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Missouri wrestling signs Park Hill pair, plus three others

Canten Marriott, a wrestler at Park Hill, is 109-21 in his high school career, including a state championship last season.
Canten Marriott, a wrestler at Park Hill, is 109-21 in his high school career, including a state championship last season.

The three men’s basketball players whom Missouri signed Wednesday aren’t the only athletes to sign with the Tigers this week.

Two Park Hill wrestlers were among five whom Missouri signed in its latest recruiting class.

Canten Marriott and Sean Hosford become the latest Trojans to join coach Brian Smith’s program in Columbia.

Marriott, an Excelsior Springs native, is 109-21 in his high school career, including a state championship last season.

Hosford, a Kansas City native, is a two-time state champion who was injured for much of his junior season.

The Park Hill duo was joined by Rodrigo Diaz from Lafayette, La.; Dante Jiovenetta from Islamorada, Fla.; and Wyatt Koelling from Kaysville, Utah.

Jiovenetta, who is a Fargo national champion, won a Florida 1A title last season and is 75-6 in his high school career. Koelling is a three-time Fargo finalist and national Greco champion.

Meanwhile, Missouri softball added seven players Thursday for its 2017 recruiting class, including Lee’s Summit North outfielder Lexi Rampetsreiter. She boasts Broncos records with 27 stolen bases and 32 runs scored in a single season.

The Tigers also signed infielder Braxton Burnside (Paragould, Ark.), right-hander Parker Conrad (Winter Park, Fla.), utility players Taylor Kirby (Macon Meridian in Illinois) and Bradi Kooyman (Elliot Christian in Lodi, Calif.); and outfielders Gabrielle Garrison (Ridge Point in Missouri City, Texas) and Cayla Kessinger (Saugus, Calif.).

Missouri women’s basketball announced Thursday that 5-foot-7 guard Jordan Chavis from Central Davidson High in Lexington, N.C., signed. Chavis averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals last season as a junior at New Hope Christian Academy in Thomasville, N.C., which won the National Independent School Athletic Association national title.

The Tigers gymnastics team announced three signings on Thursday — Rachel Ley from Top Flight Gymnastics in Trophy Club, Texas; Aspen Tucker from Coast Elite Gymnastics in Lehigh Acres, Fla.; and Alyssa Johnson from Twin City Twisters in Rogers, Minn.

Tod Palmer: 816-234-4389, @todpalmer

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