McPeak leads Winternational Series
Meghan McPeak of Chapel Hill is in first place of the season’s points standing in the 2015-2016 Winternational Junior Golf Series. A junior at Carrboro High School, McPeak has 145 points after two events, 45 in front of Julianne Strauch of Advance/Forsyth Country Day and Madison Isaacson of Greensboro/Ragsdale, both of whom have 100 points.
McBurney earns scholar-athlete award
Chapel Hill High School senior Elizabeth McBurney recently was named the Time-Warner Cable Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
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A straight-A student, McBurney has won letters in four sports at Chapel Hill: basketball, field hockey, lacrosse and softball. Additionally, she has volunteered for seven years with Special Olympics and at a nursing home.
Additionally, McBurney has served on the her CHHS Class Council and on the Superintendent’s Advisory Council.
UNC to host NCAA volleyball matches
The University of North Carolina has been selected to host first- and second-round matches of the 2015 NCAA Volleyball Tournament.
Carolina will host UNC-Wilmington, Coastal Carolina and No. 16-seed Creighton on Dec. 4-5.
The winner of Saturday’s second round match will earn a bid to the San Diego Regional the following week. The finals are set for Dec. 17-19.
Chizik nominated for assistant coach award
North Carolina first-year defensive coordinator Gene Chizik has been named one of five finalists for the 2015 Broyles Award, which goes to the nation's best assistant coach.
Also nominated are: Alabama’s Kirby Smart; Baylor’s Kendal Briles; Clemson’s Brent Venables; and Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley.
Since his arrival from Auburn, Chizik has overseen a complete transformation of the Tar Heels' defensive unit. UNC has the nation's most improved defensive team in the country, allowing 18.2 points fewer in 2015 than last season. Carolina is ranked 19th in the nation in scoring defense (19.5 ppg).
Panthers at 8-0 as they prep for JKO
Coming off three wins in last week’s Thanksgiving Duals in Hillsborough – including a dramatic 35-26 victory over a powerhouse Southern Alamance team – Orange High School will host its annual Jim King Invitational wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at OHS.
The Panthers are 8-0 as they prepare for the JKO, traditionally one of the state’s best early season events.
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