Warriors play Charlotte for Carolina’s No. 1 seed
The Chapel Hill Warriors RFC defeated Asheville 41-17 last weekend to stay atop the standings in rugby's North Carolina Geographical Union.
The Warriors (6-1) host the Charlotte Barbarians (6-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Culbreth, weather permitting, to determine the union's top seed for the upcoming playoffs.
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Chapel Hill, East Chapel Hill start 2-0 in tennis
Chapel Hill won two Big Eight matches in two days last week – topping Cedar Ridge 6-1 and then Northwood 9-0 – to start off 2-0 in spring tennis.
Playing at No. 1 singles, Bryan Zhang was 2-0 for the week, as was sophomore David Mirzoyan at 2 and junior Jared Weber at 3. Patrick Dayton, Daniel Ferreria, Sam and Tom Kennedy, Evan Crafts and Lucas Prata each went 1-0.
East Chapel Hill also started off 2-0 last week, blanking Riverside 9-0 Tuesday and Northern 9-0 Thursday. Kevin Huang, Priyan Desilva, Connor Lutz, Ondrej Brodney and Thomas Wang each played both days and were 2-0 in singles.
Jack Devonport won at No. 1 singles against Riverside but missed Thursday’s match. Graeme Zimmerman moved up to No. 6 Thursday to collect a win.
Yellow Jackets win Chapel Hill Rec League title
The Chapel Hill Yellow Jackets avenged their only loss of the regular season and won the Parks and Recreation Department’s 9-10 League championship by defeating the Tar Heels in a thriller, 32-30, in their tournament’s final.
The Yellow Jackets (14-1) finished the CHP&R regular season at 11-1, with their lone defeat being a 24-20 loss to the Tar Heels in their fifth game on their schedule. After a 33-8 blowout win in the playoffs’ first round, the Yellow Jackets downed the Hurricanes 25-20 in the semifinals.
The Tar Heels (12-3) finished the regular season tied with the Cavaliers for second, both teams at 10-2. The Cavs were upset by the seventh-seeded Eagles, 30-27, in the tournament’s first round; the Eagles fell in turn to the Heels, 26-22, in the semifinals.
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