5 Philip Barbour athletes sign intents

PHILIPPI – Five Philip Barbour athletes made their college choices official Thursday afternoon during a signing ceremony held inside the school’s gymnasium.

Chance Price, Trey Furby, Adalou Farris, Brianna Waybright and Matt Crickert signed letter-of-intents in front of their family, coaches and fellow teammates.

Price, an infielder and pitcher for the Colts, will play at Fairmont State next season.

He helped lead Philip Barbour to a berth in the Class AA regional semifinals this past season. He also plays baseball for the Elkins Post 29 American Legion team during the summer.

Furby will run cross country for Davis &?Elkins College in the fall.

He competed in the state meet for the third time in his career in the fall, finishing 25th overall in the Class AA-A race.

“I really liked how Davis &?Elkins and coach (Will) Shaw stressed academics,” Furby said. “That really sold me on the program.”

Farris, despite only playing as a junior and senior on the Colt tennis team, will compete in the same sport at Alderson-Broaddus.

She also was a member of the school’s soccer team but was forced to quit the sport due to a concussion.

“My goal was to play soccer in college,” Farris said. “But when I wasn’t able to play anymore, it was nice to be able to have another sport to fall back on.”

Waybright was part of three state champion cross country teams during at Philip Barbour.

She finished in the top 10 in the state all four years of her career, including a third-place showing this past fall.

Waybright also participated in the state track meet, placing third in both the 1,600 and 3,200 as a junior.

Crickard was a member of the Colts’ track and cross country teams during his prep career, and will compete in the latter for Alderson-Broaddus College.

He participated in the state meet as a sprinter and in the relay events.