PHILIPPI - Five Philip Barbour athletes made their college choices official Thursday afternoon during a signing ceremony held inside the school's gymnasium.
Chance Price, Trey Furby, Adalou Farris, Brianna Waybright and Matt Crickert signed letter-of-intents in front of their family, coaches and fellow teammates.
Price, an infielder and pitcher for the Colts, will play at Fairmont State next season.
The Inter-Mountain photos by Joey Kittle
Philip Barbour’s Chance Price signs to play baseball at Fairmont State as his family, coaches and members of the Colt baseball team look on Thursday at the school.
Trey Furby inks his intent to run cross country at Davis &?Elkins College in front of his family, coaches and teammates on Thursday. Furby was one of five Philip Barbour athletes to sign intents with colleges on the day.
Philip Barbour’s Adalou Farris makes her college decision to participate in tennis at Alderson-Broaddus College Thursday at the school’s gymnasium. Members of her family, coaches and tennis teammates also are shown.
Brianna Waybright becomes the newest member of the West Virginia Wesleyan track and cross country teams as her family, coaches and members of the Philip Barbour cross country team observe Thursday at the school’s gymnasium.
Philip Barbour’s Matt Crickard signs to participate in track with Alderson-Broaddus on Thursday afternoon as Autumn Queen, director of athletics at PBHS, and fellow teammates look on at the school’s gymnasium.
He helped lead Philip Barbour to a berth in the Class AA regional semifinals this past season. He also plays baseball for the Elkins Post 29 American Legion team during the summer.
Furby will run cross country for Davis &?Elkins College in the fall.
He competed in the state meet for the third time in his career in the fall, finishing 25th overall in the Class AA-A race.
"I really liked how Davis &?Elkins and coach (Will) Shaw stressed academics," Furby said. "That really sold me on the program."
Farris, despite only playing as a junior and senior on the Colt tennis team, will compete in the same sport at Alderson-Broaddus.
She also was a member of the school's soccer team but was forced to quit the sport due to a concussion.
"My goal was to play soccer in college," Farris said. "But when I wasn't able to play anymore, it was nice to be able to have another sport to fall back on."
Waybright was part of three state champion cross country teams during at Philip Barbour.
She finished in the top 10 in the state all four years of her career, including a third-place showing this past fall.
Waybright also participated in the state track meet, placing third in both the 1,600 and 3,200 as a junior.
Crickard was a member of the Colts' track and cross country teams during his prep career, and will compete in the latter for Alderson-Broaddus College.
He participated in the state meet as a sprinter and in the relay events.