Five athletes from Elkins High School sign on to continue athletics at the next level

ELKINS, W.Va. – Five athletes at Elkins High School wrote a pen on Friday and made their college decisions official.

Anna Blanc, a multi-sports athlete, has signed on to continue her football career at Bridgewater College in Virginia.

Blanc ink with women’s football at Bridgewater

Blanc plans to play defense for the Eagles football program and said she loves their fast-paced style of play – something she is used to from playing with Elkins.

“I made a few visits and I really like the coaching staff at Bridgewater and I love the city, I really like the girls on the team and it just felt like a perfect match,” Blanc said.

Nick Brickman decided to stay home when he made his official decision to sign Davis Walkins’ wrestling program.

Brickman finished sixth in the state wrestling tournament last season and learned that hard work is the key.

Brickman joins the Senators’ wrestling program

“To see what coach Boland has done in the three years he has been there with the wrestling team, he has already brought in three nationalists in just three years, they have an All-American so I want to see if he can get me to that level as well,” Brickman said.

The tigers’ star runner, Charlie Smoke, is heading to Wingate University in North Carolina, where he plans to run cross-country, track and triathlon.

Smoke signs with Wingate University

Smoak has an impressive running resume with Elkins, including finishing first in the Big 10 meet and fourth overall overall in the state’s cross-country meet last fall.

“Obviously offered a triathlon, it was unique but cross country and track, athletes compete nationally and the same with triathlon. I think they are going to offer me the best opportunity for me to succeed at the next level,” said Smock.

Caitlin Stone takes her talents to the backcountry when she signs for the West Virginia and Celian softball program.

Stone signs with soft ball WVWC

Stone plays shortstop for the Tigers but seems to play on the outside field for the Bobcats.

“I was a friend of people who went there and I’ve always been to this school. I know my way around campus, I’ve played in a lot of travel ball tournaments there. Overall I think it’s going to be a very positive environment to be in,” Stone said.

Isabelle Judy heads to North Carolina where she joins Lis McRae’s swimming program.

Judy competed in the state swimming meet last season in which she advanced to the finals at a number of events.

Judy officially joins Lis McRae’s swimming program

There was a lot to love about Lis McRae for Judy including the coaching staff whose focus matches hers.

“They really focus on swimming and staying healthy and just have a good college experience overall. They really focus on academia as well and I think they can help me get through a successful swimming experience and a successful academic experience,” Judy said.

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