Fever takes Catawba lacrosse regional
The Carolina Fever lacrosse club traveled recently to Rock Hill, S.C., where it played in a southeastern regional tournament with teams from Florida, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. Fever Blue went 5-0 in the regional, finished first in their pool and won the tournament championship with a 12-6 victory over the Excell (S.C.) Storm.
Carolina Fevers lineup features five players from East Chapel Hill Cassie Watters, Quin Cullen, Christine Kolk, Madeline Futch and Bailey DeMuth Carrboros Briana Merrigan and Chloe Lewis from Durham Academy.
Theyre continuing their summer tour with a trip this weekend in the Capitol Cup in Boyds, Md.Fisher, Pelland win in four-ball tournament
Chapel Hill golfer Michael Fisher and Hillsboroughs Kirk Pelland combined to card a 33-3568 last Monday at Bentwinds Golf and Country Club in Fuquay-Varina to tie for first in the Carolinas Golf Associations Senior Four-Ball Tournament. Fisher and Pelland led at the turn but John and Julian Bunn of Raleigh caught them on the back nine with a score of 34-3468.
Grady Strickland of Chapel Hill teamed up with George Kress of Southern Pines for a 79 and a share of ninth place in the tournaments Super Senior Division.GoHeels.com to relaunch website
Carolina Athletics will relaunch its renovated website on July 1, renaming the site GoHeels.com. It will contain all the content of TarHeelBlue.com plus some new features.
UNC retained the naming rights to the GoHeels.com almost 10 years ago after the privately owned fan site with that name, edited by former CHN sports editor Eddy Landreth, was shut down.Cedar Falls renovations being reconsidered
The Chapel Hill Town Council last week adjusted its proposed budget for recreation.
A line item for $300,000, designated for the towns renovation of bathrooms at Cedar Falls Park, was reduced to $250,000. The $50,000 reduction will be moved over to much needed improvements for the tennis courts at Ephesus Park and Phillips School.
The Cedar Falls project includes demolition and replacement of the existing building with a larger one that is ADA compliant and can accommodate concession sales.
The council will take up final approval of the budget after it receives a report on construction bids on the project.Sharks and Piranhas clash
The combined Country Club-Ridgewood pool team came away with lots of wins from last weekends Summer Swim League meet with Hollow Rock-Sportsplex-Stoneridge. But the HRSS team won even more firsts, thanks in large part to its edge in the relays.
Individual triple winners, all of them from CCR, included Connor Guest (15-18 Boys 50 freestyle, butterfly and backstroke), Ben Millar (13-14 Boys 100 IM, 50 fly and 50 breaststroke), and Catherine Trusky (9-10 Girls 25 free, breaststroke and back).
Double winners from CCR included: Diego Bennet, Zoe Brader-Araje, Maya Levin, Nicholas Mallett, Laura Naylor and Claire Parker.
Double winners from HRSS included: Lucca Battaglini, Emma Helmich, Abigail Lloyd, Justin Lloyd, Owen Lloyd, Sarah Nelson, Benjamin Page, Kristen Wade, Gabe Walker and Ryan Weaver.Apex Legion downs North Chatham
North Chathams Senior Legion baseball team struggled a bit after taking a break following local high school graduations. After Eastern Randolph cancelled what would have been the Tar Heels first game in 11 days, North Chatham lost three games to Apex 4-0 Tuesday, 4-2 on Wednesday and then a brutal 12-4 loss Thursday.
North Chatham closed the conference series with Apex on Friday night (in a game too late for todays Chapel Hill News.)
"We really need to win one to stay in the conference race," North Chatham Manager Rick Parks said Friday morning, noting that the top four teams in their division will qualify for state playoffs.
In a pair of non-conference games, North Chatham plays 7 p.m. Monday at Durham Riverside and then hosts Eastern Randolph at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Heels last conference series is a three-game set June 27-29-30 versus Garner.
Meanwhile, the South Chatham Junior Legion team won five straight to pull its record up to 10-9. The win streak includes double-header decisions of 7-1 and 6-1 Tuesday against Tri-County at Oxford Webb, plus a 12-0 shutout of Ravenscroft on Wednesday. The South team next plays at 8 p.m. Monday in Creedmoor.
The North Chatham Junior Legion team has won four of its last six, despite a 7-1 road loss Thursday to the Cary Bulls. After a weekend series with Durham, including a 7 p.m. game tonight at Riverside, the North team plays at Creedmoor at 6 p.m. Monday as part of a double-header involving the North team, hosts Creedmoor at Chapel Hill High at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and then visits Raleighs Leesville Road Blue at 7 p.m. Wednesday.