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Whittell senior athlete signs letter of intent

Chad Sellmer, Tribune staff writer

Whittell High School’s Ashley Wines, a senior who plays both softball and basketball for the Warriors, has signed a letter of intent to attend Jamestown College in Jamestown, ND next year, where she will receive a partial athletic scholarship.

Ashley is the daughter of Whittell girls’ basketball and softball coach, Lindsay Wines. Jamestown College is an NAIA-afiliated school.

“The main contact is with the softball coach, but she has also been offered a little money to play basketball,” Lindsay Wines said. “She was the one who made contact with the coaches. This was the coach who showed the most interest.”

Whittell boys’ basketball coach Brian Mehrer is a graduate of Jamestown College, which was an incentive to give the school a look, Wines added.

“I think the biggest thing for her was the chance to play more,” she said. “Even though it’s a small school, this is something she has wanted to do for a long time.”

Ashley Wines said the opportunity to compete in two different sports definitely played into her decision.

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“It was the opportunity to play sports up there,” she said, adding that she hopes to be able to contribute to the team as a freshman. “I hope I’ll be able to play, but whatever happens, happens.”

Wines plays point guard in basketball and pitcher/center field in softball.