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CSHS athletes sign

posted Mar 28, 2018, 10:07 AM by Unknown user

    With graduation only a couple months away, the CSHS graduating class has been planning for their futures, whether applying for jobs, going through college admissions, or signing with intent to play a sport or activity. This year, CSHS has four athletes signing to continue their sports careers: seniors Riley Akiu, Sabrina Bellar, Abagail Heimerman and Lacey Pauly.

    In February, Akiu signed to play football at Benedictine College, a member of the NAIA Conference. Akiu is a four-year letterman for the Cardinals and was named first team all-league lineman his senior year. Head football coach Matt Biehler says that Akiu has a bright future.

    “He will do very well because he’s motivated and wants a high level of achievement,” he said. “He’s a very good leader and role model.”

    On April 13, Bellar will be signing to Hesston College to play both tennis and basketball. Bellar is a three-time state tennis competitor and placed third overall her senior year in singles and as a team. As a basketball player, Bellar averaged 13.4 points per game her senior year, shooting 46 percent from the field and receiving first team all-league honors.

    “I’m looking forward to meeting new people and building lasting relationships,” she said.

    Heimerman and Pauly have both committed to play volleyball at community colleges next year. Heimerman will be attending Northeastern Oklahoma Community College and Pauly at Johnson County. Heimerman is scheduled to sign to NEO on April 11 while Pauly is undecided on a date.

    “I chose NEO because nobody else from Conway has played there,“ Heimerman said. “I’m excited to begin playing with a new team and coach and becoming close with them.”


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