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Fitch seniors commit to continue athletic careers after graduation

May 23, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Seven Austintown Fitch athletes signed their National Letter of Intent and/or announced the college of their choice on May 16. The group represented track, soccer, baseball and wrestling.

Dylan Beany signed his letter with Youngstown State University for track.

"I like to be close to home and YSU is a good fit financially and athletically," he said. He plans to major in biology.

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Austintown Fitch seniors Michael Grazier, Dylan Beany, Blake Baker, Kole Klasic, Bailee Kingsley, Michael Ferree and Dylan Warmouth held a joint athletic signing on May 16 at the Fitch Media Center.

Bailee Kingsley is going to continue her soccer career at Bluffton University.

"It was a welcoming community and everyone is so friendly and helpful," she said. At Bluffton she plans on majoring in biology and chemistry.

Blake Baker signed with Notre Dame College (Cleveland) to continue his soccer career.

"I think their soccer program is very god and they had my intended major (sports management)," he said.

Signing with Westminister for track was Dylan Warmouth.

"I went to Westminister for pole vaulting camp one year. I liked the coach and found it to be a friendly school," he said. While there he plans to major in pre-med with the intent of being a surgical assistant.

Kole Klasic signed his letter to continue his baseball career at Tiffin after graduation.

"It was the best fit, good coaches and a nice, small campus," he said. Klasic plans to major in exercise science.

Michael Ferree signed to continue his wrestling career at Campbell University.

"The head coach was a factor in my decision and it just felt like home," Ferree said. He plans to major in health and science with the intent to pursue a master's degree as a physician's assistant.

The final signer was Michael Grazier, who signed to continue his baseball career at Westminster.

"I thought it was the best play for an opportunity to play right away," he said. He plans to major in education.



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