The Times West Virginian

Player of the Week

May 26, 2014

Player of the Week, May 26: Austin Norman

FAIRMONT — When coaches need someone to step up, they tend to look no farther than their senior leaders.

When the task was laid out in front of Fairmont Senior this past week — beat East Fairmont and capture a sectional crown — senior slugger Austin Norman answered the call.

Norman went a perfect 3-for-3 in his last sectional game as a Polar Bear, knocking two balls over the fence and powering Fairmont Senior to a 5-2 victory, his three RBIs being the difference in the score.

Norman has been doing it all season on both sides of the field.

In addition to his team-leading 10 home runs, Norman has found success on the mound, too. The sectional final game was no different as Norman pitched the final two innings to close things out.

For his strong showing so far in the postseason, Norman was voted this week’s I-79 Joe Romeo’s Times West Virginian player of the week and will receive a coupon for a free appetizer from Applebee’s of Fairmont.

To vote for next week’s player of the week, visit after Friday night’s action.


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  • EFHS Ford -MD.jpg Ford’s speed bursts into finals 

    Speed kills.
    East Fairmont’s Barron Ford’s performance at a track meet earlier this season helped him burst onto the track scene and into the headlines, being voted to advance in this week’s Times West Virginian Flashback Friday player of the week voting.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Opron survives and advances

    North Marion’s Cody Opron has survived and advanced to the next round of voting in the Times West Virginian summer player of the week voting.
    During basketball season, Opron recorded a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds against Lincoln and scored 12 points in a win over cross-county rival East Fairmont in a single week.

    July 25, 2014

  • Ford dominant at Clay-Battelle meet

    In his first season on the track for the East Fairmont Bees, Barron Ford had to get acclimated a little bit. But once he settled in, he was a force to be reckoned with.
    In one meet in particular at Clay-Battelle High School, Ford showed just how dominant he could be, picking up three first-place finishes to go along with one second-place finish.

    July 18, 2014

  • McCullough’s power a hit for North Marion

    Every team needs a power hitter.
    For every player who can slap down a perfect leadoff bunt, there’s a home run-hitting power bat in the heart of the batting order.
    For North Marion, that was catcher Keegun McCullough.

    July 11, 2014

  • Hayden Stewart-Dakota Miller - 152-ts.jpg Stewart’s Big 10 championship run a memorable one

    East Fairmont’s Hayden Stewart was one of the top wrestlers in the state of West Virginia in his weight class, something that he proved at the Big 10 Championships this past season.
    Stewart came into the weekend as the top-ranked wrestler at the 152-pound weight class. By the end of the weekend, he would finish the same way.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Flashback Friday, June 27: Opron provided it all for NMHS

    When you have a powerful big man, you expect two things at the bare minimum: points and rebounds.

    June 27, 2014

  • Flashback Friday, June 20: Haller’s sectional performance one for the ages

    Age is only a number.
    But along with her sophomore standing, North Marion’s Megan Haller provided some other numbers which stood out this past basketball season.

    June 20, 2014

  • North Marion's Skylah Haught .jpg Player of the Week, June 2: Skylah Haught

    Oftentimes during a track meet, one participant can jump ahead of the others. For Skylah Haught, she took that sentiment literally.

    June 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • FS #5 NM#24 mw.jpg Player of the Week, May 26: Austin Norman

    When coaches need someone to step up, they tend to look no farther than their senior leaders.

    May 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alexis Hillberry.jpg Player of the Week, May 19: Alexis Hillberry

    On Thursday, North Marion’s girls’ track team made history when it won the Region I meet at Ritchie County for the first time in school history.

    May 19, 2014 1 Photo

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