There's a new all-time scoring leader in the Scioto Valley Conference in boys basketball. Paint Valley's Dylan Swingle eclipsed Matt Combs 26-year-old record, by scoring 31 points Friday in the Bearcats 56-44 win over Huntington.
The 6'11 senior center appeared on the season-finale of the Accurate Heating & Cooling Scoreboard on WKKJ after the game, where he told co-hosts Matt Bruning and B. Jay Dailey that "this is a great honor and I thank my teammates for being a part of this great accomplishment".
Swingle, who is headed to Division 1 Duquense University to play college basketball, now has a few days to rest along with his Paint Valley teammates, before they enter tournament play Tuesday against the Northwest Mohawks.
Dylan still is looking to become Ross County's all-time scoring leader, which that record is held by Chillicothe grad Anthony "Humpty Hitchens", with 1,753. Swingle currently sits at 1,741. 94 Country WKKJ will broadcast Tuesday's 8pm game, along with other SVC team coverage as sectional play gets underway Monday night.
Last year, the Bearcats put together a long tournament run in Division 3, that took them all the way to the DIstrict Finals.