Prep athletes sign on with college programs

A handful of local athletes recently signed national letters-of-intent with colleges throughout the land.

Among those signing letters-of-intent with collegiate athletic programs were Bonney Lake pitcher Caitlin Colvin

A handful of local athletes recently signed national letters-of-intent with colleges throughout the land.

Enumclaw High School

• Sam Bauer accepted a scholarship offer to wrestle for the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, about 45 minutes from Denver. He also had offers from Oregon State University and the Univer-sity of Wyoming, but chose the Bears of the Division I Big Sky Conference. Bauer was Washington’s Class 3A champion at 119 pounds last season after taking runner-up honors as a sophomore.

• Taylor Franich has signed a letter-of-intent to play Division I softball for the University of Buffalo. She is a shortstop for the Hornets.

White River High School

• Kendall Williams, a 6-foot-2 center with the Hornets’ girls basketball team, signed with Western Washington University. A season ago, she was the Hornets’ leading scorer, averaging nearly 12 points, and also led the squad in rebounding.

Bonney Lake High School

• Dylan Brown accepted a baseball scholarship from the University of Oregon and will suit up for the Ducks of the Division I Pacific 10 Conference. Brown voted 2008 All-League pitcher and first base in the South Puget Sound League, 3A. He was also chosen as honorable mention All-Area pitcher and All-State pitcher. He was voted in as the 2009 Bonney Lake High School Co-captain.

• Caitlin Colvin signed a fastpitch scholarship with the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. In 2006 Colvin was voted first-team All League in the Seamount League, in 2007 she earned second team honors in the South Puget Sound League 3A and in 2008 she was chosen to the first team All League in the SPSL. In 2008 she was voted as second-team all-state and was the Bonney Lake High’s Offensive Player of the Year.

• Brown and Colvin are the first Division I athletes from Bonney Lake High.

More in Sports

Sumner, Bonney Lake athletes spring into winter season

The Panthers wrestling team is looking to be the top school in the Tacoma Dome this year.

Hornet wrestlers take honors at WR Classic

Two White River competitors came away with placing first in their weight class.

Mix of varsity experience, newcomers dot winter rosters at Enumclaw, White River

White River’s boys wrestling is now full of experienced seniors, and an Enumclaw swimmer is looking to make another splash this year.

White River wins three at Olympic Duals

Jack Ervien, Gabe Hawthorne, and Weston Lyver all saw good wins.

Eleven former Spartans on collegiate football rosters

From Eastern Washington to the Dakotas, former Sumner High School student athletes are making names for themselves while continuing their education.

Athletes make their futures official, sign with colleges

Students from White River, Sumner, and Bonney Lake are ready for the next step in their education and athletics.

Enumclaw, Bonney Lake represent at state swim championships

A Hornet relay team placed 15th, while a Panther was outed in the preliminaries.

Three local teams bounced in first round of state soccer playoffs

Bonney Lake, White River and Sumner went out early in postseason this year.

White River eighth in 2A state volleyball

The Hornets stated the tournament facing an old enemy, the Fife Trojans.

State cross country meet included runners from all four local programs

Check out how area athletes did in Pasco last weekend.

Buckley’s Roberts joins PLU Athletic Hall of Fame

Roberts was once coached at Sumner High School, before joining up with Enumclaw.

White River in state volleyball, Bonney Lake aims for 3A berth

The Enumclaw Hornets took two losses, ending their season at the West Central/Southwest District tournament.