Charlie Twitty Jr., who wore many hats underneath his football helmet at Enloe High, has accepted an invitation to be a preferred walk-on football candidate at N.C. State.
Twitty played receiver, running back, quarterback, safety and cornerback during his three seasons on the Eagles varsity.
“He has done whatever the coaches and his team needed,” said Ron Clark, who coached Twitty at Enloe. “He has always been team before self.
“Twitty is one of the hardest workers I have ever coached. He is a leader on and off the field. He is a very special student-athlete.”
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During the past two seasons, Twitty rushed for 912 yards, passed for 597 yards and added 667 yards in receptions.
Freshman shot put star: Bunn freshman Mookie Chavis is getting college recruiting attention. She leads the ncpreptrack.com high school honor roll in the shot put with a throw of 39 feet, 6 inches and topped that throw this week with a 42-5 throw.
“She is an incredible athlete,” said Bunn girls’ track coach David Howle. “She is very strong, but not heavy. We use her on some of our relays.”
Chavis played on the Dunn junior varsity football team last year as a defensive end.
The Wildcats’ Marisa Bellamy is off to a great start, too.
Her 12.02 in 100 meters is the second fastest in the area behind Apex’s Alexis Murphy’s 11.84. Bellamy has run a 24.2 in 200 meters this year as well.
Bobby Murray baseball: The Bobby Murray Baseball Invitational, one of the oldest high school baseball tournaments in the state, began Thursday at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary.
The opening matchups were Fuquay-Varina vs. Broughton (4 p.m.), Athens Drive vs. Wake Forest-Rolesville (4 p.m.), Wake County Home School vs. Wake Forest Heritage (5 p.m.); East Wake vs. Wakefield (7 p.m.); and Person vs. Millbrook (7 p.m.)
Play continues on Friday and on Saturday two games will be played at 1 p.m., two games will be played at 4 p.m., and the championship game will be played at 6:30 p.m.
Wakefield tennis impresses: The undefeated Wakefield boys’ tennis team streaked to its 10th straight victory Monday when it pounded traditional tennis power East Chapel Hill 8-1
The Wolverines won five of six singles matches, all in straight sets, and swept the three doubles.
Wakefield was not in the N.C. Tennis Association preseason poll, but shot up to No. 2 after defeating 2011 4A champion Broughton. The Caps are No. 3. Winston-Salem Reynolds leads the poll. Millbrook is No. 5 and East Chapel Hill is No. 7.
Cardinal Gibbons tops the 3A poll and Durham Science & Math is atop the 2A rankings.
Cap runner picks Wolfpack: Sam Roberson of Broughton, one of the top distance runners in the state, has committed to N.C. State. Roberson won the 2012 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A indoor 3,200 title and led Broughton to the NCHSAA 4A cross country championship in 2011.
Roberson was a Nike Cross Country National Qualifier and was second in the NCHSAA 3,200 outdoors in 2011.
“N.C. State has a strong program and coach Rollie Geiger is a great coach,” Roberson said. “It is a good school academically. I had been thinking about the decision for a while and I like the team there. State was my favorite.”
Roberson also considered North Carolina and William & Mary.