Four sign at Joplin High School

Joplin's David Fiscus, Josh Harryman, Kohl Cooper and Ben Wardlow sign on Wednesday to continue their careers in college.

Four Joplin High School student athletes sign to continue their athletic careers at the college level:

Kohl Cooper signs to play baseball at Crowder College, one of the best JUCO programs in the country.

“The type of players that come out of there are just miraculous,” Cooper says. “The discipline there… I mean that’s what I want to be around. A team like that.”

Josh Harryman will continue his baseball career at Three Rivers Community College.

“[Coach] had a plan for me right when we had our first conversation and that’s all I needed – a plan to do me,” Harryman says.

David Fiscus is also playing collegiate baseball. He’s headed to St. Louis Community College.

“It makes me feel that it was worth it and that I wasn’t just chasing a long dream,” Fiscus says. “It was actually something that was achievable with a lot of hard work.”

Bed Wardlow signs today to swim at William Jewel College in Liberty, Missouri.

“My decision became a no-brainer,” Wardlow says. “I always thought choosing a school between academic and athletic you had  to compromise something, but with William Jewell, I got the best of both worlds.”