DSHS student athletes sign National Letters of Intent

By Megan Wehring

DRIPPING SPRINGS — Nearing the end of their senior year, six Dripping Springs High School (DSHS) student athletes signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday, May 19 to further their athletic career at their chosen colleges.

Aidan Bailey, Basketball, Luther College (Iowa)

Aidan Bailey was a two-year varsity letterman for the Dripping Springs Tigers, earning first-team all-district honors after leading the team in five different statistical categories as a senior. He was named to the Texas High School Coaches Association All-State Team and was nominated to play in the Hill Country Classic All-Star Game.

He is the son of Sarah and Aaron Bale. Coach: Craig Swannack.

Blake Bryant, Baseball, Blinn College

Blake Bryant has been a two-year starter for the Tiger baseball team. He is a utility player and will be playing third base at Blinn College in Brenham. Bryant is a two-time academic all-district recipient and plays summer ball for the Lonestar Baseball Club in Dripping Springs.

He is the son of Deborah and Troy Bryant. Coach: Chris Payne.

JJ Guerrero, Wrestling, Lyon College (Arkansas)

JJ Guerrero was a three-time state qualifier and two-time district champion for the Tigers, helping the team to the district and regional championships the last two seasons. He ranks in the top 10 in school history for career wins, pins and team points. He also has competed in football and cross country at DSHS.

He is the son of Jeff and Tonya Guerrero. Coach: Joe Kirksey.

Christian Prehar, Wrestling, Schreiner University

Christian Prehar was a two-time state qualifier for the Tigers, helping the team to back-to-back district and regional titles in 2020 and 2021. As a senior, he placed fifth at the state tournament and led the team in pins, team points and win percentage. He also competed in football all four years at DSHS.

He is the son of Lori and Troy Prehar. Coach: Joe Kirksey.

Tyler Puls, Baseball, Hill College

Tyler Puls has been a two-year starter for the Tiger baseball team playing first base, third base and outfield. He will be playing third base at Hill College in Hillsboro. Puls has played summer ball with the Prospects National Team.

He is the son of Nicole and Eric Puls. Coach: Chris Payne.

Audrey Williamson, Track, Baylor University

Audrey Williamson was a four-year varsity letterman for the Lady Tigers track and field team. She qualified for the area meet twice in the 300-meter hurdles and the 4×400-meter relay. As a senior, Williamson was a regional finalist and state alternate in the hurdles.

She is the daughter of Donna and John Williamson. Coach: Marisa Tuzzi.

As of May 19, a total of 28 DSHS seniors in the Class of 2021 will be college athletes.

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Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch for a year, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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