I love local news stories like this.

In a large signing ceremony at Bernards High School on Feb. 18, 20 Mountaineer athletes signed letters of intent.

Carter Gilpin will play lacrosse at Merrimack College, while lacrosse teammate Declan Swartwood signed with St. John’s. Emma TenBarge will play lacrosse at Williams College.

1) Of course, there are no “letters of intent” from Williams College, as there are in Division I. This sometimes flummoxes high schools intent on holding these ceremonies, so they hand out pretend pieces of paper to Williams-bound students while other students sign actual documents.

2) “TenBarge” is a cool name. Unfortunately, Ancestry.com has so polluted the Google search results with their SEO that I can’t find any references to its etymology. Pointers?

3) Welcome to Emma TenBarge ’19! Women’s lacrosse has had a tough start to the year and could use some help.

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