These North Union High School seniors signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level. They are from left, front row, Dylan Thompson, Josie Duncan, Kamryn Rhodes and Hunter Zimmerman; second row, Nick Reeder, Ethan Hoffer, Anthony Padovano and Colton Clark.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)
Wednesday was a day for high school athletes to set their futures in play at the next level.
It was National Signing Day and seven North Union student-athletes took part in the day.
NU athletic director Nick Hajjar said in his time at the school this is the most athletes he has seen signing out of a single class.
Those athletes are:
-Dylan Thompson, who will be moving on to play both football and wrestling at Heidelberg University in Tiffin. Thompson is a state-qualifier wrestler and has earned all-conference accolades for his football career as a Wildcat;
-Anthony Padovano will continue his football career at Urbana University. He is a two-time all-Ohio punter;
-Nick Reeder will be moving on to play golf at Kent State at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia. He earned all-conference honors as a Wildcat;
-Colton Clark will play football at Ashland University. He is an all-Ohio lineman and state honorable mention recipient;
-Kamryn Rhodes will continue her track and cross country career at Ohio Northern University. She earned all-conference and district honors for her running career as a Wildcat.
-Ethan Hoffer will play football at The College of Wooster. Hoffer received Central District special mention honors in 2018 for his efforts as a lineman;
-Hunter Zimmerman will continue on the gridiron at Ashland University. He played in the secondary for the Wildcats;
-Josie Duncan signed early with Ashland University to continue her softball career. She has earned all-district honors in both softball and volleyball as a Wildcat.
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