SIGNINGS AT SOUTH JOHNSTON

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Three Trojans Heading To Next Level

By AL MYATT

Sports Editor

South Johnston held signing ceremonies in the library on Monday for three athletes who will be going on to play collegiately.

Courtney Garris, a setter and a senior captain in volleyball, is joining the program at Mount Olive, where she wants to study exercise science.

“It’s a small campus and it’s close to home,” said Garris, who played for the Eastern Elite travel team, which is based in Goldsboro.

Grant Millay, who has been productive as a hitter and pitcher for South, plans to continue his career as a pitcher for Charleston Southern, which showed the most interest in him in the recruiting process.

“The campus is near downtown and the beach,” said Millay, who wants to study sports marketing.

Millay played for Virginia-based Canes American on the showcase circuit.

“We’re excited about him getting a chance to compete at the next level,” said Trojans coach Aaron Parnell. “It’s huge for us to have him here on the mound and at the plate another year.”

South hurler Jay McKenzie said he felt part of the family in signing with Florence-Darlington Technical College. McKenzie has pitched out of the bullpen but is expected to see an expanded role in 2018.

“I think Florence is a great choice for him,” Parnell said. “He can spend a couple of years there, continue to improve and move on.”

Courtney Garris of South Johnston was seated with her parents, Andy and Martha, on Monday at a signing ceremony in the school library. She is going to play volleyball at Mount Olive. Standing from left are Trojans volleyball coach Matthew Adams, athletic director Brody Massengill and assistant principal William Weaver.

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Grant Millay of South Johnston was seated with his parents, Shawn and Beth, on Monday at a signing ceremony in the school library. Millay is going to play at Charleston Southern.

Standing from left are baseball coach Aaron Parnell, athletic director Brody Massengill and assistant principal William Weaver.

Daily Record Photo/Al Myatt

Jay McKenzie of South Johnston was seated with his parents, Will and Cindy, as he signed to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Technical College. Standing from left are baseball coach Aaron Parnell, athletic director Brody Massengill and assistant principal William Weaver.

Daily Record Photo/Al Myatt

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