‘Meet The Wildcats’ winter teams on Nov. 10
East Chapel Hill High School will host Silver & Black intrasquad scrimmages on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the school’s main gymnasium. The “Meet The Wildcats” sessions will present previews for all of East Chapel Hill’s winter sports teams.
The girls’ basketball program will start off the night at 6 p.m. with two, 8-minute quarters for their scrimmage. That will be followed by the junior varsity boys playing a 10-minute game and then a 10-minute match by the varsity boys.
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Each team will be introduced before each game and, after the basketball teams finish, East’s 2015 wrestling and swim teams and the cheerleaders will be introduced.
The night will conclude with a student/faculty basketball game.
The cost is $5 per person. Throwback Wildcat basketball jerseys will be on sale in the lobby.
Jaguars, ‘Cats bow out early in soccer, CHHS moves on
Carrboro and East Chapel Hill both were upset in the first round of the N.C. High School soccer playoffs last week, while Big 8 champion Chapel Hill had no trouble in the 3A tournament.
At Chapel Hill, Jeff Richardson scored two goals, and Sam Linker scored early and assisted on two of the Tigers’ first three goals, as the No. 6-seeded Tigers (16-2-3) won 7-0 win against Eastern Guilford’s 27th-seeded Wildcats (9-9-3).
Seeded No. 23 in the 4A East, New Hanover won 1-0 at No. 10 seed East Chapel Hill.
The game between two Wildcat teams marked a triumphant return to the Triangle for New Hanover coach T.J. Rennie, who graduated from Durham Jordan in 2002 and whose father, former Duke coach John Rennie, watched from the visitors stands at Wildcat Stadium.
Heading in a corner kick from Declan Payne with 1:10 left in the first half, Paul Horning scored the only goal New Hanover (16-7-1) needed to end East Chapel Hill’s year at 13-4-3.
In Carrboro, Eastern Randolph (15-8-1) appeared to be greatly under-seeded at No. 27 after finishing fourth in the 2A PAC-6. The Wildcats scored in the first half at No. 6 Carrboro (10-5-4) and claimed their 12th win by shutout this year.
Gillespie, Werden continue CHHS tradition with JVs
Former Chapel Hill High School players Andrew Gillespie and Jeremy Werden have been selected for the University of North Carolina’s junior varsity men’s basketball team. That makes it five former CHHS Tigers who have played on Carolina’s JV team during the past six years.
Wildcats in field hockey’s final four
East Chapel Hill was playing for its eighth straight state championship this weekend in field hockey.
The semifinal and final matches were played too late for Sunday’s Chapel Hill News. See Wednesday’s paper or www.newsobserver.com for more.
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