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Club juniors win NC-USTA title
The Chapel Hill Country Club tennis team of Jonathan Baddour, Cody Benton, Will Covington and Miller Roessler won the USTA’s N.C. Junior team championship earlier this month in Fayetteville.
More than 500 juniors competed in the tournament on July 20. Coached by Lindsay Benton, Derek Boone, Jarrod Randle and Jaime Montalvo, the Chapel Hill team went 4-0 in matches at Highland Country Club to win the 8-and-under NC-USTA title.
“We are so proud of our juniors and also tennis professional Lindsay Benton, who has developed a world-class program with a great team of instructors to guide the way,” commented CHCC General Manager Don Hunter. “This is a great testimonial to the Chapel Hill Country Club’s commitment to Junior tennis.”
Debo, Evans heading to Brunswick CC
The Carolina 3A Conference baseball player of the year, Nick Debo of Orange High School, has opted to delay any Division I plans by signing to play next year at Brunswick Community College. Debo, an outfielder who also made two all-state teams this year, led the Panther starters in hitting with a .441 average and a team-high 35 RBI.
Debo will join fellow OHS alum Jon Evans, who recorded 11 saves in 18 pitching appearances last spring.
Fellow Panthers Andrew Toney and Brandon Wood will play at Greensboro College.
Locals beat the heat
Chapel Hillians did well in the Beat the Heat 5K road race in Winston-Salem, where Brock Baker finished second overall in 15 minutes, 29 seconds. Bobby Mack of Raleigh won in 14:35.
Bobby Torphy of Chapel Hill was fifth in 15:53, just ahead of Kaleb Keyserling in sixth in 15:56.
Kathy Ailene Lloyd of Chapel Hill was third among masters females with her time of 24:27.
East Chapel Hill tryouts
East Chapel Hill High School has announced starting practice times for most fall sports teams. All students trying out must bring a copy of a current physical exam and consent forms.
Football’s first practice is 7-11 a.m. today. Direct questions to Coach Jon Sherman at 239-398-5823.
Field hockey will host conditioning drills 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday near the softball fields, before tryouts Aug. 5-9. More information from Coach Susan Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls’ golf tryouts began Tuesday and end today at 5 p.m. at Chapel Hill Country Club. Practices will begin at 5 p.m. each Thursday at the CHCC driving range. Contact coach Henry Essey for more information.
Boys’ soccer tryouts are 8-10 a.m. at the stadium and 6-8 p.m. at the western practices fields, Aug. 1, 2 and 5. Email the coach at email@example.com for more information.
Volleyball: 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Aug. 5-6. Contact Coach Michelle Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cheer team hold its initial meeting and workouts on Aug. 7. Direct questions to coach Katie Farrish at 919-969-2482 ext. 27152.
Thwai, McPeak help N.C. win Clash of the Carolinas
Former Carrboro High School and Mebane Youth Soccer Association teammates Thar Thwai and Mike McPeak helped North Carolina beat South Carolina 2-0 in the Clash of the Carolinas earlier this month at Blackbaud Stadium in Daniel Island, S.C.
Carrboro coach Mark Kadlecik and MYSA ( http://mebanesoccer.us) coach Tagbo Ekwueme-Okoli were on hand as the North Carolina team extended its series lead to 3-1-3.
McPeak will play next season at Newberry College and Thwai will play at Catawba College.
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