FARMINGTON, Maine – Zachary Hartsgrove, a standout from Nokomis High School has committed to the University of Maine at Farmington and plans to play basketball and baseball for the Beavers.
Hartsgrove was a high scoring guard for the Warriors basketball team. In his career, he scored 1215 total points and was named the 2018 Morning Sentinel Boys Basketball Player of the Year and KVAC Class A/AA North Player of the Year for his work. He helped lead the Warriors to their best season in 15 years, averaging 21.1 points per game and adding 5.5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2.8 steals. Head Coach Ryan Martin says of Hartsgrove, "Zach is a special player and person. The leadership Zach exhibited along with his work ethic, toughness, and discipline, he established a culture and a standard for our program that will endure many years. He will go on to do great things at UMF."
In baseball, Hartsgrove plays catcher and bats third for the Warriors. As a junior, he led Nokomis to their best season in over 10 years. He was named the 2017 Morning Sentinel Player of the Year, hitting .461 and was named to the KVAC first team for the third consecutive year. Head coach Scott Hartsgrove says of Zach, "Zach's best attribute is his team leadership and willingness to make the team better. Along with this is his ability to come up with something extra when things are tough. This becomes infectious amongst teammates so in turn makes our team more willing to not give up when the going gets tough." This year the Warriors are off to a 5-1 start with Zach leading the way.