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Rock Hill senior Victor Aguilera a two-sport weapon

August 21, 2018

A soccer player kicking for the high school football team isn’t terribly unusual, but one making 50-yard-plus field goals is.

Victor Aguilera, a senior who led Rock Hill’s boys soccer team to the Ohio Valley Conference championship last season, has been impressive kicking and punting with the Redmen this preseason. Aguilera will handle punts, kickoffs and long field goals while Brady Floyd will take care of shorter field goals and extra points.

“Victor had never punted a ball before and our coaches were showing him how to handle the ball,” Rock Hill coach Mark Lutz said. “He kicked it and it went about 30 yards. I told him to handle the ball however he wanted. He kicked it again and it went 67.”

A native of Honduras, Aguilera figures to be a weapon not only in soccer, but in football.

CONDOLENCES: Prayers for the family and friends of late Marshall University quarterback Reggie Oliver.

Known for his college exploits, Oliver also coached in the high school ranks as an assistant football and head baseball coach at Huntington High and as the first football coach at Eastmoor Academy in Columbus.

REMINDER: Coaches and athletic directors, update your schedules and rosters on your state’s respective athletic websites.

Coaches and statisticians, we love to report your scores and write about your athletes. As soon as possible after your game ends, please call in results and pertinent statistics to 304-526-2759 or e-mail to sports@heralddispatch.com.

RECRUITING NEWS: Mingo Central girls basketball standout Katie Ball received a scholarship offer from Davidson College. ... Parkersburg

girls soccer standout Sophie Thompson committed to Marshall. ... Ashland quarterback Braxton Ratliff received an offer from Jacksonville University. ... Wayne catcher Josh Perry signed to play baseball at Garrett College, a community college in McHenry, Maryland. ... Greenup County pitcher Ryan Lambert signed to play baseball at Shawnee State University. ... Ashland girls basketball player Julia Parker visited the University of Pikeville on Friday.

GOLF STROKES: Fairland’s Hanna Shrout was the girls medalist at the Cliffside Shootout in Gallipolis, Ohio, Friday. She shot 4-over par 76. ... Wheelersburg’s Conner Heffner shot 75 to win medalist honors at the West Union Invitational. ... George Washington won the Parkersburg Country Club Invitational by two strokes over defending state champion Washington. ... Mikhail Auxier and Clayton Thomas, both of Fairland, shared medalist honors by shooting 39 as the Dragons won a quad match with Coal Grove, Ironton St. Joe and Rock Hill. Fairland shot 161 as a team, 27 strokes better than second-place Coal Grove. ... Paintsville’s Nick VanHoose won the Kentucky All-A 15th Region golf tournament. ... Washington High School’s Christian Boyd, the medalist at the 2017 West Virginia state tournament, shot 9-under par 63 Thursday at Locust Hill Golf Club in Charles Town, West Virginia.

ROUNDING UP: Lawrence County’s first boys soccer game in program history resulted in a 5-2 victory over Paintsville. The Bulldogs followed with a 5-1 triumph over Johnson Central to begin the season 2-0. ... Kristy Orem is the new athletic director at Pikeville High School. ... One of Ironton’s football assistant coaches is former Chicago Bears player Danny Pride. ... When Fairview defeated Morgan County in volleyball it gave Eagles coach Rick Lambert a 142-141 record, the first time in his career he has been over .500. Lambert has coached at Fairview since 2003 and before that at Lawrence County. ... Sydney Salyers, one of the stars of Wheelersburg’s Little League softball world champions, is the sister of Pirates quarterback Trent Salyers.

Tim Stephens is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. Contact him at 304-526-2759. Follow him on Twitter @sportsturtle11.

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