High School Sports

Airport soccer stars to ink college pacts

Three Airport senior girls soccer stars will sign letters of intent on Tuesday to continue their playing careers in college.

Lara Backman has opted to play at Erskine College, while Heather Schumpert and Heather Smith will be teammates again next year at Columbia College.

The Eagles return to the pitch Monday for a non-region match with Class 4Aiken. Airport, which saw its 14-match winning streak come to an end Friday in a 2-1 shootout loss against Chapin, stands at 14-2 for the season, 4-1 in Region 4-3A play. The Eagles maintained its No. 2 ranking in the Class 3A coaches poll this week despite the region loss to Chapin.