BIDWELL, Ohio — After a historic high school career, it’s time to take the next step.
River Valley senior Logan Sheets signed his letter of intent Tuesday afternoon in the RVHS library, committing to join the Shawnee State golf team next year.
“It’s a dream to be able to play college golf,” Sheets said. “It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do and I’m glad I’m going to be able to do it at Shawnee State. I feel like I can grow my golf game there, be a part of a winning team and get a good education. I really liked River Valley and I’m glad that I’m going to be an alumnus.”
Sheets, a four-year letterman for the Raider golf team, holds the lowest scoring average in River Valley history. Logan has qualified for three district tournaments, been named to the All-TVC Ohio team twice, and won the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division Most Valuable Player award in 2014. Sheets had the lowest scoring average in the league the past two seasons and is a four-time all-league academic honoree.
“I coached Logan for six years, two years in middle school and four years in high school,” RVHS head coach Dewey Smith said. “He’s very easy to coach, willing to learn and he’s one of the hardest workers I’ve had here at River Valley. Hardly a day went by when he wasn’t working on his game, I’d love to have three or four more Logan Sheets.”
Sheets will be joining a SSU team that competes in the Mid-South Conference, as an NAIA school.
“I saw Logan play early as a freshman at some summer tournaments, and I’ve watched him over the last four years,” SSU coach Dave Hopkins said. “Logan reminds me a lot of Josh Zornes, our number one player. He’s a hard worker, a good kid, dedicated, and a good student. Logan showed very early on all the things you look for in an athlete and a college player. We’re happy to have Logan and hopefully he can come in and help us right away in the fall.”
Logan, who is currently ranked 14th in the RVHS class of 2016 with a 3.89 grade point average, is currently undecided on a major, but is leaning toward something in the education field.
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