Knights of Columbus to host free throw contest
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, at the St. Thomas More School Gym.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 10910, Saturday’s event begins with on-site registration at 9:30 a.m., followed by the start of the local competition at 10 a.m.
Winners will advance to a district competition.
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Participants are required furnish proof of age and written parental consent.
For more information, contact KOC Contest Coordinator John Aluise at 919-967-3882.
Best making an impact with Guilford College
East Chapel Hill alum Justen Best has helped Guilford College get off to a 4-1 start in Old Dominion Athletic Conference men’s basketball. He scored 12 points and made two of the Quakers’ nine steals last Wednesday in their 61-60 win at Emory & Henry College.
Best, a 6-0 sophomore in his first year at Guilford after transferring last spring from Tennessee Temple, has seen his court time generally rise since scoring a Guilford-career-high 15 points in 21 minutes of play Dec. 14 at N.C. Wesleyan. He played 32 minutes at Emory & Henry, where he got his third straight start with the Quakers.
The Edge sets dates for summer basketball camp
The Edge Basketball Camp will offer two sessions again this summer, coach and camp director Paul Kieckbusch says.
The Edge Basketball Camp runs July 18-22. The Edge, “Nothing But Net” runs July 25-29. Both camps run daily from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Smith Middle School.
The camps are open to boys and girls rising to grades 3 through 9 over the summer.
Carrboro girls start 2-0 in conference
After a slow start to their season, the Carrboro girls basketball team has bounced back in Mid-State Conference games. The Jaguars broke a six-game losing streak with back-to-back wins to start off 2-0 in league play.
Carrboro bested Burlington Cummings 36-24 on Jan. 5 and followed that three nights later with a 47-43 win at Bartlett Yancey.
Carrboro (4-9 overall) hosted Jordan-Matthews on Friday – too late for Sunday’s print edition of The Chapel Hill News – and will continue Mid-State action at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Graham (4-7, 2-0).
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