Cyr-Scully selected for East-West all-star game
East Chapel Hill scoring leader Ali Cyr-Scully has been selected to play in this summer’s N.C. Coaches Association Women’s Basketball All-Star Game. Scully, a 5-5 guard, was named to the East team, which was announced Thursday.
Cyr-Scully will be joined on the East squad by one familiar face from the PAC-6: Cardinal Gibbons post player Olivia Smith.
The annual NCCA games pit recently graduated players from North Carolina’s East against their counterparts from the West in basketball, football and soccer.
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The 2016 NCCA all-star basketball games will be held Monday, July 18, at the Greensboro Coliseum. The women’s game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8:30 p.m.
The NCCA soccer games are set for Tuesday, July 19 at MacPherson Stadium in next-door Brown’s Summit, and the all-star football game is set for Wednesday, July 20, at Greensboro’s Robert B. Jamieson Stadium.
Carrboro’s Dante Veltri commits to North Carolina
Dante Veltri, the winner of a NCHSAA Courage Award in 2015, has committed to wrestle next year for the University of North Carolina.
Veltri was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in October 2013 at the age of 15. After beating the disease, he returned his junior year to place fourth in the State Championships. This year as a senior, he went 42-7 at 132 and 138 pounds.
“He pushed through illness and difficulties in his home life to not only survive but to also succeed,” Carrboro Guidance Counselor Bari Sholomon said of Veltri.
Earlier this year, Veltri was awarded a Charlie Adams Endowed Scholarship, an award of $1,500 named in honor of the former executive director of the NCHSAA.
“Being a part of wrestling has allowed me to be a part of something bigger than myself, which helps me stay focused on succeeding,” Veltri said.
Smith cards a 68, qualifies for the N.C. Amateur
Hillsborough golfer Garrett Smith earned medalist honors with a 4-under-par 68 to lead sectional qualifying in Morganton for the 56th N.C. Amateur Championship.
The cut line in Tuesday’s round at Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club fell at 73, and 20 players advanced to the N.C. Amateur.
The championship will be played June 16-19 at the Governors Club.