CHHS girls dominate at annual Jungle Run cross-country races
The Chapel Hill girls won the Jungle Run in dominating fashion and the boys’ team was second last weekend at South View High School in Hope Mills. That resulted in the Tigers being voted the top team of the week by Milesplit.com.
The Chapel Hill girls won with 49 points, while 4A Leesville Road was second with 71 and Carrboro third with 100.
Carrboro’s Maysa Araba (18:53.85) had the been finish of any local runner, with her second place behind winner Sara Platek (17:39.81) of Ragsdale, and Jaguar teammate Helen Morken (19:34.42) was 10th.
But three Tigers finished in the top 15 — all of them juniors: Marija Crook (19:14.90) in sixth place, Anna Passannante (19:25.91) seventh and Regan Roeber (19:51.81) in 15th.
Chapel Hill females also won the day’s other two races, including a rare, perfect score of 15 points in the Girls Developmental Race.
Chapel Hill High ninth-grader Madigan Clossick (22:03) finished in first, followed by CHHS teammates Lauren Pfau (22:08), Scout Hayashi (22:43), Allie Parker (22:46) and Natalie Szogas (23:10) to complete the top-five sweep.
Chapel Hill ninth-grader Katherine Dokhoylan won the Girls’ Invitational in 20:21 and Rosie Kerwin (20:48) was second to lead a 1-2-4-6-7 finish for the Tigers.
NFL Punt Pass & Kick will be Sunday
Carrboro Recreation and Parks with host its annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m. at Anderson Park. (The competition is planned for the open field at the rear of the park.)
Punt Pass & Kick is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers. They compete in five age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15).
Local winners get to move on to a regional competition, and possibly onto a national event at an NFL game.
The PPK program is free – both to organizers who host a local competition and to every youngster who wants to participate.
Kim wins second straight
Chapel Hill High School ninth-grader Gina Kim won the second Central Carolina Golf Conference match of the season with her 33 Tuesday on the front nine at Chapel Hill Country Club. It marked the second straight week she finished 3-under par and won by three strokes.
East Chapel Hill’s Sarah Towne was second with an even-par 36, followed in by three golfers from Cardinal Gibbons: Caroline O’Neill (37), Riley Smyth (38) and Hailey Freedman (41).
Carrboro’s Meghan McPeak and Liesl Miranda of Cardinal Gibbons each shot 42 to tie for sixth. Hannah Rose Bruxvoort (43) of Cardinal Gibbons and Kyndal Hutchinson and Logan McClamroch, both from Northwood, each shot 44 to tie for ninth.
Cardinal Gibbons finished first in the team standings with a three-player 116 — 20 strokes better than runner-up Northwood (136). East Chapel Hill (144) finished third and Orange (150) was fourth. CHHS and Carrboro didn’t post enough scores for a team standing.
Wildcats sweep Riverside
East Chapel Hill swept Riverside in a PAC-6 cross-country dual meet Wednesday, with the Wildcat boys winning 17-38 and the girls winning 23-32.
East’s Connor McDonald, James Gildard and Ethan Ready finished in a dead heat (17:42) to tie for first place, followed by Jack McAdams of Riverside (17:43) and Tucker Owens of East (18:00).
Lilly Price of East won the girls’ meet in 20:59. Riverside’s Leland MacDonald (22:07) and Cerra Gannon (22:47) were second and third, and East’s Corey Pahel-Short (22:50) and Anne McDonald (22:58) took the next two spots.
CHHS tennis blanks Vikes
Chapel Hill easily defeated Northern Vance 9-0 last week in girls’ tennis to improve to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in Big Eight matches.
Gabriel Chew ran her record to 4-1 with an 8-4 victory over Cee Daklay.
Hailey Polsky, Emily Easthom, Ria Das, Rosemary Yin and Lauren Su all won their singles, too, yielding just four games total in their pro-set matches.
Chew-Easthom, Polsky-Yin and Das-Morgan Alderman did even better in doubles, losing just a lone game at court No. 3.
The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is looking for volunteers for two programs — the Fall Youth Basketball League and the upcoming Hispanic Tennis Carnival.
Youth Basketball coaches (for teams ages 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-15) should be able to organize practices, teach basic game skills and proper sportsmanship, and communicate effectively with players, parents, and Recreation Department staff. To receive a volunteer coach’s application or additional information, please contact the Recreation Department at 919-918-7376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Hispanic Tennis Carnival will held 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. The carnival consists of tennis games for ages 5 and up and a great prize giveaways. No tennis experience required.
If interested please contact Dana Hughes at email@example.com or 919-918-7372.
Davis at Ole Miss
Former East Chapel Hill quarterback Drew Davis has ended up at Ole Miss. He walked on the Rebel varsity after a year at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, where he appeared in nine games last year.
The son of Tammy Davis and former UNC head coach Butch Davis, he set a North Carolina high school record with 43 completions in a game at Carrboro his senior year in 2011 and finished with 30 touchdowns and more than 3,500 yards passing that season.