LUFKIN (KTRE) – National signing day was a great day for the Lufkin Panthers. Five athletes in three different sports sign their John Hancock on the dotted line to continue as student-athletes in college. Baseball players Chris Mcfarland, Gandy Stubblefield, and Kentrell Smith will take their game to the next level and stay relatively close to home. McFarland will go to Rice University, Stubblefield, will take his game to Texas A&M and Smith will go to Nicholls state in Louisiana and play in the Southland Conference. Mcfarland plays shortstop, Stubblefield pitches and plays first for the pack Smith plays outfield.
Also signing letters of intent today from Lufkin are Chaun Williams and Sam Fidone. Williams averaged 17 points per game for the Lady Panthers basketball team last year as a junior. She will be hooping it up for UTA next fall. Fidone, a sweet swinging lefty will take his golf clubs with him to SMU and hit the greens for the Mustangs. Fidone helped lead Lufkin to a district title in 2009 and finished up the golf season as a state finalist for the Panthers.