Choctaw standout Fenton signs with DSCC

Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Dyer County Choctaw senior Kole Fenton (front, center) will continue his playing career close to home at the college level as he will play for Dyersburg State next season. Witnessing the signing were (front, from left) mother Kristen Fenton, Kole Fenton, father Harold Fenton; (back, from left) DCHS Assistant Coach Brian Hinson, Dyer County Head Coach Derek Hinson, DCHS Assistant Coach Chase Jones, DCHS Assistant Coach Brandon Irions, and DCHS Assistant Coach Connor Lane.
State Gazette photo/Jason Peevyhouse


After playing a standout high school career in the orange and white which included two trips to the TSSAA Class AAA State Tournament, Dyer County senior Kole Fenton will not have to travel far to continue his baseball career as the Choctaw shortstop signed with Dyersburg State Community College during Dyer County’s signing day event on May 1 in the DCHS Little Theater.

“I feel great, man,” Fenton said of signing with Dyersburg State. “I’m ready for the future and I think this is the best step for me.”

Fenton said Dyersburg State was the best choice for him when it comes to development.

“I feel like it’s where I can develop the best,” the Choctaw senior said. “Hopefully, I can get to where I want to be in the future.”

Dyer County Head Coach Derek Hinson said Dyersburg State is getting a strong shortstop in Fenton.

“He’s an unbelievable wizard with the glove at shortstop,” Hinson explained. “Offensively, he’s hit .400 the last two seasons during the regular season.

“He’s a good all-around player. He knows the game and, obviously, loves the game. I couldn’t be more proud of Kole.”

Hinson said Fenton has meant a lot to the program during his time as a Choctaw.

“When you have a guy for three years start at shortstop and being able to lead your defense, it’s amazing,” Hinson said. “He was special and we’re truly going to miss him.”

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