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Tag: signs

March
6th

Keeping it green, Chambers signs track scholarship with the Oregon Ducks

The fastest, most dynamic high-school 400-meter runner alive was in complete slow-play mode Wednesday.

College decision day was a little more than a formality for Foss High School’s Marcus Chambers. Basketball and football players plan extravagant announcement ceremonies, so why shouldn’t he?

And he did, inviting his entire school to the theater building to watch him pick a hat off the table among the five finalists vying for his quick-twitching services.

In the end, he chose the school he dubbed “track city” – Oregon – over Baylor, Louisiana State, UCLA and Southern California.

“It has been a big weight for

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Feb.
6th

Humbled and hungry, Gamboa set to join receiving corps at Eastern Washington

With a portion of the library decked out in Eastern Washington University red and white, and a room of 100 supporters packed in, Washington High star receiver Victor Gamboa gave thanks.

He thanked God. He singled out his mother and father. He shared hugs with former coaches from the Parkland Raiders youth football team. He saluted Patriots’ teammates he was especially close to – and that coaching staff as well.

He would have thanked Eagles’ coach Beau Baldwin himself had he attended the signing-day ceremony.

“It means a lot,” Gamboa said. “If I didn’t get a scholarship, I don’t know

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Feb.
6th

From Bellarmine Prep to Boulder, Liufau makes it official by signing with Colorado

This morning, there was no quick “Hut-Hut!” No hurry-up offense was in order, even though it was a moderate surprise that Bellarmine Prep’s Sefo Liufau did not have a fax machine hooked up in his bedroom – just as an emergency stipulation.

Liufau waited – patiently. He went through the school’s planning signing ceremony with teammate Calvin Chandler (Yale) outside the gymnasium on campus at 7:30 a.m., posed for a few photographs, conducted a couple of interviews.

By 7:50 a.m., he was ready – and headed down to the main office to make it official by faxing in his national

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Nov.
14th

Fletcher (formerly Lexing) next Lincoln star to sign D1 basketball scholarship

Seniors at Lincoln High School received a tutorial Wednesday on how to buy graduation caps, gowns, rings – and earn an NCAA Division I basketball scholarship.

The Abes packed a lot in a grand celebration in their school auditorium, highlighted by national-letter-of-intent signing of standout forward Tre’Shaun Fletcher (formerly Tre’Shaun Lexing), who is headed off to Colorado on scholarship.

Fletcher became the first Lincoln player to sign with an NCAA Division I team since Justin Holt did with Oregon State in 2002 – and just the fourth Abes’ player in the past 35 years.

As he was introduced, and made

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Nov.
14th

Signed and sealed, Meikle leaving one family to join another with Zags

It was almost like a scene out of “Stand By Me” – four brothers together again, celebrating a singular moment.

In this case, it was the special sign-and-seal day for Bellarmine Prep basketball standout Lucas Meikle, who inked his name to the binding contract on full scholarship to play at Gonzaga University starting next fall.

Meikle is one of two recruits the Zags are bringing in for the class of 2013. Ryan Edwards, a 6-foot-11 post out of Montana, joins the 6-8 Meikle in this frontcourt-heavy class.

As Meikle sat in a conference room at school early Wednesday morning, waiting

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