We kick things off with our Division One football signings.
From DC Everest, Mitchell Boals, who less than a year and a half ago was hospitalized to stop internal bleeding from a football injury, is heading to Kansas State in the fall as a preferred walk on.
Antigo's Josh Hale, a NewsChannel 7 All-Star, made his decision after visiting the South Dakota campus. He officially signed with the Coyotes, an FCS school.
Fellow NewsChannel 7 All-Star David Kornack, both a standout tight end and lineman for the Edgar Wildcats, is headed to an FCS school as well at Illinois State.
A handful of football players will compete at the Division 2 level.
Over at Newman, surrounded by his parents and teammates, Marcus Gabriel became the Cardinals' first football recruit since 1996, signing to St. Cloud.
NewsChannel 7 All-Star Caleb Bryant of Stratford earned his scholarship to Concordia-St. Paul after battling thru two left shoulder injuries.
Also headed to Concordia is Ray Blossfield from Wisconsin Rapids.
Two more of his Red Raider teammates also signed today. Josh Wefel will head to Winona State.
Also from Rapids, Ryan Duxbury is headed to Minnesota-Duluth. The Bulldogs stood by the Red Raider even after a torn ACL left him sidelined all but one game last season.
Duxbury will now be teammates with his conference rival Sean Vanhelden from SPASH, as he too is headed to Duluth.
Antigo's Blake kirsch, is off to the University of Sioux Falls, who was a big fan of the small town feel.
Another NewsChannel 7 All-Star, Mosinee's Austin McCarthy, signed to play at Northern Michigan.
Also heading to the great state of Michigan, Sam Lacko from Northland Pines. He's set to play for Michigan Tech.
Four Wisconsin Valley All-Conference soccer players are headed to the next level.
Mali Theiss from DC Everest will hit the pitch at Minnesota State-Mankato. Joining her in Mankato will be SPASH's Jenny Hoerter, who chose the Mavericks over Winona State. Marshfield's Darien Molter did choose Winona State. Lauren Anderson of Rapids is headed to Concordia-St. Paul.
In Amherst, Lindsay Rutz will do the shot put and hammerthrow at Winona State. Rutz hit the medal stand at the state track meet last season in the shot and discus.
And sectional champion Rebecca Voss of Marshfield will lace up her running shoes for cross country at Division One UW-Green Bay.
Congratulations to all of our local athletes.
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