Local athletes make their collegiate decisions, three of them from Boyne City

The first few months of the year are always a busy time for high school seniors making their college decisions with college athletic programs.

That was the case once again, as a host of Petoskey athletes signed letters of intent on National Signing Day in early February, although a number of others also made their decisions.

Harbor Springs’ Ella Morrow, Boyne City seniors, Bobby Hoth and Kolton Stadt seniors, and Early College Program member Joshua Robinson have all made their programs of choice official in the new year.

Harbour’s Morrow will continue her football career at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisc. after an all-state season as a junior.

Morrow, a midfielder for the Rams, finished last season with an honorable mention in every state and helped lead Harbor to an on-field district title.

In her soccer career, she was also a member of the Petoskey Youth Soccer Association‘s Breakers team.

Marian competes at the NCAA Division III level and has completed fall 2021 season winners in six of her last seven games.

Boyne City's Bobby Hoth (center) will play at Hillsdale College Football after a distinguished career.  He was accompanied by parents Michele and Robert Hoth.

Boyne City’s Hoth was one of the area’s top athletes in five different sports during his four-year Rambler career.

Hoth signed with Hillsdale College to compete with the Charger Football Team the following fall.

In his last two seasons as a running back and defensive back, he received all-state honors on the football field and was an all-conference and all-area selection every four years.

Hoth was also the Petoskey News-Review Area Player of the Year last fall and named the team and conference MVP. He also earned an all-conference title as a baseball player and became the conference champion in track and field.

Hillsdale College competes at the NCAA Division II level as part of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

Boyne City's Joshua Robinson (centre) will play football at Hope College and will join his brother Jacob (right) at the school.  He was also accompanied by his parents, Barb and Galen Robinson.

Robinson, a Boyne City 2021 graduate, will join his brother and former Rambler Jacob on the Hope College football team after making things official with the Dutch last week.

Like his brother, Josh Robinson comes to Hope through the Early College Program.

Robinson finished his senior season with the Ramblers with 45 tackles and 10.5 for a loss on a truncated schedule.

Hope College competes at the NCAA Division III level, and Robinson hopes to study electrical engineering at the school.

Kolton Stadt (second right) from Boyne City will play golf at Aquinas College.  Kolton was joined by his parents, Wendi and Brandon Stadt, and his brother, Andrew Stadt.

Stadt will join the Aquinas College men’s golf team after a strong career with the Ramblers that still has one spring season ahead of it.

City was an All-Region selection last season and helped propel Boyne City into the state finals as a team after even shooting 80 at the regional, fifth-best among the 80 golfers.

He also finished in the top 10 in every Traverse City Junior Golf Association tournament he participated in last season.

In addition to golf, City has also acquired college degrees involving cross country, track and field, basketball and soccer at Boyne City.

Contact Sports Editor Drew Kochanny at dkochanny@petoskeynews.com. Follow him on Twitter, @DrewKochanny, and Instagram, @drewkochanny

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