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Trio of Tiftarea Panthers sign scholarships


It's been a good week for Tiftarea student-athletes.

Three Panthers signed scholarships in the last week, concluding Tuesday with softballer Lindsey Selph inking with Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL.

Selph was an all-region performer in 2013, and says she can't wait to show the Lady Hawks what kind of player she is.

"Hopefully I can try to be a leader, and just a good teammate," she says. "I'll always work hard. I'll make sure I do everything I have to earn my spot and give the coach 110% all the time."

Last week, baseball player Greer Howard signed with Emory.

He says it wasn't just about the academics of Emory, but the baseball program's winning tradition as well. As someone who has played for titles at Tiftarea, Howard wants to continue to do that.

"We're used to being in the top of the class, and fighting for state championships and region championships every year," Howard says. "I want to continue playing at that high level."

Meanwhile, Lady Panthers soccer player Ali Rippy is staying home to play at ABAC.

She says it'll be nice to continue to play in front of her family.

"They watched me play soccer since 4th grade," Rippy says. "It'll be cool just making them proud and getting to play at the next level."

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