High School Athletics: Big week for WHS athletes
WIMBERLEY — Three Wimberley High School student-athletes recently agreed to play sports at the next level.
Brenna Lyles signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the University of Nebraska, Reed Jones will play football at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and Kolby Kelley decided to stay in-state to play football for Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton.
Lyles picked up numerous honors over her volleyball career. As a freshman in 2009, she was named an Amateur Athletic Union All American, second-team all-district, Academic all-district and she was a State Finalist with the Texans.
The honors continued in 2010 as she won District 26-3A Defensive Player of the Year, Academic all-district, first-team all-district, and the Texas Sports Writers Association All State First Team.
In 2011, Lyles was named all-state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association, was 26-3A’s Most Valuable Player and first-team choice, and was also Academic all-district. She’s the school’s record holder in single season digs. She was named to the Lonestar Volleyball 2011-2012 All Texas Team and the Defensive Player of the Year.
Her senior year she was a first-team all-district selection, TGCA All-State choice, academic all-district and the team’s MVP.
Jones, a three-year starter for the WHS football team, was a first-team all-district safety in District 27-3A and an academic all-district choice as a junior.
He was named first-team all-district at safety and quarterback his senior season, while also netting academic all-district honors.
Kelley, a three-year starter, was named to the all-district team four times in his high school career.
He was a second-team all-district selection at running back in 2010, and was a first-team selection on offense and defense in 2011.
Last season, Kelley was a first-team all-district selection at running back, leading the team in rushing.
He was named Academic all-district all three seasons, and was named second-team academic All-State in 2012.