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Prep Notebook: Schools helping family of CMHS players

December 24, 2018

Schools throughout the area have come together to help the family of Cabell Midland football standouts Ivan and Isaiah Vaughn of Barboursville.

The Vaughn’s house on Birkewood Road was heavily damaged Tuesday morning in a house fire. No one was injured in the blaze. Cabell Midland’s arch-rival Huntington High raised more than $1,000 for the family and several other schools chipped in to help.

Ivan Vaughn, a first-team all-state selection, said he thought his father was joking with him when he woke the family just before 6 a.m.

Anyone who desires to help the Vaughn family can donate at www.gofundme.com/gs92j-vaughn-family.

RECRUITING ROUNDUP: Cabell Midland offensive lineman Logan Osburn signed to play football at Marshall University, as did George Washington quarterback Grant Wells. ... Spring Valley running back Owen Chafin signed to play football at West Virginia University. His teammate, offensive lineman Zach Williamson, signed with the University of Louisville. Timberwolves defensive end Cody Stanley received an offer from Fairmont State University. ... Russell quarterback/punter Grant Wilburn received a preferred walk-on offer from Eastern Kentucky University. ... Wheelersburg offensive lineman Evan Dahm committed to Washington University in St. Louis. ... Lawrence County quarterback Noah West signed with East Tennessee State University. ...

Spring Valley softball standouts Bryn Osburn and Riley Shirkey signed with Kentucky Christian University. ... Wyoming East softball pitcher Holly Brehm signed with Ohio University. ... Cabell Midland football standout Nevin Ferguson picked up an offer from Fairmont State. ... Wheelersburg girls soccer player Libby Miller committed to Georgetown College. ... Former Hurricane football standout Steven Shine committed to Glenville State University. ... Ashland quarterback Braxton Ratliff was offered by Mount Union College and Georgetown College. ... Raceland’s Sydnie Kozee signed to play golf at Kentucky Christian University.

HOOPS ON THE MOUNTAINTOP: Basketball fans can receive their fill Jan. 5 at Huntington High School when the Highlanders play host to A Day of Basketball on Highlander Mountaintop.

Middle school games are scheduled for noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., followed by a freshman game at 4:30 p.m., a junior varsity contest at 6 p.m. and a varsity contest pitting the Highlanders against Ironton at 7:30 p.m.

A ticket costs $6 for adults, $5 for students, and is good for all six games.

WHAT’S IN A NAME? Last girls soccer season, Huntington St. Joe visited Cabell Midland and Irish player Gracie Brumfield was announced over the public address system.

The Knights looked at one other and collectively asked, “Gracie Brumfield?” That was a familiar name to them because Cabell Midland features a standout volleyball player by the same name. But wait, there’s more. Lincoln County girls basketball also rosters a Graci Brumfield and she, too, is a star player.

ROUNDING UP: Rose Hill Christian’s boys basketball team’s 75-67 victory over Sciotoville East last week broke the Royals’ 30-game losing streak against public school squads. ... The Lewis County (Kentucky) boys basketball team defeated Nicholas County 102-62 last week, scoring 100 points for the first time since a 110-66 victory over Rose Hill Christian in 1994. ... Westside girls basketball coach Jamie Lusk resigned to spend more time with his family. Lusk won 214 games and two state championships in 13 seasons. ... Ironton St. Joe reunited its girls basketball players form the 1970s on Thursday. Those Flyers won 46 consecutive games. ... Huntington High tackle Darnell Wright was named to the American Family Insurance All-USA football first team.

Boyd County girls basketball star and Marshall recruit Savannah Wheeler leads the state of Kentucky in scoring at 31.8 points per game. She scored a career-high 48 last week in an 85-72 victory over Menifee County. She broke her own school record of 44 points set earlier this season against Johnson Central.

On Thursday, she scored 31 in a victory over Dixie Heights to become the 16th Region’s all-time leading score, passing Rose Hill Christian’s Emily Queen, whose record of 2,907 points stood since 2007.. ... Wyoming East football coach Don Jewell resigned. ... New Chapmanville baseball coach Josh Rakes is the first person outside the Ellis family to coach the Tigers in 47 years. Eric Ellis retired after 17 seasons. Ellis was preceded by Ted Ellis, who coached for 30 years.

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