SECOND TIME THIS SEASON – It has been quite a year for the GSC Pioneer Baseball Team and sophomore pitcher Wesley Stauffer. Stauffer was named the MEC Pitcher of the week following a strong performance against WV State on Friday, April 29. WV State is currently the top ranked team in the MEC South Division. Stauffer pitched a shutout against the Yellow Jacket as the Pioneers won, 2-0. Stauffer allowed only four hits and walked four in the win. This is Stauffer’s second Pitcher of the Week accolade this season. As a team, the Pioneers (16-12) are currently ranked #2 in the MEC South; only the top three teams in each Division make the MEC Tournament. The Pioneers will round out their regular season this weekend when they face #4 WV Wesleyan (14-14) in back-to-back double-header games. The two teams meet in Buckhannon on Saturday, May 7, and wrap things up on Sunday, May 8 in Glenville. If the Pioneers can win at least two of those games, they will secure their first MEC post-season appearance. Good Luck, Pioneers!
MORE RECORDS TO BREAK – Stout crushed another record this weekend as his 56’07” shot put throw broke his own record (set in 2015) by almost five feet. With LKC, Regionals, and the State Tournament still to come, be on the watch for more broken records!
STOUT THROWS FOR 62+ FEET – Nathan Stout has been a threat in the shot put ring since his freshman year. However, he is already making his final year as a member of the GCHS Titan Track and Field team one to remember. This past Friday at the Cline Stransberry Invitational at Doddridge, Stout threw for 61’ 9” - a throw that eclipsed the current All Class, All Time State Tournament Record of 61’ 7” thrown by Randy Barnes of St. Alban High School in 1984. Barnes would go on to win Gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic; he also holds the world record in shot put with a throw of 75+ feet.
The GCHS Lady Titans - the 2016 WVSSAC Single-A State Champions
“The Year That Was...” concludes with one final look at the GCHS Lady Titan Basketball Team.
GCHS’s Lady Titans entered the 2015-2016 season with a stacked deck of returners; in fact, the team lost no seniors from the previous season.
Despite that talent, the road to the State Tournament would not be an easy one for the Lady Titans. GCHS is a Single-A competitor, a class that has been controlled by the state’s private schools for several decades.
All season long, the GCHS women fought to prove they were one of the best teams in the state. In fact, they suffered only on loss to a Single-A opponent during their regular season; that loss came at the hands of Williamstown on February 13 in the LKC Championship game, 62-64.
GCHS Ladies earn first State Tournament appearance since 2001
TRIPLE-DOUBLE – The Regional victory was huge for junior Riley Fitzwater. The 6’3” post player finished with 39 points, 18 rebounds, and 18 blocks. As she left the floor, the fans came to their feet cheering, and the joy of her performance was visible all around!
The Gilmer County High School was filled with fans in white as the Lady Titans played host to the Charleston Catholic Lady Irish last Wednesday, March 2.
Early in the season, the GCHS girls had earned an easy victory over Catholic in Charleston, but their Williamston loss on February 13 had reminded them to never become too comfortable.
However, it became apparent early in the contest this was going to be a special for junior Riley Fitzwater.