As the Kellogg Community College Bruins begin their upcoming athletic seasons next school year, two local high school stars will fill roster spots in two sports.

The upcoming volleyball season will have Pennfield's Most Valuable Player from last season on the squad. Bruins' head coach Tom VanWienen will have someone from his high school coaching roots, with Aubry Ritter signed on for the squad. He stated that Ritter will be a valuable asset this year's freshman class at KCC.

The Bruins volleyball team is still looking for up to three more players for the upcoming season. They will host an open tryout July 29th from 6 to 8pm at KCC's Miller Gymnasium.

St. Philip graduate Nick Hurst signs his letter of intent to play baseball at Kellogg Community College. He is joined by his mother Vickie. KCC baseball coach Eric Laskovy and St. Philip baseball coach Andrew Criswell are in the back row. (Courtesy - Kellogg Community College)

Following a national championship tournament appearance last spring, the Bruins baseball squad will have one of the St. Philip Tigers MVP with the signing of Nick Hurst. The catcher and shortstop from the Tigers squad was one of the catalysts that pushed them towards one of their best seasons in school history. Hurst also earned All-South Central Athletic Association and All-District honors.

Hurst will join a Bruins squad that reached the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 2 Championships for the sixth time in 16 seasons.

Congratulations to Aubry and Nick on the future athletic careers!