Chapel Hillians earn scholar honors in field hockey
Four Chapel Hill residents have been named as 2014 Gladiator by SGI / NFHCA Scholars of Distinction by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. The award recognizes college field hockey players with a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher through the first semester of the 2014-15 academic year.
The honorees from Chapel Hill are:
Lauren Blazing, a senior goalie at Duke and a graduate of Durham Academy; her sister Robin Blazing, a junior forward/midfielder at Duke and also a graduate of Durham Academy; Becca Halter, a sophomore defender at Skidmore College and a graduate of East Chapel Hill High School; and Katie Wilson, a freshman midfielder at Sewanee – The University of the South, and a graduate of Carrboro High School.
A cultural anthropology and political science major, Lauren was named a Scholar of Distinction for the third consecutive season while Robin, who is majoring in biology and Spanish, received the accolade for the first time.
Hilltoppers lacrosse holding tryouts for summer team
The Carolina Hilltoppers lacrosse club will hold tryouts April 19 for its summer youth team. Tryouts will begin at 4 p.m. at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium on the campus of N.C. Central University in Durham.
The Hilltoppers will field both a U-15 and a U-13 team this summer and attend three events while practicing on turf from April through slate June.
For more information or to register online, go to hilltopperlax.com.
Carolina Brewery sets anniversy 5K for April 11
In recognition of its 20th anniversary as a local business, the Carolina Brewery will host a 5K in Southern Village. The Carolina Brewery 5K is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. April 11 at the Southern Village Community Green.
Participants are invited to stay after for live music, food, and of course, beer. Registration through April 9 costs $20 per person.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
For more information, see sportoften.com.
Witcher takes top spot in Great human Race
Andrew Witcher, 20, of Chapel Hill was the No. 1 finisher last Saturday in the Great Human Race 5K in Durham with a time of 17:11. Durham’s Kendra Stumpf (22:35) was the top female.
Nels Anderson of Hillsborough (33:47) won the men’s 75-up division.
Other top finishers from Chapel Hill included five runners who each placed third in their age-group: Garry Wallach (33:43) in the men’s 65-74, Eric Teagarden (22:39) men’s 55-64, Julie Horton (30:38) women’s 55-64, Marissa O’Neill (26:00) women’s 17-24, and Thomas Dikolli (23:10) men’s 12-16.
Fox scheduled to speak at at Chapel Hill Sports Club
North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Chapel Hill Sports Club. The meeting begins with a luncheon at noon Tuesday, April 21, at Squids Restaurant on Fordham Blvd.
For more information, call club secretary Pepper Hines at 919-240-7364.
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