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May 14, 2012

Macy Clontz inks with Union College

CORBIN — By Tim Branstetter / Staff Writer

SOUTH LAUREL —  South Laurel’s Macy Clontz admitted it was bittersweet when she signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Union College next season.

“It feels great because I always wanted to play at the next level,” she said. “But it’s bittersweet because now it’s sinking in that I will never wear a South Laurel jersey again. But then again, I get to continue playing the sport I love.”

Not only was the signing special so Clontz could further her playing career, but the presence of her mom made things even more special.

Although Macy’s mom was hospitalized after complications from breaking her leg, she was able to leave to attend the signing.

“It meant the world to me,” she said. “She’s been in the hospital for 26 days, so I was glad that she was able to be here. She supports me in everything that I do.”

Macy is excited to start her college career, but wanted to thank a few people first.

“I just want to thank my parents for supporting me through everything,” she said. “I want to thank my coaches for supporting me and making me keep going and I want to thank the Union College coaches for giving me the opportunity to play basketball at the next level. It’s a dream come true.”

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