs on three hits in the seventh as they came from behind to defeat GSC in the second game, 6-5.

The Pioneers registered nine hits with two errors while Concord finished with 10 runs and two hits.

Anthony Jarvis went 3-for-4 with two RBI while Logan Henderson went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Jose Rodriguez got the loss on the mound as he gave up three runs on one hit.

Glenville State (12-24, 9-13) will return to action tomorrow Sunday, April 22 when they take on Concord again in a double-header at 1:00 p.m.

GSC Offense Prevails Over Defense in Annual Blue & White Spring Game

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The Glenville State Pioneer football team concluded spring practices with the Annual Blue & White Spring game Thursday evening at Morris Stadium.

The Pioneer offense outlasted the defense by one, 41-40.

Quarterback Jaylen McNair went 17 for 31 for 108 yards while fellow QB JT Keffer went 10 for 24 for 88 yards and two scores.

Daman Robinson hauled in both TD passes from Keffer on the evening. Fellow wideout Austin Ratliff had a nice game as he caught eight passes for 65 yards. Mike Williams hauled in 10 passes as he led the receiving core in the game. Another standout was Tre Crutcher as he made several nice catches.

On the ground Tre Smith carried the ball 10 times for 41 yards while Donovan Miller rushed for 57 yards on 14 carries.

For the Pioneer defense Wyatt Workman had a break out game as he was all over the field and racked up eight tackles. Defensive end John Mimes had a nice night as he had three tackles for loss while fellow defensive end Lamar Daniel had three tackles and three sacks. Mimes and Daniels both also combined for a safety.

Quintavius Twine also had a nice evening in the Pioneer secondary as he made several big hits.

At halftime the Pioneers honored the 2017 MEC Football All-Conference Team members while also donating the money raised at the spring game to the Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department (GCVFD). Glenville State also announced the new Pioneer mascot for the Fall 2018 in Ronisha “Nish” Lawson, a freshman Music Education major from Beckley, West Virginia.

The Pioneers will open up the 2018 season on the road at UVa-Wise on Thursday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Gilmer Jr. High Softball

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Gilmer Jr. Girls Softball improved to 13-0 with a 9-1 win over Fayetteville on Tuesday April 17.


Gilmer Hittiing:

Taylor McHenry 2-3, 2 RBI, 3B, HR (5)

Ashlyn Bourn 1-3, 2 RBI

Carrah Ferguson 2-3, 3B

Emma Taylor 1-3, RBI

Malaysia Morgan 1-3, RBI, 2B

McKinzie White 1-3, RBI

Jailyn Mims 2-3, 2 RBI, 3B

Alena Gray 1-2, 3B


Gilmer Pitching:


WP:  Carrah Ferguson (12-0), 5IP, 5 K’s, 0 BB, 3 H

Gilmer Jr. High Softball

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Gilmer County Jr. Softball team improved to 12-0, after just finishing a 9-0 week.


Thursday 04.12.08


Gilmer 9

Tucker 1 ***5 innings


Gilmer Hitting: 

Taylor McHenry 3-3, 2B

Ashlyn Bourn RBI

Carrah Ferguson 1-3, 2 RBI, 2B

Emma Taylor RBI

Malaysia Morgan 2-3 RBI

McKinzie White 1-2

Jailyn Mims 1-3, 2 RBI


Pitching:  WP Carrah Ferguson (8-0), 5IP, 4K’s, 0BB, 3H


Game 2 Thursday 04.12.18


Gilmer 14

Collins 3   ***3 Innings


Gilmer Hitting:

Taylor McHenry 2-2, RBI, 2B

Ashlyn Bourn 1-2, 2 RBI

Carrah Ferguson 1-1 RBI

Emma Taylor 2-2, 2 RBI, HR

Malaysia Morgan 1-2

McKinzie White 1-1 RBI

Alena Gray 1-1

Jailyn Mims 1-1 RBI


Pitching:  WP Carrah Ferguson (9-0), 2 IP, 4 K’s, 0 BB, 1 H

                Ashlyn Bourn 1 IP, 1 K, 2 BB, 2 H



Friday 04.13.18


Gilmer 18

Wirt 1   ***3 Innings


Gilmer Hitting:

