Several local high school athletes sign to play at the next level

Published: Feb. 1, 2017 at 6:05 PM EST
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There were a host of signings across our region today.

Here's a look at who's going where.

The signing day party started at Hidden Valley where football players Ryan Mitchell and Kole Bridgers inked letters of intent. Mitchell is headed to the Naval Academy while Bridgers will suit up for Concord University.

Over at Salem, the back-to-back 4A state champs held a signing ceremony for Riley Fox, Noah Beckley, and Kionte Burnette. Fox, a linebacker will play for Coach Jimmye Laycock at William and Mary while the quarterback Beckley is on his way to James Madison to play for the FCS national champion Dukes. Burnette is taking his game to Lexington to be a part of the Washington & Lee Generals program under Coach Scott Abell. Spartans girls soccer standout Hannah Coulling will join Beckley at JMU.

Fort Chiswell's Colby Rider is joining the program at VMI. Rider is part of an 18-member signing class for Keydets' head coach Scott Wachenheim.

In Covington, it was a big day for Tyler Dressler who has signed to play for the Richmond Spiders in the fall. Dressler was our Friday Football Extra, Noel C. Taylor Scholarship winner.

At Patrick Henry five athletes are headed to the next level. Footballer Andrew Harris signed with the University of Charleston, while Elijah Cook is joining the program at Liberty under head coach Turner Gill.

Irakoze Donasyano will play soccer at the University of Virginia while girls player Marle King is bound for Randolph College and Natalie Huebschman will play at Ohio Wesleyan.

We continue at Lord Botetourt. Running back Ty Maust joins PH's Cook at Liberty next season while twins Sarah and Hannah Bane will play soccer at Concord. And Cavaliers sharpshooting guard, Maggie Quarles will shoot the hoop next year at Lynchburg College.

Pulaski County tailback Hunter Thomas will continue to run out of the East Tennessee State backfield. Thomas is headed to Johnson City to play for the FCS Buccaneers. His Cougars teammate Bryant Grubbs has signed to continue his career at Concord.

The North Cross Raiders’ Miles Lowman and Davis Call made things official Wednesday as well. Lowman with Hampden-Sydney and Call with William and Mary.

Congrats to all the signees!