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Three Hutchinson Salthawks Sign to Play Collegiate Sports



HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Three Class of 2024 Salthawk athletes, along with their families, participated in the Spring Signing Day at Hutchinson High School Wednesday, May 8, as part of a long-standing tradition.

Lakin Franz

Lakin Franz will attend Kansas Wesleyan University in the fall to play baseball. He chose KWU because of their strong campus and athletics culture. He plans to double major in Sports Management and Business. While at Hutchinson High School he excelled in baseball and swimming. As a sophomore he made honorable mention catcher, and as a junior played second team utility. In swimming, Franz participated in the relay events and placed 7th at State. The Salthawks ended the regular season last night against Derby. Their record stands at 17-9 overall and 8-4 in the AVCTL-I. The 17 wins are the most by a Salthawks team since the 2004 team finished 17-4.

ReyJon Rendenbaugh

ReyJon Redenbaugh will join the soccer team this fall at Manhattan Christian College. Redenbaugh stated he chose MCC because the “staff, soccer team, and coach were very welcoming and friendly. Also, I have previous teammates and friends that attend Manhattan Christian College.” Redenbaugh has not determined his college major at this time but is most interested in Business. The Salthawk soccer team ended their season in the fall of 2023 with a 7-8-2 record.

Daylee Van Syckle

Daylee Van Syckle signs on as a Coffeyville Community College Red Raven for the fall of 2024. The 6’4” Senior is most excited about leveling up his football skills and career next year. He was impressed with the Coffeeville coaches throughout the recruitment process. Van Syckle enjoyed a strong Salthawk football career with three years on the starting line. The past two seasons he has been named First Team All-State in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League. Van Syckle served as team Captain last fall when the Salthawk Football team went 7-3.