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08/26/2014 4:22 PM

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Homovich headed to Pan Pac Junior Games

Madison Homovich of Chapel Hill, a 14-year-old swimmer with the North Carolina Aquatic Club, will travel with team USA to Maui, Ha., this week to compete at the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships.

Homovich earned her spot while swimming at this summer’s Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, Cal.. Homovich, the top points-winner among females at the Junior Nationals in Irvine, was selected for the Pan Pac Games from a pool of 20 girls and 20 boys between the ages of 13-18 hailing from all over the United States.

The Pan Pac competition will be a four-day event with participating delegations from Australia, Japan, Canada, Mexico, China, Fiji Islands, New Zealand, Korea and the United States.

Steinbacher to address Friends of Downtown on Thursday

Rick Steinbacher, Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Communications at UNC, will be the speaker at the next Friends of the Downtown meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. Thursday at DSI Comedy Theater on West Franklin Street. Steinbacher will discuss UNC football and other Carolina sports, followed by a question-and-answer session.

East Chapel Hill wins Play 4 The Cure championship

East Chapel Hill defeated Charlotte Latin 3-1 Saturday to win the Play 4 The Cure field hockey tournament at Cary Academy. The Wildcats, who won a fifth straight state championship last year, downed Durham Academy in the semifinals.

Latin defeated Chapel Hill in the championship semifinals Saturday, while Carrboro fell to Winston-Salem Reynolds in the Blue Bracket semis.

In first round play Friday, East defeated Greensboro Page 4-1 and Providence Day 2-1. Chapel Hill downed Cary 5-1 and Reynolds 2-0, while Carrboro edged Jordan 1-0 before losing 6-0 to Charlotte Latin.

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