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Twenty student athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Today, 20 student athletes from Canyon High School, Davenport High School, Pieper High School and Smithson Valley High School signed National Letters of Intent to play the sport of their choice at the collegiate level.

This marked the first signing day event at Pieper High School which is graduating its first senior class this spring.

Surrounded by family, teammates, coaches and friends, these athletes celebrated this milestone with balloons, hugs, handshakes and lots of photos. This day represents a culmination of years of early morning and late-night practices, lessons, wins and losses.


Pictured from left is Megan Hawkins, Josslyn Abel, Hugh White,
DeeDee Baldwin and Harley Vestal.

From CHS, five student-athletes signed letters.

  • Josslyn Abel, volleyball, Colorado Christian University
  • DeeDee Baldwin, softball, Texas A&M University
  • Megan Hawkins, volleyball, University of Louisiana
  • Harley Vestal, softball, Texas A&M University
  • Hugh White, baseball, UT Permian Basin
 Pictured from left is Brayden Mulkey and Jordyn Stuessy.

From DHS, two student-athlete signed letters.

  • Brayden Mulkey, baseball, Baylor University
  • Jordyn Stuessy, softball, Southern Illinois University
Pictured from left is Jax LeGrand, Ariana Vazquez and Bryce Hoech.

From PHS, three student-athletes signed letters.

  • Bryce Hoech, golf, Midwestern State University
  • Jax LeGrand, baseball, University of the Incarnate Word
  • Ariana Vazquez, soccer, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Pictured back row from left is Ryan Griff, Anniston McIlwain,
Maverick Minister, Zach Gingrich and MJ Espinoza.
Front row from left is Ciaira Gonzales, Ella Pickron,
Kirstin Morris, Wrilyn Shippey and Maci Mathis.


From SVHS, 10 student-athletes signed letters.

  • MJ Espinoza, baseball, Hill College
  • Zach Gingrich, baseball, Texas State University
  • Ciaira Gonzales, softball, University of St. Thomas
  • Ryan Griff, golf, Midwestern State University
  • Macie Mathis, volleyball, Texas Tech University
  • Anniston McIlwain, golf, Delta State University
  • Maverick Minister, baseball, Cisco College
  • Kirstin Morris, beach volleyball, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Ella Pickron, track, Colorado State University
  • Wrilyn Shippey, soccer, Angelo State University