Athletes sign to continue careers


Alex Wittenbaum

Eight SHS athletes signed to continue their athletic careers in college on Thurs. Feb fifth. Each player was talked about by his/her coach, and gave a speech to the almost full gymnasium.

At the winter signing on Thurs. Feb fifth, eight athletes signed to continue their athletic careers in college.

Among the eight were: Seniors Phillip Silverman, Brian Jenkins, Jay Cobbs, Luke and Landon Hardwick, Eric Stepp, and Ashley Thiss.

Silverman signed to play football at The Ohio State University, Cobbs at West Virginia State University, and Stepp at Butler University

The Hardwick twins signed to play soccer at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The team is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and play in the Crossroads League. In the 2014 season, the team had ten wins and six losses. They made it to the NAIA Final Four in 2008.

The twins led the 2014 SHS soccer team to two-post season wins and a ten win, 5 loss, 4 tie record in the 2014 campaign

Thiss signed to play soccer at Cleveland State University, a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I team. They are a part of the Horizon League. The team recorded eight wins and eight losses during the 2014 season.

She was a key factor on the girls soccer team at SHS in 2014, as she helped them finish sixth in the Greater Miami Conference (GMC)

Jenkins signed with North Carolina A&T. The team is part of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Series (FCS) in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They finished 2014 with a nine win three loss record. They took third in the final MEAC standings.

Jenkins played a variety of positions to help the SHS football team finish the season with six wins and six losses. He was a key leader.