Tigers to tee off in Golf ClassicThe Chapel Hill High School Booster Club will host the 2012 Tiger Open Golf Classic on Saturday, April 14, at the Challenge Golf Club in Graham. All proceeds will benefit CHHS athletic programs.The individual entry fee is $100 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available.Event-day registration begins at 11:30 a.m. April 14 at the course, located at 1179 Challenge Drive in Graham. That will be followed by a lunch and driving-range practice.The four-person Captains Choice tournament begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. Appetizers and refreshments will be available as players finish, and the day wraps up with a raffle drawing and team prizes.For more information, or to pre-register, see bit.ly/H7YPSy.
The 'Cats come backThe undefeated Wakefield boys tennis team streaked to its 10th straight victory Monday when it pounded traditional tennis power East Chapel Hill 8-1.Wakefield was not in the N.C. Tennis Association preseason poll, but shot up to No. 2 after defeating 2011 4A champion Broughton. Winston-Salem Reynolds leads the poll, and Broughton is No. 3. East Chapel Hill is No. 7.The Cats (11-4) bounced back from that loss to Wakefield and jumbled up its ladder some Tuesday as East pounded Riverside. Carl Solik, Jack Devonport, Ondrej Drobny, Robert Bond, Sam Perelman and Kunal Desai all picked up straight-sets wins in the 9-0 team victory. The Cats blew out a good Ravenscroft team 8-1 on Wednesday, with Max Smith, Josh George, Drew Clary, James Huang and Devonport all won in straight sets.
CHHS nets two more victoriesMeanwhile, Chapel Hill improved to 9-4 overall with a pair of Carolina-6 tennis wins 8-1 over Northern Vance on Monday and then 9-0 Wednesday against Oxford Webb.Aaron Weber, Bryan Zhang, Garcian DCruz, Ethan Westdorp and Andy Gillespie all swept their singles matches for the week, while Alex Walker won against Webb and Chris Chang notched a singles win against Northern Vance. All together, the Tigers went 168-25 in games played in two matches.
Beja-Glasser makes the grade at HolyokeMount Holyoke College field hockey players recently named to the 2011 NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes were required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2011 academic year.A sophomore in South Hadley, Beja-Glasser and the rest of the Lyons also were recognized by the NFHCA for achieving a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester.
Jaguars readying for CHHS laxPrepping for Friday nights showdown with Chapel Hill, Carrboro improved to 7-4 in boys lacrosse with a 12-4 win over Cedar Ridge on Tuesday and then 17-4 in a non-conference game at Roxboro Community School on Wednesday.
Lester, Carrboro win at OcconeecheeCarrboros Kaleb Lester carded an even-par 36 to tie Cedar Ridges Matt Braxton for first and led the Jaguars to an eight-stroke win over the Red Wolves in a nine-hole Carolina 2A Conference golf match played Tuesday at Occoneechee Golf Club in Hillsborough.Carrboro won with a score of 165, followed by Cedar Ridge (173), Northwood (192), South Granville (194) and Granville Central (206).Ben Braxton of Cedar Ridge was third with a 40, while Carrboros Ben Padden and Jonathan Price of Granville Central tie for fourth at 41. Zach Hepp of Carrboro and Northwoods Jordan McClamroch both shot 43. South Granvilles Corey Johnson and Carrboros Sam Brighton and Adam Tobias all came in at 45 to round out the top 10.