Published: Feb 29, 2012 02:00 AM
Modified: Feb 27, 2012 05:32 PM
Jayhawks, Deacons win
The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department's Youth Basketball Leagues recently completely their regular season, and two leagues have crowned their tournament champions. The Jayhawks won the Junior League tournament with a 56-38 victory Wednesday against the Bruins, who had upset the No. 1 Yellow Jackets 44-40 in the semifinals. In the Midget league, the third-seeded Demon Deacons won the tournament with a 2612 triumph against the No. 4 Blue Devils, who had upset the regular-season winning Pirates with a 24-13 decision in the semifinals.
The Suns (10-1) clinched Carrboro's Pee Wee League race last week with a 23-14 win against the Wizards Feb. 21 and then a 23-11 win Saturday against the Nets. The Knicks and Hornets both won twice last week to finish right on the Suns' heels at 9-2.
The Lakers beat the Heat 37-8 last Saturday to lock up the Mite League with a 10-1 record, one game in front of the Celtics and Kings, who both finished 9-2 with the Saturday wins.Davis triumphs in Centennial
Swimming for Swathmore College, East Chapel Hill alumna Supriya Davis won six gold medals as well as the Female Most Outstanding Performer in the Centennial Conference's championship swim meet. Davis became the first Garnet freshman to be named Most Outstanding Performer since 1995.Davis won the 200 Individual Medley, and the 100 and 200 Butterfly, and she swam on the gold-winning 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay teams.
Davis demolished the field in the 200 'fly with a time of 2:03.88. One day before, Davis swam a blistering 55.95 in the prelims of the 100 Butterfly, shattering the Centennial Conference record, and she won the event finals by more than two seconds in 56.11. On the opening day, she set the conference record (2:08.60) and won the 200 IM. Her six gold medals is a Swathmore record and are just one shy of the Centennial Conference Championship record of seven for a single championship.Former Tiger Backus wins
Guilford lefthander Eric Backus (1-0), an alum of Chapel Hill High School, earned a victory in his first outing of the season, helping the Quakers to an 11-5 baseball win against the University of Maine-Presque Isle (UMPI). The nonconference contest Friday was called after four-and-a-half innings because of storms.Guilford sweeps Averett
Guilford College senior Morgan Andrews of Pittsboro had a school-record tying five hits in five at-bats Sunday as the Quakers beat Averett 10-5 in the second game of a softball doubleheader. She caught both games as Guilford went to 5-1 with its sweep.
Rookie Rachel Howard, who played last year at Cedar Ridge High School, had a game-high three hits, including a double, and two RBI, and made 11 put-outs at first base as Guilford won the first game 9-2.Spring programs
The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation department is accepting registration for its spring athletic programs, including its Adult Softball "C League," Pee Wee and Little League Baseball, youth softball and USTA tennis for all ages.
The Rec Department will offer QuickStart Tennis lessons for ages 6-10 Saturdays, March-May. The fee is $30 for residents and $36 for others. Signup for the first classes ends March 10, and April for the April-May sessions.
USTA Junior Tennis, using a QuickStart format, will teach and play Tuesdays and Sundays in April-May. The deadline to register via www.docta.org
is March 23.
Adult Recreational Softball costs $600 per team, with a $200 deposit required at registration and an additional $5 fee for each non-Orange County resident. The deadline is March 5, but sooner if the league is filled.
Pee Wee Baseball, and co-ed instructional league for ages 5-6 on Saturday mornings, April-June, costs $50 for residents, $60 for others.
Little League Baseball and Softball is for boys and girls ages 7-12, with a season running from late March through early June. Individual registration costs $60 for resident, $72 for non-residents, and space is limited. Volunteer coaches are needed for teams from ages 7-12.
The Chapel Hill Rec Department offers tennis lessons for all ages throughout the year. For more information about any program, call the Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department at 968-2784.Heels kick it up a notch this spring
North Carolina men's soccer head coach Carlos Somoano has announced his squad's spring schedule of eight matches, including a 6 p.m. game March 25 in Cary with the Carolina Railhawks. The Tar Heels will open their spring season with a doubleheader in Richmond, Va., March 17 with the Richmond Spiders (3 p.m.) and the USL's Richmond Kickers (7 p.m.)
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