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Michelle Kasold and Craig Parnham
Michelle Kasold and Craig Parnham USA Field Hockey

Kasold passes milestone in international play

Former East Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University field hockey all-American Michelle Kasold earned her 200th cap in international play last week. Kasold passed the milestone Nov. 30 as the the U.S. Women’s National Team played to a 0-0 draw against Japan’s National Team in front of a sold-out crowd in Lancaster, Penn.

“Earning one cap is enough of a challenge, so for Kas to celebrate 200 is terrific,” said USWNT Head Coach Craig Parnham.

Jon Beyle to offer personal training

Jon Beyle, a certified U.S. Track & Field and USA Weightlifting coach, will host six private training sessions over the holidays – from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 21-22-23, and Dec, 28-29-31.

Quick starts, acceleration and agility will be taught, as well as body strength and power techniques (beginner to advanced levels). For more information, email

Northwood wins ‘polar bear’ meet

Northwood’s Samantha Ennis (shotput, 31-3.5 feet), Robyn Hamilton (1600 meters, 6:25) and Tessa Sheets (pole vault, 11-0 feet) each won one event and led the Chargers to first place in the girls’ team standings at last week’s informal “polar bear” track and field meet at East Chapel Hill. Jordan won the boys’ meet.

Carrboro had two first-place finishers: Amy Carpenter in the 300 meters (43.7 seconds) and Magnus Herweyer in the shotput (53-4.) Dillon Kpoec won the boys pole vault (11-0) to notch a first place for Chapel Hill in the informal meet, which featured a limited agenda of events.

Tucker gets four-year contract as NCHSAA commissioner

Que Tucker is the new commissioner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association, removing the interim tag from the title she’s held since the beginning of the summer. Her four-year contract as the commissioner was approved at the NCHSAA board of directors meeting Thursday in Chapel Hill.

Tucker was a coach at Reidsville High before joining coach Kay Yow’s women’s basketball staff at N.C. State. She left that post to join the NCHSAA in 1991.

The fifth full-time commissioner or executive director of the NCHSAA, Tucker is replacing Davis Whitfield. Whitfield was the commissioner 2010-2015 until taking a job with the National Federation of High Schools.

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