Russell Peyton

Bedford High School’s Peyton Russell will attend Southwestern Community College as a two-sport athlete this fall. Russell will compete on the softball and women’s basketball teams for the Spartans.

Russell, who played catcher and infielder for the Bedford Bulldogs, signed with SWCC Head Coach Lindsay Stumpff and the Spartans’ softball program last week. Russell was named KMA Radio’s senior player of the year last year. She was named second team for the Pride of Iowa Conference her sophomore and senior years and made Pride of Iowa Conference honorable mention her eighth grade season. She was named to the All-Western Iowa team as an eighth grader. Russell played travel ball for 10 years.

Addae Houston, SWCC head women’s basketball coach, is excited about what Russell will bring to his team as well. As a senior, Russell averaged 12 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.5 steals per game for a Bedford team that went 22-2 and reached the regional finals.

Russell is the daughter of Jeff and Rhonda Russell of Bedford.