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07/18/2014 5:06 PM

07/18/2014 5:08 PM

Wildcats still without a football head coach

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board adjourned Thursday night without naming a new football coach for East Chapel Hill High School. That means the Wildcats, barring some special action by the board, probably won’t have a head coach officially in place when pre-season practices begin statewide on Aug. 1.

East Chapel Hill principal Eileen Tully reportedly has forwarded her choice’s name to Lincoln Center, but all personnel decisions must be confirmed by the school board before taking effect.

The board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is planned for Aug. 14.

Efird takes over as A.D. at Trinity school

Steve Efird has been hired as athletics director at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

Efird has a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science from UNC in Chapel Hill and has a background in conditioning and weight training. For nine years, he served as the Athletics Director of Raleigh Charter, while doubling as the school’s basketball and tennis coach.

Efird currently serves as the president of the North Central Athletic Conference, and previously has held positions in the athletics department at St. Mary’s School and as a teacher at St. Timothy’s School, both in Raleigh.

Hoops at East, Act II, begins Monday

Spots are still available for the second session of Hoops at East Basketball Camp, which begins Monday July 21, at East Chapel Hill. Walk-ins will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday.

Call Coach Ray Hartsfield at 919-308-1350 or 919-308-1403 for more information.

Morgan footbridge closed temporarily

Trail hikers should take note that a footbridge on Morgan Creek trail will be closed for maintenance July 21-22. Please see the map at for the location of the footbridge. The work is expected to be completed by July 23, weather permitting.

For more information about Chapel Hill greenways, visit

Durham duo wins 1st PBC event of summer

Scott Gatton and Mark Brogan of Durham landed five bass Saturday weighing a total of 24.64 pounds to take first place in the Cashion Fishing Rods ‘End of Year’ Team Tournament Bass Fishing Trail. Two of their bass, caught and released at Jordan Lake, weighed six pounds apiece.

The next Piedmont Bass Classics Fishing Trail Qualifier is planned for Saturday, July 26, at Mayo Reservoir out of Triple Springs Wildlife Ramp. For more information, see

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