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Cosper Receives Scholarship

By Staff | Apr 29, 2009

The Mid-Ohio Valley Baseball Umpire’s Board has generously given a $300 scholarship to Paden City High School senior Wes Cosper, who is still undecided which college or university he will attend this fall.

Cosper has played baseball since he was five years old and has been instrumental in helping build the Wildcats into a baseball power the last several years. He is an excellent student and has been an honorable mention selection his junior season.

He earned first-team All-OVAC, second team All-Valley and second team All-State his junior year.

With a 4.0 GPA, he has been active in several organizations and community projects. In addition, Cosper has participated in the Wheeling Christmas Parade for the PCHS Arts Department and Read To Me Day at Paden City.

He also is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and has been a Math Field Day Finalist. He has been in the Regional Science Quiz Bowl, COSI Science Program PCE, and is ranked in the First Federal Savings Bank’s top six percent.

Cosper also has played on the football, basketball, and baseball teams and has a number of awards in all three sports. In baseball, Cosper had an .481 average in his first three seasons and is batting well above that so far this 2009-10 season.

He has driven in over 60 runs and has smacked more than 120 base hits. In addition, he has scored over 110 runs in 83 games. Cosper has had only 15 errors with a fielding percentage of .939 in three seasons. As a pitcher, Cosper has a 3.98 ERA and has struck out 117 batters in three seasons, 108 of them in his first two seasons before injuring his hand his junior season.

Wes is the son of Dave and Susie Cosper of Paden City. He is the grandson of Virgil and Mary Templeton, William Gregory of Paden City and the late Marion Gregory; and the late Max Cosper.