Polar Bear beat-down.
Fairmont Senior wrestling rolled past Grafton and South Harrison on Thursday evening.
At times, both the Bearcats and the Hawks seemed discombobulated.
The Polar Bears were not only winning, but they were winning by way of pins.
“We work on finishing things off with a pin — you usually give up things that you shouldn’t to get the pin,” Fairmont Senior’s head coach Mark Delligatti said. “When you get a fall, you usually get more points, and that’s what we try to get from our wrestlers.”
Although everything seemed as though it was peaches and cream for the Polar Bears, they had to face adversity early.
The adversity began when usual 106-pounder Colin Masters had to jump to the 113-pound division. The junior had to face Grafton’s best wrestler, Cody Goff, which is a tough task in itself, especially when Masters was giving nearly 10 pounds.
“Grafton’s best guy is the Goff kid,” Delligatti said.
Polar Bear beat-down.
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Post 17 powers past Charleston
Fairmont Post 17 rolled past Charleston Power on Saturday night, 10-5.
In the blowout, Post 17 was led by former Polar Bear gunner — Brandon Plivelich.
Hannah, Weese, Smith showcased skills in 2013
Being a young baseball player, you’re not only trying to win state championships, but you’re also trying to create a legacy that will result in a college scholarship.
These athletes play for the love of the game and their names on the front of their jerseys — Fairmont Senior, North Marion and East Fairmont.
North Marion’s Banker amped for the start of football
Lace it up and put the shoulder pads on because football season is near.
For North Marion’s standout wide receiver Chase Banker, he’s more than amped for the start of the 2013 football season.
“I can’t wait for this season,” Banker said.
Strand, Fairmont shut out Bridgeport
Fairmont Post 17 Legion players gathered around the dugout joking about what the team from Fairmont Senior, East Fairmont and North Marion high schools should call itself.
Polar Bees, one player suggested — a combination of Polar Bears and Bees.
DeVaul earns All-Mon Player of the Year
He has many names — “Polo,” “Captain,” “Mr. Clutch” — but in this City of Fairmont where he reigns as king, he is simply known as “Fletcher DeVaul.”
But today, DeVaul is earning yet another award. He has been selected as the 2013 Times West Virginian All-Mon baseball player of the year.
Hrapchak now a Polar Bear
Luke Hrapchak is no longer an East Fairmont Bee.
The 6-3, 225-pound running back and middle linebacker has moved across the river to Polar Bear country.
This was news that made Fairmont Senior’s head coach JL Abbott excited.
Fairmont Post 17 rallies past Wheeling
Fairmont Legion Post 17 was hootin’ and hollerin' following its come-from-behind win over Wheeling Legion Post 3 on Wednesday, 6-5.
“This win should get us some momentum,” Fairmont Post 17’s head coach Marty Morgan said.
Fluharty named All-Mon softball player of the year
“Move in! The girl is up,” the Little League boys taunted when Danielle Fluharty stepped to the plate.
Outfielders hurried in to the edge of the infield and the third baseman inched closer and closer to Fluharty, the only girl on her youth baseball team.
East Fairmont’s Jimmie dominates in his senior season
They say that high school is the best times of your life.
It’s a time where you meet new friends. It’s a time to play sports, and it’s a time to just go and have some fun.
Well, for East Fairmont’s right fielder, Easton Jimmie, high school was a time to prove something to himself.
COLUMN: Malnick set for breakout season in 2013
Snap, crackle, pop — that’s the sound offensive players hear when Fairmont State University’s Trevor Malnick lowers the boom.
The fearsome 6-foot, 215-pound sophomore outside linebacker brings fire, determination and leadership to the young Fighting Falcon defense. That was something they lacked a year ago.
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