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Pnakovich, Harvey to enter HOF

August 9, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles on individuals and teams that will enter the Randolph County Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Lawrence A. "Larry" Pnakovich started every game for three seasons in basketball when it was the only sport offered at Tygarts Valley High School.

He averaged over 18 points per game with a game high 39 points tying a school record. In his senior season in 1967, he earned Mon Valley honorable mention honors.

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He played basketball on a scholarship at Fairmont State College. Despite coming from a high school with no track team, he set an FSC record in his very first track meet. He continued to excel in that sport, setting records in the half mile, mile and mile relay events. He captured the WVIAC championship in the mile run with a time of 4:16 as his team won the conference title.

He continued his track career in the military at Fort Leonard Wood where he set records in the mile and 3-mile runs. In 1989 he captained the West Virginia National Guard rifle team that finished fourth in the nation in competition against regular Army and other National Guard teams. He later served as an instructor at the West Virginia Military Academy.

Coalton High School graduate David Harvey was a three-year letterman in basketball. He became Coalton High School's third 20 point per game scorer and set a school career scoring record of 445 points.

His 1950 squad set a school record by scoring 91 points in a contest withWalkersville. That game also marked a record for widest margin of victory (91-26). The team averaged 55.2 points per game.

, another school record.

 
 

 

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