Coach K to address DSC
Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will be the guest speaker at Wednesday’s meeting of the Durham Sports Club. The meeting begins with a buffet luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at Croasdaile Country Club.
Durham Sports Club meetings are open to the public at a cost of $25 per person, which includes lunch. Learn more about the Durham Sports Club at www.DurhamSportsClub.com.
Vikings, Unicorns fall in finals
Both Voyager Academy and the N.C. School of Science & Math came up one win short of earning N.C. High School Athletics Association tennis championships last weekend in Raleigh.
Rebecca Liu and Katherine Li of NCSSM both won their singles matches – finishing their season undefeated individually – but that wasn't enough to prevent Lake Norman Charter from taking the 2A championship with a 5-2 team score. Sisters Hannah and Olivia Archer clinched the victory for Lake Norman (17-0) with their 10-0 win at No. 1 doubles.
Making its seventh straight appearance in the NCHSAA championship finals, N.C. Science & Math finished its year 12-1.
In the 1A final, Kernersville Bishop McGuinness swept to a 5-0 win over Voyager for the Villains' second-dual team title. They lost only six games in the five singles matches that were completed.
Bishop McGuiness ended its year with a 14-1 record, while Voyager finished at 10-7 overall.
Hillside students make history
Hillside student-athletes Darryl (Keith) Beasley Jr. and Kiara M. Thorpe were recently crowed Mr. and Miss Hillside at the third annual Mister and Miss Hillside and New Tech Scholarship Pageant.
Beasley and Thorpe both maintain a 5.0 or better GPA in Hillside’s rigorous International Baccalaureate Program.
As the current valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2015, Beasley and Thorpe became Hillside’s first No. 1- and No. 2-ranked students to be crowned Mr. and Miss Hillside.
Thorpe, 17, is the captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. She volunteers with UNC-TV, N.C. Museum of Life and Sciences and others.
Her colleges of choice so far are Spelman, UNC Chapel Hill or UNC Wilmington. She is the daughter of Tim and April Thorpe.
Beasley is an all-conference linebacker and captain on the Hornets football team. He also lettered in varsity baseball.
He is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Government Association treasurer, and an inductee into the National Society of High School Scholars.
Beasley volunteers at the local hospital, Durham Rescue Mission and more.