Local athletes sign letters of intent

Friday, March 22, 2019
(WRDW/WAGT) -- Whether on a field, track or basketball court, there's no shortage of talented athletes in our area. Today, a few more high school athletes put pen to paper, signing their National Letters of Intent.

At Greenbrier, Kyarra Newton signing with Kennesaw State, where she'll continue her track and field career on a full-ride scholarship.

Newton will compete in the heptathlon, which will be new for her. But she's excited for the challenge.

"I'm just excited and I'm going to be willing to do anything. I've just been practicing so much. I don't think anything's going to be too different. But, I'm just ready for the challenge. I'm just ready for the new events. The hardest thing is probably going to be the new events. But I'm ready and excited for it," Kyarra Newton said.

More history at South Aiken Baptist as Baker Yarnell and Caleb Leverette signed to play soccer and basketball respectively. Just the second and third ever in school history.

Baker is staying in town to play at USC Aiken, Leverette is playing where his dad did, Erskine.

"That's what I've always wanted to be, just to be an example, lead by example and to do this, being one of the first people to do this at the school is very important and a very exdciting feeling." Caleb Leverette siad.

The school is only around 10 years old and they're starting to gain more noteriety on the athletic fields.