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Area athletes set college destinations


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Here’s a rundown of some college commitments from members of the Class of 2024:


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Several Southern Alamance baseball players are heading to junior colleges.

Catcher Eli Holland, the Player of the Year in the Central 3-A Conference, is going to Lenoir Community College. He’ll be joined by pitcher Cayden Barnard.

Pitcher/outfielder Braxton Cain picked Catawba Valley Community College.

Braxton Cain

Janden Evans, an infielder and pitcher, plans to play for Guilford Tech.

  • Pitcher Trace Hicks of Williams chose Rockingham Community College.



Nicole Hester of Eastern Alamance selected Division III Salem College.



Williams running back Haneef Rasheed II picked Gardner-Webb.

Haneef Rasheed, II

Williams offensive lineman Jaylon Serrano is going to Division III Guilford College

  • From Eastern Alamance, tight end K.J. Clary, defensive lineman Ziere Ray, and kicker Reagan Sawyer all committed to Division III Greensboro College.



Eastern Alamance’s Jett Giovani, also a heavyweight wrestler, picked Emmanuel University.



Ainsley Dial of Eastern Alamance’s girls’ team is heading to Division II Lees-McCrae. She was a member of the 2023 Class 3-A state championship team with the Eagles.



Jada Graves of Eastern Alamance is going to Wake Tech.



Karsten Palmer from the River Mill boys’ tennis team is joining the program at Division III Randolph-Macon in Ashland, Virginia.

Before transferring to River Mill, Palmer was a member of the Class 1-A dual team state champion Bishop McGuinness in 2022.

Karsten Palmer

Palmer, who lives in Haw River, also has done training at Burlington Tennis Center.



Eastern Alamance’s Peyton Kimber is heading to Lenoir Community College.

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