Hannah Stuart from Canyon High School has announced that she will be signing with Missouri for track and field. This news comes after two other local athletes made their college intentions known in the past week, both choosing to stay at home.
Mackenzie Hickman, a West Plains High School soccer player, signed her national letter of intent to play college soccer for Northwest Oklahoma State University last Thursday. She is expected to be one of the top leaders for a Lady Wolves team that won a district title and advanced to the regional quarterfinals in their first year of existence. Hickman had 14 goals and 11 assists in 27 games last season.
Jailyn Sledge from Tascosa High School is one of the top boys basketball players in the Panhandle and was a first team selection to the Amarillo Globe-News preseason boys basketball Super Team this year. The 6-foot-7 senior averaged 20.3 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and three blocks per game last season. He became one of the few local players to be recruited by and sign with West Texas A&M last week.
Abby Howell from Bushland High School had an impressive performance on the volleyball court this past season, leading her team to a state championship ring. Before all of that, though, she signed to play softball at West Texas A&M. She hit .524 while tallying 17 home runs and 73 RBI last season.