McCrory diving on world stageThe FINA Diving World Series continued this weekend with the second leg of the invitation-only competition taking East Chapel Hill alum Nick McCrory to the Water Cube in Beijing. Fridays action in Beijing saw McCrory and Purdues David Boudia compete in the mens 10-meter synchronized event, where they finished with 417.81 points in the final to finish sixth, matching their sixth-place finish on the platform in Dubai one week ago.
Wildcats win 4th straightJohn Page went 3-for-4 at the plate Thursday with an RBI double to lead East Chapel Hills 11-hit performance at Northern Durham for a 3-2 conference win. Alex Moore scattered four hits over five innings of relief, striking out four Knights, to notch a win. Henry Branson and Bennett Byerley both went 2-4, with Branson getting a double, as East (5-3, 4-0) won its fourth straight PAC-6 game.
Jaguars finish 1-2 in golf matchesSam Bradley of Southern Lee carded a 9-hole score of 37 Thursday to edge Carrboros Kaleb Lester and Northwoods Jordan McClamroch by one shot and led the Bulls to a two-stroke victory over Carrboro in a high school golf match at The Preserve. The Jaguars, shooting 162 as a team, also got top-10 finishes from Ben Padden (40) and Adam Tobias (41). Northwood, at 176, finished 16 in back of the Bulls. Two days before in a Carolina 2A match at Chapel Ridge, Carrboro and Cedar Ridge tied for first with 167 totals, followed by South Granville (186), Northwood (187) and Granville Central (211). McClamroch, Lester and Centrals Jonathan Price tied for medalist honors at 39. Matt Braxton of Cedar Ridge and Padden tied for fourth at 40. Northwoods Destin Barnes (41) was sixth, Cedar Ridges Preston Jacobs(42) seventh and South Granvilles Corey Johnson (43) eighth. Carrboros Sam Brighton and Hanson Elkins tied with Ben Braxton of Cedar Ridge for ninth, all of them at 44.
ECH lacrosse sticks CarrboroBaxter Perkins recorded five goals and an assist Tuesday to lead East Chapel Hill in a 13-12 win in boys lacrosse at Carrboro. Ryan Dotson had three goals and two assists while Leo Moran had three goals and one assist as East (4-3, 3-1) won its third straight. Ian Levin added two goals and matched Dan Vepezianos game-high three assists. Despite five goals from Alex Knapp, Carrboro (5-3, 3-1) saw a five-win streak snapped and dropped into a tie with East for second behind Chapel Hill in NCHSAA Conference 5.
CHHS, East net more winsMax Smith, Josh George, Drew Clary and James Huang all went 2-0 in singles last week, giving up just 13 games total in two matches, as East Chapel Hill beat Person 9-0 and Northern Durham 8-1 to stay undefeated (6-0) in PAC-6 tennis matches. The Wildcats improved to 9-2 overall. Chapel Hill was just as impressive in blanking Northern Vance 9-0 for a Carolina-6 win that improved CHHS to 5-3 overall. Chris Chang, Aaron Weber, Bryan Zhang, Ethan Westdorp, Stuart Howes and Jake Buckley gave up just six games total in sweeping the singles.
Strickland finishes 9thGrady Strickland of Chapel Hill teamed with George Kress of Southern Pines to shoot 78 and finish ninth last week in the Super Seniors flight of the Carolinas Golf Associations Senior Four-Ball One-Day Tournament at Camden Country Club in South Carolina.
Frazier earns Webb AwardTerry Frazier of Roanoke Rapids High School has been named as the NCHSAAs 2012 Toby Webb Coach of the Year for boys sports. Frazier has coached mens and womens soccer as well as mens basketball at Roanoke Rapids, and during the 2009-10 year all three won conference championships. His soccer teams have a combined record of 729-117-24. Hes also the father of Northwood basketball coach Russ Frazier. Chapel Hill volleyball and basketball coach Sherry Norris was announced earlier as the Toby Webb female coach of the year.