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Local prep athletes sign with colleges

February 2, 2012


With nine Lawrence High Lions, four Free State Firebirds and a Veritas Eagle making their college choices official Wednesday, National Signing Day served as a significant moment in the lives of many city high school football players.

However, this time of year is signing season for athletes from other area schools, too — and that’s not just limited to football.

Here is a rundown of who is going where, and for what sport.

Free State


• Jimmy Fernandez, OL — Highland Community College

• Shawn Knighton, WR — Dodge City Community College

• Caylor Norris, OL — Highland Community College

• Ryan Patterson, WR — Fort Scott Community College


• Mariah Dickson — Hutchinson Community College



• Anthony Buffalomeat, WR/P — Emporia State University

• Charles Jackson, RB — Hutchinson Community College

• Darius Johnson, OL/DL — Butler Community College

• Joe Odrowski, OL — Benedictine College

• DeCorey Pittman, LB — Fort Scott Community College

• Anthony Rosen, K — Pittsburg State University

• Sean Thomas, OL/DL — Butler Community College

• Jake Vinoverski, LB — Pittsburg State University

• Wyatt Woods, LS — Pittsburg State University

Track and field

• Blake Hocking — University of Missouri - Kansas City

Veritas Christian


• Nick Bennett, QB — Fort Lewis College (Colo.)

De Soto


• Hayden Chandler, OL/DL — Coffeyville Community College

• Ryan Hicks, RB — Baker University

• Daniel Williams, WR — Graceland University (Iowa)


• Danielle Dowdy — University of Saint Mary



• David Pierce, P — Barton Community College

• Jared Ireland, 1B/DH — Independence Community College



• Emily Welsh — Kansas City Kansas Community College


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