Signing day for five student athletesBy Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, email@example.com
May 7 was a banner day for the Darlington County School District as three Lamar High School Silver Foxes and two Darlington High School Falcons signed letters of intent to continue their sports and academic careers.
LHS basketball standout Justice McCullough chose to continue his athletic and academic career at Southern Wesleyan University of Central, SC.
“I picked Southern Wesleyan because I felt that’s where I’d be most successful, and I had good chemistry with the coaches,” said McCullough, who plans to pursue a pre-med curriculum.
Lamar High’s Heylan Anderson signed to play basketball with the Coker College Lady Cobras, saying that several friends played college ball there and she really liked the facilities, especially the new 71,000 square-foot DeLoach Center Athletic Complex. Anderson plans to study biology with an eye toward a nursing career.
Silver Fox footballer Hunter Collins signed a letter of intent to play for the Methodist University Monarchs in Fayetteville, NC.
“It’s a small school kind of like Lamar, and when I visited I just felt like I fit in there,” said Collins, who plans to major in engineering and perhaps eventually transfer to NC State.
Darlington High School Falcon baseball standout Melquan Depugh signed to play outfield for USC Sumter, and says he knew the school was a good fit from his first visit.
“When I visited their baseball field, as soon as I stepped on I said, ‘this is home,’” said Depugh, who plans to study computer engineering.
DHS pitcher Eric Dubose also decided to stay local and signed to play baseball for Coker College. Eric said he was excited about joining Coach Dave Schmotzer’s Cobras and looks forward to building on all he’s learned from Coach Billy Sylvester and continuing his academic studies. Eric plans to major in sports medicine with the goal of becoming a physical trainer.