Pocahontas County High School senior Briana Mills signed a letter of intent last week to attend West Liberty University and play softball. Attending the signing: seated, Mona Mills and Briana. Standing, l to r: Ziad Cooper, and Kristi Tritapoe. Back row: Sean Rodriguez, Brian Mills, Rick Hartzell and Conlin Halterman.

Brandon Nottingham
Staff Writer

Even though the high school year is only coming up to its mid-point, some seniors are already gearing up for college, including Pocahontas County High School senior Briana Mills.

Mills signed a letter of intent Thursday to play softball at West Liberty University.

Most of Mills’ young softball career was played under recently retired Coach Rick Hartzell.

“I have just always loved the sport,” said Mills, who has played softball since she was nine years old. “I really enjoy being out there with my team. It’s a great way to meet new people and have fun. I also played travel ball for two years under Coach Ziad Cooper. We got to travel to Virginia, North Carolina and a few other places.”

Mills, who plays first base and catcher, was co-captain of the team last year.

Although she is eager to begin college next year, she is still unsure about her major, but one thing is certain, during softball season, you will find her on the diamond.

Mills is the daughter of Brian and Mona Mills, of Buckeye.

West Liberty University is a forward-looking, four-year public university steeped in a rich heritage as West Virginia’s oldest institution of higher education.