Kim named to junior girls’ all-state golf team
Chapel Hill’s Gina Kim is among the 10 females named to the the 2015 North Carolina All-State Golf First Teams by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) and the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA).
The TYGA and CGA all-state first-, second- and third-teams – 30 males and 30 females in all — were determined by a combination of each player’s tournament scoring differential and the total points earned in the TYGA rankings events from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015.
Kim was the 2014 Junior Girls Player of the Year but took part in fewer TYGA/CGA events last year than in 2014. Her title in winning the 2015 N.C. High School 3A championship is not counted in the TYGA/CGA standings.
Joining Kim on the 2015 all-state team Jennifer Chang of Cary, the 2015 N.C. Junior Girls’ Player of the Year. Also named to the first team are Kathryn Carson of Mooresville, Emilia Migliaccio of Cary, Callista Rice of Mars Hill, Siranon Shoomee of Sanford, Jessica Spicer of Bahama, Sarah Spicer of Bahama, Samantha Vodry of Mooresville, and Haeley Wotnosky of Wake Forest.
The boys’ first team is led by Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury, NC, the 2015 N.C. Junior Boys’ Player of the Year.
Chapel Hill sinks three Big 8 swimming rivals
Chapel Hill had lithe trouble sweeping three Big 8 rivals in a swimming meet held Wednesday at the Orange Sportsplex, easily out-pointing Cedar Ridge, Northern Vance and Orange in both the boys and girls standings.
Orange finished ahead of both the Cedar Ridge boys and girls, while Cedar Rdge in turn beat Northern Vance’s teams.
Adam Batson was a double-winner for Chapel Hill (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke).
Other winners for the CHHS boys included: Ang Li (200 free); Beau Brauer (200 IM); Jordan Ren (50 free); C.J. Eron (100 free); Andrew Zheng (500 free); and Nick Pan (100 breaststroke).
Winners for the Chapel Hill girls included Jaylan Forrest (200 free); Kathrine Acierno (50 free); Claire Deselm (200 individual medley); Marissa Tocci (100 butterfly); Page Jones (100 free); Natalie Thomas (500 free); Uma Knaven (100 backstroke) and Sarah Taekman (100 breaststroke).
Chapel Hill also swept all the relays, with DeSelm, Knaven, Acierno, Taekman, Jones, Forrest, Thomas and Niki Billmanall swimming at least one leg four the girls, and Batson, Zheng, Werden, Eron, Ren, Eli Rose, Li and Thomas Bretzmann contributing for the boys.
East Chapel Hill swimmers extend perfect reccord
East Chapel Hill had no trouble continuing its streak of never losing a conference dual meet as it swamped Jordan at Homestead Aquatic Center. The East boys won 110-59, while the girls won 112-58.
East also beat Northwood in the same meet (133-22 for the boys and 132-26 for the girls.
Jordan defeated 3A Northwood head-to-head (127-25 for the boys, 124-29 for the girls.)
East’s girls won all but two events – the 200 individual medley taken by Jordan’s Sadie Schumann, and the 100 breaststroke won by Jordan’s Pahvie Chhan.
East’s female winners were paced by double-winners Anne Whitsel (50 free, 100 free) and Sophie Perez (100 butterfly, 500 free). East’s Allison Lai won the 200 free, and Annie Huang won the 100 back.
Jordan’s Alix Bird won the boys 200 IM and 100 butterfly, while Falcon freshman Alex Bria was first in the 100 breaststroke.
East junior Daniel Wohl was a double-winner in the 50 free and 500 free.
Other winners for East’s males included: freshman Emile Charles (200 free); sophomore Christopher Chao (100 free); and sophomore Connor Sept (100 back).
East also swept the boys’ and girls’ relays. Huang, Lai, Whitsel, Perez, Huang, Jennifer Xu, Corrie Sept, Olivia Kayye and Jenny Chen all swam at least one leg in the Wildcat female relays, while Chao, Sept, Wohl, Charles, Niko Perez, James Gildard, Hayden Ransbury, and David Dingfelder all swam at least once for the East males.
Special Olympics seeks bowling volunteers
Special Olympics Orange County is seeking volunteers to help with its school-based bowling program at the Mardi Gras Lanes.
Volunteers will help provide assistance in the weekly bowling classes for athletes ages 5-21 with intellectual disabilities. The bowlers will be learning in a community-based setting, everything from appropriate skills, learning how to pick out shoes and how to wait for a turn to roll.
Classes begin Monday, Feb. 1 and run through Wednesday, April 27. Tournaments are scheduled for May 2 and May 4.
Each class meets once weekly, so volunteers choose one or more of the following classes:
Monday, 10:15 - 11:00 am (CHCCS at Mardi Gras in Chapel Hill)
Wednesday, 10:15 - 11:00 am (CHCCS at Mardi Gras)
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