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WVSSAC Works to Improve Athlete Safety

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The WVSSAC Sports Medicine Committee is continuing discussions on health and safety related issues for student athletes in member high and middle schools. The committee, consisting of medical doctors, certified athletic trainers, physical therapist and chiropractors meets several times each year.

The WVSSAC has been a national leader in developing the return-to-play protocol for athletes who have been identified with signs or symptoms of a concussion. The committee has turned its attention to developing a template for schools to review their emergency action plans during interscholastic activities.

This emergency action plan would include sudden cardiac arrest awareness and the use of AED’s.  Dr. Greg Elkins of Hamlin, a member of the National Federation of High School State Associations Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, as well as the WVSSAC Sports Medicine Committee, said, “The development and implementation of emergency action plans (EAPs) for interscholastic practices and games is extremely important for us in West Virginia where very few schools have athletic trainers for all sports. Understanding and practicing what to do in an emergency can decrease the time before treatment is started which has been proven to save lives.”

Gary Ray, SSAC Executive Director said, “We need to provide the leadership to ensure that our student athletes and fans attending the games are as safe as possible. This committee is invaluable in researching and recommending the necessary direction to provide a safe environment. Any activity has inherent risks but with the assistance of these medical professionals we hope to minimize that risk”.

Recently the Sports Medicine Committee developed guidelines for heat and hydration and reviewed the annual physical exam forms to include information to parents about concussions. The committee is studying the impact of the new program implemented by U.S.A. Youth Football, “Heads Up Football,” which hopes to change coaching techniques, as well as player and parent attitudes towards football safety at all youth levels.

Dr. Dan Martin, Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training at West Virginia Wesleyan College, annually collects data from member schools to examine the nature and severity of interscholastic related injuries during competition and practice. This information helps the committee to discuss potential high risk behaviors and recommend changes to the rules governing sports activities.

Ray said, “This may well be the most important committee that serves the WVSSAC. Without their leadership and dedication, we could not be able to provide coaches, officials, school administrators, athletes and parents the most updated information regarding sports related health and safety issues”.

WV State High School Wrestling Tournament Results: Finals

The Gilmer Free Press

CLASS AAA

Team Standings:

1. Huntington 188 points. 2. Parkersburg 151 points. 3. Parkersburg South 132 points. 4. George Washington 110.5 points. 5. Wheeling Park 110 points. 6. Point Pleasant 107 points. 7. Buckhannon-Upshur 94.5 points. 8. Washington 67 points. 9. Ripley 65 points. 10. Cabell Midland 64 points. 11. University 61.5 points. 12. Lewis County 60 points. 13. Musselman 52 points. 14. John Marshall 41 points. 15. St Albans 32 points. 15. (tie) Winfield 32 points. 16. (tie) Woodrow Wilson 32 points. 18. Greenbrier East 30 points. 19. Preston 29 points. 20. Shady Spring 23 points. 21. Brooke 22 points. 22. Spring Valley 21 points. 22. (tie) Oak Hill 21 points. 24. Nitro 19 points. 25. Morgantown 16 points. 26. Capital 14 points. 27. Riverside 9 points. 28. Hedgesville 7 points. 29. Hampshire 4 points. 30. Hurricane 3 points. 30. (tie) Martinsburg 3 points. 31. (tie) South Charleston 3 points. 33. Spring Mills 2.5 points.

Individual results:

Championship

106
Logan Grass, Huntington M-Dec Jared Donahue, Parkersburg, 9-1

113
Brandon Tenney, Buckhannon-Upshur Dec Austin Spears, Parkersburg, 4-2

120
Jordan Allen, Huntington Dec Dallas Baciak, Wheeling Park, 6-1

126
Lucas Simpkins, Ripley Dec Johnathan Spence, Huntington, 6-5 OT

132
Bryce Humphreys, Winfield Dec Chase Childers, Huntington, 14-9

138
Jenson Lorea, George Washington Dec Cody Hamlin, University, 4-3

145
Dylan Taylor, Wheeling Park Dec Dylan Richards, Parkersburg, 6-4

152
Trapper Hays, Parkersburg Fall Jake Martin, Ripley, 5:00

160
Seth Cutright, Buckhannon-Upshur Dec Eric Banks, Wheeling Park, 2:27

170
Kyle Rogers, Lewis County Dec Hunter Jones, George Washington, 3-2

182
Justin Allman, Parkersburg South Fall Zane Bradbury, Washington, 4:43

195
Ryan Carson, Lewis County Fall Tannor Hill, Point Pleasant, 3:04

220
Terrance Fanning, Preston M-Dec Cullen Ebbert, John Marshall, 8-0

285
David Smith, George Washington Fall Nigale Cabell, Huntington, 1:38


Consolation - Semifinals.

106
Phillip Sharp, George Washington, dec. Levi McCormick, Cabell Midland, 3-1 Hunter Cline, Parkersburg South, dec. Kinneson Leslie, Point Pleasant, 6-1.

113
Logan Adkins, Cabell Midland, dec. Jasiel Kinder, Greenbrier East, 2-0 Sam Moore, George Washington, dec. Alex Haddox, Huntington, 6-4 OT.

Weight: 120
Micah Crewdson, St Albans, maj. dec. Joey Butcher, Parkersburg, 10-0 Bradley DeRito, Musselman, maj. dec. Leland Swafford, Woodrow Wilson, 8-0.

126
Tyler Sigler, Washington tech. fall Raymond Davila, Parkersburg, 15-0 Guy Fisher, Point Pleasant tech. fall Austin Harris, Parkersburg South, 17-2.

132
Isiaih Hood, University, dec. Josh Gilger, Woodrow Wilson, 13-6 John Raike, Point Pleasant, maj. dec. Nick Johnson, Parkersburg, 12-1.

138
Dakota Linger, Buckhannon-Upshur, dec. Bobby Mitchell, Cabell Midland, 4-2 Dylan Hall, John Marshall, dec. Trey Harman, St Albans, 8-2.

145
Matt Fair, Buckhannon-Upshur, dec. Jarod Jones, Washington, 2-1 Zach Gwinn, Spring Valley, dec. Paden Christian, Huntington, 4-3.

152
Ryan Lopez, University, fall Dylan Alexander, Parkersburg South, 2:23 Jonny Davis, Wheeling Park, dec. Dakota Miller, Oak Hill, 5-1.

160
Preston Martin, Ripley, dec. Danny Arndt, Musselman, 3-1 Josiah Solak, Greenbrier East, dec. Marc Williams, Oak Hill, 3-1.

170
Carter Capehart, Huntington, dec. Codie Barrows, Parkersburg, 2-0 Mark Becraft, Washington, fall Tim Blake, Cabell Midland, 3:35.

182
Jon Peterson, Point Pleasant, dec. Logan Wotring, Morgantown, 2-1 Stefan Gibbs, Huntington, dec. Ryan Walters, Nitro, 3-0.

195
Max Chefren, Parkersburg, dec. RJ Wilson, Washington, 1-0 Tyler Newhart-Koreski, Parkersburg South, dec. Ryan Mills, Huntington, 3-1 OT.

220
Geremy Paige, Wheeling Park, dec. Logan Dilliner, Parkersburg South, 3-1 Jacob Duncan, Point Pleasant, fall Hunter Skeens, Nitro, 2:36.

285
Thomas Hall, Parkersburg South, dec. Preston Wise, Brooke, 2-1 James Walton, Capital, dec. Daniel Nolte, Buckhannon-Upshur, 5-4; .


