Rappahanock senior Lauren Settle last week signed on with Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va. Her two-year letter of intent from the National Junior College Athletic Association officially proclaimed her agreement to play softball for the Patriots. “I went and visited the campus in mid-September and fell in love with the place,” she said. “I’m pretty excited to be the first person this year to sign with any college. I’m going away to school and doing what I love to do.” From left are athletic director Jamie Harris, coach Kathleen Brown, Lauren Settle and her parents Theresa and Larry Settle.