In early August, some of the best young Track and Field competitors in the nation traveled to Humble, TX for the 2016 AAU Junior Olympics. Amongst those athletes were Gilmer County’s own Nathan Stout and Sada Wright.
Stout is a 2016 GCHS graduate. Stout is the current WVSSAC Class A State Record holder in both the shot put and discus.
In his final AAU national event, Stout finished fourth in the Shot Put with a throw of 59-11.25. The winner of the event beat Stout by less than four feet!
Aware that shot is his stronger event, Stout’s goal was to make the medal stand in discus. With a throw of 159-06, Stout finished eighth in that event to medal!
While Stout’s AAU career is over, the young thrower will now continue his career at Southern Illinois University as a Saluki!
Wright, a junior at GCHS, also competed in both throwing events.
While they only just took the field for the first time as a team on Thursday, Aug. 11, the 2016 GSC Pioneer Football team is barely a week out from the start of their season!
The 2016 football schedule consists of 11 games, including match-ups with all 10 Mountain East Conference opponents.
The schedule is highlighted by four Thursday night contests including the September 1 opener when the Pioneers host the Urbana Blue Knights at Morris Stadium.
“It will be great to continue the Thursday night contests,” suggests GSC Head Coach David Hutchison. “Having four Thursday night games this year under the lights will be great for our players and fans.”
The Pioneers will host two additional Thursday night games later in the season.
On Thursday, Oct. 13, GSC will welcome the Alderson Broaddus Battlers to Glenville for the first time. The Pioneers will be looking to defend their I-79 Barrel Classic title!