Third Place

106
Phillip Sharp, George Washington Dec Hunter Cline, Parkersburg South, 2-1

113
Logan Adkins, Cabell Midland Dec Sam Moore, George Washington, 3-2

120
Bradley DeRito, Musselman Dec Micah Crewdson, St Albans, 5-2

126
Tyler Sigler, Washington Dec Guy Fisher, Point Pleasant, 4-2

132
John Raike, Point Pleasant Dec Isiaih Hood, University, 9-5

138
Dakota Linger, Buckhannon-Upshur Dec Dylan Hall, John Marshall, 5-0

145
Matt Fair, Buckhannon-Upshur Dec Zach Gwinn, Spring Valley, 3-1

152
Ryan Lopez, University Dec Jonny Davis, Wheeling Park, 5-3

160
Preston Martin, Ripley Dec Josiah Solak, Greenbrier East, 7-2

170
Carter Capehart, Huntington Fall Mark Becraft, Washington, 4:09

182
Jon Peterson, Point Pleasant Dec Stefan Gibbs, Huntington, 3-2

195
Max Chefren, Parkersburg Dec Tyler Newhart-Koreski, Parkersburg South, 4-0

220
Geremy Paige, Wheeling Park Dec Jacob Duncan, Point Pleasant, 3-2

285
Thomas Hall, Parkersburg South Dec James Walton, Capital, 4-3


5th Place

106
Kinneson Leslie, Point Pleasant Dec Levi McCormick, Cabell

113
Alex Haddox, Huntington Dec Jasiel Kinder, Greenbrier East, 4-0

120
Leland Swafford, Woodrow Wilson M-Dec Joey Butcher, Parkersburg, 11-0

126
Austin Harris, Parkersburg South M-Dec Raymond Davila, Parkersburg, 13-3

132
Nick Johnson, Parkersburg Dec Josh Gilger, Woodrow Wilson, 9-4

138
Trey Harman, St Albans Dec Bobby Mitchell, Cabell Midland, 2-0

145
Paden Christian, Huntington Dflt Jarod Jones, Washington

152
Dylan Alexander, Parkersburg South Fall Dakota Miller, Oak Hill, 4:26

160
Danny Arndt, Musselman Dec Marc Williams, Oak Hill, 10-3

170
Codie Barrows, Parkersburg Dec Tim Blake, Cabell Midland, 9-3

182
Logan Wotring, Morgantown Dec Ryan Walters, Nitro, 1-0

195
Ryan Mills, Huntington M-Dec RJ Wilson, Washington, 12-1

220
Logan Dilliner, Parkersburg South Fall Hunter Skeens, Nitro, 1:33

285
Preston Wise, Brooke Fall Daniel Nolte, Buckhannon-Upshur, 1:39


CLASS AA-A


Team Standings:

1. Independence 181 points. 2. Oak Glen 118.5 points. 3. Greenbrier West 118 points. 4. Clay County 98.5 points. 5. Fairmont Senior 95.5 points. 5. (tie) Calhoun County 95.5 points. 7. North Marion 84 points. 8. Roane County 81 points. 9. Williamstown 72.5 points. 10. Keyser 70 points. 11. East Fairmont 64 points. 12. Wahama 61 points. 13. Herbert Hoover 49.5 points. 14. St. Marys 48.5 points. 15. Nicholas County 48 points. 15. (tie) Grafton 48 points. 17. Braxton County 28 points. 18. Cameron 26 points. 18. (tie) Wirt County 26 points. 20. Magnolia 25 points. 20. (tie) Ritchie County 25 points. 22. Bridgeport 22 points. 22. (tie) Berkeley Springs 22 points. 24. Philip Barbour 18 points. 24. (tie) Petersburg 18 points. 26. Moorefield 16 points. 27. Doddridge County 15 points. 27. (tie) Fayetteville 15 points. 29. Bluefield 14 points. 30. Frankfort 13 points. 31. Lincoln 12.5 points. 32. Sissonvile 12 points. 33. Clay-Battelle 9 points. 33. (tie) Buffalo 9 points. 35. Wyoming East 8 points. 36. Liberty Harrison 7 points. 37. Robert C Byrd 6 points. 38. Ravenswood 5 points. 39. Webster County 3 points. 39. (tie) Midland Trail 3 points. 40. (tie) Richwood 3 points. 41. (tie) Liberty Raleigh 3 points.


Individual results:


Championship

106
Jack Cummings, Clay County Fall Alen Metheney, Calhoun County, :55

113
Cam Moore, Roane County Dec Logan Robertson, Greenbrier West, 2-1

120
Ryan Elliott, North Marion M-Dec Jacob Monn, Ritchie County, 10-1

126
Jacob Hart, Independence Dec Cody Goff, Grafton, 2-1

132
Dalton George, Williamstown Dec Dustin Yoakum, Greenbrier West, 5-4

138
Dalton Michael, East Fairmont M-Dec Austin Stanley, North Marion, 11-0

145
Anthony Alvaro, Fairmont Senior M-Dec Cody Clifton, Independence, 11-2

152
Noah Adams, Independence Dflt Hayden Stewart, East Fairmont

160
Malik Boatwright, Greenbrier West Dec Dustin Justice, Independence, 4-2

170
Marquis Frazier, Greenbrier West Dec Alex Daniels, Independence, 8-7

182
Tyler Stewart, Clay County Dec Jake Tyler, Nicholas County, 7-6

195
David Hastings, Williamstown Dec Jeremy Pratt, St. Marys, 7-2

220
Vincent Delligatti, Fairmont Senior Dec Zane Weese, Herbert Hoover, 2-1

285
Brent Barber, Fairmont Senior Dec Caije Nichols, Roane County, 3-2 OT


Consolation - Semifinals:

106
Jacob Spencer, Roane County, maj. dec. Chase Stover, Herbert Hoover, 12-0 Hunter Riffle, Doddridge County, dec. Ryan Debee, Oak Glen, 5-4 OT.

113
Danny Wyke, Oak Glen, fall Ryan Keckley, Sissonvile, 3:33 Teddy Stover, Independence, dec. Dalton Wilt, Keyser, 4-2.

120
Houstin McCune, Calhoun County, dec. Will Cox, Independence, 6-2 Corey Secrist, Petersburg, dec. Caleb Currence, Greenbrier West, 6-1.

126
Josh Cornell, Oak Glen, dec. Chris Goad, Calhoun County, 5-3 Bailey Bowles, Fayetteville, maj. dec. Jacob Bennett, Wahama, 16-2.

132
Randale Robie, Wahama, dec. Avery Flowers, Oak Glen, 7-3 Brody Nesslerotte, East Fairmont, dec. Kyle Elliott, North Marion l, 8-4.

138
Brent Wyne, Fairmont Senior, dec. Colton Ward, Independence, 2-1 OT Nick Tice, Oak Glen, dec. Cody Ferguson, Wirt County, 5-3 OT.

145
Garrett Crites, Keyser, fall CJ Capps, Berkeley Springs, 2:20 Cole Ritchie, Calhoun County, maj. dec. Austin Raines, Williamstown, 10-0.

152
Alex Shuman, Oak Glen, fall Jake Tracewell, Williamstown, 2:04 Tyler Moore, Grafton, fall Jordan Tincher, Greenbrier West, 2:35.

160
Jacob Mellott, Keyser, dec. Levi Jarvis, Braxton County, 7-4 James Bell, Philip Barbour, fall Luke Scott, Roane County, 4:07.

170
Cody Rodeheaver, Keyser, fall Bryson Dennison, Braxton County, 2:08 Kane Roush, Wahama, fall Cole Boatright, Calhoun County, 1:16.

182
Caleb Nice, Magnolia, maj. dec. Waylon Miller, Cameron, 11-2 Will Schoonover, Moorefield, dec. Thomas Williams, Independence, 2-0.

195
Trey Williams, Independence, dec. Ethan Lucas, Grafton, 4-2 Brandon White, Clay County, dec. Mark Sutton, Bluefield, 4-0.

220
Wyatt Dawson, Clay County, fall Cody Loudermilk, Greenbrier West, 1:52 Dylan Pickrell, Wirt County, dec. Drew Hicks, Nicholas County, 5-2.

