Chapel Hill: Sports

Thomas Moore named to All-ACC Academic team

Thomas Moore, an all-conference performer when he played for East Chapel Hill, has been named ACC All-Academic as a Tar Heel.
Thomas Moore, an all-conference performer when he played for East Chapel Hill, has been named ACC All-Academic as a Tar Heel. JEFFREY CAMARATI - UNC

University of North Carolina place-kicker Thomas Moore and linebacker Nathan Staub have been named to the 67-member 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.. The team was chosen from a pool of 122 ACC football student-athletes who were nominated by their schools.

Moore made 14 of 19 field goals in his first full year as Carolina’s starting place-kicker. A junior from Chapel Hill, Moore is double majoring in management and society and communications. He also made 46 of 48 PATs in 2013 and caught a two-point conversion against Duke.

Massey-Gray win first PBC fishing event of 2014

Piedmont Bass Classic anglers will be back in action March 8, launching from Jordan Lake’s Farrington Point Landing for the next Boats Unlimited N.C. Team Tournament.

Todd Massey of Chapel Hill and Brandon Gray of Bullock teamed up to win the season’s first team tournament on Feb. 22, catching and releasing five bass totaling an impressive 27.07 pounds. Also bringing in the day’s biggest fish (8.34 pounds), they took home prizes worth $2,745.

North Chatham Lacrosse leagues almost full

Limited space is still available for some boys in elementary school who want to take part in North Chatham Lacrosse this spring. The NCL teams for grades 5-6 and 7-8 are full, but some opening remain for the Kindergarten-Second Grade team and the Grades 3-4-5 team.

To sign-up or for more information about North Chatham Lacrosse please go to or email

Baddours finish 1-2 in St. Paul’s Village 5K

The Baddour family continued to show their love of road races last weekend with a great showing in the St. Paul’s Village Community Walk & 5K Run.

Allen Baddour won the 5K with an outstanding 16:21.0. 14-year-old Henry Baddour was not too far behind in second place overall in 18:53.8. Johan Ponder (20:09.7) of Jacksonville placed third.

Lisa Taratino (24:09.3) was the first female to finish, placing eighth overall. Bridget Palmer (25:00), age 12, was the next female in, followed by Rebekkah Cowell (25:09.6).

Other age-group winners included:

9 and under female — Kira Branch (36:41.1);

9 and under male — Jack Ponder (56:45.1);

15-19 female — Jennifer Musso (31:44.2);

15-19 male — Brandon Miles (25:40.9);

20-24 female — Rachel Steen (25:58.6);

20-24 male — Michael Mullarkey (24:41.0);

25-29 female — Anna Shine (28:39.2);

25-29 male — Channing Bennett (29:48.2);

30-34 male — Seth McKinney (26:02.8);

35-39 female — Michelle Johnson (29:02.9);

40-44 female — Celia Ponder(30:28.7);

45-49 male — Chris Blue (24:13.4);

50-54 female — Susan Trimmer (26:24.4);

50-54 male — Jon Hunter(22:31.0);

55-59 female — Florence Vereen(43:30.8);

55-59 male — Michael Madden(24:20.1);

60-64 female — Karen Forcella(31:16.7);

60-64 male — Thomas Bynum (32:51.1);

65-69 female — Nina Marley (51:13.7);

65-69 male — Moses Carey (41:46.7);

70 & up female — Mary Locklear (48:12.3);

70 & up male — Edward Hadley (37:21.0).

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Peterson wins Relay for Life at UNC

Garrett Peterson won last weekend’s Relay for Life of UNC 5K with an excellent time of 16:07.58. Thomas Hunold (17:14.58) was second and Shan Guo (17:24.84) third in the 5K road race.

The top females all finished within the top 10 overall, led by women’s winner Mariana Lucena (19:51.35) in fourth place. Women’s runnerup Sarah Todd (20:40.08) placed seventh overall while Abby Davis (24:02.09) placed third among the women and 10th overall.

East reaches finals of Port City Invitational

East Chapel Hill’s spring tennis team improved to 3-0 overall last weekend with an 8-1 win against Summerville (S.C.) in the Port City Invitational in Wilmington.

East’s Jack Devonport, Kevin Huang, Priyan DeSilva, Nicholas Rennie and Connor Lutz each won their singles matches. The Wildcats then swept the doubles, giving up a single game, with wins by Rennie-Thomas Wang (8-1), Josh George-Ondrej Drobny (8-0) and Robert Bond-Zach Ao (8-0).

Tigers blank Burlington Cummings

Chapel Hill likewise is off to a great start in tennis. The Tigers brushed off Burlington Cummings – traditionally one of the Central Piedmont’s best programs – with a 9-0 sweep last week. Bryan Zhang, Chris Chang, Lukas Prata, Ryan Bradley, David Mirzoyan and Jared Weber all won their singles in straight sets, giving up just seven games among them. CHHS did even better in doubles, blanking Cummings as the teams of Zhang-Chang, Prata-Bradley and Mirzoyan-Weber all won 8-0.