Monday, February 26, 2024

Fairport’s Scooter Vale a standout on and off the field

Fairport Harding High School’s Nathan “Scooter” Vale grew up playing baseball with his brothers, mostly in the family’s living room.

He developed a love for the sport and a work ethic that helped him succeed on and off the field.

“I was born and bred a baseball fan,” he said.

Off the field, Vale graduated as the Valedictorian of his senior class. On it, he was selected to play in the Ohio Varsity All-Star Classic and will represent the Air Force All-Stars at Kenston High School on Sunday.

He’ll play with Fairport teammate Colin Hites and against his friend, Cuyahoga Heights’ Zac Lowther, who is on the Marines All-Stars.

“It is a true honor to be selected to play for team Air Force in the (game),” Vale said. “To play with my teammate Colin Hites and with other great high school players makes it a true accomplishment. I hope to just have fun in the game, but winning would be a plus. I am super excited to play against Zac Lowther one more time. He is a friend and he is a great competitor.”

The game will be the last as Vale will attend Ohio State University to study civil engineering.
 

 

Steve Hare
Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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