285
Noah Mills, Oak Glen, fall Ryan Moore, Liberty Harrison, 2:24 Noah Markley, Bridgeport, dec. Tyler Davis, St. Marys, 5-4;


Third Place:

106
Jacob Spencer, Roane County, dec. Hunter Riffle, Doddridge County, 7-4;

113
Danny Wyke, Oak Glen, fall Teddy Stover, Independence, 4:37;

120
Houstin McCune, Calhoun County, maj. dec. Corey Secrist, Petersburg, 13-4;

126
Josh Cornell, Oak Glen, dec. Bailey Bowles, Fayetteville, 3-2;

132
Randale Robie, Wahama, fall Brody Nesslerotte, East Fairmont High ; School, 2:58;

138
Nick Tice, Oak Glen, dec. Brent Wyne, Fairmont Senior, 3-1;

145
Cole Ritchie, Calhoun County, dec. Garrett Crites, Keyser, 7-0;

152
Tyler Moore, Grafton, dec. Alex Shuman, Oak Glen, 3-0;

160
Jacob Mellott, Keyser, dec. James Bell, Philip Barbour, 5-1;

170
Kane Roush, Wahama, dec. Cody Rodeheaver, Keyser, 9-6;

182
Will Schoonover, Moorefield, dec. Caleb Nice, Magnolia, 3-2;

195
Brandon White, Clay County, dec. Trey Williams, Independence, 2-0;

220
Wyatt Dawson, Clay County, fall Dylan Pickrell, Wirt County, 2:41;

285
Noah Markley, Bridgeport, fall Noah Mills, Oak Glen, 2:49; .


5th Place:

106
Chase Stover, Herbert Hoover Dec Ryan Debee, Oak Glen, 2-0

113
Dalton Wilt, Keyser Fall Ryan Keckley, Sissonvile, 4:04

120
Will Cox, Independence Fall Caleb Currence, Greenbrier West, 3:43

126
Jacob Bennett, Wahama Fall Chris Goad, Calhoun County, 1:22

132
Avery Flowers, Oak Glen Dec Kyle Elliott, North Marion

138
Colton Ward, Independence Dec Cody Ferguson, Wirt County, 3-1 OT

145
CJ Capps, Berkeley Springs Dec Austin Raines, Williamstown, 2-0

152
Jake Tracewell, Williamstown Dec Jordan Tincher, Greenbrier West, 3-0

160
Levi Jarvis, Braxton County Fall Luke Scott, Roane County, 3:36

170
Cole Boatright, Calhoun County Dec Bryson Dennison, Braxton County, 6-5

182
Thomas Williams, Independence Dec Waylon Miller, Cameron, 7-1

195
Mark Sutton, Bluefield M-Dec Ethan Lucas, Grafton, 11-3

220
Drew Hicks, Nicholas County Fall Cody Loudermilk, Greenbrier West, 2:24

285
Tyler Davis, St. Marys Fall Ryan Moore, Liberty Harrison, 2:03

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WEST VIRGINIA STATE WRESTLING MEET - DAY 2


Friday’s final Results from the Class AAA high school wrestling tournament at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena:


CLASS AAA


Team Standings

1. Huntington 156 points. 2. Parkersburg 134 points. 3. Parkersburg South 98 points. 4. Wheeling Park 94 points. 5. George Washington 88.5 points. 6. Point Pleasant 76.5 points. 7. Buckhannon-Upshur 72.5 points. 8. Cabell Midland 57 points. 9. Ripley 54 points. 10. Washington 51.5 points. 11. Lewis County 50 points. 12. University 47.5 points. 13. Musselman 42 points. 14. John Marshall 36 points. 15. Woodrow Wilson 29 points. 16. Winfield 28 points. 17. Greenbrier East 25 points. 18. St Albans 24 points. 18. (tie) Preston 24 points. 20. Shady Spring 23 points. 21. Oak Hill 21 points. 22. Nitro 19 points. 23. Brooke 18 points. 24. Spring Valley 16 points. 25. Morgantown 14 points. 26. Riverside 9 points. 26. (tie) Capital 9 points. 28. Hedgesville 7 points. 29. Hampshire 4 points. 30. Hurricane 3 points. 30. (tie) Martinsburg 3 points. 31. (tie) South Charleston 3 points. 33. Spring Mills 2.5 points. 34. Lincoln Co. 34. (tie) Logan. 35. (tie) Elkins. 36. (tie) Jefferson.


Individual results


Championship - Semifinals

106 lbs.
Jared Donahue, Parkersburg, fall Levi McCormick, Cabell ; Midland, 2:40; Logan Grass, Huntington, fall Hunter Cline, Parkersburg South, ; 1:27.

113 lbs.
Austin Spears, Parkersburg, maj. dec. Logan Adkins, Cabell ; Midland, 12-4; Brandon Tenney, Buckhannon-Upshur, dec. Alex Haddox, ; Huntington, 6-2.

120 lbs.
Dallas Baciak, Wheeling Park, dec. Micah Crewdson, St Albans, 8-1; Jordan Allen, Huntington, dec. Bradley DeRito, Musselman, 9-3.

126 lbs.
Johnathan Spence, Huntington, dec. Tyler Sigler, Washington, 7-3; Lucas Simpkins, Ripley, dec. Guy Fisher, Point Pleasant, 3-2.

132 lbs.
Bryce Humphreys, Winfield, maj. dec. Isiaih Hood, University, 20-7; Chase Childers, Huntington, dec. John Raike, Point Pleasant, 6-4.

138 lbs.
Jenson Lorea, George Wahsington, dec. Bobby Mitchell, Cabell ; Midland, 4-0; Cody Hamlin, University, dec. Trey Harman, St Albans, 3-0.

145 lbs.
Dylan Taylor, Wheeling Park, dec. Jarod Jones, Washington, 8-3; Dylan Richards, Parkersburg, dec. Zach Gwinn, Spring Valley, 5-2.

152 lbs.
Trapper Hays, Parkersburg, maj. dec. Dylan Alexander, Parkersburg ; South, 12-0; Jake Martin, Ripley, dec. Jonny Davis, Wheeling Park, 9-3.

160 lbs.
Eric Banks, Wheeling Park, dec. Danny Arndt, Musselman, 3-2; Seth Cutright, Buckhannon-Upshur tech. fall Marc Williams, Oak ; Hill, 17-2.

170 lbs.
Kyle Rogers, Lewis County, fall Codie Barrows, Parkersburg, 3:26; Hunter Jones, George Wahsington, dec. Mark Becraft, Washington, ; 12-10 OT.

182 lbs.
Justin Allman, Parkersburg South, dec. Jon Peterson, Point ; Pleasant, 3-2 OT; Zane Bradbury, Washington, dec. Stefan Gibbs, Huntington, 2-1.

195 lbs.
Tannor Hill, Point Pleasant, maj. dec. RJ Wilson, Washington, 11-0; Ryan Carson, Lewis County, dec. Ryan Mills, Huntington, 7-2.

220 lbs.
Terrance Fanning, Preston, maj. dec. Logan Dilliner, Parkersburg ; South, 10-0; Cullen Ebbert, John Marshall, fall Hunter Skeens, Nitro, 2:45.

285 lbs.
Nigale Cabell, Huntington, dec. Thomas Hall, Parkersburg South, ; 3-2 OT; David Smith, George Wahsington, dec. Daniel Nolte, ; Buckhannon-Upshur, 1-0.


Championship - Quarterfinals.

106 lbs.
Jared Donahue, Parkersburg, fall Kinneson Leslie, Point ; Pleasant, 1:55; Levi McCormick, Cabell Midland, fall Camerin Rawlings, ; Musselman, 3:32; Hunter Cline, Parkersburg South, dec. Phillip Sharp, George ; Wahsington, 3-1; Logan Grass, Huntington, fall Corey Thompson, Lewis County, 1:07.

113 lbs.
Austin Spears, Parkersburg, maj. dec. PJ Dolan, Musselman, 13-2; Logan Adkins, Cabell Midland, dec. Sam Moore, George ; Wahsington, 3-2 OT; Brandon Tenney, Buckhannon-Upshur, maj. dec. Brandon Bertrand, John ; Marshall, 8-0; Alex Haddox, Huntington, dec. Jasiel Kinder, Greenbrier East, 7-2.

120 lbs.
Dallas Baciak, Wheeling Park tech. fall Chris Cochran, Winfield, 15-0; Micah Crewdson, St Albans, dec. David Pancake, George ; Wahsington, 1-0; Jordan Allen, Huntington tech. fall Joey Butcher, Parkersburg, 19-4; Bradley DeRito, Musselman, fall Tristan Radcliff, Parkersburg ; South, 2:36.

126 lbs.
Johnathan Spence, Huntington, dec. Austin Harris, Parkersburg ; South, 3-2; Tyler Sigler, Washington, dec. Adam Whitmore, Cabell Midland, 9-2; Lucas Simpkins, Ripley, fall Jonathan Skeens, Wheeling Park, 1:04; Guy Fisher, Point Pleasant, maj. dec. Raymond Davila, Parkersburg, 14-5.