Taylor McHenry 2-2, RBI, 3B

Carrah Ferguson 2-2

Emma Taylor 1-2 RBI

Malaysia Morgan 2-2, 3 RBI

Bayley Frashure RBI

McKinzie White 2 RBI

Jailyn Mims 2-2, 2 RBI, 2B


Pitching: WP Carrah Ferguson (10-0), 2 IP, 4 K’s, 1 BB, 1 H

                Ashlyn Bourn 1 IP, 3 K’s, 3 BB, 0 H



Saturday 04.14.18


Game 1

Gilmer 4

Robert L. Bland 3


Gilmer Hitting:

Taylor McHenry 1-3

Carrah Ferguson 2-3, 2 RBI, 2B

Emma Taylor 2-3, 2 RBI, 2B


Pitching:  WP Carrah Ferguson (11-0), 7 IP, 7 K’s, 1 BB, 3 H


Game 2

Gilmer 14

Robert L. Bland 9 ***  In 11 innings


Gilmer Hitting:

Taylor McHenry 5-6 (Hit for Cycle), 3 RBI, 2B, 3B, HR

Ashlyn Bourn 4-7, RBI

Carrah Ferguson 1-6, 2 RBI, 2B

Emma Taylor 3-6, RBI, 2B

Maylasia Morgan 3-6, 2 RBI, 2B

Bayley Frashure RBI

McKinzie White RBI

Jailyn Mims 3-5, 2 RBI, 2B


Pitching: WP Ashlyn Bourn (1-0), 4 IP, 0 K’s, 5 BB, 3 H

                Carrah Ferguson (starter) 7 IP, 8 K’s, 1 BB, 12 H


Gilmer Jr. Softball team went 9-0 on the week and improved to 12-0 overall.

GSC Acrobatics & Tumbling Qualify for Eight Individual Events

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The Glenville State Lady Pioneer Acrobatics & Tumbling team, under first year head coach Sarah Moreno, has qualified for eight at-large individual event finals at this year’s 2018 NCATA National Championship hosted by Gannon University in Erie, PA.

The tournament schedule begins on April 26 with the four quarterfinal meets. Third-seed Quinnipiac and sixth-seeded Fairmont State will open the tournament at noon (EST) before a battle between No. 2 Azusa Pacific and No. 7 Hawaii Pacific at 2 p.m. Top-seeded Baylor and No. 8 Converse will square off at 5 p.m. before No. 4 Oregon and tournament host Gannon conclude the day with a 7 p.m. meet.

In addition to the national championship qualifiers, the NCATA has also announced the at-large qualifiers for the individual event finals. The at-large qualifiers scored the highest individual heat score among eligible teams during the regular season, and multiple programs could qualify for the championships if tying for the highest qualifying score. The remaining qualifiers for the individual event championships will be determined by the top four scores in each individual heat among the tournament qualifiers on the first day of the NCATA Tournament.

Again, the Lady Pioneers qualified for eight individual events. Glenville State will compete in the Acro Six Element (10.0), Pyramid Synchronized (9.90), Pyramid Open, Toss 450 Salto (9.75), Toss Open (9.35), Tumbling Duo (9.15), Tumbling Aerial - Brianna D’Angelo (9.775), and Tumbling Open - Sarah DiSpaltro (9.80).

GSC Track & Field Competes in Walsh Invite

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The GSC Track & Field teams competed at the Walsh Invite on Friday afternoon.

On the women’s side Heaven Maeshack started the scoring for GSC in the 100 as she placed 8th with a time of 12.50. She then placed 12th in the 200 with a time of 25.79.

Sapphire Parsons took 17th in the 5000 meter run with a time of 22:39.14.

The Lady Pioneers had a pair of runners place in the 100 hurdles with Elizabeth Messer placing 14th with a time of 15.68 and Kyana Jones finished 15th with a time of 15.76.

Victoria Lewis finished 5th in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:06.60.

The GSC women’s 4x100 relay team placed 6th with a time of 49.36 with members of the team being Victoria Lewis, Macey Nuzum, Kyana Jones, Heaven Maeshack.

Kyana Jones placed 8th in the triple jump with a jump of 10.40 meters while Victoria Lewis placed 11th with a jump of 10.11 meters. Megan Wilfong came in 11th in the shot put with a throw of 11.82 meters.

On the men’s side for the day Damien White took 17th in the 100 with a time of 11.31.

