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300 East Main Street runs the table in Co-Rec

After completing an undefeated regular season, 300 East Main Street will be the clear favorite this week as Carrboro‘s Co-Rec Softball league tournament gets underway in Anderson Community Park.

East Main defeated Fightin’ Squids 25-8 last Wednesday to finish the season with a 12-0 record.

Making up a rainout with Ghost Riders from Sept. 22, Southern Rail had to play back to back games Wednesday and lost 11-7 to Bread & Butter and 16-8 to Ghost Riders.

Southern Rail (2-10) and Fightin’ Squids (3-9) meet at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday in the tournament’s first round. The winner plays 300 East Main at 9:05 p.m.

The double-elimination tournament begins at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday with the No. 2-seeded Ghost Riders (7-5) playing No. 3 Bread & Butter (6-6).

Play continues Thursday. The tournament’s championship round is scheduled for Oct. 16.

Kim wins again in Carolina Central golf match

Entered as an at-large individual, Chapel Hill High School ninth-grader Gina Kim continued on her march through the Carolina Central Conference schedule with medalist honors in Wednesday’s golf match at The Preserve.

Kim carded a 38 on the front nine to win by six strokes over runner-up Caroline O’Neill of Cardinal Gibbons. Sarah Towne of East Chapel Hill tied for third with Cardinal Gibbons’s Riley Smyth and Hailey Freedman, all at 45.

Amanda Hill of Orange and Ellen Smith of Cardinal Gibbons came in with 47s to tie for sixth place.

Hannah Rose Bruxvoort of Gibbons (49) was seventh, while Meghan McPeak of Carrboro, Kyndal Hutchinson of Northwood and Josie Ferrell of Orange each had a 50 to round out the top 10.

Cardinal Gibbons won the team match with a 131 total, followed by Northwood (152) in second, East Chapel Hill (153) third, Orange (155) fourth and Carrboro (163) in fifth. Chapel Hill did not have enough players entered to record a team score.

Wildcats blank Chapel Hill, Jordan at season’s end

East Chapel Hill improved to 18-2 in fall tennis last week with a pair of shutouts.

In a dominating performance Wednesday at Wildcat Stadium, East won all the singles matches in straight sets and gave up just two games in the doubles to blank Chapel Hill, 9-0.

With her 6-0, 6-1 win, East sophomore Brooke Pritchard improved to 11-4 this season at No. 1 singles, while ninth-grader Victoria Jones went to 17-1 with her win at No. 4. Winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2, Caroline Pope improved to 17-3 overall.

Sophomore Iskra Joksimovic (11-4) won at No. 3. Jocelyn Reckford (12-2) at No. 5 and Lily Smith (5-0) at No. 6.

Pritchard & Pope, Cassidy Bright & Madison Lewis and Caroline McClanahan & Sarah McMahon all won their doubles matches.

East followed that up Thursday with a 9-0 shutout of Jordan, where Pritchard, Pope, Joksimovic, Jones, Reckford and Bright again won in straight sets.

Things don’t get much easier for Chapel Hill this week. The Tigers host North Carolina No. 1 Cardinal Gibbons at 4:30 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday they enter the Big Eight 3A Conference tournament at Orange High.

East, which has lost only one league match since joining the 4A classification, will host the PAC-6 tournament on Wednesday.

The singles and doubles semifinalists at the conference tournaments automatically qualify for the state regional playoffs.


Wednesday, Oct. 1, at East Chapel Hill


1, Brooke Pritchard def. Gabe Chew 6-0, 6-1.

2, Caroline Pope def. Hailey Polsky 6-0, 6-0.

3, Iskra Joksimovic def. Ria Das 6-0, 6-0.

4, Victoria Jones def. Morgan Alderman 6-0, 6-2.

5, Jocelyn Reckford (Jr.) def. Emily Easthom 6-0, 6-1.

6, Lily Smith def. Rosemary Yin 6-1, 6-1.


1, Pritchard & Pope def. Chew & Polsky 8-0.

2, Cassidy Bright & Madison Lewis def. Das & Alderman 8-0.

3, Caroline McClanahan & Sarah McMahon def. Emily Molina & Joy Stouffer 8-2.


Thursday, Oct. 2, at Durham


1, Brooke Pritchard def. Genevieve Whitcomb 6-0, 6-0.

2, Caroline Pope def. Jessica Suarez 6-0, 6-0.

3, Iskra Joksimovic def. T. Phillips 6-1, 6-1.

4, Victoria Jones def. Marianne Moorman 6-1, 6-1.

5, Jocelyn Reckford def. Annie Whitcomb 6-0, 6-1.

6, Cassidy Bright d. Amelia Steinbach 6-0, 6-2.


1, Pope & Pritchard d. G. Whitcomb & Taylor Phillips 8-2.

2, Jones & Madison Lewis d. J. Suarez & Moorman 8-2.

3, Caroline McClanahan & Sarah McMahon won 8-0