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September 13, 2013 

East hockey will host Carrboro

Marissa Creatore notched a hat trick last Tuesday as East Chapel Hill’s field hockey team picked up a 4-0 victory at Mt. Tabor. Farell Guest added a goal for the Wildcats, who improved to 5-1. Addie Agatucci and Caroline Kolk each assisted on one goal.

Kila Hancock had two goals and assisted on a score by Amy Smith to help the East JVs defeat Mt. Tabor 3-1. Cassidy Fowler assisted on one of Smith’s goals.

After a game Wednesday at Durham Riverside, East Chapel Hill will host Carrboro in a match of local rivals on Thursday. East is the five-time defending N.C. Field Hockey Association champion, while Carrboro made an appearance in last year’s NCFHA state playoff semifinals.

Carrboro (6-4) is coming off an 8-0 shutout Tuesday of Durham Riverside. Maddie Smith, Kate Wood and Emily Perou each got two goals against the Pirates, while Alex Grant and Grace Atkins each had one.

Local PP&K winners set for sectional

Eight young athletes earned spots in the upcoming NFL Punt Pass and Kick sectionals by winning the local PP&K competition Sept. 8 at Anderson Park in Carrboro.

The winners were: Cooper Jacobson (males 6-7); Jameson Pegues (males 8-9); Elijah Ayankoya (males 10-11); Chase Cash (males 12-13); Nicholas Heath (males 14-15); Ashley Pegues (females 6-7); Summer Marold (females 8-9); and Jamie Marold (females 10-11).

They’re qualified for the NFL Punt Pass and Kick sectional competition to be held Oct. 26 in Greensboro. Winners of the Piedmont sectional will be pooled with other sectional winners from North Carolina and South Carolina, and the top finishers of that grouping will advance to participate in a regional at a Carolina Panthers game later this season.

Wildcats unbeaten in PAC-6 tennis

East Chapel Hill’s fall tennis team extended its PAC-6 winning streak with a pair of shutouts last Thursday against Hillside. Playing pro sets in the double-header, the Wildcats won 9-0 and 6-0 without giving up a game. Rain precluded doubles in the second match.

In the first match, East’s Caroline Pope, Brooke Pritchard, Rainie Heck, Meghana Holegadde, Iskra Joksimovic and Mackenzie Bright all recorded 8-0 wins in singles.

The teams of Kiri Schulz-Lily Smith, Jocelyn Reckford-Caroline McClanahan and Jasmine Sessions-Sarah McMahon all won their doubles 8-0. Coach Lindsey Linker rotated her lineup for the second match, where Reckford, Schulz, Smith, Sessions, McClanahan and McMahon all won their singles 8-0.

East Chapel Hill improved to 11-3 overall, 5-0 in PAC-6 matches, while Hillside fell to 0-5. The Wildcats play a PAC-6 match at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Jordan before hosting longtime rival Raleigh Broughton in a nonconference match at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Chapel Hill nets win in Henderson

Chapel Hill High picked up a Big-8 tennis win last week with a 6-3 victory at Northern Vance. 6-3 at Northern Vance. The Tigers dropped the singles matches at No. 1 and 2, but got straight-set wins from Morgan Alderman, Louisa Fine, Leslie Shannon and Joy Stouffer for a 4-2 lead.

Alderman-Rachel Thomas and Stouffer-Thais Therrien sealed the team victory for CHHS with doubles wins.

CHHS volleyball bounces back

The Chapel Hill High School volleyball team bounced back from a surprising 3-1 loss at Cedar Ridge by winning three matches last week – 3-1 at home against Carrboro on Monday, 3-1 at home Tuesday against Orange and then 3-0 on the road at Northern Vance. That brought the Tigers’ record up to 9-4 overall and 4-1 in conference matches.

Perry Ramsey had a double-double at Northern Vance with 18 kills and 10 digs, while Katharine Esterley had 12 kills. Annie Linker made a game-high 36 assists to go with her seven digs. Jadey MacDonald made 13 digs and Natalie Ragazzo made 11 digs. Catherine Romaine contributed eight kills and two solo blocks.

300 East Main improves to 9-0

Extending its win streak to nine games, 300 East Main Street (9-0) walloped the Steamrollers 15-1 last Thursday to stay unbeaten and in first place in the Carrboro Co-Rec Softball league standings.

Fightin’ Squids (5-3) stayed in second place by downing Bread & Butter 15-3 last Tuesday, the Squids’ only game of the week.

That made it possible for Ghost Riders to pick up a half game on Fightin’ Squids by recording two wins last week. Ghost Riders defeated the Steamrollers 22-5 on Tuesday and then Bread & Butter 9-1 on Thursday.

That second win gave Ghost Riders (4-5) sole possession of third place, while B&B (3-6) dropped into fourth. The Steamrollers were still in fifth place with a 1-8 record.

W.E. Warnock, The Chapel Hill News

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