Priceville High senior Ryan Madewell signs a letter of intent to play baseball for Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn. He is seated with his parents, Mike and Stephanie Madewell and sister Melanie. Standing are head coach Shane Hopkins, right, and assistant coach J.R. Dilbeck. | Clif Knight
Priceville High senior Ryan Madewell signs a letter of intent to play baseball for Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn. He is seated with his parents, Mike and Stephanie Madewell and sister Melanie. Standing are head coach Shane Hopkins, right, and assistant coach J.R. Dilbeck. | Clif Knight

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PHS’s Smithson, Madewell sign baseball scholarships

Published 11:10am Thursday, February 28, 2013

“I was impressed when I visited Jackson State,” said Madewell. “It’s a small school that’s strong on academics and also has a very competitive baseball program. I also liked the fact that it’s close to Memphis, Tenn. I’m thrilled to be going there and to have the opportunity to be a part of their baseball program.”

A member of the National Honor Society, Madewell said he plans to purse a career in either physics or engineering.

“Both are good athletes and hard workers,” said Priceville head baseball coach Shane Hopkins. “They’re close friends and have helped each other a lot by being very competitive on the playing field.

“Having two seniors sign college scholarships is a big boost for our pr0gram,” he added. “

“It gives the younger players extra incentive to work hard and continue to improve.”

“They’re both good athletes as well as good students,” Hopkins stated, “and I expect them to do well in college.”

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