Wildcat softball wins at Voyager, starts PAC-6 schedule Monday
East Chapel Hill ran its record in softball to 4-1 last Wednesday with a 16-4, 5-inning win at Voyager Academy. The game was limited to five innings by the NCHSAA’s mercy rule, which ends games after one team leads by 10 runs after five innings.
Katie Characklis led the Wildcats at the plate by going 3-for-3 with a single, double and triple.
East’s non-conference game Thursday with Northwood was rained out and canceled.
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The Wildcats return to action Monday at 4:30 p.m. at home against Roxboro Person (2-2, 1-0 PAC) in East’s first conference game of the spring.
Tigers win two straight, downing down Jordan, N. Vance in boys lacrosse
After a tough start to the season, in which Chapel Hill lost two of its first three matches against some quality opponents, the Tigers have gotten back above .500 in boys lacrosse with two wins last week.
Midfielder Mike Wasson scored in overtime last Monday to lift Chapel Hill to an emotional, 7-6 win against erstwhile conference rival Jordan. Then, in their first Conference VI match of the year, the Tigers improved to 3-2 overall with a 19-3 blowout win at Northern Vance. Forest Pratson paced Chapel Hill’s scoring in Henderson with four goals and two assists.
Chapel Hill (3-2) faces another former conference rival on Monday when coach Brent Voelkel takes his Tigers to Riverside. The JVs play at 5:30 p.m. in Linny Wrenn Stadium, and the varsities follow at 6:45 p.m.
The Pirates (0-1) are led by Glen Estacio, who coached Chapel Hill to three state championships in five years before returning to Riverside in 2009.
East Chapel Hill gets on track with dual meet against Northern Durham
East Chapel Hill’s Iyin Battle got his outdoor season off to a great start Wednesday with a discus throw of 169 feet, 4 inches while easily winning the event in a dual meet with Northern Durham.
The next best throw by any high schooler so far this year has been 140-04 by Alex Porter of West Johnson. Northern’s runner-up Wednesday, Demazio Samuel, hit 119-05.
East won Wednesday’s boys meet with Northern, 97-35, while Northern won the girls meet, 74-68, even though the Wildcats took first place in the most events.
Winners for East’s males included: Battle (discus, shot put); Alex Ho (110 & 300 hurdles); Robert Wilson (high jump); James Gildard (400 meters); Connor McDonald (800 meters); Soron Stanback (pole vault); and the boys 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
Isabel Bravo (triple jump, high jump) and Erika Vickers (100 meters, 300 hurdles) led East’s girls team. Other female winners for East included: Erica Tate (discus); Krissy Richardson (shot put); Allison Hoerler (pole vault); Ellie Kincaid (200); Lilly Price (800); Emily Juel (1600); Corey Pahel-Short (3200); and the girls 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
The Chapel Hill News unintentionally omitted the named of a winner from last week’s report on Chapel Hill’s track-and-field meet with Cedar Ridge and Northwood: Dillon Kopec of Chapel Hill placed first in the pole vault.
Kopec and Northwood’s Jack Maynard both cleared 11 feet, and Kopec won by virtue of having fewer misses.
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