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PAGE 4 Friday, February 3, 2012 BROOKE COUNTY REVIEW St. Paul Irish Varsity Takes First Place 7"o,,,,,,,. Co,,,.l:," v Results JAN. 25,2012 High Game & High Series-Tracy Johnson 214-502 Jeri Andrews 180-482, Jean Schwertfeger 164-466, Karen Bracey 169-462, Sheila Beaman 161.46 I, Carlhe Morgan 153.455, Diana Williams 178, Patty Kins 169, Mary Stackpole 167, Debby Roxby 162, Connie McVicar 156, Barbara Blake 155, Debbie Osborne ! 54, Barbara Jones 153, Esther Taylor 151 For the first time since the lST0s,-the Irish varsity thedeeding IqmKI from St. Paul School in Weirton took Flint Place in the annual Wheeling Parochial I'eague cheer competition held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the St. Michael Padlh School Angelus Center in Wheeling. The squad includes bbdna Duffy, Britt Geary, and Bailey Roberts all of Follanlbee; Evi Bowr, Courtney Cameron and Ayle C, obleck of Burgettatown, PA; Payton Perkins of New Cumberland; and Weirton residents Gabrlella Anile, Audra Bemabei, Domonique Brown, Elijah Dillie, Savannah Elias, Megan Guida, Mikala Lenhart, Abbey McCardel, Dakota McCombs, and Rachel Weaver. The cheering coaches for the squad are Dana Gobleck, Johnna Brown and Brenda Duffy with Brooke High Cheerleader Teirria Duffy assisting. St. Joseph the Worker's Spartan cheering squad, also from Weirton, took second and the St. Michaers Mustangs won third place in this year's competition. Photo by Laura Guida. Bruins Claw Monarchs 68-34 By: Daniel Tassey The Brooke Bruin boy's basketball team blistered the nets for nine 3-point- ers which paved the way for an easy 68-34 victory over the John Marshall Monarchs last Friday evening at the Brooke High School gymnasium. It was a repeat victory over the Monarchs for coach Dave Reitter's team as they de- feated them earlier in the year 62-52 in Moundsville. The Brains jumped out to a commanding 20-8 lead after one quarter of play. Brooke went on an ! !-0 run early in the second quarter spearheaded by Bruin junior Eric Johnson who hit two back to back three-pointers. The game got out of hand early as the Monarchs suddenly found themselves on the short end -ofa 33-10 score midway through the second stanza. Brooke led at the intermis- sion 39- ! 7. The rout continued in the third quarter as the hosts outscored the visitors from Marshall County 20-7 in the period t 9 take a 59-24 lead heading into the final eight minutes of action. geitter was obviously happy with his team's performance and he commented aRer the game. "I'm very pleased with how hard our kids played," said the veteran coach. "I honestly think we've played hard all year and the kids are finally getting a little taste of SUC.esS." Johnson led the Bruin scoring attack by pumping in 20 points while Nick Brcen added 17. Austin Schambaugh, a 5'-9"junior, added another 9 for the Green-N Gold. Justin Wade, the Monarch's burly senior center, scored 13 points to lead the John Marshall attack. The hot-shooting Brains attempted 57 shots from the field while limiting the Monarchs to just 37 attempts. Brooke's aggressive defense forced John Marshall into committing 14 turnovers in the fast half alone. Following Friday night's victory, the Bruins hosted the Parkersburg South Patriots but came up on the slrt end of a 68-59 score. Eric Johnson again led the Brains with 20 poiuts.whileeen added another 12. Brooke's record dipped to 5-8 on the year.  .... Weirton Campus Dean Named A veteran administrator at West V'- ginia Northern Community College has been named to take over opera- tions of the institution's Weirton cam- pus. Mike Koon, a Weirton resident, will hold the title of vice president of workforce development and Weirton campus dean. In making the announcement, Dr. Martin J. Olshinsky, WVNCC presi- dent, said, "I am very pleased that Mike has agreed to continue in his leadership capacity at the Weirton campus. His 37 years of experience at Northern make him an excellent choice to move the campus to even greater standing in the community." The Weirton campus is featured prominently in Koon's experience at North- ern. He started at the Weirton campus in 1975 as an instructor of biology and was the Weirton campus dean from 1985-92. Koon said, "I'm excited about the opportunity to work with employers, our secondary school partners and other stakeholders to continue development of the Weirton campus and our communities. The addition to the gedline Building will enhance our ability to servelocal education needs and will be a real asset for the community." New classrooms and labs currently are being constructed on campus that will house courses ifl Mechatronics, which awards an associate in applied science degree in a new program designed to prepare individuals to be electri- cal and mechanical maintenance technicians, and the health sciences. From 1992-94, Koon