Eleven student athletes put pen to paper on early National Signing Day

TRI-CITIES/ SW VIRGINIA —    It was a busy day for many high school students who had the opportunity to continue their playing careers on the next level.

Maybe none bigger than Sullivan East cross country runner Luke Meade the class A-AA state champion signed a national letter of intent with the Furman Paladins out of the Southern conference. Meade who has 8 state championships joins one of the best cross country programs in the country.

Also signing with Meade were his cross country teammates Eric Hubbs, Zach Carrier and Josh Rouse, all signed national letters of intent with the King College cycling team. there classmate Holly Hamilton will also head to King, but she will become a member of the golf team. She was a 2 time state qualifier, and finished 11th this year in the state tournament, out of 56 lady competitors.

At Science Hill the Lady Hilltoppers cross country runner Lydia Lee who helped lead her team to the state tournament this year signed a national letter of intent with UT-Martin ….Lee who received numerous awards was named all state this past season.

They were busy at Dobyns-Bennett today where 4 stuedent athletes signed N-L-I’s. From the golf team William Nottingham will become a Tiger after he signed with Clemson…Nottingham was all-state 3 times.

His teammate Haverley Harrold will also continue her career on the next level, after she signed a national letter of intent with Lee University.

From the Indians softball team Marrisa Honeycutt has decided to become a Lion after she signed a national letter of intent with North Alabama.

Her teammate Abby Straton will stay a little closer to home, she will be headed to Roan State where she will play for the Raiders.

This morning at Gate City high school the Lady Blue Devils Kasey Repass with family and friends looking on decided she is headed to UVA-Wise and signed a national letter of intent to play softball for the Lady Cavs.


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