132 lbs.
Isiaih Hood, University, fall Vince Hunt, Riverside, 4:24; Bryce Humphreys, Winfield, maj. dec. Chase Demoss, Shady Spring, 16-4; Chase Childers, Huntington, fall Todd Williams, Musselman, 5:27; John Raike, Point Pleasant, dec. Josh Gilger, Woodrow Wilson, 7-4.

138 lbs.
Bobby Mitchell, Cabell Midland, dec. Dylan Hall, John Marshall, 5-2; Jenson Lorea, George Wahsington, dec. Kody Kernan, Musselman, 5-4; Trey Harman, St Albans, dec. Tyler Gilger, Woodrow Wilson, 1-0; Cody Hamlin, University, dec. Dakota Linger, Buckhannon-Upshur, ; 4-1 OT.

145 lbs.
Dylan Taylor, Wheeling Park, dec. Micheal Milam, St Albans, 10-4; Jarod Jones, Washington, dec. Paden Christian, Huntington, 3-2; Dylan Richards, Parkersburg, dec. Chris Shumaker, Oak Hill, 3-1 OT; Zach Gwinn, Spring Valley, dec. Matt Fair, Buckhannon-Upshur, 7-6.

152 lbs.
Trapper Hays, Parkersburg, fall Cody Richmond, Shady Spring, 1:19; Dylan Alexander, Parkersburg South, maj. dec. Dakota Miller, Oak ; Hill, 11-0; Jonny Davis, Wheeling Park, fall Chance Stalnaker, Lewis ; County, 1:34; Jake Martin, Ripley, dec. Ryan Lopez, University, 12-6.

160 lbs.
Eric Banks, Wheeling Park, dec. Justin Leggett, Cabell Midland, 8-3; Danny Arndt, Musselman, dec. Josiah Solak, Greenbrier East, 4-3; Marc Williams, Oak Hill, dec. Hunter White, Point Pleasant, 8-6 OT; Seth Cutright, Buckhannon-Upshur, fall Preston Martin, Ripley, 3:11.

170 lbs.
Codie Barrows, Parkersburg, dec. Keeten Asbury, Shady Spring, 11-6; Kyle Rogers, Lewis County, maj. dec. Tim Blake, Cabell Midland, 10-0; Hunter Jones, George Wahsington, dec. Matthew Dixon, Parkersburg ; South, 3-1; Mark Becraft, Washington, dec. Carter Capehart, Huntington, 13-12.

182 lbs.
Justin Allman, Parkersburg South, dec. David Stas, Musselman, 4-2 OT; Jon Peterson, Point Pleasant, fall Chris Worley, Woodrow ; Wilson, 5:51; Zane Bradbury, Washington, maj. dec. Logan Wotring, Morgantown, 10-0; Stefan Gibbs, Huntington, dec. Charles Withrow, Greenbrier ; East, 2-1 OT.

195 lbs.
Tannor Hill, Point Pleasant, dec. Tyler Newhart-Koreski, ; Parkersburg South, 3-2 RIDEOUT; RJ Wilson, Washington, dec. Casey Munger, Brooke, 2-1 OT; Ryan Mills, Huntington, fall Max Chefren, Parkersburg, 5:12; Ryan Carson, Lewis County, dec. Isaiah Meyers, Wheeling Park, 9-4.

220 lbs.
Terrance Fanning, Preston, fall Jacob Duncan, Point Pleasant, 0:23; Logan Dilliner, Parkersburg South, dec. Austin Budd, ; Huntington, 11-10; Cullen Ebbert, John Marshall, fall Noah Julian, Winfield, 2:29; Hunter Skeens, Nitro, fall Geremy Paige, Wheeling Park, 1:33.

285 lbs.
Thomas Hall, Parkersburg South, fall Freddy Roush, Ripley, 5:21; Nigale Cabell, Huntington, dec. James Walton, Capital, 3-1 OT; Daniel Nolte, Buckhannon-Upshur, dec. Preston Wise, Brooke, 2-1; David Smith, George Wahsington, fall Nathan Jefferson, Cabell ; Midland, :32

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Friday’s final Results from the Class AAA high school wrestling tournament at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena:


CLASS AA-A


Team Standings

153 Independence. points. 2. Greenbrier West 110 points. 3. North Mariol 79 points. 4. Fairmont Seniol 77.5 points. 4. (tie) Oak Glen 77.5 points. 5. (tie) Calhoun County 77.5 points. 7. Clay County 70.5 points. 8. Roane County 69 points. 9. Williamstown 62.5 points. 10. East Fairmont 54 points. 11. Herbert Hoover 47.5 points. 12. Keyser 46 points. 13. St. Marys 44.5 points. 14. Nicholas County 44 points. 15. Grafton 39 points. 15. (tie) Wahama 39 points. 17. Cameron 26 points. 18. Ritchie County 25 points. 19. Braxton County 24 points. 20. Wirt County 21 points. 21. Berkeley Springs 20 points. 22. Magnolia 19 points. 23. Frankfort 13 points. 23. (tie) Bridgeport 13 points. 24. (tie) Petersburg 13 points. 26. Lincoln 12.5 points. 27. Sissonvile 12 points. 28. Philip Barbour 11 points. 28. (tie) Bluefield 11 points. 30. Doddridge County 10 points. 31. Clay-Battelle 9 points. 31. (tie) Fayetteville 9 points. 32. (tie) Buffalo 9 points. 33. (tie) Moorefield 9 points. 35. Wyoming East 8 points. 36. Liberty Harrison 7 points. 37. Robert C Byrd 6 points. 38. Ravenswood 5 points. 39. Webster County 3 points. 39. (tie) Midland Trail 3 points. 40. (tie) Richwood 3 points. 41. (tie) Liberty Raleigh 3 points. 43. Madonna. 43. (tie) Tyler Consolidated. 44. (tie) Weir High. 45. (tie) Poca.


Individual results


Championship - Semifinals.

106 lbs.
Jack Cummings, Clay County, fall Jacob Spencer, Roane County, :53; Alen Metheney, Calhoun County, dec. Ryan Debee, Oak Glen, 9-4.

113 lbs.
Cam Moore, Roane County, maj. dec. Danny Wyke, Oak Glen, 13-0; Logan Robertson, Greenbrier West, dec. Dalton Wilt, Keyser, 5-3.
Weight: 120; Ryan Elliott, North Marion, dec. Will Cox, ; Independence, 10-6; Jacob Monn, Ritchie County, maj. dec. Caleb Currence, Greenbrier ; West, 9-0.

126 lbs.
Cody Goff, Grafton, dec. Josh Cornell, Oak Glen, 7-2; Jacob Hart, Independence, fall Jacob Bennett, Wahama, 5:20.

132 lbs.
Dalton George, Williamstown, dec. Avery Flowers, Oak Glen, 8-1; Dustin Yoakum, Greenbrier West, dec. Kyle Elliott, North Marion, 5-2.

138 lbs.
Dalton Michael, East Fairmont, dec. Colton Ward, ; Independence, 5-1; Austin Stanley, North Marion, maj. dec. Nick Tice, Oak ; Glen, 13-5.

145 lbs.
Anthony Alvaro, Fairmont Senior, maj. dec. Garrett Crites ;, Keyser, 11-0; Cody Clifton, Independence, dec. Cole Ritchie, Calhoun County, 3-2.

152 lbs.
Hayden Stewart, East Fairmont, maj. dec. Jake Tracewell ;, Williamstown, 10-1; Noah Adams, Independence, dec. Tyler Moore, Grafton, 5-1.

160 lbs.
Malik Boatwright, Greenbrier West, fall Levi Jarvis, Braxton ; County, 2:31; Dustin Justice, Independence, dec. Luke Scott, Roane County, 6-5 OT.

170 lbs.
Alex Daniels, Independence, dec. Cody Rodeheaver, Keyser, 5-3; Marquis Frazier, Greenbrier West, dec. Kane Roush, Wahama, 4-3.

182 lbs.
Tyler Stewart, Clay County, dec. Caleb Nice, Magnolia, 3-0; Jake Tyler, Nicholas County, dec. Will Schoonover, Moorefield, 7-1.

