Published: Jan 05, 2013 06:00 PM
Modified: Jan 06, 2013 12:12 PM
Duncan wins honors at NUC All-American Game
Chapel Hill High School’s Alex Duncan won the Senior Defensive Back Award at last month’s National Underclassmen North vs. South All American Game.
One NUC game organizer said after a practice leading up to the game that “Alex Duncan may have caught more passes than some of the receivers in practice today.”
Duncan played safety for the South team, helping it to a 35-22 victory in the NUC game played in late December in Myrtle Beach. Duncan had multiple tackles and intercepted one pass that he returned to the North’s 12-yard line, setting up a touchdown three plays later by Drew Gibson of Peach State (Ga.) for a 28-16 lead.
The NUC’s post-game wrapup said Duncan “has the heart of a lion and the work ethic of a medieval stone mason. … He is the perfect fit for the Naval Academy and should have a successful career on the football field and as an officer.”Orange Library to host wellness sessions
The Orange County Main Library will start 2013 by focusing on health with a series of wellness-related events throughout January.
Kids and their caregivers are invited to Move Your Body at story times on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and Healthy Habits at story times on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Story times are for ages 1-2 at 10 a.m., and ages 3-5 at 11 a.m.Hatchell, Fedora invited to speak at RSC
UNC Women’s Head Basketball Coach, Sylvia Hatchell will be the guest speaker at the Raleigh Sports Club on Jan. 9, and UNC Football Coach Larry fedora will be the club’s guest speaker on Feb. 27.
The RSC meets at Highland United Methodist Church, located at 1901 Ridge Road at the intersection of Lake Boone Trail, just inside the I-40 / 440 Beltline. Meetings begin with a buffet luncheon that opens at 11:30 a.m.
The meetings are open to the public, and guest fee for each meeting is $25, but memberships for the remainder of the school year have been reduced to $30 with a meeting fee of $15.
For more information, see www.raleighsportsclub.org
.Chapel Hill Sports Club host Meaders
Harlis Meaders, in his first year as head coach of the University of North Carolina’s cross-country and track programs, will be the guest speaker at the January meeting of the Chapel Hill Sports Club.
The next CHSC meeting is scheduled for noon Wednesday, Jan. 23, beginning with a luncheon, in Squid’s Restaurant at the corner of Fordham Blvd. and Elliott Road.
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.Twomey-Kozak triumphs in the Tiger Classic
Orange High School’s Jack Twomey-Kozak won the 138-pound weight class at Chapel Hill High School’s Tiger Holiday Classic, making him the only Triangle wrestler to win a title in the 37-team tournament. David Peters Logue of Orange was the runner-up in the 160-pound class at the tournament, which annually draws top teams from the Carolinas and elsewhere along the Eastern Seaboard.
Orange finished a highly respectable third in the team standings with 155.5 points, again the top finish for a 3A team.
Fayetteville Jack Britt won with 188.5 points, and team runner-up Creekview (Ga.) had 158.5.
Led by Alex Colson’s fifth-place finish at 285 pounds, Chapel Hill was 23rd with 57 points. Stephen Dreher earned sixth place in the 120 class to help Carrboro finish 28th with 47.5, and East Chapel Hill was 35th with 10 points.Panthers do well in Cary’s tournament
One week before he won in Chapel Hill, Jack Twomey-Kozak (138 pounds) and teammate David Peters-Logue (160) won their respective weight classes to help the Panthers finish seventh in the USMC Sgt. Mark Adams Memorial Tournament at Cary High School. Teammates Joe Scott (106) and Anderson Pope (145) reached the consolation finals.
Orange finished with 138 points, making it the top 3A team behind a slough of 4A programs in the annual gathering of elite programs. Lake Norman won with 187.5 points, followed by Lexington of South Carolina (169.5), Cary Panther Creek (167), Wilmington Laney (163), Holly Springs (155) and Cary (141.5).
Orange’s Carolina-6 Conference rival Cardinal Gibbons finished in 28th place with 19 points.