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Colleges ink local standouts

Free State, Lawrence High players sign letters of intent

February 4, 2010


Wednesday was national signing day for high school athletes across the country, and plenty of competitors who call Lawrence home got in on the act.

Although their signings might not merit the same kind of attention as that of five-star phenom Dillon Baxter — the country’s No. 1-ranked running back who hails from San Diego and was scheduled to sign with USC — around here they were a pretty big deal.

Both Lawrence High and Free State High hosted signing ceremonies throughout the day Wednesday.

The Free State High football program kicked things off with an early-morning signing for six Firebirds.

Quarterback Camren Torneden and lineman Michael Lisher inked with Div. II Nebraska-Omaha, while Kirk Resseguie (Missouri Western), Connor Stremel (Baker), Aundre Allen (Baker) and Stephen Jordan (Ottawa) joined them among a sea of green and white, friends, faculty and proud parents.

Later in the day, the scene shifted to the Free State High library, where soccer standouts Daniel Chance and Hannah Carlson made their commitments official. Chance signed with Kansas Wesleyan, and Carlson signed with Emporia State.

The Lawrence High football program also hosted a signing on Wednesday, but at LHS, senior Taylor Coleman had the spotlight all to himself.

Coleman, a captain and two-way starter for the Lions during the 2009 season, signed with Coffeyville Community College.


allgoodtoldya 8 years, 3 months ago

No pictures, wow! This day has been on these young men's minds for several years, and to down play a huge accomplishment by not evening taking a picture is really "low classs". I'm once again totally shocked at the lack of concern for the youth in this town.

braverthanu 8 years, 3 months ago

Ben Muiller from LHS also signed yesterday with Washburn.

Julie Craig 8 years, 3 months ago

Does the print version have pictures? Maybe you have to actually buy a paper to see the good stuff.

proudmom 8 years, 3 months ago

Notta!!! If not D1 not picture worthy??????????? Sad, sad, sad! These boys' all work hard to get to college level no matter what ranking/division they are and because they didn't sign with BIG 12, no big deal!!! Shows you what is important in this town, definitely not our local youth!

jlrandi5 8 years, 3 months ago


And what D1 college did you sign a letter of intent to play at out of high school? Yeah right. You're just mad because you're at KU paying outrageous college tuition because you didn't have what this kid or any of the other signers had to ink a scholarship (at any college in any division)...period! Congrats to all the young men and women who signed letters of intent and best of luck to you!

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