served as chairman, Science/Math/Technology Divi- sion, at the college and from 1994 to the present he has been vice president of economic and workforce development, working extensively with numerous employers throughout the Northern Panhandle to develop training programs. During his nearly four decades at WVNCC Koon also served as interim president and interim vice president of academic affairs. He is a member of the Weirton United Way Allocations Committee. He is a member of the West Virginia Air Quality Board, a peer reviewer for the national Higher Learning Commission and previously served on the West Virginia Joint Commission for Vocational-Technical Education and the WVNCC Board of Governors. Cheer up! Spring is .coming!! It's time to think about those projects around the homeplate you need done. (all now for your remodeling needs.. *" Soffit & facia . Carpentry * Glass block windows * Decks Vinyl siding & replacement windows ,$'/,,&5 ,, ! I , Continuous gutters -'' Febma/12 from I to 4 p.m. atWestVijinia Northern Community College II Bison at Thomas More Wednesday For Key Match-Up BETHANY, W.Va. -The Bethany College men's basketball team returns to action after a week off when it heads out on the road for a key PAC game Wednesday night at Thomas More. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The Bison have been off since last Wednesday when they claimed a 71-54 victory at Geneva. The win raised their records to 9- I in the conference and 17- 2 overall, the ninth straight season BC has won at least 17 games. Junior guard Reece Mabery (Natrona Heights, Pa./Highlands) scored 19 of his game-high 21 points in the first half. Four others hit for double digits, including junior fbrward Nick Wilcox (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) with 15,junior guard James Barton (Bethel Park, Pa.) with 13 and senior forward British Alexander (Day- ton, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) had I Ipoints and 10 boards. Wednesday's game could feature a couple milestones for Bethany's Wilcox. He already reached one standard, as his seven boards against Geneva gives him 505 for his career. Now he goes into the Thomas More contest with 98 ! points, leaving him 19 away from becoming the 23rd player in BC history to reach 1,000. In addition, with 193 career steals, he needs four more thefts to break the all-time Bethany record of 196 held by Chris Stephens (2003-07) and Wilcox also has 198 assists. Bethany's defense continues to be a dominating force as the season turns to the final month of the regular season. The Bison forced a season-high 26 turnovers in the Geneva win, which they converted into 29 points. The 54 points allowed to the Golden Tornadoes was the sixth time this year the Green and White lave held their foe to less than 60 and Bethany is now the top defensive unit in the conference by allowing just 60.5 points per game. Only three teams have broken the 70-point barrier against the Bison this year, which includes Thomas More in the teams' first meeting back on Dec. 10. In that game, BC went 7-for-I I from the arc in the first half to build a 16- point halftime advantage. The Bison cooled off some in the second half, but the Saints would get no closer than seven and Bethany picked up an 89-74 triumph. Five players turned in double digits in the victor),, led by Mabery with 19, while Wilcox (I 9 points, ! I rebounds) and Alexander (18 points, 15 boards) registered double-doubles. The Saints (l 3-7, 6-2) have climbed to third place in the PAC standings with a three-game winning streak. The last two have been tough road victories, including an 84-74 triumph at Washington & Jefferson Saturday. Thomas More, who has made and attempted the most foul shots of any team in the PAC (327-460), was 25-for-37 from the charity stripe and sank i I three-point- ers. Forward Colt Stafford totaled 19 points, Daniel Whelan and Cameron Clemons tossed in 15 each and guard Todd Krohman knocked down four triples for 12 markers offthe bench. The top-ranked Bethany defense will be tested against an adept Saints attack. Thomas More is ranked first m the league in points (76.5) and three- point percentage (.390) and second in field goal percentage (.471). Junior forward Phil Feinberg ranks sixth in the conference with 14.6 points and sec- ond with 8.0 rebounds per game. Stafford poses a strong threat in the low post with 11.5 points and 6.6 boards a contest and Whelan sparks a deep and talented backcourt with I 0.8 markers a contest. OOOOOOO00OOOO00OOOO Send Us Your News : andns! " " The Brooke County Review PO Box 591 Wellsburg, WV 26070 brookereviewnews@comcasL net OOeOOOOeOO FREE Classified Ads* C :'" i ", \\; I)o you ave (ASH i]1 the attic?? Send Your Ad To: Brke Count/Review PO Box 591, Wellsburg, WV 26070 or e-mail: Must indude name & town. *Personal ads only; businesses must pay $7 per col. inch I