Harvey continues to break records

April 30, 2019

Former Spring Valley High School star Zach Harvey has kept University of Rio Grande sports information director Randy Payton busy this spring.

Harvey, a senior right-handed pitcher with the RedStorm, struck out a career-high 14 batters and became the school’s all-time leader in shutouts last week in a 1-0 victory over the University of Indiana-Kokomo.

The Kenova native threw the seventh shutout of his career, breaking the record he shared with Desmond Sullivan, who pitched six shutouts from 2008 through 2011. Harvey’s 14 whiffs topped his career best 11 set in his junior season against Ohio Christian University and equaled this season against Cincinnati Christian University.

Harvey’s 11 wins tied him with Colton Williams of the Oklahoma Science & Arts University for the most in NAIA this season. Harvey also recorded his 102nd strikeout of the season, pulling him within five of Sullivan’s school record.

CONDOLENCES: Prayers for the family of Sheldon Clark High School girls basketball coach Tim Rice, who was killed in an automobile accident Tuesday.

Rice, 59, led the Cardinals to the 15th Region championship in 2015. Previously, Rice coached at Southwestern and Betsy Layne.

RECRUITING ROUNDUP: Former Huntington High School girls basketball standout Dazha Congleton of Wabash Valley Junior College, committed to Marshall University. Congleton averaged 12.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.7 assists per game last season. Her former high school and junior college teammate Jordyn Dawson signed with the University of Akron. ... Fairmont Senior defensive tackle Zach Frazier received an offer from the University of Louisville. Polar Bears boys basketball star Jalen Bridges was offered by Xavier University. ...

Boyd County baseball pitcher Brock McNeil committed to Shawnee State University, which signed Green pitcher Tayte Carver. ... Bluefield defensive end Sean Martin picked up an offer from the University of Toledo. ... Ironton linebacker Reid Carrico received offers from Virginia Tech, LSU, the University of Florida and the University of Michigan. ... George Washington baseball standout Aiden Johnson committed to the University of Charleston. ... Boyd County baseball standout B.B. Layne signed with Glenville State University. ... West Carter basketball player Rodney Evans signed with the University of Rio Grande. ... South Charleston defensive end Zeiqui Lawton was offered by the University of Illinois. ... Ironton running back Beau Brownstead visited Urbana University on Saturday.

NOTES, QUOTES, ANECDOTES: Boyd County girls basketball star and Marshall University signee Savannah Wheeler is a member of the Kentucky All-Stars for the Kentucky-Indiana game. ... Former Russell girls tennis star Maci Ferguson was named the freshman female athlete of the year at Georgetown College. ... Wahama defeated Belpre 9-2 last week to clinch the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division softball championship. ... Coal Grove’s Aaron Music played in the Ohio North-South All-Star Game Friday. ...

George Washington won the Mountain State Athletic Conference softball tournament championship. The Patriots also won the MSAC boys tennis title. ... Russell’s baseball team broke a 34-game losing streak to Greenup County last week in a 13-4 victory. The win was the Red Devils’ first over the Musketeers since 2007. ... Wheelersburg’s softball team won the Southern Ohio Conference Division II championship. ... Cabell Midland won the MSAC girls tennis championship. ... Ashland hired former Raceland coach Sarah Linn as its volleyball coach. ...

Ironton St. Joe’s Kelsey Malone hit two inside-the-park home runs in a game vs. Hannan last week. ... Spring Valley quarterback Will Adkins was selected to play in the West Virginia North-South Classic in June. ... Huntington’s boys and Barboursville’s girls won Cabell County Middle School track meet championships on Thursday. ... Fairland girls golfer Hanna Shrout finished third in the Columbus Junior Open, shooting 81-77 - 158. ... Ripley’s Tori Starcher won the girls mile run at the prestigious 12th Penn Relays in Philadelphia, setting a meet record of 4:38.19. ...

Wheelersburg’s Tanner Holden was named the most valuable player of the Ohio North-South all-star basketball game. ... Fairland quarterback Joel Lambiotte, who will play at Marshall University, was named a captain of the South team for Saturday’s Ohio-North South football game, in which Gallia Academy’s Alex Penrod coached. Lambiotte also threw a touchdown pass. ... Lambiotte’s former Dragons’ teammate, running back Keedrick Cunningham won the Leadership Award at West Virginia State University’s spring game, during which he ran 50 yards for a touchdown, caught a TD pass and scored a two-point conversion.