by Aaron Garcia
Last week, seven Marvin Ridge athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play college athletics.
Several other schools in the county also had athletes sign with colleges.
Cuthbertson’s first senior class had four athletes advance to the next level. Football player Adam Lutz will matriculate to Campbell, while Valerie Afam will run track at UNC Wilmington. Soccer players Leah Dowdy and Trent Johnson will play at Appalachian State and Furman, respectively.
Weddington football player Brandon Kersnowski will continue his career at Wofford, while Parkwood receiver Marcus Leak signed with Maryland.
Porter Ridge football player Demarrell Alexander inked with UNC Pembroke, while fellow Pirates Javonte Truesdale and Alex Holt each signed with Louisburg College.
Piedmont had a trio of football players sign: Lucas Fisher (Duke), Stewart Hinson (East Carolina) and Jacob Brewer (Campbell).
Sun Valley football player Steven Cole will join Wingate, while teammate Aaron Hancock signed with Cornell.
Monroe’s Jamison Crowder signed to play football at Duke.