Chapel Hill girls win track regional
Wins by Anna Passannante (800 meters), Marija Crook (3200), Scout Hayashi (100 hurdles and Quaniece Fish (long jump) led Chapel Hill to the girls’ championship at last Saturday’s NCHSAA Mideast 3A track and field regional meet at Northern Guilford High School.
Chapel Hill also won the girls’ 4x800 relay as the Tigers amassed 148 points, well ahead of runnerup Eastern Guilford. Cedar Ridge finished fourth (45 points) in the girls meet, while Northwood (26) was eighth.
Led by Dillon Kopec’s win in the pole vault, Chapel Hill (73) finished third in the boys’ regional behind Northern Guilford (102) and Terry Sanford (91.5). Harrison Young (3rd, 400 meters), Max Blackburn (4th, 1600), Zach Allen (2nd, 3200) and Nat Romaine (4th, 3200), Albert Nyamayaro (2, high jump) and Dylan Blankenship (3rd, high jump) all had top-four finishes for CHHS.
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Chapel Hill’s athletes will head to Greensboro Friday for the NCHSAA’s 3A track and field championships, held at N.C. A&T’s Belk Track.
In a switch from previous year’s the 3A meet will run concurrently with the 1A championships. (For most events, a 1A heat will precede a 3A heat.) Preliminary events begin at 10 a.m., with track finals scheduled to begin at about 1:15 p.m.
Carrboro wins 2A Mideast track regional
Carrboro’s track and field teams showed their depth last Friday by winning the NCHSAA’s Mideast 2A regional meet despite winning only one individual event on the boys’ side.
Defending state champion Magnus Herweyer was the lone Jaguar to win a boys event with his discus throw of 157 feet, 3 inches. He also placed third in the shot put with a mark of 45 feet, 6 inches.
But 16 others scored in boys events, including seven with top-five finishes: Quinton Adams (2nd, 200 meters), Theodore Winans (5th, 400), Jack Clemens (3rd, 800), Dylan Strickland (4th, 3200), Sky Om-landes (2nd pole vault), Ben Rader (3rd, pole vault), Ryan Laatz (4th, pole vault), John Peretin (2nd, shot put, and 4th, discus).
Carrboro finished with 103 points in the boys meet,. Runnerup High Point Andrews had 82 points, and third-place St. Paul’s 80.
Carrboro scored even better in the girls’ meet, with 108 points for third place behind state powerhouse Cummings (144) and Durham School of the Arts (143).
Amanda Hickey led the Carrboro girls with wins in the 800 and 1600 meters. Brooke Zeman was first in the 3200 meters. In field events, Maley Wagenr topped the girls’ pole vault, and Alexandra Jones won the discus.
The Jaguars also won the girls 4x400 and 4x800 relays.
Carrboro heads to the 2A NCHSAA championships Saturday at NC A&T’s Belk Track. Like the 1A/3A meet on Friday, Saturday’s competition will feature 4A heats (including athletes from East Chapel Hill) following 2A heats.
Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m., and running finals are expected to begin about 1:15 p.m.
Davidson still chasing softball’s home run record
Mia Davidson remains one home run away from tying the N.C. high school single-season record for softball homers after being denied a chance Saturday night in an Orange victory.
Davidson was intentionally walked every time she got to the plate in Orange’s 4-3 win Saturday over next-door neighbor Eastern Alamance in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletics Association 3A softball playoffs.
Her final walk led to the winning run scored in the seventh. Davidson was walked, and then her sister Montana Davidson was walked. Orange coach Eddie Davidson, Mia’s and Montana’s father, named sophomore Alysann Lloyd the player of the game after she drove in the game-winning run with a walk-off single.
Davidson, a junior who’s committed to play for Mississippi State, got within reach of the NCHSAA record after hitting three homers in Orange’s 20-1, first-round win against Wilson Fike, giving her 18 for the year. She got another chance at the single-season record (19 homers) when No. 8-seeded Orange (23-3) traveled Tuesday night to Pikeville to take on No. 1 C.B. Aycock (25-1).
Tigers, Chargers out, Orange advances in baseball
West Brunswick demonstrated why its the NCHSAA baseball’s East 3A’s No. 2 seed last Wednesday with a 10-0 shutout of Chapel Hill – the second straight 10-run win for the Trojans (23-3). Chapel Hill, seeded 15th in the 3A East, finished its year at 21-7.
West Brunswick (23-3) advanced to play No. 7-seeded Rockingham (20-7), which bounced No. 10 seed Northwood (19-7) from the tournament with a 7-1 defeat Saturday.
No. 5 seeded Orange (20-6) advanced to a third-round game with No. 13 South Johnston (16-8) after ousting Wilson Hunt from the 3A East tournament with an 8-5 decision Saturday.
Jaguars duo wins NCHSAA doubles championship
Carrboro tennis players Brian Freiburghouse and Jason Wykoff defeated Salisbury’s Spencer Storey and David Derrick 6-2, 6-3 Saturday to win the NCHSAA 2A doubles championship.
Freiburghouse, a senior, and Wykoff, a junior, had been close to winning a state title before, but it took each other to become the pair with the hardware. Wykoff was a runner-up in last year’s doubles title and Freiburghouse was a singles runner-up as a freshman.
The Jaguars were dominant at the net, which provided big points in a long semifinal win against Brevard’s Liam Baer and Cameron Wilson 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.
“We knew we had to get to the net really quick to finish points off,” Freiburghouse said.
“A lot of teams in this (classification) don’t attack the net as much,” Wykoff said.
Carrboro’s Jon Noyes said the duo’s different personalities play well together.
“One’s fire and one’s ice,” Noyes said. “Jason keeps Brian in the game and Brian can take it over and win it for him. It’s a great combination.”
Carrboro’s Andre Javen lost in the tournament’s round of 16 to eventual singles champion Joseph Schrader of Brevard, while Carrboro’s Zach Anderson lost 6-0, 6-1 to eventual runner-up Ryen Reid of Newton-Conover.