Published: Aug 18, 2012 07:00 AM
Modified: Aug 20, 2012 10:57 AM
Monstars win city basketball title
They had to go into double overtime Tuesday night at Rashkis Gym before the Chapel Hill Monstars came away with the championship of the Rec Department's 16-18 basketball league.
The Monstars won 51-49 in the final against the previously undefeated and No. 1 seeded Unicorns, who were led by Chapel High standout Andrew Grant. The champs finished 9-2, with both losses coming in regular-season play to the Unicorns (9-1).
The Monstars are made up of nine 2012 Carrboro High School graduates, one rising junior at CHS and a former Jaguar who now attends Brewster (N.H.) Academy.
They were an eclectic mix at Carrboro High: playing varsity soccer, lacrosse, golf, baseball and swimming, with only one actual CHS varsity basketball player. They will be attending: Colby, UNC, N.C. State, Appalachian State and Cortland (N.Y.) State next semester. Jaguars seek new high school coaches
Carrboro High School has posted openings for three head coaching positions in winter and spring sports: swimming, men's lacrosse and softball. Interested applicants should contact Carrboro High School athletics director April Ross at email@example.com or 919-918-2200, ext. 25023
.B&B, 300 tied at top of the table in Carrboro
Bread & Butter gained a small measure of revenge as the fall season of co-rec softball got underway, defeating spring champion Ghost Riders 8-6 in the Carrboro league's first game. Ghost Riders had beaten B&B in the tournament championship final back in June.
A couple of weeks after the season-opener, Ghost Riders edged perennial contender 300 East Main Street by a 6-5 score, and the 300 in turn defeated Bread & Butter, 17-4 on Aug. 14, leaving every team in the balanced league with at least one loss just one month into the schedule.
After the games of Aug. 14, B&B and 300 East Main were tied at the top of the leagues standings at 3-1. Ghost Riders was 3-2, while the improved Southern Rail team was 2-2. Fightin' Squids and the inaugural 2nd Wind team were both 1-2, and the Fighting Pinecones were 0-3.Lillie to captain St. Mary's XC team
St. Mary's College senior Margaret Lillie of Carrboro will serve for the second straight year as a captain of the Seahawks' cross-country team. The daughter of Kathryn and Chris Lillie, she ran on three of Chapel Hill High School's state championship teams in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Lillie has been a member of the Capital Athletics Conference's All-Academic Team each of the previous two years at the Maryland school, and she was a top-seven runner in every meet last year.Barker & Buck win in CGA four ball event
Golfers Terry Barker and Gary Buck of Chapel Hill had a busy and successful tour of the Grand Strand last week.
Monday, they paired to shoot a 4-under-par 68 to tie for third place in the Carolinas Golf Associations Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach.
Tuesday, Barker and Buck did even better, with a 67 in the CGA's Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Arcadian Shores Golf Club in Myrtle Beach. They finished first with both the low-gross score and low net (62) after handicaps were calculated.
Thomas Oxenfeld and Charles McKeever of Ocean Isle, who won the Monday event, were second on Tuesday.YMCA closes pool area for cleaning
The pool, sauna, steamroom and whirlpool, as well as locker rooms in the YMCA's building at 940 Martin Luther King Blvd. will be closed Aug. 25 - Sept. 3 for maintenance and cleaning. YMCA member still can swim at Y at Meadowmont. W.E. Warnock
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