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Texoma Seniors Sign College Scholarships

Six Texoma high school athletes signed to play their sports at the college level Thursday, including four who will play together!

Wichita Falls High School's Cesar Corona and Jorge Martinez, along with Rider's Tanner Burris and Andrew Rivera will all play for the Mountaineers of Eastern Oklahoma State College.

A newly-started program, they'll compete at the NJCAA level.

The Coyote pair, who have been friends since early childhood, were thrilled to be able to stay together.

"It's amazing," Corona said. "It feels great. Going down there with my brother Jorge, I mean we grew up together. It's a blessing. I love him."

"It's a really good feeling," Martinez agreed. "I've played with [Corona] since we were little, and knowing that we're going to be playing next to each other is really great."

The coach of the Rider Raiders also said it's great to see Raiders and Coyotes join forces at the next level.

"They're kinda rivals when they're on different high schools, but they're still friends outside of high school," said Josh Hill. "So, that'll be good that all four of those guys will get a chance to play together, and hopefully carry on the Wichita Falls winning tradition at Eastern Oklahoma."

One other Raider signed on Thursday, as defender Cameron Dailey signed to play for the Rebels of Hill College.

Hill said Dailey made an impact on both ends of the field.

"Cameron was a defensive stopper. Any 50-50 ball in the air, Cameron would win. And not only that, he brought a lot to our team offensively, because he would score goals, he would set up goals, and he was just a major force for us."

Earlier Thursday morning, Holliday basketball standout Nick Parker signed to play for Lindenwood University-Bellville in St. Charles, Missouri.

The Lynx play at the NAIA Division I level, and reached the National Tournament last season.

Parker, who was an all-around star for the Eagles averaging 11.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.9 steals per game his senior year, said the winning culture at LU-Belleville was part of what attracted him.

"They were ranked in the country a few times in the year," Parker said. "And they beat the #1 team, and #3 team in NAIA. I didn't want to go anywhere that was losing. I like keeping a winning tradition, and I think knowing how to win, being in those situations will be good for me while I'm there."

Click on the video link to hear from Texoma's signees on Thursday!
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