Local athletes prepare to continue sports careers

By: 
DARRELL JACKSON, Staff Writer

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Mountain Ridge graduate Matthew Liberatore has signed to play baseball and attend the University of Arizona next year.

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Cactus graduate Emilie Guerra has signed to play college softball at Iowa State University next year.

Several West Valley athletes have agreed to continue their college careers by agreeing to play at the next level.
Below are the local schools and related sports:
CACTUS
SOFTBALL – Emilie Guerra, Iowa State; Nicole Osteen, Scottsdale Community College; GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Becca Belles, Mesa Community College; Soleil Gandara, New Mexico Highlands University; Kaycee O’Dell, Montana State University

DEER VALLEY
FOOTBALL – Marek Fennell, Scottsdale Community College; Gunnar Johnson, Scottsdale Community College; Brandon McCrea, Scottsdale Community College; Joey Ramos, Iowa State University; Xavier Robinson-Delgado, Missouri University; BASEBALL – Dylan Scherbing, University of Sioux Falls, S.D.; GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Kendall Coleman, Mesa Community College; Annie Harte, Yavapai College; Kaley Hosler, Scottsdale Community College; BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Matthew Geiser, Concordia (Chicago) University; BOYS BASKETBALL – Deven Breckner, Maryville (Missouri) University; GIRLS SOCCER – Berkley Baldonado, Northeastern Oklahoma State; Lauren Marquez, Hawaii; Hayden Wallace, Grand Canyon University

IRONWOOD
FOOTBALL – Grant Wojnarowski, Arizona Christian University; BASEBALL – T.C. Strickler, Glendale Community College

KELLIS
BASEBALL – Johnathan Ornelas, University of Tennessee; GIRLS SOCCER – Katrina Wetherell, Portland University; TRACK & FIELD – Jae’Nisa Heckstall, Purdue University

MOUNTAIN RIDGE
BASEBALL – Bryce Carpenter, Glendale Community College; Jack Dieckman, University of Dubuque (Iowa); Jason Harayda, Seattle University; Matthew Liberatore, University of Arizona; Jake Robson, Yavapai College; GYMNASTICS – Jade Carey, Oregon State University

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN
FOOTBALL – Gavin Chaddock, South Dakota School of Mines; Craig Dennis, Ottawa University; Angel Ruiz, Arizona State University (preferred walk-on); BASEBALL – Troy Balko, University of Las Vegas; Alex Myers, Vanguard University; Trevor Pruitt, Texas-Arlington University; Tyler Pruitt, Concordia (Portland, Ore.); SOFTBALL – Jaymie Moore, South Mountain Community College; Grace Schmidt, Texas Tech; BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Jon Igo, Limestone (South Carolina) College; Nathan McKinley, Benedictine (Mesa); GOLF – Blake Lorenz, Oklahoma; SWIMMING – Westin Dawe, Biola, Calif.; Gabby Tellez, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

LIBERTY
FOOTBALL – John Clark, Northern Arizona University; Greg Tremble, Arizona Christian; BASEBALL – Tyler Burelle, University of Dubuque (Iowa); Trevor Felan, Glendale Community College; Jake Kelly, Glendale Community College; Isaiah Montoya, University of Las Vegas; J.D. Wadleigh, South Mountain Community College; Brady Welch, Central Arizona College; SOFTBALL – Rebecca Woolf, Caldwell University; GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Alyssa Cafarelli, Framingham State (Massachusetts); Kelsie Schiefelbein, Glendale Community College; BOYS BASKETBALL – Quentin Guliford, Montana State; GIRLS BASKETBALL – Sydney Tenant, MacMurray (Illinois) College; Kaylee Pilmore, Arizona Christian University; WRESTLING – Atilano Escobar, Navy; Adriane Kedekein, Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College; Brooke Logan, Oklahoma City University; Miles Nuessle, Lindenwood (Missouri); TRACK & FIELD – Mary Agube, Navy

CENTENNIAL
FOOTBALL – Jacob Franklin, Glendale Community College; Christian Gomez, Phoenix College; Dominique Hampton, Washington University; Trevor Renfro, Mesa Community College; Xavier Rojas, Phoenix College; Zidane Thomas, San Diego State University; Jordan Ware, Arizona State University (preferred walk-on); Christian Williams, Scottsdale Community College; BASEBALL – Andy Kupec, Scottsdale Community College; SOFTBALL – Natalie Delponte, Wagner (New York) College; Caitlyn Swisher, Ottawa Arizona University; Emily White, Paradise Valley Community College; GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Sierra Dominquez, Ottawa Arizona University; GIRLS BASKETBALL – Chantel Sloan, Glendale Community College; GIRLS SOCCER – Jayden Anderson, New Mexico State University

PEORIA
BOYS BASKETBALL – Lahad Adehim, Glendale Community College; TRACK & FIELD – Bak Reyak, Paradise Valley Community College

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