195 lbs.
Jeremy Pratt, St. Marys, dec. Trey Williams, Independence, 7-4 OT; David Hastings, Williamstown, fall Mark Sutton, Bluefield, :43.

220 lbs.
Vincent Delligatti, Fairmont Senior, fall Wyatt Dawson ;, Clay County, :51; Zane Weese, Herbert Hoover, dec. Drew Hicks, Nicholas County, 6-3.

285 lbs.
Caije Nichols, Roane County, dec. Ryan Moore, Liberty Harrison, 2-1; Brent Barber, Fairmont Senior, dec. Noah Markley, ; Bridgeport, 6-2.


Championship - Quarterfinals

106 lbs.
Jacob Spencer, Roane County, dec. Hunter Riffle, Doddridge ; County, 3-0; Jack Cummings, Clay County tech. fall Jeremiah Gerhard, Frankfort, ; 18-2; Ryan Debee, Oak Glen, fall Chase Stover, Herbert Hoover, 4:57; Alen Metheney, Calhoun County, fall Joe Efaw, North Marion High ; School, 5:23.

113 lbs.
Danny Wyke, Oak Glen tech. fall Alex Davis, Berkeley Springs, 16-0; Cam Moore, Roane County, dec. Teddy Stover, Independence, 4-1; Dalton Wilt, Keyser, fall Riley Nice, Magnolia, 1:25; Logan Robertson, Greenbrier West, dec. Ryan Keckley, Sissonvile, 7-0.
Weight: 120; Ryan Elliott, North Marion, dec. Riley White, Roane ; County, 9-4; Will Cox, Independence, fall Corey Secrist, Petersburg, 2:55; Jacob Monn, Ritchie County, dec. Houstin McCune, Calhoun County, 4-2; Caleb Currence, Greenbrier West, dec. Ethen Whitlock, Keyser, 6-2.

126 lbs.
Josh Cornell, Oak Glen, dec. Ben Alderson, Greenbrier West, 3-1 OT; Cody Goff, Grafton, dec. Bailey Bowles, Fayetteville, 8-4; Jacob Hart, Independence, dec. Caleb Kuhn, North Marion High ; School, 2-0; Jacob Bennett, Wahama tech. fall Trent Borror, Petersburg, 18-3.

132 lbs.
Avery Flowers, Oak Glen tech. fall Billy Wilson, Berkeley Springs, ; 15-0; Dalton George, Williamstown, fall Jacob Cooper, Independence, 1:23; Kyle Elliott, North Marion, maj. dec. Alex West, ; Lincoln, 12-3; Dustin Yoakum, Greenbrier West, dec. Randale Robie, Wahama, 6-4.

138 lbs.
Dalton Michael, East Fairmont, dec. Cody Ferguson, ; Wirt County, 8-6; Colton Ward, Independence, maj. dec. Robert Pritt, Clay County, 16-6; Nick Tice, Oak Glen, dec. Casey Ritchie, Calhoun County, 3-2; Austin Stanley, North Marion, maj. dec. Brandon Weaver, ; Lincoln, 8-0.

145 lbs.
Anthony Alvaro, Fairmont Senior, fall Matt Moore, ; Nicholas County, :36; Garrett Crites, Keyser, fall Austin Raines, Williamstown, 4:23; Cody Clifton, Independence, dec. Ryan Arnett, North Marion High ; School, 6-2; Cole Ritchie, Calhoun County, fall CJ Capps, Berkeley Springs, :50.

152 lbs.
Hayden Stewart, East Fairmont, maj. dec. Jordan Tincher ;, Greenbrier West, 14-4; Jake Tracewell, Williamstown, dec. Logan Brown, Richwood, 5-1; Tyler Moore, Grafton, dec. Alex Shuman, Oak Glen, 3-0; Noah Adams, Independence, maj. dec. Andrew Lewis, North Marion High ; School, 17-5.

160 lbs.
Levi Jarvis, Braxton County, fall Hunter Haines, Cameron, 4:32; Malik Boatwright, Greenbrier West, dec. James Bell, Philip ; Barbour, 8-4; Luke Scott, Roane County, maj. dec. Paden McConaughey, Magnolia, 14-3; Dustin Justice, Independence, dec. Jacob Mellott, Keyser, 4-3.

170 lbs.
Alex Daniels, Independence, maj. dec. Cam Stewart, East Fairmont, 17-5; Cody Rodeheaver, Keyser, dec. Cole Boatright, Calhoun County, 13-6; Marquis Frazier, Greenbrier West won by forfeit over Mikey Houser, St. Marys; Kane Roush, Wahama tech. fall Bryson Dennison, Braxton County, 21-2.

182 lbs.
Caleb Nice, Magnolia, dec. Thomas Williams, Independence, 8-1; Tyler Stewart, Clay County, dec. Jacob Summe, Wyoming East, 6-1; Will Schoonover, Moorefield, dec. Waylon Miller, Cameron, 6-3; Jake Tyler, Nicholas County, fall Walker Siers, Wirt County, 1:25.

195 lbs.
Jeremy Pratt, St. Marys, dec. Demetrius Serevicz, Wahama, 5-3 OT; Trey Williams, Independence, dec. Brandon White, Clay County, 4-2; David Hastings, Williamstown, dec. Tyler Arnett, North Marion, 4-3; Mark Sutton, Bluefield, fall Braxton Lewis, Frankfort, 5:31.

220 lbs.
Vincent Delligatti, Fairmont Senior, dec. Dylan Pickrell ;, Wirt County, 3-1; Wyatt Dawson, Clay County, dec. Travis Pomp, Philip Barbour, 7-5; Drew Hicks, Nicholas County, maj. dec. Josh Hart, Ritchie County, 9-1; Zane Weese, Herbert Hoover, fall Corey Stewart, St. Marys, 5:55.

285 lbs.
Ryan Moore, Liberty Harrison, dec. Tyler Davis, St. Marys, 3-0; Caije Nichols, Roane County, fall Anthony Murdock, Midland ; Trail, 5:14; Noah Markley, Bridgeport, dec. Noah Mills, Oak Glen, 4-1; Brent Barber, Fairmont Senior, fall Thorton Hall, ; Nicholas County, 5:57

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Reduce requirements.
Lower teacher standards.

Produce less educated students.
Continue WV’s downward education spiral.

The current State Board of Education is less prepared to lead than back in the Gayle Manchin
days of failure.

Do not fool yourselves. Realize Paine is pain.
Do not expect WV educational leaders to improve education.

They have been showing us for years that goal is
out of their reach.

By Failed State BOE on 01.18.2018

From the entry: 'West Virginia board revises high school requirement, grading'.

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Does anyone know the County’s plan for getting us out of the State’s bottom group for college and trades ready after high school?

What are the causes for our being at the bottom for being ready and what is being done to solve them?

Causes never cease by themselves and the only solution is top quality leadership pushing a highly focused corrective program.

By Rusty Moore on 01.16.2018

From the entry: 'West Virginia board revises high school requirement, grading'.

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Example of a yes/but situation. Just because kids are pushed through does not mean that they are college and career ready. Read past comments about Gilmer’s being in the failing category for academic preparation. The way WV info is reported allows selective use of results to bloat up claims of how well a high school does in preparing students for the real world.

By R. Wells on 01.16.2018

From the entry: 'WEST VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED FOR EXEMPLARY GRADUATION RATES'.

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Sunday’s Charleston Gazette-Mail had a warning that just because a high school has a high graduation rate that does not mean that its students are college ready. Gilmer County is one of them to put us in the State’s bottom category for readiness, but you won’t hear about it locally. Kids call it dumbing down.

By Give Citizens The Facts on 01.14.2018

From the entry: 'West Virginia board revises high school requirement, grading'.

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What about all the septic in the hollers that is draining into the creeks??

By Ugly on 01.10.2018

From the entry: 'PSC Investigates Impact of New Corporate Tax Law on Utilities'.

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This point should be kept in mind i.e. “The Commission has directed all privately owned electric, gas, water, sewer and solid waste facilities to track the tax savings resulting from the 2017 Federal Tax Act on a monthly basis beginning January 01, 2018. “.

