East forfeits football game to Northern Durham
East Chapel Hill didn’t have enough healthy players to play its varsity football game on Friday against visiting Northern Durham, the school said in a statement on its website, so the Wildcats forfeited the contest to the Knights.
The full statement read: “A rash of injuries has drastically depleted the team numbers and administration has made the decision to take this week off and let the team heal enough to get back on the field next week versus Person High. The decision was purely a safety measure for the athletes, and there are no arrangements to make the game up at this time.”
East’s first-year head coach Mike Holderman did not start his job until late July, just before the season’s first practice, and turnout for the team was low. There were only 30 players at the beginning of the year, and East did not field a JV team.
The Wildcats have scored just 37 points this season and only six of those have come in the last four weeks.
A game Friday would have been the second in five days for the Wildcats. East lost 64-0 loss to Riverside on Monday.
The forfeit drops East to 0-8 (0-2 in the PAC-6) and improves Northern to 2-6 (2-0).
NCHSAA announces award for public service
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced creation of the Commissioner’s Cup competition for the 2014-15 academic year. The Commissioner’s Cup will be based on community service by athletic teams or cheerleading squads at NCHSAA member schools.
School should have their team identify a need within the community and create a plan to conduct the service project. Each team should be under the suprevision of a sponsor – a coach, faculty member, staff member or parent.
The team would then submit a 1-minute video describing the project in a .MOV format via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Included in the video should be information on organization that the team will serve, impact of the project on community, numbers served, theme project, photos, video, etc.
Two teams or schools from each classification will be awarded a Commissioner’s Cup at the NCHSAA annual meeting on May 7.
Winning schools will receive a $1,000 stipend.
Deadline for project submission is April 1, 2015.
Orange Rec registering players for youth basketball
The Orange County DEAPR-Recreation Division is accepting registration for its 2014-15 Winter Youth Basketball League. The league is a developmental program for boys and girls ages 5- to 15-years-old. Registration runs until Friday, Oct. 24. The fee is $45 with an additional $5 for recreation insurance.
League games and practices will be held at the Central Recreation Center in Hillsborough and local school sites. League practices begin on Saturday, Nov. 15. Prior to games, players will participate in two practices per week (one weekday night and Saturday). Once games begin on Dec. 13, there will be one practice and one game per week.
For more information, visit the Winter Youth Basketball League page at orangecountync.gov/recparks.