Signing day roundups


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Seated front row, from left, Blake Ford, Jake McMahill, Andrew Baxley. Back row, Colton Brown, State Fair baseball head coach Jud Kindle and Dylan McKay. Five players signed to play baseball at SFCC over the weekend.


Seated with Maddie Davidson, center, are her parents, Mike and Debbie Davidson; back, from left, S-C Principal Wade Norton, S-C girls soccer head coach Adam Murray, brother Hunter Davidson, SFCC soccer head coach Eddie Horn, S-C girls soccer assistant coach Ethan Weller and S-C Athletic Director Rob Davis.


Back row, from left Scott Sader, former tennis coach Scott Maple, Amanda Lankford. Front, Jaynee Sader, Cole Lankford and Brian Lankford pose for a photo February 23 as Cole signs a letter of intent to play tennis at University of the Ozards in Clarksville, Arkansas.


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Seated front row, from left, Blake Ford, Jake McMahill, Andrew Baxley. Back row, Colton Brown, State Fair baseball head coach Jud Kindle and Dylan McKay. Five players signed to play baseball at SFCC over the weekend.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_IMG_7906.jpgSeated front row, from left, Blake Ford, Jake McMahill, Andrew Baxley. Back row, Colton Brown, State Fair baseball head coach Jud Kindle and Dylan McKay. Five players signed to play baseball at SFCC over the weekend.

Seated with Maddie Davidson, center, are her parents, Mike and Debbie Davidson; back, from left, S-C Principal Wade Norton, S-C girls soccer head coach Adam Murray, brother Hunter Davidson, SFCC soccer head coach Eddie Horn, S-C girls soccer assistant coach Ethan Weller and S-C Athletic Director Rob Davis.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd030216scsigning1.jpgSeated with Maddie Davidson, center, are her parents, Mike and Debbie Davidson; back, from left, S-C Principal Wade Norton, S-C girls soccer head coach Adam Murray, brother Hunter Davidson, SFCC soccer head coach Eddie Horn, S-C girls soccer assistant coach Ethan Weller and S-C Athletic Director Rob Davis.

Back row, from left Scott Sader, former tennis coach Scott Maple, Amanda Lankford. Front, Jaynee Sader, Cole Lankford and Brian Lankford pose for a photo February 23 as Cole signs a letter of intent to play tennis at University of the Ozards in Clarksville, Arkansas.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_IMG_3390.jpgBack row, from left Scott Sader, former tennis coach Scott Maple, Amanda Lankford. Front, Jaynee Sader, Cole Lankford and Brian Lankford pose for a photo February 23 as Cole signs a letter of intent to play tennis at University of the Ozards in Clarksville, Arkansas.

Since National Signing Day passed over a month ago, reports of area student-athletes committing to a college have trickled into the Democrat mailbox. Many students are committed to local programs such as State Fair Community College, a school in the midst of adding four new sports for student-athletes to participate in.

Roadrunner baseball adds four bats and a pitcher

The Roadrunners baseball program added five players to its roster over the weekend. Dylan MacKay and Jake McMahill of Blue Springs, Blake Ford of Lee’s Summit, Colton Brown of Stockton and Andrew Baxley of Buckner, Missouri signed letters of intent to play at State Fair. Ford signed a letter of commitment.

Roadrunners head coach Jud Kindle said Sunday’s signing day was a significant step for the program.

“This was a huge signing day for us,” Kindle said. “All five of these guys are going to be contributors on next year’s squad.”

McMahill is the only pitcher of the group.

SFCC lands 4 S-C Tigers for men’s soccer program

COURTESY OF SEDALIA SCHOOL DISTRICT 200

Four Smith-Cotton High School seniors on Monday committed to play for the State Fair Community College men’s soccer program, which begins competition in the fall.

The group is led by Vlad Varshytskyy, who was an all-West Central Conference and All-District selection in both the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The son of Nataliya and Gennadiy Varshytskyy is a two-time letter winner, scoring six goals and adding nine assists. Also joining the Roadrunners:

* Kevin Salas, son of Imelda and Rogilo Salas, who is a three-time letterman with six goals and five assists over his career.

* Nick Holman, son of Karen Holman and Todd and Billie Holman, is a two-time letterman who as a defender notched one goal and one assist.

* Alex Sanchez, son of Veronica Gonzalez and Ciro Sanchez, scored a goal and earned a letter in his one year playing at Smith-Cotton.

Davidson commits to SFCC Lady Roadrunner Soccer

COURTESY OF SEDALIA SCHOOL DISTRICT 200

Smith-Cotton High School senior Maddie Davidson on Monday became the first player to commit for State Fair Community College’s women’s soccer team, which will begin play this fall. To date, Davidson has scored 18 goals and added 15 assists for the Lady Tigers. An attacking midfielder, she was an All-West Central Conference selection in 2014 and 2015, when she was a team captain; also in 2015, she was a first team All-District pick.

Knob Noster School District Announces Cole Lankford Letter of Intent to Play Tennis at the University of the Ozarks

KNOB NOSTER, MO (February 23, 2016) – Knob Noster Senior Cole Lankford signed Monday, February 22, 2016 a letter of intent to play tennis at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. Cole is a three year lettermen for the Knob Noster Panthers. In his three prior seasons he has been selected to the MRVC all-conference team in each year. Last year Cole and Kyle Zimmerschied’s doubles team advanced to a 4th place finish in the MSHSAA Class 1 State Tournament.

The Panthers tennis season starts March 21st in Knob Noster versus Smith-Cotton.

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