Hatchell to headline Fast Break Against Cancer
UNC women’s basketball head coach and cancer survivor Sylvia Hatchell will serve as the headline speaker at the 10th annual Fast Break Against Cancer with UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams on Friday, Oct. 3 in the Dean Smith Center.
Almost exactly a year since her leukemia diagnosis in October 2013, Coach Hatchell will reflect and share with the crowd her journey through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Coach Williams, his assistant coaches, and legendary Tar Heel broadcaster Woody Durham will tip off the 2014-2015 men’s basketball season at this seated breakfast and one-of-a-kind live auction event.
The annual event, presented by Atlantic Packaging, is sponsored by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center with proceeds from the event supporting cancer research, prevention and treatment. To date, the event has raised almost $1.6 million for the cancer center.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at http://support.unclineberger.org/fastbreak. Individual Fast Break tickets are available for $100 with table sponsorships available as well.
For more information, please visit www.unclineberger.org.
Hatchell and Williams will appear together again later Friday at UNC’s annual “Late Night With Roy.”
UNC basketball’s Late Night with Roy set for Friday
Late Night With Roy Williams, the annual kickoff to basketball season at the University of North Carolina, will be held on Friday, Oct. 3 with the theme of “A Night With the Stars.” Late Night will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Center.
Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service for the event, beginning at 5:30 p.m. from the Friday Center park and ride (off Highway 54 East on Friday Center Drive).
The shuttles will provide continuous and fully accessible service, running every 10 to 15 minutes between Friday Center and the Dean E. Smith Center. The shuttles will operate for 45 minutes following the event.
Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip.
For additional information on Tar Heel Express, please visit CHT’s website at www.townofchapelhill.org/tarheelexpress, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call a customer service representative at 919-485-7433.
Doors at the Smith Center will open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free with general admission seating. GoHeels TV will stream the event live.
Bread & Butter gets the week’s lone win
Bread & Butter defeated Fightin' Squids 17-10 last Monday in the only Carrboro Co-Rec Softball league game completed before weather forced several postponements.
Bread & Butter improved to 5-6 with the win, moving within game of Ghost Riders, currently in second place at 6-5.
Monday's game between Ghost Riders and Southern Rail (2-8) was suspended until Sept. 30. Wednesday's games all were rained out.
300 East Main, which did not get to play last week, remains unbeaten at 11-0 and alone in first place.
Chapel Hill, Orange and Northwood all ranked
Hillside fell out of The News & Observer Top 15 high school football rankings last week after losing to Charlotte Country Day 20-18 and falling to 1-4.
At a certain point, you have to beat somebody.
The Hornets have played a difficult schedule and remain the PAC-6 4A favorites despite losses to Southern Durham (16-13), New Bern (12-0), Greensboro Dudley (12-9) and Charlotte Country Day.
Hillside was No. 6 last week, but heading into a home game against Nash Central, the Hornets had yet to beat a team from North Carolina
Taking the Hornets’ place was Princeton, which moves in at No. 15.
The rest of the teams remain the same, leaving Orange at No. 5, Chapel Hill at No. 7, and Northwood at No. 9. Big Eight leader Southern Durham was No. 1.
Something will change for sure this week in the poll, since Orange and Northwood played Friday night.
Here’s the complete poll:
1, Southern Durham. 2, Wake Forest. 3, Middle Creek. 4, Garner. 5, Orange. 6, Lee County. 7, Chapel Hill. 8, Cleveland. 9, Northwood. 10, East Wake. 11, Millbrook. 12, Heritage. 13, Green Hope. 14, Clayton. 15, Princeton.
Community center pool temporarily closed
The pool at Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 Estes Drive, is closed for pool plaster re-surfacing. The pool is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, Oct. 4. During this time, swimmers are welcome to use the pools at Homestead Aquatic Center, 300 Northern Park Drive. For the current pool schedules, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/poolschedules, or for more information about pools in Chapel Hill, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/aquatics.
Tar Heel Downtown returns to Franklin
Tar Heel Downtown, a pregame fan experience on Franklin Street, is once again coming to Downtown Chapel Hill on Saturday, Oct. 18, along West Franklin Street near the Plaza at 140 West.
The free event — featuring a live outdoor concert, family fun activities, and the Marching Tar Heels — will take place three hours prior to kickoff when the University of North Carolina Football Team will take on Georgia Tech in Kenan Stadium. The event and game time will be announced later this week.
Tigers win three straight in girls’ tennis
Chapel Hill has improved to 11-4 in girls tennis with three wins, two of them by shutout.
The Tigers swept Oxford Webb 9-0 and 6-0 in a doubleheader and then beat Durham Riverside, a PAC-6 4A member, by a 6-3 score Thursday.
Head coach Neal Alderman rotated his lineup in the doubleheader, giving 11 different players a chance at singles. They all won.
Morgan Alderman, Gabe Chew, Emily Easthom, Abbey Lee, Emily Molina, Hailey Polsky and Rachel Thomas all won 8-0 against Webb, while Joy Stouffer got two 8-0 wins. Ria Das and Lauren Su each picked up an 8-1 win, while Rosemary Yin won 8-4 in the closest match of the day.
Things were a bit tighter against Riverside.
Das and Easthom both won in straight sets, while Polsky and Alderman needed third-set tiebreakers for their victories.
Chapel Hill clinched the team victory with doubles wins by Alderman-Das and Molina-Stouffer.
Carrboro extends streak in soccer
Carrboro’s soccer team faced its two toughest Mid-State Conference foes last week and rolled to two victories, extending the Jaguars unbeaten streak to nine straight games.
Monday, the Jags got two goals from Marc Rovner in a 2-0 win against a strong Jordan Matthews team, and on Thursday, Carrboro scored three goals in the first 10 minutes en route to a 6-0 win over Graham. Hans Singh led the team with two goals and two assists.
Ranked No. 5 in the state coaches’ 2A poll, Carrboro (10-2-1) continues in Mid-State play this week with a match 6 p.m. Monday at Reidsville and a home game 6:30 p.m. Wednesday against Bartlett Yancey.
Chapel Hill, East get soccer wins last week
Coming off 6-1 blowout of Northern Vance last Monday, Chapel Hill (8-2-1) will put its 5-0-0 record in Big Eight play on the line this week when it takes on Cardinal Gibbons (10-0-1, 5-0-0) at 6:45 p.m. Monday on the Crusaders’ home turf in Raleigh.
The Tigers continue their busy week with conference matches at 6:45 Wednesday at Northwood and at 6 p.m. Thursday at Southern Durham.
Playing last Monday at home, the Tigers got two goals from John Walden in the game’s first 15 minutes and rolled to an easy win against Northern Vance. Blake Johnson scored three goals for Chapel Hill, assisted twice times by Duncan Davis, who finished with three assists. Kyle Cocowitch added a goal in the 43rd minute, assisted by Mateo Ortez.
Over at East Chapel Hill, the Wildcats came up with two good results last week — defeating previously unbeaten Northern (8-1-0) by a 4-1 score on Monday and then tying undefeated Pinecrest (8-0-3) in a 1- draw.
The Wildcats (6-3-1) get some time to rest before taking on Jordan (6-4-0) on Oct. 6 in a match featuring he last two PAC-6 teams with unblemished league records.