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08/09/2014 12:00 AM

08/08/2014 5:20 PM

High school football teams ready for first scrimmages

Cedar Ridge and Northwood are the first local high schools this season scheduled to get into contact against an opponent. Both have scrimmages planned for Monday, the first day this year that the NCHSAA allows contact against another team.

Here’s a look at the week’s schedule.

Monday: Wildcat Scrimmage at Eastern Randolph High School starting at 10 a.m. Teams include Randleman, Ledford, Southern Alamance, Thomasville, Cedar Ridge, Rockingham County, Western Alamance. Northwood (JV and varsity) at Cary, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Chapel Hill at Hillside, 6:30 p.m.

Friday: The Tar Heel Rumble at Granville Central in Stem at 5 p.m. – including Cedar Ridge, East Chapel Hill, Bunn, Louisburg, Roxboro Person, South Granville, Ravenscroft. (East plays at 6 p.m.) Carrboro at Franklinton, 6 p.m. The 9th Annual Jack Shaner Football Jamboree at Northwood, beginning at 6 p.m. Teams include Cary, Southeast Guilford, Jordan, Orange, Graham. Apex at Chapel Hill, 7 p.m.

Sign-up for Orange youth soccer runs through Aug. 18

The Orange County Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for its 2014 Fall Youth Soccer League for children age 4 to 15. Registrations will be accepted until Monday, Aug. 18.

The cost of the league is $45. Participants who have yet to meet the recreation insurance requirement in 2014 will need to pay an additional $5 fee for supplemental recreational insurance.

Registration can be done in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Central Recreation Center, located at 302 West Tryon Street in Hillsborough, or online at

For more information, contact the Rec Department at 919-245-2660.

Youth Hoops announces fall ball-handling clinics

Youth Hoops Basketball will host a series of weekend clinics this fall at Woods Charter School, aimed at boys and girls, ages 6 to 14 years old, with a concentration on ball-handling and individual skills. They’ll begin on Aug. 23 and run through Oct. 5, with a registration fee of $149.

Players can sign up for any of three different sessions: 9-10:15 a.m. on Saturdays or 1-2:15 p.m. Sundays or 2:30-3:45 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, see or call Coach John Berry at 919-533-5919.

Ghost Riders, 300 East Main off to good starts in co-rec

Ghost Riders picked up play in Carrboro’s Fall Co-Rec Softball League right where it left off in July, winning its first two games of the new season. 300 East Main Street, the 2013 fall champion also started 2-0 last week.

Ghost Riders defeated Bread & Butter by a 12-4 score on opening night on Tuesday, while 300 East Main blanked Southern Rail 13-0.

On Thursday, Ghost Riders topped Fightin’ Squids 15-3, and 300 East Main downed B&B 15-6.

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