Holly Springs High senior Tim Conover has been named the Richard S. Tufts boys junior golfer of the year by the Carolinas Golf Association.
The award is based on finishes in a series of 18 junior tournaments during 2013. The male and female players and juniors of the year will be honored during Carolinas Golf Night and the CGA Annual Meeting at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club on Saturday.
Conover won the Carolinas PGA Junior Championship, finished as the co-medalist at the TYGA Team Challenge, was third at the Bobby Chapman Junior Boys Invitational, tied for third at the TYGA State Championship and tied for 10th at the Carolinas PGA Charles Tilghman Junior.
He is expected to play at East Carolina University next year.
Blough retiring: Knightdale High athletics director Guy Blough will retire at the end of the school year. Blough has been the only athletics director the school has ever had. He was named as AD in January 2004 and helped assemble the Knights coaching staff.
He previously had been an assistant football coach at East Wake High and the East Millbrook Middle athletics director.
His last day at Knightdale will be June 30.
Falcons swim: The Green Hope boys, the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A swimming champions, will hit the Triangle Aquatic Center pool Saturday in the East Regional swimming championships.
The Falcons, which won the Southwest Wake Athletic conference championship, have 12 boys and three relays entered in the regional, which will begin around 4:45 p.m.
Four Southwest Wake area teams finished among the top seven in girls in 2013. Green Hope was second and Panther Creek was third.
The eight swimmers with the fastest times in each regional event qualify for the February 7 State 4A Championships, which also will be held at TAC.
The NCHSAA adjusted starting times and dates of the regionals because of safety concerns following this week’s winter storm. Many area high schools have not held classes since Monday.
The Triangle Aquatic Center will be the site of the 1A/2A East Regional on Monday and the 3A East Regional on Tuesday. Both meets are scheduled for 10 a.m.
The NCHSAA swimming championships are set for Thursday, Feb. 6 (1A/2A); Friday, Feb. 7 (4A); and Saturday, Feb. 8 (3A). Preliminary swims begin at 8:30 a.m., with the finals starting at 4:45 p.m.
Oak Hill in town: National high school basketball power Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill will play at Raleigh Word of God on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Oak Hill is 27-2 and is led by N.C. State recruits Caleb and Cody Martin, who played at Davie County in 2012-13.
Admission is $10.
Oak Hill beat the Rams 83-45 earlier in the season.
Word of God’s rivalry game against Ravenscroft has been reschedued for Monday, Feb. 10 at Ravenscroft at 6:30 p.m.
Soccer commitment: Panther Creek High junior Rachael Everhart made a commitment to UNC Charlotte this week.