Published: Mar 16, 2013 06:00 AM
Modified: Mar 15, 2013 11:26 PM
Red Wolves, Orange will ‘Think Pink’ in April
Cedar Ridge and Orange high schools have decided to dedicate their April 24 softball and baseball games to fighting pediatric cancer.
The non-conference contests at Orange will be both a “Think Pink” and “Basebald” event.
Fans are invited to attend the quadruple-header at Orange High, starting with the JV softball and baseball teams playing at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity teams at 7 p.m.
The baseball players will shave their heads after the game to show their support for kids fighting cancer. (No, the girls will not shave their heads, but they will be wearing pink to show their support.)
Last year, the Cedar Ridge and Orange JV and varsity baseball teams set a goal to raise $1,700 for the Vs. Cancer Foundation, and they shattered that mark by collecting $8,917. So this year, they’ve set the goal at $9,000, and they’ve been joined in the cause by their respective schools’ softball teams.
Donations and pledges are welcome at www.stayclassy.org/
. Color the Hill 5K, Fun Run set for April
Speaking of colors …
The “Color the Hill 5K and Fun Run” have been scheduled for April 13, beginning at 10 a.m. at Finley Fields.
Runners should plan on starting the run with a white T-shirt. Along the 5K course, they will encounter five color stations – green, purple, yellow, pink and blue – where they will be spritzed with non-toxic colored powder. (Extra color packets will be for sale on-site.)
The proceeds from the run will benefit three local nonprofits: the Academy of Information Technology of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, A Drink For Tomorrow and the SKJAJA Fund.
Register for the run at ColortheHill.com. The registration fees are $35 for participants age 11 and older. Participants who pay the $35 registration fee will receive a cool Color the Hill race T-shirt, sunglasses, race number, color packet to use at the finish line or after party, and a warm fuzzy feeling from donating to local charities.
Kids ages 5 to 10 are $15 with a paying adult and get sunglasses, race number, and color packet. And children under 5 are free. If you have questions, please contact info@ColorTheHill.com
.Former Wildcats doing well at Guilford
Wednesday was a good day for former East Chapel Hill lacrosse players. Chandler Zirkle notched a goal and an assist Wednesday afternoon in Guilford College’s 13-5 lacrosse victory over visiting Farmingdale State College. That night, former Wildcat Courtney Morsberger scored a goal in Guilford College’s 21-8 Old Dominion Athletic Conference win at Randolph College.
Both Zirkle and Morsberger are sophomores at Guilford.
The Quaker men were 4-2 and the women 5-1 after Wednesday’s wins.TUSA’s Barcelona wins a wild one in Richmond
Barcelona, the Triangle United Soccer Association’s U11 Classic Gold Team, more than got its money’s worth for registering to play in the Jefferson Cup tournament March 8-10 in Richmond, Va., earlier this month.
Barcelona went 3-0 in pool play – twice coming from behind to win – and earned a berth in the finals against Bethesda (Md.) BSC Orange.
The TUSA team eventually won the Jefferson Cup title game March 10, but not before tying 1-1 in regulation, playing two overtime periods and then surviving multiple penalty kicks shootouts.
Barcelona was down 0-3 in the first set of PKs, inducing the head official to mistakenly declare Bethesda the winner. Barcelona had taken just two kicks at that point, and TUSA coach Ricky Santibanez had to convince the official to correct his call. After goalkeeper Freddy Stanley blocked Bethesda’s fourth and fifth tries, Barcelona proceeded to make the next three to tie the shootout at 3-3.
Joey Stanley, Max Service, Jack Ciocca, Luka Noronha and Brandon Garcia all scored PKs for Barcelona as the TUSA side won the sudden-death shootout after nine kicks. Staff writer W.E. Warnock
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