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Sports Notebook: UNC recruit ‘Leaky’ Black heading to Florida prep school

Rechon ‘Leaky’ Black, a 6-7 point guard who played for Concord High School, plans to play his junior and senior years at a prep school in Florida.
Rechon ‘Leaky’ Black, a 6-7 point guard who played for Concord High School, plans to play his junior and senior years at a prep school in Florida. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

UNC recruit ‘Leaky’ Black will transfer to prep school

Concord High’s Rechon “Leaky” Black, a 6-foot-7 point guard, will play his junior and senior seasons at national power Montverde Academy, just outside Orlando, Fla.

Black committed to North Carolina in January. He is a top 30 recruit nationally and was the state’s No. 1 high school recruit in the class of 2018. He plans to leave Concord early next month to move into his dorm and get acclimated before school begins.

Black’s father, Chon, said the move was about one thing: getting his son ready to compete for a starting job at UNC during the 2018-19 season.

Langston Wertz: lwertz@charlotteobserver.com

Most high school sports practices begin Aug. 1

Cross-country will be the first sport to get fall practices underway at Carrboro High School, beginning with a run at 7 a.m. Aug. 1, open to all potential team members and starting from the high school track.

Most fall sports begin tryouts and/or practices on Aug. 1, the official start date sanctioned by the NCHSAA. Some notable exceptions include:

▪ East Chapel Hill field hockey (Aug. 3); men’s soccer (Aug. 3); volleyball (Aug. 3); women’s tennis (Aug. 5) and cross-country (Aug. 10);

▪ Chapel Hill women’s tennis (Aug. 4) and women’s golf (tentatively set for Aug. 5); and

▪ Northwood golf (Aug. 8).

All students are reminded that permission forms and physical exams must be completed before anyone can take part in tryouts or practices for school sports.

Check with the schools’ athletics web sites for more details.

Top 10 finishes for golfers at Foxfire tournament

Drew Haywood of Chapel Hill carded a 78 last Saturday at Foxfire Resort to earn a share of ninth place in the Carolinas Golf Association’s One-Day Tournament in Pinehurst.

William Andrews of Chapel Hill shot an 83 in the same event to place fourth in the Men’s B Flight, while Chapel Hill’s Michael Broadway had an 81 for seventh in the Super Senior Men’s Flight.

UNC Medicine in Hillsborough offers low cost physicals

The UNC Family Medical Group of Hillsborough will offer low-cost physical exams for student-athletes, which are required before any student can participate in tryouts or practices for any sport at an Orange County school.

The exams, costing $5 per student, will be conducted from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday (July 27) at UNC Healthcare/Family Medicine, located at 2201 Old N.C. Highway 86 in Hillsborough.

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