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4C Mar. 13. 2010 Mountain Messenger - The Weekend PaPer for the Greenbrier Valley www.moontainmessenaer.com SPORTS Miluk's Minutes 11 GREENBRIER EAST ATHLETICS Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to every person who came to the Greenbrier East Boys Regional Basket- ball Championship game. The loyalty and fan base from this community is second to none. WE HAVE THE BEST FANS IN '2 THE STATE! I personally ap- ,: preciate your support and I know for a fact that the coach- es and players were touched : by the emotions that you ex- i: pressed. The standing ovation ', as the game ended and the ? even louder cheer during the recognition of the teams after : the final whistle was TOTAL ', CLASS. Our coaches and stu- '.: dent-athletes recognized your ' kindriess and will remember that forever. What a great memory for our seniors. Wow! Also, this tremendous event " could not have been possible without the effort of everyone behind the scenes. Thank you to everyone from maintenance, security, media relations, tick- et takers, concessions, etc. From Aide to Zopp, hundreds of people gave their time and effort to showcase the pride and support that we have for our Greenbrier East student . athletes. "One can pay back , the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who : are kind." I am forever in debt , to the people of Greenbrier County. THANK YOU! TRIVIA: Name all the Boys Basketball Head Coaches in the history of Greenbrier East High School. Now for the hodgepodge of information and facts in no particular order: ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Madeline Vandevander (St} - Track - The season has just begun and Madeline is already getting accolades for her efforts and bringing performance to the track program. Madeline is currently the WVVA-TV Chan- nel 6 Student of the Month. Look for her on television. Madeline was also announced as the Mountain State Athletic Conference Student Athlete Scholar of the year for Green- brier East High School. She was named 1st Team All-Aca- demic for the M.S.A.C. We are very proud of her. Good things happen to good people. Expect greatness for Madeline. '* Max Nogay from Madonna High School recently won his second state wrestling cham- pionship. He was also the starting quarterback for the State Championship football team. To top it off, he is an All- State baseball player that ac- cepted a scholarship to play at WVU. He plans to go to medical school. My point is (As always) that the top student-athletes compete in different sports. If I can quote a famous Super Bowl championship coach, "I want athletes who enjoy com- petition." Congratulations to the Boys Basketball Team on their convincing victory over Beck- ley for the Sectional Champi- onship. Congratulations to the Boys Basketball Team on their tremendous effort in the Re- gional Finals (see opening ar- ticle) Congratulations to the two Eastern Greenbrier Middle School wrestlers who placed at the Junior State Wrestling Tournament in Parkersburg. Charles Withrow (8th Grade) took 4th place and Jared Mor- gan (6th Grade) was the State Champion at his weight class. Great job guys! The 3rd Annual NCAA Wrestling Championships party will be held on Satur- day, Mar. 20 at 6 p.m. at the St. Louis Church Community Center. More information to follow. My daughter, the lovely driver, asked me what my most pleasurable drive ever was. I responded, "I once drove my mother in-law to the airport." Hal UPCOMING EVENTS: WEDNESDAY, Mar. 17 Softball at Home against Princeton 5:00 p.m. THURSDAY, Mar. 18 Softball at Fayetteville 5:00 FRIDAY, Mar. 19 - Softball at Home against Parkersburg 5:30 p.m. SATURDAY, Mar. 20 Baseball at St. Albans, Soft- ball at Home against River- side 11:00 and against James Monroe I:00, NCAA Wrestling National Championship Party 6:00 p.m. at St. Louis Church Community Center. ALUMNI UPDATE: Loarie Hanna '96: Greenbri- er East Hall of Famer - Loarie Hanna participated in Volley- ball, Basketball, and Softball during her high school days. In 1996, she was a Class AAA First Team All-State selection in Basketball. She went on to WVU Tech, and finished a four-year career in Basketball and Volleyball. Her basketball credentials include becom- ing the school's all-time lead- ing scorer with 1,502 points, the school's all-time leading rebounder with 1,244. Loarie was the first women's player in WVU Tech history