Norris leads N.C. coaches’ all-district honors for local basketball teams
Chapel Hill’s Sherry Norris has been named the District 6 Coach of the Year by her peers in the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association, while five of her starters were named to the all-district team.
Chapel Hill senior Raziyah Farrington, who’s signed to play next year at Western Carolina was named the NCBCA’s district first team, as was East Chapel Hill junior Ali-Cyr-Scully, who was the PAC-6’s leading scorer.
CHHS junior Jessica Wall and senior Tamia Eatmon were named to the second team, while junior Autumn West and ninth-grader Alliyah Chaplin – the only ninth-grader named to any District 6 squad – were named to the girls’ third team.
Chapel Hill’s girls varsity finished 24-3 this year after reaching the state 3A championship game for a third straight year.
Cedar Ridge junior Peyton Pappas earned a spot on the NCBCA boys’ all-district first team.
Chapel Hill sophomore David Caraher and East Chapel Hill senior Robert Wilson were included on the second team, while East Chapel Hill sophomore Carter Collins made the third team.
West, Slade and Thompson win at Grandover Parkway Duathlon
Competing in last weekend’s Grandover Parkway Duathlon in Greensboro, Josh West of Carrboro won the men’s 30-34 division with a time of 1:49:05), Chapel Hill’s Gary Slade (1:47:13) won the men’s 55-59 class and Steve Thompson of Chapel Hill (2:09:08) won the men’s 60-64 bracket.
Chapel Hill’s Rory Murtaugh (1:54:49) earned second place in the men’s 50-54 age-group.
Susan Helm-Murtaugh of Chapel Hill (2:06:57) finished second in the women’s 50-54 division, while Caroline Barlow of Pittsboro (2:41:41) was fifth in the women’s 40-44 class.
The third and final event in the Triad Duathlon Series, the Grandover race on March 21 consisted of a 4-mile run and a 20-mile bike circuit, followed by another 4-mile run.
Colin Kalescky of Asheville was the overall winner Saturday with a time of 1:32:54.
Hoops at East announces summer dates
The 20th annual “Hoops at East” Summer Basketball Academy will host a single session this summer: July 6-10.
Hoops at East is a full day camp, with hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Held annually on the campus of at East Chapel Hill High School, “Hoops” basketball camp is open to rising third graders through rising ninth graders.
For more information, or to have a camp application mailed or emailed to your home, please phone Coach Ray Hartsfield at or 969-2482, ext. 27423, or 919-308-1350. Please leave you phone number and/or email address.
Young helps Emory relay set record
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