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3 Wolves sign to compete collegiately

The Three Forks High School athletic department held a special ceremony last week with seniors Colten Hayder, Ari Judd, and Shane Williams all signing letters of intent to compete in college next season.

Hayder and Williams will play football next season at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, and Judd will be a golf team member at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista. Hayder and Williams helped lead Three Forks this season to their first playoff victory in decades and were named to the Class B All-State Team. Both players were also selected to play in this summer’s prestigious East-West Shrine Game.

With the spring season just weeks away, Judd has already had an excellent career for the Three Forks High School Golf team. As a junior, Judd finished fourth at Divisionals and sixth at the State Tournament.

In an interview following the announcement of the Shrine Bowl participants, Wolves Head Football Coach Connor Sullivan praised Williams and Hayder.

‘They helped build our culture and were great players over the last four years for us. Most importantly, they’re good kids,” said Sullivan. “I couldn’t be more proud of these two for what they have done personally and for what they have done for our program. They led by example, and they both have a bright future ahead of them.”

Three Forks Head Golf Coach Aaron Harkins said he and the other team coaches are thrilled Judd signed with Southern Virginia to play golf.

“Ari is one of those kids that just can’t get enough golf, so I’m glad she gets to continue to play competitive golf after high school,” Harkins said. “Although I think we are in line for a great last HS season with her this coming spring, we’ve talked, and we really think there is a great opportunity to improve upon her 6th place finish at state, so when practice officially starts on March 11th, we will hit the ground running in hopes of getting Ari and the girls’ and boys’ teams to state once again.”