Names & Notes

Ultimate Frisbee teams head to nationals

August 6, 2013 

Names & Notes

Ultimate Frisbee teams from North Carolina head to nationals

Next weekend, 96 teenagers from the Triangle area will be in Minnesota playing in the Ultimate Frisbee Youth Club Championships. These 96 teenagers range from rising eighth graders to college sophomores and comprise four different teams: a men’s under-16 team, two men’s under-19 teams and one women’s under-19 team.

The North Carolina groups include members of the Saga club team that recently won the Southern regionals, a tournament attended by teams from the southeast U.S.

Also included are members from the high school teams of Carolina Friends, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and East Chapel Hill. CFS won last springs state high school championship. CHHS was runner-up and East Chapel Hill nabbed fourth in the tournament. A team from St. Thomas More won fifth place.

Ultimate Frisbee is played in many middle and high schools in the area as a club sport, and leagues run by Triangle Youth Ultimate League are open to anyone.

For more information about Ultimate, see www.tyul.org.

To learn more about the Youth Club Championships, held Aug. 10-11 in Blaine, Minn., go to www.usaultimate.org and click on “follow the action” for all the results.

East Chapel Hill’s Wood chosen to coach 2014 NCCA girls basketball

Michelle Wood of East Chapel Hill and Toni Vick of East Wake are among the coaches selected to coach in next summer’s East-West all-star games in Greensboro, the North Carolina Coaches Association announced last Friday.

Wood will be the head coach of the East girls basketball team and Vick will serve as assistant coach.

This summer’s games feature three local players: Carrboro’s Diamond Tyson and Chapel Hill’s Anthony Van Hook in basketball, and Thar Thwai in men’s soccer.

A complete list released by the NCCA can be found at blogs.newsobserver.com/prepsnow/.

Toney plays in CCSSL’s Seniors Showcase baseball game

The best baseball players from across the state who participated in the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League this season were chosen to play in a showcase event last week. The lineups included pitcher Jordan Toney, who threw for the “National” team in the game played at Duke University’s Jack Coombs Stadium.

The top rising seniors, like Toney, played in the Seniors Game; juniors and sophomores were in the Futures Game.

Toney, a lefthander, went 6-1 last spring for the Panther, finishing with a 2.61 ERA.

Grant, Barry advance to AAU Junior Olympics in field hockey

Based on their play in the recent Futures National Championship Field Hockey tournament in Virginia beach, Julia Grant and Lakin Barry were selected to play in the AAU Junior Olympics Field Hockey Tournament, held last weekend, Aug. 3-4, at the University of Michigan. Grant’s team won silver and Barry’s team won bronze.

Grant is a rising freshman at Chapel Hill High School, and Barry is a rising sophomore at Durham Academy.

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