Wrestlers heading back to the mats this week
The start of high school wrestling is getting closer, with with Chapel Hill hosting an intra-squad scrimmage at 6:30 Thursday and then a quad meet Tuesday with Wilson Hunt, North Johnston, East Chapel Hill and Northwest Guilford.
After going 22-7 last year, the Tigers bring back junior state qualifiers Zach Allen (106, 31-22) and George McBurney (220, 28-7).
Carrboro (22-7), which heads to Union Pines on Saturday, brings back four state qualifiers: sophomore Otto Wolin (106, 28-17), sophomore Hserti Ya (113, 29-19), senior Keegan Cordell (138, 35-19) and junior Magnus Herweyer (285, 42-13).
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David Veltri, undefeated while captain of the Culbreth Middle School team, should be moving up to Carrboro to join his older bother Dante Veltri, who successfully fought off lymphoma last year.
CHHS cheer team places 12th
Chapel Hill finished with 95.65 points last Saturday to place 12th in the medium-sized (non-tumbling) varsity competition at the 12th annual N.C. High School Athletic Association state invitational cheerleading championships at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Thomasville Ledford (127.2) captured the Carolina Cup, awarded by Cheer Ltd. to the varsity cheerleading team that earns the highest cumulative score in the whole competition, regardless of the division in which it competes.
Johnston wins in the Woods
Kevin Johnston won last Saturday’s the second annual Into the Woods 5K with a time of 20:43.28.
Running on a mixed course of trails and roads near Woods Charter School in northern Chatham County, David Frazelle (21:15.02) placed second and Jon Williams (21:26.53) third.
Alison McNamara (22:09.78) was the first female across the line, placing fifth overall.
Proceeds from the 5K benefited the Woods Charter School Foundation and its athletic department.