High School Sports
Carrboro: Tennis tryouts for Carrboro High School begin Aug. 10. For more information, contact coach Jon Noyes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Field hockey tryouts will be Aug. 5-7 in two sessions each day — 8-10 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact coach Morgan Cloutier at email@example.com.
For other sports at Carrboro, contact: cross country – coach Mimi O’Grady (firstname.lastname@example.org); football – coach Melvin Griffin (email@example.com or 757-880-2388); boys soccer – coach Jared Drexler (firstname.lastname@example.org); volleyball – coach Steve Scanga (email@example.com).
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Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill High School will host its first day of tryouts for the fall tennis season at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the CHHS courts. For more information, contact coach Neil Alderman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other sports at CHHS, contact: cross country – coach Joan Mabe (email@example.com); field hockey – coach Anna Long (firstname.lastname@example.org); football – coach Issac Marsh (email@example.com); girls golf – Jim Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org); boys soccer – coach Jason Curtis (email@example.com); volleyball – coach Jody Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org).
East Chapel Hill: Tryouts for East Chapel Hill girls tennis will be 8-10 a.m., Aug. 5-7 at Wildcat Tennis Stadium. For more information, contact head coach Nick Walker at email@example.com. ECH cross country begins its team workouts 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 10, on the Wildcat Stadium track. For more information, contact coach Steve Marquis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For other sports at ECH, contact: field hockey – coach Susan Taylor (email@example.com) soccer – Austin Collins, (firstname.lastname@example.org); football – coach Ryan Johnson (Rjohnson@chccs.k12.nc.us); golf – coach Henry Essey (email@example.com); volleyball – coach Michelle Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Meet The Wildcats
East Chapel Hill will host an open football practice ay 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 8 and invites all parents, fans and students (especially middle school students with an interest in playing football) to attend and meet afterwards with the coaches and athletes.
Bikefest Rural Heritage Tour
The Carolina Tarwheels Bicycle Club’s 20th annual tour of Orange County will start from downtown Hillsborough on Saturday, Aug. 8. Riders can choose from three tours: a 35-mile half metric, a 62-mile metric century, and a 100-mile English century. Each is fully supported with rest stops, refreshments, snacks, and restrooms. Routes are patrolled by support vehicles. There is also a free “Fun Ride,” a 7-mile tour of historic sites in and around Hillsborough. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.ncbikefest.org/.
Godiva Summer Track
Aug. 5 – Wednesday’s “short night” meet at Belk Track marks the end of Godiva’s 2015 summer track series. Entry is open to all runners, and registration is free, but donations of $1 per event entered are welcomed. Events start rain or shine at 7 p.m. Wednesday’s meet includes heats of 500 meters, 100 meters, a 1500 meter rcewalk, the open 400 dash and a 3000 meters run. For more information, see carolinagodiva.org/.
St. Thomas More 7.5K
Aug. 29 – Help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the St. Thomas More Parish with a 7.5K road race and Kids Fun Run. Start and finish at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Carmichael Road, with a challenging, scenic course through Chapel Hill neighborhoods. More information at stmchapelhill.org/75th-anniversary.
Stock Car Racing
Orange County Speedway
Family Fun Day — Saturday’s racing in Rougemont will be preceded 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. by a crafts fair, car show and raffle, with proceeds going toVictory Junction. Parking for the Fun Day is free, and patrons get into the night’s auto races for $5. (Kids 10 and younger are admitted free at the pre-race activities and into the races for $1.) Racing admission for adults without Fun Day tickets is $10. The front gate opens at 4 p.m. and the first green flag drops at 7 p.m. For more information, see ocstrack.com/.
The Durham Bulls continue a 9-day homestand with games Wednesday and Thursday in the DBAP against Indianapolis, each game scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. The Bulls wrap up their extended stay at home with games Friday (7:05 p.m.), Saturday (6:35 p.m.) and Sunday (5:05 p.m.) with Louisville.
They immediately take off for two games Aug. 10-11 at Norfolk and then will be back in the DBAP Aug. 12-13 for two home games with Norfolk.
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