Northwood lacrosse players earn national honors
Two Northwood lacrosse players have been selected by U.S. Lacrosse as Academic All-Americans – 2016 senior goalkeeper Eric Franklin and junior defender Wesley Roberson.
Their selection was a first for the Northwood lacrosse program.
Both Franklin and Roberson also were selected for the Big-8’s All-Conference team for 2016. In addition, Roberson was selected as the Big-8 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and also received honorable mention for the eastern North Carolina All-Region team.
PBC championship set for Saturday at Jordan Lake
Fishing partners Samuel Thomas and Scott Faulkner, both of Lexington, won last weekend’s inaugural Piedmont Bass Classics Metal Mania Invitational at Falls Lake. With air temperatures heading to 94, Thomas and Faulkner caught and released the maximum of five bass for a total weight of 29.53 pounds.
Kevin Cheatham and Johnny Wilder of Granville County were a distant second, with 19.03 pounds, while Robyn Cook of Raleigh and Durham’s Owen Penhollow totaled 18.62 pounds.
The next PBC tournament will be the $10,000 Spring Team Bass Trail Championship at Jordan Lake, Saturday, June 18, starting out at the Farrington Point Wildlife Ramp. Spectators are welcome to attend.
For more information, see piedmontbassclassics.com.
Morgan named ‘Transformational Coach of the Year’
Former Chapel Hill High School basketball coach and athletics director Tod Morgan has been named a winner of the 2016 PGC Men’s Basketball Transformational Coach of the Year Award in North Carolina.
The award is given by Point Guard College to a coach “who had a transformational effect on the lives of their players and others coaches, and who has had a significant positive impact at their school or within their community through their dedication, their positive approach, and their integrity on and off the court.”
Hertford County coach Charles Simmons was named a co-recipient of the award with Morgan, who coached at Jones Senior High School in 2015-16.
Morgan took over a Jones team last fall that had gone 4-20 in the previous season and led them to a 19-9 finish in his first year at the school. He also helped the Trojans program create Jones Youth Basketball Clinics for players and for coaches.
Morgan has returned to Chapel Hill this week to coach at the annual UNC Basketball Camp.
Governors Club to host N.C. Amateur this week
The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 56th North Carolina Amateur Championship this Thursday through Sunday on the Lakes-Foothills routing of the Governors Club in southern Chapel Hill.
This will be the fifth CGA championship hosted by the Governors Club. The Jack Nicklaus Signature course has hosted U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open qualifiers in recent years.