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Area NIC-10 athletes sign their letters of intent Wednesday

Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 10:44 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Wednesday marked a flurry of signing across the NIC-10 as several student athletes are ready to make a jump to the next level.

In the Boylan High School cafeteria Wednesday afternoon, a group of eight signees includes Forward for the girls basketball team Madison Harter (North Park University), and standout Wide Receiver for the football team Xavier Bryant who was in the middle of a solid senior season the field until he tore his ACL against Hononegah.

Bryant committed to Saint Xavier University and he says the injury did have an impact on his decision. Bryant says, “I was planning to just hold off until the end of the season to see what other options I could go with. Unfortunately because of my leg, I decided to stay with Saint Xavier. I wanted to stay close to home so I could have my family members attend the games and also be able to cheer me on.

In addition, football players Kyle Agunod (St. Ambrose University) and Nicolas Ferhle (North Central College) signed their letters of intent. Track and Cross County runner Christyna Lamantia (St. Ambrose University) and senior basketball player Madison Harter (North Park University) also signed their letters of intent. Harter says she has many goals she hopes to accomplish at the collegiate level and basketball is only one of them.

“I’ve put in a lot of work into the sport as everyone here did. I am super proud of myself and everyone here too. I definitely want to keep getting better and earn a spot to be able to play during the games so my parents can come see me play. I’m really dedicated to my studies and I have a lot of plans for my future I’m going to be double majoring in pshycology and criminal justice with the plans to go to law school after that,” Harter says.

Volleyball player Jon Berry committed to play at Mount Mercy University, baseball player Daniel Contreras committed to Iowa Western Community College and cross county player Nopparant Chiangtong committed to Rockford University.

At Auburn High one of the best bowlers in the program’s history signed his letter of intent. Kai Horton will continue his career in Rockford at Rock Valley College. in his senior season Horton averaged more than 230 pins per game, and bowled his first ever perfect game.

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