Several lake-area athletes signed National Letters of Intent with colleges on Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA’s early signing period.

The early signing period continues through Nov. 21. The next NCAA signing period will begin April 17.

The signees:

Hough High - Clay Brown (East Carolina, golf); Kayla Hall (College of Charleston, softball); Jack Manchester (Harvard, swimming); Peyton White (Ohio, golf).

Lake Norman High:  Shelby Bailey (Transylvania, softball); Kayla McGuffey (Morehead State, softball); Dominique Wilson (N.C. Central, softball).

Lincoln Charter: Sarah Kenley (Lenoir-Rhyne, softball); David Scoggins (Liberty, baseball).

- compiled by Cliff Mehrtens