LONE GROVE — Nacona Presgrove dreamed of competing in athletics at the next level. And after signing a scholarship to play softball for Western Oklahoma State College on Tuesday in the Lone Grove High School library, that dream has become reality.

"I'm really excited about what's ahead," Presgrove said. "Playing at the next level is something I've always wanted to do."

Presgrove was part of a Longhorns squad that featured some of the best offensive talent in the Lake Country Conference, and it was a big part of what drew head coach Michael McBrayer to the talents of Presgrove.

"Coach is more worried about hitting and how I do at the plate than where I'll play defensively at this point," Presgrove said.

Lone Grove coach Jimmy Miller said that Western will be getting a talented player with an attitude to handle the step up in competition.

"When you get to the college level, you have a lot of those better players and team leaders," Miller said. "So Nacona ought to fit in real good and do really well."

Presgrove was a two-time All-Ardmoreite Super Team member as catcher for the Longhorns, starting all 34 games for Lone Grove this season and batting .333 with a team-high 28 runs batted in. She also hit nine doubles and stole six bases.

Spencer White