SCHS Basketball, Soccer Players Sign

(left to right) Brittany Cannon, Patricia Young, Dalton Fowler, Charity Major, Cody Helgeland, Matt Moon, Tomas Colbert, B.J. Brown, Dionte Mayfield

A number of Stephens County High School winter and spring sport athletes sign on the dotted line to play at the next level.

Those student-athletes, along with a number of fall sport athletes who also signed, were recognized in a ceremony Monday at the Currahee Arena at Stephens County High School.

Lady Indian basketball player Charity Major signed to play basketball collegiately at nearby Emmanuel College.

Major said Emmanuel is a good fit on and off the court.

“I like their athletic program,” said Major. “They built a new athletic arena and it is nice. It is two courts. It is great all around. They also have a good computer science program and that is what I am majoring in.”

Meanwhile, Indian boys’ basketball player Cody Helgeland will play basketball at Waycross College next year.

He said Waycross provides him with a good opportunity.

“There is a lot of competition up there and it is a junior college, so I’ll be trying to move onto another college to play basketball at a higher level than I already am,” said Helgeland.

Helgeland says he wants to study physical therapy in college.

Moving to spring sports, Dalton Fowler signed to play soccer at Erskine College in South Carolina.

Fowler said Erskine was the best choice for him.

“They just opened up the opportunity for me and I took it,” said Fowler. “I like the college.”

Fowler said he wants to study to be an athletic trainer.

A number of fall sports student-athletes also signed Monday.