to ever score 1,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds. She was twice named First Team All-WVIAC and Honorable Mention All- America. She was Volleyball team MVP for three seasons, and First-Team All-Confer- ence. Loarie currently lives in Charleston, West Virginia with her husband Jason and their son, Luke. TRIVIA ANSWER: A1 Mor- gan, Paul Greer, Dick Gun- noe and Jerry Bradley. Coach Jay Dyche was also the head coach finishing the season for Al Morgan. One final note of thought, word of wisdom or quotable quote: "Don't be bothered by the critics. I swear that ff I could walk on water, my critic would say it's because I can't swim." God Bless Brian Miluk bmiluk@access.k 12.wv.us Suddenlink to broadcast WV AAA Girls and Boys Basketball Championship games Suddenlink announces it will broadcast the WV Gifts and Boys AAA state high school basketball champi- onship games LIVE from the Charleston Civic Center Are- na, Mar. 13 and Mar. 20 at 7:15 p.m., on Suddenlink's Network WV (Channel 2). Seneca Trail -Christian Academy Open House Seneca Trail Christian Academy announces they will host an Open House on Fri- day evening, Mar. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to the public. It is a wonderful time to visit STCA. All the class- room teachers will be avail - able to speak with visitors. The curriculum will be dis- played in each classroom for hands-on reviewing. The school Principal and School Board members will be avail- able to answer any questions. Families who attend the Open House and decide to enroll their child/children at STCA for the 2010-2011 school year will receive a 25 percent discount on the en- rollment fee. A complimentary meal of hotdogs, pasta salad, chips, cookies, and a drink will be served during the Open House hours of 5-8 p.m. Come join the fun and learn more about STCA! Seneca Trail Christian Academy is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. STCA offers educational opportu- nities for students in grades K3-12th grade. Seneca Trmq Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnic origin. Suddenlink will also rebroad- cast all six WV High School basketball championship games (Boys and Girls - A, AA and AAA). Starting Sunday, Mar. 14, the Girls championship games will be broadcast on Network WV. The Single A championship game will air at noon, the Double A game will air at 2 p.m., and the Triple A game will start at 4 p.m. The games will then be replayed on the Suddenlink Informa- tion Channel 22 later in the week. The Boys AAA Champion- ships game will be broadcast LIVE on Mar. 20 at 7:15 p.m. on channel 2 and the replay coverage of the championship games will follow the same format as the gifts, beginning Sunday, Mar. 21 on Network VVW. The A game will air at noon, the AA championship game will air at 2 p.m., and the AAA championship game tips off at 4 p.m. The games will again be replayed on the Suddenlink Information Channel. WV-Men's Senior Baseball League sign-ups slated The WV-Men's Senior Base- Participants must be at ball League sign-ups are least 25 years of age on or be- scheduled for Sunday, Mar. fore May 1, 2010. Prospected 14. The WV-MSBL will hold players should bring equip- registrations and try-outs on ment to try-outs: glove, bat Sunday, Mar. 14, from 4 to (optional) and shoes. 6 p.m. at All Bases Covered The WVMSBL is an all wood Academy, 3540 Teays Valley bat league made up of eight Road, Hurricane. For more in- teams.The season starts .the formation about registration first week of May and runs call 304-561-5314. through August. nd 52 annual Highland Maple Festival Monterey, Virginio Saturdays & Sundays Sponsored by the March 13-14, 2010 Highland County R Okamber of Commerce (.o) 4ss.zss0 March 20-21, 2010 www.hiehlandcountv.om YMCA Cheerleaders of the Month The Greenbrier Valley YMCA has announced that Sommer Feury, Claire Bowman and Kaitlyn Grimmett were named Cheerleaders of the Month for January in their youth cheer- leading program. All three young ladies won the award on attitude, work ethics and practice attendance. Sommer, Claire and Kaitlyn are currently helping the YMCA cheerlead- ing program prepare for their spring competition, as well as performing with the University of Virginia cheerleading team during selected Atlantic Coast Conference basketball games. Sommer (left) is the daugh- ter of Betty and Mark Feury of Maxwelton. 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