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By Dan Perrine
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Corkran and Larkin sign scholarships


Last updated 4/24/2023 at 10:29am

Bridge City senior Kaydence Corkran will be playing softball at John Melvin University in Crowley, Louisiana

Two more Bridge City seniors have signed scholarships to play their sports at the college level. Kaydence Corkran will play softball at John Melvin University and Amaris Larkin is going to Lamar University to do track and field.

Corkran signed on Wednesday at the Bridge City High School gymnasium to attend John Melvin University in Crowley, Louisiana. Kaydence earned three letters for playing softball for the Lady Cardinals primarily as a pitcher.

Bridge City softball coach Raven Harris said Kaydence is a hard worker. "She shows up every day, she works her tail off, and from her freshman year to now the improvement has been astonishing. Kaydence is a kid that if I need a quick bat she'll hop in there and hit for me. She is very flexible and will do whatever we ask, whenever we ask, and that's all you can ask from an athlete as a coach," Harris replied.

Amaris Larkin of Bridge City High School has signed a scholarship to attend Lamar University where she will throw the shot in track and field

John Melvin University is only in its second year with the softball program. Coach Harris believes Corkran has a really good opportunity to make an impact on the school, the softball program there, and the community.

Larkin signed her scholarship to attend Lamar in Beaumont at the Bridge City High School library on Thursday. Amaris has been outstanding in multiple track and field events since she was a freshman.

Jamie Deshazo the track and field coach for Bridge City expounded on how versatile Larkin has been as a high school track star. "Amaris has been part of all of our relays, she throws shot for us, runs the 100-meter dash for us, and she's excelled in all of that. Her sophomore year she was actually the shot put district champion and the 100-meter district champion which is very unique because Amaris is fast but also really strong," Deshazo reminded.

At Lamar University Larkin will primarily throw the shot. Deshazo added Amaris might also throw the javelin and throw the hammer for Lamar.


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