CANTON—Canton-Galva High School might have the right amount of group of senior student-athletes who might have a chance to play at the college level.
The latest verbal commitments happened on Thursday evening when Tia Moddelmog announced via social media that she had committed to do track and field at Concordia University in Nebraska.
"I have decided to continue track at Concordia University Nebraska," Moddelmog said on her Twitter page. "Huge thanks to my parents for everything they've done to make this possible for me, and all my coaches who've made more of an impact than they know. I can't wait to see what God does with this next chapter," Moddelmog said on Twitter.
Moddelmog had options, and it came down to Concordia and Fort Hays State. She liked what she saw when she made her visit there.
"I liked the environment and community that the track team and coaches had and that the school had," Moddelmog said. "I knew after being on the campus and talking with people that I would love it there."
Moddelmog has been a tri-athlete not only for track, but basketball and volleyball, in which she receive all-league honors for each sport. Moddelmog is also a three-year state qualifier for Canton-Galva's track team. With her versatility, it does not come to a shock as she likely will be the Bulldogs' heptathlon athlete, according to the senior.
Moddelmog is looking to study pre-athletic training when she enrolls.
Norstrom to attend Friends
Also, Taryn Norstrom made it official in late September when she signed to be a cheerleader at Friends University.
"Taryn chose to attend Friends University because she really liked the campus, the people and she feels that they have the best zoo science program in the state of Kansas," Eagles cheerleading coach Treva Prieb said. "As Taryn's coach, I could not be more excited for her to take her love of cheer to the next level. Tarryn has a tremendous work ethic and is a very talented cheerleader. We will miss her once she becomes a Falcon cheerleader, but I wish her all the best of luck."
As a cheerleader, Norstrom has been a varsity letter winner in the last three years and will be again in her final year at Canton-Galva. Some of her accomplishments included receiving All-American honors and the NCA Individual Leadership award. In 2018, the Eagles were Class 2A State runner up.
She is also a member of the softball and wrestling team. She manages the football team for the last three years.
Werries commits to Emporia State
EL-DORADO—Dylan Werries currently plays baseball for Butler County Community College, but will soon transfer to play at Emporia State University after announcing on Twitter.
Werries, a former all-state slugger at McPherson High School, is looking forward to becoming a Hornet. What stood out to him was the welcoming hospitality the coaching staff gave him during his visit.
"When they had me on my visit, it felt like home," Werries said. "The coaches were very excited to have me down on a visit, and all the excitement they put into it meant something to me. Having a relationship with my coaches is huge for me, and when I first met them, I felt that connection, and I couldn't stop talking. I love what Coach (Seth) Wheeler and his staff preaches at ESU. And after my visit, that was something I wanted to be apart of for the next two years."
In his freshman year, Werries played in 17 games as an infielder. He averaged .150, recording seven runs, one RBI and a stolen base in the 2018 season.
Unsure what position he will play at Emporia, but he is sure that he wants to study to become a strength and conditioning coach after he graduates.
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