Local winners advance in NFL Punt Pass & Kick
Carrboro Recreation and Parks hosted the annual NFL Punt Pass and kick competition for local youths Sunday at Anderson Park. The winners in six age groups were:
Colin Carter, (6-7 Boys);
Jared Overstreet, (8-9 Boys);
Elijah Ayankoya, (10-11 Boys);
Caleb Martin, (12-13 Boys);
Summer Marold, (6-7 Girls);
Avery Look, (12-13 Girls).
Top finishers get to compete in a nearby sectional, and the top five from each age group there will earn the right to advance to a North Carolina-South Carolina competition at a Carolina Panthers game.
Tigers dominate at Durham Academy Invitational
Chapel Hill High’s harriers survived extremely hot and humid conditions Saturday to win every race they entered at the annual Durham Academy Invitational. At least four runners from other schools fell out, struck by the heat, and were treated by emergency medical teams.
The CHHS girls took nine of the top 14 places and could have won with any of their scores. They ended up with 23 points to win in a runaway. Clare McNamara (20:07, second place) and Elise Matera (20:10, third) both improved their times from the previous week’s Jungle Run to pace CHHS.
Ninth-grader Katherine Dokholyan had a personal best of 20:17 for fifth place. Juniors Marija Crook (20:31), Anna Passannante (20:27) and Regan Roeber (21:10) finished 6-7-8.
Five CHHS boys finished in the top 10 to earn 28 points in an eight-team field, 52 ahead of runnerup Jordan (80). The Tigers were led by seniors Drew Roeber (16:52) in third and Jeffrey Williams (17:05) in fourth. Max Blackburn (17:06) was fifth, followed in by Peter Williams (17:12) in seventh and sophomore Jonathan Timothy (17:17) in ninth.
Official times and scores were not kept for the JV races, both won by CHHS, but Chapel Hill ninth-grader Grace Tate (21:40) was first in the girls’ JV race, and Ben Campbell (18:04) was the boys’ runnerup.
Jaguars run well in Wilmington
Running at the Seahawk Invitational, Maysa Araba (18:15) was the individual runnerup to pace Carrboro’s girls to fourth place in the team standings. Helen Morken (18:42) placed fifth.
Amanda Hickey (19:31) came in 20th, Natalie Richardson (19:52.54) in 28th and Hanna Peterman (21:44) in 75th to complete the Jaguars’ scoring,
Carrboro, East, Chapel Hill meet this week
It’s a busy week for local soccer rivalries. Carrboro (5-2-0) was to meet East Chapel Hill (4-2-0) on Monday, hoping to avenge an earlier 2-1 loss to the Wildcats, and Chapel Hill (2-2-1) was set to play Northwood (0-2-1) on Tuesday.
(Both of those games were played too late for today’s CHN. See MaxPreps.com for scores.)
The town’s oldest rivalry comes up Friday, when East Chapel Hill hosts Chapel Hill at 6:30 p.m. in the first of two meetings this season.