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Feb. 23, 2024

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Local stars make college plans

Several athletes sign with college programs

By , Columbian High School Sports Reporter

Spencer Tibbits will be leaving the Trappers to become an Oregon State Beaver.

Jai’lyn Merriweather and Dai’lyn Merriweather will go from Titans to Terrapins.

And Brody Barnum will leave the Storm to become a Washington State Cougar.

Those are just a few of the local athletes who were expected to ink letters of intent Wednesday, the first day for the early signing period for high school athletes in most sports to officially choose their college destinations.

Tibbits, of Fort Vancouver, signed with Oregon State. A two-time state champion golfer, Tibbits is hoping to win his third state title in the spring before heading to Corvallis.

The Merriweather twins, track stars at Union High School, will be going to other side of the country, signing with the University of Maryland.

Barnum, a two-sport athlete at Skyview, signed with Washington State in baseball.

Ashlee Comastro of Skyview, who was named The Columbian’s All-Region girls basketball player of the year last season, said she is signing with Seattle Pacific University.

Kaila Robinson of Skyview volleyball was not able to play this fall due to injury. But her talents will take her to Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mountian View celebrated, via Twitter, the news that Savanna Craig will run track and cross country at the University of Portland.

Meanwhile, Alex McGarry, who graduated from Columbia River in the spring and is now at Tacoma Community College, is expected to sign with Oregon State baseball.

Union scheduled a ceremony to celebrate its athletes signing.

The Merriweather sisters along with:

• Ben Gruher, Seattle University, for golf;

• Miguel De La Melena, St. Martin’s University, for cross country and track;

• Jimmy Borzone, Dixie State, for baseball;

• Anna Aguon, State University of New York at Buffalo for softball.

Meanwhile, Jayden Schofield of Columbia River announced her intention to sign with Western Washington University for softball.

Football and soccer players must wait until the February signing period.

The Columbian would like to publish the names of all athletes who sign with four-year colleges. Athletic directors and coaches are asked to e-mail us at: sports@columbian.com

Columbian High School Sports Reporter