Dyer County Softball’s Shires signs with Dyersburg State

Friday, May 31, 2024
Dyer County Lady Choctaw senior Allie Shires (front, center) will continue her playing career close to home at the college level as she will play for Dyersburg State next season. Witnessing the signing were (front, from left) father John Shires, Allie Shires, mother Mallory Shires; (back, from left) DCHS Assistant Coach Steve Anderson, DCHS Assistant Coach Dustin Wiley and Dyer County Head Coach Shanna O’Bright.
State Gazette photo/Jason Peevyhouse

JASON PEEVYHOUSE

jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com

Heading into the final month of her high school softball career, Dyer County senior Allie Shires already knew where she will play at the next level as the Lady Choctaw infielder signed with Dyersburg State Community College to continue her career on the diamond.

“I feel good about signing with Dyersburg State,” Shires said. “I feel like I am going to a very good team with very good players.”

Shires said she chose Dyersburg State because of the coaches among other things.

“The girls are very fun to talk to,” Shires added about her future teammates. “I think the program has a good reputation going on.”

Dyer County Head Coach Shanna O’Bright said Shires has been a huge asset to the program during her four seasons as a Lady Choctaw.

“She’s a hustler and such a hard worker,” O’Bright said. “I am so excited for her and her future with this opportunity that she is getting.”

O’Bright stressed Shires’ work ethic as a big asset the Lady Eagles will get by signing the Lady Choctaw senior.

“She’s a hard-nosed hustler who leaves it all out there,” the Lady Choctaw head coach added.

Shires’ signing took place during Dyer County’s signing day event on May 1 as the Lady Choctaw senior wrapped up her high school career last week at the state tournament.

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