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While it doesn't garner near the attention of February's national signing day, which has turned into something of a semi-holiday, several local athletes made their college choices official on Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period.

Broomfield had a large group of athletes sign including Tyler Duggan (soccer, Augustana College), Mariane Boyer (volleyball, Bentley University), Jake Mitchem (cross country/track, Colorado School of Mines), Walter Pennington (baseball, Colorado School of Mines), Connor Ventura (wrestling, Colorado School of Mines), Zach Walker (football, Concordia College), Johnathan Penrose (track, Fort Hays State);

Dalton Ill (track, Fort Hays State), Jordan Xiong (track, Fort Hays State), Luke Cangilla (soccer, Illinois Wesleyan University), Michael Genge (soccer, Johnson & Wales), Jennifer Young (swimming, Loras College), Kara Skattum (cross country, Regis University), Josh Carrillo (baseball, Wayland Baptist University), Noah Dohm (football, Western State) and Sarah Scott (volleyball, William Peace University).

Monarch had five athletes make commitments — Ben Hogan (cross country/track, Gonzaga University), Liv Birgener (basketball, Wheaton College), Jennica Kelm (swimming, Pacific Lutheran), Daisy Fuchs (cross country/track, Colorado School of Mines) and Riley Sorbo (cross country/track, Missouri Valley College).


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Seven athletes from Boulder signed letters of intent, including Jackson Hawk (tennis, St. Mary's College), Audrey Brown (lacrosse, University of Massachusetts Lowell), Kobi Boynton (football, University of Puget Sound), Odelia Ryan (volleyball, Humbolt State University), Jack Boyle (basketball, Pitzer College), Adam Stowe (baseball, University of Puget Sound) and Mina Anderberg (skiing, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay).

Dawson School had a pair of athletes sign — Sophie Brussell will be attending Whitman College to play soccer and Tanner Fulkerson is headed to Wesleyan University to play baseball.

Silver Creek's Madison Bertrand (soccer, Nebraska Wesleyan), Nick Hartman (football, Johns Hopkins) and Jake Gannon (golf, Doane) also signed.

And Centaurus quarterback Ryan Cotter made it official with Chadron State.

News and notes

• Boulder's baseball team was given the all-clear last week to resume use of Suitts Field at Scott Carpenter Park. The weight of snow from a couple of spring snow storms on the nets had caused one of the backstop support poles to snap at the base, making the field unsafe to use and sending the Panthers scrambling to find fields to practice and play on through the first part of the season.

Boulder played it's first home game of the campaign on Tuesday, losing to visiting Loveland 6-4.

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