SOCCER: PNG’s Riggs elects Angelina College

Published 4:40 pm Thursday, May 24, 2018

Preston Riggs has finally decided which sport he wants to play in college.

District 22-5A’s boys soccer player of the year will continue in that sport, as he announced on Twitter he’s committed to Angelina College.

Riggs has been a standout in three sports at PNG, earning numerous honors in football, soccer and track. Riggs was the District 22-5A, Area 11-5A and 5A Region III high jump champion this year and placed fourth in the 5A state meet this month. He also earned third-team 5A all-state honors as a wide receiver from the Texas Sports Writers Association.

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But in soccer, Riggs scored 40 goals and made 17 assists this season at PNG, earning him second-team all-state billing by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches.

It is not immediately clear whether Riggs has signed with Angelina.


About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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