Triangle jumpers heading to NYC for Macy’s Parade
Rope skippers Dorian Alexis from the Chapel Hill Skipsations jump-rope team, Sarah Brescia from the Cary YMCA Superskippers and Austin Casselbury from Virginia Jumprope FX will be in New York this week to take part in the 89th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The trio will be part of a group of 108 jumpers forming the Jumpers United for Macy’s Parade – or J.U.M.P. – representing the states of Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Washington.
This will be the third appearance for J.U.M.P. in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with male and female jumpers ranging in age from 12-24.
East Chapel Hill downs Carrboro to go to 2-0
East Chapel Hill’s Carter Collins persevered through some desultory shooting Tuesday to put 20 points on the board for the Wildcats, helping them down Carrboro 62-43. He also provided 7 assists and 4 steals.
Kevin Gilland, working inside most of the night, added 11 points and grabbed a team-high 7 rebounds as East Chapel Hill improved to 2-0.
Carrboro fell to 0-3 with its first loss on the road this season.
Chapel Hill loses basketball doubleheader at Jordan
Chapel Hill High School’s basketball varsities lost a doubleheader Monday at Durham Jordan, marking the first wins of the year for the 4A Falcons.
For the third game in a row, the Chapel Hill boys’ team fell behind early, trailing 11-0 in the opening minutes, and went on to lose 75-67 to Jordan (1-1).
Chapel Hill’s Max Connolly hit five 3-pointers Chap, including one at the start of the four quarter that got the Tigers as close as 52-51, and finished with a game high 25 points. Jordan pulled away in the fourth with balanced scoring, and four Falcons scored in double figures: Taqwain Bell (18); Mikal Gaylord 14; Cheo Craig (12) and Jahidi Thomas 11.
Chapel Hill’s girls (2-1) suffered their first loss of the season, 47-39 at Jordan (1-2). The Tigers suffered through one of their worst shooting nights in years, going 0-for-13 on 3-point tries and 15-of-54 overall (27.8 percent) from the field.
Ti’Mia Chaplin, with 10 points, was the lone Tiger to score in double figures.
Carrboro Rec seeks youth baseball, volleyball coaches
The Carrboro Recreation Department is accepting applications from people who want to volunteer as coaches for its 2016 Spring Baseball (ages 6-12) or Girls Volleyball (ages 10-13) programs. Coaches need to organize practices, teach skills and sportsmanship, and communicate effectively with players, parents and Rec Department staff.
The initial deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 11. To receive a volunteer application or additional information, please contact the Recreation Department at 919-918-7370.