Sequoyah County had 18 student athletes sign to play college sports

Sequoyah County had quite a year for high school athletics both team wise and individually.

Team wise Sequoyah County got District titles in football, multiple in softball, multiple in boys and girls basketball, multiple Area titles as well in boys and girls basketball, multiple in baseball and slow-pitch softball.

Along multiple wrestlers, boys and girls basketball teams, a boys and girls golf team along with a baseball team to the State Tournament in their respective sports.

Not to mention multiple individuals and relay teams that qualified for State in track.

All that success parlayed handsomely for the student athletes as a grand total of 18 individuals across six different sports have signed on to play college sports next season.

Sequoyah County isn't anywhere the biggest county in the State to draw athletes from — far from it.

As of the 2017 census is just the 23rd largest out of 77 in the state.

Vian's Javier Ramos was one of the earliest signees when the shortstop/pitcher signed to play baseball at Missouri State.

Ramos who batted .443 with nine home runs and 45 RBIs this past season was one of five county athletes to sign to play baseball.

The others include Sallisaw's Dru Didway (Carl Albert State College), Muldrow's Tyler Stevenson (Southwestern Christian University), along with Vian's Kaleb Glass (Connors State College) and Tyrus Wells (Labette Community College).

On the softball diamond is where the most county athletes signed to continue their academic and athletic careers.

Sallisaw's Kaylee Bemo and Dia Jackson will both play at Crowder College, Roland's Cassidy Floyd will play Eastern Oklahoma State, Sallisaw's Katie Scott will play at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Central's Sierra Jasna at the University of the Ozarks and Muldrow's Autumn Phelps will play at Iowa Lakes Community College.

On the gridiron Muldrow quarterback Braden Gleason will play at Division II's Emporia State.

Gleason was named District 3A-8 co-Most Valuable Player this past season.

Sallisaw's Jason Bartel received several offers but the 6-foot-7 310-pound lineman decided to bet on himself and attend Oklahoma State as a preferred walk-on.

Bartel's teammate Brody Nicholson will attend William Penn University in Oskaloosa, IA.

Roland's Justin Harvey was the lone county athlete to sign on to play basketball in the upcoming year.

Harvey will attend and play at Central Baptist College in Conway, Ark.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University got a pair of county athletes to sign in Sallisaw wrestler Cody Cooper and Vian runner Chris Kosterlitzky.

Sallisaw golfer Alec Dominic signed with Seminole State.

Dominic, who finished fifth individually in the 4A State Golf Championship, plans to attend Seminole State for two years before moving onto a four-year D-I school.

2018 Sequoyah County Signees

Baseball Diamond

JAVIER RAMOS, VIAN, Missouri State (baseball)

KALEB GLASS, VIAN, Connors State College (baseball)
TYRUS WELLS, VIAN, Labette Community College (baseball)
DRU DIDWAY, SALLISAW, Carl Albert State College (baseball)
TYLER STEVENSON, MULDROW, Southwestern Christian (baseball)

Softball Diamond
KAYLEE BEMO, SALLISAW, Crowder College (softball)
KATIE SCOTT, SALLISAW, Wisconsin Lutheran (softball)
SIERRA JASNA, CENTRAL, University of the Ozarks (softball)
DIA JACKSON, VIAN, Crowder College (softball)
AUTUMN PHELPS, MULDROW, Iowa Lakes College (softball)
CASSIDY FLOYD, ROLAND, Eastern Oklahoma State (softball)

BRADEN GLEASON, MULDROW, Emporia State (football)
BRODY NICHOLSON, SALLISAW, William Penn University (football)
JASON BARTEL, SALLISAW, Oklahoma State University (football)

The Mat
CODY COOPER, SALLISAW, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (wrestling)

CHRIS KOSTERLITZKY, VIAN, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (track)

The Hardcourt
JUSTIN HARVEY, ROLAND, Central Baptist College (basketball)

The Course
ALEC DOMINIC, SALLISAW, Seminole State (golf)



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