Michelle Kasold back on U.S. national field hockey team
Former East Chapel Hill all-state standout Michelle Kasold is one of 10 former Olympians named Thursday to the 2015-16 U.S. Women’s Field Hockey National Team. Kasold, a former all-American for Wake Forest, was a striker for the 2012 national team that played in the London Olympics.
Loren Shealy is the newest face from UNC on the national team, joining five other Tar Heels on the 21-player roster. Shealy, who graduated from UNC in May 2015, joins Carolina alums Jackie (Kintzer) Briggs, Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski, Kelsey Kolojejchick and Caitlin Van Sickle.
All are national team veterans and were part of the U.S.’s gold medal winning performance at the Pan American Games earlier this month.
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Kim does well at USGA’s Junior Girls
Chapel Hill High School golfer Gina Kim made it to the third round of the 67th U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship before bowing out with a 4 & 3 loss to Annika Cedo of the Philippines.
Kim shot rounds of 72-69—141 in qualifying at the Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club to earn a spot in the upper bracket of the match-play championship. She easily defeated Kelsey Zeng of Florida, 6 & 5 in the first round and then advanced to the third round with a 2 & 1 upset of Jessica Mangrobang of California, who had shot 139 in qualifying.
Eun Jeong Seong of Korea eventually emerged as the champion.
Orange County soccer starts Sept. 1
Registration is open until Aug. 13 for Orange County Recreation’s Youth Soccer teams. Open to ages 4-15, the league will run Sept. 1 to Oct. 30. The fee is $50.
For details about skills assessments, parent meetings or other program information, please contact 919-245-2660 or see orangecountync.gov/departments/deapr/.
Nettles and Cotton haul in PBC prizes
Anglers Vinston Nettles and Jasper Cotton of Pittsboro finished in the money at the The Cashion Fishing Rods ‘End of Year’ Team Tournament Bass Fishing Trail Qualifier, held last weekend at Mayo Lake, Nettles and Cotton caught and released a bass that weighed in at 5.54 pounds to take home the second-place prize for the day’s single biggest fish.
Keith Wray, a regular at Mayo who fished alone, won with five bass weighing 18.33 pounds to take first place and went home with more $1,000 in cash and prizes.
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