A pair of local senior athletes have made commitments to continue their athletic careers next year.
St. Bede senior Kane Clendenen will play baseball for Purdue Northwest University, joining classmate Abbie May, who previously signed to play softball for the Pride.
Anthony Buchanan of Hall has committed to play football for Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa.
• Tennessee trip: The St. Bede softballers are starting up their spring fling to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., after taking a few years off. Lady Bruins coach Rob Ruppert said the Lady Bruins will play four games and two scrimmages against teams from Ohio, Kentucky and New York.
• Invite time: Hall and Princeton are gearing up to host their showcase track and field meets.
Hall’s Rollie Morris Invite will run Saturday at the namesake’s track, starting at 9:30 a.m. The longest standing meet record held by former Hall standout D.J. Glynn in the 100 (10.69), held since 1998. All of the girls records have been set since 2003.
Two days later, PHS will host its Ferris Family Invite at Rathje Track starting at 4:30 p.m. Monday. There are several long-standing records in the books held by past Tigers, including Jim Howard’s shot put from 1970 (56-5 1/2), Kent Purvis in the 1600/mile from 1971 (4:25.2) and Pat Hodge, the current PHS girls coach, in the 800 (1:58.1).
Visit www.bcrnews.com/sports and Twitter @bcrsportsed for records on these two meets.