Published: Jan 29, 2013 06:02 PM
Modified: Jan 29, 2013 06:03 PM
Williams going the distance
Former Northwood Charger Eric Williams is having a good indoor track season for UNC Greensboro. Last Friday at the Hokie Invitational at Virginia Tech, Williams ran the anchor leg of the Spartans’ distance medley that took second with a time of 10:29.98. They finished 10 seconds behind Charlotte’s winning team (10:19.29).
Last year, Williams earned All-Freshman honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships, finishing 12th overall in a time of 10:03.55, and earned All-SoCon Academic Honors.DBAP opens ticket sales for 2013
Local baseball fans also can buy tickets for the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship tournament at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park offices. The ACC Baseball Championship will be played May 22-26 at the DBAP.
Full tournament passes are now on sale for $130.
The DBAP also has opened sales on the 2013 Durham Bulls season.
The Durham Bulls begin the 2013 International League season on the road before returning to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on April 8 for their home opener against the Gwinnett Braves.
Tickets are on sale at durhambulls.com
, the DBAP ticket office, or by phone at 919-956-2855.Ingram helps the 49ers
Former Chapel Hill Tiger Denzel Ingram scored 12 points last week as the Charlotte 49ers gave Xavier (11-7, 4-1) its first loss in the Atlantic-10 Conference. Charlotte took a 63-57 win in Halton Arena.
The 49ers have gone 10-1 at home but have struggled some on the road, where they’re 3-3 after an 84-52 loss at George Washington.
Ingram has been solid as a true freshman starter at Charlotte. Playing at point guard, the former all-state standout for CHHS has averaged 6.2 points, 1.4 assists and one steal per game.
Charlotte (16-4 overall, 4-2 in the A-10) is one-half game out of first place in the league behind Virginia Commonwealth and is tied with VCU (16-4) for the best overall record among the league’s members.MYSA Comets, Dynamo on top
Two Mebane U12 boys teams recently finished exceptional runs in the N.C. Youth Soccer Association. The Comets and Dynamo of the Mebane Youth Soccer Association finished first and second, respectively, in the NCYSA’s Second Division Fall Season. They competed against teams from Knightdale, Chapel Hill, Johnston County, Fuquay-Varina, and Roanoke Rapids.
The undefeated Comets ran away with first place with an 11-0-1 record for 34 points. They scored 53 goals and only gave up 18. The Dynamo finished 7-2-3 with 24 points, scoring 47 goals and giving up 23. In their lone head-to-head match up in November, the Comets prevailed 3-2.
The Comets and Dynamo also did well in tournaments. Both teams attended the Burlington Soccer Club Shootout over the Columbus Day weekend. The Comets won their group while the Dynamo finished second in theirs. The teams combined forces to show well at three other tournaments, winning the Triangle United Soccer Classic at Chapel Hill in August and showing well at events put on by Greensboro United Soccer in August and the Capitol Area Soccer League in November.
Stand out players for the Comets included: Macoy Wood, Luke Burnette, Ozvaldo Lopez, Jordi Trejo, Julio Garcia-Lopez, Jay Castillo, Macon Pickard, Kevin Rios, Elliott Hester, and Jack Morgans.
Dynamo standouts included: Cameron Michalski, Jayden Velez, Macon Lawrence, Nate Lliteras, Alex Burke, Luke Hawks, Jalen Dikes, Alex Kreider, Isaiah Locklear, Ewan McCallum, Jon Buck, and R.J. Pherribo.
The Mebane Youth Soccer Association ( mebanesoccer.us
) provides a variety of programs to youth in Orange, Alamance and surrounding counties.