sports - signing day 2
Nine WHS Students Sign Letter of Intent for Athletics and Higher Education

sports - signing day 1by Sam Newman

On February 6th Walkersville High School hosted its own signing day for nine students. These students announced where they were going after their respective coach talked about them.

This ceremony started off with Principal Tracey Franklin giving a brief speech that explained the difference between each division one, two, and three. Then talked about the hard work these student athletes put each in their sport and in the classroom.

Then the girls track and field coach gave two momentary speeches about her two student-athletes. These athletes were Erin Ashley (runner) and Chloe Ferguson (thrower). In both of these speeches the coach announced where they were going to attend college. Ashley plans on attending Cedarville University, and Ferguson will be going to Bridgewater University.

After that the boys track and field coach came up and he gave a speech about Dominic McVay. He plans on going to Geneva University to continue his high jumping career.

Then, the girls basketball head coach Mike Mathis came up and gave us a brief summary about his player Auri Dixon. At the end of his speech he said that she “will be heading over the mountain and will compete for a starting spot at Hagerstown Community College.”

The boys soccer coach could not make the event so the speech their coach had planned to give was read by Athletic Director Mike Mummert. After he read the two speeches for Wilson Yoingco and Jody Brunty he announced that they will both be attending Frederick Community College.

Next, the girls softball coach Danny Cleveland came up to the podium and gave a speech about Lexi Windsor. When the speech was over he proclaimed that Windsor will be attending Lebanon Valley to continue her calling for softball.

Finally the head coach for the football Joe Polce came up and gave two long, touching speeches about both Brendan Cassels and Everett Polzin. Polzin will be attending Randolph Macon University. Polce went onto talk about the rough senior season Cassels had. He then mentioned how he was blessed with an opportunity to walk on and try out for Towson.

At the end of the ceremony the players gave their parents roses who were behind them after they signed their letter of intent.