By Michell J. Hill on 01.07.2018

From the entry: 'PSC Investigates Impact of New Corporate Tax Law on Utilities'.

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Troyan advocates for competition among schools with survival of the top performers. Her point is that the lack of accountability for county school system administrators must change to be similar to the way corporate America functions. Failure must have consequences!

By Accountabilty Needed on 01.03.2018

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Board of Education Minutes of Regular Meeting - 11.27.17'.

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Gilmer singled out again in article by Jessi Troyan for our being at the bottom for preparing high school grads for college. We know we have a serious problem. We await on top school system leadership to devise a workable remedial plan for the County. Denial of having problems cannot be used anymore to cover up

By B. Post on 01.02.2018

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Board of Education Minutes of Regular Meeting - 11.27.17'.

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You were in my life for what seemed like a short time but will be in my heart forever. I’ll see you at the family reunion one day again.

By Dana Linger on 12.29.2017

From the entry: 'Kathern Fay (Cogar) Linger'.

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Concerns about urgent need to upgrade student learning have persisted for too long in the County. 

We are tired of hearing lame excuses that under-achievement is caused by uncaring parents who do not emphasize the importance of education.

Parents are keenly important for contributing to student learning, but they cannot compensate for school “culture” deficiencies linked to leadership short comings.

By Parents For Better Leadership on 12.29.2017

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Board of Education Minutes of Regular Meeting - 11.27.17'.

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Those who go to college perform down at the bottom in comparison to high school graduates in other WV counties. This evidence suggests that Gilmer’s students who don’t go to college are short changed too. Immediate leadership changes to straighten out under achievement are in order!

By E. Moore on 12.28.2017

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Board of Education Minutes of Regular Meeting - 11.27.17'.

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Jeanette,
I am so sorry for your loss.

By Margie Shook on 12.18.2017

From the entry: 'Warren Curtis Pierce'.

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The whole child concept is admirable, but with GCHS grads being behind in proficiency for academic subjects we need to make changes to drastically improve learning to enable our kids to compete in the highly competitive modern world.

Our being the 52nd worse off among 55 WV counties for college remediation rates is undeniable proof.

Administrators must determine legitimate causes of our bottom ranking for use in improving learning instead of applying usual low payoff tinkering to be passed off as progress.

By B. K. Brooks on 12.15.2017

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Board of Education Minutes of Regular Meeting - 11.27.17'.

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That’s the #### dems new ploy, they can’t win on policy so they charge sexual harassment.

By The Silent Majority on 12.15.2017

From the entry: 'Meet the Miss USA Contestant from Gilmer County, WV Accusing Trump of Sexual Misconduct'.

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Why was there no outrage like this when Billy Boy was doing his deed in the White House? and other places?

Oh, I forgot.  He was the media’s boy?

By HOW COME NOW ? on 12.14.2017

From the entry: 'Meet the Miss USA Contestant from Gilmer County, WV Accusing Trump of Sexual Misconduct'.

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Wanna bet that in green counties when results sag there is no hesitancy to make administrative changes when needed? In Gilmer County the approach has been to hide facts and to manufacture rosy ones to report to citizens.

By Moore on 12.11.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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This is basically the process for an improvement plan. A school board specifies student achievement standards and it assigns a superintendent to work with central office staff and school administrators to produce a comprehensive plan for making needed changes. After putting a plan in place results are closely monitored by a school board while holding a superintendent personally accountable for achieving the standards.

By School Board Member In A Top Performing County on 12.10.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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Did I miss the County Commission Agenda for the December meeting?  The GFP site is displaying a little differently and I can’t seem to find it.  Do they still meet on First and Third Fridays??

By Searching on 12.10.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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The no excuse rate for Gilmer County is 59% and there are only three other WV counties worse off. This alarming information flags dire need for the County’s school board to do its job by implementing an improvement plan.

By Gilmer Students Ripped Off on 12.08.2017

From the entry: 'More college-going students in WV need remedial classes'.

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“We’re going to see a sea change in American agriculture as the next generation gets on the land,“

Yeah, right.  That will last about as long as it takes to discover exactly how hard farming is, and the amount of work it takes to make even a minimal living.

Sincerely

Pat McGroyne

By Pat McGroyne on 11.30.2017

From the entry: 'A Growing Number Of Young Americans Are Leaving Desk Jobs To Farm'.

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I always thought a Harvard education was something special.  Well, I guess it is.  Just a week ago they had ‘sex week’.  One of the course offerings was analsex101.  That’s right.  Google it.  Plenty of coverage. True story.

By Harvard 'taint what it used to be? on 11.23.2017

From the entry: 'Feds Threaten To Sue Harvard Over Asian-American Admissions'.

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This is nothing new.  It has been happening for years and no attempt to stop it.  Just quiet it down when word leaks out.  The court system thumbs their noses and laughs at ‘their hillbillies’.

Remember the hub-bub about $100,000.00 bathrooms in the Capitol building a few months ago?

Think they have them all remodeled so those whom you elected can krap in style the next legislative session?  lol

By Web on 11.18.2017

From the entry: 'Legislators Turn Focus on Supreme Court Spending Following Report on Luxury Purchases'.

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The justices are part of the aristocracy. Does anybody think that they care what the peons think?

By Skip Beyer on 11.18.2017

From the entry: 'Legislators Turn Focus on Supreme Court Spending Following Report on Luxury Purchases'.

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Why are Gilmer’s voters kept in the dark about activities of the two LSICs in the County? No published agendas before meetings, no published meeting minutes, and plans with details for school improvements are not disclosed. Violation of WV’s open meeting laws? To top it off memberships of LSIC’s and who selected the individuals are kept secret from voters.

By Gilmer Voter on 11.16.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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LSIC plans are short on specifics for measurable academic improvements to be achieved. That way no matter what happens extraordinary successes can be proclaimed. The strategy is designed to make meaningful accountability impossible for school system administrators.

By More Of Same For WV Schools on 11.15.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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A food pantry opens at Marshall University?

For students I can understand.
But its also for faculty and staff?

Really now?  Their salaries are that poor they need access to a food pantry?

Times area really tough in West Virginia.  Really are.

By Tough Times at Marshall University on 11.14.2017

From the entry: 'West Virginia News'.

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LSIC=Local School Improvement Council. Each WV school has one. Google to learn what each one is supposed to do to improve a school. Ask for plans for your schools.

By POGO on 11.13.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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What is this “LSIC” commenter speaks about?
Who and what is that all about?

By reader on 11.12.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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Fellow West Virginian’s.  What is being seen here is Paine’s return to ‘power’ and the continued 20 years charade by the WVBOE.

They spend your tax dollars.  They do their best to cover their failed efforts.  They cheat our children of a good education. 

They play (think manipulate) with the grading system every couple years, making it impossible to follow students upward or downward progressions.

Don’t expect any good, any progress, any improvement to happen in West Virginia.  It’s not in the cards.  Well, that is not in the ‘administrators’.

By 20 years of WVBOE 'playing' school on 11.12.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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All high schools in WV have ACT Profile Reports for each graduating class.

The only performance information typically cited in school districts is average ACT scores for graduating classes.

If you can get copies of Reports for your high schools read them to independently evaluate testing results for career and college readiness, science, technology engineering and math (STEM), and other categories.

Chances are that your local administrators gloated that average ACT scores for graduating classes are commendable to give your high schools passing marks, but other testing outcomes in the Reports may show otherwise.

It is doubtful if LSIC members for your high schools know about the Reports to be grounds for demanding academic improvement plans. Check Reports for high schools in your school district to make up your own minds.

By WVDOE Fact Checker on 11.11.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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Policy 2510 is an admission by the West Virginia Board of Education of their own failure.

Dumb down the standards in order that students can get a passing grade.

You grand pooh-bahs in Charleston BOE should be ashamed of yourselves!  But you have no shame. Obviously so.

Steve Paine, leading the failure of education in West Virginia.

By # 2510 policy--WVBOE ADMITS OWN FAILURE on 11.10.2017

From the entry: 'Board of Education Takes Action on Policies to Provide Flexibility to Counties'.

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With a deal like this—WHY—are we selling road bonds and—WHY—were all the motor vehicle fees INCREASED on West Virginia’s citizens?  WHY ! ?

