High school basketball tournaments are rescheduled
All Big Eight basketball tournament games originally scheduled for Monday have been moved to Wednesday – weather permitting – at the home of the higher seed.
Chapel Hill’s girls plan to host Northern Vance at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the boys team versus Cedar Ridge at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $7.
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The Mid-State likewise has scheduled its first games tentatively for Wednesday, with each rounds’ games to be played at Graham High School.
That includes Carrboro’s girls versus Bartlett Yancey at 7 p.m., followed by the Carrboro boys versus Graham at 8:30 p.m.
If the Carrboro girls win, they would face Reidsville at 4 p.m. Thursday at Graham High. If the Carrboro boys advance, they would play Burlington Cummings at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Graham.
The Mid-State finals are planned for Friday at Graham: girls at 6 p.m. and boys at 7:30 p.m.
CHHS runners compete in 3A indoor championships
Chapel Hill High School’s female runners had several excellent finishes in last Saturday’s N.C. High School Athletics Association indoor track championships in Winston-Salem, earning them 10th place in the girls’ team standings.
The Tigers had a third place in the girls 4x800 relay, featuring an all-underclassmen team of ninth-graders Madi Marvin, Anna Stouffer and Grace Tate, and CHHS junior Milly Ames.
In the 4x400, Chapel Hill placed sixth with a team of sophomore Clare McNamara, junior Jessi Szymczak, senior Paige Childers and junior Anna Passannante.
Passannante also finished eighth individually in the girls 1000 meters.
Chapel Hill had its best combined showing in the girls 1600 meters, where Katherine Dokholyan placed fifth, Clare McNamara eighth and Marija Crook 12th.
Other top finishes for the Tigers included Childers’ 10th in the girls 500 meters.
Elise Matera was seventh and Reagan Roeber ninth in the girls 3200.
Jeff Williams had the Chapel Hill boys’ top finish with his eighth place in the boys 1600. Daniel Kleissler was ninth and Max Blackburn 10th in the boys 1000, and Harrison Young placed ninth in the 300 meters.
Jaguars looking for coaches
Carrboro High School has three openings for assistant coaches in spring sports: baseball, women’s lacrosse and softball. Interested parties should contact Carrboro Athletics Director April Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book signing to precede game
Co-authors Johnny Moore and Art Chansky will be available at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at Stadium 10 Theaters in Durham’s Northgate Mall to sign copies of their book “The Blue Divide: Duke, North Carolina, and the Battle on Tobacco Road.”
The signing comes in advance of a screening of the Duke-Carolina documentary “Blue Blood” at 7 p.m. in the theater. That costs $10.
A free screening of the Duke-Carolina basketball game on ESPN follows in the same theater at 9 p.m., with documentary patrons getting first seating.