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07/21/2014 4:12 PM

07/21/2014 4:13 PM

Efird takes over as A.D. at Trinity school

Steve Efird has been hired as athletics director at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill. For nine years, he was the athletics director of Raleigh Charter, doubling as the school's basketball and tennis coach.

Efird has a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science from UNC in Chapel Hill and has a background in conditioning and weight training. Efird currently serves as the president of the North Central Athletic Conference.

Ellis, Horn named to coaches’ all-state softball team

Senior catcher Kirsten Ellis and junior shortstop Callie Horn, both of Northern High School, were named to the N.C. Softball Coaches Association's all-state team for 2014. They helped Northern finish second in the PAC-6 standings with an 8-2 league record last spring, reaching the state playoffs for the fifth straight year.

Durham duo wins first PBC event of summer

Scott Gatton and Mark Brogan of Durham landed five bass last weekend weighing a total of 24.64 pounds to take first place in the Cashion Fishing Rods End of Year Team Tournament Bass Fishing Trail. Two of their bass, caught and released at Jordan Lake, weighed six pounds apiece.

Raleigh's Steve Upchurch and Tony Barham of Durham placed fifth, with five bass caught and released that weighed a total of 17.78 pounds.

The next Piedmont Bass Classics Fishing Trail Qualifier is planned for Saturday, July 26, at Mayo Reservoir out of Triple Springs Wildlife Ramp. For more information, see

Ignelzi first in flight in CGA tournament in Raleigh

William Ignelzi had a 10-over-par 80 on Saturday at Raleigh's Wildwood Green Golf to win the B Flight of a one-day golf tournament hosted by the Carolinas Golf Association. Garrett Dahms of Bahama shot 36 on the back nine to card a 75 total for third place overall, and Danny Bailey of Durham had an 87 to finish fifth in the Men's Senior Division.

Bulls in middle of eight-game home stand

Wednesday at the Durham Bulls Athletics Park features the annual Bring a Book Night. Fans who bring a new childrens book to donate will receive a complimentary ticket for the Bulls' 7:05 p.m. game with the Rochester Red Wings.

In the middle of an eight-game home stand, the Bulls finish their series with Rochester on Thursday and on Friday will begin a four-game home series with the Toldeo Mud Hens.

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