Sequoyah senior Chumley signs to play softball for Coffeyville Red Ravens
JOSH FOURKILLER Multimedia Specialist
03/13/2020 11:30 AM
TAHLEQUAH – Sequoyah High School softball player Kyilee Chumley is the newest senior from the 2020 class who will be taking her talent to play at the next level.
Chumley signed a letter of intent to play for Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas, on March 10.
“I signed with them because on my visit I saw that they had an athletic training program, and I’m really interested in sports medicine,” Chumley said. “If I go on and just go to a cheaper two-year college, I can come back in state, probably to OU (Oklahoma University), and finish my doctorate and get my sports medicine degree, so that ultimately lead to my decision to go there.
“It was amazing. I felt accomplished, like I’ve been working for 15 years of my life for this, and it finally happened.”
SHS head softball coach Jeff Turtle, said Chumley played softball with a “good group” of teammates and “had a good career.”
“Team-wise, we won a state championship, state tournament every year, and did a lot of things that set the bar high for the all of these other teams coming in next,” Turtle said. “It’s so satisfying for me and Coach K (Coach Erik Kirkpatrick), because a lot of hard work is put into it, not by us, but by them, (and) their families. That’s what we’re out here to try to do. To try to get kids, whatever sport it’s in, we’re trying to get the kids to the next level if they want to do that.”
Chumley is the 10th senior from the SHS class of 2020 who will be taking her talent to the collegiate level and the fourth to do so playing softball.
Multimedia Specialist Josh Fourkiller currently lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma but calls Stilwell his hometown. He began working at the Cherokee Phoenix in February of 2020. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Josh always knew he wanted to work for the Cherokee p ...