Bells’ Smith signs with NCTC, High goes to Hardin-Simmons

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 6:48 PM CDT
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BELLS, Texas (KXII) - A pair of Bells Panthers will be playing sports at the college level with Gabby Smith signing with NCTC for softball and Keaton High heading to Hardin-Simmons for baseball.

Smith has been a standout player for the Lady Panthers in multiple sports, including serving as a key part of a state championship team at Bells. She will make the move to Gainesville to play for the Lady Lions.

“It’s really relieving,” Smith said. “It’s a lot of stress off my shoulders. I’m just really excited to continue my softball career and play the sport I love at NCTC.”

High is making the move to Hardin-Simmons to play his college baseball. He has been a terrific athlete for a good Bells baseball program and he is excited to take the next step.

“It feels really surreal right now,” High said. “It’s been my dream ever since I was little to play college baseball. Just to know that it’s really coming true is insane. I can’t believe it.”

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