Thanks for nothing Jim Justice and the WV legislators.

By WEST VIRGINIA TAXPAYER on 11.10.2017

From the entry: 'WV Signes $84 Billion Shale Gas Deal with China Energy'.

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The Rosie Bell will be a nice addition to the Park !

A thank you to Donna Waddell and her leadership and the FRN for making the Park happen !

By Thank America's Rosie's ! on 11.10.2017

From the entry: 'What This Bell Means to Gilmer County'.

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Aren’t they supposed to have agendas AND minutes for each and every meeting, by law?  They put it right there on the agendas that there were None. And months’ go by without even Seeing an Agenda.  It’s a citizen’s right to go in and ask to see them ALL.  Someone needs to look into this.  Especially with all the speculation that goes on around legal issues in the county!

By GilmerCountyCommission? on 11.03.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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The grade 7 spike in math in comparison to lowered performances in higher grades begs the question about reasons. What is being done to ensure that math skills will not drop by graduation time? Has anyone looked at adverse effects of block scheduling and other factors?

By Answers Needed on 11.03.2017

From the entry: 'SEEING MATH IN NEW WAYS'.

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We’ll.  It’s a step forward to see the Commission AGENDA - but what about the minutes?  The last two agendas have said “ Approve County Commission Minutes-None”      Aren’t there supposed to legally be minutes for the public to read?????  This makes NO sense unless things are going on that the Commission doesn’t want the public to know.  Obviously.  SHOW THE MINUTES Jean Butcher, do your job!

By 304 More Issues on 11.02.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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This posting is very informative and it documents what can be done with innovative approaches to teaching math. For too long we were fed the party line that all was well in our schools for math and everything else. That myth prevailed because facts were hidden to hold down the County’s demands for accountability. Hats are off to Kelly Barr and Traci DeWall.

During intervention it was commonly known that school board members made repeated requests for all kinds of student progress information, but it was kept from them. That era has ended and the County’s school board is expected to focus on its top priority responsibility that is to continually improve student learning in our schools. Our kids can perform if they are given the chance.

By Gilmer County Parents on 11.02.2017

From the entry: 'SEEING MATH IN NEW WAYS'.

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Gilmer look at this Did You Know. If you look at the State’s data on Zoom Dashboard to review changes in mastery of math and reading for the GCHS’s 11th grade for the 2011 and 2017 testing years it is clear the you have a problem with your math program. In 2011 the math pass rate was 36.92 compared to 37.29% in 2017. Progress with reading was truly commendable. The pass rate went from 26.98 in 2011 to 64.41% in 2017. Why the lack of progress for math? We know that your school board members are trying to get information about plans for improvements for math and science, but is full disclosure of details any better than it was under intervention? Let us know.

By B. Cummings on 10.30.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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Lots to learn kids. By the way,  How’s the Commission coming along with the September meeting minutes?

By 304 on 10.30.2017

From the entry: 'GSC Criminal Justice Students Take Part in Scenario-Based Training with RJA'.

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Most of America lives in denial of toll the government approved ‘life-style’ that is shortening everyone’s lives.

We are living in an era where the government has been lobbied (think bought) in approval of many, many things that are destructive to life.

This article shows the result of a cumulative toll effect that vaccines, pesticides, GMO foods, chemtrails, and other poisons are taking on the American population.

This is likely the globalists dream of “depopulation” coming true.  Enjoy what time you, your children, and grandchildren have left.

By Your Government Taking Care of You on 10.25.2017

From the entry: 'Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between'.

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I don’t care Who or What he killed.  He shouldn’t be doing it in a West Virginia Police hat.  It sends a bad message to do it with a Police hat on.

By Hunter on 10.24.2017

From the entry: 'Special Antlerless Deer Season Opens October 21 and December 26-27'.

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Your outrage is misplaced Hunter. He killed Bambi, who will no longer will frolic through the forest.

By Democrats Against Deer Hunting on 10.23.2017

From the entry: 'Special Antlerless Deer Season Opens October 21 and December 26-27'.

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It doesn’t seem like Gilmer County Law Officials seem to care about the murders in the area. In my opinion. We don’t hear anything from the law on Any of the pertinent local situations.  Why IS that?  We know MUCH more about national news that we know about the goings on in Gilmer. Crimes, drug busts, investigations and Answers to those investigations.  Why don’t we Ever hear any news from the Sheriff’s Department??  Still wondering why Deputy Wheeler was reassigned to school patrol officer and who took over his murder investigative duties.  Can’t get anyone to pick up the phone or an answer when I call.  Maybe someone on the Gilmer Free Press can shed some light?

By Where is the Law? on 10.23.2017

From the entry: 'Governor Justice, DOT Sec. Smith Announce First GARVEE Bond Sale for Roads, Bridges'.

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“We should welcome refugees and immigrants to the United States because it’s good for our society, for our economy, and for our nation.“

WRONG - Diversity in populations has been proven to be, not helpful to society, but harmful.  Immigrant groups who refuse to assimilate are a problem not a benefit, and will remain a problem until they do assimilate.

It’s understood that not all Muslims are terrorists, but for practical purposes all terrorists are Muslims.  And please spare me the Timothy McVey arguments.  McVey and his ilk were loners.  Muslim terrorists are part of an organized movement.

I think almost all immigration should cease until the present immigrant population can be dealt with, through assimilation or otherwise.

Sincerely

Pat McGroyne

By Pat McGroyne on 10.22.2017

From the entry: 'Trump’s Muslim Bans Impoverish Us All'.

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Will the persons involved in Poor Fred’s murder ever be held accountable?  Ever?  Yet they walk among us every day?

Did not realize it has been 7 years since poor ol’ Willard met his fate?  There is plenty dirt kicked around there to cover the wrong doings too?

By Poor Fred is Dead on 10.21.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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Hold on Gub’ner Justiss….
The juery stil’ be outs on yer barrering’ game….

Ways to er’ly ta be countin’ hens an roosters….

By no chickens yet... on 10.21.2017

From the entry: 'Governor Justice, DOT Sec. Smith Announce First GARVEE Bond Sale for Roads, Bridges'.

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Wanna get votes for the school levy? Simply get truth out about where the County stands with low reading, math, and science scores and publicize a rational plan for fixing problems.

By Truth Will Win Levy Votes on 10.21.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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I get it that it’s a pose for the camera, but should he Really be wearing a Police hat for hunting?

By Hunter on 10.20.2017

From the entry: 'Special Antlerless Deer Season Opens October 21 and December 26-27'.

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Nice to see the Gilmer County Commission finally reveal their meeting minutes after long lapses of no information.  Can’t help but wonder if this was posted specifically because of the topic -  Sheriff Gerwig being assigned to another estate case before closing out others. Memories of Willard F. Cottrill today. d. 10/20/10 R.I.P.  The minutes should be interesting.  Let freedom ring.

By MC on 10.20.2017

From the entry: 'Did You Know?'.

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From WV Zoom Dash Board. GCES 6th grade student proficiency rate=20% for math and 31% for reading. Gilmer County demands a K-12 improvement plan everyone can understand and promote!!! We have had enough of the everything is just fine claims.

By School Kids Are Cheated on 10.20.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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It is a common occurrence for school administrators to carefully select one small piece of information to purposely give a school a rosy performance rating for student learning and to hide unflattering information from an LSIC and a local BOE. The way to prevent the censorship is for superintendents to routinely provide access to all testing results so performance evaluations for a school can be based on a full set of facts.

By WVDOE Employee For Complete Transparency on 10.19.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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The community has observed that there is an improved way of doing business by the GCBOE and the new superintendent after the State pulled out. One problem to solve after the State’s neglect for six years of intervention is low student success at the GCHS for math and science. There is documentation on the ZoomWV Dashboard kept by the WV Education Department. The pass rate for GCHS students for M & S is in the 30s. What is the HS’s LSIC group doing to improve those scores? Does it have a detailed improvement plan for the school and if it does it should be disclosed. M and S under achievement underscores why it is important to know what the County’s LSICs are doing to improve our schools academically.

By Gilmer Business Executive on 10.19.2017

From the entry: 'New 4-H Office in Glenville'.

