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Sports Notebook: Bulls will rotate radio announcers

UNC baseball play-by-play announcer Dave Nathan
UNC baseball play-by-play announcer Dave Nathan twitter.com

Nathan, Harris added to Bulls’ radio bullpen

UNC’s baseball voice Dave Nathan will be among the 10 different radio broadcasters who will help cover for Durham Bulls play-by-play announcer Patrick Kinas when he heads to Rio de Janeiro.

Kinas will miss a block of 22 games July 31-Aug. 22 to broadcast swimming and other events for Westwood One radio at the 2016 Olympic Games.

“While it’s unfortunate I have to miss three weeks of Bulls baseball, having the chance to broadcast the Olympic Games has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid, and one no one wanted to see me pass up,” Kinas said. “The Bulls will be in very good hands while I’m gone.”

Bob Harris, “The Voice of the Blue Devils,” will be first up on July 31 for Durham’s game with Louisville. Nathan will handle the games on Aug. 3 and 4.

Greensboro-based radio host Chris Kelly of the “2 Guys Named Chris” show will announce the Aug. 5 contest.

WRAL evening anchor David Crabtree will call the game on Aug. 6, while Adam Gold of 99.9 The Fan’s afternoon drive show “Adam and Joe” will broadcast a pair of games on Aug. 7 and Aug. 14.

Gary Hahn, the radio voice for N.C. State football and basketball for over 25 years, will call the team’s contests Aug. 12 and 13.

Former Carolina Mudcats broadcaster Joe Bourdow will handle a trio of games from Aug. 18-20.

Rick Berkey and Greg Hofer, a pair of former Midwest League announcers, will handle duties for the Bulls’ trip to Columbus, Ohio from Aug. 15-17.

Matt Sutor, the Durham Bulls’ Director of Communications, will broadcast seven games over the three-week span, filling in on a pair of road trips to Norfolk and one to Pawtucket.

Kim makes it into pages of Sports Illustrated

Chapel Hill High School golfer Gina Kim was featured in the “Faces in the Crowd” in the latest edition of Sports illustrated. The rising junior was noted for her recent victory in the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship.

Readers of the Chapel Hill News already knew about Kim’s latest title, but it’s always nice to see local athletes get national recognition.

Broadway, Andrews win in CGA’s Aberdeen event

Michael Broadway of Chapel Hill fired a one-under-par 71 last Wednesday to win the Super Senior Men’s Division of the Carolinas Golf Association’s One-Day Tournament at Legacy Golf Links in Aberdeen. Johnny Cates of Hillsborough had a 79 to tie for sixth place.

Chapel Hill’s William Andrews shot 78 in the same tournament to win the Men’s B Flight.

Drew Haywood of Chapel Hill shot an 80 to finish just about in the middle of 37 golfers in the Men’s A Flight, while Dwight Davis III of Pittsboro placed third in the Senior Men’s B Flight with an 81.

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