End of the line.
Fairmont Senior finished the season 5-5 with a crucial 27-21 win over cross-city rival East Fairmont.
With the nail-biting win against the Bees, the senior class at FSHS found themselves doing what only a few accomplished — ending their careers with a record of 4-0 against East.
“It felt pretty good since it’s my senior year, and we ended the season with a win,” said senior starting outside linebacker Josey Heaney. “When we were in the locker room, I liked what Ryder Skarzinski said. He said, ‘Even though we didn’t make the playoffs, a lot of teams that do make it lose, in the first round, and their season ends on a loss.’”
Heaney continued, “With a lot of us being seniors, to end the season with a win, even though we’re not going to the playoffs, we are still ending with a win. That in itself is a great feeling.”
At halftime, the Polar Bears defense was on a roll. It only allowed 45 yards in the first half of play, which is much less than the previous week against Bridgeport.
“Our defensive coaches got the folder out when we played Elkins,” Fairmont Senior head coach Jared Mileto stated. “We tried to fine-tune what we were doing against Elkins and that defensive front. We took the things out of it that really worked well and of course wiped out the stuff that didn’t work well. So, the defensive staff did a great job of putting together a game plan and getting the players on page with it.”
Polar Bears end season with win over rival Bees
End of the line.
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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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