Senior athletes sign with colleges


Brenna Schwien

Senior Hayden Brown stands on the slide line during a home game during the 2020 season.

Even though their senior year was cut short, a few athletes were able to sign with colleges to take their athletic abilities to the next level.

Brock Lummus signed with Butler Community College on Mar. 4 to continue his baseball career.

“I chose Butler because I felt like it was the right place for me to pursue my career choice,” Lummus said. “I also felt wanted when I visited.”

Lummus said that he is most excited for the new competition and a new atmosphere.

“I don’t really think anything really sealed the deal, but it was by far the college I liked the most from my offers,” Lummus said.

Hayden Brown signed with Fort Hays State University on Jan. 1 to continue his athletic and academic career.

“I decided on FHSU because for me family is first; my dad coaches there, and my brother also plays there,” Brown said. “I had offers from other schools in the MIAA [Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association] and even a PWO [preferred walk on] from a Division One school. But, at the end of it, I am very happy to be a Tiger.”

Brown said he knew that he would most likely end up playing for his dad and with his brother because if he did not go to a Division One program, his dad likely would not let him go to any other Division Two school.

“I am most excited to learn more about the game and to get a chance to play the game I love,” Brown said.

A few other seniors signed with colleges as well. Tasiah Nunnery signed with Barton Community College to play volleyball, Dylan Ruder signed with Kansas Wesleyan University to play basketball and Isaac Smith signed with Sterling Community College to swim.