At the Librar By'. Joyce McAIplne i' ADULT FICTION FALLING TOGETHER by Marisa de los Santos. lt'  ' been six years since Pen Calloway watched her best friends walk out of her life, And through the birth of her daughter, the death of her father, and the difficulties of single motherhood, she has'never stopped missing them. Pen, Cat, and Will met on their first day o.fcollege and formed what seemed like an unbreakable bond, only to see their group break apart amid the realities of adulthood. Now, after years of silence, Cat e-mails Pen and Will with an urgent request to meet at their college reunion. But instead of a happy reconciliation, what awaits them is a collision of past and presetR that sends Pen and Will, with Pen's five-year-old daughter and Cat's hostile husband in tow, on a journey across the world. As Pen and Will struggle to uncover the truth about Cat, they find more than they bargained for- star- tling truths about who they were before and who they an= now. They must confront the reasons their friendship fell apart and discover how--and if-- it can ever fall back together. WE NEED TO TALKABOUT KEVIN by Lionel Shriver. Eva never really wanted to be a mother--and certainly not the mother ofs boy who ends ui murdering seven of his fellow high school classmates, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for Eva to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin's horrific ram- )age, in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion ofmoth- erhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically offthe rails. ADULT NON-FICTION ONE PERFECT WORD by Debbie Macomber. Macombet" reveals in in- spiring, moving stories that the simplicity of one perfect word can become 3rofound. When she took the time to intentionally focus on a single word--- such as prayer, trust, or surrender--for a whole year, this act changed not only herself, but those around her. For example, the yea, she chine the word balance, her career moved to a whole new level. The pressures on Debbie to speak, promote, and practically live on tbemld were overwhelm- ing. It was her yearlong focus on that all-tort-difficult word d helped her refine her schedule. As you read Debbie's and others" ltork, you will be inspired to find your own word and will see how one perfect word out make all the difference. AMERICATHE PRINCIPLED by Rosabeth Moss . Somethnes it seems that Americans are divided in countless w or blue; black, brown, or white; rich or poor; male or female. What belP to America as the land of freedom and openness? Harvard Business School professor tackles the hardest questions we as a nation face, and dmllenges us to recommit ot/rselves to pursuing our nation's noblest goal=: equality and opportunity. As our highest ideals--our open minds, open markets, open borders--are besieged by zealots, Kanter shows us how to recapture the American Dream. With practical ideas and guidance, she reminds us that the stakes have never been higher. Our economic vitality and democratic ideals are both at risk and, to compete in the global market, we must invest in people and ideas, reward bard work, value dialogue and debate, and listen to dissenting voices. Brooke County Libraries Weilsburg (304) 737-1551 Foilansbee (304) 527-0860 Evening "Valentine Storytime at the Library The Brooke County Public Library will be holding an Evening Storytime with Miss Kim on Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m. Children will enjoy a Valentine story, craft and an evening of fun. Call the circulation desk at 304- 737-1551 to register. Stow Hour at the Library The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Lilmu will be holding Story Hour for children ages 2 - 5 and a camgiver on Monday, February 6th, 13th, & 20th from Noon - I p.m. Children will enjoy a story, oaR, games and a snack. We will be having a Valentine Party on the 13th and children are invited to bring Valentine's for their friends. Please call the circulation desk at 304-527-0860 to register. Cooking Class at the Library Joiq us Saturday, February ! I at !1 a.m. in the River Room ofth Brooke County Public Library. for a fun Cooking Class "Cream Cheese -Not Just for Bagels" with Nora Bell. Call the circulation desk at 304-737-1551 to register. GOAL SUNDAY FAFSAHELP STA0000DE- 2//.2 College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and famil to get FIE help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Ifyoe're planning to attend (or send someone to) college in the fall of 2012, then completing the FAFSA is a crudalstep in udng finandal aid including grants, scholahips and loans. Sound c0nftng?]here's good news; you (an 9et free, epert help o)mpletlng the FAFSA by attending a College Goal Sunclay 'workshop. Even better -- students who attend a woW, shop will be entered for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Visit to learn more.