November 16, 2012
South's Raker signs with Bowling Green
Westerville South High School senior Chelsea Raker signed a letter of intent Nov. 14 to play softball at Bowling Green State University.
Last season, Raker (3B/1B/P) led the Wildcats in hitting (.529), RBI (30), doubles (16), triples (5) and home runs (4) and was named first-team OCC-Cardinal Division and honorable mention all-district.
South finished 12-14 overall and 8-6 in the OCC-Cardinal last year.
North's Gibbs to play basketball at Davidson
Westerville North High School senior Jack Gibbs signed a letter of intent Nov. 14 to play basketball at Davidson College in North Carolina.
Gibbs, a 5-foot-10 point guard, suffered a season-ending knee injury in the fourth game last season. He was averaging 17 points before being injured in the first quarter of a 45-41 loss to Dublin Scioto.
“I signed early because recruiting was a really long process and I just wanted to focus on my senior year,” said Gibbs, who also considered Akron and Creighton in Omaha, Neb. “Plus, I found out who was really interested after my knee injury. I think that made it easier to find the right fit.”
Gibbs was second-team all-district and first-team all-OCC-Cardinal Division as a sophomore, leading the Warriors in points (18.1), assists (4.5) and steals (3.7).
Last season, North finished 18-5 overall and tied Westerville South for second in the league at 11-3 behind Olentangy Liberty (12-2). The Warriors lost to Newark 63-62 in overtime in a Division I district semifinal.
Central's Kindall, McCrary to play college volleyball
Westerville Central High School seniors Haley Kindall and Jayla McCrary signed letters of intent Nov. 14 to play volleyball at the collegiate level.
Kindall signed with Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W.Va., and McCrary signed with Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va.
This fall, Kindall was first-team all-district in Division I and second-team all-OCC-Cardinal Division and McCrary was first-team all-league and honorable mention all-district, as Central went 21-3 and won its first district championship.