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College Signing - Koby Campbell

Editor's Note: this is the seventh of a series of feature articles on Rocket senior athletes who have signed to play college athletics next season.
Koby Campbell has been playing varsity basketball for head coach Josh Shirley since his freshman year. That year they won a total of five games. Every season since then they have improved their record and earned a trip to the State Tournament this season. Campbell also played football for three years of his athletic career at Rose Hill along with participating in track his junior year. Campbell was a part of the 2020 Rocket basketball team that made it to the State Tournament after upsetting Clearwater in the Sub-State Tournament. At the State Tournament, the Rockets upset the number one seed in the tournament, the Parsons Vikings. However, their post-season run would end abruptly due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In regard to his athletic career at Rose Hill High School, Campbell stated, “The most memorable part of playing athletics at Rose Hill is how much our student body always supported us and how much the community got behind us.” Most notably, Cambell was named the Senior Male Outstanding Athlete by the high school coaches. Head Boy’s Basketball Coach Josh Shirley said, “Koby is one of the most accomplished athletes to ever play basketball at Rose Hill. He is a true competitor and he put forth the time and effort to make himself one of the best players in Rose Hill history. His name will carry on through the record books. He is a tremendous athlete, student, and person. Our basketball program will miss him dearly but more importantly our high school will miss such a high character individual in the halls. I cannot wait to see what this young man accomplishes in the future.” After contemplating whether to play football or basketball in college, Campbell eventually decided to continue his academic and basketball career at Kansas Wesleyan University.

College Signing - Cole Daughhetee

Editor's Note: this is the eighth of a series of feature articles on Rocket senior athletes who have signed to play college athletics next season.
Cole Daughhetee arrived at Rose Hill High School his junior year. From there he would spend his next two years dedicating his time to the Rocket Wrestling program. During his junior year he would immediately contribute as he helped the Rockets win an AVCTL IV title. As a senior, he would miss some of the season due to a knee injury. Coach Eshelman said, “We were very excited to get Cole in our program. He’s a very talented wrestler with good mat savvy. This year he proved he was a champion by the way he trained and persevered through major injuries.” After rehabbing the knee, Cole was able to come back for the very end of the season and he came back like he had never left. He won regionals and punched a ticket to state his senior year. “My favorite part of being an athlete at Rose Hill was the family atmosphere that I got to share with my teammates,” said Daughhetee, when asked what his favorite part about being an athlete at Rose Hill was, he said, “My favorite individual memory in my athletics career at Rose Hill was coming back from knee and shoulder injuries to win the regional tournament.” In just two years as a Rocket, Daughhetee showed just how much he was able to contribute and impact the Rocket wrestling program. Daughhetee has signed to Ottawa University where he will continue his academic and wrestling career.