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Chappell to take game to Roanoke College

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Comet softball standout Lauryn Chappell announced Thursday she is headed to Roanoke College. Chappell plans to continue her academic career there and play softball. From left, first row, brother Zack Chappell, moother Jenny Chappell, Chappell and father Johnny Chappell. Second row, HCHS athletics director Allen Lawter, Comet softball assistant Jennifer Rutledge, head softball coach Woody Bane and HCHS principal Michael Lewis. (Submitted photo) / April 15, 2019
Comet softball standout Lauryn Chappell is headed to Roanoke College to play softball and continue her academic career.

Comet softball coach Woody Bane expressed confidence regarding Chappell’s choice.

Bane said Chappell is a left-handed slap hitter who does a really good job getting on base for the Comets.

Chappell pitches and plays in the outfield.

Bane said Chappell is an excellent softball player and a better person.

She has an opportunity at a high level. Roanoke College competes in the NCAA Division III level in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Maroons have a former Comet, Anna Clowdis, playing there now.

Chappell is dedicated at improving at softball, said Bane. Bane said Chappell deserves this opportunity.

Chappell chose Roanoke for a good mixture of academics and athletics. The college has special programs for her career interest as a physician assistant.

As for softball, Chappell is excited to be playing with Clowdis again.

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