In the 110 hurdles Divaughn Dixon finished 7th with a time of 15.05. Shawn Arthur placed 3rd in the 400 hurdles with a time of 54.38 while fellow teammate Dustin Martin took 8th with a time of 55.30.

The Pioneer 4x100 relay team placed 7th with a time of 43.03 with members of the teams being Ryan Nimely, Dustin Martin, Shawn Arthur, and Damien White.

Dustin Martin took 8th in the long jump with a jump of 6.32 meters while Shawn Arthur placed 9th in the triple jump with a jump of 12.98 meters.

The GSC Track & Field teams return to action next weekend as they travel to Duke University for their invitational meet on Saturday, April 21 in Durham, North Carolina.

GSC Baseball Splits Day Two with UC

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The GSC Baseball team split another double-header this afternoon with the University of Charleston. The Golden Eagles took game one, 10-2. Game two went to the Pioneers by a final score of 8-7.

James Finnemore took the loss in game one. Finnemore threw 0.2 innings and gave up 5 runs.

UC got off to a hot start with the bats putting five runs on the board in the top of the first inning. Charleston drew five walks and recorded three base hits as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead. GSC would load the bases in the bottom of the first inning but fail to score any runs. In the top of the second, UC would execute a hit-and-run to score another run and take a 6-0 lead.

GSC would put their first run of the game on the board in the bottom of the third inning as Jordan Braniff would score on a single by Christian Hedinger. GSC would score again next as Logan Henderson would triple off the center field wall scoring Bryan Bayliss from first base.

UC would increase their lead to 10-2 in the top of the sixth inning following a three-run homer and a pair of doubles. UC would hold on to take game one, 10-2.

Brady Wilkinson would get the start in game two. The Pioneers would trail until the bottom of the sixth, and Wesley Stauffer would earn the win on the mound

UC would open up the game in the top of the third inning scoring 6 runs on six base hits. The Golden Eagles would put another run on the board in the top of the fourth inning to take a 7-0 lead. In the bottom of the fourth inning, GSC would score their first run of the game as Carter Boswell hit a sacrifice fly to left field scoring Christian Hedinger.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, John Peloro would go on to hit his second home run of the series to cut the Golden Eagles lead to 7-2. Two batters later, freshman Anthony Jarvis would hit his sixth homer on the year to cut the Golden Eagles lead to 7-4. GSC would pile on four more runs in the inning following a Zach Bacon RBI ground rule double, and a Tre Smith triple to right field. GSC would hold an 8-7 lead going into the top of the seventh inning.

Jose Rodriguez would enter in the top of the seventh to secure the win, and earn his fifth save of the season.

GSC (12-22, 9-11) will return to action on Saturday, April 21 and 22 as they travel to Concord University for a four-game series with the Mountain Lions.

Softball Drops Two Road Games at West Liberty

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The GSC Lady Pioneer softball team dropped a two-game series on the road Saturday to the Hilltoppers of West Liberty.

Game one went to the Hilltoppers by a final of 3-1.

The Lady Pioneers recorded just one hit while West Liberty finished with nine hits.

The Hilltoppers jumped out to a 3-0 lead as they scored a run in the fourth and two runs in the fifth.

Glenville State’s lone run came in the top of the seventh Cassidy Taylor doubled down the left field line as she scored Makenna Nickell but GSC fell 3-1.

Ally Brown pitched all 6.0 innings giving up three runs on nine hits with two strike outs.

Cassidy Taylor went 1-for-3 and had the only RBI for the Lady Pioneers.

Game two, also belonged to the Hilltoppers as GSC fell 3-2.

Glenville State out hit West Liberty in game two; the Lady Pioneers finished with six hit but committed four errors while the Hilltoppers had four hits and no errors.

The Lady Pioneers jumped out to a 2-0 lead as they scored two runs Taylor Brumfield singled to right field as Cassidy Taylor and Paranda Uber both crossed the plate.

However, West Liberty would take the lead in the sixth as they scored three runs on three hits as they went to beat GSC, 3-2.

Tori Ward pitched 6.0 innings giving up three runs on four hits with just one strike out.

Taylor Brumfiled went 1-for-3 with two RBI while Kim Ellis and McKenzie Edmonds both finished the game going 2-for-3.

Glenville State (18-24, 6-16) will host Salem University on Monday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sue Morris Sports Complex.

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