Migues to lead Carrboro boys’ and girls’ golf programs
Ed Migues will take over the Carrboro High School boys’ golf program in 2015, according to Carrboro director of athletics April Ross. Migues already is serving as the girls’ head coach at Carrboro.
Brenda Leeper, head coach for Carrboro boys’ golf since 2007, has resigned due to her business expansion, Ross said.
Leeper’s record at Carrboro was 255-53-3, winning five conference championships and three NCHSAA regional championships.
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“Coach Leeper developed a respected program with great success,” Ross said.
Special Olympics Orange County preparing for fall sports
Athletes of all skill abilities and ages can avail themselves of the fall sports programs to be offered by Special Olympics Orange County. SOOC fall sports include soccer, golf, bocce, cycling and tennis.
All practices are held on either weeknight evenings or weekend afternoons. Practice sessions are 1 to 1.5 hours in length.
Fall sports include:
Bocce: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Chapel Hill Community Center, starts Aug. 26.
Cycling: Sundays, 10-11:30 a.m., at Meadowmont Exchange, starts Aug. 24.
Golf: Wednesdays, 5:45-7 p.m., at Occoneechee Golf Course, starts Aug. 27
Soccer: Sundays, 4:30-5:30, 5:00-6:30 p.m., at UNC Finley Field, starts Aug. 24.
Tennis: Saturdays, 4-5:30 p.m., at the Chapel Hill Tennis Club, starts Aug. 23.
Practice sessions are divided into youth and adult teams. Individualized coaching assistance is available for athletes needing basic skill development. No experience is necessary.
SOOC also is recruiting volunteer coaches to assist with the fall programs. No prior coaching or sport-specific experience is needed. Volunteers must be enthusiastic and committed to a once weekly practice session.
Towne wins flight in CGA junior championship
Sarah Towne, a four-letter winner who's a rising senior at East Chapel Hill High School, carded a final round of 79 Thursday to win the third flight of the 58th Carolinas Junior Girls' Golf Championship.
Towne finished with a three-round total of 249 at Durham's Hope Valley Country Club and was 24th overall in the Carolinas Golf Association event.
Ninth-grader Hailey Freedman of Chapel Hill finished in a tie for 24th overall after shooting rounds of 80-83-79–242. She was seeded into the second flight for the last round, where she ended up third.
In the CGA's 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship, which wrapped up Friday at Camden (S.C.) Country Club, Henry Shimp of Charlotte won in a playoff with Andrew Wilmoth of Raleigh after both finished 72 holes tied at 214.