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Should not have to get LSIC membership from principals. The information should be published for the public record for all interested citizens including taxpayers to know. Gilmer’s secrecy has been a long time tool used to undermine accountability and it must stop!

By Stop Secrecy! on 10.19.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Is it true the GC Board of Education sold this to 4H for one dollar?  I should hope so!

This community has always supported our children and their 4H works.

Very good of our Board of Education to do this!
Thank all you board members!
Doing what you were elected to do!
Take care of the kids and community!

By WONDERFULL USE OF TRAILER on 10.17.2017

From the entry: 'New 4-H Office in Glenville'.

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We 4-H supporters wish to express our appreciation to Mrs. Hurley and the other board of Education members with the 100% vote to hold and sell this trailer for 4-H use/utilization.  This new office space for the very nominal fee is much appreciated.

Kudos to Hurley for staying in contact with the past 4-H director and making sure all was well and agenda requirements were met.  We had heard we were not going to get the trailer.  Thanks goodness the fake news was totally wrong.

Moving out of the old infirmary building will be a real blessing.  The group has learned a valuable lesson.

Do not take the word of ANY others about what the Board of Ed tries to do for each and every community in Gilmer County.  Go to the source.

By Thanks Mz. Hurley & Board of Ed ! on 10.17.2017

From the entry: 'New 4-H Office in Glenville'.

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smile It’s no secret that the Gilmer Board of Ed sets up a public meeting with the LSIC of each school presenting every year agenda and all. Always have.
 
If you want to know who’s on it or when it meets call your school Principal.  That’s who sets up this internal governance committee per code and will probably be glad to talk with you about it.

By Just Takes a Phone Call on 10.17.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Why the secrecy in not disclosing names of those on the County’s LSIC councils and when they meet with published agendas and official meeting minutes?

By Transparency Suffering on 10.16.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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This information is generally unknown in Gilmer County. Google WVDOE LSIC and chick on the item for frequently asked questions about local school improvement councils. Details covers how individuals are selected to serve on councils and what councils are supposed to do to continually improve our schools with keen focus on student learning.

By How Gilmer's LSICs Should Work on 10.16.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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I love the picture of Kenny because that is a true reflection of him.  I never saw him without a smile on his face.  Even when we would speak on the phone sharing our cancer struggles, Kenny would be laughing.  He always brightened my day when times were hard for me.  Linda, God bless you for what wonderful care you took of Kenny.  When we spoke he was always eager to tell me all you had done for him & how loved & cared about that made him feel.  He always said he could never have made it without you.  God bless you & May God bring you the peace, comfort, & happiness Kenny would want you to have.  My prayers are with you.

By Sue Holvey on 10.15.2017

From the entry: 'Kenneth Jackson Foglesong'.

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Still keeping up on Gilmer County after ending of your intervention. Been reading your test score information too. Your Local School Improvement Councils are responsible for defining specific approaches for improving student performances. The WV Statute covering roles of councils is 18-5a-2. The Department of Eduction has details on its web site for how councils are selected, their responsibilities, and how elected school boards fit in. Too often the problem has been that detailed results for student performance testing were withheld from councils and their members do not know that there are student performance problems in critical need of correcting. The solution is to ensure that all council members are fully advised of testing results and the full range of their official responsibilities.

By WVDOE Observer on 10.14.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Look at the WVDOE’s Zoom Dashboard. The State’s official results for 2017 testing are alarming. Eleventh graders tested out to be 37% proficient in math compared to 36% in science for 10th graders. Our kids can do much better than this. When will an improvement plan for the high school be developed for application with meaningful built in accountability?

By Fix GCHS' Science And Math Problems on 10.14.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Don’t believe all the Liberal propaganda being printed as facts….fake news from the left is an epidemic…if we cared so much about pollution and respiratory illnesses, we’d have outlawed cigarettes decades ago…don’t kill West Virginia’s economy over a few objectors.

By Truth?? on 10.13.2017

From the entry: 'Health Consequences from Carbon Pollution Rollback'.

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My child graduated from the GCHS with a high GPA and an ACT exceeding 30. Sounded good at first. At WVU the child was deficient in science and math and dual credit classes taken at the HS didn’t measure up. What is the GCBOE doing to make academic improvements at the HS and when will parents and taxpayers in general be informed of the details?

By GCHS Science and Math Programs Suffering on 10.12.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Here’s a prediction for you:

Half the money will be wasted on environmental impact statements, feasibility studies and the like.

Of the remaining half, most will go to wages and salaries, and damned few roads or bridges will be repaired.

Anyone want to dispute that?

Sincerely

Pat McGroyne

By Pat McGroyne on 10.10.2017

From the entry: 'Politics Aside, Voters Say, They Want WV’s Roads Fixed'.

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What a scoop!  One county gets 18% of pie!

Mon County wins!  Everyone else looses.

By nepotism will rule the day! on 10.09.2017

From the entry: 'Governor Justice Issues Statement on Passage of Roads to Prosperity Bond Referendum'.

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There have been repeated pleas for a detailed accounting for all the County’s education money spent on facilities and everything associated with them during State control. Why has nothing been done to verify how public money was spent? With use of modern computer records it should be relatively simple to do detailed accounting. Without one and the continuing secrecy lid suspicions are worsened. Didn’t the County have a seizable surplus before intervention and now we face going into the red?

By Where Did Gilmer's School Money Go? on 10.07.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Positive press out of GSC is always good for the community and the College.

What is not good for the community and GSC is the ongoing telephone scam GSC has nothing to do with.

The phone will ring, there is a GSC entry on caller ID, and a 304-462 number is given. If you answer thinking that it is a legitimate GSC call you get surprised.

The caller, usually with a strange accent, will make a pitch for money and it is obviously a scam.

It is common for the caller to try to convince a person that a grand child or another relative is in bad trouble and thousands of dollars are needed quickly for a lawyer or some other expense.

When the 304 number is called back there is nothing there. It would help if GSC officials would alert the public to the cruel scam and to involve high level law enforcement to stop the nuisance calls.

By Fed Up Glenville Resident on 10.05.2017

From the entry: 'GSC History Book Authors to be on hand for Signing'.

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So sorry.  You and your family have my thoughts and prayers. Butch, you may not remember me but you did such a wonderful job at my farm in Lewis County, dozing, ditching, etc. etc.  a few years ago.  I so appreciated your work. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.

By Betty Woofter on 10.03.2017

From the entry: 'Florence Marie Hall'.

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West Virginia has 55 counties.

Mon County will get almost 20% of the highway money.  Actually about 1/8th.

Does that seem lop-sided to anyone? 

One county gets one-fifth.  Who gets the ‘payola’ ?

By watcher on 10.01.2017

From the entry: 'Latest Numbers on Road Bond Vote'.

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Nice letter and thought Senator Manchin.

Maybe now a letter to Milan corp, requesting Heather Bresch requesting a epi-pen price roll back?

By How About it Mr. Manchin? on 09.29.2017

From the entry: 'Manchin Letter Urges for Patient Access to Non-Opioid Painkillers'.

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That is the standard operating procedure for the Charleston Board of Ed and their mismanagement style. 

Is it any wonder the state has financial issues?

By truth seeker's answer on 09.28.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Apparently the 5 year, GC school news embargo, by the West Virginia Board of Education has been lifted ?  Hope so.

By will we get more news? on 09.28.2017

From the entry: 'Gilmer County Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes'.

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We want investigative accounting for all the County’s school money spent on facilities during intervention. We are entitled to details for planning money, money paid out to architects, all money sent on Leading Creek, everything spent on the Arbuckle land plan and Cedar Creek, what was spent to get us at the new GCES, and a complete list for all money paid out for no bid work from start to where we are today.

By Citizens Deserve Facts on 09.28.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Can someone explain to me why in Gilmer County schools projects were given to certain companies without any bid? Even when these companies kept screwing up, they kept getting paid for fixing their own screw ups? A good example is our supposed to be brand new elementary school. I hear these all the time. What is the real truth?

By truth seeker on 09.27.2017

From the entry: 'ICYMI™: Former Boone County Board of Education Members Indicted'.

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Where are all the Obama and Clinton haters now? Why aren’t they comment about the state of the country and the world now?

By wondering on 09.27.2017

From the entry: 'National News'.

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