Local athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Wednesday was a special day for several high school athletes from Western Wisconsin on National Letter of Intent signing day.
We start at Altoona High school where senior Gabby Curtis signed her national letter of intent to play golf at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Gabby no stranger to her future home course, University Ridge, with two top ten finishes at state the past two years.
Gabby Curtis, Wisconsin Badgers golf recruit, "It made feel better that someone wanted to play for them so then I could just focus on my golf and less about where I wanted to go. I've played it a lot and it's probably one of my favorite courses and when you are down there for state you get used to it."
At North High school, 6-foot 6-inch senior Josh Weix is headed to Southwest Minnesota State University next year. The versatile and athletic Weix led the Huskies with 12.6 points per game last year and was first team All-Big Rivers, "It feels nice knowing that all your hard work has paid off, I've been working on my skills since I was in 5th grade, it's pretty nice. It means a lot knowing that all my friends and family are here to support me.
Rice Lake's Josie Buckley signed her letter of intent Wednesday afternoon to play her college hoops at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Josie becoming the first female basketball player in Warriors history to sign D-1, "It was kind of the thing that really boosted my confidence that showed me that something could really come from this and I can keep playing the sport that I love and keep enjoying it. Really wanted to take it as far as I could and go to that Division 1 level."
We finish in Colfax where senior Mallie Doucette signed to play at Minnesota State-Moorhead. Doucette helped lead the Vikings to a D3 state runner-up finish a year ago, says she's excited to play at the next level, "I loved the coaches when I visited there, they treated me so well, I loved the gym and I loved everything about it. It was kind of stressful, but now I'm just happy to start basketball, we have a mission this year, and I'm just ready to go."


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