Annual Tiger Open golf tournament set for April 23
Registration is now open for the annual Tiger Open Golf Tournament, which helps raise funds for the athletics programs at Chapel Hill High School.
The tournament is set for Saturday, April 23, at UNC’s Finley Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Play will be preceded by registration and a continental breakfast beginning at 8 a.m.
The registration fee is $125 per person, and it includes the breakfast, cart and greens fees, beverages, snacks and a post-tournament catered lunch.
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Golfers at least 13 years old, of all skills levels, are welcome. Players can register as a team or singly and be grouped in a foursome by the tournament organizers.
Registration is available online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of each golfer, phone number, email for each golfer, and stating whether payment will be by check, credit card or Paypal.
Carrboro soccer boots Bartlett-Yancey 5-0
Defending 2A girls soccer state champion Carrboro got off to a good start in Mid-State Conference play last week with a 5-0 shutout of Bartlett-Yancey’s Buccaneers. The Jaguars, who allowed a NCHSAA record of only two goals last year on the way to a state championship, have yet to allow a score by a 2A opponent this season.
Last Wednesday’s win helped the Jaguars get over their first loss in 27 matches – 2-1 on March 16 to 3A Chapel Hill – and then a 0-0 tie Monday at 4A East Chapel Hill. With Wednesday’s win, Carrboro improved to 6-1-1 overall, 1-0 in conference matches.
Carrboro, like all local schools, will be on spring break this week. Its next soccer match will be April 4 at Burlington Cummings.
East stretches lead in PAC-6 softball
It took 10 innings, but East Chapel Hill remained undefeated in PAC-6 softball with a 6-4 win Thursday at Northern Durham.
Sophomore Katie Agatucci improved to 4-0 on the mound by striking out 14 Ladies, walking just five, and giving up only two earned runs over the entire 10 innings pitched.
Agatucci also paced East Chapel Hill’s 10-hit performance at Northern with her 3-5 batting, including two doubles.
Sophomore Claire Pedersen (2-5, RBI), ninth-grader Violet Kehoe (2-5, RBI), sophomore Grace Vincent (2-4, double) and senior Cassidy Bright (1-3, RBI) each had at least one hit for East Chapel Hill, which improved to 5-3, 4-0 PAC.
With the score tied at 4-4, Kehoe led off the 10th inning with a single, and she advanced to second and then third on stolen bases before she scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch.
Two outs later, Pedersen singled. Bright came to the plate and singled to advance Pedersen, who later dashed home with the insurance run as Bright stole second base.
While East stretch its lead in the conference softball standings, Northern (2-5, 2-1) dropped into a tie with Cardinal Gibbons (2-5-1, 2-1) for second place in the PAC-6.
Coming out of this week’s spring break, East Chapel Hill will host Cardinal Gibbons on April 5.
Tigers win fourth straight soccer match
Riding the momentum of its win at Carrboro, Chapel Hill won two more soccer matches last week, both in Big-8 Conference play: 3-0 on Monday at Northwood and 2-0 Wednesday at Cedar Ridge.
Chapel Hill (4-2-1, 3-0-0 Big-8) will carry a four-game win streak into the break and then returns to action April 4 with a home game against Orange.
Cedar Ridge crushes Cardinal Gibbons
Cedar Ridge scored 12 runs in the seventh inning last Monday night to win 15-0 at Cardinal Gibbons and to stay undefeated in Big-8 softball.
The Red Wolves led 3-0 entering the final inning of play after RBIs from Brooklyn Byrd and Alyssa Jones in the fourth. Preceding the fourth, Gibbons (1-4-1, 1-0 PAC-6) and Cedar Ridge seemed equals on offense and defense, but Rivers Andrews three straight strikeouts in the bottom of the fourth ensured the Red Wolves’ momentum would carry over for the rest of the contest.
Andrews finished with a game-high 14 strikeouts.
Cedar Ridge followed that up with back-to-back wins against Chapel Hill, winning 15-0 at home last Tuesday and then 7-0 on Thursday at Chapel Hill.
That left the Red Wolves at 11-1 overall, 6-0 in Big-8 games as they head into their spring break. They return to action on April 5 at home in a conference showdown with Northwood (9-0, 4-0).
Earth Day 5K will be run in Briar Chapel
The Briar Chapel community, located south of Chapel Hill-Carrboro in northern Chatham County, will host its annual Earth Day 5K race on Saturday, April 9. Proceeds from the event will go to Abundance NC, a non-profit devoted to sustainability projects in North Carolina.
The 5K starts at 9 a.m. near the club house in the heart of Briar Chapel. Before that, runners can warm up with NIA Dance from the Joy of Movement, then yoga led by Jen Ayers-Barwick.
After the 5K’s completion, the event continues with music, food trucks and family-friendly activities.
For more information, see abundancenc.org/.
Wildcats struggle through three soccer games in three days
East Chapel Hill struggled last week, playing three matches in three days. After tying 2A Carrboro 0-0, the Wildcats tied 1-1 with 3A Cedar Ridge on Tuesday in Hillsborough. They then lost 3-2 in double-overtime at Northern Durham, last year’s PAC-6 co-champion along with East.
Northern Durham’s win boosted its Ladies to the top of the PAC-6 table at 4-0-0 in conference games, 6-3-0 overall.
The Wildcats (4-4-2 overall, 3-1 PAC) will host Cardinal Gibbons (9-1-0, 2-0-0 PAC) on April 6.