Carrboro's Ille, East doubles team win NCHSAA tennis regionals
Carrboro ninth-grader Jessie Ille won the NCHSAA Mideast 2A Region singles championship Saturday in Goldsboro, working her way through the two-day event without dropping a set.
She will meet Emily Wilkinson of Kill Devil Hills First Flight in the NCHSAA 2A state championships’ first round on Friday at the Cary Tennis Center.
The Carrboro doubles team of Abby Radar and Olivia Shaheen got to the finals of the Mideast doubles draw, qualifying for a spot in the state championships. They will meet Lauren Dunlow and Windy Todd of Bertie in the opening round.
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At Greensboro Grimsley, the East Chapel Hill duo of Brooke Pritchard and Caroline Pope won the NCHSAA 4A Mideast Region doubles crown with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over the R.J. Reynolds team of Jana Klages-Miller and Andrea Valcon. Both those teams advance to the 4A championships Friday-Saturday at Raleigh's Millbrook Exchange Park.
In 4A singles, East ninth-grader Victoria Jones and junior Jocelyn Reckford each bowed out in the quarterfinals.
In Burlington, the Chapel Hill doubles teams of Morgan Alderman with Riaa Das and Haily Polsky with Emily Eastholm both reached the quarterfinals of the Mideast 3A Regional before falling to teams from Cardinal Gibbons.
Wildcats sweep PAC-6 cross-country
East Chapel Hill had five runners place among the top 10 in both the boys' and girls' divisions to sweep the PAC-6 cross-country championships conducted last week at Durham Riverside.
The wins capped a virtually perfect regular season for the Wildcats had won each of their dual-team conference meets.
The Wildcats also swept the boys' and girls' JV championships, too, scoring a perfect 15 points in each of those meets.
Lily Price of East won the varsity girls’ individual championship Tuesday with a time of 21:39 on the 5K course. Teammates Katie Cubrilovic (21:54) and Maddie Fowler (22:02) finished second and third, respectively. Sara Owre (22:28) earned fifth place, while Anne McDonald (9th, 22:54) and Milena Wuerth (10th, 23:00) both were in the top 10.
Colton Lawson (17:14) of Northern Durham was first in the boys' varsity meet, but East still had a dominating performance with Connor McDonald (17:27), Ethan Ready (17:29), James Gildard (17:30) and Chris Hassel (17:34) finishing 2-3-4-5. Clayton Watters (18:01) rounded out East's scoring with his seventh place finish.
East will enter the NCHSAA Midwest 4A Regionals Saturday in Kernersville.
In the Big Eight championships last Thursday at Northwood, Chapel Hill finished in second place, within five points behind Cardinal Gibbons in both the boys' and girls' meets.
Chapel Hill's Drew Roeber (2nd, 16:21), Jeffrey Williams (4th, 16:28), Daniel Kleissler (7th, 16:45), Jonathan Timothy (8th, 16:49) and Max Blackburn (9th, 16:51) all finished with 30 seconds of each other.
All seven Chapel Hill girls finished in the top 12 of their meet – Katherine Dokhoylan (3rd, 19:29); Marija Crook (5th, 19:35); Anna Passannante (6th, 19:39); Elise Matera (8th, 19:51); Madi Marvin (9th, 19:52); Reagan Roeber (10th, 20:29); and Claire McNamara (11th, 20:18).
The 3A Mideast meet will be at WakeMed Park in Cary.
Bush gets win in CGA event at Chapel Ridge
Joel Bush of Chapel Hill carded a 2-over-par 74 Sunday to share first place with two others in a Carolinas Golf Association One-Day Tournament at The Club at Chapel Ridge in Pittsboro. Justin Pennell of Lenoir and Kelvin Wigins of Rocky Mount also had 74s.
Other top finishers from the Chapel Hill area included: William Gwinn (82), who tied for 12th; Richard Andrews (83) with a piece of 16th place, Adam Staelin (86) in second in the B Flight; and Doug Noell (85), second in the Seniors' B flight.
N.C. High School Athletics Association golf regionals were scheduled for Monday at various locations around the state, including a 4A Mideast regional at Chapel Hill Country Club. Those tournament were completed too late to be included in today's Chapel Hill News. The same was true for Tuesday's NCHSAA dual-team tennis matches and volleyball tournament games.
Look for results in the News & Observer and Sunday's Chapel Hill News.