Barney will play basketball at the college level, while Burley will compete in archery.

CLOQUET, Minnesota — On Friday morning, a pair of student-athletes from Cloquet put pen to paper on their college commitments.

Conner Barney has signed his National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Central Lakes College. Barney was a transfer to the Lumberjacks where he recently scored over 2,000 career points. He credits his family and new teammates for helping him take it to the next level.

“They helped me a lot, made me improve my game and everything. Just everything, the basketball team, the schedule, everything and that means a lot,” Barney said.

Additionally, Izzy Burley signed her NLI to compete in archery at Mount Marty University. Burley says she started archery at age six watching her sister compete.

“I applied to this school and they gave me a scholarship first. And then my dad decided to go talk to the coach for me which, thank you, and then I got an archery scholarship I used to go there with me, my mom and my sister, go on adventures across the country, now I can do it with friends or roommates,” Burley said.

Central Lakes is a community college in Brainerd, while Mount Marty University is a private school in Yankton, South Dakota.