With two more wins last week, 300 East Main Street ran its record to 11-0 this season to stay atop the fall standings in the Carrboro Co-Rec Softball League.
East Main downed Fightin' Squids 14-1 on Tuesday and then got its third decision of the season against Ghost Riders with a 12-9 win Thursday. Despite the loss, Ghost Riders remained in second place in the league standings at 6-5.
Fightin' Squids picked up a forfeit Thursday from Southern Rail to improve to 3-7 and moved into fourth place.
Bread & Butter, which defeated Southern Rail 14-11 on Tuesday, was still in third place at 4-6.
Community Center play area to close temporarily
The playground at the Chapel Hill Community Center will be closed Sept. 23-25 for repair and upgrade of the rubber safety surface. During this time, Chapel Hill's other play areas will be open for use. Similar sized Chapel Hill parks include:
Cedar Falls Park, 501 Weaver Dairy Road
Hargraves Park, 216 N. Roberson St.
Homestead Park, 100 Northern Park Drive
Oakwood Park, 20 Oakwood Drive
Southern Community Park, 1000 Dogwood Acres Drive
Umstead Park, 399 Umstead Drive
For more information about parks in Chapel Hill, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/parks.
Wildcats continue undefeated in PAC-6 tennis
East Chapel Hill's fall tennis team improved to 12-1 overall and remained unbeaten (5-0) in the PAC-6 with a pair of conference wins last week. The Wildcats swept Jordan 9-0 on Tuesday and then beat Riverside 8-1 on Thursday. The Wildcats swept the singles both days, with their only loss coming at No. 1 doubles against Riverside.
Caroline Pope played at No. 1 singles for the first time this season and won 6-1, 6-1 Thursday, improving to 11-2 overall for the year.
Usually at No. 1, Brooke Pritchard (9-3) missed Thursday's match, meaning the other Wildcats moved up one spot. Lilly Smith made the most of her time at No. 6 singles and won 6-0, 6-0. Smith, who's teamed with five different doubles partners this season, then paired with Caroline McClanahan to win 8-2 at No. 2 doubles Thursday.
Sophomore Iskra Joksimovic (8-4), junior Jocelyn Reckford (10-1), ninth-grader Victoria Jones (12-1) and junior Cassidy Bright (10-0) all won both their singles matches last week.
Not So Normal 5K raises more than $5,000
Okay, so it wasn't really a 5K, but organizers were up front about that when they originally named last weekend's inaugural "Not So Normal 5K" road race.
Landon Sherwood, who happens to be the UNC students' Dance Marathon finance chair, was the first person to finish the 2.95-mile (4.75 kilometers) run, coming in at just more than 18 minutes.
Durham resident and Tobacco Trail Church member Kristen Linney was the fastest female runner (20:50).
Organizers raised more than $5,000 through partnerships with local restaurants, and 100 percent of the proceeds from the race registration fees from Sunday's 450 runners will go directly to charity. Runners also were asked to bring an item to donate to Porch, Table or Book harvest.