Five area athletes sign intent letters

By wbng sports

April 26, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 3:08 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton high school basketball standout K.J. Rose decided he'll take his game to Fairfield University next season.

Rose helped lead the Patriots a Class AA Section IV Title, and a state playoff berth last season. The team's run was cut short in the opening round.

Hatala heads to Siena
Maine-Endwell's Bryant Hatala made things official Thursday afternoon signing to run at Siena College next season.

Hatala has been to the State meet his last three years in cross country, after winning sectionals all three of those years. He said he's just relieved to finally make the decision.

" It's got a lot of weight off my shoulders," said Hatala. "It's nice finally making that decision, finding out where I'm going to go and what's the plan for the next four years and you know move on."

He plans to study Biology once getting to Albany.

Two CV seniors sign intent letters
Two more students declared their college intentions Thursday at Chenango Valley. Mackenzie Moss and Kurt Grunder both signed their swimming and diving letters of intent.

Moss is staying in state to become a Bull at the University of Buffalo. Meanwhile Grunder is heading to Providence to continue his career.

" I'm really excited to dive there," said Moss. "Division I is like really big and I finally get to dive at a college level, so I'm really excited."
" It's kind of like the icing on the cake," said Grunder. "I've worked five years so hard, and then I guess it's just the next chapter in my life to look forward to."

Starley's off to Queens
Windsor's Morgan Starley signed her letter to attend and play softball at Queens College on Thursday.

Starley helped lead the Black Knights to the state final four last season as the team's primary pitcher.