WHEELING - Some good news came across the desk involving the West Virginia Golf Foundation and Moundsville's Eli Lambie, who it seems is every bit as comfortable in the class room as he is reading a green.
A graduating senior at Wheeling Park High School, Lambie was recently the recipient one of two $5,000, one-time academic scholarships by the organization. The William C. Campbell Scholarship is awarded to students based on merit, academic achievement and involvement in the game of golf.
Lambie will graduate with a GPA of 4.2. He was a member of the state champion varsity golf team and captain of the state champion Speech Team.
In addition, Lambie was named to the all-tournament team at the state golf tournament in 2011 and was the Two Rivers Athletic Conference champion and played in the WVGA North-South Junior Matches in 2010 and 2011
He has also received state recognition as a pianist, vocalist, saxophonist and violinist.
His plans are to attend Furman University in Greenville, S.C. and study music performance and music education.
Congratulations to an obviously well-rounded young man.
Speaking of honors that involve academics, Washington & Jefferson sophomore baseball player Eddie Nogay, a Weirton Madonna graduate, was named to the Capital One/CoSIDA NCAA Division III Academic All-District First Team. He is automatically nominated for Academic All-America honors along with all other first-team selections from the additional seven regions around the country.
In 11 appearances for W&J this spring, seven of which were starts, Nogay compiled a 5-0 record to go along with a 1.95 ERA. He has allowed 11 earned runs in 50.2 innings, 31 strikeouts and leads the team with three saves.
But those aren't his most impressive statistics. An English major, Nogay has a 3.50 GPA.
Nogay's brother, Max, is excelling on the West Virginia University baseball team, along with former Wheeling Park standout Corey Walter, and ex-Magnolia two-sport star Justin Fox. Playing catcher for the first time, Max Nogay has started 25 games this season and is hitting .206 with three doubles and three homers, all the while having a perfect fielding percentage.
Max Nogay was named to the all-tournament team at Minnesota's Dairy Queen Classic at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in early March.
Meanwhile, Walter has appeared in 12 games - all starts - and owns a 5-4 record and 4.40 ERA. Walter has back-to-back complete games to his resume and has only allowed one homer and struck out 32 in 83 innings.
Fox has been used occasionally, appearing in 14 games and starting four. He has a double and two RBI to his credit.
Shawn Rine can be reached via e-mail at Rine@theintelligencer.net